Monday, December 3, 2007

THE VISIONS COME: Lee Ranaldo (USA,) Leah Singer (CA,) and Philippe Vandenberg (BE.)

THE VISIONS COME
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Lee Ranaldo (USA,) Leah Singer (CA,) and Philippe Vandenberg (BE.)

Curated by Jan Van Woensel

Whitehot Magazine of contemporary art Booth
NADA Art Fair at Art Basel | Miami Beach, Florida, USA
December 5th – 9th, 2007


The Visions Come contextualizes the artist as an unconventional, independent observer and messenger of his surroundings. The artists of this exhibition edit, transcribe, dissect, repeat and erase imagery from popular culture, news, and history.

Lee Ranaldo's drawings and paintings on paper are based on photographs from newspapers and postcards. By divorcing them from their original context, these artworks become loose elements of time, culture and memory. Ranaldo paints an endless sequence of adopted images that visually and symbolically inspire the artist. This process is a human attempt to subjectively capture and de-contextualize the daily flow of visual information. Leah Singer's images seek a balance between the figurative and the abstract. The artist creates elaborate silhouettes from human figures, and complex layers from drawings on transparent sheets; new compositions and unexpected narratives are seamlessly created. The artist leaves these images open to our interpretation, their sources becoming untraceable and often no longer relevant to the reading of the work. They result in sensitive collages that tempt us to look at the abstract space between the images. The insinuative and suggestive paintings, drawings and texts by Philippe Vandenberg are the result of an intense thinking process in which the artist filters the world to its essence. While embracing the coincidental, the accident or the imperfect, Vandenberg’s paintings, freeze the agonizing moment of writers block or artistic discontinuation. Elements of world history, religion, and literature are fused into a mantra of ambiguous reflective statements that potentially disturb our social context. [JVW]



Lee Ranaldo is a contemporary artist, musician and writer based in New York. Known as a co-founder of the legendary experimental rock band Sonic Youth in 1981, Lee has worked on an impressive body of artworks independently over the years. His work includes sound installations, paintings, drawings, prints, videos, literature and spoken words. Inspired by a wide array of American and European artists like Robert Smithson, Henri Matisse, Jack Kerouac, Stan Brakhage, and Jean-Luc Goddard, his work is characterized by an interdisciplinary journey through sound, images and texts. http://sonicyouth.com/dotsonics/lee

Originally from Canada, Leah Singer is an experimental filmmaker and visual artist based in New York. She has worked with film in live settings in areas as diverse as opera, music videos, rock shows and street performance. Ongoing since 1991, DRIFT is her audiovisual collaboration with partner Lee Ranaldo in which spoken words, soundscapes, and live manipulated 16mm film projections are blended. Her drawings and prints evoke a residue of the anonymous stream of images encountered in daily urban life; images that are immediately forgotten but are always vaguely familiar when one sees them again. http://leahsinger.uing.net

Based in Brussels, Philippe Vandenberg is one of Belgium’s most prominent contemporary painters. At the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent, he encounters the work by Bosch and Van de Woestijne. He reads Literature and History of Art at the University of Ghent from 1970 till 1972, when he decides to devote himself full-time to the study of painting. Vandenberg remains fascinated by literature and makes a series of drawings specifically made to put between book covers. In 1994 he lives through the Book of Job and the Apocalypse, Augustine, Sophocles, Heiner Müller, St John of the Cross and Cioran. A year later he writes The State of Things and The Lamentation of the ship. Between 1996 and 1999 he frequently visits Marseille, where Rimbaud died and Artaud was born. He creates The Notebooks, a diary made of drawings, watercolors and handwritten notes. He becomes interested in George Trakl and Paul Celan and paints the portraits of Artaud and Ulrike Meinhof. In 1999, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp (MuHKA,) organized his retrospective exhibition. Jan Van Woensel is the New York based manager of Philippe Vandenberg www.philippevandenberg.com



Jan Van Woensel is an independent curator, writer, lecturer, art dealer, and a Professor at NYU’s Department of Art and Art Professions, based in Brooklyn, New York. janvanwoensel@gmail.com

Monday, November 19, 2007

IF YOU COULD SUBMISSION!

Good Morning Everyone,

Hope all's well with you. Firstly, apologies if you've had this message before...

Next month 'If you could' are taking part in a special christmas fete at Somerset house,
and unsurprisingly will be asking members of the public 'If you could get anything for christmas,
what would it be?'

To set the scene we're going to be building a grotto in the Navy room of Somerset house
and are going to have people drawing all over the walls. They'll then take home a present tag
with their choice of gift on it to hint to friends and family before the big day...

We're hoping to fill the space with some drawings before everyone arrives and would love it if
you had a spare 2 minutes to do a black and white line drawing of what you'd like to receive, or
even just use something relevant you've already drawn that can be printed and pasted on the
wall to get the ball rolling.

Any help would be hugely appreciated, and it should be a really lovely event so it'd be good to
get as many good drawings on the wall before the public get let loose!

Please send all artwork to:
will@ifyoucould.co.uk

The fair will take place on the evening of Saturday the 15th and during the day of Sunday 16th of
December and it'd be great to see as many of you there as possible, more details nearer the time...


