They have a very large collection, but here are some of my favorites.
Today my mom and I hit the art museum during my MidWest visit. I've been really excited to see the Alphonse Mucha exhibit. No picture were allowed, but I've included ones I found on the internet.
I was really excited to see a drawing by Theodore Roszak because I've only ever seen his sculpture.
Here is an example of one of my favorite pieces by Theodore Roszak.
Today I met up with a friend for a small art gallery opening. It was nice in that I ran into friends that I haven't seen in a while. It was also nice to meet a new artist who had such a great attitude. It was refreshing.
I met Shirley Chong outside of the gallery. Shirley was super cool and I loved their work.
Outside the gallery, above the door header.
Every year, the de Young Museum hosts a show where they invite florist to come in and pair their work with artworks in their collection. There were some really great ones and a few that were extremely amateurish.
First though, I wanted to visit pieces by two of my favorite sculptors–Stephen De Stabler (left) & Nick Cave (right)
I always have to stop to admire the genius brushwork of John Singer Sargent.
Then it was off to see flowers and art together.
Without a doubt, both my friend Airy and I agreed that this was the best because it moved away from classical flower arranging to art.
Inspired by African art
Somewhat literal, but beautiful regardless.
I'm preparing to delve into painting a still life and so when I passed by these paintings, I took note of the way the artist dealt with the upper corners.
Tonight I was especially excited to attend the art opening featuring two artists. One of the artists is Kal, who is a good friend. He is one of the sweetest guys ever. I've also followed the second artists work for some time.
This is my favorite piece that is not only mysteriously magical, but aesthetically beautiful.
The gallery Satellite of Love is located in an old mortuary.
The fashion show was fun, but I would have liked to see more detail work, especially considering there were three artists.
The backroom featured an artist working in experimental photography.
The other gallery here showed work by an artist duo, Hughen / Starkweather.
Tonight I visited a gallery opening at E6 Gallery located across the street and met up with my artist friend Mark. I liked the sculpture by Kienholz.
My artist friend shared a free museum pass, so I finally got to see the Magritte show. It featured work from his later years, wherein he explored other painting techniques and themes that most people do not know about. I particularly liked his night paintings.
My friend Ilana Crispi was having an art show that was interactive and so I quickly grabbed my bike to go. This artpiece is extremely strong both in concept and aesthetics.
Today I visited Pier 24 Photography Gallery with an artist friend, Gary. How have I lived in the city for almost 28 years and never heard of this gallery?
I have a mixed relationship with photography, but the current exhibit, THIS LAND, is exemplary. I do not remember the last time an exhibit affected me this deeply. It was painful, exhilarating, and depressing. I would like to visit again.
I was not very impressed with the building because it felt really cold and uninviting. Regardless of that, I saw several artworks that I loved.
Kirk Maxson at Eleanor Harwood Gallery
Kate Nichols at Eleanor Harwood Gallery
I was disappointed in the Klimt exhibit at the Legion of Honour because it was far too small. It was also poorly organized.
It wasn't until I was in college around 2002 that one of my mixed-media instructors kept urging me to explore Rauschenberg's work. I finally grew to love his amazing formalism.
After visiting his current exhibit at SFMOMA, I am surprised by the wide range of mediums he employed. I must admit I like his earlier works and when he discovered silkscreening, I believe the quality of his work declined.
"Red is the most difficult of colors" –Rauschenberg
I really love this piece and would consider creating a version of it and then naming it after him.
This was probably the most surprising piece that used a pool of bubbling mud that corresponded to sound equipment.
Today was the reopening of the Randall Museum. A sketcher's group decided to attend and I joined them.
I visited art studios out at Hunter's Point with a friend. Saw A LOT of boring "art" and one painting I really liked.
Kubo is associated with ArtSeed. ArtSeed's mission is to connect the most resourceful and gifted with the youngest and most vulnerable citizens of the Bay Area and beyond through projects that explore links between classical and cutting-edge fine arts disciplines.
Visited my artist friends' new art studio and met a couple of new people. I was especially intrigued by this artist's work, which is woven hair.
Visited the SFMOMA today to check out the traveling show by Edvard Munch. His skin colors are spot on, but I'm not a fan of his brushstrokes. Some of his later compositions are good too, but in the end, I'm not a huge fan.
This self portrait was painted when he was 19. It was my definitely my favorite.
This is only a small portion of the painting, but I love it just like this.
I absolutely loved this show and met one of the artists, who was so excited to share his work with me. I love this gallery!
Exposed Opening Reception
August 3, 2017
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Venue Creativity Explored
Location 3245 16th Street
Exposed highlights the work of six artists who routinely represent the nude figure in various media. Gallery and Exhibitions Manager Amy Auerbach and Gallery Associate Stephanie Rudd say that the exhibition’s theme was particularly inspired by Antonio Benjamin, whose extensive work in the genre was recently recognized with a book, Book of Nudes, published by Books for All Press. The exhibition also includes artwork in a variety of media by Andrew Bixler, Camille Holvoet, José Nuñez, Thomas Pringle, and Kate Thompson.
Love the composition and especially the vibrant yellows.
I always love his work!
The Ft. Wayne Art Museum had some amazing pieces to see. Here are a few discoveries:
This incredibly fantastic photo is quite large and the detail was astounding. This inspired me to look up more of her work on-line. I am a fan!
Sun shining through a glass sculptural work by Winnie Teschmacher.
In the art museum's gift shop, there were these nice sculptures by Mary Pat Wallen. Obviously she is inspired by Giacometti.
My mom and I visited Wabash Indiana to look at a bunch of public sculptures, which were okay. However, the best find of the day was in an antique shop and discovered some outsider/folk art in a back room. So bizarre!
Terrance Graven is a San Francisco artist whose installations incorporate sculptural elements, performance art, costumes, sound pieces, and theatrical lighting.