August, 2009

Ben Needham

New York-based Ben Needham’s precise paintings render houses and wedges of topography with a graceful application of acrylic, gouache and pencil, though the subject matter is decidedly masculine. Layers of terrain are sliced like cake, shown floating on a page of white or plunged into a rich and swirling jewel-toned sea. Sometimes these geographies are strewn together with what looks like red string drooping into[…..]


The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, one of San Francisco’s premiere cultural art venues, is currently exhibiting Wallworks featuring artists Makoto Aida, Edgar Arceneaux, Chris Finley, Tillman Kaiser, Odili Donald Odita, Amanda Ross-Ho, Yehudit Sasportas, and Leslie Shows. The exhibition is the curatorial debut of Betti-Sue Hertz, YBCA’s new Director of Visual Arts, and brings together artists to produce new site-specific wall pieces. Working[…..]

Christian Jankowski

One of the current exhibition series on view at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA),The Studio Sessions, explores the work of artists who create performance based conversations regarding their artistic practice and present the videos as the final work. A noteworthy artist within the series, Christian Jankowski created a series of videos titled Telemistica, which explore the popular media world of Italian TV-fortuntellers.[…..]

Cassandra C Jones: Send Me a Link

While contemporary technology has brought forth droves of artists and amateurs alike using digital means to create a photograph, Cassandra C Jones explores digital media without adding to a world over saturated with images. In her current solo show titled Send Me a Link, with Baer Ridgway Exhibitions in San Francisco, Jones recycles images found through internet research and recontextualizes them through still and animated[…..]

Jennie Ottinger

Ibid, the title of a new exhibition by San Francisco-based artist Jennie Ottinger, features dozens of recent oil and gouache paintings and pen drawings. The exhibition, which is currently on view at Johansson Projects in Oakland, CA, presents a cast of odd characters who move seamlessly through varying compositions and activities. Contained within rather reductive environments, these characters congregate in a variety of scenes which[…..]

Brody Reiman and Charlie Castaneda

Bay Area collaborative artists Brody Reiman and Charlie Castaneda are currently exhibiting a new installation at Stephen Wirtz Gallery in San Francisco. The exhibition titled places we have never been, features a collection of found landscape paintings, some of which date back to the nineteenth century and range in artistic skill level and period. The paintings are supported within the framework of a larger installation[…..]

Chris Gentile: Reincarnation Blues

In celebration of’s recent move to San Francisco, CA, we have decided to dedicate this week to art-based happenings is the Bay Area. If you are a Bay Area gallery, artist, or curator, please be in touch. We would love to hear from you. Currently on view at Gregory Lind Gallery is an exhibition of new photographs titled Reincarnation Blues by New York-based artist[…..]