All the best,
Alex and Will

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Friday, November 9, 2007

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 16 2007 : A RAIL ACTION



ampersand international arts + Ping Pong
Gallery + Silverman Gallery + TART = Rail



FRIDAY NOVEMBER 16 2007 : A RAIL ACTION : ARTWALK

Rail stands as an open invitation to the neighborhood, the San Francisco arts community and beyond.


ampersand intl arts
Cannelle Tanc CITIES + Frédéric Vincent SEASON 1
Opening : Friday, November 16, 6:00 - 8: 30PM

Ping Pong Gallery
come play ping pong, drink beer and make friends
Ping Pong Happy Hour: Friday, November 16, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Silverman Gallery
Nothing Moments : a collaborative project in art, literature and design
Opening : Friday November 16, 7:00 -10:00 pm

TART
So It Goes
Tony Wilson Tribute Fac51 : Friday November 16, 7:00 - 09:00 pm




“Rail‘s ‘artwalk’was a trip! -- a journey of discovery, sociability, and unexpected aesthetic delights. It’s a perfect opportunity to explore what’s germinating in the San Francisco art scene
and to tour this developing area of the city.”
MARCIA TANNER curator / writer


Rail is an innovative alliance of San Francisco based project spaces and galleries: ampersand international arts, Ping Pong Gallery, Silverman Gallery and TART. As seen on the map, Rail’s project spaces and galleries are located in the path of the new MUNI T train that connects the Third Street, DogPatch, South Beach and Mission Bay neighborhoods.

The Rail galleries are diverse in their programming, but share an understanding of what constitutes an art experience, informed by the intimate nature of their spaces. Through their
collective experiences, Rail spaces ensure the growing arts presence on Third Street. Rail’s actions include monthly coordinated openings, projects across all Rail venues, an online
resource, hosting of national and international visiting artists, curators and critics.



Tuesday, October 30, 2007

ARTISSIMA 14: Silverman Gallery and Patricia Esquivias

ARTISSIMA 14








ARTISSIMA 14
9 - 11 November 2007
11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Lingotto Fiere, Turin
Vernissage November 8, 2007


http://www.artissima.it


ARTISSIMA 14: A NEW TYPE OF CULTURAL EVENT

Artissima takes place in Turin, Italy, from the 8th to 10th of November, 2007. A project by Andrea Bellini, director of the Fair from 2007, Artissima 14 is a window on emerging art worldwide. 131 galleries from 17 countries: a launch-pad for the best research in the field of visual arts on an international scale. The galleries will be showing outstanding works by both renowned established artists and cutting-edge newcomers. The New Artissima is a marketplace of the highest quality, but it is also a flexible tool, a container of art exhibitions, parties and crossover events. At the Fair, together with the traditional booths, there will also be two sections -- Constellations and Present Future -- designed as authentic exhibitions.


PRESENT FUTURE is a special section of the Fair in collaboration with illycaffè, which will include this year 15 projects by artists emerging on the national and international art scene, selected by a team of three curators: Cecilia Alemani, art critic and independent curator, New York; Luca Cerizza, curator BSI Collection and art critic, Berlin; Raimundas Malasauskas, curator Artists Space, New York / Advisor, California College of Arts, San Francisco. Present Future will introduce an exciting new feature for Artissima 14: the artists have been invited to display their works in a separate and independent area devoted exclusively to this section, designed like a real exhibition, enhancing the dialogue between the works whilst creating an itinerary with constant and stimulating surprises. During the Fair, a jury composed by Corinne Diserens, Director, MUSEION, Bolzano, Francesco Manacorda, Curator, Barbican Art Gallery, London, and Susan Pfeffer, Curator, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin will meet to assign the illy Present Future Award to the most significant work. The winning artist will receive a 10,000-euro prize from the event partner, illy, and will have the opportunity to present a design for the “illy Art Collection” of auteur coffee cups


CONSTELLATIONS is devoted to large museum-quality works, exhibited for the first time at Artissima in a museum-style exhibition. 10 artworks from more than 90 projects submitted by the galleries taking part in the Fair have been selected by Daniel Birnbaum, Director of Portikus, Frankfurt, and Marc-Olivier Wahler, Director of of Palais de Tokyo, Paris.


NEW ENTRIES will present 17 emerging avant-garde galleries from 8 countries at the Fair for the first time, selected by the Board of Directors and Consulting Committee of Artissima. The Guido Carbone Award, devoted to the galleries taking part in this section, will be assigned by an international Jury that will consider, as a primary selection criterion, the work of research and promotion of young artists carried on by galleries. The jury is composed by Fabio Cavallucci, Director, Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento / Coordinator, Manifesta 7, Vasif Kortun, Director, Platform Garanti, Istanbul / Founding director Project Istanbul Museum of Contemporary Art, Anton Vidokle, Artist, curator, founder and director of e-flux, New York, and Laura Viale, jury’s permanent member on behalf of the Award Promoting Committee.

The VIDEO LOUNGE, curated by Cecilia Alemani, is devoted to the latest trends and the most recent creations of artists who work with film, video and animation. Mixing together documentaries, visions and digital perceptions of about sixty international artists, the Video Lounge opens a window onto the world of contemporary art, guiding the audience on a journey through possible worlds and new landscapes of imagination. The program revolves around the themes of “War, Peace, and Ecstasy” which have been chosen as the key concepts for an exploration of today’s art. The artists have been selected among those working the galleries taking part in Artissima.


