Posts Tagged ‘Exhibition’

Felicia Rice Interview & Eco Echo Exhibition

Saturday, February 10th, 2018

Much has been revealed in this engaging and insightful Whirligig Interview with Felicia Rice. Rice is a printer, publisher, writer, visual artist, performance artist and award winning maker of books. She is known internationally for her artist’s book, CODEX ESPANGLIENSIS from Columbus to the Border Patrol, a collaboration with Enrique Chagoya and Guillermo Gómez-Peña. Rice recently celebrated 40 years as Moving Parts Press with a retrospective exhibition: Perseverance furthers: Moving Parts Press 1977-2017 at Felix Kulpa Gallery in Santa Cruz, California. We met up to experience her work, talk about making books, art and working with other creatives.

Read Felicia’s Interview here: whirligig.hungerbutton.org


Eco Echo: Unnatural Selection

March 3 – April 15, 2018

Anne Beck, Barbara Boissevain, Ginger Burrell, Judith Selby Lang, Richard Lang, Kent Manske, Michelle Wilson, Nanette Wylde


Exhibition
WORKS/San José
, art and performance center
365 South Market Street
San José, California
workssanjose.org

Gallery hours: Fridays 12 – 6 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 12 – 4 pm
Opening Night: First Friday, March 2, 7 – 10 pm

South First Fridays Art Walk:
Friday, March 2, 7 – 10 pm
April 6, 7 – 10 pm
Eclectic evenings of Arts & Culture in downtown San José’s SoFA district.
www.southfirstfridays.com


Exhibition Programming

Sunday March 11, 2pm
Informal Artist Talk with Kent Manske
Conversation with Kent Manske around his installation Cell Garden. Points of departure will include biology, interconnectedness, life cycles, health, healing and epistemology. The artist will briefly talk about his experimental approach using screen printing to produce one-of-a-kind prints that evolve, mutate and synthesize from blank states to living, thriving organisms.

Saturday, April 7, 2pm
Informal Artist Talk with Ginger Burrell
“Subversive Comfort: Artists’ Books as a Tool for Raising Social Consciousness”
Artist Ginger Burrell will discuss the use of the book format by artists to explore political and social concerns. What is it about artists’ books that provide a unique opportunity and approachability not usually found in other artistic media? How can the selection of content, materials, images, scale and design engage a viewer and communicate an artist’s message? Explore examples of artists’ books that attempt to raise social consciousness, including three works by the artist included in the Echo Echo exhibition.

Sunday April 8, 4:30pm
Panel: “Big Dirty Secrets: Three Photographers Engaging in Environmental Advocacy in the San Francisco Bay”
Photographers Judith Selby Lang, Richard Lang and Barbara Boissevain will discuss their ongoing photography projects that address environmental issues in the San Francisco Bay Area. The panelists will share how the devices they use in their work aim to provoke discourse on local issues and encourage environmental stewardship. They will also discuss the relationship between contemporary photography and environmental and social advocacy, including the “Apocalyptic Sublime.” Managed and moderated by Barbara Boissevain.

Saturday, April 14, 4:30 – 6:30pm
“Constellations in Paper,” Bookmaking workshop with Anne Beck and Michelle Wilson
In this workshop, learn the basic of embroidery on paper. Bring a design of your own or use one provided to sew a design onto a sheet of decorative paper. Embroidery on paper can be a little different that the traditional form on fabric, but still can create a wondrous and exquisite design. At the end of this workshop, this embroidered paper can stand alone, or participants will have the option of turning it into a cover for a handmade book! No embroidery or bookbinding experience necessary, all materials provided.

In addition, Anne and Michelle are Artists in Residence at the San Jose Quilt and Textile Museum through March 24, working on the Rhinoceros Project. Visit www.sjquiltmuseum.org/artist-residency/ to learn how to participate in sewing circles and paper-making happenings.

Breezy Spring Pollination

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

The busy spring bees have us both showing books and prints in a handful of exhibitions. We are also excited to cross-pollinate our social practices with an upcoming Meaning Maker intervention.

We celebrated Dada’s 100th anniversary with a poetry reading :
Nothing is Here, DaDa is its Name

Nothing is Here: Dada is its Name

Branner Spangenberg Gallery, Redwood City, California.
Curator: Michael Paulker.
Closing & Dada Performance: Sunday, May 1, 4pm.


Wanderlust
23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon.
Curator: Laura Russell.
May 27 – July 30, 2016.

Wanderlust is a German word made from wandern which means walking and lust which translates as desire. We are showing CSI: Las Vegas in this exhibition.


LOOK! BOOK ARTS 

Look Book Arts! at Healdsburg Center for the Arts

Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Healdsburg, California.
Curator: C.K.Itamura.
April 14 – May 22, 2016.
Closing Tea & Salon: Sunday, May 22, 2 – 4pm.


