Archive for October, 2011

I invite you to please stop by the P.A.I on Saturday October 15th to check out “Micromanagement”. I will be presenting a new robot drawing installation.

The Performance Art Institute of San Francisco presents:
An evening of 16 experimental performance artists with an overbearing interest in their audience

San Francisco, CA – conceptual artist duo Sean Fletcher and Isabel Reichert present MICROMANAGEMENT, an evening of performative artworks by 16 artists from around the world. Artists participating in the exhibition include CNS (Mabel Negrete and Timothy E Robertson II),Jordan EssoePeter FoucaultJennifer Gwirtz, Barbara Kristoff, Anya LiftigCheryl Meeker and Dan SpencerEllen Mueller, Naomi Sex, Ann Marie Stoehr, Merav TzurKathryn WilliamsonKathrine Worel, andGordon Winiemko.
Micromanagement is characterized by close observation and control over someone else’s work, frequently accompanied by an acute focus on minor details, to the point where it often seems more an matter of control than the successful realization of a project. The artists of MICROMANAGEMENT will spend the evening “observing, controlling, attending to minutia, and insisting on results.” These artists impose double binds, they question our competence, they exploit our fears, they set us up to fail. Through performances, temporary installations, and sound works, the artists in MICROMANAGEMENT provide a dynamic evening of work that is compulsive, manipulative, overbearing, and always completely brilliant.

Ellen Mueller delivers a “Practical Preparedness” demonstration speech and guides the audience through the proper way to navigate a mob situation. Peter Foucault manipulates a small sensor-activated artist/robot using sound and percussion. Gordon Winiemko edits, rewrites, rephrases, and “micromanages” the efforts of curators Sean and Isabel, for a contribution that is in dialogue with the event itself.

MICROMANAGEMENT — One night only!  Free admission!

Saturday, October 15th — Doors: 7:30pm, Performances: 8:00pm 
(estimated running time: 2 hours)
Seating is limited — first-come/first-serve.

The Performance Art Institute
575 Sutter Street
San Francisco, California

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I invite you to please stop by Root Division and check out their annual auction! I have a new drawing from the “Monks Maths” series available to bid on.




or by phone (415-863-7668), or in person, at 3175 17th St, SF.

Come support art, artists, & arts education in San Francisco by attending Root Division’s 10th Annual Art Auction! This fundraising event presents an eclectic mix of quality artwork from over 100 established and emerging local artists. Take a chance, throw your hand up in the air, and return home with an inspiring, affordable, and original work of art. Proceeds benefit Root Division’s free after school art classes for Bay Area youth.

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

6:30 –7:30 pm: VIP Reception
Early viewing and bidding, passed appetizers by Cupola, Ike’s & Whole Foods, specialty cocktails by Otis Lounge & Rye, live music, and a limited-edition artist designed tote filled with goodies and gifts!

7:30 –10:00 pm: Regular Admission/ Silent Auction

8:15 pm: Live Auction begins with Auctioneer Wes Sparling of Bonham’s

Pre-Sale Auction Tickets: $35 ($25 if purchased before October 18)
Pre-Sale Auction + VIP Reception: $80 ($65 if purchased before October 18)
*Special Pre-Sale Deal: 4 VIP tickets for $220*


or by phone (415-863-7668), or in person, at 3175 17th St, SF.

For a full list of the over 100 artists participating please visit our website!

Media Sponsors:


Platinum Sponsors:


Gold Sponsors:


Silver Sponsors:
AFAR Magazine
Arlequin Wine Merchant
Cottage Farm
Dan Herrera Studio
Seth Familian
Lydia S. Gonzales Photography
Brett Greenberg
Honest Tea
Nancy Boy
Brian O’Connor
Rumba Time
SF Opera

Bronze Sponsors:
Bi Rite Creamery
Bi-Rite Grocery
Bobby Dunn/ Rickshaw Stop
Box Dog Bikes
City Picture Frame
Good Vibrations
KTP, Inc. / Body Solutions
Photography by Emily Payne
SF Art Framing Service, Inc.
Zeum/Children’s Creativity Museum

Gallery Sponsors:
Chandra Cerrito Contemporary
Michael Rosenthal Gallery

Aldea, Atlas Cafe, Beach Blanket Babylon, Beretta, Bird and Boar, Contemporary Jewish Museum, delarosa, 18 Reasons, Four Barrel Coffee, Nochimow Music, Pacific Catch, Paxton Gate, Photography by Emily Payne, Press Club, Safeway, SFMOMA, Starbelly, Whole Foods, Workshop SF

For more info, call 415-863-7668, or visit www.rootdivision.org/Auction2011.html 

3175 17th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Root Division’s mission is to improve appreciation and access to the visual arts by connecting personal inspiration and community participation. We provide subsidized studio space to working artists in exchange for their service in creating shared learning opportunities for the community. Artists develop creatively and professionally by teaching art to underserved youth, leading adult education classes, and producing exhibitions that showcase local emerging artwork. By combining multiple opportunities for creative exchange, Root Division cultivates an artistic ecosystem that enriches life throughout the Bay Area.
For further information regarding events and/or press materials, please do not hesitate to contact Dana Hemenway at 415.863.7668 or events@rootdivision.org.

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