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Comment Archives: stories: Arts & Culture: Visual Art

Re: “The Aesthetic Commons at Chandra Cerrito Contemporary

Hey DeWitt, thanks for the nice review! Do come visit Visual Aid Gallery, we'd love for you to see the show. One correction: Visual Aid Gallery is located on the top floor of the lovely Mechanics' Institute Building, 57 Post Street, San Francisco. The Mechanics' Institute does not have a gallery. Thanks, Julie Blankenship

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Posted by Visual Aid on 01/04/2012 at 9:11 AM

Re: “Fire Trail

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Posted by Editor on 12/01/2011 at 8:07 AM

Re: “Handymen at Vessel Gallery

Yes, fabulous work. Surprising, elegant and whimsical. Love the mixing of material textures in Gordon Glascow's work. Lonnie Lee always finds the most amazing work by new and talented artists!

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Posted by Teresa Burns Gunther on 11/17/2011 at 7:12 PM

Re: “Sobering Graphic

pop culture does anyone like the 80's well it started there and you can pick from it! can a boy be on a stage of cathedral and be the 'frisco kid' he did and may still be offering bills throught the area! jaime stephen pete shaun oh, lets not forget jeffrey!

Posted by laotra77 on 10/08/2011 at 12:23 PM

Re: “Sobering Graphic

In the past several years a number of exhibitions of Palestinian art have had to seek new venues after similar pressure was applied by the self-appointed leaders of the Bay Area Jewish community but, long overdue, it seems the times are changing. Not only was MECA able to find a better place in which the public can view this moving exhibition of Palestinian children's art, but MOCHA's cancelling of the show at the behest of the JCRC and the Anti-Defamation League became not only a local story but one that quickly traveled world-wide thanks to the internet. I suspect Rabbi Kahn and those supporters of Israel in the Jewish community who think like him will have second thoughts before trying to flex their muscles so publicly again.

The notion that the subject of this art is too "heavy" for our children to see is a flimsy excuse, not only because, as the article points out, children are exposed to images of violence on their computers and cell phones, but that previous exhibitions of children's art from war zones have never been blocked for that reason. This is an exhibition that needs to be seen. The weapons that appear in the children's drawings were paid for by US taxpayers.

Posted by Jeff Blankfort on 10/05/2011 at 9:57 PM

Re: “Sobering Graphic

These drawings are quite similar to the drawings of the children of El Salvador who were traumatized by the US backed military and death squads of the dictatorship. I remember seeing the drawings showing Salvadoran soldiers shooting, planes bombing etc. Unfortunately there was no internet back in the 1970s and 1980s so many of these drawings only remain in the memory of those of us who were active working against US policies in Central America.

Posted by Jan on 10/05/2011 at 6:50 PM

Re: “Out and About at Zughaus, Krowswork, and WE Artspace

I really enjoyed David's show at ZUGHAUS, especially the giant canvases!

Posted by Nathan Lively on 04/25/2011 at 10:38 PM

Re: “Faith Accompli at Oakland Museum of California

interesting spelling: Museium
and in the headline, no less!

Posted by mjones on 03/16/2011 at 11:06 PM

Re: “R-E-S-P-E-C-T

HOHOHO! pero wate! you got whowho in tu oreja! you know it! chicano! but still you got to get on it! what is your favorite enemy and dont act like you dont have one on your nightmesita! gosh you batos like to drink but still why always with the proud and gladiators! go raider nacion! but where will you get if you have a two keg feast and no hyperpopular names to go with it! just laughing because you guys dont make us laugh or maybe you dont like to pick fun at your batos because they use the aftershave you like! is it true you guys are homosexuals and dont like marrying the rainbow! so what if you bata complanes about your beer! eso aint funny! what is funny is that you make reido but it stinks like pharts! and you make chista of maria but still maria is the only one to the get the late nite sack of hommie tortillas and we just laugh because your loud and have big mike on stage with you! food can only make it funny not even half of the time but remark on why the mexican is into courtooning and not really into why he uses them still! calvin has been in for twenty more years and he still hasnt married his daughter! spying on mujeres en macys in the clearnace piso! que pharty! you batos are lazy sangronitos and still you make love to the alter! lets get limpio and reclame what it is to be horny porny and corny! its the united states!

lets make peace but not admit we love the gringo! you batos do!…

and we drink to but we blame the man serving the drinks at the bar!…

gabriel iglesias he is a football rooter

and carlos knows the castro but does he! lesbians please its the boys that make summer fun but for who!…

Posted by cuandoviajes212 on 11/22/2010 at 3:57 PM

Re: “A Real Deal at Bedford Gallery

This is an amazing exhibit. Some of the pieces were loaned by private collectors, but the majority of the works had been languishing in storage at the SFMOMA, DeYoung, and Legion of Honor--unseen by the public for decades.

