Sabina Ott

Provisional Haven

Provisional Haven

Guest Curator: Anna Novakov

Featuring works by Yin-Ju Chen, Felipe Dulzaides, Ana Teresa Fernandez, Ron Hutt, Jennifer Locke, Sabina Ott, Bijan Yashar and Michelle Wasson.
Due to content, show is in 2 locations; 500 post and LAIR, China Town.

The current San Francisco exhibition, Provisional Haven, contributes to the timely dialogue about technology and alternative art spaces. Provisional, references the current moment and temporary, fleeting sites. Haven suggests that art is a timeless sanctuary and refuge for both artists and viewers. The eight artists in the exhibition all engage with temporary, momentary spaces as well art as a haven for the unbound imagination. Anna Novakov’s curatorial point of view is the continually evolving role of technology and alternative spaces in contemporary art-making.

Sabina’s news congratulation ; News: 2015 Guggenheim Fellows Announced http://artforum.com/news/id=51509

 Yin-Ju Chen – END TRANSMISSION  https://vimeo.com/15338748

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LAIR

internship

internship at refusalon

Do you want to learn about various aspects of arts in the gallery – ‘hands on’ from inception to distribution – art gallery /art – as business?
Come work, collaboratively in our galleries. Help create and distribute important art to different market segments. Research, outreach, strategies, including social media, webbing, community events, and organizational /partnering. engaging with different channels, PR,  including public TV, and special events.
We will tailor the internship to your skills and interests, so that it can be a mutually beneficial learning experience.

Internship : Part-time (15 hrs./week) or less tailored to you.
Company :   refusalon LLC
Location:     San Francisco
Tasks:          Administration/Markets/ Events / Coordination/Social Media / Engagement with collectors & Projects
Start:           Immediately

We are looking for highly capable and independently motivated candidates to intern with us for six months to a year.

Outreach/Marketing Interns
Business/Marketing/Social Media knowledge and expertise, including updating blogs and posting to social media outlets for new campaigns.
You may be working directly with the Director, supporting us with research and community building.
Knowledge is power, come and ‘brush through’ the experience by producing arts applications that works.
Web design/Social Media Interns
Word-press, simple HTML experience preferred.
Writing and editing content, and creating context
Designing webpage layout
Determining technical requirements
Social Media experience including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn
Working with Marketing and Sales directors to help promote our arts and ideas.

Or. Let us know what’s your ability and we’ll follow!
REQUIREMENTS
Not essential, but helps…
Strong human relations and people skills, research, writing and organizational skills, ability to create organizational relationships and find area of mutual benefit (synergies and collaborations)
Knowledge of apps such as Word, Excel, Google Docs essential. Adobe Creative Suite is a plus
Ability to learn quickly or be willing to learn new applications

Knowledge of or interest in arts, environmental, health, and social justice issues
ABOUT US
refusalon is a project related art space, with long history. Started in San Francisco, 25 years ago. Still ‘hot’ and running.

http://refusalon.com/?page_id=2251

List of artists…

http://refusalon.com/?cat=4

Our projects, is promoting art to the highest level, by exhaling with our artists.
www.refusalon.com

Location: Downtown San Francisco, Onion Square at 500 Post, and a satellite space in the Financial district.

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to
Contact: [email protected]
Attention: Shmulik Krampf
Thank You, looking forward, hearing from you!

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Elizabeth Atjay

The Hunter And The Hunted …“It harrows me with fear and wonder…”

Camilla West, Justin Charles Hoover, Jack Leamy, Gilad Ophir, Elizabeth Atjay, and Alex Bargas

“It harrows me with fear and wonder…”

Camilla West resides in Hamlet’s homeland, enrapturing the observer with her renderings of Danish landscapes. Flowing brushstrokes, swiftness of hand, construction of layered, panoramic scenery and stark aesthetics of steel grey and violet are augmented by bursts of ephemeral yet quieting experiences…

“And every fair from fair sometime declines, / By chance, or nature’s changing course, untrimmed…”

Justin Charles Hoovers‘s large installation, “Shells and Bones,” fashioned out of discarded paper lanterns from San Francisco’s Chinatown, declares that material beauty will inevitably fade. A unique artistic expression is created from what might be viewed as refuse to others.

“So long as men can breathe or eyes can see / So long lives this, and this gives life to me.”

Jack Leamy’s series “The Hunter and Hunted,” comprised of a jarring series of meditators and soldiers on the front lines, transfuses the exhibit’s perspective by juxtaposing political figures in meditation with the hunters they employ.
Gilad Ophir, a photographer who recently showcased his work at the Tate Modern, has described the medium of photography as “the art of everything.” But as voices such Jerry Saltz’s are being censored and silenced by Facebook, we must be reminded of art’s ability to give us life when fear is present and minds are stifled.
Located on the first floor of the J.W. Marriott in Union Square, refusalon is a salon-style examination of issues both within and outside of the art world.

