The fascination with the prospect of life after death had motivated artists since time immemorial, from outright hucksters like Todd Burpo (Heaven is For Real) to cerebral auteurs like Stanley Kubrick. The Mission’s Incline Gallery and guest curator Valerie Leavy have put together a two-person exhibit that examines the hereafter, through the lens of artists Fernando Orellana (based in Troy, N.Y.) and Al Honig (who lives and works in San Francisco).
FLIGHT PATTERN is a bimonthly interview series that traces the curiosities and affinities of Liat Berdugo (San Francisco) and Maggie Ginestra (Philadelphia). They invite curators to sit over a flight of tequila, making three toasts. The toasts are three take-offs, and o where will we land?
Each artwork in Christian Davies’ current exhibition, “Me, I’m OK” at J. Rusten Furniture Studio presents an engaging synergy of geometric tessellations and organic, expressionist color and textures. Patterns and designs reveal the artist’s interest in traditional quilt patterns he was exposed to through his mother, a quilter, yet as a contemporary artist he subverts that tradition’s design and symbols with his own personal, creative perspective.
San Francisco has no shortage of art inspired by homelessness. But Joel Daniel Phillips’ “No Regrets in Life,” now showing at Satellite 66 gallery, is something different. In his first solo exhibition, Phillips sketched his homeless neighbors at Sixth and Mission Streets. And the result is stunning.
At first glance, Eltringham’s paintings look like they might have hung in your grandparents’ living room — domestic interiors and portraits with a distinctly retro feel, rendered in loose, confident brushstrokes. Upon closer inspection, a kinky undercurrent comes through the Savannah artist’s work. Eltringham creates his own world of half-perceived encounters and mysterious goings-on, and he encourages the viewer to peer into the shadows with him.
Satellite66 is profiled along with our neighbors in this piece and subsequent party celebrating 6th and Market.
Slideways engages a dialogue between the perennial traditionalist and postmodern artist. Orellana’s work presents an unlikely intersection of technology-enabled production and organic notions of the creative process.
Samuel Jablon and Fernando Orellana reveal the secret to hacking electric toys and discuss the artistic merits of Play-Doh.
The five interactive sculptures currently on display at three-month-old Satellite 66 gallery were built during Ulfeldt’s residency at the Exploratorium, San Francisco’s not-just-for-kids museum of science, art and human perception. Visitors to the show will turn small cranks on each piece, generating static electricity to ring chimes, illuminate tiny lights or make feathers float.
It’s been a while since we last checked in with artist Christopher Burch (Hi-Fructose Volume 13), so needless to say, we were quite excited to see that he currently has several new works now on view at 1:AM Gallery in San Francisco.
Coilhouse caught up with Nicole during the hectic last day of gallery preparation to discuss these pieces and the process behind them.