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  • RENA BRANSTEN - MINNESOTA STREET PROJECT

    CONVENT ARTS COLLECTIVE

    07.22.16

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    Rena Bransten Gallery: Lawrence Ferlinghetti - Love & War

    Comment by AB: Let's put it this way... Laurence Ferlinghetti has earned the right to paint. Always poignant, no words minced.

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    Art about war by Lawrence Ferlinghetti at Rena Bransten Gallery.

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    Lawrence Ferlinghetti art about love.

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    Textual art by Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

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    Lawrence Ferlinghetti art.

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    The scream, sort of, by Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

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    Lawrence Ferlinghetti art.

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    Head count - Lawrence Ferlinghetti art show at Rena Bransten Gallery.

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    Minnesota Street Project: San Francisco Art Book Fair 2016

    Partial list of exhibitors: [ 2nd floor projects ] (SF); 2NC Books/Motto (LA/Berlin); 2nd Cannons Publications (LA); 6 Decades Books (SF); 871 Fine Arts (SF); The Aesthetic Union (SF); Altman Siegel (SF); Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books (PDX); ARTBOOK | D.A.P. (NY); Atelier Éditions Publisher (LA); Basement (SF); Capricious Publisher (NY); Casemore Kirkeby (SF); Colpa (SF); Container Corps (PDX); Creative Growth Art Center (OAK); Darin Klein (LA); Deadbeat Club (LA); Disorder Press (SF/NOLA); Division Leap (PDX); Eggy Press (Berkeley); Electric Works (SF); Endless Editions (NY); Et Al Publications (SF); ExtraCurricular Press (SF); Franchise Magazine (CA); Gallery 16 (SF); Hamburger Eyes (LA); Hesse Press (LA); Houseboat Press (SF); The Ice Plant (LA); Inventory Press (NY); John DeMerritt Bookbinding (CA); Kadist (SF); Kayrock Screenprinting (NY); Kunstcapades (SF); The Lab (SF); Land and Sea (OAK); Last Gasp (SF); Little Big Man Books (LA); Little Paper Planes (SF); Louis Schmidt (LA); Mack Books (UK); Mandujano_Cell (LA); McSweeney's (SF); modlitbooks (SF); Monograph Bookwerks (PDX); Never Press (LA); New Documents (LA); Night Diver Press (OAK); Owl Cave Books (SF); Paper Monument (LA); Park Life (SF); People I've Loved (OAK); Peradam (NY); Pier 24 Photography (SF); The Posters (LA); Publication Studio Oakland (OAK); RAM Publications + Distribution (LA); Ratio 3 (SF); RE/Search Publications (SF); RITE Editions (SF); SFAQ (SF); SFMOMA (SF); Southern Exposure (SF); Steven Leiber Basement (SF); Stripe SF/Jon Sueda (CA); TBW Books (OAK); The THING Quarterly (SF); Tiny Splendor (OAK/Berkeley); Um Yeah Arts (CA); Unity Press (SF); Unpiano Books (NY); Vacancy Projects (LA); Visible Publications (SF); YBCA (SF).

    Comment by AB: This is one of the best art events I've been to in a while. It's billed as an art book fair, but it's bigger than that. 85 exhibitors from around the country show their small press books, posters, prints, fashion, photographs, art, objects, vintage memorabilia, curios and oddities of all kinds. The fair lasts the weekend, but that's barely enough time to see everything. MORE!! Can't wait 'til the next one.

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    Ron Turner & associate at Last Gasp - the legend lives on.

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    Last Gasp's latest release, The Outlaw Bible of American Art.

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    Nonstop action at SFAQ - Minnesota Street Project Art Book Fair.

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    Abundant literature and visuals at Kayrock Screenprinting, NY.

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    Ray Potes at Hamburger Eyes, LA.

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    Fashion at Vacancy Projects, LA.

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    Louis M Schmidt and his art & photography.

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    Selection of images c/o The Ice Plant, LA.

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    Scarce and rare art vintage art show posters at Monograph Bookwerks.

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    Case of vintage Ed Ruscha books (right) at Monograph Bookwerks.

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    The venerable Adrienne Fish of 871 Fine Arts.

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    Naughty language limited edition by John Gossage at Casemore Kirkeby.

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    Art Book Fair Bingo at Eggy Press - Pokemon's got nuthin' on this.

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    Literature at Unpiano Books.

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    Sell-out crowd at SF Art Book Fair, Minnesota Street Projects. Love it!!

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    The Convent Arts Collective: Realms of the Autogenous Self

    Artists: Saira Morse, Alex Vietti, Michael Magoski, Kristy Prince, Emily Heller, Katie Chin, Jen Fedrizzi, Leslie Mueller, Christopher Baldwin, Neeti Fidurko, Daniel Miramontes, Inga Loyev, Sandcastle Kid, Rose Hartley, Emiel Harmsen.

    Comment by AB: I had no idea this place even existed, a former convent that's been transformed into an arts collective. It's home to some 24 artists and a venue for a variety of events including music, comedy, film & art shows, yoga, occasional art parties and more. Tonight we have a group show in the main hallway, meeting room and chapel.

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    Art by Inga Loyev at The Convent Arts Collective (nicely done).

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    Alex Vietti shows about 100 small panel paintings of people on their phones.

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    Cell phone user portraits by Alex Vietti closer.

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    Graphite drawings by Rose Hartley.

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    Small works on paper by Leslie Mueller.

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    Art in above image closer.

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    Preparing for music in the chapel at The Convent Arts Collective.

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