November announcements from Carrie Ann Plank:
Bone Black opens at DZINE Gallery in San Francisco tonight [Nov. 8]! It’s a large exhibition including my work as a featured artist. I have a large selection of new work created just for the exhibition. It’s always a fantastic party including performances. I hope you can join me there!
Otherwise in the studio, I’m prepping for my upcoming spring solo show at Themes + Projects in the Minnesota Street Project. I’m also working for a few special pieces for PULSE Art Fair in Miami this December and Art Market in San Francisco in the spring. If you can attend the fairs, look for my work at the K Imperial booth.
Image featured on this page: Carrie Ann Plank “Seismic Intercession Form 1,” cast paper and oil on wood form, 27″ diameter, unique, 2019
November 2019 Events and Openings:
128 Utah Street
San Francisco, CA
DZINE Gallery Announces the Opening of: Bone Black: A Group Exhibition Exploring the Intersection Between Logic, Geometry and Instinct.
Launching Friday, November 8 with an Opening Night Party
DZINE Gallery has announced its latest group exhibition, Bone Black, opening on November 8, 2019. Curated by DZINE Gallery’s Philip Bewley, the show features work by over 25 San Francisco Bay Area artists, with a number of commissioned pieces created exclusively for the exhibition. Bone Black will be the tenth show hosted by DZINE Gallery as part of its ongoing series of gallery events in support of local artists. During the opening night reception, San Francisco’s Margaret Jenkins Dance Company will perform excerpts from their current season. Artist Liza Riddle is this exhibition’s local maker, presenting a new series of ceramic sculptures colored with soluble metal salts.
Exhibiting artists in Bone Black include: Emilia Burchiellaro, Diane DallasKidd, Kelly DeFayette, Paule Dubois Dupuis, Austin Forbord, Karyn Gabriel, Laura Hapka, Jeanne Hauser, Victoria Mara Heilweil, Howard Hersh, Scott Idleman, Ekaterina Izmestieva, Gina Jacupke, Michele King, Sasinun Kladpetch, Geneviève L’Heureux, Paige Loczi, Catherine Mackey, Heidi McDowell, Jerry McLaughlin, Lian Ng, Jenny Phillips, Carrie Ann Plank, Silvia Poloto, Lucky Rapp, Georgina Reskala, Liza Riddle, Nikki Vismara & Victoria Welling. [Linked names are Shipyard artists]
Bone Black features works of art in various media that explore the intersection between logic, geometry and instinct, and the direct engagement of the ineffable. Bone Black is a winter exhibition; the overarching theme is directly related to this season: long nights, bare branches viewed in thin light, things stripped to their elements.
The title of the exhibition, Bone Black, takes its name from a pigment produced over 30,000 years ago in the Franco-Cantabrian region which was used in Paleolithic cave paintings such as at Lascaux. This pigment has been used by artists in a lineage that encompasses the history of art in the Western tradition: artists such as Raphael, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Manet and Richard Serra have all used bone black in their works of art. Rich in contradictory meanings and associations, black is alternately associated with death, the clergy, revolutionaries and the subversive. And yet, for some artists, black is the ultimate neutral element, a “non-color” stripped of meaning to become a vehicle to “hold space.” Bone black in this context becomes what is unspoken, and what is understood intuitively.
The exhibition looks back to prehistory to explore this Paleolithic mind; a pre-Aristotelian viewpoint in which things are experienced for the first time; a synthesis of the natural world and the esoteric; the transcendent moment in the totality of the eclipse; where dance communicates oral histories and a communion with the divine.
The exhibition runs from November 8th, 2019 through May 1st, 2020. Please join us for a reception for the artists on Friday, November 8th, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.
PULSE Art Fair, K Imperial Gallery Booth, Miami, FL
Art Market San Francisco, K Imperial Gallery Booth, San Francisco, CA
Matematisk (Solo Show), Themes + Projects, San Francisco, CA
Still on View
Designer’s Picks: The Fine Art of Design, ArtHaus Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Installations at Sloan Miyasato, San Francisco, CA
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, September 2020
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Carrie Ann Plank
Hunters Point Shipyard Artist Community
Building 101, Studio 1409
San Francisco, CA 94124