17 July 2008
11 June 2008
Kelly Lynn at Little Paper Planes for mentioning Thin Ice and featuring Catherine, Hilary and Serena's work here!
les mangues italiennes for featuring Zefrey, Hilary, Catherine and Serena in recent posts!
2nd Look for featuring Serena and Catherine's work!
John Casey's coverage of the recent Southern Exposure Auction featuring work by Hilary, Serena and Tracy here!
30 April 2008
Uri is the new Hamburger Eyes Book "Inside BurgerWorld" & there are book releases/exhibits coming up
12 January 2008
An exhibition of paintings by Billy Kroft and Tracy Timmins
6608 san pablo avenue
oakland, california 94608
Artist Reception: Saturday, January 19, 6-9pm
First Friday Reception: February 1, 7-10pm
Dates: January 12 - February 11, 2008
“The Time Has Come.”
artists Billy Kroft and Tracy Timmins exhibit paintings, which depict a drastic epilogue to contemporary American civilization.
Tracy Timmins paints abandoned buildings existing in familiar natural landscapes such as deserts, mountains, and rivers. The ruins have become reclaimed by the structure’s immediate surroundings. The inhabitants appear to have been replaced by animals such as deer, wild dogs, and birds wandering around and throughout the assembled rubble. Her paintings reflect an investigation through the passage of time, which reveals hope that nature will free itself if it can survive humankind.
Billy Kroft’s apocalyptic paintings reflect the loss of the individualist amid the advancement of technology, consumerism and greed in American Society. They demonstrate his challenging convictions that we as consumers incite our own demise. The people, which appear in his paintings, are being ruled and manipulated by machines, money, and devices seemingly beyond their control.
For more information or to request a catalog (full color with introduction by Aimee Reed) contact:
Jason Byers and Kerri Johnson of blankspace gallery
01 December 2007
photo from Artnet.com
28 September 2007
Monica Canilao, Deth P. Sun, Ogi, Ferris Plock, Chris Fitzpatrick, Derrick Snodgrass, Kottie Paloma, Katy Zaugg Jeana Sohn, Daniel Duford, Mike McGovern, Stephen Slappe, Gavin Potenza, Tim Janchar, and Matthew Bowers
You can find out more and buy the book at www.downybird.com
17 May 2007
Date: June 2, 2007 - June 30, 2007
The Opening Reception: Saturday June 2nd from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM.
Address: Crossroads of the World 6671 Sunset Blvd. ,1512 , Hollywood , 90028
Cross Streets: Las Palmas / Highland
Phone: (323) 463-0039
Description: re:VIEWS features the work of award-winning emerging artists. Tinlark Gallery in Hollywood opens its new show, re:VIEWS, June 2, 2007 featuring artists Scott David Johnson and Catherine Ryan. Re:VIEWS, which investigates visual codes used to imply gaze, perception, and narrative, is Chicago artist Scott David Johnson’s second show with Tinlark. Johnson made his Los Angeles debut in Tinlark’s inaugural group show, MindFull, where collectors enthusiastically received Johnson’s abstracted narratives.
Re:VIEWS marks the second Tinlark exhibition for San Francisco artist Catherine Ryan. Ryan, who was included in Douglas Bullis’ 2003 Survey of West Coast Contemporary Artists, “100 Artists of the West Coast”, uses means of erasure and color to construct narratives featuring animals and humans.
In the project room, Tinlark presents the multimedia works of Megan Wilson exhibiting her installation Morning Glory. Wilson is inspired by a love of patterns and textiles and her work explores the intersections between fine art, design, architecture, and traditional crafts.
10 February 2007
February 23-26 2007
ART FAIR at the PARK SOUTH HOTEL
122 East 28th Street - NEW YORK CITY
389 Grove St.
San Francisco, CA
Opening Reception: Feb. 16 2007 @ 6-8pm
Show Runs: Feb. 16 - Mar. 31
This exhibition explores religiosity. Religiosity describes the numerous aspects of religious activity, dedication, and belief, through the act of practicing certain rituals, retelling certain myths revering certain symbols or accepting certain doctrines about deities and the afterlife. The artworks in this show suggest some of the ways in which contemporary artists use the iconography and narratives of various religious beliefs in order to express their own relationship to faith. Taking images and ideas that derive from a variety of religions the artworks on display both confirm and critique the spiritual and political position that faith, from Christian fundamentalism, to New Age Spirituality, occupies in today’s society. Philosophies are questioned as ancient myths and mysticism are reworked through the critical vision of contemporary art.
