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  • SF ART INSTITUTE - GALLERY 16 - RATIO 3

    JESSICA SILVERMAN - CAPITAL - FOULADI

    09.09.16

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    San Francisco Art Institute: Jill Magid - The Proposal

    Comment by AB: Jill Magid continues her ongoing engagement with famed Mexican architect Luis Barragán's (1902-1988) life, career, estate and archives. Her proposal involves creating a lab-grown diamond from Barragán's ashes and trading it to a Swiss corporation in exchange for a portion of the architect's archives which the company currently owns, the idea being that they be returned to Mexico. The installation consists of a large brilliantly colored mandala, various documents and papers, a video, and of course, the diamond.

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    Art by Jill Magid at San Francisco Art Institute.

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    Mandala in above image closer (nicely done).

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    The diamond - safely set into a wall - Jill Magid installation.

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    Diamond in above image closer.

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    Video by Jill Magid.

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    Documents relating to architect Luis Barragán - installation by Jill Magid.

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    Gallery 16: Michelle Grabner - Grabner Gingham

    Comment by AB: The stars of the show are Michelle Grabner's gingham renditions, rigorous checkered impasto paintings on burlap. But there's plenty more to see as well including thickly gessoed and painted carpet samples, intricate dot compositions and circular graphite drawings that radiate out from their centers. Good show; go see.

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    Michelle Grabner and her art at Gallery 16.

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    Pinkie cam detail of art in above image (like it).

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    Art by Michelle Grabner.

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    Gessoed and painted carpet sample - art by Michelle Grabner (nicely done).

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    Pinkie cam detail of art in above image.

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    Smaller gingham painting by Michelle Grabner.

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    Intricate dot compositions by Michelle Grabner.

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    Pinkie cam detail of art in above image.

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    Radiating graphite drawings by Michelle Grabner.

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    Long view - Michelle Grabner art show at Gallery 16.

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    Jessica Silverman Gallery: Suzanne Blank Redstone - 1960s Portal Paintings

    Comment by AB: Suzanne Blank Redstone blends elements of de Stijl, Bauhaus architecture, Mondrian colors and Gerrit Rietveld sensibilities in her colorful constructions.

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    Art by Suzanne Blank Redstone at Jessica Silverman Gallery.

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    Suzanne Blank Redstone art.

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    Vintage abstractions by Suzanne Blank Redstone.

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    Suzanne Blank Redstone art.

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    Art in above image closer.

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    Ambiance - Suzanne Blank Redstone retrospective at Jessica Silverman Gallery.

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    Ratio 3 Gallery: Amy Feldman - Psyche Shade

    Comment by AB: The explanatory for the show talks all about the significance and process involved in creating these large reductive gray-scale paintings. But try as you might, you can't escape the suggestive nature of the imagery. I call it intestinal abstraction.

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    Art by Amy Feldman at Ratio 3 Gallery.

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    Large art by Amy Feldman.

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    Small-format painting by Amy Feldman.

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    This one appears to have a blockage - Amy Feldman art.

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    Perspective - Amy Feldman art show at Ratio 3 Gallery.

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    Capital Gallery: Reciprocal Folds - Stefanie Victor and Christopher Garrett

    Comment by AB: Beautifully produced small metal sculptures by Stefanie Victor look almost like jewelry. Complementing her work, small preserved and hand-painted moths by Christopher Garrett are mounted along the walls.

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    Sculpture and hand-dyed & cut fabric by Stefanie Victor at Capital Gallery.

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    Small metal sculpture by Stefanie Victor.

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    Stefanie Victor art up close.

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    Pinkie cam detail of hand-painted moth by Christopher Garrett.

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    Pinkie cam detail of art by Christopher Garrett.

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    The whole enchilada - Stefanie Victor & Christopher Garrett at Capital Gallery.

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    Fouladi Projects: After Party

    Artists: Rokni Balmaske, Afshin Chizari, Arash Fayez, Anahita Ghazvinizadeh, Babak Kazemi, Elham Rokni, Aram Tahmasebi.

    Comment by AB: The title After Party refers to the aftermath and fallout of The Iranian Revolution of 1979. All art in the show is created by Iranian artists born after that date.

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    Art by Babak Kazemi at Fouladi Projects.

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    Ominous imagery by Babak Kazemi.

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    Art by Rokni Balmaske.

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    Photography by Aram Tahmasebi.

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    Art by Afshin Chizari.

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    Head count - group Iranian artist show at Fouladi Projects.

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