Wednesday, August 20, 2008

End of August

A lot of galleries are closed for the month but there are a few interesting exhibits/events worth going to see. The Jancar Jones gallery is so tiny that you have to look hard to find it. Most exhibits are by appointment only but this Friday they will be showing a selection of experimental films. The title “Shapes and Colors” reminds me of the recent exhibit at the Oakland Museum with their showing of early experimental, hand-painted films. Kevin Brown’s studio/gallery space in North Beach ("Live" Worms Gallery) will be showing the works of Alex Styrsky, a fellow student in Glen Miyake’s painting class at Ft. Mason.

Finding Patterns: Paintings by Alex Styrsky
Styrsky uses some unusual media – words and paintings on old LP’s and album covers to make political statements. The show won’t be up for very long but the closing reception is on 8/22/08 from 6-9 PM.

"Live Worms" is Kevin Brown own studio and he also rents out to artists who want to have a show. The space is “old” North Beach with beautifully weathered floors and well lit whitewashed walls. It used to be a hardware store and it still has some of that ambience, a charming mixture of old North Beach and Bohemian.

Experimental Films: Shapes and Colors at Jancar

August 21, 2008, 8pm

Robert Breer, 70 (1970), 16mm, color, silent, 4 min
Jules Engel, Train Landscape (1974), 16mm, color, sound, 3 min
Oskar Fischinger, Squares (1934), 16mm, color, silent, 2 min
Len Lye, Kaleidoscope (1935), 16mm, color, sound, 4 min
Len Lye, Colour Flight (1938), 16mm, color, sound, 4 min
Hans Richter, Rhythm 21 (1921), 16mm, black and white, silent, 2.5 min

(Seating will be extremely limited, please arrive promptly.)
Suggested donation: $5. - $7.

Thursday-Saturday, noon-6pm & by appointment
Jancar Jones 965 Mission, Suite 120
San Francisco, CA 94103

“Live” Worms Gallery
1345 Grant Ave. San Francisco, CA 94133

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