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Culture, The Exhibitionist YBCA Explores Art And Activism in <i>Take This Hammer</i>

YBCA Explores Art And Activism in Take This Hammer

A new exhibition at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts that showcases activism through art and media in the San Francisco Bay Area, gets its name, Take This Hammer, from a 1963 documentary about the author James Baldwin…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Ever Gold Gallery's Pure Nature Through Abstract Methods

Ever Gold Gallery's Pure Nature Through Abstract Methods

"They both convey a very pure sense of nature through very abstract methods of working that fool the eye at first to make it seem like work based in a very "realist" tradition," says Andrew McClintock, the owner and…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist From Blogs to Galleries: Q&A with Supersonic Electronic's Zach Tutor

From Blogs to Galleries: Q&A with Supersonic Electronic's Zach Tutor

Zach Tutor's blog Supersonic Electronic, has grown immensely since its creation in 2008. What started as a personal blog with images of art, cats, and cute girls was eventually tailored down into a collection of pieces from new contemporary…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist "Fashionably Drawn" -- Edgy Art on Femmes, Feminists, and Fashion

"Fashionably Drawn" -- Edgy Art on Femmes, Feminists, and Fashion

Fashion illustration? You mean drawings of models with cheekbones that double as letter openers and enormous '80s shoulder pads?…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Graffiti Meets Fine Art in "The Composite Knowledge"

Graffiti Meets Fine Art in "The Composite Knowledge"

We often think of graffiti artists as shadowy figures who wear hoodies and practice their art on public property like walls, train cars, and traffic signs. It's a culture surrounded by breaking laws for the sake of artistic expression,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Don't Be Afraid to Love the Golden Gate Bridge -- It's Just That Beautiful

Don't Be Afraid to Love the Golden Gate Bridge -- It's Just That Beautiful

On May 27, the Golden Gate Bridge turns 75. If you were one of the 300,000 who walked across the bridge when it turned 50, you remember the unsettling sway, and the later reports that the convex profile of the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Body Hair Included: Mills College Gets a Painting by Feminist Artist Sylvia Sleigh

Body Hair Included: Mills College Gets a Painting by Feminist Artist Sylvia Sleigh

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 each week. In one painting, a nude man poses as a reclining odalisque, a…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Breen and Inguito's Large-Scale Paintings Are Garish, Strange, Intense -- and Really Accessible

Breen and Inguito's Large-Scale Paintings Are Garish, Strange, Intense -- and Really Accessible

Get past the miscellany of dogs and beer, and you'll find a surprisingly refreshing art gallery in the back of Place Pigalle, Hayes Valley's no-frills culture destination. The exhibition "Paintings by Kellen Breen and Scott Inguito" opened Saturday night to…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist "The Art of Baseball" Exhibit Is a Lot More Than Just Giants' Rah-Rah

"The Art of Baseball" Exhibit Is a Lot More Than Just Giants' Rah-Rah

Baseball is a sport. It's also an art. And it's a cultural institution. All this keeps fans hanging on each year for 162 regular season games, two rounds of playoffs, and a World Series. Giants fans know this all too…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist San Francisco's S3X Gallery Is a Welcome Newcomer in a Small Field

San Francisco's S3X Gallery Is a Welcome Newcomer in a Small Field

S3X Gallery says that it's San Francisco's first gallery dedicated to displaying only erotic art. While certain other venues in town might have something to say about that (Hello, Femina Potens. How you doing, Mark I. Chester Studio?), if the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist "Disrupture" Exhibit Lacks Power to Disrupt

"Disrupture" Exhibit Lacks Power to Disrupt

"Disrupture" Jan. 7, 2012 icTus Gallery With a new year upon us, it's easy to look back at the disruptions of 2011. Some prevented us from completing things, while others induced chaos. When reflecting on such changes, it's almost exciting…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist "Remains in the End Times" Is Even Darker Than It Sounds

"Remains in the End Times" Is Even Darker Than It Sounds

"It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine." We like that line from REM, but we understand it more now after seeing this exhibit. It's called "Remains in the End Times," and it might…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist 100 Artists Perform Inside One Hole

100 Artists Perform Inside One Hole

An often-quoted creative motto (and business-commercial cliche) is, "Think outside the box," but this month SOMArts invited 100 artists to perform inside the box -- or, to be more accurate, inside its hole. "Third Strike: 100 Performances for the Hole"…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Curator Says Impressionist Painter Pissarro Would Be Right at Home Today in S.F.

Curator Says Impressionist Painter Pissarro Would Be Right at Home Today in S.F.

"Pissarro's People" at the Legion of Honor contains nearly 100 works of art, paintings as well as works on paper. These show the artist's family and friends, farmers markets in the French countryside, and workers in the fields. The show…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist "City of Awesome" Incorporates San Franciscans' Self-Portraits Into Landscapes

"City of Awesome" Incorporates San Franciscans' Self-Portraits Into Landscapes

Mission Pie is our favorite kind of local business. Not only is its walnut pie (with a dollop of fresh whipped cream on top, natch) among the world's perfect desserts, but since day one the shop has been devoted to…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Seven Coolest Works From Visual Aid's 18th Charity Art Auction

The Seven Coolest Works From Visual Aid's 18th Charity Art Auction

On a recent Saturday, art enthusiasts went to SOMArts looking to expand their collection and left with a little bit of good karma. Visual Aid auctioned off walls full of works from local artists, including paintings, photographs, and even pillows.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Pixar Animator Sanjay Patel Sees Himself in Maharajas He Made for the Asian Art Museum

Pixar Animator Sanjay Patel Sees Himself in Maharajas He Made for the Asian Art Museum

For the Asian Art Museum's current show, "Maharaja: The Splendor of India's Royal Courts," officials asked Pixar animator and storyboard artist Sanjay Patel to illustrate the outside of the museum with Indian images in his bold, colorful, Pop Art style.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Berkeley Artist Jen Oaks Fills Your Days with Cheeky Ladies

Berkeley Artist Jen Oaks Fills Your Days with Cheeky Ladies

Berkeley-based artist Jen Oaks is crazy talented. Her work is the kind of thing you see hanging on a friend's wall, and the next week, it's hanging on yours. Don't worry, you're not a copy cat, it's her work is…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist "Maharaja" Exhibit Overlooks Crucial Cultural Questions on India

"Maharaja" Exhibit Overlooks Crucial Cultural Questions on India

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Culture, The Exhibitionist Artists Give Barbie Cosmetic Surgery

Artists Give Barbie Cosmetic Surgery

Plastic surgery is for people who want to look like Barbie. But consider Barbie herself. She already looks like Barbie. What kind of surgery should she have? Barbie's lucky in this regard. There are literally millions of her, and almost…
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