The SEMINAR ON CURATORIAL PRACTICE, curated by Måns Wrange (CuratorLab, Konstfack, Stockholm) consists in two days of intense debate and dialogue, with the participation of twelve leading international curators and artists: Ute Meta Bauer, Luca Cerizza, Caroline Corbetta, Meg Cranston, Joshua Decter, Ronald Jones, Yu Yeon Kim, Vasif Kortun, Marysia Lewandowska, Francesco Manacorda, Chus Martinez, Anton Vidokle. Three emerging curators from Colombia, Ethiopia and India will be guest speakers at the seminar, in cooperation with illycaffé, thus offering evidence of the new frontiers of contemporary art: Meskerem Assegued, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Mariangela Mendez Prencke, Bogotà, Colombia, Suman Gopinath,
Bangalore, India.


Artissima will also extend beyond the borders of the fair, exploring the city and its most significant centers of artistic and cultural production.

ARTISSIMA CINEMA will present “Shanghype!”, a video program featuring the new chinese art scene, curated by Davide Quadrio, BizArt/Arthub, Shanghai.

ARTISSIMA VOLUME is a high-impact performances and events with the participation of some of the greatest names in neo-avantgarde music, curated by Nero magazine, Roma.

ARTISSIMA COMICS is an anthological exhibition of GIPI, one of the most notorious Italian cartoonists within the international art scene, curated by Daniele Ratti and Sergio Pignatone, Torino.

NIGHT OF CONTEMPORARY ART - As part of the project “Contemporary Arts Torino Piemonte”, and on the occasion of Artissima, museums, foundations, and art institutions will propose openings and exhibitions of international appeal whilst the streets of Turin will be illuminated by Luci d’artista, light installations designed by artists. The “night of contemporary art” on Saturday the 10th will feature special openings of galleries, museums and other art spaces, concerts and performances throughout the city, followed by a closing party in collaboration with Club to Club, The International Festival of Electronic Music and Arts.

For additional information and the complete list of galleries, please visit our website http://www.artissima.it


Don’t Mess With Texas @ Nathan Larramendy

Please join us Saturday, November 3rd, 5 -7 PM for the opening reception of

Don’t Mess With Texas

Artists: Libby Black, Amy Blakemore, Zoe Carlton, Kelli Connell, Virginia Fleck, Francesca Fuchs, Laura Lark

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Anne Colvin, The Consequence Screenings.


The Consequence
Curated by Alex Hetherington and Janie Nicoll

ALEXIA De Ville De Goyet, ANDERS Weberg, ANN Vance, ANNE Colvin, ANTONIO Contador, BALDVIN Ringsted, BEN Fallon, CAROLYN KANE, DANA Cooley, HAKEEM B., ISABELLE Prim, JOHANNA Reich, JONATHAN Franco, KATHLEEN Herbert, LAURE Forét, LUCY Keany, MATHIEU Rouget, MELISSA Day, NATHALIE De Briey, PENELOPE Reichley, PETER S. Amantea, POPUP FILMS, STEPHEN Palmer.


LowSalt Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland, 19-21 October 2007
265 Renfrew Street, Glasgow
12-5pm, opening Friday 19 October 7-9pm

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Edinburgh, Scotland, 16 November 2007
25 Hawthornvale, Edinburgh
Event, 16 November 6-10pm


The Consequence features a cast of emerging and established international visual artists curated by Alex Hetherington and Janie Nicoll in association with LowSalt Gallery, Glasgow and the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. These video screening events represent the third project in a series which has included an installation The Consequence devised by Hetherington and Nicoll at Intermedia in May 2007 and House/Lights a performance by Alex Hetherington at ESW in July. The themes of these works include the interrogation of gender and its repetitious repertoire; performance and technology; multiplication of and cross-referencing pre-existing material; the constructions of meaning and the nature of image with allusions to social outcasts, social constructs and scenarios whereupon image (cinema, art, theatre) and social phenomenon interchange. In turn The Consequence sets up a scenario where Hetherington and Nicoll scrutinize through these themes the work of the artists on show in relationship to their own practice.

Following on from a call out seeking video works that mirror these central themes, Hetherington and Nicoll have devised two distinct events that correspond to the spaces these videos will be presented at. LowSalt Gallery will present a selection of raw, disturbing, disconcerting, experimental works that connect the material of the body to modes of technological manipulation, recognizable cultural images to notions of instability and demise, cinema and found film footage to experiences of violent disruption. ESW will re-present this screening in friction and tension with more reflective, durational and performance-based pieces of film and video in a night time event, which will also feature site-specific work and responses from artists who work regularly at the Sculpture Workshop. Linking these works will be an “interlude” devised by the Belgian born Glasgow-based artist Nathalie de Briey.

Essays by Alex Hetherington and Michelle Kasprzak, Director New Media Scotland accompany the events.

For further information please contact Alex Hetherington at Alexander.hetherington@virgin.net or Janie Nicoll at janienicoll@yahoo.co.uk

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

TART Artist Shows in Europe

Graham Fagen solo show, Galerie Micky Schubert, Berlin.
Anne Colvin, The Consequence, Lowsalt Gallery, Glasgow, The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop.
Nico Ihlein/Honey Suckle Company, Montgomery, Berlin.
Daryl Waller, Move, Goldfish Contemporary Arts at Lime Wharf, Vyner St. London.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Silverman Gallery//Artist Updates and News

Artist Updates:

Silverman Gallery is very pleased to announce the representation of San Francisco based artist, Mary Elizabeth Yarbrough. Her first solo exhibition will take place in February.


