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Four Unmissable Art Openings

Last weekend the modern art community was abuzz about the FOG Design + Art Fair at the Fort Mason Center. Art and design galleries exhibited furniture, fine art and design objects for the Bay Area's creative kind. Ride the wave of excitment about the local art scene by popping by these new art shows.

Tammy Rae Carland: Live From Somewhere, at Jessica Silverman Gallery

This show is based on a single-channel video titled Live from Somewhere, which captures the performance anxiety of the reluctant entertainer as well as the collective unease of the expectant audience. It explores the pressure of performance and the relationship between theater and photography through short videos, photographs, photograms and aluminum and Plexiglas sculptures. Carland’s series of large-scale color photographs, such as Smoke Screen, explore themes of live performance and death, absence and presence.

Live From Somewhere runs through March 1st at Jessica Silverman Gallery, 488 Ellis Street, San Francisco. The opening reception
will be hosted on Friday, January 24th, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.

Joseph Hart: Excavator, at Romer Young Gallery

This is Joseph Hart’s inaguaral exhibit with Romer Young. Inspired by relics from his youth, these paintings, collages, drawings, sculptures and chromogenic print pieces reflect homage to change. 

Excavator runs through February 22nd at Romer Young Gallery, 1240 22nd Street, San Francisco. The opening reception
 will be hosted on Friday, January 24th, from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m.

Group Exhibition: Everyone’s Time Is Their Own, at Alter Space

Featuring works in painting, sculpture, collage, printmaking and photography from eleven artists, this show suggests a deep spirituality and a thoughtful practice. Guest curator Gabe Scott borrowed his grandmother's philosophical approach to life and death -- everyone's time is their own -- for its title.   

Everyone’s Time Is Their Own runs through February 22nd at Alter Space, 1158 Howard Street, San Francisco. The opening reception was hosted on January 18th.

Sylvia Fein: Surreal Nature, at Krowswork Gallery & Project Space

Surreal Nature features seventy years of Sylvia Fein’s work. The 94-year-old Fein paints for several hours almost every morning, and to this day, her lifetime commitment to Surrealist imagery and egg tempera paint convey a magnificent passion. Her most recent works—five paintings of trees, created in homage to her husband, William Scheuber, who died in May 2013 – are said to be the most moving passages of her career.

Surreal Nature runs through February 22nd at Krowswork, 480 23rd Street, Oakland. The opening reception was hosted on January 18th.