Archive | March, 2013

Leo Villareal: Bay Lights

Technology has always promised a better tomorrow, and in that context, “Bay Lights” functions as the new sublime. Mark Van Proyen reports.

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Conversation 6 @ SF Arts Commission Gallery

This latest exhibition, part of a series of international dialogs, probes the shifting line between the virtual and the real.

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Amy Feldman @ Gregory Lind

Her pictures are to painting what Harold Lloyd is to physical comedy: exemplars of the well-executed pratfall, tempting fate, but landing on one’s feet.

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Materials Matter @ Seager Gray

Ideas are vital, but without material engagement, you have empty visual rhetoric. Fifteen sculptors convincingly demonstrate this show’s premise.

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Lynn Hershman Leeson @ Paule Anglim

The impact of manufactured desire on women has long been the chief concern of this esteemed feminist/new media artist. Her new targets: plastic surgery, sugar and smart phones.

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Gutai @ San Francisco Art Institute

In 1954, a little known painter and theorist called on Japanese artists to unleash the human spirit through “the scream of matter itself.” Their works influenced every movement that followed.

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Hung Liu @ Mills College Art Museum

“Offerings”, the installation portion of Hung Liu’s upcoming OMCA retrospective, highlights the qualities that have made her one of the Bay Area’s most revered painters.

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Pixilated Drift @ Johansson Projects

Works from three artists attempt to capture the visceral connection to technology that’s the lived experience of the post-Internet generation. Rachel Clarke reports.

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