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All posts for the month May, 2010
Posted by pivotartgallery on May 31, 2010
i was definitely surprised by the seeming lack of artists dealing with the BP’s Gulf Oil Spill (or maybe just the lack of visibility?) – below are a few stories but i would love to hear about anything else that is happening – if you know of artists who are working on this, help spread the word.
the art group (?) Ubermorgen responds to the spill with this ‘DEEPHORIZON’ project
the trading card game Phylo has this new “Oil Spill” card
Time Video reports on some New Orleans artists response here
and from the written word side, a poet seeks BP Gulf oil spill poetry to feature in column
finally, a call to action by Edward Teller from 4/30 who ends his post with this thought:
“Artists can uniquely portray ecological catastrophe. They can partner with ecologists, environmentalists and community activists, to give perspective on what has happened that nobody else can.”
Posted by pivotartgallery on May 30, 2010
What: Artist/Curator Pete Glover exhibits “Junk Pirate Found Art Exhibition, a Collection of Collections”
When: Opening Reception, Saturday, May 29th, 6-9pm (exhibition is up until July 4)
Where: The Compound Studios and Gallery
also see this link for the Junk Pirate website, blog, zine info and more
Posted by pivotartgallery on May 29, 2010
the excellent illustration below is by Melanie Cervantes of Dignidad Rebelde – a graphic arts collaboration between Oakland-based artist-activists Jesus Barraza and Melanie Cervantes
Posted by pivotartgallery on May 28, 2010
Posted by pivotartgallery on May 27, 2010
Posted by pivotartgallery on May 26, 2010
What: Expanded Cinema: Invaders from Mars (1953)
Where: BAM/PFA, Berkeley, CA
When: May 28, 2010; 7:30 p.m.
Posted by pivotartgallery on May 25, 2010
Posted by pivotartgallery on May 24, 2010
don’t miss booth after booth of art at the San Francisco Fine Art Fair in the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason (through Sunday May 23). also be sure to see the SFAI MFA exhibit in Herbst Pavilion (through May 22) for edgier and to my mind generally more exciting work
Posted by pivotartgallery on May 22, 2010
though I usually try to stay focused on visual art, I do need to mention a very cool San Francisco bay area band called the Slow Motion Cowboys. I had the pleasure of hearing and seeing them play live at Pirate Cat Radio Cafe – where it so happens I have a few paintings on display. Stop into the cafe until June 20 to see my work and listen to a recording of the live set below (that’s me clapping).
Posted by pivotartgallery on May 21, 2010
Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay, debuts at the de Young on May 22 and runs through September 6, 2010.
read more here
Posted by pivotartgallery on May 20, 2010
the sculptor Ap Verheggen placed a series of sculptures called “The Dogsled Riders” on a section of ice in Uummannaq, Greenland with the prediction that it will eventually break free, drift, and disappear completely. On May 16 the iceberg started drifting. Follow the fascinating story and watch the mapping of the sculpture as it drifts here via Google Earth. The site has many real-time and multimedia resources being utilized in really relevant ways.
thanks to the always great artdaily.org for the reminder to check on the progress of this project
Posted by pivotartgallery on May 19, 2010
because I happen to be pre-occupied with maps…
and a few of my own interpretations of the way we navigate will be on view this Thursday, see details here
Posted by pivotartgallery on May 18, 2010
an interesting, newly unveiled piece by the artists Eva and Franco Mattes (famous for their site: 0100101110101101.org) created out of fragments stolen from famous modern art works (examples include canvas thread from a Warhol and a piece of molten metal from a Beuys sculpture) raises many questions about art in a way that only they can. The piece itself does not look too exciting but I predict, will be successful in creating a stir.
read a great article by Blake Gopnik in the Washington Post here
also an essay by Fabio Cavallucci, images of the work, and more info at the gallery: postmastersart.com
Posted by pivotartgallery on May 17, 2010
pivot art gallery is very pleased to present the second artist portfolio in the ongoing series of featured artists. See the work of Hadley Williams at pivotartgallery.com
Posted by pivotartgallery on May 16, 2010
Chinese artist Zhang Huan’s sculpture “Three Heads, Six Arms” (2008)
the newest addition to the San Francisco public art landscape dedicated this week by Mayor Gavin Newsom and signaling the ‘sister city’ alliance of San Francisco with Shangai.
see many more pics here
Posted by pivotartgallery on May 14, 2010
flattr is a new online resource designed so that a user can easily give and receive micropayments for things on the web. a possible great resource for creatives of all types.
Posted by pivotartgallery on May 13, 2010
Posted by pivotartgallery on May 12, 2010
two different approaches to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are on view at SF Camerawork
Jennifer Karady – In Country: Soldiers’ Stories from Iraq and Afghanistan collaborates with soldiers on their return to civilian life and Christopher Sims – Theater of War: Pretend Villages of Iraq and Afghanistan photographs the fictitious Iraqi and Afghan environments that the U.S. military use for training.
May 6—August 7, 2010
657 Mission Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12 – 5 pm
Read more in the New York Times
Posted by pivotartgallery on May 11, 2010
mark your calendar now for what promises to be an interesting art event – approximately 70 international galleries displaying work by more than 500 artists
May 21– 23, 2010
Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA
opening preview party:
Thursday, May 20, 7pm – 9pm
Friday, May 21, noon – 8pm
Saturday, May 22, 11am – 7pm
Sunday, May 23, 11am – 6pm
for more information: San Francisco Fine Art Fair
Posted by pivotartgallery on May 10, 2010