Galleries

When we think about contemporary art, white walls, large canvases and Manolo Blahniks come to mind. What about the creativity, the voices and the movements within our communities now? The bay area, Oakland and San Francisco respectively, have a rich artistic tradition embedded with empowerment, love and activism.  Community is a practice in dialogue, a […]

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A portrait can reveal, and often has a duty to reveal, far more than simply a person’s likeness. Whereas the person-subject will merely live and die, a portrait in many respects is immortal, forever a reminiscent symbol of the this person-subject’s accomplishments, achievements, and their lasting significance. Even further in this regard portraiture can also […]

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Johnny Abrahams and Samantha Bittman’s solo shows on view at Guerrero Gallery for just one more week reportedly share a particularly intriguing focus upon the material and formal qualities of the work’s surface, as well as an interest in the marriage of the traditional applications of their chosen mediums and the digital technologies that have recently […]

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Hosfelt Gallery’s current presentation of new paintings by Algerian-born, Düsseldorf-residing painter Driss Ouadahi in “Breach the Silence” confronts pertinent global themes with moving and powerfully subversive acts of painting. Ouadahi, born in Morocco unto Algerian political exiles and now living and working in Düsseldorf, is one of several prominent artists in the city with whom Hosfelt Gallery has developed a strong relationship, which provides […]

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Don’t miss an exciting exhibit of artworks by Bay Area artists Leo Bersamina and David Huffman now on view at Anglim Gilbert Gallery through August 20th. Their mixed-media paintings, with a floor sculpture by each artist, reveals their complementary explorations in abstraction with blending of figurative elements; and subject matter that explore history, memory, and cultural symbols. […]

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Light, one of the fundamentals of both the arts and sciences, continues to captivate and entertain in conceptual and empirical inquiry. Perhaps the reason so is that the answers to even some very basic scientific questions about it continue to elude. And, many scientific explanations tend to fall short when applied to broader study and observation. As the title suggests, artists whose works are included in […]

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“Devolution” now at San Francisco’s Fifty24SF Gallery, includes artwork by international and national artists Smithe, Tina Lugo, and Benjamin Constantine; and Bay Area artist Lauren YS.  Through each artists’ surreal, human figurative images rendered in bizarre novel mutations, the group exhibition explores the limits and the possibilities of the physical form. Benjamin Constantine, working in Brisbane, Australia, and Mexico […]

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It may seem like a contradiction in terms to say that in order to tell the story of the universe, from its very nascent origins to its  undetermined future, there requires just as much artistic license as scientific evidence. But that is perhaps what Casey Cripe aims to reveal in his ambitious solo show, “One Is All […]

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Paint, pen, or paper may be some of the artist’s elemental tools, but a finesse with shape, color, and particularly the line are certainly just as essential. The intricate fashioning of the many lines composing a picture can just as equally form a figure as it can suggest a mood or convey an emotion. “The Line Up” at Luna Rienne […]

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On July 17, 2015, Chandran Gallery, Juxtapoz, UNIV ,and T.F.R. Gallery teamed up for the second annual Surf Craft benefit auction and one night only exhibition to benefit Waves for Water. Global nonprofit, Waves for Water works with local communities, leaders, and partners to find long-term solutions and facilitate access to clean water in impoverished areas. This year […]

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