Interview with Gross Magazine founders Victor Gonzalez and Kevin Peth

Gross Magazine is an arts and culture magazine that is amping up all that a publication can be and do. Although, only a few years in the making, Gross is fast attracting attention and has already obtained national and international distribution. Having worked in artistic capacities themselves, founders Victor Gonzalez and Kevin Peth started Gross […]

Don’t Miss: Anna Valdez, “Works Sighted” at Hashimoto Contemporary

06.14.2017
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Through bright and colorful, and deeply introspective paintings depicting seemingly simple observational still lifes, Oakland artist Anna Valdez examines how predominantly Western aesthetic history, as well as personal identity, is visually represented through individually-curated objects within domestic spaces and common objects. Both large and small paintings in “Works Sighted,” her solo show on view at Hashimoto Contemporary, […]

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“Lil SWIM” at Luggage Store Gallery

06.04.2017
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On view at Luggage Store Gallery, the group exhibition Lil SWIM continues the legacy of implementing diversity with inclusion, and creating community. The space, which launched the careers of many noteworthy artists such as Barry McGee and Clare Rojas of the Mission School movement, continues to create a strong sense of active creative social engagement. This […]

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Call for Entries: Falkirk Cultural Center 2017 Fall Annual Juried Exhibition — Deadline: July 2, 2017

05.30.2017
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Falkirk Cultural Center 2017 Fall Annual Juried Exhibition City of San Rafael, Falkirk Cultural Center Entry Fee: $40.00   CALL FOR ENTRIES: Falkirk Cultural Center 2017 Fall Juried Art Exhibition Submission Deadline: Sunday, July 2, 2017, Midnight Exhibition Dates: August 11 – September 29, 2017 PROSPECTUS / CALL FOR ENTRIES Open to artists residing in […]

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Erin Fong and Taylor Reid: “The Peep Show” at Mule Gallery

05.23.2017
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Curated by Erin Fong and Taylor Reid, who are the founders of the Bay Area letterpress print shop, Western Editions, The Peep Show at Mule Gallery aims to raise funds for Planned Parenthood and raise awareness for women’s rights and women’s health issues. I spoke with Fong and Reid about the show, and how it came […]

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Call for Artists: WILD at Root Division — Deadline: May 8, 2017

05.06.2017
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Curated by Marisa Aragona Deadline: May 8, 2017 Download Application Root Division invites artists working in all media to submit for an upcoming interdisciplinary exhibition entitled, WILD. Guest curated by Marisa Aragona, WILD will feature artworks, performances and installations that attempt to express the vast infinity of the wild. The exhibition will be presented in […]

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Artist as Activist: Poster Syndicate, and “Buy War Bonds” at Grael Gallery

04.10.2017
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  The role of the artist in society is constantly changing and evolving. This is due to the ways in which artwork questions, comments and responds to societal norms and current issues. Creating a visual portrait of a particular time, art functions like a mirror. Through its prism, it reflects the surrounding culture, asking, in […]

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“Candy-Ass”: confessions of a self-loathing, reluctant artist

04.02.2017
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Cary Leibowitz: Museum Show at the Contemporary Jewish Museum runs through June 25th, 2017. This is the first career survey show for the New York-based artist. The exhibition includes over 350 works from 1987 to present, all dealing with subjects of the art market, queer politics, and kitsch. In an evocative and humorous manner, Leibowitz […]

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Photo Feature: Cody Hudson and Tessa Perutz at Guerrero Gallery

04.01.2017
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Referencing a peculiar religious broadcast that the artist encountered on his family’s television as a child, Worship for Shut–Ins (Good Feeling) presents new paintings and sculptures at Guerrero Gallery by Chicago-based artist Cody Hudson. Over the last two years, Hudson has developed a more decidedly painterly approach to his work, eschewing the earlier graphic-based paintings […]

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Photo Feature: “Get With The Program” at 1AM Gallery

03.19.2017
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1AM Gallery is pleased to present “Get With The Program”, a collection of new collaborative work from graffiti artists Pemex and Klops. Join us for the opening reception Thursday, March 2, 2017, from 7-10PM. The event is free and open to the public, the artists will be in attendance. In the world of graffiti and […]

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Photo Feature: ‘Peer Pressure’ at The Growlery

03.18.2017
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The Growlery is pleased to present the exhibit PEER PRESSURE featuring artists immersed in skate and street art cultures from the burning deserts of indigenous Arizona. IRWIN LEWIS is a photographer who has traveled throughout Japan. Currently working and living in San Francisco he is a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute. His street […]

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