Swell Gallery

RÊVERITÉ

RÊVERITÉ
Sun, 08/31/2014 - Sat, 09/13/2014

Opening Reception » Thursday, September 4, 7–9 pm
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,
CA
Home Page Expiration: 
Sat, 09/13/2014 - 18:00

RÊVERITÉ explores the line between the real and imagined, the conscious and the subconscious, to re-contextualize material processes of fragmentation. The tangible world and the world of dreams are not polemic, but rather, interact freely, inviting new definitions of identity, reality, and corporeal presence.

Participating Artists

Christine Hyung-jin Cho, Indeterminacy of Life
Sai Li, The Days When You Came Into My Dreams
Vanessa Miller, Fluid Status

Curated by Kathryn Barulich

Anatomy of the Landscape

Anatomy of the Landscape
Sun, 08/17/2014 - 12:00 - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 12:00

Opening Reception » Thursday, August 21, 5–7 pm
2565 Third Street
(between 22nd and 23rd Streets)
San Francisco,
CA
Home Page Expiration: 
Thu, 08/21/2014 - 19:00

Anatomy of the Landscape investigates where the body and the landscape co-habit and create openings to memory-space and psychological history. 

Containing elements of implied human bodies in the landscape, works create spaces that resemble inhabitable placeless places. Easton, Molloy, and Miller bridge these spaces and create vessels from the familiar to the uncertain. 

Participating Artists

Jared Weiss
Joanne Easton
Cait Molloy

Piecework

Piecework
Sun, 04/27/2014 - Fri, 05/09/2014
2565 Third Street (between 22nd and 23rd Streets)
San Francisco,
CA
Home Page Expiration: 
Fri, 05/09/2014 - 18:00

The final Swell Gallery exhibition of Spring 2014 borrows and expands the multiple connotations of the term piecework.

Typically, piecework refers to the needlework, knitting, and crafting that housewives practiced and sold during an era when women had few options for earning their own money. Piecework is also the method of paying workers by output instead of time, also known as industrial homework. Piecework recalls knitted outerwear, jewelry manufacturing, and button production.

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
Home Page Expiration: 
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
Home Page Expiration: 
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
Home Page Expiration: 
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. 

Home Page Expiration: 
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.

Home Page Expiration: 
Mon, 11/04/2013 - 17:48

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