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Monday, November 24, 2008

"DER DOZEN DANTZ (THE DANCE OF DEATH)" (1991) (INK ON PAPER, 24 X 18 IN, 36 x 28 IN FRAMED) by MANUEL OCAMPO
Location: Galatea Offsite/San Francisco Apartment

"UNTITLED (Bird, Pink, Cross, Shit)" (2005) (30" X 24", oil on canvas) by Manuel Ocampo
Location: Living Room, Pygmalion-First Floor

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UPDATE:


Manuel Ocampo has a new exhibit in New York. Got the info from Jenifer Wofford's Blog. Here's the Press Release:

Title: “Lost In Your Eyes” Press Release
Venue: Le Roy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, and U.S.A.
Date: Opens November 23, 2008 at 6pm

Lost In Your Eyes” is a collaborative exhibition that aims to comment on how authorship, mutability, subjectivity and fabrication destabilize simple representation, allowing fiction to take on the appearance of fact and vice versa. The exhibition title “Lost In Your Eyes” is the title of a famous 80’s pop song and it can also allude to a state of being when one is open to the possibilities for the creation of alternative thinking and communication. Paul Pfeiffer, Manuel Ocampo and David Medalla were invited by Jon Cuyson and Dominic Mangila to participate in this three-part traveling exhibition wherein each artist were asked to send an image, idea or an actual object that would serve as the point of entry for the curatorial direction of the exhibition. The curators then invited artists to respond to the developed ideas allowing the context of their presentations of their responses to become the explicit subject.

The accumulated works in the New York exhibition will travel to London and then Manila to interact with another group of artists who were invited to make works in response to the concepts sent by the three main artists whilst considering the works presented in New York. The resulting works from this process of regeneration and repetition will be compiled and documented which will then be presented as an artist’s book, produced at the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies. The participating artists in the New York exhibition are:

Mayen Alcantara, Brandon Alvendia, Kate Bae, Camille Bailey, Elena Bajo, Michael Berryhill, Christi Birchfield, Ayla Bonfiglio, Byoungdu Choi, Shenjuti Chowdhury, Ernest Concepcion, Ellissa Corwin, Jennifer Covarrubias, Grayson Cox, Jon Cuyson, Arvin Flores, Read Flusser, Michael Gaillard, Eric Guerrero, Jose Guinto, Robert Gutierrez, Josephine Halvorson, Ann Marie Heal, Rafael Laurel, Jing Liu, Dominic Mangila, Abbie Manock, Teruyuki Matsuyama, Rita Mercedes, Maceo Montoya, Murad Mumtaz, John Orthwein, Jeana Poindexter, Alyssa Phoebus, Chaenee Rhee, Daniela Rivera, Ivan Sarenas, Ivor Shearer, Annie Shaw, Emily Mae Smith, Jomar Statkun, Paolo Vinluan, Mark Wade, Jessie Weiss, Nate Wolf

The exhibition opens November 23 and runs until December 13,2008.

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Prov.: Pearl Albino, New York; Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Culver City, CA.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

"SUCK AND BLOW" (photograph, 2002) by TRACEY BARAN
Location: Galatea Offsite-SF Apartment

I have this photograph of "Suck and Blow" by Tracey Baran because it also appeared on a poetry book I published: OPERA by Barry Schwabsky.

From Artnet.com:
TRACEY BARAN, 1975-2208
Tracey Baran, 33, New York artist known for color photographs that find mysterious drama in everyday life, died after a brief illness on Nov. 11. "Baran referenced fundamental themes such as love, death and regeneration," wrote curator Karen Irvine, referring to photo series that charted the beginning of her own romantic relationship, or the rituals of deer hunting in upstate New York City. Born in Bath, N.Y., Baran came to New York in 1989 to attend the School of Visual Arts, and had her first exhibition in 1998 at Liebman Magnan Gallery. She showed her work in 2002 at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, and worked with Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects in New York for the past six years.

R.I.P., Tracey...

