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SFAQ Pick: It’s Nice Outside, solo exhibition by Mark Mulroney at Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco.

Mark Mulroney

It’s Nice Outside

Ever Gold Gallery

441 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

October 18th – November 15th, 2014

 

It’s Nice Outside, an exhibition of new paintings by New York-based artist Mark Mulroney, is in its last days at San Francisco’s Ever Gold Gallery. The works on view are constructed from painted paper, torn to shape and adhered in layers over reclaimed wood panels. Treated with a polyurethane coating, the paintings have a smooth, vinyl-like finish. Mulroney is perhaps best known for his humorous and disturbing takes on popular cartoon imagery; drawing from the structures and aesthetics of cartoon scenarios, Mulroney creates scenes familiar at first glance, which upon further inspection include unexpected visual and textual interventions. These new paintings maintain this humorous commentary on human experience and interaction, with a distinctly new aesthetic.

 

 

“Walking Away,” 2014, 27 x 38 inches, Painted paper on wood panel. Courtesy of Ever Gold Gallery.

“Walking Away,” 2014, 27 x 38 inches, Painted paper on wood panel. Courtesy of Ever Gold Gallery.

 

“I Know It’s Not Your Fault”, 2014, 36 × 48 inches, Painted paper on wood panel. Courtesy of Ever Gold Gallery.

“I Know It’s Not Your Fault”, 2014, 36 × 48 inches, Painted paper on wood panel. Courtesy of Ever Gold Gallery.

 

“Just Pretend Like I’m Not Even Here,” 2014, 31.5 x 25 inches, painted paper on wood panel. Courtesy of Ever Gold Gallery.

“Just Pretend Like I’m Not Even Here,” 2014, 31.5 x 25 inches, painted paper on wood panel. Courtesy of Ever Gold Gallery.

 

"It's Nice Outside," Installation view, 2014, Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco. Courtesy of Ever Gold Gallery.

“It’s Nice Outside,” Installation view, 2014, Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco. Courtesy of Ever Gold Gallery.

 

The exhibition remains on view through November 15.

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

 

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-SFAQ Pick: Grand Opening of Kiria Koula, San Francisco.

-SFAQ Pick: Almost Nothing Hardly Anything, solo exhibition by Rafaël Rozendaal at Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles.

-SFAQ Pick: Hard Weather, Carson Fisk-Vittori and Anna Sagström at Et al., San Francisco.

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SFAQ Pick: Grand Opening of Kiria Koula, San Francisco.

Kiria Koula

3148 22nd Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Grand opening: November 6, 6-8 pm

Current exhibitions: November 6 – January 10, 2015

 

November 6, Kiria Koula celebrates the opening of the new gallery and bookstore. The first two exhibitions, opening the same night, feature José León Cerrillo and Ilja Karilampi. José León Cerrillo manipulates common expectations of physical spaces and everyday objects through thoughtful re-presentations and arrangements. For the exhibition at Kiria Koula, Cerrillo has created three metal structures, overlaid visually by six screen-prints on glass and a fabric curtain, the result of these overlays being a kind of intangibility to the once-definite metal forms. Ilja Karilampi examines popular music and celebrity culture, drawing upon highly-represented symbols and tropes to create new, unfamiliar visual materials that maintain the original style and allure of the referent. For the exhibition at Kiria Koula, Karilamp presents four video works from 2009-2014, along with a new series of coordinating brass signs.

 

The first project for the bookstore/project space features research by Paul Chan. Chan will give two talks during the course of the project; the first, “Odysseus as artist: Part 1,” begins November 12, at 6:30 pm, and the second, “Odysseus as artist: Part 2,” begins the next day, November 13, also at 6:30 pm.

 

The grand opening takes place Thursday, November 6, from 6 – 8 pm, followed by an after-party.

 

 

José León Cerrillo, Hotel Edén, 2009. Installation, performance. Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City, 2009. Courtesy Proyectos Monclova.

 

Ilja Karilampi, installation view, 2009. “Where Language Stops,” Wilkinson Gallery, London. Courtesy Wilkinson Gallery.

