Art Category

Born out of the industrial revolution, mass communication and technology, collage is a rich medium that reassembles fragments of modern life into new representations of the world. Originally used by Picasso, Braque, the Dadaists and Surrealists, collage as an art form came to prominence in the 20th century, and now, in the 21st century, there have been quantum evolutions made by artists using collected objects, images, paint and other media in the deconstruction and construction of images that often provoke surreal, dystopian representations that help free the viewer’s mind fromRead More
Tech and Philanthropy – Mobile Apps for Non-Profits The SFTech4Good group and it’s sponsor TechSoup is putting on two events involving tech and philanthropy and mobile apps for Nonprofits and social benefit organizations. There is good work being done to involve technologies in the community in some new and interesting ways. Monday, October 5th, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Caravan Studios – a division of our sponsor, TechSoup – is having a Social Good Apps Breakfast for Nonprofits and Developers: Demystifying Mobile Apps for Nonprofits and social benefit organizations. Join themRead More
Lisa Kairos “Peripheral Views”, September 1­15, 2015 Solo Show at Hang Gallery 567 Sutter St., second floor, San Francisco Instagram @lkairos website: l​ September 4th, 2015 by M​ark Gould I’m always fascinated about how artists are so willing, sometimes hunger to constantly evolve their creative process, seeking to engage in some internal and/or external activity on some regular basis to challenge their perceptions, beliefs and worldview. We all do the same, regardless of our vocation or position. If we’re mindful enough there’s a constant reevaluation of who we are andRead More
Review of Re-collection. Art, New Media, and Social Memory by Richard Rinehart and Jon Ippolito MIT Press, Cambridge, MA 2014 Annet Dekker, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam Republished from Computational Culture, a journal of software studies Re-collection. Art, New Media, and Social Memory by Richard Rinehart and Jon Ippolito asks the question of how our increasingly digital civilisation will persist beyond our lifetimes. The authors focus on the preservation of new media art as a case study in new media’s broader challenge to social memory. Rinehart and Ippolito are well-known names in the fieldRead More
By Mark Frauenfelder, Boing Boing Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives (PC) are calling for the removal of a collage titled “Sacred Circle VI” by French-Canadian artist Rosalie Maheux. It’s on display in a provincial government building art gallery. From a distance the art looks like a mosaic. On closer inspection, one finds the patterns contain pornographic pictures of women. From The Hamilton Spectator: PC women’s critic Laurie Scott was “disappointed” to see a small art gallery in a provincial government office block in Toronto display a work with explicit images of women engaged in variousRead More

Posted On May 28, 2015By SFsthetikIn Art

Remembering Photojournalist Mary Ellen Mark

Mary Ellen Mark travelled all over the world to find her inspirational images and in New York in the 1960’s documented  many of the cultural and political events of the time, and for her entire career. She is one of the most widely known and respected photojournalists of our time. Her work has been published in LIFE, New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair, and she is the publisher of many books. Ted Forbes, of the Art of Photography podcast said, “Her legacy and work not only leftRead More
Fractal Afternoon #12 – #abstract #art Mark Gould @markegould 2015 Ultra HD and large format prints available — sfsthetik (@sfsthetik) May 21, 2015Read More
Invitation cards and note cards start at $1.95 depending on paper stock and envelope. Illustration, design, lettering ©Mark Gould studio Source: Cinco De Mayo Celebration invitation | ZazzleRead More
Mexican artist Curiot is currently in in the city and just finished working on a new mural now on display downtown. The wall was curated by Upper Playground and Fifty24SF Gallery. The Curiot exhibit at FFDG, “Down the Rabbit Hole with Neon Lights,” runs through April 18th. The gallery says of Curio and his work, Curiot’s colorful paintings, featuring mythical half-animal half-human figures and scenes, which allude to Mexican traditions (geometric designs, Day of the Dead styles, myths and legends, tribal elements), are rendered in precise detail with a mixture of highly vibrant yet complementaryRead More
by Alex Mak Broke-Ass Stuart (republished with permission) This is not an article about celebrity painters like Andy Warhol or Salvador Dalí, this is an article about celebrities who paint, like Johnny Depp and and Lucy Liu.  The difference between the two is not as obvious as one might think.  I sat down with art critic and San Francisco Art Institute Professor Mark Van Proyen (MVP), this time to talk about art and celebrity, and to critique the artwork of some of Hollywood’s biggest movie stars.  At first, Professor MVP was leery ofRead More