ArtPadSF Opening Night Benefiting SFMOMA SECA Art Award -
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Opening Benefit Party - VIP Exclusive preview of all ArtPadSF exhibitors before doors open to the general public Open bar and tasty bites from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. hosted by Chambers eat + drink Poolside performance by synthpop and chillwave band Altars A special synchronized swimming performance in the Phoenix Hotel pool by the San Francisco Tsunami Swim Club, a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and straight-friendly masters-level swim team Bonus: complimentary three-day VIP pass to attend fair activities throughout the weekend! 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. Opening Benefit Party - General Exclusive preview of all ArtPadSF exhibitors before the doors open to the general public Music, drinks, and food specials throughout the night, including conceptual concessions from Thought for Food Outdoor video installation by Bay Area-based artist Andrew Benson, programmed by BAM/PFA curator Steve Seid From May 16 to 19, 2013 the third-annual ArtPadSF will transform the Phoenix Hotel into a visual arts destination, with over 40 hotel rooms taken over by galleries and curatorial projects. This year the boutique art fair, focused on emerging and contemporary art from the Bay Area and beyond, launches with an exclusive preview party benefiting the upcoming SECA Art Award exhibition. Since 1967, SFMOMA and its art interest group Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art (SECA) has honored more than 70 Bay Area artists with this biennial award. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to support SECA and explore ArtPadSF! Visit artpadsf.com for more information.
Openings: Neck Face -
Flash from the Past.
We love you Necky.
2 Person show Neck Face and Fuck This Life was held 9-11-2011
We are having another Neck Face Show this summer — Late August 2013
Our May 16th opening night preview benefits the SFMOMA SECA Art Award exhibition with an evening of public programming in partnership with the museum. Since 1967, SFMOMA and its art interest group Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art Award program (SECA) has honored more than 70 Bay Area artists including D-L Alvarez, Tauba Auerbach, Kota Ezawa, Colter Jacobsen, Chris Johanson, Barry McGee, Mitzi Pederson, and Laurie Reid, among many others with this biennial award. ArtPadSF has partnered with SECA to support this important award program. This September the exhibition will feature off-site commissions by awardees Zarouhie Abdalian, Josh Faught, Jonn Herschend, and David Wilson. To learn more about the award program and SECA membership, visit SECA’s webpage.
Also on opening night BAM/PFA (UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive) presents an outdoor video installation by Bay Area-based artist Andrew Benson, programmed by BAM/PFA curator Steve Seid.
Purchasing an Opening Night SFMOMA SECA Art Award VIP Preview Ticket* automatically makes the ticket holder an ArtPadSF VIP. Opening Night Tickets on Sale (click here to purchase tickets for opening night).
* VIP Preview // 6:00 - 8:00 pm portion only
6:00PM - 8:00PM // SFMOMA SECA Art Award Opening Night Benefit VIP Preview
General admission for all three days of ArtPadSF: Friday, May 17 // Saturday, May 18 // Sunday, May 19
General admission for any one of the following dates of ArtPadSF: Friday, May 17 // Saturday, May 18 // Sunday, May 19
Hours of Operation
8:00PM - 10:00PM // SFMOMA SECA Art Award Opening Night Benefit Party
8:00PM - 10:00PM // After Hours Events
8:00PM - 10:00PM // After Hours Events
11:00AM - 5:00PM // General Admission
New Image Art is excited to announce our upcoming shows:
ArtPadSF (suite 43), May 16-19thfeaturing: Retna, Chris Cascio, Tofer Chin, Misha Hollenbach, Tauba Auerbach, Cleon Peterson and more!
L.A.C.E. Auction, May 21st
Chad Muska, May 25th
Luke Petetiller, June 22nd
Surf Show, July 27
Neck Face, August 24th
Space15Twenty, September 20th
L A C E -
New Image Art is one of the curators for this event.
Thank you Skullphone, Chad Muska,Megan Whitmarsh and Tofer Chin for your generosity.
On going Group show, “Black & White” at New Image Art is characterized as a, “celebration of absence of color.” Collectively, yet with distinction, artists Tofer Chin, Misha Hollenbach and Brett Cody Rodgers represent works that explore on canvas the possibilities and restraints of black, white, and grayscale. Graphic repetitions, female nudes and industrial hybrid landscapes, create a depth and profoundness that, dazzle and perform. This exploration of “Black & White” is done in a manner that is so enjoyable the presence of colors and hues are hardly missed. Although presented within a group survey, each artist is best left to be observed on their own – Tofer Chin, Misha Hollenbach and Brett Cody Rodgers prove that from limitations meaningful explorations can be sustained.
Within Hollenbach’s “Hut” series, several solitary female subjects are the grounding focus within each frame. Sitting, standing, laying and kneeling, the curvature of each woman is coupled with a glossy splatter of rich black ink. Gliding over the surface in a bulbous mass, the media intersects each subject’s body and face. One piece in particular, “In my Hut IX”, 2013, utilizes this technique in a jarringly deep advantage. Upon first look the viewer is confronted with the power of this woman’s stare, unlike the others within this series whose faces are masked by the ink, eyes and stance are as provocative and confrontational as the ink that conceals her womanly curves. The subject of “Hut IX”, seems to hold a gaze from beyond the frame, magnetic and unapologetic.
Hollenbach’s nudes give way to a presentation of what are seemingly industrial landscapes of Brett Cody Rodgers; each frame in fact are his Grandfathers’ sculptures, photographed and collaged. One instance is “Raze”, 2010, here the structure is a cross between an Egyptian obelisk, soaring dagger shaped slabs and a Neo Bauhaus structure. The object within Raze hovers above a mirror-like pond, reflecting ad-infinitum, its angles. This reflection within the pieces is only further manifested in the aluminum frame that encompasses it all. These abstract industrial landscapes segue impeccably into the graphic repetitions of Tofer Chin.
The work of Tofer Chin is often seen as captured glimpses into a psychedelic journey of ones self. Chin’s pieces within “Black & White” resonate with this characteristic i.e. “17 Rays (black and white)”, 2012, while simultaneously presenting a departure into the foray of monochromatic. “1 Peak (white)”, 2013, is a vast canvas that hovers over and around the viewer. Presented here is a collision of black and white and the full, unbridled tension that can occur amongst these opposite spectrum hues. Cutting vertically is the centerline of impact that holds the tension of the San Andreas Fault Line; two opposing oceans with their symbolic weight on the brink of collision. “1 Peak (white)” is a confident presentation of the full potential black and white can create.
New Image Art’s “Black & White” delves into the dense terrain of the two most opposing colors in existence. The challenge is as much for the viewer as the artist: How does something so deceptively simple maintain intrigue? Quite easily in fact, this trifecta of artists proves that “absence of color,” can be a good thing.
For more information visit here.
-Contributed by Bianca Guillen
Full article can be viewed here: http://www.sfaqonline.com/2013/04/black-white-at-new-image-art-los-angeles/
Luke Pelletier coming to New Image Art this Summer -
We are excited to announce that Luke Pelletier will be curating a show this summer at New Image Art.
Featuring: John Malta, Michael Hsiung, Sean Morris, Mildred, Pacolli, Nathan Brown, Teddy Kelly, Luke Pelletier, Dillion Froelich, Ben Jensen, Eric McHenry, Miles Jackson, and Yarrow Slapz
the Show is being sponsored by Ambig.
Tosh saves the day!
Photo by Rosenberg
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