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Join us on Tuesday, 6/25 for a panel on the practice of purpose and the need to reference traditions and techniques in making. CULT artists #MasakoMiki and #SuzyPoling will join designers #britkleinman & #kelsilavicka and #loczidesign principal #paigeloczi. Moderated by #georgemccalman at Loczi Design studios 175 De Haro San Francisco

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World of Masako Miki and her Yokai / Shapeshifters at #sanfranciscodesignweek #masakomiki #sfartists #sfdesign #yokai #shapeshifters

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Delighted to support @headlandsarts with this @masakomiki ‘Possessed Mirror’ hand felted wool sculpture from her #Yokai ( #shapeshifter ) series. Please join us at the Auction Gala tonight, bid online @artsy or dm @aimeefriberg for proxy bidding. Join us in supporting this vital #bayarea institution with truly international impact and reach. #blesswithart #supportart #sfbayarea #headlandsarts #headlandsartauction #masakomiki #cultexhibitions

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Masako Miki ‘s Yokai spotted in @sfmagazine in anticipation of her presentation at @sfdesignweek next month. “By their very nature, the yokai embody themes of fluid identity and interconnectedness,” says Miki’s gallerist Aimee Friberg, owner and director of CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions. “Whether we’re speaking about gender or multiculturalism,” Friberg says, “I think many of us desire to see more empathy and inclusiveness in the world. People keep telling me that viewing this work has been the best form of therapy.” Thank you @leilanimarielabong for your thoughtful words highlighting Mki’s work. ✨💛✨ Featured in June’s print issue, page 48. Miki will also participate in a panel discussion at @loczidesign in dialogue with artist Suzy Poling ( @siouxsiepod ) and other makers, moderated by George McCalman ( @tuffgee ) on Tuesday June 25. . . #masakomiki #yokai #shapeshifters #sfmagazine #sanfranciscodesignweek #sfdesignweek #suzypoling #multiculturalism #nonbinary

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Join us Saturday May 11 for an artist talk with Ruxue Zhang ( @ruxuezhangaa) , in conversation with James Gobel ( @jamesgobel ). 3-5PM @cultexhibitions Blue Gloves 2, 2019 Oil on canvas 30 x 24 inches #seeingisforgetting #ruxuezhang #cultexhibitions #contemporaryart #contemporarypainting #chineseartist #sfbayareagallery

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Coffee, Rhum, Sugar & Gold, an incredible exhibition curated by Larry Ossei-Mensah ( @youngglobal) & Dexter Wimberly opens this week at @moadsf . Do not miss! “We might consider that colonial discourses have been so successful because they are so productive: they enable some colonizers to feel important, superior, noble and benign, as well as gaining the complicity of the colonized by enabling some people to derive a sense of self-worth and material benefit through their participation in the business of Empire.” (The above quote from Leed’s Professor, John McLeod’s book, Beginning Postcolonialism, Manchester University Press, 2000) Artists included: #EbonyPatterson (pictured), #FireleiBáez (pictured), #LavarMunroe (pictured), #LeonardoBenzant, #AndreaChung, #PhillipThomas, #LuciaHierro, #AdlerGuerrier, #AngelOtero, & #DidierWilliam. #moadsf #larryosseimensah #dexterwimberly #colonialdiscourse #postcolonial #coffeerhumsugargold

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"California-based artist Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle’s multimedia practice explores what she describes as the “historical present”: the residue of history and its effects upon our contemporary world perspectives. She focuses primarily on the black female body and how it has been perceived and distorted within visual cultures of the past and present. This work comes from her series: The Evanesced which brings attention to a painful subject: missing black women in America and the African diaspora, historically to the present day. To “evanesce” literally means to disappear gradually, vanish, or fade away—an apt description for how Hinkle feels society so often renders black women invisible. Hinkle’s abstract “un-portraits” of elusive figures—the artist draws them with handmade brushes while improvising dances to blues, hip-hop, and Baltimore Club music—pivot between real and imagined narratives representing thousands of black women who have disappeared due to colonialism, human trafficking, homicides, and other forms of erasure. Hinkle was particularly moved by the case of convicted serial killer Lonnie D. Franklin Jr., a former sanitation department mechanic, dubbed the “Grim Sleeper,” who was convicted of murdering nine black adult women and a teenager over the course of two decades in South Central Los Angeles. After slaughtering several women in the 1980s, Franklin seemed to take an extended break, only to revive his killing spree in 2007. While investigators now suspect that further victims exist (they found more than one hundred pictures of unidentified women in his home), one reason he was able to terrorize Los Angeles for so long was that he targeted vulnerable black women in particular. For Hinkle, this horrifying case is compounded by the mainstream media’s reporting of a seemingly endless stream of stories about African American men being killed by police; one could be forgiven for thinking that black women are not victimized to the same degree...” (excerpted from #californiaafricanamericanmuseum text on the occasion of Hinkle’s exhibition, curated by Naima Keith) #kenyattahinkle #kenyattachinkle #theevanesced #cultexhibitions

