Monday, January 26, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
On January 17th 2009, Jonathan LeVine Gallery in association with Choque Cultural Gallery is presents Americana 2009, a group show featuring work by , Jim Houser, , and Adam Wallacavage at Choque Cultural Gallery in São Paulo, Brazil. This will be the first time exhibiting in Brazil for the four artists listed above.
The opening reception will take place on Saturday, January 17th 2009 from 4pm—8pm. The show will run through February 27th, 2009. For further info, please contact Choque Cultural gallery in São Paulo, Brazil.
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Sunday, January 11, 2009
Yesterday while shopping in the Mission I found this cute little shop called The Curiosity Shoppe. They carry all kinds of lovely items, DIY books and kits, some by artists I know and love and some stuff that's new to me. I bought the above necklace made by an artist from Detroit.
This is now a staple of my shopping. Check them out online and if you live in San Francisco, go check out the shop on Valencia Street.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
: new work by Deth P. SunRowan Morrison Gallery
The show features 200 new paintings from Oakland artist Deth P. Sun. The show features over 150 small, affordable paintings as mounted into a giant grid, with intersecting characters, themes, narratives, and mythic symbols. Lots of other works that depict the continuing epic journey of Deth’s world of cats, turtles, wolves, ghosts, mountains, oceans, and tasty treats.
Deth will also have some of his awesome products for sale at the show, such as his new beer cozy, some screenprints, and a brand new zine to go with the exhibition.
The show opens Saturday, January 10th, with an artist’s reception from 7-10pm. There will be beer.
The exhibition runs until February 14th (Wed – Sat : 11-6)
Also, the gallery is releasing a new art book from Rowan Morrison Publishing. I See It All is a collection of 64 pages from the sketchbook of Deth P. Sun. This beautiful 7” x 10” book will be releasing with the closing of the show on February 13th.
Friday, January 9, 2009
Ben Peterson: The Pilgrim's Progress
January 16 – February 28, 2009
Ratio 3, 1447 Stevenson Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Opening reception: January 16, 2009, 6-8pm.
Ben Peterson will present a series of drawings depicting an imagined collision between two types of themed communities; a golf course retirement development and a historical reenactment theme park. Using the form of fragmented follie-type structures, Peterson attempts to collapse the distinction between authenticity and artifice, entertainment and education. Peterson’s depicted landscapes are loaded with manicured putting greens, golf bags, historical museum displays, large trees, and the ghosts of pilgrims who bear witness to the collision of Colonial forts, gated developments, golf carts, and shipwrecks. In the work, Peterson’s structures create a new space where history, both of the winners and the losers, contaminates the present, giving rise to a hybrid stage that is neither completed nor abandoned.