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Three Art Galleries to Visit This Week

Miguel Arzabe. Snowflake, 2013. Ripstop nylon, wood, screen, video, color, no sound. Dimensions variable. Image courtesy of CULT

Artists, collectors, curators and gallery owners are flocking to Art Basel in Miami this week. But, for those of you sticking around town, check out the inaugural show at CULT, a contemporary gallery founded by curator and performance artist Aimee Friberg, and two other intriguing exhibits.    

Miya Ando, Miguel Arzabe, Chris Duncan, Klea McKenna & Dean Smith: Unseen, at CULT Exhibitions

Unseen features the subtle energy and visual language of sacred geometry and abstraction in the works of five San Francisco-based artists. Through the use of shapes, vivid colors, swirling patterns, magnification and ethereal light, they arrive at abstraction in different ways.

Unseen runs through December 21st at CULT Exhibitions, 3191 Mission Street, San Francisco.

Alex Couwenberg. St. James, 2013. Acrylic on canvas. 48 x 46 inches.

Alex CouwenbergCrosscurrent, at Andrea Schwartz

“My paintings are a product of my obsession over process,” said Alex Couwenberg, whose signature style involves layered geometric forms and  precise lines. With an abstract aesthetic that's often associated with mid-century modernism, the So Cal artist creates images inspired by his surroundings -- custom car culture, surfing, skateboarding and music.  

Crosscurrent runs through December 20th at Andrea Schwartz, 545 Fourth Street, San Francisco.

Jockum NordströmBegin, Began, Begun, at Anthony Meier Fine Arts

Swedish artist Jockum Nordström debuts his first solo show in San Francisco. The series of collages of figures and drawings and delicate sculptures of paper and cardboard present a visual display of the artist’s memories. All the work has a handmade quality that gives it a innocent, simple charm.

Begin, Began, Begun runs through December 20th at Anthony Meier Fine Arts, 1969 California Street, San Francisco.

Jockum Nordstrom. Nu sover landet, 2013. Collage, watercolor, and graphite on paper. 76 3/4 x 43 3/8 inches. 194.9 x 110.2 cm