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.
silkscreen on paper
5 unique images, each print in edition of 30
Ink jet prints on 100% archival cotton rag
8×10 and 10×8, 2010
The series Baldessaring Baldessari is part of a larger body of work that critically explores the relationship and recognition of influence. I find that by making portraits of the influencer, often in their own style, I can come to terms with the influence, take what I want from it, and move on.
Robert Larkin is a visual artist whose practice spans a broad range of media and techniques while critically exploring subjective relationships such as perception and value, content and context, and the interweaving of past, present, and future.
Larkin has an MFA from the California College of the Arts, and as an Osher Merit Scholar, a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. He has been the recipient of a San Francisco Arts Commission Project Organizational Grant, a Zellerbach Family Grant, as well as an Osher Travel Scholarship to the Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy. Robert Larkin has exhibited work in solo shows in the US and Italy, and group shows in the US, Italy, Berlin, and British Columbia.
Born in suburban New Jersey, Larkin has also lived in Antwerp, Belgium and San Casciano dei Bagni, (SI) Italy. He now lives and works in San Francisco. WWW.ROBERTLARKIN.COM
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
altered album covers
In general my work is about the temporal or ephemeral nature of things. I follow my interests & on a profound level it’s intuitive. My interest in ephemera is the breaking down or decomposition of forms. Aside from being essential, it’s a cascade of processes that go through distinct phases. I would like the work to fall down. Whether it’s the choice of materials (wax sculptures, drawings on found book pages) or the treatment of the surfaces (erased record covers) the work is always simply a moment in it’s transitory life. Something stamped with my two cents and released again. The idea of a piece as a frozen moment interests me. Realizing any work is showing all my limits in a given moment. And if it has any kind of resonance it’s because those limits themselves have an agency that is beyond me. www.jackhanley.com and www.ajitchauhan.com
Own It Send It correspondence cards
packet of 3 different letterpress cards, envelopes, and stamped pencil
works on paper including hand-painted postcards and stamps
$10 – $40 each
Anne makes whimsical, humorous, and beautiful one of a kind works on paper using vintage US postage stamps She is also a video artist and was included in SFMOMA’s 75th Anniversary tribute to Bruce Conner in “Long Play: Bruce Conner and the Singles Collection”. On November 8, 2010, Anne was named an “SF Essential” by the San Francisco Film Society as party of Cinema by the Bay, along with Les Blank, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Rick Prelinger, Marlon Riggs and Gail Silva.
Rich and Poor postcard set
back in stock!
Coinciding with the 25th anniversary of Jim Goldberg’s landmark photographic project ‘Rich and Poor’, These Birds Walk have published a limited edition postcard set and poster to commemorate the occasion. Each set is signed and numbered by the artist.
Jim Goldberg is a Professor of Art at the California College of Arts and Crafts and a member of Magnum Photos. He has been exhibiting for over 30 years and his innovative use of image and text make him a landmark photographer of our times. He began to explore experimental storytelling and the potentials of combining image and text with Rich and Poor, (1977-85), where he juxtaposed the residents of welfare hotel rooms with the upper class and their elegantly furnished home interiors to investigate the nature of American myths about class, power, and happiness. In Raised by Wolves (1985-95), he worked closely with and documented runaway teenagers in San Francisco and Los Angeles to create a book and exhibition that combined original photographs, text, home movie stills, snapshots, drawings, diary entries as well as single and multi-channel video, sculpture, found objects, light boxes and other 3-D elements. Goldberg’s current project focuses on migration, refugees and human trafficking in Europe. Open See (2003-present) is the first volume of an ongoing body of work that will continue to explore the ever-evolving European immigrant community. http://www.jimgoldberg.com
Burnt Shoyu Drawings
unique drawings on paper
These images are inspired by artwork produced in the Japanese American Internment Camps during WWII.
Tina Takemoto is an interdisciplinary artist and writer whose work addresses issues of race, gender, illness, and queer identity. She has received grants from Art Matters and the James Irvine Foundation. Her current work explores the gay and lesbian experience of the Japanese American Internment Camps during WWII. She is a board member of the Queer Cultural Center, and occasionally she makes guerilla appearances as Michael Jackson and Björk-Geisha. www.ttakemoto.com
Unique ink jet prints on hand-cut paper, 12″ x 12″ in plastic sleeve
*note: selling fast!
A series of unique, hand-cut inkjet prints based on found texts from two thriftstore purchased books—one a dated compendium featuring detailed descriptions and time mappings of various cinematic nude scenes and the other a field guide to unusual natural phenomena and anomalous meteorological events.
Born: Long Beach, California, 03/11/72
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY
Education: B.A. American Studies, Stanford University, MFA, Sculpture, California College of the Arts
Jon-Paul Villegas collects, manipulates and reconfigures scraps and detritus from the world around him to create pop-informed sculptures and sculptural installations that comment upon politics, culture and contemporary life. He has exhibited widely in the U.S. and abroad and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY with his wife and cat.