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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 A Q&A With The Four Ladies of City Limits' Trapper Keeper

A Q&A With The Four Ladies of City Limits' Trapper Keeper

The group of women delivers a show so cohesive it kind of blows you away. Mia Christopher, Jane Kim, Mie Horlyck Morgensen, and Lana Williams don't know each other -- some of them only meeting while installing their group…
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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 <em>MAD</em> Magazine Taught Us How to Laugh at Fame and Power

MAD Magazine Taught Us How to Laugh at Fame and Power

When it launched in 1952, there had been nothing like MAD -- a comics magazine dedicated to humor and satire aimed at a broad range of targets. In particular, MAD exposed the cultural fakery behind familiar and beloved images that…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Artists Put Their Creative Skills to Technological Use in Exhibit "Intimate Science"

Artists Put Their Creative Skills to Technological Use in Exhibit "Intimate Science"

Mushrooms are the new plastics. At least according to San Francisco artist Philip Ross, a man who has spent years coaxing reishi mushrooms into the shapes of blocks and other architectural forms in the hope that they could be the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Artist Uses Animal Blood to Create Unnerving Works That Stop Short of Gore: "Haemoscuro"

Artist Uses Animal Blood to Create Unnerving Works That Stop Short of Gore: "Haemoscuro"

Clouds of crimson billow across one wall as if from an open wound. A length of stained gauze decays seemingly before your eyes. Jagged streaks of rusty-red fluid erupt into the ether. No, these aren't scenes from the set…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist "Something for Everyone" Dresses Up Dark and Kinky With Shiny and Pretty in New Gallery

"Something for Everyone" Dresses Up Dark and Kinky With Shiny and Pretty in New Gallery

The area around Sixth and Market is changing. Known as one of the most poverty-stricken parts of the city, Central Market has seen a recent surge of new businesses moving in alongside old stalwarts. The neighborhood is peppered with indie…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Gallery Openings: Pirate Radio, "Wild Things," and Excavated Literature

Gallery Openings: Pirate Radio, "Wild Things," and Excavated Literature

It doesn't take a monster-truck rally to get people out in force in San Francisco. In fact, some events that are considered highbrow and esoteric get amazing turnouts. One of those is First Thursday -- the one night each month…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist "Plastic Camera Show" -- The Best Images From the Worst Cameras

"Plastic Camera Show" -- The Best Images From the Worst Cameras

Most of our smartphones contain digital cameras that rival the best that money could buy less than a decade ago. We often pay hundreds of dollars for these devices. And what do we do with them? Filter our 8-megapixel masterpieces…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Wes Anderson "Bad Dads" Exhibit Is All About Loving the Filmmaker -- And Not Much Else

Wes Anderson "Bad Dads" Exhibit Is All About Loving the Filmmaker -- And Not Much Else

What better way to celebrate the season surrounding Halloween -- a day made for flaunting daddy issues in thigh-high pleather -- than spending it at Spoke Art gallery honoring the man who made father issues occult? The second annual "Bad…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Art Takes Root at Root Division's Auction

Art Takes Root at Root Division's Auction

Say you're a struggling artist, and can't afford a studio on top of the rent for the room in that house you share with six other struggling artists. For the past decade Root Division has offered a solution to those…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist "Minor Inconveniences" Brings Out Major Abstractions

"Minor Inconveniences" Brings Out Major Abstractions

Large-scale abstract paintings ask you to do things. They ask you to stand in front of them a while, to see what you see -- because you can't know what you're seeing until you've stood in front of them a…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Photobooth Gallery Opening: People Line Up to Be Photographed with 19th-Century Technology

Photobooth Gallery Opening: People Line Up to Be Photographed with 19th-Century Technology

A lot of people have been scratching their heads at the surge in popularity of photographic styles that were once the inevitable defects of machinery long since surpassed and outmoded. While digital cameras that can take clear, detailed, almost…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Exhibit Expands 'Exquisite Corpse' over Entire Gallery

Exhibit Expands 'Exquisite Corpse' over Entire Gallery

Draw a head on the top section of a piece of paper. Then fold it over so that your neighbor can't see what you've done, and pass it to her to draw the body. Have someone else draw the tail,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Notes and Photos from an Extended S.F. Art Crawl

Notes and Photos from an Extended S.F. Art Crawl

August is the month when most of the world goes on vacation and makes you feel a bit of a chump for staying put in a dubious staycation in the half-deserted city. Many theaters and concert venues go dark, and…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Horror Rides with Humor in Bonnie Cunningham's "Earthly Venture" Series

Horror Rides with Humor in Bonnie Cunningham's "Earthly Venture" Series

It's rare an artist tells us exactly what she is attempting to depict in her artwork. But Bonnie Cunningham reveals all on her blog (her observations accompany the works shown here). Cunningham shares her darkest dreams and admits to…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Guerrero Gallery Opening Includes Sex, Death, a Pool -- and an Unbelievable Array of Food

Guerrero Gallery Opening Includes Sex, Death, a Pool -- and an Unbelievable Array of Food

I've talked before about how helpful it is for galleries to offer food and refreshments at openings, that a lot of art seems more beautiful, profound, socially conscious, and politically relevant to the well-fed and slightly tipsy. I lamented the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist "Perfect Place/No Place" Is Ideal in Its Contradictory Conceptions of Utopia

"Perfect Place/No Place" Is Ideal in Its Contradictory Conceptions of Utopia

Utopia, if it existed, would depend on community and all beings working together. Yet the idea of a perfect society undoubtedly varies with each individual. "Perfect Place/No Place: Re-Imagining Utopia" at Million Fishes Arts Collective conquers this paradox -- at…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The First-Thursday "Place to Be" -- Good Food and Outlandish Fashion Challenge Great Art

The First-Thursday "Place to Be" -- Good Food and Outlandish Fashion Challenge Great Art

Dear 49 Geary: I'm afraid you just got served. First Thursdays at the prestigious address are always intellectually, perhaps even spiritually satisfying, not only for art's enriching effect on the mind and soul, but also because, as with any…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Photos and Video from <i>Ruin Me</i>, Where Patrons Made an Exhibit Look Like a Crime Scene

Photos and Video from Ruin Me, Where Patrons Made an Exhibit Look Like a Crime Scene

"Catharsis." That's one way to look at this exhibit. The opening for Erin Gallup and Scott Weiser's "Ruin Me" at Fivepoints Arthouse on Friday was exactly what it sounds like. Gallup prepared four walls of artwork and suspended implements of…
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