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Current Print Issue. 16


RAFAËL ROZENDAAL, PETRA CORTRIGHT, TAKESHI MURATA, SHARON GRACE, MOLLY SODA, LINDSAY HOWARD & CECI MOSS, ERIC RODENBECK & QUENTIN HARDY, RUDOLF FRIELING, BUNNY ROGERS, ALEX CHOWANIEC, LIAM EVERETT, MARIAN GOODMAN, LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI, WATER MCBEER, JOHN KILDUFF, RANDY COLOSKY, DAVID BAYUS

WHAT IS “ART AND TECHNOLOGY”?, GAMING DEVELOPMENT AS A MODEL FOR CONTEMPORARY ART PRODUCTION, SECOND LIFE > REAL LIFE > SECOND LIFE, A TALE OF TWO GIFT ECONOMIES, INVISIBLE PAINTING & SCULPTURE, ON POINT 2.01 // Art Fairs and Mall Boppers

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RAFAËL ROZENDAAL, Colorful folded object with shadows, 2014.

SFAQ Pick: “ONES AND ZEROS,” group exhibition at di Rosa, Napa.

Aaron Finnis, Charles Gute, Matt Lipps, Sanaz Mazinani, Simon Pyle, Stephanie Syjuco, and Margo Wolowiec

“ONES AND ZEROS”

di Rosa, Gatehouse Gallery

5200 Carneros Hwy, Napa, CA 94559

Reception: August 2, 6-8 pm

August 2 – September 28, 2014

 

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Saturday, August 2, di Rosa hosts an opening reception for “ONES AND ZEROS,” a group exhibition of Bay Area artists addressing the impact of digital technology through relatively traditional artistic means. Artists Aaron Finnis, Charles Gute, Matt Lipps, Sanaz Mazinani, Simon Pyle, Stephanie Syjuco, and Margo Wolowiec present reflections on an increasingly digital, virtual contemporary life, taking technology as subject rather than as vehicle. An undeniable element of technology’s rapid development is the obsolescence of parts, including the computers, screens, media players, speakers, and sensors artists might employ; the artists of “ONES AND ZEROS” factor the transience of specific technologies into their work, exploring digital devices, behaviors, and systems in artistic forms that can both accommodate and preserve this particular, peculiar moment in time.

 

The opening reception takes place August 2 from 6 – 8 pm.

di Rosa hosts a preview for members before the reception, from 5 – 6 pm.

 

 

Stephanie Syjuco, "RAIDERS: International Booty, Bountiful Harvest (Selections from the Collection of the A____ A__ M_____)," installation view. Digital archival photo prints mounted onto lasercut wood, hardware, crates, dimensions variable, 2011.

Stephanie Syjuco, “RAIDERS: International Booty, Bountiful Harvest (Selections from the Collection of the A____ A__ M_____),” digital archival photo prints mounted onto lasercut wood, hardware, crates, dimensions variable, 2011. Courtesy of the artist.

 

 

 

Margo Wolowiec, "Due North," Handwoven polyester, cotton, linen, dye-sublimation ink, fabric dye, 81 × 57 in, 2014. Courtesy of di Rosa.

Margo Wolowiec, “Due North,” handwoven polyester, cotton, linen, dye-sublimation ink, fabric dye,
81 × 57 in, 2014. Courtesy of the artist and Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles.

 

A panel discussion organized in conjunction with “ONES AND ZEROS” will take place September 11, at 7 pm.

Admission is $10.

 

The exhibition remains on view through September 28.

For more information, please visit the di Rosa website.

 

Recent SFAQ Picks:

-SFAQ Pick: “Hood Pass,” solo exhibition by Stephen McClintock at Louis B. James, New York.

-SFAQ Pick: “MATRIX 254,” solo exhibition by Geta Bratescu at BAM/PFA, Berkeley.

-SFAQ PICK: “Superobjects: Subversive Souvenirs,” lecture by John de Fazio at SFAI, San Francisco.

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SFAQ Pick: “Hood Pass,” solo exhibition by Stephen McClintock at Louis B. James, New York.