 

The current exhibitions remain on view through January 10.

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

 

Recent SFAQ Picks:

-SFAQ Pick: Almost Nothing Hardly Anything, solo exhibition by Rafaël Rozendaal at Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles.

-SFAQ Pick: Hard Weather, Carson Fisk-Vittori and Anna Sagström at Et al., San Francisco.

-SFAQ PICK: House of Yes, solo exhibition by Reed Anderson at Gallery 16, San Francisco.

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SFAQ Pick: Almost Nothing Hardly Anything, solo exhibition by Rafaël Rozendaal at Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles.

Rafaël Rozendaal

Almost Nothing Hardly Anything

Steve Turner Contemporary

6026 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90036

Reception: November 1, 6-8 pm

November 1 – 29, 2014

 

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November 1, Almost Nothing Hardly Anything, a solo exhibition by Rafaël Rozendaal, opens at Steve Turner Contemporary. Rozendaal presents a series of lenticular paintings, as well as an interactive projection, through which visitors can access Rozendaal’s many websites. The paintings on view have the approximate physical structure and finish as digital screens, and the lenticular transition reminds of the particular visual experiences of digital viewing. A selection of Rozendaal’s websites, featuring mesmerizing visual effects, satisfying interactive actions, and popular online services made strange by unconventional use, can be found below.

 

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The gallery hosts an opening reception Saturday, November 1, from 6 – 8 pm.

 
A conversation between Rafaël Rozendaal and Austin Lee appeared in SFAQ print issue 16. Rozendaal and Lee discuss the flexibilities and practicalities of digital artwork, Rozendaal’s BYOB project, painting, writing haiku, and more.

 

 

SlickQuick.com, 2014. Website, duration infinite. Courtesy of the artist.

SlickQuick.com, 2014. Website, duration infinite. Courtesy of the artist.


 
Into Time 14 06 10, 2014. Lenticular painting, 47 x 35 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Steve Turner Contemporary.

Into Time 14 06 10, 2014. Lenticular painting, 47 x 35 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Steve Turner Contemporary.

 

Self portrait with tattoo, 2006. Courtesy of the artist.

Self portrait with tattoo, 2006. Courtesy of the artist.

 

The exhibition remains on view through November 29.

For more information please visit the gallery’s website.

 

 

Recent SFAQ Picks:

-SFAQ Pick: Hard Weather, Carson Fisk-Vittori and Anna Sagström at Et al., San Francisco.

-SFAQ PICK: House of Yes, solo exhibition by Reed Anderson at Gallery 16, San Francisco.

-SFAQ Pick: Book signing party for THE THING THE BOOK at THE THING Quarterly, San Francisco.

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SFAQ Pick: Hard Weather, Carson Fisk-Vittori and Anna Sagström at Et al., San Francisco.

Hard Weather
Carson Fisk-Vittori and Anna Sagström

Et. al

620 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

Reception: Thursday, October 30, 7-10 pm

October 30 – December 5, 2014

 

Thursday, October 30, Et. al opens Hard Weather, a new exhibition of work by Carson Fisk-Vittori and Anna Sagström. From Fisk-Vittori, an Oakland-based artist, and Sagström, who lives and works in Berlin, comes a cryptic press release quoting Matilda Tjäder in a rumination evoking a curious blend of sensory, mechanical, and digital experiences. No promises, but based on the previous engagements of Fisk-Vittori and Sagström, one can expect an impressive array of sculptural mixed-media work, featuring unfamiliar material unions and dramatic, engaging methods of display.

 

Et al. hosts an opening reception Thursday, October 30, from 7 – 10 pm.

 

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The exhibition remains on view through December 5.

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

 

Recent SFAQ Picks:

-SFAQ PICK: House of Yes, solo exhibition by Reed Anderson at Gallery 16, San Francisco.

-SFAQ Pick: Book signing party for THE THING THE BOOK at THE THING Quarterly, San Francisco.

-SFAQ Pick: Judy Pfaff at Loretta Howard and Pavel Zoubok, New York.

