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“Unism” calligraffiti paintings by Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman at the White Walls Gallery in San Francisco

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“Turning darkness into light” Acrylic and Pigments on Linen, 76×48″”

The Calligraffiti work of Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman is once again gracing San Francisco at the White Walls Gallery and Project Space.  In “Unism,” Shoe plays upon the use of the prefix “un” to form words like ‘unlike‘, ‘unfollow‘ and ‘undo.’ These words . . . → Read More: “Unism” calligraffiti paintings by Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman at the White Walls Gallery in San Francisco

San Francisco Area Event Picks for July 11 to July 17, 2013

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“One-of-a-Kind” at the RayKo Photo Center in San Francisco, CA

Thursday July 11, 2013

Event: “Site Unseen: [Relics and Response]” a solo exhibition by Annie Albagli, Opening Reception When: Thursday July 11, 2013 7PM Where:  Royal NoneSuch Gallery 4231 Telegraph Ave, Oakland CA, 94609

Event: “One-of-a-Kind” images by Alexandra Bellissimo, Christopher Colville, Klea McKenna, Laura Parker, . . . → Read More: San Francisco Area Event Picks for July 11 to July 17, 2013

Paper cut sculptures by Tahiti Pehrson at Needles and Pens in San Francisco

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Northern California artist Tahiti Pehrson must have the patience of a monk living on a remote hilltop. Using an xacto blade (number 11), Pehrson hand cuts sheets of paper (Canson or Lenox) with hundreds to thousands of small geometric shapes. After gluing the sheets into sculptural forms, the cut paper looks like hanging lace . . . → Read More: Paper cut sculptures by Tahiti Pehrson at Needles and Pens in San Francisco

“The Rooms of William Faulkner” mobile photography by Melissa Vincent at ArtHaus in San Francisco

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When Faulkner wrote the following passage from “As I Lay Dying,” he must have imagined a room like the one shown above, taken by mobile photographer Melissa Vincent.

“In a strange room you must empty yourself for sleep. And before you are emptied for sleep, what are you. And when you are emptied for . . . → Read More: “The Rooms of William Faulkner” mobile photography by Melissa Vincent at ArtHaus in San Francisco

San Francisco Area Event Picks for January 24 – January 30, 2013

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(above work by Julia Goodman) San Francisco Dump Artist In Residence Exhibitions at the Recology Art Studio in SF

Thursday January 24, 2013

Event: ‘Introductions: New Artists At SLATE‘ featuring work by Silvia Poloto, Andrjez Michael Karwacki, Richard Koci Hernandez, Maya Kabat, Carol Ladewig, Daniella Woolf, Vivi Harder, and Alicia Woods, Opening Reception When: . . . → Read More: San Francisco Area Event Picks for January 24 – January 30, 2013

Work by Nina Katchadourian at the Catherine Clark Gallery in San Francisco

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Bull Moose (from the Paranormal Postcard Series), 2002, Postcard and thread

American artist Nina Katchadourian literally connects the world of the mass produced with traditional needle work by embroidering red thread on postcards she collects from around the world. In the artist’s interventions, Goethe plays cat’s cradle, Giotto’s St. Francis blesses a flock of . . . → Read More: Work by Nina Katchadourian at the Catherine Clark Gallery in San Francisco

San Francisco Area Event Picks for January 10 – January 16, 2013

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“Just East of Here” at the Modern Eden Gallery in SF

Thursday January 10, 2013

Event: “trans/literate” by Catherine Wagner, Opening Reception When: Thursday, January 10, 5:30-7:30 PM Where: Stephen Wirtz Gallery San Francisco, CA

Event: Work by Tomas Nakada and Rico Solinas, Opening Reception When: Thursday, January 10, 5:30-7:30 PM Where: Gallery Paule . . . → Read More: San Francisco Area Event Picks for January 10 – January 16, 2013

Cardboard spires by Jonathan Velasquez at the Jack Fischer Gallery in San Francisco

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This month artist Jonathan Velasquez is showing a set of cardboard spires at the Jack Fischer Gallery in San Francisco. Using only staples to hold together each piece, each spire is composed of thin strips of cardboard that are folded and bent to create a tall conical structure. I love the way these works twist . . . → Read More: Cardboard spires by Jonathan Velasquez at the Jack Fischer Gallery in San Francisco

“Skipping Over Damaged Area” by Jim Gaylord at the Gregory Lind Gallery in San Francisco

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Gouache and soot on cutout paper; 26 x 36.75 in.

Victory Lap, 2012 Gouache and soot on cutout paper; 26 x 36.75 in.

Most people groan when their DVD malfunctions and fractured images flash by on their screen. Not artist Jim Gaylord who currently has a show “Skipping Over Damaged Area” at the Gregory Lind Gallery in San Francisco. With a filmmaker’s dexterity and an artist’s . . . → Read More: “Skipping Over Damaged Area” by Jim Gaylord at the Gregory Lind Gallery in San Francisco

Chalk pastel drawings by Gale Antokal at the Patricia Sweetow Gallery in San Francisco

Blossom #40, 2012 chalk pastel on paper 21 3/4 x 16 3/4 inches framed

Blossom #40, 2012 chalk pastel on paper 21 3/4 x 16 3/4 inches framed

There are not many exhibits that feature artists who work with chalk pastels so I took special notice of the latest show at the Patricia Sweetow Gallery in San Francisco which is presenting the drawings of Berkeley-based artist Gale Antokal (who . . . → Read More: Chalk pastel drawings by Gale Antokal at the Patricia Sweetow Gallery in San Francisco