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Here is a link where you can view my collaborative performance with Bryan Hewitt as part of my solo show at Pro Arts.

https://app.frame.io/reviews/39f2bcb1-dbb9-4bea-b98c-6d402cfdbfc9/22e1c1fe-ab26-476f-a31f-750e5d741148

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A huge thanks to everyone who has stopped by and visited my solo show at Pro Arts and much gratitude to the artists who collaborated with me at both performances! Here is a review of the exhibition.

 

A Dialog With Chance 

East Bay Express Staff Pick

The exploration of accident, part of modern art since the Dadaists and Surrealists, is at the center of Peter Foucault’s multimedia show, A Dialog with Chance. Comprising screenprints; ink drawings on paper, wood, and aluminum (AluPoly); a performance-related sculpture and video; and performances, one with a drawing robot, the other with a costumed musician playing a homemade didgeridoo; the exhibition explores the idea of art practice as a collaboration between the artist, the audience, and various tools and materials. The drawings are made without human gestures, that shibboleth of Abstract Expressionism: the ink is blown while the substrates are tilted, causing the ink to flow into rivulets and tendrils that suggest geography, roadways, and, occasionally, the human nervous system; Foucault also makes unusual ‘brushes’ for striking the drawings, causing explosive spattering. 

— Dewitt Cheng

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Super Symmetry 2, Peter Foucault, screen print, 13″x17″(framed)

For his solo show at Pro Arts, Peter Foucault will exhibit a new series of large-scale drawings on AluPoly and smaller works on paper. In addition, Foucault will set up an interactive robotic drawing installation at the opening reception. There will be a footprint on the floor with room for people to walk around it to interact. Chris Gomez, an experimental bass player, will collaborate with the robot to sketch out a 45-minute drawing composition. Afterwards, the public will have the opportunity to interact with the robot to create a second composition.

About the Artist

Peter Foucault creates works on paper, videos, performances, and installations that are fueled by his love of drawing and mark making. He has created a series of Drawing-Projects, which utilize systems developed by the artist that produce complex abstract compositions. At the root of these projects is a constant tension between control and the loss of control. Viewer interactivity plays an integral part in his drawing installations, large-scale artworks in which participants influence the outcome of a drawing that is created by a small robot over the duration of an event or exhibition. His work is concept driven, and often utilizes objects that reference printmaking and multiplicities.

Foucault has participated in numerous exhibitions nationwide and his work has been included in group shows at the Getty Museum and Getty Villa, Oakland Museum of California,Torrance Museum, San Luis Obispo Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Marine Contemporary, Smithsonian Institutes’ Freer and Sackler Gallery, Kit Schulte Contemporary (Berlin, Germany), The University of Salford (Manchester, England), and The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art.

In addition to his own practice, Foucault is the Co-Founder of the Mobile Arts Platform (MAP), a Bay Area based artmaking and curatorial team that creates interactive “pop-up” mobile exhibitions and performances that directly engage the public.

Public program 

Opening Reception

Friday, May 3, 6 – 9 PM. Interactive robot drawing at 7 PM, which will react to a live bass guitar sound piece by Chris Gomez.

Saturday,  May 11, 12- 12:30 PM. Performance by Peter Foucault in collaboration with artist and musician Bryan Hewitt.

The artist and musician Bryan Hewitt will be creating a custom paper beast suit that has a large built-in didgeridoo and percussive elements. The artist Peter Foucault will be using his body and clothing elements to write out a message across a large canvas that will be placed on the floor…

Peter Foucault: A Dialog with Chance

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Above: Fermenta #1, ink suspended in Belgium Beer, blown ink and collage, 11″x15″

Please stop by The Art of Beer Invitational and check out a really cool event and benefit for the Make A Wish Foundation. I will have some drawings available from my Fermenta and Monks Math series where I suspended ink in Belgium Beer to integrate into drawings.

Hope to see you there!

