Auction Gallery 1-10

1. Michael Arcega
Landscrape
9” x 11”
sand paper and glue

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retail value: $500
minimum bid: $75
*Swoop on it now: $600

contact/website:
www.arcega.us

Michael Arcega is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily in sculpture and installations. His art, though visual, revolves largely around language. He received his BFA in Interdisciplinary studies at the San Francisco Art Institute in 1998. His work has been exhibited nationally at venues including the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston (Summer ‘07), Berkeley Art Museum (Fall ‘07), Japanese American National Museum (LA ’08), The Asia Society & Museum (NY), The Contemporary Museum in Honolulu, the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego (MCASD), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. He is looking forward to a solo show through the Collections Connections program at the de Young Museum in October 2007. Michael is represented by Heather Marx Gallery in San Francisco.

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2. Amy Balkin
untitled
Letterpress poster

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retail value: Free
minimum bid: Free (with Donation to support Galleon Trade)
*Swoop on it now: $100

San Francisco-based artist Amy Balkin’s art practice utilizes cross-disciplinary research in projects that consider how people create, interact with, and impact the social and material landscapes we inhabit.Recent projects include INVISIBLE-5, PUBLIC SMOG, and THIS IS THE PUBLIC DOMAIN. INVISIBLE-5 (www.invisible5.org) is a collaborative critical audio tour along California’s Interstate 5 highway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. THIS IS THE PUBLIC DOMAIN (www.thisisthepublicdomain.org) is an ongoing attempt to create a permanent international commons. PUBLIC SMOG (www.publicsmog.org) is a project to create a global clean-air commons, while examining the developing commodification of the atmosphere in the context of climate change.

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3. Lindsay Benedict:
Film Still from the book entitled, ‘I Called to you Your Name’
24 x 16 inches
hand-printed darkroom C-print
Edition of 3

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retail value: $900
minimum bid: $100
*Swoop on it now: $1000

Website:
Lectures With Lindsay


Aiming her camera and microphone toward the unheard voice, Lindsay Benedict collects moments of silence to build personal narratives using the media of performance, film, and photographic essay. Combining text and image, these silent conversations spill out extremes of emotion that expose at once human vulnerability and the resilience of human relationships. Benedict has recently shown at the Pacific Film Archive, the Berkeley Art Museum and New Langton Arts. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Williams College and her Master of Fine Arts degree from UC Berkeley.

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4. Ali Dadgar
Silver Fly 1
21.5” x 28”
Acrylic Paint/Silkscreen On Panel

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retail value: $ 1000
minimum bid: $ 200
*Swoop on it now: $1200

Contact/website:
alidadgar at hotmail dot com

Bay Area based artist Ali Dadgar works with experimental printmaking, digital photography, painting and performance. He explores through numerous processes and techniques using a variety of objects and surfaces in order to reflect on/and transform how meaning, function and value are created. Born in Iran, Dadgar immigrated to the United States in 1978. A member of the Berkeley based theatre company Darvag since 1988, Dadgar collaborates with numerous visual and performing artists.

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5. Renée Delores
Untitled
12” x 16”
thread and sizing on paper

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retail value: $350
minimum bid: $50
*Swoop on it now: $450

contact/website:
reneedelores at hotmail dot com

Born in California, Renée Delores studied painting at the San Francisco Art Institute where she received a BFA in 2000. Renée began to explore multimedia during the years following her graduation. Using a variety of media to realize her ideas, she has found it important not to lock into a single methodology while still maintaining a progression of work which often gives experimentation, inquiry and process precedence. Focusing on the unknown as a source of inspiration, her work pivots on aspects of uncertainty afforded by lore and mystery. Renée has worked with forms reminiscent of monsters whose presence function as harbingers of hope when reality, so grossly understood, lends limited maneuverability. The subjects are often indistinguishable from the environment they are attempting to be a part of. Renée is currently pursuing an MFA in Art Practice at the University of California, Berkeley. She lives and works in Emeryville, California.

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6. Reanne Estrada
Splat #8
11 x 10 x 1 in
Liquid Paper on paper on paper on paper…

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retail value: $950
minimum bid:$100 (minimum bid has been met 6/27)
*Swoop on it now:$1100

Born in Manila, Philippines, Reanne Estrada is a Los Angeles-based visual artist with a happily schizophrenic practice. She makes work that aspires to be unstable. Best described as process-intensive high-relief drawing or low-relief sculpture, the works harbor fluctuating identities and a conspicuous self-destructive streak. Recently, she received a 2007-8 Civitella Ranieri Fellowship in Umbria, Italy and joined the Artist Pension Trust Los Angeles. Her work is included in the collections of the New Museum of Contemporary Art, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Oakland Museum of California and The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, among others.

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7. Michael Hall
Possibly, Maybe, Never
9”x12”
Graphite and gouache on paper
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retail value: $ 500
minimum bid: $100
*Swoop on it now: $600

contact/website:
michael at michaelhallpaintings dot com
www.michaelhallpaintings.com


Michael Hall’s oil paintings and drawings on black paper are full of forms and objects that are filtered through the artist’s observations of global art practice and studies of mythology and history. From Edo period Japanese woodcuts to master paintings, Alchemical to Masonic manuscript illustration, the erotic to the scientific, Hall’s works conjure up a strong sense of history, which subtly suggests a way to learn about the present from the past, and perhaps caution us about the future. Hall received his BFA from California College of the Arts. He has shown at Southern Exposure in San Francisco; the Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ; New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; and at Nexus Gallery, Berkeley, CA, among others. Hall lives and works in Oakland, CA.

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8. Kara Hearn
Four Scenes and Steve Carell
6” x 5.5” original drawing, video
pencil on paper, DVD

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retail value: $300
minimum bid:$50
*Swoop on it now:$400

Contact/website:
karahearn at earthlink dot net
www.karahearn.com

Kara Hearn is an interdisciplinary video artist. She works with the stuff of popular entertainment to map the complexities of various emotional states, such as fear, melancholy, courage, obsession. She studies these conditions and builds intimate and absurd narratives to understand them by. Her work has shown at White Columns, Pacific Film Archive, New Langton Arts, the Walker Art Center, Dallas Video Festival, and the Festival Tous Courts International Festival of Cinema. She recently received an MFA in Art Practice from the University of California, Berkeley.

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9. Jesse Houlding
Record of a Light Sculpture
12 x 12
Cyanotype

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retail value: $200
minimum bid: $40
*Swoop on it now:$250

Contact/website:
jesse at houlding dot com
www.houlding.com


Jesse Houlding received his MFA from SFSU in 2006 in printmaking. He is excited about his upcoming shows at WORKS San Jose opening in August and at the Lab in San Francisco in November.

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10. Misako Inaoka
Untitled (Water surface series)
13” x 8”
etching, drypoint

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retail value: $350
minimum bid: $35
*Swoop on it now:$450

contact/website:
minaoka at hotmail dot com
www.misakoinaoka.com

Misako Inaoka is a Japanese born artist living and working in SF. She works in sculptures and installations using mechanisms, sound, organic and artificial material. Inaoka has received her BFA from RISD ’01, and Mills College ’06. She is a recipient of ’07 Headlands AIR program and MacDowell colony.

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For more art available at Ship Launch! June 30, please continue on to the other galleries!