Fall Arts Previews

I love summer, but I’m excited about this fall. Here’s why:

Duration TBA
Artists InSight: The Big Ideas Project—Three Views: Jenifer K. Wofford, Derrick Ion, Ali Dadgar

Opening reception: Thursday, September 6, 6:30 pm
“Through a proposal process, local artists were invited to create original interpretations of the 07-08 Big Ideas using the concept of Tibetan Buddhist Thangka paintings as inspiration. We are proud to present three interactive contemplative installations by artists Ali Dadgar, Derick Ion and Jenifer K. Wofford.”
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts‘s Room for Big Ideas

August 20 to October 19, 2007
To Hedonopolis, From Melancolony: Current Topography of Filipino Visual arts
Curated by Rico Reyes
Terry Acebo Davis, Yason Banal, Genara Banzon, Leo Bersamina, Emily Caisip, Crisanta de Guzman, Cirilo Domine, Reanne Estrada, John Yoyogi Fortes, Vince Golveo, Maryrose Cobarrubias Mendoza, Johanna Poethig, Charles Valoroso, Carlos Villa, and Jenifer Wofford
Artist Talk: Thursday, September 6, 3 pm to 4 pm in the Maraschi Room, Fromm Hall
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 6, 4 pm to 6 pm, Thacher Gallery
University of San Francisco
Work by Galleon Traders and friends Jenifer Wofford, Reanne Estrada and Johanna Poethig are included, as well as work by Yason Banal, an artist the Traders met in the Philippines!

October 6, 2007–January 20, 2008
Michael Arcega: Homing Pidgin
De Young press room page: “Contemporary artist Michael Arcega reinterprets the Oceanic collections at the de Young Museum for this exhibition. Arcega is known for sculpture and installations that revolve around language, a subject he dealt with early in his life when his family emigrated from the Philippines to California. At the de Young, he will show common Oceanic objects that have become altered after frequent interactions with Western culture. He compares this phenomenon to the pidgin languages (dialects that blend Western and Oceanic words) spoken throughout Oceania. He calls the works pidgin objects. “In the same way pidgin languages get ideas across, these cultural residues of pidgin objects act as bridges toward understanding the artifacts within the glass cases,” Arcega says.”
De Young Museum

September 19, 2007 – December 23, 2007
One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now

Michael Arcega, Xavier Cha, Patty Chang, Binh Danh, Mari Eastman, Ala Ebtekar, Chitra Ganesh, Glenn Kaino, Geraldine Lau, Jiha Moon, Laurel Nakadate, Kaz Oshiro, Anna Sew Hoy, Jean Shin, Indigo Som, Mika Tajima, Saira Wasim
Berkeley Art Museum
I was delighted when I found out this NY-based Asia Society show was coming to the Bay Area. It’s a museum-quality survey of mostly young, contemporary Asian American artists. What’s not to love? Keep an eye out for work by Galleon Trader Michael Arcega Berkeley-based Indigo Som. The Bay Area also represents with Binh Danh and Ala Ebtekar. And I always look forward to seeing Kaz Oshiro‘s work in person. And, here’s the review.

September 17 – October 13, 2007
Don’t Try This At Home: A Group Exhibition Obsessively Reshaping The Ordinary
Tamara Albaitis, Lauren Davies, Krishna Khalsa, Stephani Martinez & Zachary Royer Scholz
Gallery Hours: Tues by appt, Wed – Sat, 12 to 5pm
Opening Reception: Monday September 17, 6 to 9pm
Artists’ Talk: Saturday October 13, 2pm
Intersection for the Arts
With CCA alum Lauren Davies and Zachary Royer Scholz, whose work can be pretty amazing.

September 13 – 29, 2007
A World Premiere Dance Theatre Work
by Resident Company The Erika Shuch Performance Project
Thursdays – Saturdays at 8pm
Intersection for the Arts
With Jen Chien, a talented friend, and Danny Wolohan, a distinctive addition to many Bay Area theater pieces I’ve seen.

Gina Osterloh
Solo show at Margaret Tedesco’s 2nd Floor Projects.
A treat to see work by a really rigorous former-SF-, now LA-based Galleon Trader.

September 08, 2007 – February 24, 2008
Take your time: Olafur Eliasson
I’m so excited that our local museum of modern art initiated and is premeiring a well-deserved retrsospective by Eliasson, an exciting contemporary sculptor/installation artist.

Through September 6, 2008
Capp Street Project: Mario Ybarra Jr.
Mario Ybarra Jr.’s large-scale mural examines the history, anecdotes, and mythology that surround mural making in the Bay Area.
Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art
I helped out with this mural earlier in the summer, and had a great time working with and learning from the illustrious, LA-based Mr. Ybarra.


One thought on “Fall Arts Previews

  1. Just in:

    2nd floor projects presents new work by

    September 22 – October 28, 2007
    Reception Saturday September 22, 7–10pm

    [ 2nd floor projects ]
    3740 25th street, no.205
    san francisco CA 94110
    415 824 2644

    sunday 12-5pm + by appointment

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