June, 2014

Cheli Sanabria. Meditative Wood Sculptures of Cheli Sanabria

Cheli Sanabria. Meditative Wood Sculptures of Cheli Sanabria

The minimal and elegant wood sculptures of Cheli Sanabria are almost Zen-like in their simplicity, so it should come as no surprise to learn that Sanabria sees his creative process as a meditative and spiritual journey. Each piece is a contemplation of the life of St. Joseph the Carpenter and Sanabria’s inner pilgrimage to “clean […]

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Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) present Will Rogan / MATRIX 253

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) present Will Rogan / MATRIX 253

The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) present Will Rogan / MATRIX 253 through June 29, 2014. For Will Rogan’s first solo exhibition in a museum, the artist debuts a new body of work, including photographs, sculpture, and video, that explores various time scales—past, present, and future—as manifested in common […]

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Jesse Ensling. Letting Nature Reveal Itself

Jesse Ensling. Letting Nature Reveal Itself

“I love carving a stone and letting it tell me where it wants to go,” Jesse Ensling says of his sculptures. “It is a process that speaks to me and connects me to a past when carving stone was just beginning.” A painter as well as a sculptor, Ensling captures nature in many forms in […]

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Koki Morimoto. Planting the Seeds of Abstraction

Koki Morimoto. Planting the Seeds of Abstraction

Japanese artist Koki Morimoto likens his painting process to the natural process by which plants emerge from the ground and grow, an evolution which is echoed in the elegant lines and shapes of his black and white acrylic compositions. The seductive curves and textures in these abstract canvases occasionally suggest such disparate subjects as landscapes […]

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