Aug
31
to Oct 6

Josie Iselin - Algal Dreams

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Algal Dreams, is a solo exhibition by San Francisco fine art photographer and book author, Josie Iselin. The exhibit which coincides with the release of her newly published book, The Curious World of Seaweed, features an array of contemporary compositions depicting marine algae originally created for her book. From large to small scale, Iselin’s stunning imagery captures and calls attention to the strength of form, texture, intensity of color, and translucency of the common and often overlooked subject. The images range from straight ahead algae portraits to carefully placed multi-piece compositions, while others are interwoven with historical, archival imagery. It’s clear her passion for the subject is boundless. 

Josie Iselin is the photographer, author and designer of many books exploring our coastal universe. Beach Stones was published in 2006, Beach: A Book of Treasure in 2010 and her visual primer on seaweed, An Ocean Garden: The Secret Life of Seaweed, was published in 2014. Iselin continues her explorations into the world of marine algae with her new book, The Curious World of Seaweed, an ambitious combination of essays and historical as well as contemporary imagery. This book chronicles the natural history as well as the history of science of sixteen iconic Pacific coast seaweeds and kelps. Iselin uses her visual art practice—the act of looking closely—as the stimulus for her scientific research and storytelling. You can often find her on various coasts  at low tide exploring tide pools and investigating the intertidal realm. 

Josie Iselin holds a BA in visual and environmental studies from Harvard and an MFA from San Francisco State University. For over twenty-five years she has used her flatbed scanner and computer for generating imagery. Iselin exhibits large-scale fine art prints at select galleries and museums, advocates for ocean health through education and speaks widely on the confluence of art and science. She always has new projects in the works at her studio, Loving Blind Productions, located underneath her house, on a steep hill in San Francisco. 

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Sep
21
12:00 PM12:00

Hilary Finck - Jewelry Trunk Show

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We're excited and very much looking forward to hosting Hilary for the first jewelry trunk show of the season. Come say hello and check out her exceptionally unique work, enjoy light refreshments and special trunk show prices.

Hilary Finck designs and hand-crafts all of her jewelry in her sunny San Francisco studio. Her designs are an amalgam of modernism and art deco, the constant need to brighten things up with pops of color, and the desire to transform raw metal via hand hammering. One design influences another, and another…and so it goes. Hilary’s jewelry is unique, kinetic, has a feminine spirit, and feels great to wear.

Hilary studied jewelry design and metalsmithing at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. Upon moving to San Francisco in 2000, she apprenticed with Peter and Dan Macchiarini at Macchiarini Creative Design for two years, and then went on to start her own studio. Hilary has taught jewelry design and metalsmithing classes at the Palo Alto Art Center in Palo Alto, CA and the Silvermine Art Center in New Canaan, CT.

The pendent featured in the photo is from her Plique-a-jour collection: Hilary’s plique-a-jour jewelry is a modern take on a centuries-old enameling technique. French for “letting in daylight”, plique-a-jour is a time-intensive process whereby transparent enamel is inlayed into open spaces and repeatedly fired in a kiln until the desired results are achieved. The “dots” are her signature design. When illuminated by light, they provide a brilliant and surprising pop of color. When not captured in light, the pieces have a bold elegance that stand on their own.

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Oct
12
to Nov 17

Jenny Phillips - Introspective

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We’re pleased to welcome San Francisco artist Jenny Phillips back to the gallery for spectacular solo exhibition. Join us for the Artist Reception on Friday, October 25, 5-7 PM.

Jenny Phillips is a San Francisco based artist. She uses paper, wax, watercolor, oil, graphite and other media to explore the interplay between linework, surface, and texture. Influenced by shapes and patterns found in nature and urban environments, she creates subtle and meditative artworks through the use of rhythmic gestures and repetitive patterns. She strives for a quiet and complex beauty, balancing simplicity of expression which rich sensory qualities.

Her background is in graphic design and fine art. She studied printmaking and painting at California College of Arts, San Francisco Art Institute, Kala Art Institute, and received the Woodrow Deckman Studio Art Scholarship at Denison University.

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Sep
8
12:00 PM12:00

Art & Algae Cyanotype Workshop with Josie Iselin

Josie will introduce students to cyanotype printing (an alternative photography technique) using her vast collection of dried seaweed specimens as image making material. This is an excellent way to introduce some basics of seaweed biology and ecology as well as being a basic photography class, yet requiring only sunlight and water. The rewards are huge and it’s a lot of fun.

Class is limited to 12 people / Children over 14 years old, please.