This collection is testimony to what's possible when government invests not only in shovel ready projects, but in jobs dedicated to art, music, crafts, and culture.

Posted by susan ives on 11/22/2010 at 4:37 AM

Re: “Aftermath at Vessel Gallery

Vessel Gallery is the most appealing space to view art. If you don't know Vessel, you don't know Oakland.

Posted by UG on 11/17/2010 at 10:41 AM

Re: “Game Preserves at the Oakland Museum and Studio Quercus

WHY NOT HABLA 'GENERATION LABODORES' they are sweet dogs and they walk nicely and they bark when necessary but this generation of tEEns didnt do either good or all the BAD YOU CAN ADD YOURSELF TO THIS PROFILE IS YOU BORN AFTER 1988 THEY ARE GOOD TO THEM AND ALTERIOR SELFS!


COUPLES AND love Did this generation love or just hook up to save the donut and french fries and didnt forget the ketchup! but they did EaT and made RaP the one to BeAt! Conclusion
Alcohol use and low self-esteem can contribute to young adults' hook-up behaviors. Such behaviors have been found to have lasting repercussions on a young person's physical and psychological well-being. Education and community and family support can help protect young people who are at risk of getting involved in early sexual behavior

COMARADERY speaking for california i didnt grow up with gavacho but the lowriders have always placed with the shows and embossing they love each other ENDLESSLY AND THE social scene at the roll and shop as they back them up!…

THE BABYS LOVED THE TOYS and gi joe and bratz loving the coretour…

FRAPPACCINO get your extra kick but on starbucks I DIDNT THINK THAT WAS A NECESSARY TREAT but again its their generation!

ANDY CAP UNIDOS I didnt see not one latinomexicanogringo without UNA! how many heads are safe and not squeesed for the juice! they must of had napolean dynamites cologne for decades now!

ART DECCO not to mention people but the new ways of making people geometric…

HEY your on facebook!… HEVER REYES! BOW BOW WOW! didnt jesse jr visit Emma Ivet Mastrapa but now she is with antonio! i saw you jesse! 2008 on main st!~not delmonte!salinas!

DID YOU HAVE TO BE A FACEBOOK to have sex the last veinte anos! CUANTOS de LATINAS DID AEROBICS!…

Posted by cuandoviajes212 on 10/24/2010 at 1:42 PM

Re: “Walter James Mansfield's Material World

One correction to the details that follow the review - Vessel Gallery is in OAKLAND, not Berkeley. Thanks for the review!

Posted by vessel on 09/15/2010 at 1:54 PM

Re: “The Compound's Workers' Paradise

"The Sickness"Alison of Offill-Klein's was an art that deeply stabilizes a descriptive analysis of the concept that lies on the art. I love the transformation of details and how it clearly defines the basic idea.

Posted by drawingtools on 09/01/2010 at 2:12 AM

Re: “The Compound's Workers' Paradise

It is obvious Mr. Cheng only visits the Compound Gallery, because he seems to write about almost every single one of their shows - all the while neglecting the larger contemporary art scene in Oakland as a whole. Granted, I love what the Compound is doing and how they have carved a niche in the Oakland Art scene, but there are plenty of other galleries doing very provocative and innovative shows worthy of the Eastbay Express' attention.

Posted by blaze66 on 07/29/2010 at 2:08 AM

Re: “Less Is More at Slate Art and Design Gallery

Thanks for your thoughtfully detailed review of the show here and on Art Business, Witt.

Posted by N2 on 07/26/2010 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Microcosmos at the Compound Gallery

The artist's have websites. You can check out their works at &

Posted by lucie on 05/10/2010 at 4:09 PM

Re: “Logical Mystery Tour

that review could have been edited to just say "this show is a gateway drug. if, like the mystics inhabiting california at the turn of the century, you decide to fulfill the hunger brought on by the sensory appetizer it presents, your life will be enriched. if, like the celebutards currently inhabiting the region, you need everything handed to you in 20 words or less, your life will more or less meander on as usual, tied to this mortal coil by a diamond leash held by the hand of an absentee father who's name is ignorance."

or something.

Posted by jet propulsion temple on 04/07/2010 at 11:01 AM

Re: “Logical Mystery Tour

"this show is a gateway drug. if, like the mystics inhabiting california at the turn of the century, you decide to fulfill the hunger brought on by the sensory appetizer it presents, your life will be enriched. if, like the celebutards currently inhabiting the region, you need everything handed to you in 20 words or less, your life will more or less meander on as usual, tied to this mortal coil by a diamond leash held by the hand of an absentee father who's name is ignorance."

Posted by blacklotus on 04/07/2010 at 11:01 AM

Re: “Loving the Messy World

this is one of the best shows in Oakland.

Posted by artruckus on 02/09/2010 at 3:47 PM

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