At the end of this journey there is the art object. Each painting, drawing, sculpture, performance, etc. becomes a location where belief can be identified in the creation of a concrete object. The artist’s commitment to producing an artwork is an act of faith in itself. This act and the objects in the exhibition are manifestations of the daily rituals, the hope, despair, and glittering moments of transcendence that fill the lives of everybody.
Gray Area Gallery
371 11st St., 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA
Opening Reception: Feb. 10, 2007 @ 7-12 midnight
Show Runs: Feb. 10 - Mar.2
Fast Forward / Rewind is a group installation
exhibition featuring a medley of mediums from sewn
paper to live radio transmission, psychadelic painted
landscapes and multi channel video. The show draws
conceptually upon the themes of time and technology,
from obsolete prophecies of the future to a fluid
fictional archeology. Based on a show that was
exhibited in New York in the Fall of 2006, seven
artists from east and west coasts play with spatial
and temporal planes for the Gray
24 January 2007
From ART BUSINESS
Artists recycle old magazines, street debris, snapshots, used clothing, furniture, junk wood, and more, transforming derelict remnants into memorable remnants. I gotta go with Billy Kroft here-- I liked his art carpentry before, I like it now. He elevates scrap wood by reconfiguring it into abstract angular geometric realms. Once so forlorn; now so fresh. Somebody give this dude a show. For purchase purposes, he's priced everything $285-- if I recall correctly-- eminently generous. Options include a stripped reincarnated swivelling vibra-chair that I personally tested and hereby proclaim to be a complete steal (also $285). Why I didn't buy it myself, I'll never know.
Crucible Steel Gallery at CELLspace presents:
REMNANTS II: the manipulative hand
Jan. 10th - Feb. 3rd, 2007
Reception: Thursday, Jan. 18th, 7-10pm
curated by Matthew Searle
"Remnants" is a two-part show examining what is left over, whether it is a mark or some other trace.
In this show, each artist begins with some remnant of the past, whether it be old magazines, street debris, snapshots, used clothing, furniture, or disgarded wood. Through their investigation, they then leave behind a new sort of remnant, one that is a trace of their actions, of their manipulative hand.
Crucible Steel Gallery at CELLspace
2050 Bryant Street (at 18th)
San Francisco, CA 94110
07 January 2007
Weds.-Sat., 11am-6pm; & by app’t.
January 13-February 24:
“Mind Full”, including Catherine Ryan, Marci Washington, Scott David Johnson, Gavin Bunner, Julianna Bright, Narangkar Khalsa, Nancy Baker Cahill, Michele Carlson.
Project Room--Shalene Valenzuela.
Gavin Bunner, Amy Jean Porter, Grant Barnhart, Andrew Au, Catherine Ryan, Scott David Johnson, Dava Costello, Laura Normandin, Ann Wood, Golden Blizzard, The Hiberts, Deb Sokolow.
03 December 2006
exhibition runs December 7th - 23rd
Third Drawer Down Gallery
52 Robe St.
St. Kilda, Australia
Catherine will be part of Third Drawer Down Gallery's Inaugural Exhibition along with the following artists:
Royal Art Lodge (CAN)
Sarajo Frieden (USA)
Tobias Rottger (GER)
Zara Wood (UK)
Andrew Nicholls (AUS)
Carson Ellis (USA)
Cecile Belmont (FRA)
Chicks on Speed (GER)
David Wlazlo (AUS)
Edwina White (USA)
Emma Magenta (AUS)
Greg Fullerton (AUS)
Helen Johnson (AUS)
Holly Stevenson (USA)
Holly Wales (UK)
Dan Demant (AUS)
James Gallagher (USA)
Jeff Ladouceur (CAN)
Karla Pringle (AUS)
Kat Macleod (AUS)
Lilli Hartmann (UK)
Lori Jean Kirk (AUS)
Luke Best (UK)
Manon van Kuswijk (NETH)
21 September 2006
"The Pelican of Baffin Island"
Zefrey Throwell will be having a solo show at
Mama Buzz Gallery
Oct 6th - Oct 27th
2318 Telegraph, Oakland, CA
This is a mythical narrative I've created about a
creature called The Pelican of Baffin Island
who exercies "Nocturnal Avian Mind Control"
over the "Rabbit Youth" of Baffin Island by
mimicing the frequency of their wet dreams.