Job Piston is invited to Littlest Sister 07 which will be held at Spinello Gallery, Miami, (November 10, 2007 - January 5, 2008). The Group Art Fair is by invitation only - narrowed down from an extensive list of artists both local and abroad, selected and curated by Claire Breukel (Independent Curator & Executive Director of Locust Projects, Miami) and Art Fair Organizer, Anthony Spinello.

Desiree Holman will take part in Independent Exposure Halloweird Edition, October 25th @ the Red Vic Movie House.

Tris Vonna-Michell's new solo show just opened at Milliken Gallery, Stockholm. Tris can also be seen performing at Serpentine Gallery, London on October 13. He will have his next solo exhibition at Cubitt Gallery, London this November.


Ben Shaffer has a new work in a group exhibition at TELIC ARTS EXCHANGE, Chinatown, CA on October 27.


How many more curators will join the trade?

From Art Market:
How many more curators will join the trade?



By Jane Morris | Posted 13 September 2007

LONDON. The move from the public to private sector of Guggenheim director Lisa Dennison might be the most visible, but she is not the only curator to cross what used to be an unscalable wall. Curator Jonathan Binstock left the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, DC last month to join Citibank (p12) as an art advisor, while curators Ingrid Dudek and Anne de Pietra both left museums to join Christie’s and the Spanierman Gallery, respectively, last year. At least four UK curators have also moved to the trade in the past year. These include Amin Jaffer who moved from the V&A to Christie’s in June; Emma Dexter from the Tate to Timothy Taylor Gallery in February; Ben Tufnell from the Tate and Nina Miall from the Royal Academy, both to Haunch of Venison late last year.

Directors on both sides of the Atlantic believe that these career changes, although still uncommon, represent acceptance of what was once unthinkable. Maxwell Anderson, director of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, says: “There is a blurring of what used to be clear boundaries between the museum and the trade. What has been surprising with Lisa Dennison is that the museum world is saying ‘how interesting’, not that it traduces the values of the museum.”

Why it is happening is another matter. One US director said: “Museum jobs are getting harder, with greater requirements to raise money, but salaries and professional opportunities are static.”

Not everyone says they left because of dissatisfaction. According to Ben Tufnell, 37, now a curator at Haunch of Venison in London, opportunities to develop his career—and to work with artists such as Richard Long—were major inducements. He says: “I’d been at the Tate for almost nine years, and it was time for a change. In many ways my job is very similar to my job at the Tate. The difference is that the turnaround here is much shorter and there are far fewer people involved in decision-making.”

Amin Jaffer, 38, a former curator and fundraiser at the V&A and now Christie’s international director of Asian art, says that his unusual museum role made the move to the commercial sector easier. “I was responsible for developing the museum’s strategy in India, and I found myself involved in fundraising alongside curating exhibitions. Of course, the people I worked with then are Christie’s clients now.”

Dr Jaffer says that while it would be “hypocritical” to deny that salaries are a factor, it is job satisfaction that was his main motivation. But for some curators at least, pay is an issue.

The Museums Association launched a campaign to tackle low pay for curators in 2004, and as The Art Newspaper went to press, National Museums Liverpool staff were about to strike over pay.

Stephen Snoddy, director at Walsall Art Gallery, says that the numbers of curators leaving ­public museums in the UK may well increase. “A lot of curators are finding their work increasingly bureaucratic. There are lots of government targets,” he says. “And if you make it to somewhere like the Tate you tend to find that people rarely leave, so progression is slow. You can quite understand people thinking that it might be exciting to try the commercial sector.”

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

TART Artist Talks at Whitney



Eric Doeringer, Julian Opie, from the Bootlegs project, 2007. Inkjet print with synthetic polymer on canvas, 10 x 8 in. Collection of the artist.

Friday, September 28 at 7 pm
Initial Public Offerings (I.P.O.): New Objects, New Audiences, Eric Doeringer

Artist Eric Doeringer mimics the stylistic elements of major contemporary artists from Dana Schutz to Matthew Barney to craft his own series of "bootlegs," near-dead ringers for the original artworks. Distinctly not forgeries, his works comment on long traditions of connoisseurship as they straddle the licit and illicit art markets that surround every transaction, between private collectors as well as public institutions.

With special guests Lisa Levy, Carrie McLaren, Filip Noterdaeme, and William Powhida.

Free with Museum admission, which is pay-what-you-wish on Fridays, 6-9pm. Please register by visiting http://www.whitney.org/ or the Museum Admissions Desk. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Monday, September 24, 2007

Silverman Gallery updates and news!


Artissima is pleased to announce the names of 15 artists selected for Present Future, the special section of the Fair devoted to international emerging artists.

The team of curators, consisting of Cecilia Alemani, Luca Cerizza and Raimundas Malasauskas, has focused the attention on original and ambitious projects by young artists, conceived specifically for Artissima.

The artists will display their works in a specially designed space. Present Future will be an exhibition in its own right, where the works will be installed following a curatorial path that highlights the dialogue among the works while respecting their own individual nature.

