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

  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 […]

Photo Feature: Jeremiah Jenkins ‘Everything Must Go’ at Hashimoto Contemporary

02.17.2017
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  Jeremiah Jenkins: Everything Must Go February 4 – February 25, 2017 Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present “Everything Must Go”, a solo exhibition by Jeremiah Jenkins. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, the artist introduces a brand new body of work for his first solo appearance in the gallery. Jenkins creates sculptures, installations […]

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Photo Feature: RIGO 23 ‘Autonomous InterGalactic Space Program’

02.15.2017
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Autonomous InterGalactic Space Program currently at Anglim Gilbert Gallery is an exhibition of works by Rigo 23 in cooperation with artisans of Chiapas, Mexico. The collaborative sculptural installation is the result of the artist’s invitation to the community of Zapatista artists and craftspeople to build a spaceship and imagine, with him, their own exploration of […]

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Photo Feature: Santos Shelton “Tales Of The Isolated Warriors at ELL

02.12.2017
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“Tales of the Isolated Warriors”, Santos Shelton introduces a new series of work based on the theme of isolation. Inspiration taken from his own experiences, Shelton examines the bigger questions surrounding why people choose to isolate themselves from others and why society isolates certain individuals. This set of work is the next chapter in his […]

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Underground Spaces Elusive Environments

02.05.2017
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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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Deborah Oropallo, “Bell the Cat” at Catharine Clark Gallery

01.19.2017
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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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Call for Artists: MFA Now 2017 at Root Division — Deadline: December 1, 2016

11.04.2016
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Juror: Natalia Mount, Executive Director, Pro Arts Deadline: Dec 1, 2016 Download Application OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS: MFA NOW 2017: ARCHIVE PROJECT & JURIED EXHIBITION SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 11:59 pm Exhibition dates: March 1 – 25, 2017 The San Francisco Bay Area is home to nine of the top MFA programs […]

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Photo Feature: “What’s Left S.F.” at Luna Rienne Gallery

11.03.2016
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San Francisco is a particular type of U.S. city in which the a majority of its residents are not native-born,  and where many look to the city as a place of opportunity or freedom. This makes it an attractive city with a rich, diverse population, but also at times an epicenter of divisive debates of who or what […]

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Don’t Miss: Johnny Abrahams, “Mediaforms” & Samantha Bittman at Guerrero Gallery

08.10.2016
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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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Driss Ouadahi, “Breach in the Silence” at Hosfelt Gallery

08.04.2016
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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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Call for Applicants: Root Division Exhibitions Fellowship — Deadline: August 12, 2016

08.04.2016
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Root Division Exhibitions Fellowship Deadline: Friday, August 12, 2016 Root Division seeks an individual who is enthusiastic and passionate about exhibitions programming, curatorial practice, and gallery management to fill its Exhibitions Fellowship position from September 2016 through April 2017. Root Division is a visual arts non-profit located in the San Francisco’s Mid-Market/SoMA district. Root Division’s […]

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