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    December Exhibitions 11/30 - 1/1


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    November Exhibitions 11/2 - 11/27


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    October Exhibitions 10/5 - 10/30

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    September Exhibitions 8/31 - 10/2

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    August Exhibitions 8/3 - 8/28

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    JULY EXHIBITIONS 7/2 - 7/31

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    JUNE EXHIBITIONS 6/1 - 6/29

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    MAY EXHIBITIONS 5/4 - 5/29

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    APRIL EXHIBITIONS 4/6 - 5/1

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    MARCH EXHIBITIONS 3/2 – 4/3

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    FEBRUARY EXHIBITIONS 2/4 – 2/28

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    JANUARY EXHIBITIONS 1/6 – 1/31

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    DECEMBER EXHIBITIONS 12/2 – 12/28

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    NOVEMBER EXHIBITIONS 11/2 – 11/29

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    OCTOBER EXHIBITIONS 10/1 – 10/28

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    SEPTEMBER EXHIBITIONS 9/2 – 9/28

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    AUGUST EXHIBITIONS 8/1 – 8/30

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    JULY EXHIBITIONS 7/1 – 7/29

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    JUNE EXHIBITIONS 6/3 – 6/28

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    MAY EXHIBITIONS 5/1 – 5/31

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    APRIL EXHIBITIONS 4/1 – 4/28

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    MARCH EXHIBITIONS 3/4 – 3/29

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    FEBRUARY EXHIBITIONS 2/4 – 2/28

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    JANUARY EXHIBITIONS 12/31 – 1/31

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    Jean Davis – Emergence

    Artist Reception January 8th, 5:30-7:30pm

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    DECEMBER EXHIBITIONS 12/3 – 12/28

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    Kaixin Yu – Beauty Lost Identity

    Artist Reception December 4th, 5:30-7:30pm

    Kaixin Yu – Beauty Lost Identity
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    NOVEMBER EXHIBITIONS 11/5 – 11/30

    Atelier

    Carolyn Meyer, SF+NYC

    Artist Reception November 6, 5-8pm

    Carolyn Meyer, SF+NYC
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    OCTOBER EXHIBITIONS 10/1 – 11/2

    Atelier

    Breno Aragon, Prayer Lamp

    Breno Aragon, Prayer Lamp
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    SEPTEMBER EXHIBITIONS: 8/30 – 9/28

    Cannery Suite 104

    William Chad Willsie, I AM

    Artist Reception September 4, 5:30-7:30pm

    William Chad Willsie, I AM
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    AUGUST EXHIBITIONS: 8/2 – 8/27

    Cannery Suite 104

    The Photography Intensive

    Artist Reception August 4, 5:30-7:30pm

    The Photography Intensive
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    JULY EXHIBITIONS: 7/2 – 7/30

    Cannery Suite 104

    Kristen Brown, Memory Landmarks

    Artist Reception July 10, 5:30-7:30pm

    Kristen Brown, Memory Landmarks
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    JUNE EXHIBITIONS: 6/4 – 6/29

    Cannery Suite 104

    Theo Felizzola, A Touch of Light

    Artist Reception June 5, 5:30-7:30pm

    Theo Felizzola, A Touch of Light
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    HIGHLIGHTS FROM GRADUATION FASHION SHOW

    2014 Graduates debut their creations on the runway!

    2014 Graduates debut their creations on the runway!
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    MAY EXHIBITIONS: 4/30 – 6/1

    Cannery Suite 108

    Manli Chao, Celestial Reflection

    Artist Reception May 1, 5:30-7:30pm

    Manli Chao, Celestial Reflection
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    APRIL EXHIBITIONS: 4/2 – 4/27

    Atelier

    Martin Aguilar, The Space Between

    Artist’s Reception: April 3rd, 5:00 – 8:00

    Martin Aguilar, The Space Between
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    SOUTHERN GRAPHICS CONFERENCE – OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION

    Bridges: Spanning Tradition, Innovation, and Activism

    SGC International Printmaking Exhibitions
    Limited Engagement: Atelier and Cannery Galleries, March 26-29, 2014

    Bridges: Spanning Tradition, Innovation, and Activism - See more at: http://blogs-auth.dev.academyart.edu/content/academy-galleries/home/2016/03/southern_graphicsco.html#sthash.t2VtE9nC.dpuf
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    MARCH EXHIBITIONS AND SGCI CONFERENCE

    625 Sutter

    Mystery of the Female, Kristina Varaksina

    Artists Reception: March 6, 5:30-7:30pm. Exhibition runs through March 31st.

