Robert Koch Gallery will exhibit Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky’s highly anticipated Anthropocene project, his seventh exhibition at the gallery since 1999. Five years in the making, Anthropocene presents powerful and poignant works by Burtynsky mapping the impact of human intervention on planet Earth. Anthropocene will be exhibited concurrent to the release of the artist’s sixth Steidl monograph of the same title, and his film collaboration with filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier; in conjunction with two museum exhibitions, one at the Art Gallery of Ontario and the other at the National Gallery of Canada.
Signed copies of Edward Burtynsky’s Anthropocene monograph will be available this Fall.
Edward Burtynsky: Anthropocene Exhibition Dates: October 11 – December 29, 2018
Atmospheres and Environments, is Eleanor Harwood’s sixth solo show with Paul Wackers. With every show Paul’s painting techniques become more varied and refined. One of the great pleasures in viewing his work in person is the incredibly adept way he allows areas of chaos and experimentation to exist within a work, while maintaining tight control of the composition. He uses a variety of masking technique and framing choices to achieve this.
Paul Wackers: Atmospheres and Environments Exhibit Dates: September 8 – October 27, 2018
Defined by some critics as an artist outside the canon, and most of all outside the language and formula of contemporary art, since his debut in 1996 with Fatica no.1, a site-specific audiovisual installation, Daniele Puppi has been working to unhinge the idea of space that is still perceived and revolves around Euclidean parameters. With an emphasis on video installation, he has manifested a new attitude towards this medium, emphasizing and radically subverting the use of sound and visual-architectonic reconfigurations that always reinvents itself. A totally new, alien perspective.
Puppi conceives of his work as authentic “works in regress”, which come into being after a long period of gestation spent inside the spaces. The artist experiences the environment and establishes an almost carnal relationship with it, assessing its limits and its potential.
The technologies used – video projectors, synchronizers, amplifiers, sub woofers, speakers and microphones – serve to activate and amplify our powers of perception, especially our visual and auditory ones. An integral part of the work, the viewer is called upon to enter a new and de-familiarized spatial and sensory dimension.
Daniele Puppi: alie(n)ation Exhibition Dates: September 8 to September 29, 2018 Artist Reception for Daniele Puppi: Saturday, September 8, 2018, 5pm to 8pm Lecture by Valentino Catricalà:Energy, Frequency and Vibration: A Discourse on the Work of Daniele Puppi: September 8, 2018, 3:30pm to 5pm at Minnesota Street Project / the Lounge
SquaredAlumni 2018 brings together eight of the most popular alumni from previous FourSquared exhibitions at Arc. Each artist will be exhibiting four works. The exhibition is a reflection of the Arc partners’ strong and abiding interest in supporting San Francisco Bay Area art, artists and community. During fundraisers and special events, all of the artists in the exhibition will be donating about 20% of their proceeds to any beneficiary organizations and Arc will be donating 100% of the gallery proceeds from this exhibition to those organizations.
Featured Artists: Carlo Abruzzese, Robin Denevan, Tracy Taylor Grubbs, Carol Jessen, Margaret Keelan, Michael McConnell, Sawyer Rose, & Charles Stinson
Curated by Michael Yochum, Arc Gallery
SquaredAlumni 2018 Exhibition Dates: August 30 – October 6, 2018 Artists Reception: Saturday, September 8th, 7pm – 9pm – fundraiser for ArtSpan SF – Arc will be donating 100% of the gallery commission from sales in this exhibition and 50% of the gallery commission from FourSquared to ArtSpan. Please come out and show your support!
Saturday, September 8th, 7-9PM: Artists Reception – fundraiser for ArtSpan SF
Sunday, September 16th, 3-5PM: Teen Van Benefit
Tuesday, September 20th, 6-9PM: YLI mixer
Thursday, October 4th, 7-9PM: AHP Art for AIDS fundraiser
Saturday, October 6th, 12-3PM: Closing Reception & Artists Talk
Speaking about her Only Child project, she says, “When he was five, his daddy was hanged for murder. When he was six, his mother left him on the steps of the orphanage. Later, when he was much older, he tried to kill himself…and when it didn’t work the first time…he tried it again.” So begins the story of the “lost boy” who became K.K.’s father.
The murder and execution also play a role in K.K.’s second project, Between the Lines. She says, “It was a taboo subject in our family, and out of respect for my grandmother, nobody ever spoke of it. We believed that because my grandfather had been convicted on circumstantial evidence, he had been convicted wrongly.”
However, when her grandmother died, KK inherited a box that revealed truths previously hidden from her.
Explaining her process, KK says, “I have always been fascinated with multiple interpretations, double exposures, and the ambiguities that arise depending on which character is telling the story. My process begins with a collection of elements…memory…images…writing… As I move the elements around, a visual narrative begins to take shape, signaling a new understanding of parallel stories between the generations.
“I see the layering of paper and photographs as being similar to the way our mind organizes memory…at different depths…one over another…constantly shifting. Sometimes I feel as though I am trying to solve a puzzle with multiple solutions. In the layering and relayering…combining and recombining…telling and retelling…I finally understand that I am no longer telling the stories contained in my grandmother’s box. I am telling mine.”
Artist, photographer, educator, and gallery director, K.K DePaul brings a multi-faceted background to her extensive career in the arts. Her award-winning work as a textile artist and photographer has received national and international attention.
K.K. DEPAUL: ONLY CHILD AND BETWEEN THE LINES Exhibition Dates: September 6 – October 20, 2018 Opening: Thursday, September 6, from 5:30pm – 7:30pm