It is art fair season in San Francisco! We are pleased to announce Swarm’s participation in artMRKT at Fort Mason, May 16 - 19, 2013.
Come visit us at booth #506, where we will be exhibiting new and recent works by Jessalyn Aaland, Syndey Cohen, Adam Katseff, Leigh Merrill, Ethan Worden, and Mathew Zefeldt. An installation by Taro Hattori will be on view in the fair entrance.
Adam Katseff, Bedroom (Facing North), North Andover, Massachusetts (2012)
Mathew Zefeldt, Head #1 (2012)
Leigh Merrill, Bushes (2009)
Exhibiting artist Emma Spertus has a great feature in the current issue of San Francisco Arts Quarterly. Writer A. Will Brown discusses Emma’s studio practice based out of Real Time & Space, a studio and residency program she runs near Oakland Museum of California, and shares thoughtful analyses of a selection of her works.
Swarm has been a longtime distributor of SFAQ. Please feel free to come to the gallery, pick up a copy, and check out Emma’s project “Assembly” on view in Fictional/Familiar through June 9, 2013.
Emma Spertus, Assembly (2013)
Last night, studio artist Kristina Basgen of Tina Produce really turned it out for our May Oakland Art Murmur extravaganza! Screen printing, music, and dancing galore.
Kristina has been working on a national order for Anthropologie’s summer catalog, and recently sent out her first shipment of screen printed linens. Check out her products here.
We are pleased to introduce three new artists to our roster of affiliates!
Leigh Merrill is showing work alongside Cybele Lyle and Emma Spertus in our current exhibition, FICTIONAL/FAMILIAR. Stay tuned for upcoming exciting programming feature Adam Katseff and Mathew Zefeldt, respectively!
We’re continuing momentum with Jessalyn Aaland and Lila Taff in the upcoming week with an artist talk!
Jessalyn Aaland, Natural Value (2013), Collage on paper
Please join us next Saturday, April 6 at 3 o’clock for the discussion, moderated by Swarm’s director Svea Lin Soll, regarding the currents between the gallery exhibition and project space installation, as well as each artist’s respective practice.
Lila Taff, Behavioral Patterns (2013), Mixed media installation
This artists talk is in conjunction with Oakland Art Murmur’s Saturday Stroll. On the topic of Oakland Art Murmur, be sure to stop by Swarm Studios this Friday to see new works in the studio space by artist Terry Furry.
With the walls prepped, we’re eager to begin installing Jessalyn Aaland’s new works for “Thank You For Your Waiting.” Want to see these white walls transformed by Aaland’s collage work? Be sure to join us Saturday night from 6-8PM for our artists reception.
After a few small projects, we are gearing up for our upcoming exhibition, “Thank You For Your Waiting,” a solo exhibition by affiliate artist Jessalyn Aaaland and the first exhibition of our 2013 program.
Aaland in her studio, working on Talking Circle No. 3.
Join us next Saturday 9 March from 6-8PM for the opening reception. Lila Taff will be presenting a project, “Behavioral Patterns,” in the project space.
Postcard design by Paul Morgan
We certainly have an evening planned for March’s Art Murmur! In the studio space, new artist Gary Comoglio will be officially welcomed to studio 11. A variety of works, both new and old, will be on display in the central space while cellist Hugh Fox provides atmospheric music.
In the gallery, the Mills College MFA in Book Art & Creative Writing graduating class will be presenting their thesis exhibition, “The Book is The Body.” This Sunday 3 March there will also be a closing reading and performance by the four exhibiting artists.
Last Sunday capped the end of Sound Salon, our six-part music and performance series. Here are a selection of snapshots from a few of the programs:
01/26/13 | Andrew Weathers, Danny Paul Grody, Sun Hammer
Studio artist Masako Miyazaki installed her multimedia project LACES to accompany the performances. It was a perfect visual partner to the ambient, electronic, and meditative sounds of the three performers.
02/13/13 | Beek, Kim Cass, PIKI, Ross Peacock
Kim Cass’s set-up.
Then, everyone joined in!
02/17/13 | Joshua Churchill + Paul Clipson, Tana Sprague, Ben Bracken + Ashley Bellouin
Paul Clipson’s film reel.
Joshua Churchill + Paul Clipson
The series-at-large was incredibly successful. We at Swarm are more than thrilled with the performances and excited about the dialogue the ensued. A special thank you to all performers and attendees who made each program such a special, intimate experience.