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Prov.: Direct from Artist

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

"GARDEN BELOW" (PENCIL ON PAPER, 2006) by BRIAN LUCAS
Location: Galatea Offsite-SF Apartment

"BLACK MIRROR" (INK AND WATERCOLOR ON PAPER, 19 x 28cm, 2005) by BRIAN LUCAS
Location: Galatea Offsite-SF Apartment

"BLACK MIRROR IV" (INK AND WATERCOLOR ON PAPER, 19 x 28cm, 2005) by BRIAN LUCAS
Location: Galatea Offsite-SF Apartment

"TOWER" (PENCIL AND STICKER ON PAPER, 2005) by BRIAN LUCAS
Location: Galatea Offsite-SF Apartment

"FILAMENT"(PENCIL AND STICKER ON PAPER, 2005) by BRIAN LUCAS
Location: Galatea Offsite-SF Apartment

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Brian Lucas' will participate in the following reading:

Dear Fellow Poets & Followers of Poetry:

On Sunday, November 16th at 3PM we will have a gathering poets--two of whom are also wonderful painters.

Come join us at Canessa Gallery at 708 Montgomery Street
X street Columbus to hear:

Brian Strang
Valerie Witte
&
Brian Lucas

Seasonal fruit and snacky type things will be provided. Beverages too.
A modest $2-3 donation generously accepted.
Questions: write Tiff at: tiff_dressen@yahoo

BRIAN STRANG lives in Oakland and teaches English composition at San Francisco State University and Merritt College. He is the author of Incretion (Spuyten Duyvil) and machinations (a free Duration ebook) and several chapbooks, including recently Human-Sized and Inhabitants, a chapbook of poem/drawings. Both are from Peter Ganick's small-chapbook-project. Recent poem/paintings can be seen at his website, Sorry Nature and at Deep Oakland. His poems, reviews, essays and translations have appeared in many journals including New American Writing, The Denver Quarterly and Ur-Vox. Recently, his work appeared in translation in the Portuguese journal DiVersos. In January, Canessa will feature the second solo show of his poem paintings.

VALERIE WITTE received her MFA in Writing from the University of San Francisco. Her work has appeared in Faultline, Switchback, the Southwestern Review, and elsewhere. She spends her daytime hours editing computer books in Berkeley.

BRIAN LUCAS, back from six years in Bangkok, Thailand now lives on the island of Alameda. He is the author of Light House (2006 from Meeting Eyes Bindery/Spuyten Duyvil, 2006), and has recently completed a manuscript called Circles Matter. He has been collaborating with Andrew Joron, and together they have created a chapbook entitled Force Fields (forthcoming from Hooke Press) which features a poem from Joron and drawings from Lucas. His work has been published in such magazines as Sulfur, Conjunctions, Hambone, Talisman, Beard of Bees, Gut Cult, and Galatea Resurrects. He paints more often than he writes, and co-edits 2ND MYND with Brian Strang!

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Prov.: Direct from Artist

"BANGKA (2007)," INK AND GOUACHE ON PAPER by JENIFER WOFFORD
Location: Library Bathroom, Pygmalion-First Floor

"FALLING NURSE (2007)," (18 X 14") INK ON PAPER by JENIFER WOFFORD
Location: Library Bathroom, Pygmalion-First Floor

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and

"THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, I, II AND III (2002)," THREE PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTS by MAIL ORDER BRIDES
Location: Turret Guest Bathroom, Pygmalion-First Floor

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UPDATE:

Jenifer Wofford sends a notice on some of her newest work:

Phew! The election anxiety is over! And now, on to other unresolved questions:

Confused about those Market Street posters that are up right now?
Don't understand their references to Marcos or Milk?
Who's this "Flor" chick?
Where's an "I-Hotel"?
What's Martial Law?
And why isn't Wolverine in these comics, anyway?

Please come to Kearny Street Workshop on Thursday November 13 to have these questions and more answered, in what's likely to be a most excellent discussion!
Big-time Bay Area Pinoy profs Catherine Ceniza Choy, Dan Gonzales and Jay Gonzalez are all participating in this panel related to the themes brought up in my Market Street posters, which just blows my mind. I'm beyond thrilled that they're doing this.

