Carrie Ann Plank "Deconstructed GIF, Single Cell Series," Woodcut on panel with matte finish, 8" x 8" each, As installed 38" x 38", 2020
Carrie Ann Plank "Deconstructed GIF, Single Cell Series," Woodcut on panel with matte finish, 8" x 8" each, As installed 38" x 38", 2020

Shipyard artist Carrie Ann Plank at FourSquared and other announcements, August 2020

Carrie Ann Plank: August Openings and Events

FOURSQUARED 2020

ARC Gallery
1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA

Exhibition: August 22 – October 10, 2020
Gallery Hours: In person: Saturdays 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm and by appointment
Online Opening Reception:  Saturday, August 22nd, 7-8PM – Register on Zoom in advance
Online Artist Talk with Lexie Bouwsma, Sean O’Donnell, Rik Olson, & Carrie Ann Plank (other talks listed below)
Saturday, September 5th, 7-8PM – Register on Zoom in advance

FourSquared is a unique exploration of the works of sixteen Bay Area artists. Each of the artists has produced sixteen small works, presented in sixteen clusters giving the audience the experience of sixteen micro solo exhibitions.
All works priced under $600.

Featured Artists: Mark Bauer, BLECHMEKI, Lexie Bouwsma, Johnny Botts, Robin Denevan, Soad Kader, Crystal Kamoroff, Sasinun Kladpetch, Linda Larson, Katja Leibenath, Golbanou Moghaddas, Sean O’Donnell, Rik Olson, Carrie Ann Plank, Mark D. Powers, and Victoria Veedell [links are to Shipyard artists]

Email ArcStudiosSF@gmail.com to schedule a time during the week ​to visit the gallery in a social distancing manner.

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Matematisk

Themes+Projects, Minnesota Street Project, 1275 Minnesota Street Suite 205, San Francisco, CA

Exhibition: March 7th – August 30th, 2020
Gallery Hours: Tuesday- Saturday, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, by appointment

For our spring 2020 exhibition, Themes+Projects gallery presents Matematisk, new work by Carrie Ann Plank.  This collection of works was initiated during a series of summer artist residencies in Europe and Scandinavia with inspiration stemming from Scandic design as well as the almost unending color and light of the midnight sun season.

Matematisk continues Plank’s focus with visual portrayals of information systems. Fascinated by how principal and equation can be visually rendered, Plank works with multiple layers of data visualization such as: mapping, numerical sequences, fractals, wave patterns, sound sources, magnetic field variations, and other systems of scientific observations. The resulting cacophony of these visual systems,  may be organically or theoretically derived.  The consequent mapping renders a dense, but minimal space, at once contemplative and energized.

Working in multiple mediums including painting, glass work, traditional and experimental printmaking techniques, and mixed media installation, Plank often employs emergent technologies to create matrices to work from, such as CNC routers and laser cutters.  The amalgamation of technological assistance, and traditional hand skills, plays a large role in the work. Many pieces begin as digital rendering, which become the matrix by routing, cutting, or hand carving, while ink is hand mixed by eye and traditionally applied. This results in works that straddle the hand and digital spheres.  Works do not fall easily within a specific realm, but encompass works on paper, mixed media pieces on panel, and site-specific installation pieces.

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Affordable Art Online Exhibition at Themes+Projects

As we continue to social distance, we would like to share with you a special online exhibition showcasing twelve prints by Carrie Ann Plank. This online exhibition will be on view for a limited time.

Affordable Art: Works by Carrie Ann Plank under $1000 – Themes+Project Shop


The de Young Open

The de Young Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA

Exhibition: TBD 2020
Gallery Hours: Tuesday- Sunday, 9:30 am – 5:10 pm (Reopening announced soon)

In celebration of the de Young museum’s 125th anniversary, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are hosting The de Young Open, a juried community art exhibition of submissions by artists who live in the nine Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma. The de Young Open continues the museum’s long-standing tradition of engaging the local community and showcasing the talent of Bay Area artists, who will be able to offer their pieces for sale and retain 100 percent of the proceeds.

Works of art in The de Young Open will be hung “salon-style,” installed edge to edge and floor to ceiling, which enables a maximum number of works to be displayed. The de Young looks forward to filling the 12,000-square-foot Herbst Exhibition Galleries with 880 artworks by 763 Bay Area artists in The de Young Open.

We are still working with state and local officials to determine our re-opening date, and also the opening date for The de Young Open. To support participating artists, a separate, online platform will also be launched to help facilitate the sales of works.


Hello Dear Friends and Collectors,

While much of this year has been a waiting game to see what will reopen and when, there are some exciting art events happening in a few different forms!

FOURSQUARED 2020 opens tomorrow via a live zoom reception from the gallery (check below for links).  It’s always such a fun show with small very affordable works.  There is also an artist talk you can join me for as well on September 5th.  The gallery is giving small socially distanced tours of the exhibition. Reach out to Arc Gallery and they can set up a viewing appointment.

My solo show, Matematisk, at Themes+Projects in the Minnesota Street Project is still up until the end of the month and I or the gallery team are happy to give safe socially distanced private tours by appointment.

I’m also really excited to announce my selection for The de Young Open!  Exhibition at the museum has a TBD date and I’ll keep you updated when the museum and the exhibition will open. I’m really looking forward to this first of its kind exhibition for the museum.

Lastly, since it’s open studios season, I’m happy to host visits to my studio via Zoom or in person for a small group socially distanced viewing appointment. Just let me know the day and time- I’m there most days!  Just shoot an email to: carrieannplank@gmail.com or (415)425-1419.

Stay safe, sane, and healthy.
Carrie Ann


FourSquared: Online artist talks via Zoom:

Saturday, September 5th, 7-8 p.m. with Lexie Bouwsma, Sean O’Donnell, Rik Olson, & Carrie Ann Plank
Register on Zoom in advance

Sunday, September 6th, 10-11 a.m. with Mark Bauer, Johnny Botts, Soad Kader, & Katja Leibenath
Register on Zoom in advance

Wednesday, September 9th, 7-8 p.m. with BLECHMEKI, Sasinun Kladpetch, Linda Larson, & Victoria Veedell
Register on Zoom in advance

Thursday, September 10th, 7-8 p.m. with Robin Denevan, Crystal Kamoroff, Golbanou Moghaddas, & Mark D. Powers
Register on zoom in advance

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