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Origami street art outside the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco

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Earlier this week, Tuesday morning, a typographic installation composed of hundreds of origami folded pieces of paper was found outside the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. At first, museum staff thought it was the work of Parisian origami artist Mademoiselle Maurice but the art cooperative TheUpsideUp claimed ownership over Twitter. TheUpsideUp describes itself . . . → Read More: Origami street art outside the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco

“Coathangers” by David Mach

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Zurich Gorilla, 2011

London based artist David Mach has created a new series of sculptures, Coathangers, composed almost entirely from wire coat hangers. A life-size gorilla, a bear, a bison. Using coathangers to build up the volume of each piece as well as to jut out of the forms, Mach built these large-scale flowing pieces . . . → Read More: “Coathangers” by David Mach

San Francisco Area Event Picks for August 30 – September 5, 2012

'CHROMATIC EXHIBITION: AN UNDENIABLE EXPERIENCE' at the Roll Up Gallery in San Francisco

‘CHROMATIC EXHIBITION: AN UNDENIABLE EXPERIENCE’ at the Roll Up Gallery in San Francisco

Art Openings Friday, August 31

Event: “CHROMATIC EXHIBITION: AN UNDENIABLE EXPERIENCE” a group show featuring the kaleidoscopic works of six local artists, Opening Reception When: Friday, August 31, 2012 At 06:00 PM Where: Roll Up Gallery (Public Works) 161 Erie Street, San . . . → Read More: San Francisco Area Event Picks for August 30 – September 5, 2012

A living “Tablecloth” by Ania Wawrzkowicz

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Poland-born London-based artist Ania Wawrzkowicz defines photography as “to try meticulously to retain something, to cause something to survive; to wrest a few precise scraps from the void as it grows, to leave somewhere a furrow, a trace, a mark or a few signs…” In this spirit, she created “Tablecloth,” an installation where seeds . . . → Read More: A living “Tablecloth” by Ania Wawrzkowicz

New paper cut-outs from vintage books by Thomas Allen

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Fall is in the air, and Michigan based book artist Thomas Allen is out with a new series of work made from old school books and encyclopedias. Using a mere x-acto blade and a lot of imagination, Allen carved these illustrations from vintage books. If you are in New York City between September 9 . . . → Read More: New paper cut-outs from vintage books by Thomas Allen

“Signs, Fines & Cheap Wines” by Max Rippon at White Walls Gallery in San Francisco

"Good News" Enamel Paint on Found Objects, 24.5x2x25.5"

“Good News” Enamel Paint on Found Objects, 24.5x2x25.5″

Barcelona, Spain based artist Max Rippon (aka Ripo) currently has his first solo exhibition in the USA at the White Walls Gallery in San Francisco.  Featuring 25 new works, “Signs, Fines, & Cheap Wines” explores typography, calligraphy and urban signage. Ripo’s calligraphic stokes are amazingly detailed and . . . → Read More: “Signs, Fines & Cheap Wines” by Max Rippon at White Walls Gallery in San Francisco

“Urban City Series with Text” mixed-media paintings by Sherry Karver

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“First Impressions” photo images, oil, text, resin on wood panel, 38 x 38 in.

Ever feel lost in a crowd? Artist Sherry Karver addresses that disconcerting yet common feeling in her series “Urban City Series with Text.” Combining the old master technique of oil-glazing with contemporary digital photography, Karver creates these intriguing scenes from . . . → Read More: “Urban City Series with Text” mixed-media paintings by Sherry Karver

“Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda” by Peter Gronquist at the Shooting Gallery in San Francisco

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“Cape Eland Chandelier” Taxidermy Sculpture with Mixed Media Light Fixtures, 5x4x6′

Viewing Oakland artist Peter Gronquist’s solo show “Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda” is like being at an opera where taxidermied animals are the stars belting out arias about death, greed, regrets, and redemption. Now showing at the Shooting Gallery in San Francisco, “Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda” features a . . . → Read More: “Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda” by Peter Gronquist at the Shooting Gallery in San Francisco

Elisabeth Lecourt folds paper maps into children’s dresses

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London based French artist Elisabeth Lecourt re-appropriates maps to create a series of paper dresses called “Les Robes Géographiques.” Though the objects are meant for show, not to be worn, they remind us that clothing is more than for mere warmth or a display of style. Dresses represent an intimate connection between the wearer . . . → Read More: Elisabeth Lecourt folds paper maps into children’s dresses

Paintings by Diane Kilgore-Condon

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Greenville, South Carolina based artist Diane Kilgore-Condon paints animals living in fantastical places. Lovely!

Inspired by the process of turning a large old Company Store into the ArtBomb Studios in Greenville, of which she is a member and owner, the artist re-purposes and redeems materials, like salvaged wood, in “an attempt to capture the sense . . . → Read More: Paintings by Diane Kilgore-Condon