Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday around the bay



Rebecca Kerlin at Muse Gallery: http://www.yourmusegallery.com/exhibits.html
I confess that I know Rebecca; we share a space at 689 Bryant St. These pieces are exquisite, delicate and creamy colors paired with what she calls “casual documentary imagery.”
Reception September 25, 6-9 PM (Image from her website/courtesy of the artist)

Brian Dettmer’s work is still up at Toomey Tourell Fine Art. His sculptured books are beyond description – with a simple X-acto kife, he cuts into old books to produce work that is a combination of sculpture, layered text and images – a modern Joseph Cornell working outside the box. In fact, why hasn’t our own SF MOMA bought a piece for their collection? (Image courtesy of the gallery).
49 Geary St., www.toomey-tourell.com
Today is the annual Park(ing) Day, brought to you by Rebar, in which companies and individuals transform local, metered parking spots into fun and creative green spaces for the day. Look for them on your way to work in the morning or on your lunch break, and the mobile PARKcycle will also be out and about.  
From SF Fist and a link here:
JD Beltran writes about skateboard art in Walnut Creek:
(Nice images which I'm not posting due to copyright issues)

Gallery A440 is showing work from the private collection of Ronnie Grossman, the director of Ames Gallery in Berkeley. A combination of folk art, nineteenth century commercial art (the posters showing the effects of strong drink are classic) and small wooden figures, some maybe toys and others involved in what could be called “compromising” positions, the gallery continues to build a reputation for showing unique outsider art. (image from gallery website)
http://burningbook.com/index.html/A440.html


Tomorrow is the Annual Roadworks: Steamroller Printing Street Fair at SF Center for the Book. 
The event includes dozens of vendors (with books, prints and other handmade items), community artists, music, and amidst it all they will be making prints from large-scale linoleum blocks - carved especially for the occasion--with a steamroller. http://www.sfcb.org

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