    Mystery of the Female, Kristina Varaksina
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    OPENING NIGHT RECEPTIONS

    Atelier, Cannery, and 625 Sutter Galleries

    Atelier, Cannery, and 625 Sutter Galleries
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    FEBRUARY EXHIBITIONS: 2/5 – 3/2

    Atelier

    Energy In Nature, James Kroner

    Artist’s Reception: February 6, 5:00 – 8:00

    Energy In Nature, James Kroner
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    JANUARY EXHIBITIONS: 1/1 – 2/2

    Atelier

    I-Chin Liao, Ways of Seeing

    Artist’s Reception: 1/9, 5:30 – 7:30

    I-Chin Liao, Ways of Seeing
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    DECEMBER EXHIBITIONS: 12/4 – 12/29

    ATELIER

    Extended Reality, Nicholas Gutierrez

    Extended Reality, Nicholas Gutierrez
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    STUDIO VISIT

    James Kroner, AAU Emerging Artist for February

    James Kroner, AAU Emerging Artist for February

    We were lucky enough to get a studio visit with AAU’s James Kroner, who is hard at work preparing his master’s thesis presentation as well as completing works for his upcoming exhibit at the Atelier in February. James takes a distinctive, yet straightforward approach to his landscapes, whether they be plein air studies or fully developed studio pieces, and demonstrates the value of a solid foundational education.

    “It’s amazing what you can do with three primary colors,” explains James, who keeps his work direct and vigorous by focusing on  a limited palette, painting outside the studio as often as possible, and finding inspiration in the subtle but powerful effects of nature in the environment. Sun, wind, fog, and rain are recurring characters in these lively paintings, which offer a fresh new look at our familiar city.

    James’ exhibit “Energy In Nature” will be showing at The Atelier in February and March of 2014, and is part of our Emerging Artist series. You can see many of these paintings, and lots of others, on his Facebook page at:

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Artwork-of-James-Kroner/188355848088


    OPENING NIGHT RECEPTIONS – FIRST THURSDAY

    Five New Exhibits at AAU Galleries in December

    Five New Exhibits at AAU Galleries in December
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    ALUMNI INTERVIEW

    Conversation with Alvina Wang

    MFA in Photography, 2012

    Conversation with Alvina Wang
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    FIRST THURSDAY OPENING RECEPTION

    Alibi L., Alvina Wang at 625 Gallery

    First Thursday, that special night of the month when San Francisco’s art galleries stay open late, was a little more special for us this time around, as Gallery 625 hosted Alvina Wang’s opening reception for “Alibi L.” Alvina was on hand to greet friends and fans, and there were plenty of both in attendance.

    Alibi L., Alvina Wang at 625 Gallery

    Alvina’s powerful photographs had been attracting attention during the week prior to the reception, with people commenting on the moods they inspire, or with questions about how the ghostly images were made. As it turns out, the technique is fairly straightforward. A very slow exposure rate captures stationary objects, while moving figures leave almost no trace. As the subject moves in and out of each tableau, pausing for various lengths of time or moving ever so slowly for blurred effects, the artistry behind the technique becomes apparent. The ghostly figure is quite prominent in some scenes, while remaining a faint echo in others.

    Alibi L., Alvina Wang at 625 Gallery

    Meeting Alvina in person was the perfect finale to experiencing her exhibit. Although you would scarcely recognize her as the ghostly wanderer in her photos, it’s easy to see why she was able to so successfully realize her theme. Alvina Wang’s dedication to her artistic vision will doubtlessly serve her well in her artistic career. Congratulations, Alvina, for a grand opening reception and for a spectacular exhibit!


    A FINE DAY AT THE CANNERY

    18th Annual Faculty + Alumni Fine Art Auction

    If you were part of the happy crowd that packed the Cannery Galleries for the 18th Annual Faculty and Alumni Fine Art Auction, then you know what we mean when we say that this year’s auction was our biggest and best to date. But in case you couldn’t make it, hopefully this recap will encourage you to be a part of the excitement next year.