Come and be part of the epic!
20 September 2006
- KQED review
- SFIST review
16 September 2006
Third Drawer Down has commissioned a group of international artists to create works that are then screen printed in limited edition runs of 1000 onto linen and cotton as a way of "domesticating" art.
The project is collected by the University of Wollongong Art Gallery for the Prints and Drawings Department and will be represented by Art Box Gallery of Frankfurt at Art Cologne 2006 and exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney as part of the museum's 'Multiples' exhibition in October.
Some other artists included in the project:
David Shrigley, Carson Ellis, The Royal Art Lodge, & Margaret Morgan. . .
Check it out HERE
10 September 2006
01 September 2006
Read it here: "Making a connection with a collection of collections at Auto3321"
30 August 2006
29 August 2006
Thin Ice Collective will be in this amazing downtown San Francisco art extravaganza.
TIC will be showing in the "Private Room" at:
The theme of this exhibition will be "Apocalypse".
Some particularly dark and beautiful things will be on display for your enjoyment.
Also be sure to check out Uri Korn's stuff when he shows with our friends:
Hamburger Eyes at
Steven Wolf Fine Arts
that same night.
Friday, September 15th, 2006
7:00pm - 10:00pm free art exhibition
10pm - 2:00am $5 afterparty at ONSIX Gallery
Art exhibition free of charge at each of the following seven spaces:
60 Sixth Street, SF
STEVEN WOLF FINE ARTS
49 Geary Street Suite 411, SF
RED INK STUDIOS
1035 Market Street
LUGGAGE STORE GALLERY
1007 Market Street
1045 Mission Street
34 Sixth Street
CALIFORNIA MODERN ART GALLERY
1035 Market Street
The LAB (2948 16th St. @ Capp)
Zefrey Throwell is part of group show curated by
Steven Wolf (Steven Wolf Fine Arts) and
Mike Arcega (Artist)
at The LAB in San Francisco.
He will be showing a video piece of his called:
Maidenhead Voyage into Dark Waters
It is a chronicle of 100 people recounting how the lost their virginity.
To see the trailer press:
Other people in the show:
Roger Bisbing, Marcus Civin, Yoon Cho, Nancy Elliot, Taro Hattori, Jesse Houlding, Peter Kimmel, Nicholas Knight, Steve Lambert, Frances McIlveen & Yuki Maruyama, Dan Nelson, Lindsey White, and Edmund Wyss
September 6-30, 2006
Gallery Hours: Wednesdays-Saturdays, 1-6 PM
Opening Reception: Friday, September 8th, 6-9 PM
Artists Talk moderated by Mike Arcega and Steven Wolf:
Wednesday, September 27th, 7 PM
$3-10 sliding scale admission
Please join us for The LAB's first-ever juried exhibition. This project invited artists to submit work that requires assembly. This phrase is open to interpretation--it can be read as a play on the word assemblage, that the artist needs to assemble his or her work in some way. It can also be read, perhaps with the writings of Alain Robbe-Grillet in mind, to suggest that the work must be assembled by the viewer in order to have meaning. A broad array of work in all media with diverse content, including both objects and performance, will be on view.
18 July 2006
AUGUST 4TH FRIDAY, 6:30PM - MIDNIGHT
Santa Cruz, CA
Sun-Thurs 11am-8pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm.
Opening Reception: Friday August 4Th, 6:30-Midnight.
Closing Reception : Saturday 26Th, 6:30-10pm.
Work based on harsh realities of the grotesque and murderous,
accompanied by dark humor.
15 July 2006
Opening: July 27th 2006 @ 5:30 - 8 pm
exhibition runs July 27th - September 4th
Tinhorn Public Works Gallery
511 Laguna St., San Francisco
Hours: Wed-Sun, 11:30 am - 7 pm
Catherine will be in this group show of portraits curated by Terry Chastain (Tinhorn Public Works) & Stephanie Donahue (Intersection for the Arts).