 

Join us for an extraordinary night on Friday, January 25, 2019 at McClellan Conference Center

VIP Session : 5:30 pm -7:00 pm
$80 – Includes Main Event Admission

Limited to only 400 public tickets. Sample specially-selected pours only available during the VIP session and get a chance to mingle with your favorite brewers before the main event opens. You’ll also have early access to small bites and first dibs on art in the Art of Beer Gallery and Brewers’ Art Silent Auction. We might even have a few special VIP surprises up our sleeves…

Main Event : 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
$60 – General Admission

Enjoy unlimited 4 oz. pours and small bites, explore the brewers’ creative art spaces, discover the stories behind your favorite beers, and experience awesome art created by some of the region’s most talented artists.

THE NONPROFIT: MAKE-A-WISH®

Every year we partner with a nonprofit to help support the important work they’re doing in our community. For this year’s event, we’re excited to partner with Make-A-Wish® Northeastern & Central California and Northern Nevada, with a goal of raising enough funds to adopt a wish for a local Make-A-Wish® child.

Make-A-Wish® creates life changing wishes for children with critical illnesses and is on a quest to bring every eligible local child’s wish to life. Make-A-Wish® Northeastern & Central California and Northern Nevada was founded in 1983 and has granted more than 7,350 wishes to children in our community. With the help of generous donors, community supporters, and dedicated volunteers, our local chapter is on track to grant more than 400 wishes this year.

For more information about Make-A-Wish®, visit necannv.wish.org.

BREWERS’ ART AUCTION FOR MAKE-A-WISH®

Each participating brewery is generously donating a piece of art to be put up for silent auction. The art could be anything from original works to brewery memorabilia.

100% of the proceeds from the silent auction will go to Make-A-Wish®.

This is your chance to be a part of your favorite brewery’s story by taking a piece of it home with you, while raising money for a great cause. In 2017, the Brewer’s Art Auction raised over $5,000.

https://www.artofbeerinvitational.com

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If you are in SF this weekend please stop by Winterfest. A wonderful celebration for a great cause. I have one of my new screen prints up for bid in their art auction.

WINTERFEST

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2 @ 2:00 PM6:00 PM

$15 – $40

THE SAN FRANCISCO BICYCLE COALITION AND SKIP PRESENT: WINTERFEST

View all the details: Winterfest Event Website


Don’t miss the SF Bicycle Coalition’s largest party of the year – Winterfest! Join more than a thousand of your bike-loving buddies for a full day of festivities. Winterfest is kid friendly – bring the whole family. Kids 12 and under are free.

At Winterfest, you can enjoy:

  • Art show: peruse walls of bike-themed one-of-a-kind artwork donated by local artists.
  • Bike auction: dozens of shiny new bikes will be displayed. Bid on your favorite and you could go home with a brand new ride.
  • Experience the Bay Bridge in VR: View the proposed San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge West Span Bike Path in virtual reality! “Stand” on the proposed path and experience the Bay like never before! Project planners from Arup will be onsite to answer your questions.

    VR experience presented by Arup

  • Games: Classic games with a bike-y twist.
  • Graffiti wall: Let your inner artist shine and add your mark to the graffiti wall.
  • Wheel Talk Live! Your favorite biking advice column, Wheel Talk for Wheel People, live! With performances at 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm in the auditorium.
  • Fix a Flat station: Learn how to fix a flat or, if you’re already a pro, compete for time and see how fast you can fix a flat. The fastest times will be posted on the scoreboard!
  • Temporary tattoos: You’re never too old to love a good temporary tattoo!
  • Design your own street: Using our interactive activity, add bike lanes, widen sidewalks or change the street however you best see fit. Chat with our on-staff community organizers about how we can bring these designs to life in San Francisco!
  • Food and beverage: Fort Point beer, wine and food will be available for purchase. You can purchase a bottomless beverage glass on the registration form when you purchase your event ticket. Buy online now for $15 (vs. $20 at the event) and enjoy unlimited beverages throughout the event plus a commemorative pint glass to take home.
  • Family bike parade to the event: Meet in the Panhandle (Fell St. and Baker St.) at 1:45pm and join a family group ride to the event. RSVP for the bike parade on the registration form when you purchase your ticket.
  • Family Zone: A special area just for kids and their parents. We’ll have kids bikes available and the Freedom from Training Wheels course set up from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm where kids can learn how to ride a bike. Plenty of games and activities will be available to occupy the little ones. Kids 12 and under get into the event for free.