    “Market and Fourth” by Jeff Merrill
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    18TH ANNUAL FACULTY + ALUMNI FINE ART AUCTION

    The Cannery, Saturday Nov 9 – Reception 2:00pm

    Preview November 7th – 8th, 10:00am – 6:00pm

    18th Annual Faculty + Alumni Fine Art Auction

    “Nightime Landmarks 1” by Leo Bugel

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    NOVEMBER EXHIBITION 11/2 – 12/1

    625 Gallery

    Alibi L., Alvina Wang

    Artist Reception Thursday, November 7th, 5:30-7:30pm

    Inspired by a broken relationship, Alvina Wang’s Alibi L. is a very personal project about a Taiwanese-American girl struggling with her identity and her existence between two cultures and two countries. Through self portraiture, the artist personifies her feelings as an outsider, a ghost unseen among the living, haunting attics, alleyways, stairwells and window sills, seeking refuge in belonging.

    Though intensely quiet, there is nothing passive about the lonely figure, wandering not out of lassitude but actively seeking, pleading for some form of acknowledgement or recognition. Yet even when obscured in shadow she is profoundly present, a perpetual outsider pacing barefoot through a foriegn landscape, so desperate to have some effect, to leave some trace on the environment. In each tableau, the spirit tries again and again to not merely occupy, but to become relevant.

    “For you whom I have loved, thank you.” – Alvina Wang

    Alvina Wang was born in the United States and raised in Taipei, Taiwan. She received her MFA in photography at Academy of Art University, and currently lives and works as a photographer in San Francisco.


    OUT AND ABOUT

    Matthias Düwel: SpinDrift

    Mirus Gallery, 540 Howard Street, through November 16th.

    At first glance, the paintings of Matthias Düwel’s “SpinDrift” exhibit might look like a joyful technicolor typhoon. That was my initial reaction upon entering the newly opened Mirus gallery and meeting these paintings face-to-face. The swirling, bubbling riot seemed like a circus bursting out of control. And then I looked closer, beyond the cheerful plastic colors. Piles of discarded debris welling up over an Airstream trailer, tiny houses with the roofs ripped off, structures twisted and mashed — there’s a lot happening in these paintings, and none of it’s good. Düwel gives us a frightening vision of a disposable culture drowning in its own excess.

    Matthias Düwel: SpinDrift
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    STUDIO VISIT

    The Jewelry Creations of Laurie Edison

    If you’re familiar with the art of Laurie Edison, chances are it’s for her photography. Her groundbreaking book, Women En Large: Images of Fat Nudes, has achieved an almost classic status for it’s challenging of decades-long assumptions of female beauty. Since then, she has gone on to new frontiers with Familiar Men: A Book of Nudes, and more recently her photo series “Women of Japan.” Possibly less known to the general public, but certainly not to her devoted patrons, are her amazing jewelry designs.

    The Jewelry Creations of Laurie Edison
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    OUT AND ABOUT

    House of Strange Women

    Paintings by Monica Lundy at Toomey Tourell

    House of Strange Women
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    RETROSPECTIVE

    “The Fleet’s In!” by Paul Cadmus

    The Fleet's In | Paul Cadmus

    “The Fleet’s In!” 1934, oil on canvas, 30×60 inches

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    STUDIO VISIT

    The “Big Dog” Art of Beth Knight

    The Big Dog Art of Beth Knight
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    18TH ANNUAL FACULTY & ALUMNI FINE ART AUCTION

    18th Annual Faculty & Alumni Fine Art Auction
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    OPENING RECEPTION

    Emerging Artist Series – October 3 – December 1

    Great turn out for the opening reception of  Tibor Simon-Mazula’s solo exhibition, Fidelity. Enjoy the photos!

