We are excited to present lectures by artists Ivy Haldeman and Woody Othello in conjunction with Ivy's show at Royal NoneSuch Gallery in Oakland.
This month, The Painting Salon is excited to have San Francisco-based art historian Claire Daigle present her lecture titled, A Chromophiliac’s Guide to Painting in the 20th and 21st Centuries. As always, please bring a snack/beverage to share and a friend.
Details: Mix and mingle from 4-430. Lecture begins at 4:30pm in the Minnesota Street Project Atrium
About the lecture:
Daigle will tug at various threads of painting’s history through the prism of the color spectrum as a way to structure her presentation of works from the 20th and 21st centuries, with each section devoted to a distinct chromatic range.
The format of this lecture was inspired by the talk 100 paintings, 100 years (1915 – 2015) by art critic Bob Nickas, where he presents 100 slides- one for each year of the 20th century. Within this chronological presentation, Nickas reimagined the painterly canon as an extended “game of cadavre exquis—exquisite corpse,” an intuitive, irrational history that could easily be redetermined through personal preference.
What made this lecture so compelling and imperfect was how idiosyncratic many of his choices were. Viewing the history of painting through such a personal lens, made this format seem rife for play and reinvention.
It was with this intention in mind that we invited Daigle to reimagine the conceit through the unique quirks and unexpected juxtapositions that characterize her own interdisciplinary approach as an art historian. The resulting lecture is a reboot of modern and contemporary canons, with a particular eye toward color and literary history.
Claire Daigle holds a Ph.D. in art history from the CUNY Graduate Center. Her dissertation is titled Reading Barthes / Writing Twombly. She directs the Master of Arts Programs at the San Francisco Art Institute where she is Associate Professor in the History and Theory of Contemporary Art. In 2015, she received an Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for her ongoing web-based essay series, Figuring Fiction (https://figuringfiction.net), exploring intersections of contemporary art and literary fiction. Her research is located at the intersection of texts and images. Her writing has appeared in New Art Examiner, X-tra, Art Papers, Sculpture, Brooklyn Rail and Tate, etc.
This month's Salon will be hosted by R/SF Projects and feature artists Kate Rhoades,
Marcela Pardo Ariza, and Steuart Pittman. We are shaking it up this month with a non-linear presentation format. Kate Rhoades will be our "Emcee" and present Marcela and Steuart's work in a slide roulette type of presentation. We hope this will open up the artists and audience members to engage with the work in new and interesting ways.
As always bring a snack and/or beverage to share and a friend!
7pm- Doors open
The April Painting Salon, features CTRL+SHFT Collective founder Megan Reed and Yetunde Olagbaju whose show, "give it to her when she's decided she knew herself...," recently opened at the space. The program will begin with a studio-visit talk with Megan, then move to Yetunde who will talk about her show. As always, The Painting Salon is a potluck, so please bring snacks and/or beverages to share. See you there! Details below:
We are excited to have Sabina Ott as a presenter this month, who is visiting from Chicago and has an exhibition opening at Bedford Gallery on the 23rd. Our second presenter is TBD, so stay tuned. We are lucky to have City Limits Gallery as our host this month and look forward to seeing you all there.
The Painting Salon is a potluck event. Please bring snacks and/or a bottle of wine to share with fellow Salon-goers. The agenda below:
7:00pm - Doors Open
7:30pm - Sabina Ott
8:15pm - Break
8:30pm - TBD
Join us for the first Salon of the year, hosted at The Minnesota Street Studios (please note that this is an updated location.) This year as part of our Southern Exposure Alternative grant series, the talks will be based on a series of assignments given to the presenters with a new one each month.
The theme this month is "In The Beginning." The artists were asked to start their talk by discussing the first artwork they made- painting or otherwise- as a starting point to a conversation around their artistic practice.
As always, guests are invited to bring snacks and/or a bottle of wine to share with fellow Salon-goers. The program below:
7:00pm - Doors Open
7:30pm - Bruna Massadas
8:15pm - Break
8:30pm - Woodrow White
December's Painting Salon will be held at Embark Gallery out at Fort Mason. In conjunction with their current exhibition entitled "Simulacra" and the mission of the gallery....this edition of The Painting Salon features two Bay area artists who are graduate of Bay Area schools and whose work utilizes photography as part of their processes.
Please join us at Guerrero Gallery's new location in the Bayview this month. As usual bring a snack/beverage to share, and a friend.
7:30pm Terry Powers and Taravat Talepesand will give a walk-through of their work on view at the gallery and then sit down for a Q&A discussion.