Fee: $75 (all materials provided)

To reserve a spot email: info@inclusionsgallery.com with the words "Art & Algae” in the subject field, or phone the gallery 415-817-1493

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Sep
7
5:00 PM17:00

Artist Reception & Book Signing: Josie Iselin

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Come raise a glass in celebration of Josie Iselin’s beautiful solo art exhibit and book release. We will have books available for purchase and Josie will be signing during the reception.

Algal Dreams, is a solo exhibition by San Francisco fine art photographer and book author, Josie Iselin. The exhibit which coincides with the release of her newly published book, The Curious World of Seaweed, features an array of contemporary compositions depicting marine algae originally created for her book. From large to small scale, Iselin’s stunning imagery captures and calls attention to the strength of form, texture, intensity of color, and translucency of the common and often overlooked subject. The images range from straight ahead algae portraits to carefully placed multi-piece compositions, while others are interwoven with historical, archival imagery. It’s clear her passion for the subject is boundless. 

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Jul
20
to Aug 24

COMPILATIONS - Stacey Carter and Derek Lynch

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Compilations is an exciting exhibit comprised of independent, new and recent works by San Francisco artists Stacey Carter and Derek Lynch. The highlight of this exhibit is a group of 16 collaborative pieces.

Carter-Lynch is a collaboration of San Francisco Hunters Point Shipyard artist Stacey Carter and Bayview artist Derek Lynch. Both find inspiration in urban architecture and their surrounding environment. They are both long-time residents of San Francisco who have been working in Bayview / Hunters Point since 1998. Each artist begins with basic photographic images that are wholly transformed by their creative processes. The results are unique impressions of places once familiar but are entirely new portrayals that reinvent the city as we know it.

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Jun
1
to Jul 14

Derek Lynch- The Greening

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After taking a cross country trip, Derek Lynch moved from NYC to San Francisco in 1996. He was immediately inspired and deeply drawn to the geography of the Bay Area. In the late 90s he began experimenting by incorporating plant matter into his work. He developed a unique process combining foliage, many layers of acrylic medium, with drawing and surface scratching. The subject matter and technique were the basis of his work for well over a decade. 

Witnessing the housing-mortgage crisis of 2008 and the advent of digital photography, his vision and sociopolitical outlook influenced a new body of work. The subject matter shifted towards urban-based idealize landscapes. He began merging the use of digital photography, painting, screenprinting and the use of architectural forms, focusing primarily on different San Francisco neighborhoods. 

In the spring of 2017, after having a highly successful solo exhibition of his urban based landscapes, Derek was invited to show his previous botanical work in a second solo exhibit aptly entitled, Botanicals Rediscovered. The response was favorable and his inspiration for the subject and its process were reignited. 

The current series of large scale botanical works, on canvas, are reflections of foliage from select parks around San Francisco.  

Derek James Lynch was born in Englewood, NJ and currently lives and works in San Francisco. He graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City in the early 80's. He was mentored by artists Frank Owen, John Seery, Francesco Clemente, and Sandro Chia. His work has been featured throughout the Bay Area in prestigious solo and group exhibitions. He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards.

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Sum of the Parts
Mar
9
to Apr 14

Sum of the Parts

Sum of the Parts features 5 Bay Area artists working in collage & assemblage. Each approaches the genre with a unique perspective, inspiring a collection of work ranging from two-dimensional compositions to three-dimensional sculptures. Each piece is thoughtfully composed of cultivated antique & vintage papers, found objects, and other collectibles. The resulting works are curious, thoughtful, and meticulously rendered showing the breadth of contemporary collage & assemblage.

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Systems & Surfaces
Jan
19
to Feb 24

Systems & Surfaces

In our first exhibit of the new year, we are very pleased to present the work of esteemed San Francisco printmakers, Carrie Ann Plank and Ellen Markoff. Both artists credit the influence of the natural world in their work, pushing the boundaries of printmaking; using traditional and experimental techniques. There is a strong but pleasing contrast in the works created, making for an interesting dialogue between the two.

Carrie Ann Plank focuses on visual portrayals of information systems. She works with many layers of data visualization from charting to mathematical equations, to scientific principles. She combines emergent technologies, such as CNC routers and laser cutters, with traditional hand carving and mixed by eye applied inks.

Ellen Markoff works primarily in Monotype, creating unique one of a kind, hand pulled prints. Evocative of the natural world and the forces that shape it, her process of applying various media directly to the plate yields visceral imagery that is spontaneous, layered, transparent and textural.

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Retrospective 11
Nov
17
to Jan 13

Retrospective 11

Join us for our annual year end retrospective exhibition. This year marks our 11th year serving the local artist & maker communities. The gallery is brimming with fine, visual art & handmade jewelry by over 40 bay area artists (and a few beyond). Come raise a glass & celebrate with us on December 6th.

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