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Eleven and a Half Hours A video installation between Dionne Lee and Shirin Abedinirad 18 August - 23 September 2017 In 1687, Isaac Newton proposed his First Law of Motion, the law of inertia: A body at rest tends to remain at rest, a body in motion tends to stay in motion. Bodies will continue in their current state, whether at rest or in motion, unless acted on by a greater outside force. As political tension between Iran and the United States increases, ongoing struggles for world power and resources directly impact everyday lives. The laws of inertia and resistance apply to both places despite the time difference (Eleven and a Half Hours, UTC-7 hours, time zone PDT). Eleven and a Half Hours is an exhibition focused on how Iranian and American residents carry on living despite varying levels of political turmoil that maintain a state of unrest. A collaboration between two female artists in parallel political and geographical locations showcases an attempt to resist the law of inertia by entering into a conversation and sharing experiences of discomfort in a sanctioned world. This exhibition is curated by Shaghayegh Cyrous as the culminating project of Aggregate Space Gallery’s annual intensive gallery internship. Opening Reception 18 August 6-10pm First Friday Event 1 September 5-8pm Second Saturday Artists Talk 9 September 11am Friction / Function: 23 September 7pm Local performing artists get juiced on ASG works and respond! Curated by Jesse Hewit: firstname.lastname@example.org aggregatesspacegallery.org/FrictionFunction Support for the Friction / Function series generously provided by Kenneth Rainin Foundation Gallery Hours Fridays and Saturdays 1-5pm and by appointment
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Opening Reception: Friday, August 25th, 6-9pm On view: August 25 – September 16, Saturdays and Sundays 12-5pm or weekdays by appointment. Embark Gallery is pleased to present Angela Willetts as an inaugural artist of R&D Projects, a new series of research-intensive postgraduate fellowships and summer solo exhibitions. In researching Fort Mason’s history and following conversations with National Park Service historians, Willetts’ explorations of the defunct military base led her to consider how the psychology of fear and defense systems currently operate within her own life. Borrowing military strategies and languages, her work underscores themes of vulnerability and protection through task-based performances, drawings, and handmade, site-specific flags. Embark Gallery is the brick-and-mortar space for the 501(c)-3 nonprofit Embark Arts Inc. We offers exhibition opportunities to current and recently graduated MFA students in the San Francisco Bay Area. We provide a space for an engaged community of artists, curators and scholars, and we aim to expand the audience for up and coming contemporary art. Embark’s programming represents the diversity of the talented artists studying at eight local art institutions: San Francisco Art Institute, UC Berkeley, California College of the Arts, Mills College, San Francisco State University, UC Davis, San Jose State University, and Stanford. The juried exhibitions are held at our gallery in San Francisco at the historic Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture.
Category: Art Exhibits 3 id: 14231
Reception Sept 9, 5-8pm. Ever Gold [Projects] is pleased to present NOAH, an exhibition of new work by Zachary Armstrong. NOAH is part of an ongoing series of large scale paintings by Armstrong based on a childhood drawing by his brother. Much of Armstrong's work involves reworking the imagery of childhood artwork, both his own and that of friends and family, taking an original drawing as a structure to develop and expand to its limits. The original drawing that is referenced in NOAH is a stick figure portrait of the artist created three days after his birth by his then four-year-old brother. Three years ago, Armstrong turned the image into a stamp, using this tool to create an allover pattern and overlapping the figure to the point of abstraction. For NOAH, this pattern covers large scale encaustic paintings, which are hung over a wallpaper of the same pattern. Zachary Armstrong (b. 1984) is an artist who lives and works in Dayton, Ohio. He works primarily in painting, but occasionally in painted sculpture and other media as well. Much of his work can be considered an attempt to recreate the flexibility and innovation of childhood creativity and often the artist samples his own childhood drawings as well as those of friends and family. These motifs are then repeated and expanded, most often in the form of encaustic and oil paintings. Recent solo exhibitions include Zachary Armstrong at GNYP Gallery, Berlin (2017); Zachary Armstrong at Tilton Gallery, New York (2016); Hills and Dales at Feuer/Mesler, New York (2016); and Goodnight Bojangles at Night Gallery, Los Angeles (2015).
Category: Art Exhibits 3 id: 14226
Come join us for Downtown San Leandro’s “Truth Thursdays,” with Off The Grid Markets hosted by the San Leandro Improvement Association (SLIA) in partnership with Westlake Urban and OSI Software on Thursday, September 28, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. “Truth Thursdays” surrounds the 55-foot tall Truth is Beauty statue at the San Leandro Tech Campus in Downtown San Leandro and features five food trucks, beer from San Leandro’s own 21st Amendment and Drake’s Brewing, wine, recreational games and live entertainment. Recreational games like corn hole and bocce ball will be out on the grass in front of Truth is Beauty. Attendees will be able to hang out around Truth is Beauty the whole evening, enjoying the live music, each other, and the food and drinks.
Category: Art Exhibits 3 id: 14229