An Art on Market Street Panel Discussion:
The Filipino Experience in the
San Francisco Bay Area the 1970’s

The San Francisco Arts Commission is co-sponsoring with Kearny Street Workshop a panel discussion about the Filipino immigration experience in the 1970’s as part of the Art on Market Street Program. The panel will take place on Thursday, November 13th, from 7 to 8:30 PM at Kearny Street Workshop, located at 180 Capp Street at 17th Street, in Space 180.

The panel is presented as part of Flor de Manila y San Francisco, an Art on Market Street Program project that includes a poster exhibition by artist Jenifer Wofford. The panel will discuss the connections between the Philippines and the San Francisco Bay Area, particularly in relationship to the immigration of Filipina nurses. The event is free of charge and open to the public.

This history inspired artist Jenifer Wofford to develop a story narrated in her poster series about the fictional character Flor Villanueva, a nurse who has emigrated from Manila to San Francisco in 1973. The Art on Market Street exhibition includes six different, original poster designs reproduced and installed in 24 of the triangular kiosks on Market Street between Van Ness and the Embarcadero. Ms. Wofford will show slides and details from all six posters at the panel discussion and talk about why she chose to tell this particular story.

The panelists include the following distinguished individuals:

Catherine Ceniza Choy will speak about Filipina nursing and immigration history in the United States. She is an Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California at Berkeley where she teaches courses in Asian American History, Filipino American studies, and contemporary United States immigration. She is the author of the award-winning book, "Empire of Care: Nursing and Migration in Filipino American History," which was co-published by Duke University Press and Ateneo de Manila University Press in 2003.

Dan Gonzales will speak about the Filipino-American experience and Asian American community activism in San Francisco in the 1970’s. He is one of the founders of Asian American Studies and the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University. In addition to a long history of teaching and writing, he has been an historical advisor to several film and television programs about Filipino American history, Asian Americans and American legal, political and social processes, and Philippine/United States relations.

Joaquin “Jay” Gonzalez will speak about Manila/Philippines political history in the 1970’s Marcos era. He is an Associate Professor of Politics and Director of the University of San Francisco Maria Elena Yuchengo Philippines Studies Program and has had numerous books published, the latest being Filipino American Faith in Action: Immigration, Religion, and Civic Engagement. After 9/11, Dr. Gonzalez was appointed Commissioner of Immigration Rights for the City of San Francisco, and in 2005 was awarded a Special Congressional Recognition by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for his exemplary work on immigrant concerns.

The San Francisco Arts Commission’s Art on Market Street Program brings contemporary art by Bay Area artists to San Francisco’s main thoroughfare on a year-round basis. In 2008 the Art on Market Street Program is commissioning projects that focus on narratives.
www.sfartscommission.org/pubart/
CONTACT: Judy Moran
415/252-2586
judy.moran at sfgov.org

An Art on Market Street Panel Discussion:
The Filipino Experience in the
San Francisco Bay Area the 1970’s

Thursday, November 13th
7 to 8:30 pm
Kearny Street Workshop/Space 180
180 Capp Street at 17th Street

The Art on Market Street Program is funded by the San Francisco Arts Commission and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. Established by charter in 1932, the San Francisco Arts Commission (“SFAC”) is the City agency that champions the arts in San Francisco. We believe that a creative cultural environment is essential to the City’s well-being. SFAC programs integrate the arts in to all aspects of City life. Programs include: Civic Art Collection, Civic Design Review, Community Arts & Education, Cultural Equity Grants, Public Art, SFAC Gallery, Street Artists Licensing, and Summer in the City Concert Series.

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Prov.: Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco; and Galleon Trade Fundraiser/Direct from Artist
M.O.B.s: Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Culver City, CA

Saturday, November 01, 2008

"MONONGAHELA RIVER PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA" (1998) (OIL ON PANEL, 6 x 12 IN) by ANDREW LENAGHAN
Location: Bottom of Turret Steps, Pygmalion-First Floor

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Andrew Lenaghan has a new exhibition at George Adams Gallery:

ANDREW LENAGHAN: PAINTINGS OF MAINE
Oct. 23-Dec. 27, 2008
Reception for Artist: Nov. 13, 6-8 p.m.
George Adams Gallery
525 W. 26th Street
New York, N.Y. 10001

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Prov.: George Adams Gallery, New York

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