Last but not least…

Rounding out the year with a few last but not least newsworthy notes.

Visit with Jennifer Starkweather and Amanda Hughen at In The Make. During this studio conversation they talk about their collaborative practice and how they worked together on their Bay Bridge project and Approach, Transition, Touchdown their recent exhibition at Electric Works.


Noah with Enrique Chagoya’s 2012 slot machine.

A must read – Printintersting’s interview and walkthrough Electric Works with Noah Lang who pulls out the stops and pulls out the drawers of the flat files and even shows Marcel Dzama’s The Cabin of Count Dracula, twenty lithographs and a vinyl record housed in a LincolnLog-esque box lined with faux beaver fur.

Kudos to Katherine Westerhout. Her photograph Eastern State Penitentiary II is included in “SNAP: A National Juried Exhibition of Photography” at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek until February 19th.

David Tomb continues his work with the Great Philippine Eagle and other beautiful endemic birds of the Philippines, including the Rufous Hornbill. His installation at the Bone Room, 1573 Solano Ave, Berkeley will highlight sounds of the Mindanao jungle. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, February 2 from 7-9 pm.

David has long been a champion of the El Triunfo Biosphere Preserve. Learn more about how you can win a trip – Just donate $10 and be entered into the drawing. Contest closes February 28, 2012.

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays!

A big thanks to all who helped to make Electric Works especially bright this season!

To all the folks who filled the gallery with laughter and applause!

To the McSweeney’s McMullens crew!

To the artists and illustrators!
Jordan Crane, Matt Furie, Walter Green, Lisa Hanawalt, Ian Huebert, Jason Jägel, Amy Martin, Brian McMullen, Tucker Nichols, Scott Rideout, Scott Teplin.

To the artists who hosted our Reading and Drawing Hours!
Matt Furie & Aiyana Udesen
Scott Rideout
Christian Robinson

To Sarah Klein for curating Imagine That our animated film program
and Christian Robinson for charming the audience with his animated Dinosaur Song!

To all the kids young and old, inspired by the Robert Barnes 1032 Illustrated Lunch Bags, who decorated their own!

Join us on Saturday January 7 from 2-4 for hot cocoa and cookies for a closing reception. This will be the first “First Saturday” organized by the San Francisco Art Dealers Association (SFADA). Galleries in San Francisco and Oakland will be hosting special events every first Saturday. For a complete listing of participating galleries visit www.sfada.com

Kid-Friendly Weekend at Electric Works

TWO FREE KID-FRIENDLY ART EVENTS THIS WEEKEND!

Saturday December 17, 2011
FILM NIGHT!!!
doors open at 5:30 PM, show starts at 6 PM
“Imagine That” is an animation screening curated by Sarah Klein that features kid-made cartoons, suitable for adults, and adult-made animations fitting for kids. Featuring a variety of techniques and approaches these animations explore the limits of outer space, familiar landscapes, big places and small spaces.

Sunday December 18, 2011 at 2pm
Reading and Drawing Hour with Matt Furie and Aiyana Udesen
Spend the afternoon scribbling with local artists Matt Furie and Aiyana Udesen! After reading a few of their favorite children’s books, the artists will be available to answer questions and draw with kids.
www.mattfurie.com/
www.aiyanaville.com/

Electric Works is pleased to announce McSweeney’s McMullens: Artwork from Children’s Books, plus 1,032 Illustrated Lunch Bags, a group show celebrating the artwork of McSweeney’s McMullens, the children’s book imprint launched by McSweeney’s earlier this year.

IN THE MAIN GALLERY: the exhibition will focus on the original artwork from the first several books in the series, as well as sneak peeks at the artwork from a handful of books in progress. The main gallery will feature work by Lisa Brown, Jordan Crane, Matt Furie, Walter Green, Lisa Hanawalt, Ian Huebert, Jason Jägel, Amy Martin, Brian McMullen, Jon & Tucker Nichols, Scott Rideout, Scott Teplin and many others.

Please note a change of hours for this exhibition: in addition to our regular hours, we will be open on the following Sundays, Noon-5 PM: December 4, December 11, and December 18th.

Special Gallery Hours
Tues-Fri 11-6 PM / Sat 11-5 PM / Sun 12-5 PM

www.sfelectricworks.com

CAPTION TOP: Campfire Song by Sarah Klein with Orange Sherbet
CAPTION MIDDLE: Cat by Aiyana Udesen
CAPTION BOTTOM: In the gallery with Jason Jägel

Bright

The light from Electric Works shown bright last evening for the opening of McSweeney’s McMullens: Artwork from Children’s Books,
plus 1,032 Illustrated Lunch Bags.

Electric Works is jam-packed with great family fun for folks of all ages books, art, and the 1032 lunch bags.

We hope you and the kids will get by sometime soon to see the show.
Special Gallery Hours
Tues-Fri 11-6 PM
Sat 11-5 PM
Sun 12-5 PM