Ever Gold [Projects] Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary With "Gold Standard" Exhibition

Ever Gold celebrates its 10th anniversary with an exhibition titled "Gold Standard" featuring works from artists Zachary Armstrong, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Mario Ayala, Sadie Barnette, Chris Burden, Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Serge Attukwei Clottey, Petra Cortright, Mark Flood, Kate Groobey, Brian Harte, Marc Horowitz, Paul Kos, Jasmine Little, Mieke Marple, Shaina McCoy, Barry McGee, MOCA (Museum of Conceptual Art), Oscar Murillo, Guy Overfelt, Cameron Platter, Kour Pour, Sterling Ruby, Ed Ruscha, Tom Sachs, Adam Parker Smith,  Takis, and Christine Wang. Gold Standard will be on view through February 13 at Ever Gold [Projects] 1275 Minnesota St. Suite 105, San Francisco. photographs by Oliver Maxwell Kupper


Mike Kelley's "Pushing and pulling, pulling and pushing" @ 500 Capp Street In San Francisco

Pushing and pulling, pulling and pushing brings together artworks from Mike Kelley’s Educational Complex (1995) and Day Is Done (2004–2005) into the uncanny environment of 500 Capp Street. With a wide range of media, Kelley’s work explores themes as varied as punk politics, religious rituals, social class, and repressed memory. Using architectural models to represent schools he attended, Educational Complex presents forgotten spaces as frames for private trauma, both real and imagined. These works are intended to evoke not only Kelley’s own memories but also broader social issues concerning childhood. Pushing and pulling, pulling and pushing brings is on view through February 16 at 500 Capp Street San Francisco. photographs by Oliver Maxwell Kupper

Rosha Yaghmai Presents "Miraclegrow" @ The Wattis Institute In San Francisco

Miraclegrow is a supersized disruption, an exaggerated shift in scale and perception. Yaghmai’s magnification of a bathroom floor reimagines reality and asks us to consider a new perspective, possibly one of a small household spider. A 17-foot “hair” fashioned from a bent, fused, rusted pipe sits awaiting inspection. A castaway hair, an expended shred of biomaterial carries evidence of unique genetic information, of past drug use, of cheap shampoo. An unnaturally close look at this particle of life is on offer. We see its scales, made from castings and detritus, reminiscent of sedimentary stone, tide pools, and the sand dunes of Mars. The hair reflects onto giant glossy tiles lining the walls, showing some undefined landscape in the process of disappearing or reappearing. It’s hard to tell which. Click here to read our interview with the artist.

Miraclegrow is on view through March 30 at CCA Wattis Institute 1111 Eighth Street San Francisco. photographs by Oliver Maxwell Kupper

Diamond Stingily: "Doing the Best I Can" @ The Wattis Institute In San Francisco

While Diamond Stingily’s work speaks to broader socio-cultural themes like class, race, and gender, it is always rooted in her own life. She grew up playing volleyball and softball. Both of her brothers are former professional football players. The family trophies were kept on a bookshelf in the living room. She used to bury her dolls in the backyard. She has been a poet and artist for most of her life. She is doing the best she can. Doing The Best I Can is on view through March 30 at CCA Wattis Institute 1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco. photographs by Oliver Maxwell Kupper

Highlights From FOG Design+Art Fair @ Fort Mason Center In San Francisco

Celebrating today’s most significant creatives and leading contributors to the worlds of design and visual arts, FOG Design+Art Fair assembles 45 leading international galleries; prominent 20th-century and contemporary design building on FOG’s longstanding commitment to cultural institutions, the fair’s Preview Gala is honored to continue its crucial support of SFMOMA’s exhibitions and education programs. photographs by Bradley Golden

Highlights From Untitled Art Fair In San Francisco

Untitled, Art is an international, curated art fair founded in 2012 that focuses on curatorial balance and integrity across all disciplines of contemporary art. Untitled, Art innovates the standard fair model by selecting a curatorial team to identify and curate a selection of galleries, artist-run exhibition spaces, and non-profit institutions and organizations, in dialogue with an architecturally designed venue. Untitled Art, San Francisco took place January 18 – 20 at Pier 35, 1454 The Embarcadero. photographs by Oliver Maxwell Kupper

Clifford Ross's Digital Waves @ "COAL+ICE" In San Francisco

 

Free and open to the public, COAL + ICE visually traces the trajectory of climate change — from coal mines and the burning of fossil fuels to the melting Himalayan glaciers, rising sea level and  extreme weather events — bringing the environmental and human costs of man‐made climate change to life through images, videos and thought‐provoking events. The exhibition is on view through September 23 at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture 2 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco.

Tom Sachs "Space Program: Europa" @ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts In San Francisco

Tom Sachs and his team of astronauts set their sights on the next frontier of space exploration in Space Program: Europa. Targeting Jupiter’s icy moon, Europa, this expansive sculpture exhibition offers an unprecedented view into Sachs’ extraordinary artistic output and advances his quest to find extraterrestrial life with bricolaged sculptures. The exhibition will fill YBCA with everything his astronauts need to successfully complete their voyage—including the Mobile Quarantine Facility, Mission Control, the Apollo-eraLanding Exploration Module (LEM), and special equipment for conducting scientific experiments—immersing the audience in a universe of sculpture occupying the entire downstairs galleries in addition to YBCA’s public spaces. Sachs has also created a new site-specific installation, Logjam CaféLogjam Café will be open to the public as a neighborhood coffee shop, occasional bar, and OCD rehab center, where visitors can experience firsthand the artist’s obsession with the tools of his craft. Space Program: Europa will be on view until January 17, 2016 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. photographs by Annabel Graham

Shaky Towns Group Show Organized By The Battery Art Program @ The Alter Space Gallery In San Francisco

Alter Space presents Shaky Towns, an exhibition in two parts. Featuring work by fourteen artists currently living and working in Los Angeles and San Francisco, Shaky Towns will be held in two parts simultaneously at Alter Space and The Battery. Conceived and co-organized in conjunction with The Battery Art Program, the exhibition functions as a visual dialogue between the two cities, while concurrently addressing their divergent attributes. Thematic for its emphasis on work produced by a selection of contemporary artists working in California, Shaky Towns is uniquely attuned to the variant of the two physical spaces, reflected in the selection of work. Shaky Towns will be on view until September 17, 2016 at Alter Space Gallery in San Francisco. photographs by Bradley Golden

Ed Ruscha and the Great American West @ De Young Museum In San Francisco

Ed Ruscha and the Great American West includes 99 works that reveal the artist’s engagement with the American West and its starring role in our national mythology. This exclusive exhibition has been organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and celebrates the career of one of the world’s most influential and critically acclaimed artists. The exhibition will be on view until October 9, 2016 at De Young Museum in San Francisco. photographs by Bradley Golden

Home Improvements Group Show, Curated by John Waters @ FraenkelLAB in San Francisco

FraenkelLAB presents its first exhibition, Home Improvements, curated by John Waters. This eclectic group exhibition will encompass works in a wide range of media by Martin Creed, Moyra Davey, Vincent Fecteau, Paul Gabrielli, gelitin, Paul Lee, Tony Matelli, Doug Padgett, Karin Sander, Gedi Sibony, Lily van der Stokker, and George Stoll. John Waters describes the exhibition as “a celebration of the low-tech concept of ‘remodeling’. These twelve artists’ humble but surprisingly imperious paintings, sculptures, photographs and drawings will hopefully make any serious property owner want to throw caution to the wind, pack up their living space, and start over.” Home Improvements will be on view until May 16, 2016 @ FraenkelLAB, 1632 Market Street, San Francisco, CA. photographs by Bradley Golden