Archives: 2012 July

Visions of Yore Auction!

Visions of Yore Auction

July 28th, 2012 from 7-9pm

Gallery Hijinks will be hosting an auction tomorrow for the works in the current exhibition, Visions of Yore. The works in the exhibition will have a starting bid set at 50% of the retail price. All works from the show will be on sale, including the pieces found in Margo Duvall’s window installation. This will be the last day to view the exhibition!

The auction will be a great opportunity for both young and old art collectors to find works at an unbeatalbe price and a great way to support the artists in the show.

Selected works include those by Megan Gorham, Erin Mitchell, Alexis Arnold, Lori Hepner, Allyson Seal, Daryll Peirce, Dan Herrera, Kylea Borges, Christine Elfman, Lacy Davis, & Margo Duvall.

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The Love Story Machine by Allyson Seal

We had a great amount of participants for Allyson Seal’s Love Story Machine at the opening for Visions of Yore.  Seal’s installation is available for weddings, events, bachelorette parties, company events, etc. This includes a $700/3 hr rental for set up, transportation within the Bay Area, staffing and your own personal archive of guests’ stories to keep. It will be available for sign up and rental during the auction this coming Saturday.




(Photos courtesy of  Brad Bernhardt and David Young Kim)

If you haven’t had a chance to see her work, read on for her artist statement about the installation:

“We like telling stories—girl meets girl; girl loses girl; girl wins girl back. Or girl learns that heartbreak, like love, changes everything. We revel in the disturbance inherent to a good story, in the disequilibrium between two people, between many people. This unbalance brings drama, promises myriad moments of crisis where one thing becomes another.

 Love Story Machine endeavors to explore relationships between people, memory and language, to work intuitively with our instincts to organize the universe, and to embrace the great abstraction that unifies us all—love. This installation began as a collaboration between Allyson Seal, Bailey Smith & Elspeth Stowell. And, of course,  the larger community.

 The project asks participants to create a card for the catalogue that explicates a personal love story in a brief but evocative manner. The format of the card mimics the style of card found in the outmoded card catalogue. Once the story is written and titled, each participant is asked to categorize his or her narrative using the dewey decimal system. The goal is to amass a substantial collection of vignettes that map out our collective humanness.

We believe that we can accomplish more together than we can alone. Community and collaboration are ecstatic occasions. Both provide organic structure, boundaries composed by all players. Art and community create a place of incandescence even as it is heartbreaking, alienating, a vast landscape without a map.”

Dan Herrera

It’s been a pleasure coming into contact with Dan Herrera ever since his work was selected for Visions of Yore. He has a fantastical series of work, entitled the Vaudeville series. Two images from this series are a part of  the Visions of Yore exhibition.


His work uses time based media and a claiming of non-conventional space to explore transition and transformation. By carving out spaces for humans to hide in from non-conventional materials and using the recreation of memory in video form, he studies different eras of life- from childhood to adolescence to adulthood. He uses work to represent how time (and the passing of time) exists spatially and how memories of certain instances can never tell an entirely truthful story.

Herrera has a 2 person show coming up Viewpoint Gallery where he will be exhibiting all images from this series. Come check out his work in our auction next Saturday the 28th!

Visions of Yore in the SF Art Enthusiast

A big thanks to the folks of the SF Art Enthusiast for their review of Visions of Yore!

Those photos look great!

Lecture and Performance Tomorrow in the Gallery!

Gallery Hijinks is pleased to present this Friday the 13th a lecture by Renée Gertler and performance by Clint Sleeper and Audrey Love as Robot Versus Future.

Gertler is a San Francisco based artist and has shown in exhibition spaces such as Eleanor Harwood Gallery, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, Romer Young Gallery and Southern Exposure. She received her MFA from California College of the Arts and has had residencies at MacDowell and Kohler Arts and Industry. She was also the recipient of a Danish Arts Council Grant and a fellow at the Kala Institute. Her work delves into the magic of the natural world in terms of how we experience and understand natural phenomena; as well as how science can dissect these occurrences. Gertler’s lecture will focus on the themes found in the current exhibition in Gallery Hijinks, Visions of Yore, in conjunction with her work, as well as elaborating upon her personal artistic practice.


Following Renée Gertler’s lecture a collaborative piece by Robot Versus Future will begin around 8:30pm. RVF is made up of 2 artists, Audrey Love and Clint Sleeper, who have been combining their artistic interests and skills in technology, sound art, and video for 2 years as a collaborative duo. Their performance, entitled Embedded Transport, is a performance of pre-recorded sounds and images from transitional and transportive spaces. A live mixing of recordings from hallways & highways, tunnels & trains – spaces where the artists most often find themselves alone and pensive about the past. The piece utilizes instrumentation, found sound, projection, and a variety of playback devices to encapsulate the performers and audience in sound.

Join us for an exciting evening! Doors open at 7pm and admission is $10.

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