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Friday, May 27, 2011

Novelist Jennifer Egan

After reading "The Invisible Circus," I needed another Jennifer Egan fix so picked up "The Keep," at the San Anselmo library. Wow!  Sadly (because it's now over) I just finished the book in a state of suspended reality after following its various twists and turns through three separate sets of eyes.  I hope Egan is working on another novel.  I can't wait to read what she comes up with next.  Highly recommended!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Thomas Wood Prints

At the SF Fine Art Fair at Fort Mason today, I discovered a new Pacific Northwest artist who does really interesting etchings.  More of his work can be seen at the Lucia Douglas Gallery, located in Bellingham, Washington and at the Lisa Harris Gallery in Seattle.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Jamie Baldridge - Kooky, Weird and Interesting

For more see my new favorite website Bloodyloud! or Baldridge's own site jamiebaldridge.com.  Kind of in the artist Ray Caesar's camp.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Raimonds Staprans The One That Got Away

As part of Chester Arnold's art class S.F. Gallery tour last night we were supposed to see Raimonds Staprans artwork but the gallery was closed.  Crumb!  Now that I've checked Staprans work out on-line I might have to take another trip to S.F. to see these paintings in person.   The exhibit is at the Hackett/Mill Gallery at 201 Post St. from April 8 to July 1.

Suhas Bhujbal and Alex MacLean Worth a Look See in S.F.

The Dolby Chadwick Gallery's exhibit of artist Suhas Bhujbal's citiscape paintings from Pune to San Francisco is worth a visit.  The exhibit is on from May 5 - May 28.  Born in India, Bhujbal received his MFA in Fine Art from The Academy of Art in San Francisco.   His use of layers of thick paint and brilliant color to render some of India's dense housing can only be fully appreciated by viewing the original large oil paintings.

The Dolby Chadwick Gallery is at 210 Post Street, Suite 205 near Grant.  After you're done there just walk one block away to 49 Geary and take a trip to the 5th floor to see the Alex MacLean photography exhibit at the Robert Koch Gallery.  MacLean is a pilot, architect and photographer who puts this interesting combination together in unforgettable ways.  The MacLean exhibit is on from 5/5 - 7/2.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Star Wars Crafts Anyone?

Bonnie Burton creates another fun book.  Interview at Newsarama