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SFAQ PICK: House of Yes, solo exhibition by Reed Anderson at Gallery 16, San Francisco.

Reed Anderson

House of Yes

Gallery 16

501 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

Reception: October 24, 6-9 pm

October 24 – December 31, 2014

 

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Friday, October 24, Gallery 16 opens an exhibition of new work by New York-based artist Reed Anderson. Anderson presents two series, including over 40 large-scale works total. The artist’s intricately cut and collaged paintings comprise one body of work; also on view are paintings from his “Papa Object” series, works in which Anderson incorporates photographic images of objects from auction catalogs. These objects, rejuvenated by Anderson’s application of paint and collage, are then mailed to particular places to be photographed; destinations include a Chinese sweatshop, a research vessel in Antarctica, and an office cubicle at MOMA.

 

The opening reception takes place Friday, October 24, from 6 – 9 pm.

 

Reed Anderson, Tuesday's Lady, 2014. Acrylic and collage on paper, 42 x 44 inches. Courtesy of Gallery 16.

Reed Anderson, Tuesday’s Lady, 2014. Acrylic and collage on paper, 42 x 44 inches. Courtesy of Gallery 16.

 

Reed Anderson, Santiago, Chile, 2013. Acrylic and collage on paper, 48 x 36 inches. Courtesy of Gallery 16.

Reed Anderson, Santiago, Chile, 2013. Acrylic and collage on paper, 48 x 36 inches. Courtesy of Gallery 16.

 

The exhibition remains on view through December 31.

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

 

Recent SFAQ Picks:

-SFAQ Pick: Book signing party for THE THING THE BOOK at THE THING Quarterly, San Francisco.

-SFAQ Pick: Judy Pfaff at Loretta Howard and Pavel Zoubok, New York.

-SFAQ Pick: Root Division’s 13th Annual Art Auction, San Francisco.

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SFAQ Pick: Book signing party for THE THING THE BOOK at THE THING Quarterly, San Francisco.

THE THING Quarterly HQ

447 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102

October 23, 6-8:30 pm

 

In conjunction with the San Francisco launch of THE THING THE BOOK, THE THING Quarterly and Chronicle Books host a book signing party at THE THING Quarterly HQ with karaoke, Jell-O shots, and atmospheric interventions by artist collective Bonanza. MacFadden & Thorpe, Kota Ezawa, Anthony Discenza, Tucker Nichols, and Gwen Allen will be present to sign copies of the newly released project.

 

THE THING Quarterly is a periodical publication of artist-designed objects, produced by Jonn Herschend and Will Rogan. For THE THING THE BOOK, Herschend and Rogan assigned each traditional feature of a book to a different artist or writer to reinterpret and treat as exhibition space. With contributions from John Baldessari, Martin Creed, Miranda July, Laurel Nakadate, Trevor Paglen, Leslie Shows, David Shrigley, Lawrence Weiner, and many more, the result is a beautiful and surprising object.

 

The signing at THE THING takes place Thursday, October 23, from 6-7 pm, with karaoke and Jell-O shot related activities continuing through 8:30 pm.

 

 

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For more information, please visit the website of THE THING Quarterly.

 

Ever Gold Gallery, located next door to THE THING Quarterly at 441 O’Farrell, will stay open late—until 8 pm—the night of the party. It’s Nice Outside, an exhibition of new paintings by Mark Mulroney, opened at Ever Gold just a few days ago.

 

Mark Mulroney, Centerfold, 2014. Painted paper on panel, 25.5 x 37 inches. Courtesy of Ever Gold Gallery.

Mark Mulroney, Centerfold, 2014. Painted paper on panel, 25.5 x 37 inches. Courtesy of Ever Gold Gallery.

 

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-SFAQ Pick: Judy Pfaff at Loretta Howard and Pavel Zoubok, New York.

-SFAQ Pick: Root Division’s 13th Annual Art Auction, San Francisco.

-SFAQ Pick: Bonanza VI: Eighteencharacters, exhibition by Bonanza at Interface Gallery, Oakland.

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SFAQ Pick: Judy Pfaff at Loretta Howard and Pavel Zoubok, New York.

