STEVEN WOLF - ROOT DIVISION - GUERRERO - ARC
BACK TO THE PICTURE - FABRIC8 - 941 GEARY
PERFORMANCE ART INSTITUTE - SPACE - LOPO
09.10.11 Part II
(with assistance from Mairead O'Connor and RWM)
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Root Division: Introductions 2011.
Artists: Zina Al-Shukri, Jillian Clark, C. Wright Daniel, Mik Gaspay, Alexis D. Grant, Maggie Haas, Nathan Haenlein, Noah Krell, Kija Lucas, Samuel Mell, Sarah Thibault, Victoria Wagner.
Review by RWM: Looking for art by new and emerging artists? You can look here. Nice conglomeration of the topical and maybe the new typical.
Comment by AB: A wide range of options and opportunities by select up-and-comers includes everything from a painted rock and a set of small paintings of garage doors to some fine photorealist graphite drawings of engines and industrial scenes (my personal fave).
Photorealist graphite drawings of engines (like 'em).
Detail of art in above image closer.
DIY opulence art at Root Division.
Extended hug video art - we can all use more of these.
Portrait art at Root Division.
Upbeat colorful garage door rendition art.
Painted rock on a pedestal art at Root Division.
Pillow photographs make you wonder who slept on these.
Steven Wolf Fine Arts: Matt Borruso - The Hermit's Revenge Fantasy.
Comment by AB: According to the diatribe, there's a storyline here, but for me, the storyline is Matt Borruso's mastery of the unappealing, ugly, unpleasant and unsettling. Most art that bears these characteristics is just plain bad. Borruso's is marvelous. Check it out.
Art by Matt Borruso at Steven Wolf Fine Arts.
Matt Borruso art.
Art by Matt Borruso at Steven Wolf Fine Arts.
Art by Matt Borruso.
Matt Borruso art at Steven Wolf Fine Arts.
Two-screen video by Matt Borruso.
Guerrero Gallery: Alex Lukas.
Comment by AB: Imagine a world wracked by global warming, environmental degradation, war, toxic waste and decay. Now imagine doing something about it before it happens.
Post-apocalyptic art by Alex Lukas at Guerrero Gallery.
Art by Alex Lukas (hey-- it could happen).
Impressive expansive catastrophic panorama by Alex Lukas (nice).
Alex Lukas art at Guerrero Gallery.
Art by Alex Lukas.
Back to the Picture: Calixto Robles.
Review by RWM: Symbols of peace abound, yet not everyone is happy. The dream as shown here is not fully realized, but hopefully well along the way.
Art by Calixto Robles at Back to the Picture.
Calixto Robles art.
Calixto Robles and his art at Back to the Picture.
Art by Calixto Robles.
Calixto Robles art at Back to the Picture.
Fabric8 Gallery: All that Remains. Curated by Erik Otto.
Artists: Ryan Bubnis, Treasure Frey, Jeff Hantman, Robert Moya, Allie Zee.
Comment by AB: Another convincing demonstration of how recycled and reclaimed materials can be effectively upgraded into art.
Art by Jeff Hantman at Fabric8 Gallery (nicely made).
Jeff Hantman art.
Installation art by Allie Zee.
Art by Robert Moya at Fabric8 Gallery.
Robert Moya art (I think).
Ryan Bubnis art at Fabric8 Gallery.
Art by Treasure Frey.
New Fabric8 parklet out frount.
The Performance Art Institute: Keeping an Eye on Surveillance.
Artists: Michael Bartalos, Guillermo Bert, Lisa Blatt, Antonio Cortez & Rosa Maria Alfaro, Jim Campbell, Enrique Chagoya, Allan deSouza, Rodney Ewing, Roni Feldman, Sean Fletcher, Angus Forbes, Farley Gwazda, Taraneh Hemami, Brooke Holve, Justin Hoover, Sherry Karver, Scott Kildall, Barbra Kossy, Tony Labat, Michael Layefsky, Charlie Levin, Mark Leibowitz, Jennifer Locke, Kara Maria, Andrew, Mezvinsky, Daniel Newman, Nigel Poor, Isabel Reichert, Tim Roseborough, Roberto Rovira, Elizabeth Sher, Michael Zheng. Curated by Hanna Regev.
Comment by AB: This extensive exhibition investigates the ongoing efforts of governments, corporations and other entities of enforcement to investigate and monitor our every move. Big Brother is watching. Of that, we can be sure. Be prepared to spend some time at this one; plenty to cogitate on.
You're under surveillance at The Performance Art Institute...
... even when you're throwing stuff away...
... even when you're in the bathroom.
Art at The Performance Art Institute.
Sean Fletcher (holding the bottle) performance art.
Who are they? Surveillance art at The Performance Art Institute.
That's who they are - art about surveillance.
941 Geary Gallery: Young and Free - Contemporary Australian Street Artists.
Artists: Anthony Lister, Kid Zoom, Dabs & Myla, DMOTE, NEW2, Ben Frost, Meggs, HA-HA, Reka, Rone, Sofles, Vexta.
Review by Mairead O'Connor: Young and Free is the largest exhibition to date of Australian graffiti and street artists in the US, and a very powerful show. Each artist has an individual style and certainly deserves to be among the best. The works are large, colorful and beautifully executed. I really am loving the explosion of this genre in today's art world. I can't wait to see where it goes.
Australian street artist extravaganza at 941 Geary Gallery.
Group street artist show at 941 Geary Gallery.
Dr. Phil art at 941 Geary Gallery.
Art by Australian street artists.
Art in above image closer.
Art & installation at 941 Geary Gallery.
Relative density - Australian street art at 941 Geary Gallery.
Australian street art at 941 Geary Gallery.
Demographics - Australian street art at 941 Geary Gallery.
Space Gallery: EYE94 - A Trace of Evidence.
Artists: Atsuko Morita, Ivan Feerman, Jay Kim, Sanjin Agic.
Comment by AB: The winner here? Atsuko Morita's series "Personal Effects" consists of multiple panels of nine photographs, each an image of someone's personal belonging. That person's portrait is to the left of the nine images. The positioning of those images is identical for each panel allowing viewers to cross-compare what people own and how they live. Also worth noting are Ivan Freeman's "liquid emulsion on cold press watercolor paper" photographs of buildings in San Francisco.
Personal possession survey photographs by Atsuko Morita.
Atsuko Morita photography closer at Space Gallery (sorta like 'em).
Photographs by Ivan Freeman at Space Gallery (kinda like 'em).
Art from group show at Space Gallery.
Lopo Gallery: Alex Braubach - You Are Here; Mitso Okubo - Subscription Prescription.
Comment by AB: A wide range of artworks here include urban abstractions by Alex Braubach and unbridled erotic vignettes by Mitso Okubo, some of which just look lewd, others of which actually are.
Art by Mitso Okubo at Lopo Gallery.
Mitso Okubo wall of art at Lopo Gallery.
Art by Mitso Okubo & Alex Braubach.
Art by Alex Braubach at Lopo Gallery.
Alex Braubach art closer.
Art by Tanya Wilkinson and Kristine Mays at Arc Studios & Gallery.
Tanya Wilkinson and Kristine Mays art at Arc Studios & Gallery.
Art by Tanya Wilkinson and Kristine MaysArc Studios & Gallery.
Shoe art by Kristine Mays Arc Studios & Gallery.