Listed below are the events that we recommend or are planning on checking out ourselves. Who knows? You may just find the Spark crew on location.
Life in the art world is always open for interpretation. With this in mind please double check the dates, times, and locations with the presenting organizations before heading out to any of the following Spark Event Picks.
Hidden Cities, features 26 moving and still images and interactive, site-specific installations that rethink urban space in San Francisco. The group show includes work by Spark featured artist Michael Arcega. Hidden Cities, the second of three SOMArts Commons Curatorial Residency exhibitions in 2014, exhibiting urban activist-artists, including architects and social interventionists, reveal the overlooked within the city, make visible the invisible, give voice to the unheard and encourage the gallery visitor to physically explore urban social and spatial structures in new ways. For more information, go to somarts.org.
Wed, March 12, 2014 - Selected Works by Richard Shaw at di Rosa
The di Rosa Gatehouse Gallery features a selection of works from the collection by ceramicist and sculptor Richard Shaw, highlighting the artist's exceptional capacity for deception and revelation. The works on view reveal the skill, humor, and hyperrealism that placed Shaw at the forefront of contemporary ceramics. This show will be a collection in focus at di Rosa until April 27, 2014. For more information, go to dirosaart.org. Suggested donation of $$5.
Thu, March 13, 2014 - West Coast Ink: Printmaking from San Diego to Seattle
Spark featured artists Sandow Birk, Chris Johanson, Hung Liu, and William T. Wiley will have work in West Coast Ink, the group exhibition at the Sonoma State University Art Gallery from March 13 to April 13, 2014. The exhibition is being presented in conjunction with Bridges, the annual international conference of the Southern Graphics Council being held in San Francisco this year. West Coast Ink will display a wide range of contemporary printmaking techniques and approaches, including etching, lithography, linocut, monotype, silkscreen, woodcut, digital and even tapestry by a range of artists. For more information, go to sonoma.edu.
Sound artist Pamela Z presents an intimate avant chamber series. The first event in the 2014 ROOM Series season features an evening of experimental vocal works by Joan LaBarbara and Pamela. Each will perform solo works, and the two will perform an improvised duo work. For more information go to pamelaz.com.
New Conservatory Theatre Center presents the San Francisco premiere of Yellow by Del Shores, directed by NCTC founding artistic director Ed Decker. The seriousness bubbling under all of Del Shores' campy southern Gothic farces, takes center stage in Yellow, as personal catastrophe pulls what seems to be the perfect family out of its complacency. Yellow explores what it takes for a family to stay united and sustain the hope and resolve only a family can provide. Times and ticket prices vary. For more information, go to nctcsf.org.
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