Stephen McClintock

“Hood Pass”

Louis B. James

143B Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002

Reception: July 31, 6-8pm

July 31 – August 28, 2014

 

 

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Thursday, July 31, Louis B. James hosts a reception for “Hood Pass,” a new exhibition of photography and video by Stephen McClintock. McClintock works with a range of cameras and film, capturing contemporary subjects with a refreshingly traditional focus on the technicality and authenticity of an original image. Imagery ranges from biographic views of New York City and reflections on Camden County, New Jersey, where McClintock grew up, to more explorative photographic projects like his “Food Series,” in which the artist appropriates and composes elements of commercial photography.

 

The opening reception takes place July 31, from 6 – 8 pm.

 
 

Stephen McClintock, "Food Series #1," 35 MM C-prints, 20 x 28", edition of 3, 2014

Stephen McClintock, “Food Series #1,” 35mm C-prints, 20 x 28″, edition of 3, 2014

 

The exhibition remains on view through August 28.

For more information, please visit the gallery’s website.

 

Recent SFAQ Picks:

-SFAQ Pick: “MATRIX 254,” solo exhibition by Geta Bratescu at BAM/PFA, Berkeley.

-SFAQ PICK: “Superobjects: Subversive Souvenirs,” lecture by John de Fazio at SFAI, San Francisco.

-SFAQ Pick: “The White Album,” group exhibition at Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles.

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SFAQ Pick: “MATRIX 254,” solo exhibition by Geta Bratescu at BAM/PFA, Berkeley.

Geta Bratescu

“MATRIX 254”

UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

2626 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

Curator Walkthrough: July 27, 1 pm

July 25 – September 28, 2014

 

 

Sunday, July 27, curator Aspara DiQuinzio leads a walkthrough of the newly opened exhibition by Geta Bratescu at the Berkeley Art Museum. DiQuinzio, curator of modern and contemporary art, provides insight into the life and work of a prolific artist largely unknown to international audiences until quite recently. Bratescu (b. 1926) has been living and working in Bucharest since the 1950s in a dynamic combination of media, including but not limited to drawing, collage, photography, video, performance, and printmaking. MATRIX 254, Bratescu’s first solo U.S. museum presentation, includes a selection of works made between 1977 and 2000, including “The Studio,” an early film.

 

The curator walkthrough begins on July 27 at 1 pm.

 

"Towards White," 9 b/w photographs, mounted on paper, 1976-2011. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin.

“Towards White,” 9 black and white photographs, mounted on paper, 1976-2011. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Barbara Weiss.

 

"Atelier Continuu," installation view, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin, 2014. Courtesy of Galerie Barbara Weiss.

“Atelier Continuu,” installation view, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin, 2014. Courtesy of the artist of Galerie Barbara Weiss.

 

The exhibition remains on view through September 28.

For more information please visit the museum’s website.

 

Recent SFAQ Picks:

-SFAQ PICK: “Superobjects: Subversive Souvenirs,” lecture by John de Fazio at SFAI, San Francisco.

-SFAQ Pick: “The White Album,” group exhibition at Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles.

-SFAQ Pick: “Letters to Chantri #1: The lady at the door/The gift that keeps on giving,” solo exhibition by Korakrit Arunanondchai at The Mistake Room, Los Angeles.

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SFAQ PICK: “Superobjects: Subversive Souvenirs,” lecture by John de Fazio at SFAI, San Francisco.

John de Fazio

“Superobjects: Subversive Souvenirs”

San Francisco Art Institute

800 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94133

July 25, 6:30 pm

 

This Friday, July 25, the San Francisco Art Institute welcomes artists John de Fazio as a guest speaker in their Graduate Lecture Series. de Fazio creates commemorative sculptures that reference and reflect upon contemporary life, depicting figures and elements of politics and mass media with both humor and sincerity. de Fazio’s sculptures take their forms from ornate historical and ceremonial objects, and their content from the present; the results are a record of our time, in the physical language of the anthropological display. Three of de Fazio’s “superobjects” were recently acquired by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

 

The lecture begins at 6:30 pm. Please RSVP on the SFAI website.

 

Please note that Saturday, July 26 is also the last day of “Wrong’s What I Do Best,” the current exhibition in the SFAI Walter and McBean Galleries.

 

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For more information, please visit the SFAI website.

 

Recent SFAQ Picks:

-SFAQ Pick: “The White Album,” group exhibition at Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles.