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No Unreal Thing Exists in our #artmarketsf booth this year. Swing by booth 409 to see our exploration of the real in contemporary art - from abstraction to figuration, from oil panting to felt woven sculptures to digital animation and everything in between. Exhibited artists: Rebekah Goldstein ( @rebekahgoldstein), Kenyatta A.C. Hinkel ( @achinkle05), Rhonda Holberton ( @rhondaholberton), Terri Lowenthal ( @lowandtall), Masako Miki ( @masakomiki), Amy Nathan (@amy_nathan_), Samantha Rosenwald (@samanth_jr) and Ruxue Zhang ( @ruxuezhangaa) words by @luc_likes #rebekahgoldstein #kenyattaacgoldstein #rhondaholberton #terrilowenthal #masakomiki #amynathan #samantharosenwald #ruxuezhang #contemporaryart #artcollector

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Ruxue Zhang, Studies, 2019 oil on canvas, 24x 24 inches . Ruxue Zhang ‘Seeing Is Forgetting’ opens today 4/20 4-6PM . Whether depicting moonlight on hands, various renderings of a tesseract, celestial bodies or un-folded paper with zeros and ones suggesting one's place in our solar system, Zhang’s work offers a moment to reflect on the significance we give to the objects that give us perspective. Zhang meticulously renders moments over and again, referencing previous paintings through a mediated layer of time and space. Using humor and nostalgia, Zhang’s work floats between the familiar and the bizarre. Toilet bowls, lovingly rendered, float in space, and faceless figures embody empty architectural spaces. Zhang’s process utilizes photography and depictions of paintings within paintings within paintings to alter time and space and present an uncanny reality that defies easy answers. Ruxue Zhang was born in 1992 in Wenzhou, China. She received her BFA from Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 2015, and her MFA from California College of the Arts in San Francisco in 2018. Her work has been exhibited at Root Division, Embark Gallery, and Minnesota Street Project in San Francisco, at the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto, at Cal State University in Los Angeles, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in Chongqing and at the CAFA Museum in Beijing. Zhang has multiple works in the collection of CAFA Museum in Beijing, and the Ministry of Education in China. She lives in works in San Francisco, CA.

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Ruxue Zhang: Seeing is Forgetting opens Saturday 4/20 4-6PM. . . #contemporarypainting #seeingisforgetting #mediatedexperience #robertirwin #chineseartist #oilpainting #sanfranciscoartist #sanfranciscogallery #ccaalum #ccamfa

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Delighted to share that Masako Miki receives this year’s Master Artist Award from Kala Art Insititute. We’ve donated this beautiful new drawing (on hand dyed indigo washi paper) that ties Miki’s previous animal mythology series with the current Yokai-Shapeshifters body of work. Join us for Kala’s art auction and gala on Saturday April 6, or DM @cultexhibitions or @kalaartinstitute for information on how to bid/acquire this special work. ‘Moon bear’s instrument’ is based on a genre of traditional Japanese paintings (Hyakki Yagyo) that depict a “night parade with one hundred demons.” These paintings usually show a procession of various yokai or shape shifters from Japanese folklore—animals and objects that have taken on powers and attributes they did not have before. The elder moon bear is considered a shape shifter in Japanese folklore and here he joins Miki’s pantheon of yokai. Miki has exhibited throughout the Bay Area and currently has a show at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, on view ‪through April 28‬ that includes life-sized sculptural shape shifters in a vibrant, playful installation. Beautifully framed by donation from @small.works.sf . . Moon bear’s instrument, Hyakki Yagyo (night parade with a hundred demons) series Ink on hand dyed indigo paper 38 x 26 inches 2019 . . #masakomiki #cultexhibitions #masterartist #yokai #shapeshifters #bampfa #japanesefolklore #shinto #hyakkiyagyo #bayareaartist #berkeleyartist #artkala2019 #supportkala #kalagala #kalaauction #collectart #artcollector

