“Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art” at the Legion of Honor

Since its inception in 1915 by founders Adolf and Alma Spreckels to create a new art museum modeled after the French Pavilion at Panama Pacific International Exposition, which itself was a three-quarter-scaled replica of Palais de la Légion d’Honneur in Paris, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Legion of Honor’s commitment to the exhibition and preservation of European, particularly French […]

Nychos, “Street Anatomy” at Fifty24SF Gallery

04.23.2014
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Combining visceral past experiences of skinning and dissecting animals growing up in a hunting family from a small village in Austria and a childhood saturated with colorful cartoons, comic books, and heavy metal, graffiti artist, painter, and illustrator Nychos developed a distinctive artistic style of hyperbolic, imaginative depictions of cross-sectioned human and animal bodies. “I was always interested in how the body worked,” he said […]

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Peter Gronquist, “Make Stuff” at Shooting Gallery

04.22.2014
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In his particularly unique taxidermy and assemblage sculptures, one-time Oakland now Portland-based artist Peter Gronquist’s hybridized animals are a thoughtful response to the contemporary dynamics of American culture, as well as a fun-house mirror reflection of controversial gun policies in the United States. Ostentatious gold-plated antlers from which massive weaponry emerge paired with the glassy-eyed stare of a decapitated wild animal calls attention to the […]

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Photo Feature: Headlands Center for the Arts Spring Open Studio

04.18.2014
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Scheduled in conjunction with Headlands’ three Artists in Residence seasons, Open House at Headlands Center for the Arts take place on three Sundays each year and are a great way to explore the center, meet the artists in the Affiliate, Artist in Residence, Graduate Fellowship, and Tournesol Award programs and see the works in progress […]

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“Universe: The Art of Existence” at Modern Eden Gallery, Curated by Michael Cuffe

04.17.2014
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With the current airing of the science documentary series, COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey on FOX television hosted by Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, there has perhaps been a renewed interest in the cosmology and the universe at large. The current exhibition on view at Modern Eden Gallery responds to this increased attention. Universe: The Art of Existence is […]

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Photo Feature: Romanowski, “REC” at Luna Rienne Gallery

04.09.2014
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REC, a solo exhibition of artwork currently at Luna Rienne Gallery by self-taught San Francisco artist Romanowski is comprised of a delightful collection of assemblage work and dioramas made of recycled and reclaimed materials that reference popular music, current politics, and contemporary culture. The coordination of implemented found objects and the artist’s careful attention to their individual […]

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Call for Artists: “Real and Surreal” at Sandra Lee Gallery — Due July 16, 2014

04.07.2014
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CALL FOR ARTISTS – JURIED SHOW “Real and Surreal” – Juried Show with esteemed Dewitt Cheng, art writer for Artillery, Art Ltd, VisualArtSource.com and other publications, and Curator for Stanford Art Spaces, an exhibition program serving several university venues. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES The subject matter is at the discretion of the artist, provided it fits with the theme of […]

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