Wednesday, April 30, 2008

My Picks for This Thursday

Artist: Group Show
Gallery: The Lab
Title: Subversive Complicity
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 1, 2008
Exhibition Dates: May 1-24, 2008
Address: 2948 16th Street

Subversive Complicity brings together a group of artists whose work inhabits the interstices of contemporary life – physical, temporal, and conceptual gaps within existing structures – in order to subvert everyday systems and raise social awareness in subtle, humorous, and radical ways. link

Artist: Betsy Walton
Gallery: Rare Device
Title: Sacred Spring
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 1, 2008 from 7-9 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: May 1 - June 1, 2008
Address: 1845 Market Street

Ms. Walton's new body of work---Sacred Spring---depict iconic characters experiencing quiet moments of transcendence in settings inspired by forests, backyard swimming pools and grassy riverbanks. Walton uses an experimental approach to rendering the narratives, loosely incorporating diverse formal elements such as collage, hand drawn patterns, pencil drawings, and layered brushwork.

Artist: Michael Katakis
Gallery: Bonnafont Gallery
Medium: Photography

Opening Reception: Thursday May 1, 2008 from 6-8 p.m.
Address: 946A Greenwich Street

A man who captures strong contrasting black and white images from around the world. Above is titled, "Roof Tops In Morocco."

Artist: Daniel Tierney
Gallery: Steven Wolf Fine Arts
Title: Ghost Hesh
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 1, 5:30 – 7:30
Exhibition Dates: May 1 – May 31, 2008
Address: 49 Geary Street, Suite 411

His artist statement:

"They all started out picturing a real. A geometric space imagining its opposite.
The abstract bends concrete.
Here, outside of time, everything always is and everything is always visible.
Over touched and all at once.
A horizontal system of organization, compressed and with no divide.
A new library. A new fiction.
Structures walk on the backs of their hands and grandmothers never die.
A method of production formed by repetition and mutation.
One landscape built of thousands giving rise to thouands more
The lost inhabitants? Their luddite knuckles drag right through their future.
The mighty drift their only hope."

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