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Annabeth Rosen @ Paule Anglim

With an energy that “hovers between joy and rage” Rosen continues to stretch the boundaries of ceramic sculpture.

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Lauren DiCioccio @ Jack Fischer

Mixing Surrealism and Dadaism her textile-based sculptures seduce by summoning contradictory associations.

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Ruth Pastine @ Brian Gross

Pastine’s paintings turn the human body into a tuning fork, and the gallery into a vivid sensorium.

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Alicia McCarthy & Jenny Sharaf @ Johansson

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

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Teresa Baker @ the Luggage Store

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

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Poetic Codings @ SJICA

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

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Amy Ellingson @ SJICA

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

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“Build” @ Traywick Contemporary

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

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Artist Profile: Val Britton

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

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Marc Katano @ Stephen Wirtz

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

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