On my walk home, I passed by an art gallery in Dumbo that I've been to before. In the front window was my friend Vincent Como's work. I especially like this series and reminds me of an art piece I created years ago of an all-black, oval Victorian picture.
Tonight I attended the art opening for Touch On, which was held at SOMArts.
DECEMBER 1, 2016–JANUARY 12, 2017
I especially loved the performances by Dia Dear and boychild. I was completely blown away and haven't felt this excited about an art show in a very long time.
Performance by Dia Dear
Performance by boychild
I have art directed a play and in the lobby of the theater, there is some student artwork. These portraits are painted quite nicely and sensitively.
Today my artist friends and I worked on our collages and then afterwards visited the top floor of the library to see two art shows. The first showcased local printmakers, while the second featured zines and was having its art opening. I was especially thrilled to see work by Coum Transmissions!
All images below from Irene Dogmatic's Mail Art collection exhibited on the 6th floor of the San Francisco Public Library and curated by the staff of the SF History Center and SF Punk Archive.
Today my artist friend Jed treated me to a museum visit to see the Stanley Kubrick exhibit. It was very dense with information and I tried to absorb as much as possible.
Tonight is a little sad. It is the last evening that my local art store is open. They were featuring an art show in the large back room featuring a few of my friends' artworks.
Randy's work was incredible due to it having built a large layer of ice and a puddle of water.
Zen Du's work was exciting because of her use of unconventional materials.
Tonight I headed to the east bay to visit my friend's one night art show. The vertical lines of multi-colored moss were especially surprising, for I usually think of moss in organic shapes. There were many small details that were fun to discover.
I started tonight by attending an artshow that John Waters curated. I got to briefly meet him, which was really nice. I was not impressed by the show overall, but took a few pics regardless.
Afterwards, I headed over to my friend, Andy Vogt's art opening for his 20 + long installation that I helped install. Another artist featured her art as well.
Tonight I attended the new art exhibit at Root Division. It featured my artist friend, Michael's new work, which consisted of a large wooden pyramid and desalination of Bay water.
In the back table, the public was invited to create simple ink prints. I quietly sat with my whisky and water and created this modest piece.
Although I did not get into this art show, I was included in the catalog. I was told by the curators that I was a finalist from the 200+ applicants, but didn't make the final cut.
I had an art opening at Epperson Gallery in Crockett, which was really well attended. I also designed the flyer.
Tonight I attended my friend, Kal Spelletich's closing for some of his recent sculptural work.
Today I spend with my photographer friend Jane wandering Chelsea to visit a few galleries. Along the way, we decided to stop at the Yoko Ono exhibit and I did an impromptu performance.
• Paul Yasmin Gallery
• Luhring Augustine
• Koenig & Clinton
Today I visited the Metropolitan Museum, one of my favorites. I was joined by my photographer friend Jane and we started our tour in the costume section.
I had a quick dinner with friends and then headed to an art opening at Minus Space Gallery featuring work by Cris Guanacos. Then we headed to my friend, Honey McMoney's performance.
• Art Helix
Kurt Steger "Reclaimed"
• 56 Bogart St.
• Tiger Strikes Asteroids
"Drawing for Sculpture"
Spent the evening at the Brooklyn Art Museum. I was disappointed that their African Arts section has still not been completed after four years.
Visited the museum today with my two nephews. One had an existentialist crisis while standing in front of a painting of heaven and hell.
I visited the art gallery across the street for an art show featuring collage. It was great to see work by Winston Smith.
Today I visited Creativity Explored to see their current show entitled, "Dance Party!" There were some really fantastic works. Afterwards, I went to the library to look at the current art magazines.
Today I visited my artist friend, Sarah A. Smith who is completing an installation that promises to be incredible! She showed me behind the scenes and it peaked my interest in applying to show work there. I was also surprised to see the inverted torch piece because I'm working on an installation piece using inverted torches too!
Root Division lost their original space, but tonight was the opening of their new studios. The rooms are small, but clean.
Today I visited the de Young Museum to see the Turner exhibit. I've always been a fan, but something really occurred to me. Turner was an incredible landscape artist, but his rendering of the human figure was not particularly good. Most of his figures look extremely awkward and stiff. On the other hand, his painting technique of skies and water is spectacular.
Terrance Graven is a San Francisco artist whose installations incorporate sculptural elements, performance art, costumes, sound pieces, and theatrical lighting.