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Alicia McCarthy Poetic Codings @ San Jose Institute for Contemporary Art Amy Ellingson @ San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
 

Alicia McCarthy & Jenny Sharaf @ Johansson Projects

McCarthy’s paintings appear ad hoc, but are carefully considered. Sharaf’s are gawky accretions of preppy color, barely but bravely held in coherence.

Poetic Codings @ San Jose Institute for Contemporary Art

A selection of contemporary video art, from abstract, generative pieces to musical software, and from cyber poetry to games.

Amy Ellingson @ San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art

Ellingson's art confronts “the enormity of contemporary virtual experience” while asserting “the humanness of painting."

Teresa Baker @ the Luggage Store

07 August 2014

Winner of the Headland’s Tournesol Award, Baker blends the tropes of Minimalism with Native American ceremonial practices.

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“Build” @ Traywick Contemporary

25 July 2014

Material engagement forms the connective thread in a distinctive summer group show of Bay Area artists.

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Artist Profile: Val Britton

14 July 2014

Britton’s collages depict the world in abstract terms, reflecting its tensions, anxieties and fragilities.

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Marc Katano @ Stephen Wirtz

04 July 2014

Working from memories of a childhood in Japan, Katano strives to express the ineffable.

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Mike Henderson @ Haines Gallery

30 June 2014

Henderson's thickly clotted, intensely worked abstractions seem spring from hands directed an urgent, clawing impulse. Julia Couzens reports.

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Michele Sudduth @ SFMOMA Artists Gallery

28 June 2014

Sudduth's paintings speak of the isolation and unease of people in public places.

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John Bonick & Tim Yankosky @ Andrea Schwartz

22 June 2014

Bonick’s pattern paintings probe infinity; Yankosky’s repurposed tape measures examine the psychology of how we size things up.

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Public Intimacy @ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

19 June 2014

South African artists paint a sad and sobering picture of broken promises and unfulfilled dreams.

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Bruce Davidson @ Robert Koch

17 June 2014

50 years after the Civil Rights Act, Davidson's photos remind us that race relations can't be described only in black and white.

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Marco Maggi @ Hosfelt Gallery

12 June 2014

Maggi seeks to concretize the ever-widening gap between knowledge and knowingness.

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