-SFAQ Pick: “Letters to Chantri #1: The lady at the door/The gift that keeps on giving,” solo exhibition by Korakrit Arunanondchai at The Mistake Room, Los Angeles.

-SFAQ Pick: “Way Out West” Launch Party at Heron Arts, San Francisco.

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SFAQ Pick: “The White Album,” group exhibition at Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles.

Christopher Badger, Kristin Beinner James, Eduardo Consuegra, Alika Cooper, Dan Finsel, Mark Hagen, Daniel Ingroff, Barry Johnston, James Krone, Max Maslansky, Dianna Molzan, Laurie Nye, Fay Ray, Amanda Ross-Ho, Kathleen Ryan, Owen Schmit, Semi-Tropic Spiritualists, Mary Weatherford, Jonas Wood

“The White Album”

Richard Telles Fine Art

7380 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Reception: July 19, 5-7 pm

July 19 – August 16, 2014

 

 

The new exhibition at Richard Telles Fine Art, “The White Album,” features nineteen Los Angeles-based artists working in painting, sculpture, video, performance, and more. Curated by Gladys-Katherina Hernando, the exhibition takes its name from an essay and book by Joan Didion in which she explores various aspects of California in the 60s. Exhibiting artists address Los Angeles, and California more generally, as a place of myth, mysticism, and transformation. A publication produced in conjunction with the exhibition includes texts by Gladys-Katherina Hernando, Lia Trinka-Browner, and Itza Vilaboy.

 

The gallery hosts an opening reception Saturday, July 19 from 5 – 7 pm.

 

At 6:30 pm the night of the opening, expect a performance by the Semi-Tropic Spiritualists, the collaborative project of Astri Swendsrud and Quinn Gomez-Heitzeberg.

 

 

Daniel Ingroff, "Parrot," acrylic on canvas, 54 x 40.5 in., 2014. Courtesy of Richard Telles Fine Art.

Daniel Ingroff, “Parrot,” acrylic on canvas, 54 x 40.5 in., 2014. Courtesy of Richard Telles Fine Art.

 

The exhibition remains on view through August 16.

For more information, please visit the gallery’s website.

 

Recent SFAQ Picks:

-SFAQ Pick: “Letters to Chantri #1: The lady at the door/The gift that keeps on giving,” solo exhibition by Korakrit Arunanondchai at The Mistake Room, Los Angeles.

-SFAQ Pick: “Way Out West” Launch Party at Heron Arts, San Francisco.

-SFAQ Pick: “Go With the Flow,” group exhibition at The Hole, New York.

 

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SFAQ Pick: “Letters to Chantri #1: The lady at the door/The gift that keeps on giving,” solo exhibition by Korakrit Arunanondchai at The Mistake Room, Los Angeles.

Korakrit Arunanondchai
“Letters to Chantri #1: The lady at the door/The gift that keeps on giving”
The Mistake Room
1811 E. 20th St. LA, CA 90058
Reception: July 18, 7:30-9:30
July 18 – September 13, 2014

 

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On Friday, July 18, The Mistake Room hosts an opening reception for “Letters to Chantri #1: The lady at the door/The gift that keeps on giving” a new video installation by Korakrit Arunanondchai. The first part of a longterm project, this exhibition is one of a series in which various characters will be introduced and developed towards a future feature film. This installment is the product of an ongoing collaboration between Arunanondchai and performance artist boychild; also contributing to the project are Director of Photography Alex Gvojic, Producer Rory Mulhere, Composer Harry Bornstein, and artists Cherisse Gray and Zanzie. This will be the artist’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles; his first solo museum presentation is on view through September 14 at MoMA PS1.

 

The Mistake Room hosts an opening reception Friday, July 18 from 7:30 – 9:30 pm.

 

 

 

Korakrit Arunanondchai, 2014. Courtesy of Visionaire Blog.

Korakrit Arunanondchai, 2014. Courtesy of Visionaire Blog.

 

The exhibition remains on view through September 13.

For more information, please visit the gallery’s website.

 

Recent SFAQ Picks:

-SFAQ Pick: “Way Out West” Launch Party at Heron Arts, San Francisco.

-SFAQ Pick: “Go With the Flow,” group exhibition at The Hole, New York.

