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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Shameless Self-Promotion: Meet the Exhibitionist

Posted By on Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 10:30 AM


We love art, as you may have noticed, and we also love art galleries, as you may have noticed. This is good, because we are a Bay-Area-focused, art-heavy blog where you should come regularly looking for writing about art, pictures of art, and information about where art might be right now.

As a result, one or more of us are planning to be at one of our favorite art galleries, Marx & Zavattero, for a while during this month's First Thursday, just to hang out and say hi to art people.

MarxZav, as the cool call it, is such an excellent gallery that we recently told you about it in our print version. It looked like this:

  • Yoon Lee
Ten Years, Part Deux

"Sea Change" Part Two

Saturday, July 16, until Saturday, Aug. 20

Yoon Lee's art is magnificent. It's like being in space if space were white and the wild-colored star trails were prone to dripping. We first saw her enormous canvases at the Marin Headlands Center for the Arts, at which time we got to wander the studios and see the work in progress. So when you look at her centrifugal, shiny, hard-plastic color bands and you wonder "How'd she do that?" we can tell you the answer is "It involves some really cool-looking machines." Lee is part of "Sea Change" Part Two, a retrospective of the host gallery's past 10 years. Ten years is a long time for any enterprise, but the intense strength of the curators' eyes and backs have kept the public eyeball on work like Lee's, even in this not-so-art-friendly era. Other contributors are the also-magnificent Andrew Schoultz, David Hevel (but don't ask us how he makes that glam faux-taxidermy topiary), Taravat Talepasand, and others including three of the six artists who opened the gallery's inaugural show back in '01.

So somewhere during your evening of zooming around from exhibit to exhibit, stop by MarxZav and say hello to one of the Exhibitionist arts and culture blog's editor/writer/spazzes Hiya Swanhuyser and possibly intern Ruby Perez.

For more events in San Francisco this week and beyond, check out our calendar section. Follow us on Twitter at @ExhibitionistSF and like us on Facebook.

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