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From screen to canvas: Spoke Art celebrates Stanley Kubrick

What do Steven Spielberg, “The Simpsons” and San Francisco’s Spoke Art Gallery have in common? All three have paid homage to Stanley Kubrick, the filmmaker whose contributions to 20th century cinema are nearly overwhelming in scope and scale. “KUBRICK: An art show tribute” is the latest in a series of Read More…

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The Carter duo breathes new life into classic paintings

Before photographs and video, painting was the only way to capture life in an image. The best paintings were those that most closely resembled the real world around them, those that could capture life in a still canvas. Artists aimed to imbue their subjects with a realistic sense of breath. Read More…

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Piece by piece: how one SF app is transforming the art market

“I’m not an art snob,” offered Ethan Appleby with a slow grin, by way of introduction. Few people would describe themselves as such, but the disclaimer is exhilarating coming from Appleby, the co-founder and CEO of Vango, an art-marketplace app fit for the new order of original, online art retail. Read More…

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Laser-etching reigns at Loakal’s ‘The Lone Stranger’

Tucked away on Second Street in Oakland, near Jack London Square, is Loakal Art Gallery and Boutique, founded as a collaboration between the clothing brand fiftyseven-thirtythree and the East Bay Express. The creative space is split into two sections, with one side of the space home to a new art exhibition Read More…

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Film photography shines at RayKo Photo Center

It’s easy to mistake the history of photography as one of linear progress. Before there was Instagram, there was Polaroid. Before that, there were darkrooms and daguerreotypes. In the era of eight megapixel iPhone cameras, it is tempting to proclaim that film is dead, but photography’s trajectory isn’t nearly so Read More…

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‘The Skull Show’ takes a lively look at death

Enclosed within the bright, open space of the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek lies a haunting sight to behold — an exhibition called “The Skull Show.” The expansive collection of contemporary art features media so mixed that it ranges from Jim Skull’s rope-woven skulls to Joshua Harker’s intricate 3-D prints Read More…

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‘Pretty in Ink’ remembers heroines of the comic world’s past

At its gallery-est, “Pretty in Ink” — an exhibit at San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum by comics artist, writer and renowned historian Trina Robbins — is an array of illustration styles, including art deco, film noir and childlike cartoon aesthetics, that amasses works ranging from large, hard-lined comic pages to Read More…