The artists and galleries selected for Present Future 2007 are:

Julieta Aranda, Michael Janssen, Berlin
Rosa Barba, Vera Gliem, Cologne
Becky Beasley, Laura Bartlett, London
Rä di Martino, Monitor, Rome
Haris Epaminonda, Domobaal, London
Patricia Esquivias, Silverman, San Francisco, CA
Anne Hardy, Bellwether, New York, N.Y.
Helen Johnson, Sutton, Melbourne
David Maljkovic, Annet Gelink, Amsterdam
Michael Riedel, Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin
Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Johann König, Berlin
Jamie Shovlin, 1/9 Unosunove, Rome
Ryan Trecartin, Elizabeth Dee, New York, N.Y.
Luca Trevisani, Pinksummer /Giò Marconi, Genoa / Milan
Donelle Woolford, Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp

During the Fair, a jury of international critics and curators will meet to assign the illy Present Future Award to the most significant work. The winning artist will receive a 10,000-euro prize from the event partner, illy, and will have the opportunity to present a design for the “illy Art Collection” of auteur coffee cups.

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Limited Edition print by Christopher Badger available.

What a steal!

Christopher Badger
Wind is blowing down the mountain. Wind is blowing the mountain down.
Silkscreen on newsprint
24 x 36 inches each
2007
Edition of 17
$250 per pair (Unframed)

TART news!

We are excited to share with you recent TART press:

Artweek September issue, Omega Man, Jordan Essoe.
and
Shotgun Review and an Reviews, Three Years and Counting by Alex Hetherington.

http://www.shotgun-review.com/archives/tart/three_years_and_counting.html

http://www.a-nunedited.co.uk/reviews/reviews.php?form=details&r=341&dir=desc&pg=1


Watch this space for WPS1 radio interview; upcoming project So It Goes which includes a Tony Wilson tribute and Julian Myers, Riot Show; and TART artist Eric Doeringer's bootleg in The New Langton Arts Auction.


All best
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SF CA 94107
415 203 5865
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Sunday, September 16, 2007

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It is our firm belief that the rugs we present are an important and relevant step in modern interior design. In recent times, amongst the turbulent shifts and changes and the many different styles, a new aesthetic has gathered pace underground. As is so often the case, the freshest ideas are to be found below the radar of the mainstream on the streets and new graphic styles have won hard-fought respect before bursting through and influencing large sectors of the creative industries. We believe that the rugs we offer are a chance not only to own a limited edition, highly collectable art piece but to integrate this new aesthetic functionally into your home or business space.

Rugs are a much celebrated means of defining and adding character to spaces – whether whole rooms or areas within them. Our rugs take fresh art and design that reflects the vanguard of aesthetic ideas and brings them into your home, adding colour and funk to both modern and more traditional rooms. There is something beautiful about taking designs from artists in New York and London and having them hand woven to the highest quality by Tibetan artisans in Nepal, using techniques perfected over millennia - interesting things happen when worlds collide!

The first principle for the project was quality. Only 100% Tibetan wool is used, with its high lanolin content making the rugs more resilient. The dyes are 100% natural, made in Switzerland. The entire process is carried out by hand using only traditional methods in the Kathmandu valley – from spinning and carding the wool through the weaving to the clipping and final washing. They are crafted to last a lifetime, and we believe they will be the classic design pieces of the future. Each design is available in a limited edition of ten at any custom size required. We can also undertake custom commissions for specific projects.


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Friday, September 7, 2007

TODAY !! Rail Action: ARTWALK: Friday, September 7


A Rail Action
ARTWALK
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH, 2007
DOGPATCH, SAN FRANCISCO


ampersand, Pingpong and Jessica Silverman galleries
of the Rail alliance :
are happy to announce a Rail Artwalk :
3 coordinated openings TODAY
Friday, September 7th

--see details for hours below--
--CLICK on MAP for directions--

These Rail’s project spaces and galleries are located in the path of the new MUNI T train that connects the Third Street, DogPatch, South Beach and Mission Bay neighborhoods.

The current line up for this September shows of Rail ACTION is as follows:
TART 's opening is on September 14th as Anne Colvin is included in show "It can't happen here" Worksound, Portland.

ampersand international arts:
September 7th - 24th, 2007 (R3)
Opening Reception:
Friday, September 7th, 6-8.30pm
David Fought: "3 (5)wires and 5 (3)sides", Sculptures, Wall Installation,
James Sansing :"Seeing Darkly", Mixed Media Paintings
Gallery Hours:
Thursday & Friday : noon-5pm and appointment.


Ping Pong Gallery: September 7th - October 12th, 2007 (R4)
Opening Reception:
Friday, September 7th, 6-9pm.
Amanda Curreri: "Make New Friends" Multi-media Installation.
Gallery Hours:
Tuesday 6 -9pm, Thursday 6-9pm and Friday 11-5pm and appointment.


Silverman Gallery: September 7th - October 6th , 2007 (R2)
Opening reception:
September 7th 7-10pm.
Christopher Badger with Robert Smithson and La MonteYoung, Static Equilibrium.
a two part Exhibition:
Part I Silverman Gallery, San Francisco
Gallery Hours:
Thursday and Friday : noon - 5 pm and by appointment
(Part II Silverman Gallery,Los Angeles, September 7 - October 6, 2017)

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"No self-respecting art community is ever complete without a small,informal gallery run by the artists themselves and dedicated to emerging talents and experimental ideas. These galleries seldom last forever but the idea behind them never dies. Many of the things they display are half baked and scarcely survive their initial exposure; on the other hand, some of the most important people in the history of art have been introduced to the public by ventures of this kind"
Alfred Frankenstein, San Francisco
Chronicle, November 17, 1954.

