Monday, July 07, 2008

David Stein: Improbable/Unlikely at Eleanor Harwood Gallery

I just reviewed David Stein's show, Improbable/Unlikely, at Eleanor Harwood Gallery for Shotgun Review. You can read the full text of my review here.

Semesterville, 2008

David and I graduated together from California College of the Arts in 2005, along with Eleanor Harwood (who in addition to running an outstanding emerging art gallery is a terrific painter with a show up at Lincart right now), and Scott Oliver and Joseph del Pesco, Shotgun Review's founders. I am delighted to be in such an accomplished company of graduates, working hard to make the Bay Area a viable place for contemporary art.

Click here for a full photo set of David's show. It will stay up another week or so, past its planned closing date of June 28.

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Koh Myung Keun: Windows on Nature at Frey Norris

Koh Myung Keun is a photographer/sculptor from Seoul, Korea. His second solo exhibition at Frey Norris Gallery in San Francisco is Windows on Nature. Koh's signature photo-sculptures are made from ink jet prints on transparency, which he laminates between rigid pieces of clear plastic and stitches or welds together with a heat gun, forming three-dimensional hollow boxes in which the different semi-transparent image planes play off of one another. In this show, he looks at natural forms such as trees and foliage, ocean waves, the sky and open fields. The effect is soothing and meditative, perfect for a hot summer afternoon.

Koh Myung Keun, Water 4, 2008

I contributed an essay to the catalogue for the exhibition, published by the gallery. Koh was kind enough to post it on his website, where you can read it.

Windows on Nature runs through August 3. Frey Norris is at 456 Geary Street in San Francisco.

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