View all the details: Winterfest Event Website

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Hope all is well as Fall sets in. Please check out the Root Division Art Auction on Thursday October 25th. Lots of amazing artwork by local artists and help support an amazing organization! I will have a new work on paper available to bid on.

Top Row (L to R): Robert Minervini; Katherine Vetne; Amy Ellingson (Courtesy of Eli Ridgway Contemporary); Hadley Radt (Courtesy of ArtlyOwl) Bottom Row (L to R): Yulia Pinkusevich;  Manuel Neri (Courtesy of Hackett Mill and The Manuel Neri Trust, San Francisco, CA); Andrew Kleindolph

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2018

HOST & VIP: 6 PM | EVENT: 7-10 PM 

Join us at our annual benefit auction, which features an eclectic mix of high quality artwork from over 150 established and emerging Bay Area artists!

 

Check out our fantastic list of PARTICIPATING ARTISTS»

Buy your tickets before Monday, October 22nd for SPECIAL DISCOUNTS » 

PLATINUM SPONSORS 
 

 

GOLD SPONSORS 

 

 

Compass Vineyards

 

 

 

 

 

HOSTS GALLERY PARTNERS 
DIAMOND

[http:]Cynthia Loukides & Paul Harrison
[http:]Lisa Danzig 
PLATINUM

[http:]Adam J O’Donnell
[http:]Andrea Crow
[http:]Kristin Kaiser
[http:]Sarah Ratchye & Ed Frank
GOLD

[http:]Adam Polakoff
[http:]Ancel Martinez
[http:]Carrie Ann Plank & Blake Simmons
[http:]Cynthia Kagay & David Hayes
[http:]Primo Opilla, Studio O+A
[http:]Sharon Tanenbaum & Matrisha Person
SILVER

[http:]Amy Ellingson & Allison Danzig
[http:]Lizanne & Ben Suter

 

ArtlyOwl
Black & White Projects
Chandra Cerrito Contemporary
Eli Ridgway Contemporary
Hackett Mill
Hosfelt Gallery
Jessica Silverman Gallery
Johansson Projects
Magnolia Editions 
Mullowney Printing Company
Simon Breitbard Fine Arts
SLATE Contemporary
Spoke Art SF

SILVER  BRONZE
Elaine Meyers / JP Morgan
EscapeSF
Greg Morantz + Green Figueroa
Palette
Rainbow Grocery Cooperative 
Rambler
The California Sunday
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)
Aldea Home and Baby
Artist & Craftsman Supply
Atlas Cafe 
Baker Lane Vineyards
Bi-Rite Family of Businesses   
Bread SRSLY 
Brick and Mortar
Cal Performances
CCSF Continuing Education at Fort Mason 
Clayroom Pottery Studio 
Cole Hardware 
Curran Theatre
Humboldt Distillery
Meg Hart Design 
SF Symphony
Sloat Garden Center
stARTup Art Fair 
Sweet Sydney’s 
The Crucible 
Viceroy Hotel Group
Wayfare Tavern

See a full list of our SPONSORS TO DATE »

Don’t forget your TICKETS » 

 

Couldn’t make it last year? Check out the photos from Art Auction 2017 to see what you missed! 

INVITE FRIENDS & RSVP VIA OUR FACEBOOK EVENT »

 

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ABOUT ROOT DIVISION

Root Division is a visual arts non-profit in San Francisco that connects creativity and community through a dynamic ecosystem of arts education, exhibitions, and studios. Root Division’s mission is to empower artists, foster community service, inspire youth, and enrich the Bay Area through engagement in the visual arts. The organization is a launching pad for artists, a stepping-stone for educators and students, and a bridge for the general public to become involved in the arts.

