If you can’t get enough art at the MFA shows, I’ve also got a mini program of art events happening nearly every week this month. Join me on a short tour of ICAs, alternative non-profits and artist-run spaces.
Opening Thursday, May 6: We have as much time as it takes
Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice Thesis Exhibition
I’m looking forward to exhibiting the light and text installation Unlimited Promise at the Wattis. Participating artists: Nina Beier and Marie Lund (Berlin/London), David Horvitz (USA), Jason Mena (Puerto Rico), Sandra Nakamura (Lima), Roman Ondák (Slovakia), Red76 (Portland, Ore., USA), Zachary Royer Scholz (San Francisco, Calif., USA), Tercerunquinto (Mexico), Lawrence Weiner (New York/Amsterdam), and Christine Wong Yap (Oakland, Calif.,
May 6–July 31, 2010; Hours: Tues. & Thurs., 11 am–7 pm; Wed., Fri., & Sat., 11 am–6 pm
Reception: Thursday, May 6, 2010, 6–9 pm
Wattis Institute, 1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco, CA
Design by Dan McKinley
Cloud No. 3, 2006, collagraphic monoprint, 22 x 30 inches / 56 x 76 cm
Saturday, May 8: Space Odyssey: Southern Exposure’s Annual Fundraiser + Art Auction
I’ve donated a large framed print to support this art organization committed to contemporary art by emerging artists.
Saturday, May 8; 6–10:30 pm [see the schedule]
Preview Exhibition: May 3–6, 2010, noon–6 pm
Southern Exposure, 3030 20th Street, San Francisco
Opening Friday, May 14: Irrational Exuberance (Asst. Colors): Solo Show
New installation, sculpture and work on paper inspired by discount culture and popular psychology.
Exhibition: May 14 – June 12; Gallery hours: Wed.-Sat., noon – 5 pm
Opening Reception: Friday, May 14, 7–10 pm
“As Is: Pop Art & Stuffhood” Closing Reception and Dialogue with special guests including critic and curator Glen Helfand and artist, writer and theorist Ginger Wolfe-Suarez: Saturday, June 12, 2–4 pm
Sight School, 5651 San Pablo (at Stanford), Oakland, CA
Opening May 28: Lending Library at Adobe Books
Lending Library is a group exhibition curated by Dena Beard featuring tools, materials, and resources from artists Amy Franceschini, Colter Jacobsen,
Kevin Killian, Tom Marioni, Emily Prince, Stephanie Syjuco, and Christine Wong Yap. [Can I just say what an honor it is to be included with this group, which includes a newly-minted Guggenheim Fellow?]
May 28–July 2, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, May 28, 2010, 7-10 pm
Adobe Books Backroom Gallery, 3166 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Then, during the first weekend in June, come to Lake Merritt, where 20 third graders from the City of Oakland’s Lincoln Square Recreation Center will be giving away 1,000 balloons in my largest public project/social sculpture to date.
June 5: The Great Balloon Giveaway: Here and Now
One-day event: Saturday, June 5, 12-4 pm
A site-specific installation and social sculpture at Camron-Stanford House (c.1876), Lake Merritt, 1418 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, CA 94612. T-shirts sponsored by Oakland-based retailer FLINC.org.
Invisible Venue and Mills College Art Museum present
Here and Now
Curated by Christian L. Frock
Also: Elaine Buckholtz, “Out of the Blue (Mills Hall Reconsidered),” 2010. A site-specific light installation at Mills Hall (c.1871), Mills College.
Floor Vahn, “Sonic Pardee Home (Reconstituting Memories of Pardee Past),” 2010. A site-specific sound installation at Pardee Home Museum (c.1868), 672 11th Street, Oakland, CA 94607
Various locations, Oakland, CA
Closing Reception: Saturday, June 26, 8-10 pm, Mills Hall