Archive for October, 2012

If you are in the Mission on Thursday night I invite you to please stop by Root Division and check out their annual art auction! Lots of work by some amazing local artists. I will have  a new drawing from my Monks Math series included.
Hope to see you there!
Help Us Support the Arts!

Come support art, artists, & arts education in San Francisco! 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 local emerging artists, as well as Root Division’s free after school art classes for Bay Area youth.

Featuring food by Chef Anthony Myint of Mission Bowling Club, specialty cocktails byOtis Lounge and Dr.Teeth & the Electric Mayhem, music by Dr. Linder of Queen’s Nails and more!

Thursday, October 25th, 2012
6:30 –7:30 pm: VIP Reception
7:30 –10:00 pm: Regular Admission/ Silent Auction
8:15 pm: Live Auction with Wes Sparling of Bonhams

Pre-Sale Auction Tickets: $35 ($25 if purchased before October 23)
Pre-Sale VIP Tickets*: $80 ($65 if purchased before October 23)
Special Pre-Sale Deal: 4 VIP tickets for $220

Host Level Tickets: Starting at $250, you and a guest receive VIP benefits*, reserved seats, and more!

*VIP tickets include early viewing and bidding, complimentary appetizers, live music, and a limited-edition artist-designed tote filled with goodies and gifts!

Check out the list of participating artists!
Sponsors to date:

Dr. & Mrs. Jay Kaiser
Amy Ellingson & Allison Danzig

Brett & Cindy Greenberg

Erik Frey

AFAR Magazine


Appleton Estate Jamaican Rum

Arkay Workshop


Brian O’Connor

Eleanor Harwood Gallery

E&O Trading Co.

Elite Cafe

Golden Paints

Hoodwork, LLC

Joe Kowalke + Stephen Bowden

Kinders BBQ

Local Foods Wheel


MamacitasUmamiTipsy Pig




Asian Art Museum



California Shakespeare Company

Cole Hardware

Cottage Farm

Cupola Pizzaria

Four Barrel Coffee

Gangs of San Francisco T-shirt Co.

Jane on Fillmore

Hotel Biron

Hia Phua + Christine Tsang

Lydia S. Gonzales Photography

Photography by Emily Payne

Somatic Bodyworker

Templeton Rye

Timothy Asher, LAc

Arlequin Wine Merchant

Back to the Body Yoga

Beast and the Hare

Bob Linder (Queen’s Nails)

Curator Clothing / She-Bible

Dynamo Donuts


Hog Island Oyster Company


Jenny Pennywood

Lila B. Design

Mediums to Masses

Mel Prest

Rainbow Grocery Cooperative


SF Ballet

SF Opera

Trader Joe’s

Vinyl Signtist

For more info, call 415-863-7668, or visit www.rootdivision.org/Auction2012.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.

Root Division is supported in part by grants from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts / ArtWorks, Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, Grants for the Arts: San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, San Francisco Arts Commission / Cultural Equity Grants, Crescent Porter Hale Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation, W A Gerbode Foundation, Art4Moore, and Bill Graham Memorial Fund.

For further information regarding events and/or press materials, please do not hesitate to contact Amy Cancelmo at 415.863.7668 or events@rootdivision.org.

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I was invited by Michael Zheng to collaborate on a performance piece that will be taking place at the Performance  Art Institute from 8-10pm on Friday Oct. 19th. Should be a really exciting evening featuring some amazing local artists,  if you get a chance please stop by!

Explosion Robot @ 2012 Sonya Rapoport. All rights reserved.

October 19, 2012: The Artist is Elsewhere

27 Jul ’12

As part of the 2012 ZERO1 BIENNIAL, the Performance Art Institute presents: The Artist is Elsewhere, an evening of remote access performances curated by Sean Fletcher and Isabel Reichert. Each performance will be delivered LIVE, but somewhere else: in offices, apartments, on the street, in other countries. . . anyplace else in the world. Each performance will be accessible to the audience at PAI through remote access technology.
October 19th 2012: The Artist is Elsewhere
Doors open at 7:30pm
Performances begin promptly at 8:00pm
Tickets are $10 advance and $15 at the door

Conceptual artist duo Sean Fletcher and Isabel Reichert return to PAI with their next curatorial endeavor, The Artist is Elsewhere, an evening of remote-access performances. Artists participating in the event include Linda FordJustin Charles Hoover, Second Front (organized by Scott Kildall), Sonya RapoportRoland Roos, Tiffany TrendaStoll and WachallLee WaltonGordon Winiemko, and Michael Zheng (Peter Foucault standing in as surrogate artist). The Artist is Elsewhere is the first of three programs to be held at The Performance Art institute as part of the 2012 Zero1 Biennial.

The Artist Is Elsewhere is a juxtaposition of radically different ways of existing in time and space. The performers participating in the event examine notions of absence and presence, physical and virtual, corporeal and mechanical to create inter-subjective dialogues mediated by technology. With an evocative nod to Marina Abramovic’s famous retrospective (called “The Artist is Present”), Fletcher and Reichert assembled artists who will deliver live performances somewhere outside the confines of PAI’s exhibition space; in office buildings, apartments, malls, street corners – anyplace else in the world. Each performance will be accessible to the evening’s attendees through televisual devices like telephones, video conferencing equipment, web cams, and other remote access technologies.

In keeping with the 2012 Zero1 Biennial’s theme “Seeking Silicon Valley”, contributors to The Artist is Elsewhere will emphasize notions of labor in an increasingly sedentary working environment. In Silicon Valley, “work” means developing concepts, programming, filing patents, or closing deals. The Silicon Valley labor market specializes in privatized ideas, while the physical labor of manufacturing their products is handled elsewhere.
In Googala Rasa, Scott Kildall uses the Google Docs spreadsheet as a digital arena for a live networked performance of text, numbers, formulas, and formatting simultaneously contributed by participants located in the US, Canada, Britain, and Italy. In Weltschmerz made in Germany, Klaudia Stoll and Jaqueline Wachall (a.k.a. Stoll and Wachall) use Skype to deliver a performance from Berlin where their mock business aims to sell us an emotional sense of melancholy.

The Performance Art Institute
75 Boardman Place
San Francisco, CA, 94103
(415) 501-0575


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