-SFAQ Pick: “New,” solo exhibition by Yung Jake at Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles.

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SFAQ Pick: “Way Out West” Launch Party at Heron Arts, San Francisco.

Brett Amory, APEX ONE, Pakayla Rae Biehn, Anthony Discenza, Double Zero (Annie Vought and Hannah Ireland), Jeremy Fish, Casey Gray, Desiree Holman, Chris Johanson, Jet Martinez, Alicia Mccarthy, Alia Penner, Andrew Schoultz, Dave Schubert, Jen Stark, Zio Ziegler, Andrew Li, John Patrick McKenzie, and Kate Thompson
“Way Out West” Launch Party
Heron Arts
7 Heron Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
July 17, 5:30 pm (Collector and Press Preview), 7pm (General Admission)

July 7 – August 17, 2014

 

 

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Thursday, July 17, The Art City Project hosts a reception at Heron Arts for “Way Out West,” a new public art exhibition. Curated by Tova Lobatz and Jenny Sharaf, the exhibition fills spaces typically occupied by advertisements with artwork, reconfiguring billboards, transit shelters, the sides of buses, and more. This public exhibition, the first for The Art City Project, responds to the rapid physical and social developments taking place in San Francisco’s inner Mission district by allowing artists to occupy high-visibility space in the transitional landscape. “Way Out West” is a timely celebration of California as a place of dreams, innovation, and change.

 

The Art City Project hosts a launch party Thursday, July 17 at Heron Arts, where the original artwork for the project will be on view, along with limited edition prints from Magnolia Editions. Complimentary refreshments will be provided by Espolon Tequila, and local DJs will perform throughout the evening.

 

For tickets and more information, please visit this link.

 

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“Way Out West,” The Art City Project, San Francisco, 2014. Foreground: Desiree Holman, “From Troglodyte to Sophont.” Background: Anthony Discenza, “Sell Your Hopes.”

 

Anthony Discenza, "Sell Your Hopes," billboard at 15th Street and South Van Ness, San Francisco, 2014.

Anthony Discenza, “Sell Your Hopes,” billboard at 15th Street and South Van Ness, San Francisco, 2014.

 

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Desiree Holman, “From Troglodyte to Sophont,” billboard at 15th Street and South Van Ness, San Francisco, 2014.

 

Casey Gray, "California Love," billboard across from Zeitgeist on Duboce and Valencia, San Francisco, 2014.

Casey Gray, “California Love,” billboard across from Zeitgeist at Duboce and Valencia, San Francisco, 2014.

 

The exhibition remains on view through August 17.

For more information, please visit The Art City Project’s website.

 

Recent SFAQ Picks:

-SFAQ Pick: “Go With the Flow,” group exhibition at The Hole, New York.
-SFAQ Pick: “New,” solo exhibition by Yung Jake at Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles.
-SFAQ Pick: “The History of Technology,” group exhibition at Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco.

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SFAQ Pick: “Go With the Flow,” group exhibition at The Hole, New York.

Adam Henry, Austin Lee, Brian Belott, Dennis Hoekstra, Eric Cahan, Evan Gruzis, Greg Bogin, Jesse Edwards, Jessica Ciocci, JIMJOE, KATSU, Keltie Ferris, Michael Dotson, Michael Staniak, Rosson Crow, Timothy Uriah Steele, Trudy Benson, Wendy White, and Zane Lewis

“Go With the Flow”

The Hole

312 Bowery, New York, NY 10012

July 10 – August 23, 2014

 

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This summer, the Hole presents “Go With the Flow,” a group exhibition of artists working with sprayed paint. Now on view, the exhibition features artists utilizing methods of paint application once mainly confined to automotive finishing and graffiti writing. Included works demonstrate the particular and diverse visual effects possible; artists explore atomized paint as a way of achieving perfect gradations of color and light, illusions of depth, analog renderings of digital imagery, as well as the inevitable reframing of surrounding techniques and materials.

 

 

Michael Dotson, "Showered," Acrylic on Panel, 24 x 24 in., 2014 (left), and "Bath Time," Acrylic on Panel, 24 x 24 in., 2013 (right).

Michael Dotson, “Showered,” acrylic on panel, 24 x 24 in., 2014 (left) and “Bath Time,” acrylic on panel, 24 x 24 in., 2013 (right). Courtesy of The Hole.

