In “A Willing Transfer of Belief” at Johansson Projects, Michelle Blade and Hillary Wiedemann present works that investigate the intangibility of being and light.
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Genevieve Quick reviews the complex yet didactic exhibition, “Without Reality There is No Utopia” at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
In “Baby and the Nacirema” at The Luggage Store, Michael Arcega ambitiously examines cross-cultural exchange through American icons, anthropology, and Manifest Destiny.
Sean McFarland’s loosely gridded installation of fifteen black and white images at first appears as rather straightforward landscape photography. However, in various media and techniques McFarland employs alteration, duplication, and substitution to make the work deceptively complex.
Smartly modeled after a “mixed tape,” Tommy Becker presents an unevenly successful series composed of two sides and twenty-five tracks.
Kota Ezawa’s seductive work uncannily draw his viewer into already familiar images, making the work about the act of looking, rather than just recognition.
In “Heterotopias/MATRIX 238,” at the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum (BAM), Desirée Holman addresses the fantasy and transformation that occur in virtual games such as Second Life.