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“In an age in which we most frequently view images on a handheld screen, the role that scale plays in our perception and appreciation might seem to be diminished. Masako Miki’s two concurrent shows — an expansive installation of sculpture (Masako Miki/ Matrix 273) at BAMPFA, and a more intimate presentation of two- and three-dimensional works (Shapeshifters) at Cult Aimee Friberg Exhibitions in San Francisco – foreground this conundrum. Miki, born and raised in Japan, has lived in the Bay Area for more than 20 years. Her work, which draws on the Shinto traditions of her native country, is shaped by the tropes of Modernism (specifically, the eccentrically organic sculpture of Isamu Noguchi) and colored by the distinctly Post-Modern flavor of the Memphis Group, a consortium of Italian furniture designers led by Ettore Sottass. There is also a hint of the lovely, spiritual whimsicality found in the animated films of Hayao Miyasaki, in whose work Shinto traditions are personified by a host of spirits. A couple of years ago, Miki was making needle-felted sculptures to fit in the palm of one hand that she called yokai, , a Japanese word meaning ghosts or phantoms capable of shifting shape. When she was commissioned to show her work at BAMPFA, she decided to realize a dream by re-creating these tiny sculptures at a vastly larger scale. Using sophisticated fabrication techniques, she had the shapes made in hard foam, in sizes ranging from three to eight feet tall. In an exquisite, almost inconceivable act of patience, she needle-felted the entire surface of each object, handling most of the work herself. ...” Masako Miki’s two exhibitions ( @bampfa & @cultexhibitions ) reviewed by #mariaporges on @squarecylinder_artreviews Read the full article at link in bio.

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“I wanted a nocturnal setting, sort of a poetic in-between, when it’s getting toward the night,” Miki said. “The general narrative is the shape-shifters are in a night procession, trying to get revenge on humans who took their tools and objects and abandoned them.” The illustrative ink-and-watercolor pieces especially contribute to the understanding of a folkloric narrative and offer a more intimate, contemplative experience than the three-dimensional works. “Every generation needs new mythologies,” said Miki. “What I’m doing is offering my perception of mythologies. This is the most positive response I can have to the crisis mode in the United States: I can share the mythologies relevant to our time and bring a feeling of connectedness and empathy.” @masakomiki speaking about to #EmilyWilson for @artpracticalsf . 💡MASAKO MIKI 💡 Hyakki Yagyo (Night parade of One Hundred Demons) Accompanying with Biwa Lute, 2018 Ink and watercolor on paper, custom frame, 30 x 22 inches . On view at @cultexhibitions through Mar 23. . . #yokai #nightparadeofahundreddemons #hyakkiyagyo #watercolor #japaneseartist #bicultural #shapeshifters #fluididentity #contemporaryart #animism #cultexhibitions #sanfranciscoart #sanfranciscogallery #sfbayareaartist #berkeleyartist

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Scaled up versions of Masako Miki’s Yokai coming to @cultexhibitions Jan 12 and to @bampfa on Jan 9. Stay tuned for details 💛

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...Meanwhile, back at @cultexhibitions #JaskoBegovic takeover in full affect. Artist conversation about immigration and cultural impact of #firstgeneration #aliens on Sunday, Dec 9, 6-8pm SKO HABIBI GALLERY HOURS / DEC 5-9 WEDNESDAY 10am- 1:30 pm /6 pm-9pm THURSDAY 10am - 1:30 pm./ 6 pm -9pm FRIDAY 10 am - 3 pm SATURDAY 4 pm- 9pm #HUMAN_E.T. #SkoHabibi #residency #weareallimmigrants

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Love this! Eduardo Sarabia, Untitled (Boing!), 2017, Hand painted ceramic vase with painted wooden box, 30 x 20 x 20 cm (vase), 28 x 36 x 28 cm (box) Fifteen years ago, the Mexican-American artist Eduardo Sarabia traveled from his home in California to Guadalajara, the Mexican city where the most powerful drug traffickers’ families are rumored to reside. Sarabia simply planned to visit a ceramics factory owned by a young art collector. But, enchanted by the city’s natural beauty and atmosphere, he decided to stay. Sarabia has since focused his artistic practice on the drug culture that’s percolated into many aspects of Mexican society, from music — as seen in narcocorridos, folks songs that immortalize drug traffickers — to Catholicism, wherein the legendary Jesús Malverde is revered as the unofficial patron saint of drug trafficking. Among many works in the show, Sarabia has a series of traditional talavera pottery (produced in that art collector’s ceramics factory) decoraed with figures and motifs that tell a story about power, much the way ancient Greeks embellished their vessels with narratives about their gods. These symbols — marijuana leaves, AK-47s, and the scantily clad girlfriends of narcos — signify the way drug culture has so thoroughly infiltrated life in parts of Mexico that it often goes unnoticed. “Newspapers commonly adorn the front page with ‘sexy’ bikini-dressed women next to an image and headline like ‘10 Found Butchered in a Ditch,’” Sarabia explained of his repeated depictions of the female body. “It reminds us of the macho society in which we live.” Excerpted from #hyperallergic review by Laura Mallonee of Sarabia’s exhibition at the Cabañas Cultural Institute in Guadalajara. Read the full article here: https://hyperallergic.com/139359/making-art-from-narco-culture/ #EduardoSarabia #contemporarymexicanart #girlsandweed #talavera #narcos #marijuanaleaves #cultexhibitions

