Saturday, February 21, 2015

Installation shots of TOTEM

TOTEM: Francesca Pastine Solo Exhibition


photography:  Jay Jones

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Tuesday, January 6, 2015


ARTFORUM 49, Ori Olokum, Mask Series
1295 Alabama Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

January 10 through February 21
Opening Reception: January 10, 4 - 7 pm

Saturday, November 15, 2014

RELICS at ICA San Jose

 I'm happy to be included in Relics, a group exhibition at ICA San Jose curated by Cathy Kimball.


Nov. 8, 2014 — Jan. 24, 2015
Main Gallery
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
560 South First Street San Jose, CA 95113
Relics is a group exhibition that explores the consequences of today’s accelerated embrace of new technology as well as the political, social and environmental consequences of technical and functional obsolescence.
Curated by ICA Executive Director Cathy Kimball, the exhibition will include work by a wide range of artists from the Bay Area and beyond, including Jim Campbell, Ching Ching Cheng, Max de Esteban, Katheryn Dunlevie, Genevieve Hastings, Victoria Mara Heilweil, Ferit Kuyas, Shona Macdonald, MANUAL (Hill & Bloom), David Pace, Ulrike Palmbach, Francesca Pastine, Lucy Puls, Nicola Vruwink and Stephen Wirtz. Running through January 24, Relics is comprised of photographs, sculptures, works on paper and video that serve as forensic testimonies of dead technologies. From GPS navigation systems to the abundance of social media sites, advancements in technology over the past decade have dramatically changed the world. They affect how we live, how we do business, how we acquire information and how we communicate. Dozens of devices and formats that were once considered cutting-edge technology are now regarded as obsolete. Many common items that were once ubiquitous have vanished from our lives. Typewriters, pagers, 8-track tapes, walkmans, answering machines, slides and slide projectors are true relics of the past. How does our society dispose of these antiquated objects of recent history? What is the effect of society’s desire to “upgrade” at every time a new technological advancement is announced?

Mutual Fund Web #3

Monday, June 2, 2014


Closing our season, the Bedford will narrow its focus to the physical and historical world of the skull. The Skull Show examines the role that skulls have played in the historical register, as memento mori, traditional religious icons, and vanitas themes in still life paintings. The Skull Show will also highlight the role the skull has played in the contemporary arts, exploring its appearance in counter cultures such as skate, surf, tattoo, as well as urban graffiti projects.
Helen Altman
Chuck Anderson
Robert Arneson
Donald Baechler
Shawn Barber
Andres Basurto
Shaun Beaudry
Tony Bevilacqua
Tim Biskup
Jamey Brzezinksi
Rachel Caldwell
Enrique Chagoya
Lisette Chavez
Bill Claps
Kim Cogan
Melissa Cooke
Matthew Cox
Ben Cuevas
Fred Dalkey
Boo Davis
Merek Davis
Marc D'Estout
Brian Dettmer
Lorenzo M. Durán
Fred Einaudi
Esque Studio
David H. Everett
Jeremy Fish
Jeremy Fisher
Coco Fronsac
Jiri Geller
Mike Giant
Magnus Gjoen
Grady Gordon
Scott Greenwalt
Quinn Gregory
Andres Guerrero
Ali Gulec
Dana Harel
Joshua Harker
Molly Hatch
Stephanie Henderson
Ester Hernandez
Pete Hickok
Stephanie Hirsch
Evan Hobart
James Hopkins
Iggy & Lou Lou
Beto Janz
Paul Johns
Angie Jones
Erik Jones
Jules Julien
Vance Kelly
Joji Kojima
Chase Kunz
Ben Kwok (Bioworkz)
Hervé Lewis
Markus Linnenbrink
Gabriel Londis
Brian Luong
Kate MacDowell
Robert Mars
Karl McDade
Frodo Mikkelsen
Ryan Milner
Portia Munson
Gordon Parks
Francesca Pastine
Chris Peters
Beverly Rayner
Jim Riswold
Matt Ritchie
Phil Roberts
Laurel Roth
Anthony Santella
Amy Sarkisian
Gerrel Saunders
Noah Scalin
Bryan Schnelle
Lucien Shapiro
Richard Shaw
Maureen Shields
Jim Skull
Laurel Skye
Mike Peter Smith
Hunter Stabler
Andy Stattmiller
Clayton Thiel
Derik Van Beers
Winnie Truong
Beth Van Hoesen
Derik Van Beers
Ben Venom
Jake Watling
Todd Ryan White 

BEDFORD gallery • Lesher Center for the Arts • 1601 Civic Dr. Walnut Creek, CA 94596 • 925/295-1417 • 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014



Recent Exhibitions

My work is currently in an exhibit, Ex Libris, at J. Johnson Gallery in Jacksonville Beach Florida.
EX LIBRIS is on view through June 13th and features the work of Cara Barer, Doug Beube, Long-Bin Chen, Brian Dettmer, Jessica Drenk, Andrew Hayes, Guy Laramée, Francesca Pastine, andAlexander Korzer Robinson.
With an interweb as vast as our universe, printed matter and libraries are fading into digital media and marketing. Increasingly, artists are investigating the significance of books as material objects and information vessels, exploring contemporary ideas such as consumerism and relevance in a time of new technology.  By folding, cutting, manipulating and carving covers and paper pages, artists are transforming bound literature journals into extraordinary original works of fine art, exploring books as an innovative artistic medium.

Artforum 44 Clark
ArtForum #44, Unsolicited Collaboration with Michael Clark, 2012, 47 x 18 x 4.74 inches
artforum magazine, wood, screw, matte board, Plexiglas
177 4th Avenue North
Jacksonville Beach, FL
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