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Culture, The Exhibitionist Seriously: Works by Adam Parker Smith at Ever Gold Gallery

Seriously: Works by Adam Parker Smith at Ever Gold Gallery

Adam Parker Smith received a lot of media attention for his 2013 show, "Thanks." The New York-based artist showed a selection of pieces from over 70 different artists, and it may have seemed like a run-of-the-mill group collection at…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Recent Acquisitions: Enormous, Wind-Driven Sculpture for Kids Is Anything but Child's Play

Recent Acquisitions: Enormous, Wind-Driven Sculpture for Kids Is Anything but Child's Play

Cultural institutions in San Francisco continually search for new acquisitions. Alexis Coe brings you the most important, often wondrous, sometimes bizarre, and occasionally downright vexing finds every Friday. What constitutes a successful art opening? If the elements include a…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Video of the Day: Dance Meets Electronic Sculpture Art

Video of the Day: Dance Meets Electronic Sculpture Art

When it comes to dance innovation, San Francisco thinks outside the bun. Our dance troupes perform off the sides of hotels (Niagara Falling), collaborate with indie-pop musicians (Oh, Inverted World), and use laundromats as venues (Laundromatinee). All the more reason…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Infrastructure as Art: A look at Artist Randy Colosky's Process

Infrastructure as Art: A look at Artist Randy Colosky's Process

The balance between function and concept is rarely straightforward in the work of Bay Area artist Randy Colosky. He'll take the process of bronze manufacturing, usually concealed as the "behind the scenes" element left invisible and unsung in the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist San Francisco's 10 Best Public Sculptures

San Francisco's 10 Best Public Sculptures

At its best, public sculpture is stirring and inspiring. At its worst, it's an assault on the senses -- a visual blight that prompts passers-by to avoid eye contact or (in extreme cases) attack the art with invective, graffiti, or…
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Video: Origin, a 40-Foot Light Sculpture at Fort Mason

This eye- and mind-bending display of light and sound called Origin recently appeared at Fort Mason. The work, which appeared in New York City last year and was originally built for the Coachella music festival, was created by UnitedVisualArtists,…
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See San Francisco Landmarks Made from Canned Food at the Metreon

While you're checking out various queer pride events this weekend, stop by the Metreon to see S.F. Canstruction. It's a competition. It's a sculpture race. It's a benefit. And it's all made from canned food. In the time-lapse video…
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News, The Snitch How Scary Will the New Transbay Transit Center Sculpture Be?

How Scary Will the New Transbay Transit Center Sculpture Be?

It's reasonable to expect that the transformation of the now-destroyed structure once known as San Francisco's Transbay Terminal into a glistening new hub for high-speed rail will be for the best. In its final years, the old Transbay Terminal had…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Culture Clash: Tattoo Trade Meets Fine Art at Articulated Gallery

Culture Clash: Tattoo Trade Meets Fine Art at Articulated Gallery

The tattoo trade and the fine-art world remain steadfastly separated. We've met some classically trained visual artists and gallery owners who look down on tattoo folks, whose training methods have a distinct blue-collar ethic and resemble those of a medieval…
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News, The Snitch Guerrilla Artist Assaults Aquatic Park

Guerrilla Artist Assaults Aquatic Park

Last week, we wrote about how guerrilla sculptor Porfirio Vazquez will have his impromptu sculpture garden of reptiles relocated from Heron's Head Park to the Bayview Opera House, and then to the EcoCenter back at Heron's Head.Word must have traveled…
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