Mr. Frankenstein's statement couldn't be more true today as it was then.
With the upcoming art season upon us, galleries are preparing to present to the public their latest and greatest.
Here in San Francisco, the focus tends to turn toward the downtown art scene, home of the "dentist-like-office-gallery-towers." While these spaces offer a spectrum of intriguing work, the other end of the City is bursting at the seams with a revival of innovative and exciting new gallery spaces far from the Geary "epicenter."

One such scene is Rail. Rail is an innovative alliance of San Francisco based project spaces and galleries located in the path of the new MUNI T train that connects the Third Street, DogPatch, South Beach and Mission Bay neighborhoods.
These project spaces and galleries include: ampersand international arts, Ping Pong Gallery, Silverman Gallery and TART. The Rail's galleries are diverse in their programming, but share an understanding of what constitutes an art experience, informed by the intimate nature of their spaces. Through their collective experiences, Rail spaces ensure the growing arts presence on Third Street.

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Thursday, September 6, 2007

A Psychic Vacuum



NELSON, A PSYCHIC VACUUM, OPENS THIS SATURDAY, NOON - 7PM 117 Delancey @ Essex (then every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, noon - 6pm through Oct. 28)
6,500 square feet, 60 tons of sand, 3 months of meticulous construction - Nelson has transformed the old Essex Street Market (closed for over a decade) into the most amazing installation – a suprising journey through an immersive parallel universe. Don’t miss the first NYC installation by the internationally acclaimed Turner Prize nominee.

SATURDAY, SEP 8
MIKE NELSON and THE ART PARADE


ARTIST TALKMONDAY, SEP 10, 6:30 - 7:30PM Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th Street (under KBG Bar – and yes, you can bring in drinks!) FREE. No reservations required. Hear more about the making of the project when co-curators Peter Eleey and Nato Thompson talk with Nelson just before he heads back to London. (An edited transcript will be available on the website following the talk.)

THINGS TO DO ON THE LOWER EAST SIDE Go to
http://www.icebase.com/go.shtml?20070906091055898798&m6971&http://www.creativetime.org/nelson for Creative Time's Culture Map of more excellent things to do on the Lower East Side, plus more info. on the project and The New York Times article.

PUT YOUR LOVE OF ART TO WORK - VOLUNTEER
Mike Nelson
Work weekends this fall at Creative Time's installation A Psychic Vacuum - meet new people, get insider tours and become a certified fireguard.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

There is Always a Machine Between Us



Curated by Kate Fowle, Karla Milosevich, Chuck Mobley, and Danny Orendorff. Opening Reception Thursday 6 September, 5 - 8 pm


SF Camerawork's galleries become a global gathering place, a research lab, and an ongoing experiment in visual communication with this interactive exhibit of work sourced from and inspired by the Internet.


On view now:

Flat Land by Jeanne C. Finley & John Muse (4-channel video installation)
Lick by Mary Magsamen & Stephan Hillerbrand (1:40 mins)
Morrissey Foretelling the Death of Diana by Lars Laumann (16:00 mins)

Matthias Geiger: Tide. Using a computer-based technique of layering the still images he shoots, Geiger erases the physical presence of the figures in his work, leaving just a trace of their forms in the landscape. These almost metaphysical presences haunt places of transit and places of momentary rest.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Friday, August 31, 2007

FROM CYBER SPACE TO STREET SCENE: WHITEHOT MAGAZINE OF CONTEMPORARY ART

FROM CYBER SPACE TO STREET SCENE: WHITEHOT MAGAZINE OF CONTEMPORARY ART
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Contact: Jan Van Woensel
janvanwoensel@gmail.com

973-901-8208

http://whitehotmagazine.com/

Noah Becker's
WHITEHOT MAGAZINE: FESTIVAL Curated by Jan Van Woensel & Tracy Candido


Print media is fast losing ground to up-to-the-second information on
the web and art magazines are no exception. Web based Whitehot
Magazine of Contemporary Art first came on line in March and was
embraced by a growing international community of artists who sought
immediacy for art news, reviews and informal dialogue.

Whitehot has attracted international writers, artists, curators and
college professors as contributors to review art and interview artists
and is hailed as one of the largest existing art communities covering
art from New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Montreal, Toronto,
Vancouver, London, Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam, Dublin, Zurich, and
Tokyo.

WHAT: After five successful months the monthly cyber mag is leaping
out of the click-n-scroll world to New York City's lower east side art
scene. Celebrating with live music performances, cinema and an office
on wheels, the event is tapped as the Whitehot Magazine Festival, a
three-days event coinciding with the season's opening of many art
galleries. Seven contemporary art galleries are participating in the
festival which will also include live interviews with artists, live
music, film, and printouts of selective editions of the magazine.

WHEN & WHERE? Thursday, September 6 to Saturday September 8, 2007.

Whitehot Trucks will be in two different locations on the Lower East
Side in New York: The corner of Eldridge and Stanton, and in front of
Envoy, 131 Chrystie St.

WHO: Whitehot staff will be interviewing the following artists:
Paul Laster, Carlo McCormick, Brent Green, Dana Schutz, Chico, Timothy
Greenfield-Sanders, Jim Powers, Noah Becker and Jan Van Woensel,
Robert C. Morgan.

Galleries that are involved are: Smith-Stewart, Envoy, Thierry
Goldberg, Little Cakes, Sunday, Rivington Arms, 31 Grand.

