Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Grace Rosario Perkins


This installation features work by Grace Rosario Perkins, alongside her father, Olen Perkins.

Grace Rosario Perkins has spent a large chunk of time residing on the Akimel O'odham Indian Reservation (Blackwater AZ) and on the Navajo Nation (Fort Defiance AZ). This upbringing has affected her body of work which consists of repetitive motifs of women, mountainscapes, abstract patterns, and shapes built from a consciousness in which memory, familial identity, pop culture, and obsessive mark making are paired with text.

Though the work is often pointed, it incorporates a use of language that is often vague and can invoke meaning from the viewer; words with widespread meaning such as "Feeling," "Vision," and "Circumstance" are used frequently. In a recent body of work, Grace has used fragmented sentences and words from the Diné language lifted directly from Navajo dictionaries and other reference materials as a means to challenge both the transmission and disintegration of culture.

In 2012, Grace was part of a group of women who founded the Black Salt Collective, a small collective with aims to make work that "embodies cultural and contemporary narratives" and increase the visibility of women of color artists. See more work here: http://hhhhiiii.tumblr.com/

Monday, September 23, 2013

$3 a gallon by Kai Klaassen

oil on canvas

"$3 a gallon" is part of the workers category of agricultural related work which explores the human dimension of farming and corporate agribusiness.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

This Is All There Is, Part 1 by Vanesa Gingold

In this installation, best viewed at night, a paper quilt is inscribed with, “this is all there is”. Slits cut in the quilt provide a glimpse of a still life arrangement, in the process of change.

Vanesa Gingold is an artist based in San Francisco. You can view more of her work here.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Housed Inside Our Physiology by Jonathan Barcan

Future Tense

I have always been curious to what extent people relate to one another, and ultimately, this is my deepest fascination. In my work, this manifest in large figurative, mix-media drawings, and at other times, etchings. I live and work in San Francisco. As a dedicated Painter/Printmaker/Installation Artist I have exhibited internationally, including shows in Oakland, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Beijing, Montreal, Toronto and Florence.

To see more of my work and to read a little about my ideas, please visit JonathanBarcan.com.

Housed #4


Housed #2

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Emily Proud's Everyday Objects

San Francisco artist and illustrator Emily Proud finds beauty in everyday objects through her watercolors. Her nostalgic subjects are often simple, edible, natural, functional, or gently worn. She is currently working on paintings of kitchen paraphernalia, and farm-fresh produce & flowers.

Emily is a born and raised San Franciscan who currently lives in the vibrant Mission district. She has a B.A. in Fine Art from UCLA and also attended the Oxbow School.

You can see more of her work at www.emilyproud.com.