A set of two rocks and a map contained in a box
Each box of Art Rocks packages portable protest so that if California State legislators once again reduce state services and give money back to the wealthy, your voice can be heard loud and clear.
Jeff Foye and Gordon Winiemko create situations wherein an audience will reflect on their participatory role in the ever-changing cultural narrative; every one of us contributes to our collective culture, but at the same time we are all defined by culture. As such, their work frequently “takes on” the form of familiar social customs and iconography, and also enters into a dialogue with the site or the context in which the work is exhibited. The artists also forward their personae, and frequently mediate their performative actions through video, as informed by the cinematic aesthetic. The artists live and work in the Los Angeles area. jeffandgordon.net
small wooden sculpture kit in metal box
3.75” w 2.75” h .75” d
Make Nation is a series of pocket-sized tins containing the three bars of a nation’s flag. Each colored bar of the flag is individually crafted from wood and can be rearranged and traded with bars from other kits to create other flags. Collect all 196.
Gabrielle Teschner is an artist living and working in the Bay Area from coastal Virginia. She received her BFA in Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University, and her MFA in Sculpture from California College of the Arts. Much of her research is performed abroad. She works with maps, cultural architecture, and instructional texts on geometry, timepieces, and machine technology, illustrating the persistent mystery of our discoveries, and the stilling properties of the unknown.
paper sculpture with box and tag
As a child of immigrants, assimilating and culture shock come naturally as breathing. Accepting and having the American taste for fast food came as a hallmark of socio-economic assimilation, a badge of honor. An example of this “badge of honor” can be found in the “Happymeal” marketed to children by offering toys and junk food.
Charlene Tan is an artist who lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. Born in Houston, Texas she spent most of her childhood in the Philippines only to go back to San Francisco to begin her education. She is a 2010 History of Contemporary Art BA candidate at San Francisco Art Institute. Her work has been shown at The Intersection for the Arts, The Marin Headlands Center for the Arts, [2nd Floor Projects], and Southern Exposure. Her practice is diverse, sculpture to performance work investigating topics on assimilation, consumer culture, phobias, and socio-political passivity.
A Mediated Living Box
Unique boxed sets containing small sculptures and a 4 x 6″ photograph
in edition of 10 total, signed and numbered on the back
- a moment is captured by a photograph
– the photograph’s image is searched through Google Images database
– someone else’s moment is discovered
– sculptures are created to depict this image of a stranger’s moment
– the original moment evolves into something entirely new
Kelly Lynn Jones uses her studio as the infrastructure to document an evolving process of making, breaking down, remaking, and repeating. Her “work space” exists next to the “designated art space”. The distinction between her studio and a finished art piece has blurred, yet are still contingent on one another. The action of developing a new physical situation and having to negotiate a conversation between process, place and object is what Jones is attempting to attain. She uses her personal landscape mediated through found images on the internet, by remaking objects found in photos and isolates them within a three dimensional space and ultimately bringing them back to an image. This slippage between the semblances of the real, authorship, and personal vs. public are highlighted through her process of making. www.kellylynnjones.com
FU & IOU
mixed media sculpture
Terry Hoff was born in Prescott, AZ. He attended school at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, CA, and the Academy of Art in San Francisco, CA, where he currently teaches. Terry lives seaside in Pacifica, CA, with his two children.
Drag Dollars Series
Framed, unique embroidered dollar bills
Teri Claude grew up in the Mojave Desert of Southern California,
and has been making and showing work in the Bay Area Since 1999. Her work explores the queerness of everyday life. www.tericlaude.com
Food-safe 6” or 8” hand painted dessert plates
$12 – $18 each
I wanted to make something that one could eat off of or hand on the wall. I work as a pastry chef at the Blue Bottle Rooftop café and thought ideally one would buy a dessert plate at Shadowshop and come over to the café to order some cake they could ask to have served on their striped cake. Delicious.
Each package contains 26 napkins in 13 assorted colors.
$8 a set
I hand embossed napkins with the phrase I Made This For You and repackaged them so each package would contain a riot of color.
Life is like the crust of the earth or the rings of a tree. Our experiences and emotions accumulate in layers. Moments follow moments, days upon days. A rush of passion builds over the sweep of a familiar song, which came after a morning of disappointment, which blanketed a dream of pure joy. My process combines systems of accumulation and layering techniques often through color and stripes, to explore how our experiences, emotions, and memories build up over time.
Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, but raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Rosenberg received her MFA in 2008 from the California College of the Arts and her BFA in Visual Arts from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in 2003. She is an inter-media artist whose bodies of work combine systems of accumulation and elements of layering to explore how our experiences, emotions, and memories build up over time. Her paintings, paint-based sculptures and cakes have been exhibited throughout the US and Canada. She is currently employed as the assistant pastry chef at the Blue Bottle Coffee rooftop garden café at SFMOMA, creating desserts based on artworks of rotating museum exhibitions.
West Elm Eco Decor
cardboard, duct tape, plaster, and paint
$30 – $100 each
Replicas of West Elm’s popular home furnishing “eco décor” recreated from cardboard, duct tape and paint. Eco friendly home décor offers pure and natural style to the contemporary home – even when it’s made from recycled cardboard.
Lauren Davies is a San Francisco artist whose mixed media work explores our often-troubled relationship to the natural world. Her projects have ranged from commentaries on the ironic artifice of natural history museum displays and diorama presentations to dog breeding, the reconstruction of icebergs and the absurdity of correspondence course taxidermy, The unifying element found in her eclectic projects is an obsessive use of sad sack materials and an underlying dark humor. Lauren received her BFA and MFA in sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her mixed media installations and drawings have been presented in the Bay Area at The Oakland Museum, The Exploratorium, De Saisset Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, The Intersection and U.C. Davis/Nelson Gallery, Gallery 16 and ampersand international arts. She has had been an artist-in-residence at the California Academy of Sciences, Djerassi Resident Artists Program and The Lab. Lauren’s work has been reviewed in Art in America, The New York Times, SF Chronicle, Art Papers, Bark, Art Ltd. and ArtWeek.
Cloud, Handmade glazed ceramic : $34
Lock, Handmade glazed ceramic : $32
Sky and Raindrops, Gouache on paper, unglazed ceramics, plastic bag, label: $12
Rebeca Bollinger works with ceramics, collage, sculpture, drawing, animation and sculptural video projection. Her recent work translates 2 dimensional elements from her own photographic archive into objects made of clay, Plexiglas, wood, mirror, photos, glass, string, paper, paint, sequins and video. Bollinger has exhibited nationally and internationally including solo exhibitions at Henry Art Gallery (Seattle,) Feigen Contemporary (New York,) Rena Bransten Gallery (San Francisco,) and Walter Maciel Gallery (Los Angeles.) Her work has been featured in Art in the Anchorage (New York,) The California Biennial (OCMA,) Bay Area Now (Yerba Buena Center for the Arts,) and 010101: Art in Technological Times (SFMOMA.)
Multi colored gaskets linked together with snap bushings with magnets attached
Made from old exhaust manifold gaskets, these refrigerator magnets are high in visual calories. Multi colored and linked together with plastic snap bushings, they pivot for better performance.
Traveling to art school from a cull-de-sac in Orange County, I found a small basement in North Beach fifteen years ago and there I have lived alone, drawing on the cement floor under a cafe. My recent work, unsanctioned and ephemeral, is like a rinse of moonlight (I tell myself) lasting no more than a month, eaten by birds. The drawings appear in industrial zones that lack something and only in the morning when the wind is low can it be attempted. I make my living as a hotel handyman.