Auction Gallery 21-30

21. Carlo Ricafort
Bath Water Babies, 2006
7.5″ x 11″ (unframed)
Etching

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retail value: $150
minimum bid: $25
*Swoop on it now: $200

contact/website:
carloricafort at hotmail dot com
www.carloricafort.com

“In my work, I draw inspiration from popular culture such as hip-hop, cartoons, jazz, logos (intellectual property), typography, art history and the mysteries in history. My main interest lies in the cause and effect of exploitation past and present. Picture-making is one way of interweaving all these contexts allowing me to explore and play with both content and form.”
Born 1975 in Quezon City, Philippines, Carlo Ricafort immigrated to the Bay Area in 1985. He holds a BFA from San Jose State University and his work has been exhibited at SoMarts, Pro Arts, Lobot, Arts Benicia and the Sunnyvale Creative Arts Center Gallery. He is currently preparing to apply for a MFA and works part-time at a print shop.

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22. Mike Salamida
Perhaps Sutro Tower
13″x19″
print

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Retail Price: $50
Suggested minimum bid: $25
*Swoop on it now:$75

contact/website:
perhaps.art at gmail dot com
perhaps.etsy.com

Mike is a doodler. At times he’s a dawdler. Although an engineer by day, he watches sails on the Bay and once melted crayons for paint as a toddler.

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23. Megan Wilson
(three works available)

23a. Untitled #4
Dimensions: 26” x 34”
gouache, pen, quilling (paper craft)

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retail value: $2,600
minimum bid: $500
*Swoop on it now: $2750

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23b. Untitled #2
Dimensions: 26” x 34”
Media: gouache, pen, quilling (paper craft), suede frame

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retail value: $2,600
minimum bid: $500
*Swoop on it now: $2750

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23c. For You
8 ” x 11”
tracing paper, pencil

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retail value: $500
minimum bid: $50
*Swoop on it now: $600

contact/website:
megawilson at aol dot com
www.meganwilson.com

Megan Wilson grew up in Montana. She received her BFA from the University of Oregon in 1992 and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1997. Her work has been exhibited in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles in the U.S. and internationally in Tokyo, Japan; Yogyakarta, Indonesia; Paris, France; and Jaipur, India. In 2002-03 she initiated, curated, co-directed and participated in Sama-sama/Together an international exchange project between artists from San Francisco and Apotik Komik of Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

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24. Jenifer K Wofford
(two works available)

24a. Falling Nurse
15” x 10” (18” x 14” framed)
ink on paper

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retail value: $300
minimum bid: $50
*Swoop on it now: $350
SWOOPED. SOLD 6/26.

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24b. Crouching Nurse
15” x 10” (18” x 14” framed)
ink on paper

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retail value: $300
minimum bid: $50 (minimum bid met, 6/26)
*Swoop on it now: $350
SWOOPED. SOLD 6/29.

contact/website:
jkwofford at hotmail dot com
www.wofflehouse.com

Jenifer K Wofford’s creative practice encompasses installation, painting, drawing, photo, video, performance, teaching and curating. She received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, and her MFA from UC Berkeley. She has exhibited locally at the Berkeley Art Museum, Richmond Art Center, Babilonia 1808, Southern Exposure, and Kearny Street Workshop, nationally at New Image Art (Los Angeles), Nora Eccles Harrison Museum (Salt Lake City), thirtynine hotel (Honolulu), and internationally at Future Prospects (Philippines), and Galerie Blanche (France). Wofford is 1/3 of the artist trio Mail Order Brides/M.O.B. Awards include grants from the Art Matters Foundation, UCIRA, and the Pacific Rim Research Program, and artist residencies at The Living Room, Philippines, Skidmore College, New York, and Chateau de la Napoule, France.

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25. Christine Wong Yap
(two works available)

25a. Untitled (Drawing for Stacked Orange Present), 2007
13” x17”
graphite on pencil

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retail value: $150 framed
Minimum bid: $50
*Swoop on it now: $200

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26a. Aqua Present
9” x 9” x 6”
paper, balsa wood

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retail value: $200
Minimum bid: $50
*Swoop on it now: $250

contact/website:
www.christinewongyap.com

Christine Wong Yap makes drawings, prints, sculptures, installations and papercuts around the themes of optimism and pessimism. Her work has recently been seen at the Museum of Craft and Folk Arts in San Francisco, CA and the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery. Her work is in the Alameda County Art Collection. Her awards and honors include a San Francisco Bay Guardian Local Hero Award (2000) and Murphy Fellowship in the Fine Arts (2006). She was recently accepted to the Affiliate Artist program at the Headlands Center for the Arts. Her community work includes leading 17 mural projects around the country.