Root Division is supported in part by a plethora of individual donors and by grants from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, San Francisco Arts Commission: Community Investments, National Endowment for the Arts, Grants for the Arts, Walter and Elise Haas Fund, Kimball Foundation, Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation, Crescent Porter Hale Foundation, The Morton Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, Drusie Davis Family Fund, Adobe Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation, Fleishhacker Foundation, and Art4Moore.

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If you are over in the Richmond area on Saturday September 8th please stop by NIAD Art Center and pull a print! I have been working with NIAD resident artists to create a free interactive poster featuring their artwork. The event runs from 1pm – 4pm and is tied into the opening for the exhibition Talking Heads.

You’re invited to the opening receptions for…

Talking Heads, Organized By Susan Alexander
Prints: A Brief Overview
Wild Color: Mary Mortimer

Saturday, September 8 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm
NIAD Art Center
551 23rd Street in Richmond, California

With a production from the Portable Printmaking Lab and DJ set from Tim Buckwalter

Talking Heads, Organized By Susan Alexander
Eight Bay Area artists use ceramics as a means of social expression, humor and political context while also creating a dialogue among each other with a focus on figuration.  Independent curator Susan Alexander has chosen objects that engage the viewer through subject matter, color and expression. Included in “Talking Heads” are Julio Del Rio, Raven Harper, Joe Kowalcyck, Tony Natsoulas, Jeff Nebeker, Tiffany Schmierer, Piper Snow, and Jonathan Velazquez.Susan Alexander is an independent curator working in the Bay Area.  She has a specific focus on Art Brut and Outsider Art. Susan was a pivotal co-curator for the symposium on Outsider Art “Altered States, Alternate Worlds” with Creative Growth and the Oakland Museum of California and curated “Color Magicians” at College of Marin. Since 2012, Alexander has maintained an online gallery.

This is the second exhibition Susan Alexander has organized at NIAD Art Center.

Prints: An Overview
Recently, our printmaking department has been producing some really amazing works from Helisi Noel-Johnson, Sara Malpass, and Shantae Robinson among others. We’re delighted to show you a brief overview of what they’ve been up to.

Wild Color: Mary Mortimer
Oakland-based artist Mary Mortimer started out as a painter. Inspired by mentors Amos Kennedy and Alan Kitching, she’s been able to explore painting using type and ink. Every print of Mortimer’s is an artist’s proof, hand-inked and unique within the edition. Some are even printed over recycled prints. All of the type she uses is antique wood or metal and all prints are made using vintage presses in a variety of shops. NIAD is honored and delighted to be showing more than a dozen recent works from Mortimer.Originally from New York, Mary Mortimer is a printmaker and fiber artist. You can see her work at The Compound Gallery and Studios.


Portable Printmaking Lab
For one day only, at the exhibitions’ opening receptions, we’ll be host to Peter Foucault’s Portable Printmaking Lab (PPL).In 2017 Foucault created PPL, a teardrop trailer that can travel throughout the West Coast and roll out into an interactive pop-up printmaking station. For this current iteration Foucault will be collaborating with NIAD artists to create a series of free custom posters.

Peter Foucault creates works on paper, videos, performances and installations that are fueled by his love of drawing and mark making. His work is concept driven, and often utilizes objects that reference printmaking and multiplicities. In addition to his own practice, Foucault is the Co-Founder of the Mobile Arts Platform (MAP), a Bay Area based artmaking and curatorial team that creates interactive “pop-up” mobile exhibitions and performances that directly engage the public.

Foucault has participated in numerous exhibitions nationwide and his work has been included in group shows at the Getty Museum and Getty Villa, Oakland Museum of California, Torrance Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Marine Contemporary, Smithsonian Institutes’ Freer and Sackler Gallery, Kit Schulte Contemporary (Berlin, Germany), The University of Salford (Manchester, England), and The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art.

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