My compatriot Jamil Hellu was having his opening at Recology tonight. I also enjoyed art by Matthew Gottschalk. It was a great show.
My friend Mark and I have been talking about doing a collage night. He organized this event, which was held at a wonderfully gracious gentleman's house. I didn't get a lot done, but was excited that one of the artists brought beeswax, which I used to cover one the collages.
I worked on the collaborative project between Sarah Smith and myself. I glued crystals on the cover.
Tonight I attended the SFAI MFA Show and found several artists' works I liked. Here are some of the highlights.
Tonight I attended California College of the Art's MFA Show and was very underwhelmed by the artwork. Students have dedicated 2 years of their lives and over $80,000 in tuition, but the projects I saw were not only poorly fabricated, but the concepts were either too elusive or absent. There were a few exceptions.
Today I attended an art showing of Deborah Oropallo at Catherine Clark Gallery.
DEBORAH OROPALLO | MILK MADE
April 12, 2014 – May 31, 2014
Special Event: Swine and Swill
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 3:00-5:00pm
I spoke to the gallery attendant who explained her process. I greatly admire her content, but must admit I was slightly disappointed because I tend to romanticize the "hands-on" process. Most of her process is accomplished in Photoshop and then with a hot-press printing.
Today I challenged myself by grabbing some colored pencils and pastels that I don't like. I drew my foot and it was really enjoyable.
It was great to briefly chat with Joshua and meet his new partner Maja. This painting show at The Jack Fisher Gallery was fantastic and is highly recommended. I've watched Joshua mature into an amazing artist and excited to see his partner's work, which immediately conjures likenesses to Marlene Dumas.
AMONG THE MISSING
JOSH HAGLER & MAJA RUZNIC
May 3rd - May 31st, 2014
After Josh and Maja's art opening, I bicycled over to a small gallery called C2C Gallery to see my friend Andy Vogt's work. I met some really nice artists there and had some great conversations.
The second installation at c2c project space pairs Brooklyn based artist, Jason Karolak with San Francisco artist, Andy Vogt. Despite the obvious differences in media, both artists are interested in the naissance and collapse of space within their work. They create architectural forms that appear to either be in the throes of being built or dismantled in equal measure. Within this unsettled space the viewer is left to question his/her own environment and their place within it.
c2c project space comes with its own set of parameters where the two artist have a week to install their work in what we know will be a thought provoking yet beautiful show.
Opening Reception: 3 May 2014, 7-9PM
Show Dates: 3 May - 8 June 2014
After attending two art openings by my friends, I headed over to Michael Arcega's art studio where they had presented an artist talk with my friend Christian Maychak. I missed the talk but got to briefly say hello.
Spent the rest of the night talking shit about art, drinking Scotch, and making several people uncomfortable. It's what I do.
Terrance Graven is a San Francisco artist whose installations incorporate sculptural elements, performance art, costumes, sound pieces, and theatrical lighting.