“Looking East: How Japan Inspired Monet, Van Gogh, and Other Western Artists” at the Asian Art Museum

When rattling off major artistic influences in Western art during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, U.S. Navy Commodore, Matthew Perry, might not be the first name to spring to mind. But it was Perry, who — after roughly 200 years of national seclusion — insisted that Japan open itself up to international trade. […]

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“Looking East: How Japan Inspired Monet, Van Gogh, and Other Western Artists” at the Asian Art Museum

11.09.2015
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When rattling off major artistic influences in Western art during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, U.S. Navy Commodore, Matthew Perry, might not be the first name to spring to mind. But it was Perry, who — after roughly 200 years of national seclusion — insisted that Japan open itself up to international trade. […]

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Interview with 2015-2016 Tournesol Award Winner, Elizabeth Bowler

10.23.2015
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The cacophony of the city of San Francisco and Sausalito gradually gave way to the hushed, rural landscape of Fort Barry and finally to Headlands Center for the Arts, where San Francisco Art Enthusiast met with current Tournesol awardee, Elizabeth Bowler. Her studio, a bisection of a larger room, was a hub of activity, which […]

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Photo Feature: San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries, Passport 2015: Japantown

10.21.2015
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The San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries held its fun, and engaging seventh annual Passport event this past weekend, on October 18. Through this signature event, SFAC Galleries makes contemporary art accessible to a broad and diverse audience, and remains one of the few participant-led art collecting experiences that encourages a direct connection between artists and arts enthusiasts […]

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Photo Feature: “Devolution” at Fifty24SF Gallery

09.09.2015
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“Devolution” now at San Francisco’s Fifty24SF Gallery, includes artwork by international and national artists Smithe, Tina Lugo, and Benjamin Constantine; and Bay Area artist Lauren YS.  Through each artists’ surreal, human figurative images rendered in bizarre novel mutations, the group exhibition explores the limits and the possibilities of the physical form. Benjamin Constantine, working in Brisbane, Australia, and Mexico […]

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Casey Cripe, “One Is All Is One” at Mirus Gallery

09.03.2015
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It may seem like a contradiction in terms to say that in order to tell the story of the universe, from its very nascent origins to its  undetermined future, there requires just as much artistic license as scientific evidence. But that is perhaps what Casey Cripe aims to reveal in his ambitious solo show, “One Is All […]

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Photo Feature: Dave Kinsey, “The Modern Condition” at FFDG

08.31.2015
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Los Angeles based artist David Kinsey’s solo show “The Modern Condition” now at San Francisco gallery FFDG expounds upon the works in three major exhibitions throughout the world since his last solo show at FFDG in 2013: “Cushion of Memory” at Detroit’s Library Street Collective, “Casa Grande” in Zürich’s Trace Gallery, and “Ashes to Ashes” at Galerie Die Kunstagentin in Cologne, Germany. Taking cues from […]

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