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    “Artforum Excavations” by Francesca Pastine

    Thursday, July 31, 2014

    I recently “rediscovered”  the Artforum Excavation Series by San Francisco-based artist Francesca Pastine.  When discussing this series, Pastine explains that she considers her “interation with Artforum magazine as a meditation on materiality […]

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    A Studio Visit with Steve Davis

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    The “American Dream” is defined in the dictionary as freedom, equality, and opportunity traditionally held to be available to every American and/or the personal happiness and material comfort gained and […]

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    Third Thursdays at the SOMA Artist Studios

    Thursday, July 17, 2014

    It’s that time again!  Tonight is the third Thursday of the month, meaning you should be spending this evening at the SOMA Artist Studios at 689 Bryant Street for their monthly Open Studios event. Sadly, the SOMA […]

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    Tara Donovan at Pace Gallery, Menlo Park

    Friday, July 11, 2014

    Pace Gallery is known internationally as an art world elite, representing major modern and contemporary artists (even celebrity artists) and showing leading exhibitions. This year Pace did something pretty awesome […]

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    Wearing Yayoi Kusama

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    Yayoi Kusama is no stranger to fashion collaboration.  However, her latest one is affordable and easy to find – which means there is really no reason you shouldn’t be wearing […]

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    #unassuminglyfeminist Alyssa Eustaquio

    Sunday, June 22, 2014

    Approaching gender roles established by cultural and social expectation  SJSU MFA student Alyssa Estaquio explains “My work explores the relationship between my self-perceived role in the world and that which […]

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    Saying Goodbye to Scott Hove

    Friday, June 20, 2014

      San Francisco artist Scott Hove is moving to LA and he wants to you all come by to say goodbye this weekend.  So change your plans, and head to […]

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    Gorgeous at the Asian Art Museum

    Friday, June 20, 2014

    The latest exhibit at San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum is asking what is “gorgeous” to you?  A collaboration between the Asian Art Museum and the San Francisco Museum of Modern […]

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    It’s all about Leg Guns!

    Friday, June 13, 2014

    Anyone who follows Ai Weiwei on Instagram has been bombarded with image of leg guns – lots and lots of leg guns.  But what are they all about? Beijing Cream […]

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    Outside the Frame with Danielle Lawrence

    Wednesday, June 11, 2014

    I was recently introduced to the work of artist Danielle Lawrence who literally creates her work outside the frame as she manipulates mediums of wood, enamel, paint and other mixed […]

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    Modernism from the National Gallery of Art at the deYoung Museum

    Friday, June 6, 2014

    Forty-six artworks by 27 artists form the deYoung Museum’s newest show: Modernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection.      Its dichotomy struck me most […]

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    Awesome Artist #Selfies on Instagram

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014

    Because Olek crochets everything…even her bubble baths. Ai Weiwei is pretty prolific on all forms of social media – and is an avid fan of the selfie – so it’s […]

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    TONIGHT! Saying Goodbye to Defenestration

    Saturday, May 31, 2014

    I’m sure you’ve all heard the news – Brian Goggin’s Defenestration will no longer be showering down furniture to those of us bustling up and down 6th Street.  Starting on Monday, […]

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    Poetic Codings and Amy Ellingson: Iterations & Assertions

    Monday, May 26, 2014

    The San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art will open two exhibitions that explore how artists use technology as a medium, some in combination with traditional methods, and how viewers interact […]

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    Ai WeiWei Loves Haircuts

    Monday, May 19, 2014

    Okay, so I always knew that Ai WeiWei loved his cats – but now he seems to have an obsession with awesome haircuts too!  Below are just some of the […]

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Jul
17

Third Thursdays at the SOMA Artist Studios

It’s that time again!  Tonight is the third Thursday of the month, meaning you should be spending this evening at the SOMA Artist Studios at 689 Bryant Street for their monthly Open Studios event. Sadly, the SOMA […]

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Jul
11

Tara Donovan at Pace Gallery, Menlo Park

Pace Gallery is known internationally as an art world elite, representing major modern and contemporary artists (even celebrity artists) and showing leading exhibitions. This year Pace did something pretty awesome […]

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Jun
20

Saying Goodbye to Scott Hove

  San Francisco artist Scott Hove is moving to LA and he wants to you all come by to say goodbye this weekend.  So change your plans, and head to […]

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Neighborhoods

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Jun
6

Modernism from the National Gallery of Art at the deYoung Museum

Forty-six artworks by 27 artists form the deYoung Museum’s newest show: Modernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection.      Its dichotomy struck me most […]

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Feb
19

De Young is live on Google Art!

When I heard that the de Young joined in the Google Art Project in 2012, I was ecstatic. Even though the museum is only an hour’s drive from my house, […]

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Jan
28

“Spire” by Andy Goldsworthy

Ever since I saw Rivers and Tides in the theatre back in 2003, I’ve been an Andy Goldsworthy fangirl.  And being a fangirl in San Francisco isn’t too bad, considering […]

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Jan
23

Pencils Down opening celebration at the Palo Alto Art Center

Those who are plugged into the cozy art scene here in the Penninsula are probably already aware of the quarterly cocktail party at the Palo Alto Art Center, known as […]

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Jan
15

Feral Creatures

Seattle artist Michael Alm has been hard at work creating life-size sculptures of wild animals that he has been meticulously researching in the back rooms of natural history museums and through antique books […]

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Jan
10

Samuel Rodriguez Has Emerged in San Jose

Bay Area emerging mural artist Samuel Rodriguez has dazzled San Jose with Public and Museum commissions worthy of a day committed to touring them all. In 2013 Rodriguez painted a […]

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Dec
19

Ballast by Richard Serra

Oh no!  You’ve wandered onto the UCSF Mission Bay campus and you don’t know what to do??  Well, you should take a moment to check out some art…because you’re pretty […]

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Dec
16

What Could Have Been – Mies van der Rohe in San Francisco

Currently nestled on Bay Street – between Hyde and Larkin – is a delightful little patch of greenery known as Russian Hill Park.  I’m actually really fond of this park, […]

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Oct
27

Walk you Art Off!

San Francisco has a plethora of public art pieces to see, but how can you plan a day tour around them?! Luckily the SoMA district (south of market) makes this […]

View of the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art gallery, close up of Bean Finneran's piece. Photo Courtesy of the ICA.
Oct
4

Tonight: Attend a Reception for the Artists

This year the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art’s 33rd Annual Art Auction Exhibition, opening today, boasts 180+ works from prominent artists in the Bay Area and Southern California. Attend […]

View of George Lawson Gallery with current show Erin Lawlor
Oct
3

Potrero Hill: SF’s New “It” Arts District

Recently the San Francisco gallery spotlight has shifted from 49 Geary and Minna Street to the newly hip and industrial neighborhood of Potrero flats with the establishment of Five prominent […]

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Sep
29

End of the Line – Station to Station in Oakland

Attending Station to Station at 16th street in Oakland on Saturday night was like having a one night stand with an art movement. It quickly breezed into town on an […]

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