Judy Pfaff

Run Amok / Second Nature

Loretta Howard Gallery / Pavel Zoubok Gallery

525-531 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001

September 18 – November 15, 2014

 

Loretta Howard and Pavel Zoubok have just opened concurrent exhibitions by artist Judy Pfaff at their next-door Chelsea galleries. Pfaff, perhaps best known for large, dense, mixed media constructions and installations, presents two exhibitions exemplifying distinctly different longterm pursuits and directions in her work.

 

For Run Amok, installed at Loretta Howard Gallery, included works play off of the gallery’s history with color field painting and geometric abstraction. A few large installations—like the hanging metal frames and sculptural masses that make up There is a Field, I Will Meet You There (Rumi)—are accompanied by an assortment of wall-mounted sculptures.

 

Judy Pfaff, There is a Field, I Will Meet You There (Rumi), 2014. Installation, dimensions variable. Courtesy of Loretta Howard Gallery.

Judy Pfaff, There is a Field, I Will Meet You There (Rumi), 2014. Installation, dimensions variable. Courtesy of Loretta Howard Gallery.

 

Second Nature, at Pavel Zoubok Gallery, exemplifies Pfaff’s exploration of the visual representation of nature and landscape. In works like Belle Starr/Blue Duck—a massive, gleaming construction with all the beauty and grime of real natural forms, but with the added beauty and grime of highly processed, industrial materials—Pfaff presents delightfully contemporary depictions of natural materials and systems. Also on view at Pavel Zoubok, the monumental Let Sixteen Cowboys Sing Me a Song—a sculptural installation seemingly emerged from unfamiliar waters, perhaps with some tinkering by an aquatic Robert Rauschenberg on the way up—is truly not to be missed.

 

 

Judy Pfaff, Belle Starr/Blue Duck, 2014.
 Paper, pigmented expanded foam, acrylic, resin, honeycomb, 118 x 132 x 24 inches. Courtesy of Pavel Zoubok Gallery.

Judy Pfaff, Belle Starr/Blue Duck, 2014.
 Paper, pigmented expanded foam, acrylic, resin, honeycomb, 118 x 132 x 24 inches. Courtesy of Pavel Zoubok Gallery.

 

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Judy Pfaff, Let Sixteen Cowboys Sing Me a Song, 2014.
 Mixed media, 112 x 290 x 48 inches. Courtesy of Pavel Zoubok Gallery.

 

The exhibitions remain on view through November 15.

For more information, please visit the websites of Pavel Zoubok and Loretta Howard.

 

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-SFAQ Pick: Root Division’s 13th Annual Art Auction, San Francisco.

-SFAQ Pick: Bonanza VI: Eighteencharacters, exhibition by Bonanza at Interface Gallery, Oakland.

-SFAQ Pick: Llyn Foulkes and Tamar Halpern, screening and conversation at SFAI, San Francisco.

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SFAQ Pick: Root Division’s 13th Annual Art Auction, San Francisco.

Root Division’s 13th Annual Art Auction
Root Division’s Pop-Up location
1059 Market Street, San Francisco, CA
October 23, 7-10 pm

 

Thursday, October 23, Root Division hosts their thirteenth annual art auction, a fundraiser that directly benefits local artists, provides art classes for Bay Area youth, and supports the future of Root Division’s unique programming. Available at auction are over 100 artworks from Bay Area artists, including contributions by Claire Colette, Randy Colosky, Lauren DiCioccio, Casey Gray, Jeremiah Jenkins, Todd Lavine, Whitney Lynn, and Tamra Seal. A full list of participating artists can be found online here. The silent auction also features gift certificates and other contributions from over 50 local businesses.

 

The event begins with a VIP cocktail hour, from 6-7 pm, with the silent auction beginning at 7 pm. The live auction starts at 8 pm.

 

For tickets, please call (415) 863-7668 or visit the Root Division website.

 

 

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For more information, please visit the Root Division website.

