Monday, December 20, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Invite you to the
ARTIST HONOREEGAIL & AL ENGELBERG
Presented in collaboration with
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2010
LIVE & SILENT AUCTIONS | COCKTAIL PARTY
SKYLIGHT STUDIO | 275 HUDSON STREET | NEW YORK CITY
6:30 PM SILENT AUCTION | 8:00 PM LIVE AUCTION
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
I participated in Capitalism is Over... If you Want it on July 23 at 3:00, on Market Street in SF. Recently I have been reconstructing Section A of the New York Times, the above piece "Blackout" is the finished product of the "Action." It was recently shown at Eleanor Harwood Gallery in the exhibit, In the Dark: Three Considerations.
List of Images:Blackout, Section A, graphite on New York Times (very top: this piece was the result of the action);
(above) Erased, Section A of The New York Times;
(middle) Who's in Control: Advertisements excised from Section A of the Times;
(bottom) Red Ink, cut Section A of the Times, red marker, fishing line, acrylic rod.
I am in an exhibit at the Bedford Gallery that opens on July 15 between 6 and 8pm: Unbound: A Brief History of Book Art
A National Exhibition of Book Art
July 11 - September 19, 2010
Sir Francis Bacon said, “Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.” The artists in our summer exhibition Unbound: A National Exhibition of Book Art have other ideas in mind. This show features 65 artists who tear, paint, puncture, and sew the pages, covers, and spines of books to create new two and three-dimensional works. Some of the artists recreate the book form in ceramic or fabric and others create one-of-a-kind books that pop up, fold out, or hang on the wall.
Regardless of the popularity of the electronic book, Kindle, iPad, etc., the traditional book form of paper between covers has a protected place in the hearts of readers. The book has been the body of human thought for many centuries and those who cherish the written word also cherish the book. Many artists in Unbound have produced books that are creatively hand-built and bound, while others have embraced the book as medium to repurpose its shape and content into meaningful objet d’art.
Although the work in this show is extremely diverse, the artists all seem to be borrowing the intimacy and profundity of the book into their personal works. At times the objects might be barely recognizable as book parts, but they still provoke nostalgia for those portable, private companions we love to hold in our hands. Unbound includes artworks in every media from drawing, painting, and printmaking to ceramics, photography, and video.
Bedford Gallery presents Unbound concurrently with the grand opening of the new Walnut Creek Downtown Library. The library will house several art works purchased and commissioned by the city including Christian Moeller’s Portrait in 12 Volumes of Gray, Marta Thoma’s Journey of a Bottle, and other works by Lorene Anderson, Jennifer Bain, Amy Blackstone, Catherine Courtenaye, Guy Diehl, Don Farnsworth, Sheila Ghidini, Peter Goldlust, Susie Grant, Joyce Hsu, Norie Sato, Gina Telcocci, and Peter Tonningsen. Guided tours of the library art will be offered by Bedford Gallery docents beginning in July. The Walnut Creek Downtown Library opens to the public with a celebration on Saturday, July 17th.
- Carrie Lederer, Curator of Exhibitions
This exhibition has been generously funded by a Lesher Foundation grant and Diablo Regional Arts Association. Thank you as well to our media sponsor, Contra Costa Times.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
Dean Jensen Gallery, located near the theater district on Water Street, presents “Big Bangs, Small Bucks 2”
This eclectic exhibit displays a variety of mediums from artists all around the world, including Ireland, the Netherlands, France and Sweden, as well as stateside artists from Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York, along with several Milwaukee favorites.
Erie, Penn.’s Suzanne Proulx sends an intriguing sampling of her inventive sculptures in the form of Dust Bunnies. Seven life-size bunnies, each with its own personality and carefully constructed from dryer lint, wire and thread, come to life in Jensen’s front window. On another table Proulx casts 14 evocative hands from new and used soap resembling marble. All of the hands have been modeled from people in her own family, including a newborn’s tiny fingers. In a separate work close by, Proulx presents baby birds wriggling from oranges in realistic sculptures titled Hatchlings, another artwork that tweaks the familiar into fantasy.
Paintings appear on the gallery walls with acrylics by Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design graduate Huey Crowley and watercolors by the Netherland’s Pi eter
Kusters. Milwaukee’s Santiago Cucullu and Kevin Giese provide unique watercolor and graphite images while San Francisco’s Francesca Pastine delicately cuts the mutual funds page from The New York Times. These fragile newsprint webs may be positing an opinion on financial success or ruin.
Jensen’s back gallery features a photographic essay worth studying. The alcove displays Susan Worsham (Virginia), Wendel A. White (New Jersey), Susana Raab (Washington, D.C.) and Wisconsin’s own Sonja Thomsen, who displays sensitive suites of miniature digital C-prints in shadow boxes.
The “Big Bangs” exhibit impresses and entices viewers with a wide array of celebrated artwork, regardless of whether the viewer is a casual shopper or serious art collector.
“Big Bangs, Small Bucks 2” continues through Jan. 30, 2010.
Monday, May 3, 2010
I am in a show opeining on May 28 at Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio http://www.manifestgallery.org/about/schedule.html
Contemporary Collage and Assemblage
Creativity and cultural expression find sources of inspiration in surprising places, and within unexpected materials. One might say that the truly creative life is one lived in such a way that ordinary things, or those not commonly considered ‘artful’ are suddenly seen as being sublime. Certainly many types of art can provide a glimpse into this creative way. But works of collage and assemblage might do it best. So, with GUIDEBOOK Manifest sets out to assemble an exhibit which explores such work - an exhibit that may in fact serve as a guidebook to a creative, enlightened way of seeing and being in the world.
For this exhibit 207 artists submitted 470 works for consideration. Eighteen works by the following 13 artists were selected for presentation in the gallery and catalog.
Mary Snyder Behrens
Monday, March 29, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
DEPTH OF SURFACE
Exibition dates: February 27 - March 25, 2010
Opening reception: February 27, 1:00 - 3:00
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 11 am - 4:00 pm
featuring the work of Northern California artists exploring the language of textiles through various media. The exhibition includes Julie Chang, Victor De La Rosa, Jennifer Ferré, Dustin Fosnot, Taraneh Hemami, Andrea Higgins, Ernest Jolly, Katie Lewis, Mung Lar Lam, Victoria May, Ali Naschke-Messing, Francesca Pastine, Anthony Ryan, Jeremy Chase Sanders, Lisa Solomon and Jina Valentine. Organized by the Fine Arts Gallery with Assistant Professor Victor De La Rosa, and presented in association with “Reinvention,” a national conference about surface design and contemporary textile art held on campus March 19 -24, 2010
The Fine Arts Gallery is located in Rm. 238 of the fine Arts Building on the main SFSU campus, 19th and Holloway Avenues, San Francisco. For more information, please visit www.gallery.sfsu.edu or call 415 338 6535.