I went to the SFAI free figure drawing session tonight with artist friends, Eric R., Nikki, amd Erin F. There are a few things I like about my drawings, but each one seems to need more work on integrating the figure. They seem too disjointed. I'm looking forward to attending again in June.
I received the collaborative artpiece back from Sarah Smith and started by tackling the front cover. Here is my first step of many to come.
I hit the road with my friend Nikki for another late night roadtrip. We headed for South San Francisco to visit the Aeolian Harp, a 92 foot tall sculpture by Aristides Demetrios. An Aeolian Harp is named for Aeolus, the Greek god of the wind, and invented by the 17th-century polymath Athanasius Kircher. An aeolian harp is a passive instrument played by the movement of the wind.
After this, we headed to the burnt down train station in Burlingame. The frogs were singing and I accidentally punched Nikki in the mouth while having her smell wild anise that I picked.
We then headed to the Seward cement slides, but unfortunately they have devised a very clever way of keeping people from using the slides at night.
We then traveled to Dolores Park for a long relaxing time on the reclining swings. It got chilly and then headed home.
Met with Loretta H. & Jed B. for our monthly art collective meeting. It focused on sharing some of our inspirations to begin a dialogue about a common project together. Hopefully, by acknowledging our interests this will create a vocabulary to help expedite this collaborative film piece. We will see.
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Visited SFMOMA today with my friend Douglas P. There were a few highlights today, which was unexpected. I don't usually have high expectations when visiting the museum, but today was the exception.
I was completely riveted with Christian Marclay's Clock piece and enjoyed it from 3:00pm to 4:00pm. It really blew me away and hope to visit it again, hopefully sometime around midnight.
My second favorite thing was the exhibit featuring the visionary architect Lebbeus Woods.
Finally, I loved seeing the painting Hem (1999) by Jenny Saville. She is one of my favorite painters with her thick impasto brushwork and morbid view of the body.
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Today I finished applying to the Fire Island Artist Residency. I think I have a good chance at getting it and keeping my fingers crossed. If accepted, it would begin this summer.
I visited the art opening for Xara Thustra's solo show at the Luggage Store Gallery. I saw many familiar faces and briefly chatted with Xara. I've seen his performance art work which is completely amazing, but wasn't as impressed with his 2D works.
The luggage store gallery is proud to present POP-UP SHOW: NEW EXPERIMENTAL WORKS by XARA THUSTRA. The opening celebration will take place on Friday, April 12 from 7-9pm with food and entertainment. The exhibition runs through April 27th, 2013.
This will be a two-week exhibition. During the second week of the show, everything in the POP-UP SHOW is free. The installation consists of both older and new works. The artist’s intention is to leave “empty handed.” Xara says this show is about “celebrating selfless acts.”
Tonight the art store Dick Blick was having a special drawing event. It was a free 30 min. live drawing session, a short 5 minute demonstration by an atelier artist, and two drinks. I attended the gathering with my artist friend Scott Tsuchitani. It was short, but fun.
Tonight I began by attending a free tasting of Laphroiag with my artist friend Scott Tsuchitani. Of course, I sampled each of them with my favorite being the 2011 special reserve.
Afterwards, I went to the free live drawing event at SFAI. The model was Barbara who I have painted and drawn 10 years ago. She is one of my favorites, however I don't think these drawings reflect that.
Attended Darren Waterston's art opening at Haines Gallery. I am always inspired by his work. I plan on returning for his artist reception to meet him.
Ravens and Ruins
March 28 - May 18, 2013
Saturday, May 4, 2013, 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Terrance Graven is a San Francisco artist whose installations incorporate sculptural elements, performance art, costumes, sound pieces, and theatrical lighting.