 

Recent SFAQ Picks:
-SFAQ Pick: Bonanza VI: Eighteencharacters, exhibition by Bonanza at Interface Gallery, Oakland.
-SFAQ Pick: Llyn Foulkes and Tamar Halpern, screening and conversation at SFAI, San Francisco.
-SFAQ Pick: Yerba Buena Night Art Walk, San Francisco.

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SFAQ Pick: Bonanza VI: Eighteencharacters, exhibition by Bonanza at Interface Gallery, Oakland.

Bonanza

Bonanza VI: Eighteencharacters

Interface Gallery

486 49th Street, Oakland, CA 94609

October 1 – October 31, 2014

 

Now on view at Oakland’s Interface Gallery, Bonanza VI: Eighteencharacters is an exhibition of work by artists Conrad Guevara, Lindsay Tully, and Lana Williams, working collaboratively under the moniker Bonanza. Drawing their inspiration from the show names given to race horses, the horse races at Golden Gate Fields in Berkeley, and the gallery space’s former life as a horse stable, the artists of Bonanza experiment with practices of naming, the connection of names to real entities and objects, and the possibilities of an alter ego. The exhibition takes its name from a technicality; a race horse’s show name—California Chrome, I’ll Have Another, Brangelina, etc.—may not exceed eighteen characters, including spaces, so the name Eighteencharacters is viable while Eighteen Characters is not. Playing with common conceptions of artistic ownership and the solitary creative genius, the artists of Bonanza combine forces and identities to create an immersive installation with what seems to be a singular vision, however alien.

 

Bonanza, Bonanza VI: Eighteencharacters, installation view, 2014, Interface Gallery, Oakland. Courtesy of Interface Gallery.

Bonanza, Bonanza VI: Eighteencharacters, installation view, 2014, Interface Gallery, Oakland. Courtesy of Interface Gallery.

 

Bonanza, Bonanza VI: Eighteencharacters, installation view, 2014, Interface Gallery, Oakland. Courtesy of Interface Gallery.

Bonanza, Bonanza VI: Eighteencharacters, installation view, 2014, Interface Gallery, Oakland. Courtesy of Interface Gallery.

 

Bonanza, Bonanza VI: Eighteencharacters, installation view, 2014, Interface Gallery, Oakland. Courtesy of Interface Gallery.

Bonanza, Bonanza VI: Eighteencharacters, installation view, 2014, Interface Gallery, Oakland. Courtesy of Interface Gallery.

 

The exhibition remains on view through October 31.

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

 

Recent SFAQ Picks:

-SFAQ Pick: Llyn Foulkes and Tamar Halpern, screening and conversation at SFAI, San Francisco.

-SFAQ Pick: Yerba Buena Night Art Walk, San Francisco.

-SFAQ Pick: ENFOLDING, solo exhibition by Allison Somers at Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn.

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SFAQ Pick: Llyn Foulkes and Tamar Halpern, screening and conversation at SFAI, San Francisco.

Llyn Foulkes and Tamar Halpern

Llyn Foulkes: One Man Band (2013)

San Francisco Art Institute, Lecture Hall

800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

October 13, 7:30 pm

 

Monday, October 13, the San Francisco Art Institute hosts a screening of Llyn Foulkes: One Man Band (2013), followed by a conversation between the Los Angeles-based painter and musician and the film’s writer and director, Tamar Halpern. Llyn Foulkes: One Man Band documents seven years of Foulkes’ life and work, from the age of 70 to 77, with a focus on formal particularities of the artist’s work and its evolution, as well as on his engagements with external entities—galleries, museums, and collectors—and the effects of these external influences on his practice. With commentary by Dennis Hopper and George Herms, the film explores Foulkes’ artistic practice through an intimate look at his processes, public engagements, and personal relationships.

 

The screening begins Monday, October 13, at 7:30 pm.

RSVP online here.

 

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For more information, please visit the SFAI website.

 

Recent SFAQ Picks:

-SFAQ Pick: Yerba Buena Night Art Walk, San Francisco.

-SFAQ Pick: ENFOLDING, solo exhibition by Allison Somers at Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn.

-SFAQ Pick: Joan Jonas, lecture at CCA, San Francisco.

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