Music bands that are performing live and all acoustic are: The
Quavers, Brent Green, Huff This!, Forest Fire, Noah Becker Jazz
Ensemble & Guests, Cassanova Brown.

Whitehot Magazine Festival partners are: ArtKrush, Flavorpil, Club
Midway, Bushwick Film Festival, The Cascade High-school – Center for
Multimedia and Communications.

janvanwoensel@gmail.com>

Double Resonator: Silverman Gallery, September 7, 7-10pm

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Silverman Gallery is very pleased to present Double Resonator an exhibition of work by Christopher Paul Badger, Robert Smithson and La Monte Young.



Opening reception to take place Friday September 7, 2007 7-10pm.



Double Resonator is part of Silverman Gallery's Original Version, dedicated to solo exhibitions. During which, the artist and Silverman Gallery collectively choose and exhibit a selection of figures influential to the artists practice. By doing so, Original Version constructs a framework of references that form a network between the artists and enhance the viewer's experience.



C.P. Badger is a Los Angeles based artist known for his collaborative work with the group of artists and experimental musicians known as Everlovely Lighteningheart. The group creates unique harmonic events that are never duplicated and will never repeat. Departing from the group dynamic Badger’s work for Double Resonator successfully displays a similar interest in subversion by blending technology and everyday objects in an effort to produce a distinctive interplay. Drawing from these collaborative, experimental roots, Badger merges language, sound, image and sculpture to draw the viewer into a unique and temporary journey.



In the main space Badger will install photographic and sculptural works including "Harmonic Field", a 3-piece sound sculpture made of steel, wood, chord and ebow, which is placed throughout the gallery so that the entire room is engulfed in the works subtle, moan produced by slight vibration. “Harmonic Field” calls attention to the singularity and ephemeral nature of sound as well as the piece itself. Eventually “Harmonic Field’s” continuous gesture falls into the subconscious only to be awakened by any slight shift.



Other contributions to Double Resonator are by artists Robert Smithson and La Monte Young. The works included have been purposely chosen and consist of scores, collages and instructions that emphasis the artists thinking process and the idea of how to execute a work, as well as documentation of that thinking process. Included are a series of letters from Robert Smithson to curator/critic, Jan van der Marck describing a film project and Composition #10 where Young composes 29 identical instructions, "Draw a straight line and follow it". Although Smithson's drawings were not intended for aesthetic pleasure and Young’s compositions not necessarily of a musical nature, they were, as the viewer will come to see, both aids to the imagination.



Double Resonator investigates the relationships between found objects, language and the imagery they produce. The exhibition embraces a broad range of approaches and methodologies, including photography, sculpture, and sound. Double Resonator brings together an inter-generational group of artists whose work explores our perception of the ever-shifting landscape. As viewers we are not merely beholders but participants in our reality: mediating, representing, and filtering experience though our assumptions and pasts.



In conjunction with the exhibition, a limited edition print by C.P. Badger will be produced by Silverman Gallery.



Double Resonator will be on view September 7, 2007 until October 5, 2007.







Thursday, August 30, 2007

Four Projected Movements



Anthony McCall, Four Projected Movements at New Langton Arts.


Friday and Saturday, 14 Sep 2007 to 15 Sep 2007 Friday, 7-9pm Film “Performance” (75min) Followed by a reception with the artist. Saturday, 12-5pm Ongoing projection.


Anthony McCall has been creating film installations and performances for over 30 years. Four Projected Movements was produced in 1975 as a further exploration of his previous work Long Film for Four Projectors, and it has rarely been shown in the US. It is the last piece of his series of “solid light” films that used projector and film. For McCall Four Projected Movements is a succinct rendering of the structural principal of Long Film for Four Projectors. It uses one of the light wedges from Long Film for Four Projectors and explores the seeming gravitational pull that his solid light forms are famous for.


Placing one of the wedges into the corner of the gallery, parallel to the wall, a single fifteen-minute reel of film is run through the projector in four different ways: head-to-tail, tail-to-head, head-to-tail back-to-front, and tail-to-head back-to-front. This produces four different sweeps through space: wall to corner, ceiling to corner, corner to floor and ceiling to wall. The moving wedge interacts with the actual architectural frame. The plane of light transitions vertically and horizontally, confronting the viewer with a question of spatial orientation and movement.


Anthony McCall works in film, video, and installation. Over the past few years he has exhibited at Tate Britain, London; the Mead Gallery at the University of Warwick, Warwick; the 2004 Whitney Biennial, New York; Centre Georges Pompidou / La Maison Rouge, Paris; Galerie Martine Aboucaya, Paris; Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne; Gagosian Gallery, London; MACBA, Barcelona; Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt; and Nationalgalerie Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin.


Events taking place at SFMOMA* Artist Talk: Anthony McCall September 13, 2007, 6:30pm Followed by Crime in Choir performance at 9pm*for details and ticketing information visit www.sfmoma.org/exhibitions

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Anne Colvin in "it can't happen here"


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I wanted to let you know about a group show I am in up in Portland opening on Friday September 7th. it can't happen here! takes its title from a Lewis Sinclair novel about bad politics and authoritarian regimes. The premise of the show is somewhat anarchic and open to interpretation as to what constitutes "it", " happen" and "here". This is an inaugural show in a great new space, Worksound - Anne/TART

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Rail Action:ARTWALK:Friday, September 7


A Rail Action
ARTWALK
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH, 2007
DOGPATCH, SAN FRANCISCO


ampersand, Pingpong and Jessica Silverman galleries
of the Rail alliance :
are happy to announce a Rail Artwalk :
3 coordinated openings on Friday, September 7th
--see details for hours below--
--click on Map for directions--

These Rail’s project spaces and galleries are located in the path of the new MUNI T train that connects the Third Street, DogPatch, South Beach and Mission Bay neighborhoods.

