May 2013–February 2014

Proximities, a three-part exhibition, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

Proximities 1: What Time is It There
Elisheva Biernoff, Lisa K. Blatt, Ala Ebtekar, James Gobel, Tucker Nichols, Larry Sultan, Andrew Witrak

Proximities 2: Knowing Me, Knowing You
Kota Ezawa, Mik Gaspay, Michael Jang, Pawel Kruk, Barry McGee, Anne McGuire, Charlene Tan

Proximities 3: Import/Export

Rebeca Bollinger, Amanda Curreri, Byron Peters, Leslie Shows, Jeffrey Augustine Songco, Imin Yeh

Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

A three-part exhibition that explored the relationship and context between artists working in the Bay Area, their relationship the Asian Art Museum and Asia.

 Proximities 1, title wall, projection by Lisa K. Blatt

Proximities 1, title wall, projection by Lisa K. Blatt

 Tucker Nichols

Tucker Nichols

 Larry Sultan

Larry Sultan

 Foreground, Andrew Witrak

Foreground, Andrew Witrak

 Foreground, Andrew Witrak, Background Lisa K. Blatt

Foreground, Andrew Witrak, Background Lisa K. Blatt

 Ala Ebtekar

Ala Ebtekar

 Ala Ebtekar

Ala Ebtekar

 James Gobel

James Gobel

 Elisheva Biernoff

Elisheva Biernoff

 Elisheva Biernoff, multiple

Elisheva Biernoff, multiple

 Proximities 2.  Pawel Kruk.   The Lost Interview  , 2009; single-channel video; dimensions variable. Courtesy of the Artist.

Proximities 2. Pawel Kruk. The Lost Interview, 2009; single-channel video; dimensions variable. Courtesy of the Artist.

 Proximities 2.  Michael Jang.   Self-Portrait  , 1973; gelatin silver print; 11 x 14 inches. Courtesy of the Artist and Stephen Wirtz Gallery.

Proximities 2. Michael Jang. Self-Portrait, 1973; gelatin silver print; 11 x 14 inches. Courtesy of the Artist and Stephen Wirtz Gallery.

  Michael Jang, "Chopsticks", from "The Jangs" series, 1973, gelatin silver print, 11 x 14 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Stephen Wirtz Gallery. 

Michael Jang, "Chopsticks", from "The Jangs" series, 1973, gelatin silver print, 11 x 14 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Stephen Wirtz Gallery. 

  Proximities 2. Charlene Tan, "Love Forever: an Homage to Kusama", 2010

Proximities 2. Charlene Tan, "Love Forever: an Homage to Kusama", 2010

  Proximities 2. Kota Ezawa.   Self-Portrait as Someone Else  , 2013; single-channel video; dimensions variable. Courtesy of the Artist and Haines Gallery.

Proximities 2. Kota Ezawa. Self-Portrait as Someone Else, 2013; single-channel video; dimensions variable. Courtesy of the Artist and Haines Gallery.

  Proximities 2. Barry McGee.   Untitled, 2012  , 2012; acrylic on wood; dimensions variable. Courtesy of the Artist and Ratio 3.

Proximities 2. Barry McGee. Untitled, 2012, 2012; acrylic on wood; dimensions variable. Courtesy of the Artist and Ratio 3.

 Proximities 3,  Amanda Curreri, “Double Barbershop Poles (Masked, Unmasked, and Askew)” (2011)

Proximities 3, Amanda Curreri, “Double Barbershop Poles (Masked, Unmasked, and Askew)” (2011)

 Proximities 3,  Jeffrey Augustine Songco, “Blissed Out” (2013), HD looping video.  PP

Proximities 3, Jeffrey Augustine Songco, “Blissed Out” (2013), HD looping video. PP

 Proximities 3,  Left: Leslie Shows’s “Cantra” (nd), right, Rebecca Bolinger’s “Untitled”(2013), and in the background is Byron Peters’s “Untitled” (2012)

Proximities 3, Left: Leslie Shows’s “Cantra” (nd), right, Rebecca Bolinger’s “Untitled”(2013), and in the background is Byron Peters’s “Untitled” (2012)

 Proximities 3,  Amanda Curreri, including (top left) “Double Barbershop Poles (Masked, Unmasked, and Askew)” (2011) and (bottom left) “Identity and Privilege Card, Expired” (2011)

Proximities 3, Amanda Curreri, including (top left) “Double Barbershop Poles (Masked, Unmasked, and Askew)” (2011) and (bottom left) “Identity and Privilege Card, Expired” (2011)

 Proximities 3,  Imin Yeh, “Paper Bag Project” (2013), handmade paper bag

Proximities 3, Imin Yeh, “Paper Bag Project” (2013), handmade paper bag

Selected Press:

Sarah Hotchkiss. "Proximities 1 @ Asian Art Museum." Square Cylinder, June 10, 2013.

