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 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.


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
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.
Shotgun Review and an Reviews, Three Years and Counting by Alex Hetherington.

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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Apply now for this year's Szpilman Award.

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Now is Now!
Closing date is September 30! (postmark)


Apply now for this year's Szpilman Award.

5 years Szpilman Award:
Zloty Zloty Zloty!
Trip to Poland for 10 Days!
Challenge Cup for one year!
Exhibition in Istanbul!

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Sunday, September 16, 2007

The Rugs
The Artists

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.

For all press and sales enquiries, please contact:

Nat Turner
Tel: 07931 378 972

Friday, September 7, 2007

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

A Rail Action

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)


"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.


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.


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 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.

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