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Please join us tomorrow 11/25/18 for the rescheduled conversation between Rebekah Goldstein and Daisy Murray Holman. Sunday, November 25 3-5 PM @cultexhibitions Holman and Goldstein will discuss Goldstein's work and the impact of various legacy artists on contemporary painting and the complicated relationship of a professional life in the arts and motherhood. Daisy Murray Holman is head of archives at the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation and daughter of artist Elizabeth Murray. Rebekah Goldstein is a San Francisco-based artist. Her work is in the collection of the Berkeley Art Museum, Nordstrom and many notable private collections. Working intuitively and improvisationally, Goldstein has spent years developing abstract shapes, line and space that push and pull at the boundaries of the two dimensional plane, continually pushing to answer the question of how a picture plane can simultaneously hold together and fall apart. Of the new work included in the exhibition See You on the Flipside, Goldstein discusses her ideas and influences: “The new paintings employ a subtle palette and more spacious forms than the previous bodies of work. Paring down and stripping away have been the focus in my current painting process. This is an attempt at a clearer, more concise image, one that feels whole rather than fragmented, yet still employs perceptual shifts.The palette is inspired by Richard Diebenkorn’s Ocean Park series, Roy Lichtenstein’s Mirrors, Georgia O’Keefe’s landscapes, Agnes Martin’s subtle color use, David Hockney’s paintings of Southern California homes and the bright light and view of the bay in my San Francisco Bayview neighborhood.” While See You on the Flipside officially closed on November 17, most of the exhibition is available for viewing during and after the conversation. CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions is located at 1217 B Fell Street in San Francisco. Portrait credits: Rebekah Goldstein by @alanbamberger of ArtBusiness.com; Daisy Murray Holman courtesy of Daisy Murray Holman; installation images by John Wilson White; artwork images by @pphilmm

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Sending appreciation and strength to firefighters and love to all the individuals who have lost loved ones and homes . stay safe out there ❣️

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Photo loving friends in Paris! Happy to share with you that #TerriLoewenthal ’s #Psychscape 73 (Down’s Mount, CA) is included in Shego/Hego/Ego, an exhibition of @mcevoyarts collected works curated by @fultonstreet on view at @parisphotofair through Sunday. Please send us your snaps of this beaut on her paris debut! 💜. . . #mcevoyfoundation #mcevoycollection #contemporaryphotography #parisphoto #parisphoto2018 #contemporarylandscape #cultexhibitions

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Thank you @charmaineartspace & @squarecylinder_artreviews ✨✨for sharing these words about @rebekahgoldstein exhibit SEE YOU ON THE FLIPSIDE on view through Nov 17 . Gallery open today 12-6PM #RebekahGoldstein #SeeYouontheFlipside #SquareCylinder #artreviews #SFart #sfartist #sanfranciscogallery #abstraction #contemporarypainting #contemporarysculpture #legacypainting #diebenkorn #lichtenstein

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Find us at F4 in the Focus Section of #arttoronto With: #RebekakahGoldstein #klarakallstrom #thobiasfaldt #terriloewenthal #MasakoMiki #AmyNathan #GabrielRico #cultexhibitions

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This #Psychscape beaut by #TerriLoewenthal will have its public coming out party at @art_toronto next Thursday, Focus booth F4 — join us! do you need a pass? DM @aimeefriberg Details: Psychscape 99 (Buck Creek, CA), archival pigment print, 42x56 inches, edition of 3 (+2 AP) . . #arttoronto #toronto #californiaart #focus #cultexhibitions #contemporaryphotography #landscapephotography #incamera

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Love this studio shot of Rebekah Goldstein. Her painting -Like I Knew I Would - is featured at @the.wing #sanfrancisco Repost (and curated by) @l0l0lita #architecturaldigest #thewing #RebekahGoldstein #cultexhibitions

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Thanks @terremoto_mx for highlighting #RebekahGoldstein ‘s exhibition See You On the Flipside 💥💥💥💥💥 “In See You on the Flipside, Goldstein introduces shaped paintings, where the canvas edges slant, curve and sway, hinting at sculpture but ultimately retaining their flatness. These “in-between” works create a closed feedback loop where the transformation and translation between two and three dimensions create harmony through the tension of push and pull.” #terremotomexico #terremotomagazine #cultexhibitions #contemporarypainting #contemporarysculpture #sanfranciscogallery #sanfranciscoartist