Swell Gallery

Material Girl

Material Girl
Sun, 03/30/2014 - Sat, 04/12/2014
2565 Third Street (between 22nd and 23rd Streets)
San Francisco,
CA
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Sat, 04/12/2014 - 18:00

“Fashion produces beautiful things that always become ugly with time.”
-Jean Cocteau

Imagining Cityscapes

Imagining Cityscapes
Sun, 03/02/2014 - Sat, 03/15/2014
2565 Third Street (between 22nd and 23rd Streets)
San Francisco,
CA
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Sat, 03/15/2014 - 18:00

The urban environment is in a constant state of transformation and movement, containing masses of people seeking individual identities and struggling for significance. Following the development of technology and city infrastructure, people have become anonymous objects, livings closely but separately in an alienated state.

The Headache

The Headache
Sun, 03/16/2014 - Sat, 03/29/2014
2565 Third Street (between 22nd and 23rd Streets)
San Francisco,
CA
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Sat, 03/29/2014 - 18:00

In The Headache, artists Blu Voelker, Santiago Insignares, Nolan Sheehan Jankowski, and Scott Isenbarger explore the nature of the headache through multiple mediums, creating work born from the causes and effects of the phenomenon.

CRUDO: The Weight of the Hand in the Dirt

CRUDO: The Weight of the Hand in the Dirt
Sun, 02/16/2014 - Sat, 03/01/2014
2565 Third Street (between 22nd and 23rd Streets)
San Francisco,
CA
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Tue, 01/28/2014 - 18:40

The processes of making are experiential in nature, and act both as research and as intuitive mark-making.

Three artists take over the Swell Gallery with large, ephemeral installations. The two- and three-dimensional mixed media works emphasize notions of process, intuition, exploration, and labor. The artists also illustrate the concept of honesty in their dynamic touch, use of organic and raw materials, and embodiment of earthy tones. The word crudo best describes their works.

DREAMWORKS

DREAMWORKS
Mon, 02/03/2014 - Sat, 02/15/2014

Opening Reception » Thursday, February 6 | 7-11 pm
2565 Third Street (between 22nd and 23rd Streets)
San Francisco,
CA
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Mon, 01/20/2014 - 18:12

Curated by Jennifer Moreno

“A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.” –Oscar Wilde

Ouater Sand, Mary Ma, and Minoosh Zomorodinia come together in DREAMWORKS to explore how the dream is experienced and used to understand emotion, spirituality, and imagined worlds.

Selfie

Selfie
Sun, 11/17/2013 - Fri, 12/06/2013
Opening Reception » Thursday, November 21, 7-9 pm
2565 Third Street
San Francisco,
CA

Artists: Shay Arick, Samantha Croteau, Diana Galvis, Ouater Sand, Rui Zeng 

Curator: Ling Meng

They are the subjects and objects at the same time, being observed and the observers themselves at the same time. The artists are simultaneously director, photographer/cameraman, and actor, being present in the gallery space all the time no matter the audience are there or not. 

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Sat, 12/07/2013

These works, all including self-image as a crucial element, are staging the physical presence of the artists as a way of narrative. They are artistic versions of selfies. Just like people nowadays keep posting selfies publicly on social networks who are enjoying the appeal of how easy to create and share self-images, this show will gather artists’ “selfies” in a public sphere and exhibit the strength of displaying the self. 

Home and Away

Home and Away
Sun, 11/03/2013 - Sat, 11/16/2013

Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 6, 7–9 pm
SFAI Graduate Studios
2565 3rd Street
San Francisco,
CA

Home and Away showcases a series of images that deal with the dichotomy of the familiar and unfamiliar culminating from the individual journeys of photographers Daniel Postaer and Filza Ahmad.

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Mon, 11/04/2013 - 17:48

The Place is Haunted

The Place is Haunted
Sun, 10/20/2013 - 12:00 - Sat, 11/02/2013 - 00:00
2565 3rd Street
San Francisco,
California

Two artists share sound, video and photography to illustrate their experience with hauntings. They also explore visions of memory through dark landscapes, material remnants, and ghostly portraits. 

Curated by Noemi Szyller 

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Sat, 11/02/2013 - 16:43

Dara investigates memory and cultural residue by creating lucid and imagined narratives through photography, fiber, sound and installation. She addresses the haunted transmission of collective memory and then confronts the material remains. That which appears in the past is very much a contemporary presence. An engagement with what is unseen or what has been left behind can challenge our fixed notions of past and present.

ICONOFAUXBIA

ICONOFAUXBIA
Sat, 04/20/2013 - Fri, 04/26/2013
FREE and Open to the Public. Opening Reception Saturday April 20th 6-9
SFAI Graduate Center
2565 Third Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Mon, 02/11/2013 - 14:12

Iconofauxbia playfully explores Pop culture within a pseudo-religious framework, interpreting and manipulating its sound and imagery as evangelical elements. Playing with the idea of memorabilia, this multimedia exhibition functions as a mash-up, re-fabricating notable and sometimes cultish Pop imagery, synthesizing it into a new, yet strangely familiar, form, and resurrecting it in a new light. This is Spencer Holloway’s (Spencer Product) debut solo exhibition in the MFA program at the San Francisco Art Institute.

Exposed

Exposed
Sun, 03/03/2013 - Sat, 03/16/2013
Reception: March 7, 2013, 6-9 pm. Performance at 7 pm. Free and open to the public.
SFAI Graduate Center
2565 Third Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Wed, 02/06/2013 - 00:31

In Exposed, three artists look at two states: the first being that which is covered, hidden, or private, and the other, that which is revealed, exposed, or public.

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