SAN FRANCISCO ART GALLERIES OPENINGS
FIRST THURSDAY - 09.08.11 - Part III
(with assistance from RWM, Geoff Smith and George Pfau)
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Sandra Lee Gallery: David Jang.
Comment by AB: Los Angeles artist David Jang makes rigorous, deceptive and convincing artworks out of nontraditional materials, many of which are found or recycled, including aluminum cans, wood, chicken wire, snack food bags, wax, and paper towels. Pretty much all art made from recycled materials looks like art made from recycled materials. Jang's look like anything but. The components are well disguised and almost certain to fool you. Good art; go see.
Art by David Jang at Sandra Lee Gallery.
Snack food bag art by David Jang.
David Jang and his art at Sandra Lee Gallery.
This started out life as a roll of paper towels - art by David Jang.
Art by David Jang.
David Jang art at Sandra Lee Gallery.
Gallery 291: Peter Hebeisen - Metamorphosis And Myth, European 20th Century Battlefields.
Review by RWM: Sad remembrance here of combat and body counts in these images of famous battlefields of the past. Though the scenery is serene and beautiful, the statistics of those who fought and lost their lives are somber and sobering. How easy it is sometimes for viewers or visitors to forget.
European battlefield photographs by Peter Hebeisen at Gallery 291.
Peter Hebeisen photography.
Peter Hebeisen and his photography at Gallery 291.
Photographs by Peter Hebeisen.
Peter Hebeisen photography at Gallery 291.
Modernism Gallery: Michael Dweck - Habana Libre.
Review by RWM: Vibrant goings on South of the Border. Havana, Cuba would be nice to visit. Here is anything from a wild vacation to a honeymoon spot. Catch the festival and celebrations of life.
Comment by AB: The US government would have us believe that Cuba is a decrepit broken down depression casualty. Michael Dweck's photographs put that myth to rest. In the rear gallery, peruse an exceptional selection of early modernist works.
Photography by Michael Dweck at Modernism Gallery.
Michael Dweck photographs of Havana, Cuba.
Photograph by Michael Dweck at Modernism Gallery.
Habana Libre, the book, by Michael Dweck.
Photographs by Michael Dweck.
Havana, Cuba photography by Michael Dweck at Modernism Gallery.
Modernist art show in the rear gallery, mostly European.
Early 20th century modernist artworks at Modernism Gallery.
Long view - Michael Dweck photograph show at Modernism Gallery.
111 Minna Gallery: The Secret State - Kelly Tunstall.
Comment by AB: In this exhilarating episode, Kelly Tunstall's intrepid heroine seeks truths of the universe, cogitating on matters through the eyes of a seer, a scientist, a doctor and sundry other sagacious types.
Art by Kelly Tunstall at 111 Minna Gallery.
Kelly Tunstall and her art.
Art by Kelly Tunstall at 111 Minna Gallery.
Kelly Tunstall art.
Unspeakable Projects: Media Love - A Group Exhibition.
Artists: Mark Benson, Jason Fritz, Mik Gaspay, AMTK, Justin Limoges, Matt Momchilov, Double Zero (Hannah Ireland and Annie Vought).
Comment by AB: The proposition for this disjointed diversion is "Yeah it's disposable, but is it junk?" I'm leaning towards junk. Is there a curator in the house?
Art & installation at Unspeakable Projects.
Art in above image closer.
What happens when you forget to take your coat off before you hang it.
(Hannah Ireland and Annie Vought, image c/o George Pfau)
Whoa! I own a couple of these. I wonder how much it is?
This is nicely done - fashion art at Unspeakable Projects.
Not sure what this is, but it's probably something.
Coalition on Homelessness: Coalition's Annual Auction - Transforming Art into Action, Many Voices, One Community.
Artists: John Baldessari, Gregg Renfrow, Emory Douglas, Favianna Rodriguez, Scott Williams, Art Hazelwood, many more.
Comment by AB: Eminently worthy annual art auction fundraiser for the Coalition on Homelessness supports those who lack the means to support themselves. Numerous artists from well-known to little known have contributed to the cause.
Emory Douglas and his art (lower left).
Art on the block at Coalition on Homelessness annual auction.
A healthy selection of activist art to bid on.
Circumstance - Coalition on Homelessness annual fundraiser auction.
Mina Dresden Gallery: Everybody's Happy Nowadays - Timothy Buckwalter with selected pieces from Bill Dunlap, Michael Macfeat and Mike Monteiro.
Review by RWM, images c/o Geoff Smith: Cartoons by Timothy Buckwalter remind viewers of magazines and times past. The humor though dated in look, does not seem retrograde in feel.
Art by Timothy Buckwalter at Mina Dresden Gallery.
Timothy Buckwalter and younger associate.
Art by Timothy Buckwalter.
Demographic sample - Timothy Buckwalter art show at Mina Dresden.
Here's a thought.... support the cause.