John Held. "Proximities 1: What Time is it There? at The Asian Art Museum, San Francisco." SFAQ Online, June 11, 2013. 

San Francisco Art Enthusiast. "Proximities 1: “What Time is it There?” at Asian Art Museum." SF Art Enthusiast, June 13, 2013.

Sarah Hotchkiss. "Proximities 2 @ Asian Art Museum." Square Cylinder, October 16, 2013.

Renny Pritikin. "Proximities 2: Knowing Me, Knowing You." Art Practical, November 19, 2013.

Kimberly Chun. "'Proximities 3: Import/Export': Asian connection." San Francisco Chronicle, December 25, 2013

San Francisco Art Enthusiast. "Interview with Glen Helfand, Curator of 'Proximities' at Asian Art Museum." San Francisco Art Enthusiast, January 7, 2014.

An Xiao. "Import, Export, Art, and Asia." Hyperallergic, January 21, 2014. 

Sarah Hotchkiss. "Proximities 3 @ Asian Art Museum." Square Cylinder, January 22, 2014.

Anuradha Vikram. "#Hashtags: The Importer/Exporter." Daily Serving, February 10, 2014/

Heidi Rabben. "Proximities 3: Import/Export." Art Practical, February 17, 2014.


December 2012

Fabricators

Creativity Explored & Jack Fischer Gallery

A collaborative project in which a group of developmentally disabled artists created new works fabricated by a group of interdisciplinary students as part of the community-based Engage program at California College of the Arts.

 

Press:

Lia Wilson. "Fabricators: Blurring the Insider/Outsider Boundary." Daily Serving, December 20, 2012.


September–December 2012

Temporary Structures

Co-curated with Cydney Payton

Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute

Pawel Althamer, Roberto Behar & Rosario Marquardt, David Gissen, Amy M. Ho, Paul Kos, Roy McMakin, Christian Nagler & Azin Seraj, Ben Peterson, Michael Robinson, Jonathan Runcio, Mungo Thomson, and Together We Can Defeat Capitalism

   Roberto Behar & Rosario Marquardt

Roberto Behar & Rosario Marquardt

 Jonathan Runcio, foreground; Amy M. Ho, staircase

Jonathan Runcio, foreground; Amy M. Ho, staircase

 Paul Kos

Paul Kos

 David Gissen

David Gissen

 Mungo Thomson,  Yoga Brick Wall

Mungo Thomson, Yoga Brick Wall

 From left, Ben Peterson, Christian Nagler & Azin Seraj

From left, Ben Peterson, Christian Nagler & Azin Seraj

 Ben Peterson, detail

Ben Peterson, detail

  Christian Nagler & Azin Seraj, still from  Market Fitness

Christian Nagler & Azin Seraj, still from Market Fitness

Selected Press:

Jeanne Gerrity, "Review: Temporary Structures,Art Practical, October 9, 2012

Julia Glosemeyer, "The Good, The Bad, and The Temporary," Daily Serving, September 27, 2012

Sarah Hotchkiss, "The Enduring Legacy of Temporary Structures," KQED Arts, October 4, 2012

Courtney Malick, "Temporary Structures," Artforum, October 30, 2012

David M. Roth, "Temporary Structures @ SFAI," Square Cylinder, September 20, 2012

"SFAI Exhibition Temporary Structures Explores Impermanent Architecture and Systems as the Site of Human Interaction, Spectacle, and Fun," Benzinga, September 6, 2012

Temporary Structures brochure pdf here


Fall 2006

Particulate Matter, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA

Andrea BowersChris FinleyKarl HaendelFlorian Maier-AichenDanica Phelps, and Pamela Wilson-Ryckman

and rotating shows by Lisa K. Blatt, Elise Irving, and Daniel Tierney
Images from catalog designed by Martin Venezky Appetite Engineers

 Andrea Bowers

Andrea Bowers

 Karl Haendel

Karl Haendel

 Florian Maier-Aichen

Florian Maier-Aichen

 Chris Finley

Chris Finley

 Pamela Wilson-Ryckman

Pamela Wilson-Ryckman

 Danica Phelps

Danica Phelps