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26. Favianna Rodriguez
(two works available)

26a. Resist U.S. Imperialism
25″ x 19″
screen print
#48 of edition of 48

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retail value: $100
minimum bid: 40
*Swoop on it now: $125

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26b. Raw
Offset poster
18″ x 24″

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retail value: $ 50
minimum bid: $30(minimum bid met, 6/26)
*Swoop on it now: $70

Contact/website:
favianna.com

Favianna Rodriguez uses the arts as a tool for liberation. Since 1998, her pieces have been posted on street corners, store windows, telephone poles, raised at mass rallies and community festivals, or may have found their way into your mailbox. Her artwork carries on a Bay Area tradition of designing and printing socially conscious art for progressive political causes and grassroots organizations. Favianna is a founding member of the EastSide Arts Alliance, and the director of Visual Element, an organization that trains young graffiti writers to produce political murals in communities of color. She is also co-owner of Tumi’s Design, a multi-service technology and design firm which seeks to engender global communication between oppressed communities and to promote political art and open forums of expression.

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27. Emily Sevier
Dodo
12” x 16”
acrylic and pompoms on paper

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retail value:$250
minimum bid: $50
*swoop on it now: $300

contact/website:
emilyseviergirl at yahoo dot com

Emily Sevier is an artist, arts administrator and independent curator. She has exhibited in the Bay Area and abroad, and has curated shows for organizations including Southern Exposure and Mission 17. In her life as an arts administrator Emily has worked with Southern Exposure, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the James Irvine Foundation. She is currently the Programs Manager at the Center for Cultural Innovation, a nonprofit organization committed to knowledge sharing, networking and financial independence for individual artists. Emily received her BFA in1999 from Washington University in St. Louis with an emphasis on painting and minor in art history.

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28. Erik Scollon
Deep Love
10 inches (in height)
glazed ceramic

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retail value: $400
Suggested minimum bid: $100
*swoop on it now: $500

Contact/website:
escollon at cca dot edu
www.erikscollon.net

Erik Scollon works in ceramic and drawing, flirting with the distinctions between art and craft, utility and uselessness and the boundaries between the world of art and the “real world.” He recently completed his MFA studies at California College of the Arts, and will be graduating with a second degree in Visual and Critical Studies in 2008.

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29. Aaron Noble
Untitled
10” x 10”
gouache, paper

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retail value: $1,500
minimum bid: $150
*Swoop on it now: $1700

contact/website:
http://whitelead.com/aaron/


Aaron Noble’s large wall works express extremes of power, pain, and exertion. Composed of stretched, twisted, whipped lines, the work conveys a state of torsion, yet the pieces as wholes are strangely tranquil. Drawing on both the human frailties and complexities of Marvel comics superheroes and the graphic line-work of the comics themselves, Noble has created a universe on the street that captures the poignancy and true heroism of the struggle to overcome odds and stretch the limits of humanity. In 1992 Noble co-founded the Clarion Alley Mural Project. In 1998 he and Ellen Rodgers designed and directed the Mission District mural “Project Home”, a collaboration between disabled artists of Creativity Explored and the children of Holy Family Day Home. Noble’s work has been exhibited in San Francisco at Southern Exposure, Balazo Gallery, New Langton Arts and The Lab; and in Los Angeles at the UCLA Hammer Museum and Blum and Poe.

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30. Mario Ybarra, Jr.
Black Owned
20 x 26 in
silkscreen

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retail value: $600
minimum bid: $300
*swoop on it now: $750


Mario Ybarra Jr. lives and works in Los Angeles. He received his MFA from UC Irvine and is a founding member of the artist’s collective Slanguage. His work has been featured in a number of institutional exhibitions, recently including Alien Nation at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, Uncertain States of America, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, and the 2006 California Biennial, at the Orange County Museum of Art. This year, he will participate in The World as a Stage, curated by Jessica Morgan at the Tate Modern, London, and the Prague Biennial 3 in the Czech Republic.