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    THEMES & PROJECTS - BASS & REINER

    09.10.16

    (with assistance from Tara de la Garza and Janey Fritsche)

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    Rena Bransten Gallery: Sidney Russell - New Work

    Comment by Janey Fritsche: The main gallery is filled with giant clothes emulating famous brands. Enjoyed feeling like a 3-year old wandering among huge adults.

    Comment by AB: The artist tells me the clothing items on display are ginormous reproductions of actual articles of apparel worn by people in her past that remind her of either significant events or the individuals themselves. Worth a visit.

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    Giant Hawaiian shirt by Sidney Russell at Rena Bransten Gallery.

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    Super-sized suit by Sidney Russell.

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    Sidney Russell and her fashion art at Rena Bransten Gallery.

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    Ten-foot dresses by Sidney Russell.

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    Suit and chair by Sidney Russell.

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    Sizable shirt by Sidney Russell.

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    Demographics - Sidney Russell art show at Rena Bransten Gallery.

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    Ever Gold [Projects]: The Cut - Adam Parker Smith & Eric Shaw

    Comment by AB: Two Brooklyn artists grace San Francisco with their creative endeavors-- bright vibrant acrylic paintings by Eric Shaw, and faux marble inlays by Adam Parker Smith incorporating everything from tennis rackets to toast. Good art on both counts. Recommended.

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    L-R, art by Adam Parker Smith & Eric Shaw at Ever Gold Projects.

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    Art in above image closer with embedded socks, plastic beads and more.

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    Art by Eric Shaw.

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    Art in above image closer - deliberate delight.

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    Adam Parker Smith & art with embedded socks and toast at Ever Gold Projects.

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    Installation view - Adam Parker Smith & Eric Shaw at Ever Gold Projects.

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    Anglim Gilbert Gallery at MSP: Order & Nature

    Artists: Dean Byington, Jerome Caja, Judith Linhares, Tomas Nakada, J. John Priola, Richard Shaw, Canan Tolon, Pamela Wilson-Ryckman.

    Comment by AB: Artists interpret the world around us in a variety of media including porcelain, photography, mixed-media and more.

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    Photorealism in porcelain by Richard Shaw at Anglim Gilbert Gallery.

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    Intricate otherworldly metropolis by Dean Byington.

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

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    Dean Byington at his Anglim Gilbert Gallery art show.

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    "Rust cultures" - art by Canan Tolon.

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    Pinkie cam detail of art in above image.

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    J. John Priola and his photography at Anglim Gilbert Gallery.

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    Tomas Nakada art.

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    Eleanor Harwood Gallery: Dana Hemenway - All That Glows Sees

    Comment by Tara de la Garza: I envy this artist's singularity of purpose. The macrame extension cords attached to correspondingly colored compact fluorescent bulbs have endless possibilities. I covet thee!

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    Macrame lighting by Dana Hemenway at Eleanor Harwood Gallery.

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    Lighting art by Dana Hemenway.

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    Dana Hemenway and her art at Eleanor Harwood Gallery.

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    Extension cord lighting on a porcelain grid by Dana Hemenway.

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    Dana Hemenway functional macrame art.

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    Nancy Toomey Fine Art: Michael Russell - Pattern Recognition

    Comment by Tara de la Garza: It is somewhat ironic that I didn't recognize what the pattern was in this exhibition! I did love these two works though with the texture from old photo albums and the whimsical juxtapositions.

    Comment by AB: The show statement maintains that the unifying thread here is time, but then goes off in all kinds of other directions, kind of like the art. Best of show? A large finely carved and polished kinetic wooden propeller driven by a clock mechanism, clearly time-related. Check it out.

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    Kinetic propeller sculpture by Michael Russell at Nancy Toomey Fine Art.

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    Sculpture in above image closer.

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    Michael Russell and his art at Nancy Toomey Fine Art.

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    Sculpture and works on paper by Michael Russell.

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    Michael Russell art (image c/o Tara de la Garza).

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    Motivational saying art by Michael Russell.

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    Jack Fischer Gallery at MSP: Lou Beach - End of Days

    Comment by AB: Lou Beach whips up a berserk world in collage where pretty much anything goes. Nicely done.

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    Reality gone wild - art by Lou Beach at Jack Fischer Gallery.

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    Pinkie cam detail of art in above image.

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    Collage by Lou Beach.

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    Wild metropolis - collage art by Lou Beach.

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    Consummate collage - art by Lou Beach.

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    Long view - Lou Beach art show at Jack Fischer Gallery.

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    Themes & Projects: Randy Hayes - If Memory Serves

    Comment by Janey Fritsche: I find myself lingering over these works trying to figure them out both subject-wise and how they're made. Soft, lovely and complex.

    Comment by AB: Photography, oil paint & push-pin amalgams. Well-done. Go see.

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    Photographic assemblage by Randy Hayes at Themes & Projects (like it).

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    Hand-painted photography by Randy Hayes.

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    Randy Hayes and his art above closer at Themes & Projects.

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    Painted conjoined photographs by Randy Hayes.

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    Bass & Reiner Gallery: Infinity Cove - Leah Beeferman and Kristine Eudey

    Comment by AB: New frontiers in photography.

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    Composite photography by Leah Beeferman at Bass & Reiner Gallery.

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    Art in above image closer.

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    Mixed-media sculpture by Kristine Eudey.

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    Kristine Eudey sculptural construction.

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    Art by Leah Beeferman.

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    Relative Density - Leah Beeferman and Kristine Eudey at Bass & Reiner Gallery.

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