“Aptly titled, Was Am “refers to paintings I WAS doing and paintings I AM doing. ” There is an undeniable continuity in the vocabulary of her work throughout her career that is obvious in the 9 paintings and 2 works on paper on display here – an endurance of symbolism and diaristic expression that allows her work to be easily identifiable, regardless of the year of creation, as a Squeak Carnwath.”
http://www.berggruen.com/ (228 Grant Ave)
Dolby Chadwick This is the last week for Joshua Meyer’s intricately and thickly painted abstracts.
http://www.dolbychadwickgallery.com (210 Post St.)
Catherine Clark – Jim Barsness tantric and Hindu art inspired version of tankashttp://www.cclarkgallery.com (150 Minna St. between 3rd and New Montgomery)
Davis and Davis: Ring the changes at Marx and Zavverto
A project that started when the two artists began to replace the water intensive garden at their home with drought resistant plants. The resulting images, along with images from NASA and other archives, artistically and ominously document the evidence, results, history, and causes of global warming
Mudassar Manzoor and Attiya Shaukat: Contemporary Miniature Paintings at Frey Norris
In the 1980s the National College of the Arts in Lahore, Pakistan revived the ancient traditional styles of painting from the Mughal, Deccani, Pahari, Rajput and Persian schools. In keeping with these traditions, artists are trained in a precise, exquisitely detailed style of painting that begins with the meticulous crushing and preparing of pigments and other materials, such as hand made paper and hand threaded brushes. Madassar Manzoor and Attiya Shaukat are two up and coming artists from this school, both working with contemporary and often deeply conflicted themes.
http://www.freynorris.com (456 Geary St.)
It's also the last couple of days to see Ursula O’Farrell richly layered paintings at Toomey Tourell
http://www.toomey-tourell.com (49 Geary)
and if you want some arts related reading to go with your coffee, read Liz Hagen's post at Venetian Red on the new options for the Fisher Museum at the Presidio. There's even a link to a website where you can post your own opinions: