Tonight I attended the opening for the art show, Super Contemporary at Creativity Explored.
Today at Southern Exposure was a performance piece by the talented Jennifer Locke. She was assisted by my artist friend Lucas and another gentleman. Unfortunately, I was not able to attend in person, but they streamed the whole day on YouTube. I am really impressed with Locke's work and look forward to seeing more from her in the future.
Tonight at Southern Exposure was a night of 40 performances by 40 artists for 4 minutes each. I attended with my friend Kate who is a professor of performance studies. It was great to hear her opinion, which agreed with mine–we were both very, very underwhelmed. The night felt like a Mid-Term project for freshman college students. A couple of these pics are performances that had potential, but still did not excel.
I attended my friend Airy's art opening last night with my friend Nikki. Airy featured an installation that included a slide show, found art objects, and a couple of beautiful drawings. She also showed three of her gorgeous films with the first multi-layered one being my favorite.
Afterwards, there was a happening that was performed by several of the other artists. It included having our eyes taped shut while bright lights were shined at us. A breathy narrator told a story about going to the beach. Afterwards there was a group hug (my friend and I frantically ran for the other room). Needless to say, I did not care for this piece filled with clichés and pseudo-spiritualism.
Today there was 5 of us and we met at a cafe to work.
After collaging all day, my friend Nikki and I headed over to Spring Open Studios at Blue Studios. This will be the last one due to the building being taken over by office spaces. There was a giant canvas that was a joint project and I decided to take it over.
Here is what the canvas looked like before and after:
Terrance Graven is a San Francisco artist whose installations incorporate sculptural elements, performance art, costumes, sound pieces, and theatrical lighting.