The current line up for this September shows of Rail ACTION is as follows:
TART's opening on 14th as Anne Colvin is included in show It can't happen here, Worksound, Portland.

ampersand international arts:
September 7th - 24th, 2007 (R3)
Opening Reception:
Friday, September 7th, 6-8.30pm
David Fought: "3 (5)wires and 5 (3)sides", Sculptures, Wall Installation,
James Sansing :"Seeing Darkly", Mixed Media Paintings
Gallery Hours:
Thursday & Friday : noon-5pm and appointment.


Ping Pong Gallery: September 7th - October 12th, 2007 (R4)
Opening Reception:
Friday, September 7th, 6-9pm.
Amanda Curreri: "Make New Friends" Multi-media Installation.
Gallery Hours:
Tuesday 6 -9pm, Thursday 6-9pm and Friday 11-5pm and appointment.


Silverman Gallery: September 7th - October 6th , 2007 (R2)
Opening reception:
September 7th 7-10pm.
Christopher Badger with Robert Smithson and La MonteYoung, Static Equilibrium.
a two part Exhibition:
Part I Silverman Gallery, San Francisco
Gallery Hours:
Thursday and Friday : noon - 5 pm and by appointment
(Part II Silverman Gallery,Los Angeles, September 7 - October 6, 2017)

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"No self-respecting art community is ever complete without a small,informal gallery run by the artists themselves and dedicated to emerging talents and experimental ideas. These galleries seldom last forever but the idea behind them never dies. Many of the things they display are half baked and scarcely survive their initial exposure; on the other hand, some of the most important people in the history of art have been introduced to the public by ventures of this kind"
Alfred Frankenstein, San Francisco
Chronicle, November 17, 1954.

Mr. Frankenstein's statement couldn't be more true today as it was then.
With the upcoming art season upon us, galleries are preparing to present to the public their latest and greatest.
Here in San Francisco, the focus tends to turn toward the downtown art scene, home of the "dentist-like-office-gallery-towers." While these spaces offer a spectrum of intriguing work, the other end of the City is bursting at the seams with a revival of innovative and exciting new gallery spaces far from the Geary "epicenter."

One such scene is Rail. Rail is an innovative alliance of San Francisco based project spaces and galleries located in the path of the new MUNI T train that connects the Third Street, DogPatch, South Beach and Mission Bay neighborhoods.
These project spaces and galleries include: ampersand international arts, Ping Pong Gallery, Silverman Gallery and TART. The Rail's galleries are diverse in their programming, but share an understanding of what constitutes an art experience, informed by the intimate nature of their spaces. Through their collective experiences, Rail spaces ensure the growing arts presence on Third Street.

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Friday, August 24, 2007

geojedi


We're having a farewell party/performance in the mission on saturday the 25th at warehouse 1310 in. It would be a pleasure to have you there. Dance the light fantastic and kiss those blues away with the shivering shake of futured shockt.

http://www.geojedi.org/summer2007/party.html

luv, johnny & shalo p
WESTSIDE!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Internship/Assistant Opportunity @ Silverman Gallery






Silverman Gallery, San Francisco

What we are looking for:
You are interested in working in an art gallery environment. You possess strong communication skills (both in person and on the phone), and excellent organizational and computer habits. You are willing to commit 2-3 days a week and are able to attend openings (discussion of participation in art fairs to be discussed).

Responsibilities:
1. Administrative assistance:
• Answer phone, receive/open mail, ensure messages and correspondence are distributed
• Assist with database maintenance, prepare paperwork for installations, assist with mailings, and run errands;
• Help set up for art openings, hosting special events

2. Preparatory assistance:
• Assist curators install and de-install exhibitions, including patching and painting, hanging and lighting;
• Handling art, pack and unpack artwork;

3. The fun part:
• Work with curator on projects involving research and compiling relevant information that requires direct communication with artists and collaborators.

Qualifications:
• Personable, outgoing, not afraid to ask questions;
• Ability to take direction and work independently;
• Able to perform detail-oriented tasks w/ minimal supervision;
• Strong multi-tasking and organizational skills;
• Excellent phone and interpersonal skills;
• Knowledge of contemporary/modern art or the willingness to learn about it.

About us:
Silverman Gallery's internship program is structured to coordinate applicants' interest, backgrounds and schedules with the galleries rigorous exhibition program. While the internship begins as unpaid, there is opportunity for incentives. The internship is sure to offer a behind the scenes experience in a culturally enriched neighborhood at a dynamic young gallery with a chance to work with artists and arts professionals, in exchange for the valuable time and talent of our interns. For interns currently enrolled in school programs, we are happy to assist with fulfilling credit requirements.

Compensation: This is not a paid position (interns may qualify for paid positions, based on performance and as available).

The gallery is open Thursday - Saturday from 11-6 please visit our website: http://www.silverman-gallery.com

To apply, email your cover letter and resume to jess@jessicasilverman.com or call 310.428.8932.

Hope to hear from you soon!

Jessica Silverman