 

Adam Henry, "Untitled (tvptgd)," synthetic polymers on linen, 67 x 51 in., 2013. Courtesy of The Hole.

Adam Henry, “Untitled (tvptgd),” synthetic polymers on linen, 67 x 51 in., 2013. Courtesy of The Hole.

 

The exhibition remains on view through August 23.

For more information, please visit the gallery’s website.

 

Recent SFAQ Picks:

-SFAQ Pick: “New,” solo exhibition by Yung Jake at Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles.

-SFAQ Pick: “The History of Technology,” group exhibition at Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco.

-SFAQ Pick: “Summer Highlights,” group exhibition at John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco.

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SFAQ Pick: “New,” solo exhibition by Yung Jake at Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles.

Yung Jake

“New”

Steve Turner Contemporary

6026 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Reception: July 12, 7-9 pm

July 12 – August 23, 2014

 

 

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This Saturday, July 12, Steve Turner Contemporary hosts an opening reception for “New,” a solo exhibition by Yung Jake. The Los Angeles-based artist, born on the Internet in 2011, presents a variety of found objects treated to an application of popular, Internet-specific imagery printed on vinyl. The wall-mounted works are complemented by two large metal containers with a similar hybrid aesthetic and filled with fluorescent lights. Video sharing websites, pop-up advertisements, and other visual materials typically confined to virtual experience creep onto the analog and tangible as if this step is inevitable, and seemingly it is.

 

The gallery hosts an opening reception Saturday, July 12 from 7 – 9 pm.

 

 

Yung Jake, "Old (Page 1)" & "Old (Page 2)," Printed vinyl on found metal, 46 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches each, 2014. Courtesy of Steve Turner Contemporary.

Yung Jake, “Old (Page 1)” & “Old (Page 2),” Printed vinyl on found metal, 46 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. each, 2014. Courtesy of Steve Turner Contemporary.

 

Yung Jake, "1280 x 720," Printed vinyl on found metal, fluorescent lights, 36 1/2 x 77 x 35 in, 2014. Courtesy of Steve Turner Contemporary.

Yung Jake, “1280 x 720,” Printed vinyl on found metal, fluorescent lights, 36 1/2 x 77 x 35 in., 2014. Courtesy of Steve Turner Contemporary.

 

"New," Installation view, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, July 2014. Courtesy of Steve Turner Contemporary.

“New,” installation view, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, July 2014. Courtesy of Steve Turner Contemporary.

The exhibition remains on view through August 23.

For more information, please visit the gallery’s website.

 

Recent SFAQ Picks:

-SFAQ Pick: “The History of Technology,” group exhibition at Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco.

-SFAQ Pick: “Summer Highlights,” group exhibition at John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco.

-SFAQ Pick: Closing reception for “Sights and Sounds of Stage and Screen,” David Bayus and Ben Bigelow at City Limits, Oakland.

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SFAQ Pick: “The History of Technology,” group exhibition at Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco.

Simon Denny, Samuel Levi Jones, Dashiell Manley, Philipp Timischl, and Margo Wolowiec

“The History of Technology”

Jessica Silverman Gallery

488 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Reception: July 11, 6-8 pm

July 11 – August 23, 2014

 

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Friday, July 11, Jessica Silverman Gallery opens “The History of Technology,” a new group exhibition featuring work by Simon Denny, Samuel Levi Jones, Dashiell Manley, Philipp Timischl and Margo Wolowiec. The artists explore the relationship between painting and communications technologies (books, films, television, etc.), and the potential to harness the particular effects of these forms of media in artwork.

 

The gallery hosts an opening reception Friday, July 11 from 6 – 8 pm.

 

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A zine created in conjunction with the exhibition is available for online viewing here.

 

The exhibition remains on view through August 23.

For more information, please visit the gallery’s website.

 

Recent SFAQ Picks:

-SFAQ Pick: “Summer Highlights,” group exhibition at John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco.

-SFAQ Pick: Closing reception for “Sights and Sounds of Stage and Screen,” David Bayus and Ben Bigelow at City Limits, Oakland.

-SFAQ Pick: “Paddles ON!” auction at Phillips, London.

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