Also at FM gallery last night, but in the back studio space as opposed to the main gallery: Ceramic sculptures by Joe Kowalczyk
October 8, 2011, 23:38
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In Electric Slumber: Assemblage and Mechanical Works by Nathan Godman. FM gallery, Oakland.

Exile and the Kingdom Also: Owen Takabayashi’s solo exhibition Ever Gold Gallery

What a great collection of work.  I don’t want to say much more than that about the exhibition.  Just go check it out, it’s really worth it.  My photos are a bit tardy, as the opening was back on Sept. 1, but what the hell.  If you can’t make it out to the space, read his interview discussing the work and Ever Gold’s residency program at the Ever Gold Website.

Vintage Bookbinding Machinery

Stanley Book Press c. 1920’s

Smythe Sewing Machine c. 1870’s

Signatures after being sewn by the Smythe.  140 years later it still works well.  This machine is incredible.

Singer Sewing Machine

On Valencia Street
May 20, 2011, 01:34
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I love this wall because it’s constantly being updated.  A true compendium of wheat-paste genius, featuring pieces that you will see all over San Francisco.

I don’t know what this building is, but it sure is neat!

This building is located on 14th street between Mission and South Van Ness streets in San Francisco.  Though the pick-up truck diminishes the drama a bit, the structure is really quite stunning.  First off: it’s black, which you would think would be too intense, but because the building is pretty simple apart from the minimal victorian detailing along the top and columns, the black actually helps express the detail.  Also, on a beautiful day like today, the mirrored windows reflect the blue sky.  As stated in the title of this post, I don’t know what this is, but I like it.

At the Conservatory of Flowers

The left side of the building, which was constructed in 1878.

In the Aquatic plants room.

At the special exhibit: Wicked Plants!  A compendium of poisonous plant life… the jars housed the seeds of plants that were too “dangerous” for the actual exhibit.  This included the coca plant, just in case anyone got the crazy idea to ransack the conservatory and make drugs?

Carnivorous plants