Home at Art Ark, San José

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Opening Reception: Friday, May 6th, 6-9 pm.
Curator: Valerie Raps.

We are honored to participate in Valerie Raps last exhibition as curator of Art Ark. Her ten year tenure has launched Art Ark as an important San José art venue. Please come honor Valerie and her partner, Andrew Hedges, during the reception on May 6th.
Pictured is Kent’s Nest IVc.

April South First Fridays Art Walk in San José.


Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here!

March 5 – May 15, 2016
Museum of Contemporary Crafts & Multnomah County Library, both in Portland, Oregon.
Beau Beausoleil’s curatorial project which responds to the bombing of the booksellers’ street in Bagdad continues to inform, inspire and activate us.


Meaning Maker
We will be distributing our Control and U.S. Presidential Elections editions of Meaning Maker at: Open Engagement 2016 POWER, April 28 – May 1. This social practice conference is headquartered at the Oakland Museum of California and includes many additional sites throughout the Bay Area.


In early April, Nanette and Nora Raggio showed their book, The Future, in Space Jam at The Mission Creek Festival in Iowa City. Nanette is exhibiting in The Illustrated Accordion at The Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 6 – 27.

YAY! Here’s cheers to all of the springy art abounding in our universe.

Winter Solstice Greetings

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

manske_knowledge_sequenceKnowledge by Kent Manske

On this longest night of 2014 we wish you an abundance of lightness.

The news on our front:

Kent and Nanette both have prints exhibiting in Absence and Presence: A Printmaking Response to the Bombing of Al-Mutanabbi Street at the San Francisco Center for the Book through January 25, 2015. Absence and Presence is a project of the Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition.


Kent is engaged in a new public art project creating four entry signs for the North Fair Oaks area (Unicorporated San Mateo County between Atherton/Menlo Park and Redwood City) where we abide as PreNeo Press. The 10 foot tall metal figures will represent the people who live and work in the community. Here’s an article on redevelopment of Middlefield Road including a video interview of Kent in the studio: Identity in infrastructure: North Fair Oaks banks on road project to revitalize area


Undercurrents, a themed portfolio of original prints by fifteen Bay Area artists has recently been acquired by The Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.


In early December Nanette gave a LASER talk (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) at U.C. Davis.


We welcome you to join us New Year’s Day for Open House at PreNeo Press in Redwood City, 1 – 6 pm.
• Soup on the Stove
• Cheer in the Air
• Art Project in the Studio


May your holidays be bright.

DYAD at Art Ark Gallery

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Kent & Nanette will be showing new works in:

dyad

DYAD is a group show of thirty local artists who have chosen two pieces of their art to exhibit together as a unit. The theme of the show is intended to create an exhibition of paired works that suggest a dialogue or create a dynamic interaction; be it complimentary or opposite, attraction or repulsion or somewhere in between the works are attempting to engage each other as well as the viewer.

Curated by Valerie Raps

Reception: Friday, February 3rd from 6-9pm with live Classical Guitar by Gene Torchia. Gallery is open by appointment only.

Contact: Valerie Raps at info@artarkgallery.net

Art Ark Gallery, 1035 South 6th St, San Jose

Summer Reading

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Kent and Nanette are launching this summer with three exhibitions showing their artists’ books. Happy Summer reading!

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Bibliophoria II
June 16 – July 23
Sebastopol Center for the Arts
6780 Depot St.
Sebastopol, California

BOOKWORKS, Pacific Center for the Book Arts’ Fourteenth Triennial
June 18  –  August 7
San Francisco Public Library
Main branch Skylight Gallery, 6th floor
100 Larkin Street at Grove
San Francisco, California

East for Art in a Global Age
September 8 – November 5
Asian Arts Gallery
Towson University
Towson, Maryland

New Year Events

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

01doll-christopher3Gualala Arts presents Dolled Up, featuring the works of Signe Barrar, Elaine Benjamin, Matthew Christopher, Eileen McGarvey, Jane Reichhold, Shannon Shea, and Nanette Wylde.

In this exhibition artists push the limits of how we understand and think about the doll using installations, video and animation, portraits, books, narratives and unique doll objects.

The reception is Friday, January 7, 2011 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The exhibition runs through January 30, 2011.

More info at: Gualala Art Center

While you’re in the stunning left coast towns of Northern California catch José Arenas’ book signing on Saturday, January 8 at the Phoenix Restaurant in Point Arena. 5:30 – 7ish pm.

José’s book,  A Little Piece of Happiness, was recently published by PreNeo Press’ Hunger Button Books .

Image: Matthew Christopher, Western 1:47