A simultaneous exhibit curated by Anna Novakov, Provisional Haven, will take place on the 21st floor and will emphasize the importance of a temporary space in which artists and viewers alike can safely express themselves by presenting new ideas. Participating artists are Felipe Dulzaides, Yin-Ju Chen, Ana Teresa Fernandez, Ron Hutt, Jennifer Locke, Sabina Ott, Bijan Yashar, and Michelle Wasson.

contact [email protected]

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SAHARA REPOSE · DE·LUX(e)

 

SAHARA REPOSE

 DE·LUX(e)

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 16th 5 30PM – 7 30PM

PRESS RELEASE

refusalon

 http://refusalon.com

500 Post St., San Francisco, CA    

Director: Shmulik Krampf

(415) 377-1407

Refusalon gallery is pleased to announce it’s upcoming solo exhibition of photographer Allan Gerson’s work. This exhibition focuses on photographs taken in the Sahara desert, and they are now, in the Royal Collection in Rabat. The photographs are abstracts in color and tone, and at times reminds  one of painting. Refusalon is displaying eighteen prints from the new Sahara series, four from the old Sahara collection and an additional four images from the rain series.

Gerson’s photographs are in the permanent collections of the International Photography Hall of Fame Museum, the University of Mississippi Art Museum and the Morocco Royal Palace in Rabat. Through his profession, Allan was constantly traveling, allowing him a view of the world –as  photographers often do.

DE-LUX(e) is a group exhibition of local and international artists whose work elucidates the concept of the inexplicable attraction between artist and viewer as mediated by the art object. Themes such as freedom of expression, art as media, the culture of silence and the scope of contemporary art on a worldwide and multicultural plane emerge as threads which bind these artists’ work together.

The exhibition’s name plays with the duality of meaning which is extracted from 

de·lux(e): lux (the latin word for light). Or, deluxe, the prior references the immense role of light in art, and how imperative lighting is to the artist. The latter refers to the constant lush nature of the various works, despite their differing mediums and styles.

Through this collection of artists, refusalon aims to embrace the interconnected nature of contemporary life, mechanisms of desire and global events. The ultimate goal is to authenticate the root forces that accumulate and coalesce leading to an artist’s unique creative vision.

Camilla West – scandinavian’s views. Shiri Mordechay – story board / large wall drawing. Jack Leamy - paintings. Pino Signoretto – Glass Food. Maya Smira – space photos. Mie Hørlyck Mogensen – stuffed vinyl pieces. Sandro Chia, Elisabeth Ajtay,and Ron Hutt.

refusalon

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JW MARRIOTT SAN FRANCISCO UNION SQUARE

515 Mason Street

Please respond by October 14, 2014

http://refusalon.com

Director: Shmulik Krampf  (415) 377-1407

mail [email protected]

Spacial thanks to curatorial assistance Natalie De La Torre, and PR master Samara Diapoulos 

 

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Camilla West

SAHARA REPOSE · DE·LUX(e)

SAHARA REPOSE

October 16th  PM till Dec 24  –  extended!

Allan Gerson

Moroccan’s Sahara Desert, Photography . 

 

DE·LUX(e)

October 16th – till … extended!

 Sandro Chia                         Picking Little Heads

 Camilla West                                Scandinavian’s Scenery

Shiri Mordechay                   Vision Into The Raptures

Jack Leamy                           Meditation paintings

Pino Signoretto                     Food Glass

Maya Smira                          Space Photos        

Mie Hørlyck Mogensen        Stuffed Vinyl Work.

Elisabeth Ajtay                     East West South North

Ron Hutt                               Drawings As Offering

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Sandro Chia

Group Study

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« Group Study »

February 20 ‑ April 20, 2014

Opening reception: Thursday, February 20, 5 ‑ 7pm, 500 Post Street, San Francisco.

It is a mystery. Why does something catch our eye? Why do some things draw us in? Altogether,   how does this attraction define us? Is it instinct or intellect?

Roland Barthes, in his piece Camera Lucida, refers to the notion of punctum. Contextualizing this concept through the use of photography, the punctum (different from the studium that embodies the whole, the theme, or the general idea) is present in an art piece as a detail that creates an instantaneous connection with the viewer. Indeed, this idea is a symbol of pure attraction driven by a small detail that remains completely subjective.

“Group Study” presents works by Sandro Chia, Rick Oginz, Valery Grancher, Maya Smira, Elisabeth Ajtay, Jamie Mayne, David Karvasales, Dame Darcy,Ray Fernandez, Tamir Karta, and Marcy Freedman. It elucidates the concept of inexplicable attraction between artists and viewers as mediated by the art object.

Fundamentally, the show simplifies ideas of what our mind registers first and most deeply. It explores the mechanism of desire. The ultimate goal is to authenticate the very root forces that accumulate and coalesce to create our personal vision.

In a surgical way, “Group Study” explores the purpose and trigger of taste. Punctum.

Clea Massiani

Shmulik Krampf

refusalon

415 377 1407

www.refusalon.com

http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwart/article/JW-Marriott-San-Francisco-Union-Square-and-Refusalon-Turns-1st-Floor-into-Art-Gallery-20131115#.UxJdX_RdXVQ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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