    Emerging Artist Series – October 3 – December 1
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    FIDELITY BY TIBOR SIMON MAZULA

    FIDELITY BY TIBOR SIMON MAZULA

    OCTOBER EXHIBITIONS 10/2 – 10/30

    FIDELITY, TIBOR SIMON-MAZULA
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    OUT AND ABOUT

    MARK WOLFE CONTEMPORARY ART

    1 Sutter Street, Ste 300 / Open Monday -Friday 10:30 – 5:30

    Jud Bergeron: “Becoming” /  Scott Patt: “Mumbo Jumbo”

    Tucked away on the third floor of the Flatiron Building at 1 Sutter Street, Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art is not a gallery you’ll discover on a casual downtown stroll; all the more my enthusiasm in reporting two concurrent solo  shows well worth a visit.  The latest works of Judd Bergeron and Scott Patt are on exhibit through October 31st.

    Jud Bergeron: Becoming /  Scott Patt: Mumbo Jumbo
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    EXPRESSIONISM IN THE 1960S

    Hans Burkhardt at Paul Mahder Gallery

    3378 Sacramento Street, San Francisco / Open Monday-Saturday 10-6 Sunday 1-5

    Hans Burkhardt occupies a unique position at an important crossroads in American art history. His retrospective “Expressionism in the 1960s” curated by Peter Selz and Paul Mahder, offers a rare chance to see a large body of Burkhardt’s work in one location, the first since his 1961-62 retrospective at the Legion of Honor.

    Having shared a studio with Arshile Gorky in the 1930s, Burkhardt was well acquainted with the prevailing currents of the New York School, where surrealism and cubism were being reassessed and the roots of abstract expressionism were beginning to take hold. When he moved to Los Angeles in 1937, Burkhardt brought with him the sum total of his New York experience, and introduced a cutting-edge vitality to what was then a comparatively quiet artistic culture. Working independently, he explored and developed his style free from the influence of a local art scene.

    Hans Burkhardt at Paul Mahder Gallery

    “Bikini” – 1954

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    STUDIO VISIT

    Studio Visit with artist Steven Stodor

    Studio Visit with artist Steven Stodor
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    SEPTEMBER EXHIBITIONS AUGUST 31 – SEPTEMBER 29

    TARA J. GRAVES, Tafoni Formations

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    OPENING RECEPTION

     Remnants, Vision of the Headlands

    Remnants, Vision of the Headlands
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    AUGUST EXHIBITIONS JULY 31ST – AUGUST 28TH

    625 Sutter

    REMNANTS, VISIONS OF THE MARIN HEADLANDS

    REMNANTS, VISIONS OF THE MARIN HEADLANDS

    The Photography Intensive is an MFA course designed around creating a series of photographs working within the confines of shooting in a single location during a condensed period of time (the summer semester).  Each student is challenged to create their own visual resolution of their experience photographing at the Marin Headlands.  The culmination of this class is represented in the work exhibited in the gallery at 625 Sutter Street, under the instruction of Connie Begg.


    JULY EXHIBITIONS: 3 – 28

    ATELIER

    Tafoni Formations, Tara J. Graves

    Artist Reception: Thursday, July 11 5:30 – 7:30

    Tafoni Formations, Tara J. Graves
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    FINDING HOME, OPENING PHOTOS

    FINDING HOME, OPENING PHOTOS
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    ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY SPRING SHOW 2013

    May 22 at the Palace of Fine Arts

    AAU Spring Show 2013 - May 22 at the Palace of Fine Arts
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    MAY EMERGING ARTIST SERIES

    Fragrant Script, Sophia Ahmed Sattar

    Fragrant Script, Sophia Ahmed Sattar
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    STUDIO VISIT

    Studio Visit with Emerging Artist Sophia Ahmed Sattar

    Studio Visit with Emerging Artist Sophia Ahmed Sattar
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    MEN IN TRANSIT, OPENING PHOTOS

    Men in Transit, Opening Photos
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    ALUMNI INTERVIEW

    Interview with Photography alumna Golnaz Shahmirzadi
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    ARCHITECTURE + FASHION COLLABORATION AT ATELIER

    Modifiers + Amplifiers
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    MODERN HAPPENING, OPENING PHOTOS

    Modern Happening, Opening Photos
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    MARCH EXHIBITIONS: 2 - 31, 2013

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    DON'T MISS ART EVENTS

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    ALUMNI EXHIBITION: DAVID CHOONG LEE

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    MUST SEE 2013

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    A NEW YEAR

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