Saturday, August 24, 2013

Weekend Picks: August 24-25. 'FourSquared IV,' Absolut Vodka 'Open Canvas,' 'Untitled' at Mission Cultural Center.

I am not a fan of the music but the pen work in this is amazing.

Arc Studios: FourSquared IV
When: Sat, August 24, 7pm – 10pm
Where: 1246 Folsom St. SF (photo courtesy Arc Gallery/Priscilla Otani)

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, August 24th, 7-10PM "FourSquared IV" is a unique exploration of the works of sixteen Bay Area artists. Each of the artists has produced sixteen small works, presented in sixteen clusters giving the audience the experience of sixteen micro solo exhibitions.

All works are priced under $500. Featured Artists: Lexie Bouwsma, Tyrell Collins, Monica Denevan, Robin Denevan, Mauricia Gandara, Paul Gibson, Katja Leibenath, Paul Morin, Greg Nelson, Jann Nunn, Mary O’Brien, Anna Marie Panlilio, Mark Paron, Lucky Rapp, Linda Raynsford, Fernando Reyes, and Jenny Robinson Curated by Arc Gallery partners, Michael Yochum & Matthew Frederick.

Michael Yochum is the author of SF Art News, which maintains an exhaustive list of art events and openings in San Francisco. Matthew Frederick is founder of Art Farm, an artist collective in the Mission, where he maintains his studio. "Four-Squared" is a reflection of the co-curators' strong and abiding interest in local, affordable art and the exhibition includes some of our most talented local artists.

OPEN CANVAS: ABSOLUT Vodka's Open Canvas campaign has enlisted more than 20 artists to transform the entire Divisadero Street (between Hayes and Grove) from a mundane, white canvas to extraordinary living works of art. Experience the transformation as artists work their respective crafts from: 1:00PM – 6:00PM, Saturday, August 24.

The multi-disciplinary group art exhibition will be on display through Sunday, September 1 with interactive happenings from 3:00PM -7:00PM daily.

ABSOLUT’s project will feature five local San Francisco artists and more than 20 emerging contemporary artists and  is a real-time, evolving, participatory body of work that is designed to be created and experienced personally and collectively.

Untitled: Group show featuring works by Julio Salgado, Paz De La Calzada and Eliza Barrios and more explore ideas of migration, documentation and family. Through Sept. 21. 5-9:45 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m.-9:45 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday. Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission St., S.F. (415) 643-2796.

Now you can buy those "Girl with a Pearl Earring" banners that fluttered from utility poles around town earlier this year advertising the de Young Museum's exhibition of Dutch paintings from the Mauritshuis in The Hague. Forty-five silk-screened vinyl banners bearing Vermeer's enchanting pearly girl are being sold for $525 a pop by, which gives a piece of the action to the museums involved.

 If you prefer more contemporary realism, a banner for Robert Bechtle's 2005 retrospective at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - the artist's family standing before its car in his 1969 classic "'61 Pontiac" - goes for $479. Unlike Vermeer, Bechtle is still around to sign it. For information, go to

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