Sunday, May 17, 2009

Weekend Recap 5.17.09

On Thursday, Anthony and I made our way to the SF offices of architecture and design firm, Gensler, for the opening of their latest staff-curated exhibit. The "Re:" show will be up through August 14 and focuses on works that use common or discarded materials:

I found one of Dale Eastman's "One Moment at a Time" pieces in a conference room (above). Her "Re:" word was "Re:member," reflecting how her work is a recording of thoughts an feelings over time.

Jeff Hantman (above and below) chose the word "Re:condition," reflecting his mixed media work with salvaged wood:

Nanci Price Scoular had several pieces from her new "Journeys" series:

Philippe Jestin was also among the six artists in the show:

I was really happy to see that one of Jestin's mobiles was in the show. Behind is Christine Lee's installation in the window, called "Shims":

Looking up at Jestin's "Lips Mobile" gives a better sense of how light and movement interact with his colorful resin work:

Lee's site specific installation was almost hard to notice at first, but we confirmed it with our map guide. Incidentally, if you are planning to visit the show during public viewing hours of 8:30am-5:30pm (M-F), be sure to stop by reception on the 4th floor to collect a map and get any special instructions, as some pieces are in conference rooms.

On Friday, I stopped by the Hyde Street Gallery to see Manny Fabregas' show, "Borrowed Time":

Fabregas has amassed a collection of thousands of photographs from thrift stores and antique stores, which serve as his source material for his paintings:

The notion of collective memories interests Fabregas, so the images are familiar and nostalgic: 

The show closes on May 24, so there is only one more week to get over there and check it out!

For more details about shows and events featuring artists interviewed by Arteaser, check out the Arteaser calendar.

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