Thursday, April 1, 2021

Musette Perkins | Revolutionary Petunias

A solo exhibition of Musette Perkins’ work

Curated by Leeza Doreian

04.03.21 - 04.28.21

992 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA

hosted by Ajit Chauhan 




















The Nature of This Flower Is to Bloom from Revolutionary Petunias.

by Alice Walker

 

Rebellious. Living.

Against the Elemental Crush.

A Song of Color

Blooming

For Deserving Eyes.

Blooming Gloriously

For its Self.

 

The work presented in Revolutionary Petunias, created by Musette Perkins, emerges from the depth of her ongoing investigation of color, pattern, and unwavering commitment to beauty.

 

The majority of the work was created at Perkins' kitchen table studio while sheltering in place and sourced from four books of clip art, which she reimagined through her process of editing, cropping, and combining images. The largest painting in the exhibition was created in the fall of 2018 when Perkins was able to work for three months at Art Explosion Studios in San Francisco, a smaller and more private space. Within this intimate setting, Perkins experimented with a drastically different scale, and with a challenging set of compositional concepts.

 

Through the clarity of her lines, the application of marks, and her highly personal exploration of color, each painting and drawing becomes its own visual world.



Artwork from the exhibition will be available for purchase by request. Interested patrons are invited to place an inquiry via email at gallery@creativityexplored.org.











Monday, March 1, 2021

Imitation of Imitation of Life | Johnny Ray Huston + Flotilla | Dina Marshalek

Imitation of Imitation of Life (Johnny Ray Huston)

Flotilla (Dina Marshalek)
Right Window, March 2021











Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Ava Koohbor | Eye of Noir

Art works by Ava Koohbor 
 
January 26th through February 28th, 2021
992 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA
open 24 hours a day via the street window
hosted by Colter Jacobsen 
 


Parallel universe. Multiverse. The universe. Earth. Borders. Land. Property. Government. City. Family. Me. Breath. Life. ART. Every found object carries the city's consciousness in its being. This exhibition examines the interplay between objects, space and time. Tarred objects (how deep fossil fuel is involved in our daily life), magnetic fields (planetary attraction and repulsion), and our shared momentary dilemma over taking part in it all.

 

Ava Koohbor lives in San

Francisco. She is a denier of IT IS and a seeker for WHAT IS. Through sound, words, and objects she tries to find balance in everyday chaos. Her publications include a book of poems Death Under Construction and Triangle Squared, three fictional conversations among Duchamp, Cage, and Feldman. More info may be found at: avakoohborarts.com.








If you'd like to schedule an appointment for a closer look, contact Ava Koohbor at:
 


 

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Takming Chuang | Latent

Takming Chuang

Latent 

December 7, 2020– Jan 23, 2021

 

In light of COVID-19, this exhibition will not have an opening or closing reception. 

 

Right Window presents Latent, titled after a new sculpture by Takming Chuang that spans diagonally across the exhibition space. Coiled and folded forms rest on a modular structure of interconnected shelves. Made of wet clay wrapped in plastic, they will eventually shrink, wrinkle, dry and harden. In the foreground beside the window, a frame with an embedded photograph of deli meat demonstrates the mutable nature of the material after it has been fully cured. Relating to the body, Chuang takes an interest in the double meaning of “curing,” as relief and as preservation. 

 

 


 

 

About Takming Chuang

 

Takming Chuang is an artist and an educator based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is interested in bodily tensions that arise between accepting and resisting change. His sculptures, photographs, prints, and installations involve elements of preservation and transformation to consider how value(s) shift across time. Chuang holds a BA in Economics from Binghamton University and a MFA in Art Practice from UC Berkeley. His work has been recently exhibited at the Hessel Museum at Bard College, SculptureCenter, Headlands Center for the Arts, and the Berkeley Art Museum. 








For more information, contact the artist directly at tak@takmingchuang.com or visit his website at www.takmingchuang.com or Instagram @takming_chuang.

 

Sunday, November 22, 2020

BREAKING LEFT | San Jose State University Painters at Right Window

Organized by Shawn O'Dell and hosted by Brett Goodroad


San Francisco’s Valencia Street gallery Right Window presents Breaking Left, an exhibition featuring work made by San José State University students enrolled in Pictorial Art’s Advanced Painting course taught by Shaun O’Dell. 


Each semester Advanced Painting focuses on a core topic. This fall our topic is ‘processes of abstraction,’ which we have explored through a survey of more than fifty-thousand years of painting in art history. In the course students are asked to consider abstraction as elemental to the production of art, whether it is deployed pictorially, formally or conceptually. 


The origins of the word abstract derive from the latin meaning to ‘pull from’. In effect each work in this show may be considered a piece that has been pulled from or taken away from the whole and temporarily perceived as standing apart. Art critics, historians and artists like Adam Pendleton, Isabelle Graw, Griselda Pollock, Richard J. Powell, Kobena Mercer, Tirza True Latimer and Thomas McEvilley who have applied the framework of colonialism, cultural misappropriation, erasure, exclusion and fragmented economic and political circumstances to better understand modernist movements of abstraction have been central to our understanding of the core topic. 






Sunday, April 5, 2020

Scott Hewicker | FREE PRATIQUE

New works by Scott Hewicker
April 2020