Joy in Repetition: Jessica Dunne's Opening

Jessica explained to us the title of her show: Joy in Repetition is the name of a song by Prince whom she adores. She said it fits her because she revisits the same subjects over and over again like many of her favorite artists.

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Elixyr : Julie Smolin, Barbee Callander, Wynne Bamberg, Chuck Bennett

Elixyr: Julie Smolin, Barbee Callander, Wynne Bamberg, Chuck Bennett

 

DeWitt Cheng's Opening

DeWitt pursued several different avenues – engineering, art history, painter – before finding his love of street photography about ten years ago. Wherever he goes, DeWitt has his camera to capture the moments of San Francisco’s nature, light and urban life.

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He described his compositions as formalist. Half the photos in the exhibition are of clouds and skyscape at Ocean Beach, just five blocks from his apartment on Taraval Street.  The others are Sunset houses, condos under construction, and office towers in downtown San Francisco. DeWitt has been posting his photographs daily on his Facebook page for over a decade. Now they can be seen in a large format on the walls resembling painting.

photo by Rachel Meyer

photo by Rachel Meyer

Assembling for the Artist’s Talk

Assembling for the Artist’s Talk

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Jeffrey Nemeroff's Opening (Vol. II)

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Jeff began his talk by commenting that his last FOG exhibition was about his love of the ocean. This one is more about his love of the weather at the ocean. His recent work focuses more on clouds and sky at Ocean Beach. These paintings have more brush work than palette knife and the surface is not at dense as his previous works.

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Happy 100th Birthday, Ferlinghetti

from your friends at FOG. We sang some songs, we read your poems, we cut your cake and drank to you.

photos by Peter Munk (above) and Cheryl Cooper (below)

photos by Peter Munk (above) and Cheryl Cooper (below)

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Anne read “The Artist,” and Peter read from “Little Boy” and also recited “Baseball Canto.”  There was a great reading of “I Am Waiting.”

All in all–including the cake and Prosecco–it was a magical event. Enough so that we’ve decided to host a yearly LF celebration.

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Carol A. Levy's Opening

TIDES: PAINTINGS AND WORKS ON PAPER

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Her opening was packed with devoted friends from near and far as well as the regular FOG family art lovers.

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Carol talked about the influence of her Buddhist practice on her life, and the fact that her life is her art. She described her process as a search and shared her method of making these paintings beginning with no preconception. She asks her mind to step out of the way to allow her intuition to take over. From there, she and the paint have a dialog where recognizable forms such as ships and figures emerge. Carol’s art straddles abstract and recognizable worlds for the viewer to explore.

 

Hank Keneally's Opening

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Hank’s message: Take Time. Look Around. Listen. His photographs are combinations of images taken mostly in San Francisco. They are montages of pavement, walls, dumpsters, trucks, etc., combined with painterly techniques from Photoshop.

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He asks us to slow down. Much of today's media forces us into "automatic mode,” where things move faster than we can absorb them. At this rate, much of what’s around us is lost and cannot be acknowledged. It’s easy to lose our sense of self in our own environment.

Hank with stepdaughter Mary and stepson Jim.

Hank with stepdaughter Mary and stepson Jim.

 

Robin Stearns' Opening

Calling all San Francisco lovers and art lovers: Robin is showing 18 paintings of our colorful city.

Robin Stearns  in front of  Ghostly

Robin Stearns in front of Ghostly

 
Chinatown  30x30 in. oil on wood panel

Chinatown 30x30 in. oil on wood panel

 
Bay Bridge  40x30 in oil on wood panel 2018

Bay Bridge 40x30 in oil on wood panel 2018

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The most amazing art. Not to mention the cookies.

A SUBLIME SOLSTICE

This year’s celebration was the BEST EVER. Thank you for coming!

It was Christmas in the trenches…

It was Christmas in the trenches…

 
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Stephen Fox's Opening

Fox in the Box was the name of the show.

Stephen Fox

Stephen Fox

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Eye candy – but more than eye candy – everywhere you looked.

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Above: Fighting over Barbara’s wonderful food.

 

Yvonne Daley's Book Reading

Thank you, Yvonne, for reading to us from your new book, Going Up the Country – also from Octavia Boulevard – and for the thought-provoking conversation that followed.

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Happy Birthday, Anne

Love, laughter and good wishes for Anne.

photo by Starr

photo by Starr

 
Lots of laughs

Lots of laughs

 
Jazz by Blue City Jazz

Jazz by Blue City Jazz

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Singing Happy Birthday to Anne

Singing Happy Birthday to Anne

Drooling over the cake

Drooling over the cake

 
Finally! Anne cuts the cake.

Finally! Anne cuts the cake.

 

Farther Out: Anne Herbst's Opening

A bright and beautiful opening.

Anne with  Sea Star

Anne with Sea Star

 
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We were all starstruck.

 
a talk straight from the heart.

a talk straight from the heart.

 
Anne must have answered twenty questions.

Anne must have answered twenty questions.

 
Cliff Dwellers , revisited in 2018

Cliff Dwellers, revisited in 2018

 
Jeanie and Peter bring it home.

Jeanie and Peter bring it home.

 

Noah Phyllis Levin's Opening

Such a great group showed up for Noah’s pool party.

Noah lounging by one of her pools:  Atherton Gardens

Noah lounging by one of her pools: Atherton Gardens

 
photo by Alexa Jo Weiss

photo by Alexa Jo Weiss

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Autumnal Equinox Party

We celebrated! With FOG friends, old and new. We sang the new season in. We talked. We ate. We drank in the art along with the wine.

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Darryl Sapien's Opening

An arresting show. Fine art, fun folks, amazing food.

Darryl Sapien beside MELENCOLIA.

Darryl Sapien beside MELENCOLIA.

 
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WORN OUT WELCOME flew right off the wall.

WORN OUT WELCOME flew right off the wall.

See more of Darryl's work here. AND THEN COME IN AND SEE IT FACE TO FACE.

COWGIRLS AND INDIANS AT THE OK CORRAL  (glass from pinball machine over photograph)

COWGIRLS AND INDIANS AT THE OK CORRAL  (glass from pinball machine over photograph)

 
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