Photo Feature: Jennie Ottinger & Megan Reed, “Rabble-Rousers” at Johansson Projects

Artwork can insert itself in various contemporary issues, whether it is offering a contrary voice among political discourse, or it prods at social norms and (in)propriety. In Rabble-Rousers at Johansson Projects, Megan Reed and Jennie Ottinger’s work examine the multiple layers of the contemporary visual world around us, from the attractive array of colors meant to entice consumption […]

Photo Feature: Jennie Ottinger & Megan Reed, “Rabble-Rousers” at Johansson Projects

06.12.2017

Artwork can insert itself in various contemporary issues, whether it is offering a contrary voice among political discourse, or it prods at social norms and (in)propriety. In Rabble-Rousers at Johansson Projects, Megan Reed and Jennie Ottinger’s work examine the multiple layers of the contemporary visual world around us, from the attractive array of colors meant to entice consumption […]

Call for Entries: “Bluets” at GearBox Gallery — Deadline: June 26, 2017

05.30.2017
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“Bluets,” at GearBox Gallery 770 West Grand Ave. Oakland, CA Entry Fee: $35.00 BLUETS: To fall under a spell We invite entries in any medium for BLUETS at GearBox Gallery in Oakland, CA. Submit work exploring this theme inspired by the writer Maggie Nelson, who has written that to love the color blue was to […]

Photo Feature: Lynn Aldrich and Sabina Ott, “Material Girls” at Bedford Gallery

05.26.2017
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Throughout the history of art, there are many instances of artists whose material work is so seemingly disparate, but who are nonetheless inextricably intertwined with shared histories and interests — one famous example is the convoluted relationship between Thomas Hart Benton and his one-time protege, Jackson Pollock. Bedford Gallery’s current exhibition, Material Girls includes colorful, playful, and fantastical artworks by Los Angeles-based artist […]

The Kenneth Rainin Foundation’s Open Spaces Program — Deadline: August 4, 2017

05.11.2017
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Program Description & Guidelines The Kenneth Rainin Foundation’s Open Spaces Program offers support to nonprofit organizations to partner with artists to create temporary, place-based public art projects in San Francisco and Oakland that: Are exceptional, visionary projects with a high impact Include an artist-initiated process of community engagement Exhibit cultural experimentation and innovation Leverage civic and […]

“Of Dogs and Other People: The Art of Roy De Forest” at the Oakland Museum of California

05.08.2017
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Of Dogs and Other People: The Art of Roy De Forest now on view at the Oakland Museum of California is the Bay Area artist’s first full retrospective. Including over 50 paintings, drawings, and sculptures from the Museum’s own collection and from the SFMOMA, the Whitney Museum of American Art (where De Forest had a mid-career survey), […]

Photo Feature: ‘Status Module’ at Good Mother Gallery

03.08.2017
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  ‘Status Module’ Lauren D’ Amato and Robert Falco ‘Status Module’ is a consideration of how our relationship to the stark and manufactured environment has become naturalized to us through modularism. If modularism lends whole structures greater permanence at the cost of making sub-structures less permanent, we’d like to lend this approach of disposability and mobility […]