2014 MFA Exhibition PRINCIPAL

Some great work at the SFAI MFA show which is up this weekend. It is at the old mint, and it is a great space. The feel of the exhibition space is more like a gallery than past venues.

Some picks from the exhibition. On view at the old mint:

ON VIEW
May 15–18

PUBLIC OPENING
Friday, May 16, 7–9 pm

VIEWING HOURS
11 am–6 pm

Large scale work by Javier Arbizu. Very beautiful, I wish the old lighting system didn’t hang so low :/

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Column made with heat ducting I believe.

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Lila Maes going primitive using repurposed wood and moss to form some wings.
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Bay Area artist at 25th Annual California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art

We had to stop in Davis and happened across their huge ceramics conference. It is worth checking out, demos, lots of art, and interesting people. Just a few shots from the John Nautsoulas gallery and a couple of the galleries next door.

http://www.natsoulas.com/22nd-annual-california-conference-for-the-advancement-of-ceramic-art/

Susannah Isreal

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Southern exposure White Hot Lamp Black

There are still two weeks to go check out the current exhibition White Hot Lamp Black at Southern Exposure. The show is said to investigate the edges of our perception: Shadows, Bright Light, Dark Space, and Deep Holes.

Carrie Hott created some great sculptures that boasted features that are so relevant in our current times. She made use of what seemed to be found objects and was able to reinterpret them to sync with the show perfectly in sculptural forms that create shadows on the wall. A lot of times when artists do this, it is either the objects that are interesting, or the shadows, but not both. Hott succeeded in creating objects that are very interesting to look at, and also create shadows that skew our perception. She also made a very interesting video that loops interesting studies of light and shadow, the video and the objects she created are visually very similar which offers a nice continuity to the work.

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Mauricio Ancalmo at Evergold

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If you haven’t had the chance to get to evergold the last few weeks, get over there quick before Mauricio Ancalmo’s show goes down in march.

It is a must see if you have ever played Pétanque in golden gate park with Paul Kos…or not.

The work in the show is very conceptual, but at the same time super approachable and modest. It is all inspired by our very own golden gate park, so if you have ever rolled through on your bike, enjoyed a picnic, or done anything else in the park, you will feel some sort of connection to the work.

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