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
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A&E Fall Events

Don’t know what TV shows to watch over fall? Unsure when your favorite band is releasing their album? Looking for an awesome concert to attend? Well, check out our Daily Cal Arts & Entertainment Fall Calendar for all your info on all things cultural and all things fall!

Eat Your Art Out

Edible artwork ruminates on corporeal and visual consumption at Root Division in SF

“Materials are consumed in two ways,” said contemporary artist Adrienne Keahi Pao of her photography, which is based on the relationship between humanity and food. Her photographs, currently part of an exhibition titled “Edible Ephemera” at Root Division in San Francisco’s Mission District, represent only a small fraction of artwork
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Artist Rodney McMillian discusses process

Los Angeles artist melds the political and artistic with keen performances

Los Angeles-based artist Rodney McMillian uses unusual media, video, performances and speeches to carry his statements, which are often political and American-based, such as his unstretched, saggy portrayal of the U.S. Supreme Court building. He has shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art
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SF Craft museum switches gears

Craft and Design museum moves location, expands creative content

The Museum of Craft and Design has finally found a home in San Francisco after the unexpected loss of its location on Sutter Street in 2004. After years of pop-up museums around the city, the museum’s new permanent location opened in the Dogpatch neighborhood this past weekend with a celebration
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Collage collection is a recollection

Swarm Gallery presents artist Jessalyn Aaland’s ‘accumulations,’ a series of whimsical collages

The title of Jessalyn Aaland’s show, “Thank You for Your Waiting,” now at Swarm Gallery in Oakland sounds like an awkwardly translated phrase. But instead of the name sticking in your head immediately, the tiny yet surprising details of her collages do. But these assemblages of miniscule cutout vintage ads,
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SFMOMA presents Garry Winogrand

Retrospective captures spirit of ‘American Dream’ in photographs

“You could say that I’m a student of photography, and I am,” said renowned photographer Garry Winogrand just before his death when asked by fellow photographer Leo Rubinfien about his lifetime of work, “but really I’m a student of America.” This is an apt description of Winogrand — one that
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