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Dark Day Picks

Posted in Bay Area Art Scene, Contemporary Art, Film & Video, Liz Hager, Mixed Media, Sculpture with tags , , , , on September 21, 2009 by Liz Hager

On Mondays Venetian Red celebrates the day of the week when most galleries and museums are traditionally closed. “Dark Day Picks” highlights current exhibitions, new installations, books, and art world tidbits. Get a jump on a week filled with art.

The California Academy of Sciences—Maya Lin, What is Missing, permanent installation at the entrance.  This sculpture, which joins Lin’s other piece at the Academy, Where the Land Meets the Sea, consists of an 8′6″ x  10′8″ x 19′2″ bronze “Listening Cone” lined with reclaimed wood. A 2′ 4 ¼” x 4′6″ screen, located within the cone, features more than 20 minutes of compelling video footage that links extinct as well as threatened and endangered species to the habitats and ecosystems that are vital to their survival.

Brian Dettmer—Book of the Dead

Toomey /Tourell—Brian Dettmer, New Mixed Medium works, through September 30. Brian Dettmer is a master at repurposing books. Carving one layer at a time—nothing is added, only discarded—he transforms a book into a “readable” sculpture, replete with new meaning.

Alan Callander—Grey to White

Ampersand International Arts—Recent video works by Alan Callander (frame from Grey to White above) and Mexican artist Emi Winter, through October 3. Through different media, both artists deal with abstraction. Form and color reign.

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