Allegorical Procedures: Bay Area Collage, 1950-Present

San Francisco State University Fine Arts Gallery

Saturday, September 20 - Thursday, October 16, 2014Opening reception: Saturday, September 20, 1-3pm

Gallery hours: Wednesdays through Saturdays, 11am to 4pm.


This show surveys collage practices in the Bay Area, including related practices of decollage, assemblage, photomontage and detournement. Collage will be conceived broadly as an "allegorical" technique of signification that relies on methods of "confiscation, superimposition and fragmentation," as Benjamin Buchloh observed in his 1980 theorization of collage and montage.


Curated by Gwen Allen. 

Anna Banana/VILE Magazine, Terry Berlier, Wallace Berman/Semina, Matt Borruso, Val Britton, Marie Johnson Calloway, castaneda/reiman, Bruce Conner, John De Fazio, Jay DeFeo, Emory Douglas, Lynn Hershman Leeson, David Ireland, Jess, Jasmin Lim, Matt Lipps, Fred Martin, Brion Nuda Rosch, Leslie Shows, Winston Smith

1756 Holloway 
San Francisco CA 94132 

http://lca.sfsu.edu/events/2014-09-20-000000-2014-10-16-000000/6351

Wax House of Wax


Matt Borruso 
Wax House of Wax

September 13 - October 25, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 13, 6-9 PM
Wed-Fri 12-6, Sat 12-5

Steven Wolf Fine Arts
2747A 19th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

http://flavorwire.com/477193/the-uncanny-personal-universe-of-10-artists/view-all

Das stille Leben des Sammlers Kempinski

Exile, Berlin

May 24 - June 21, 2014 
Opening: Sat, May 24, 7-10 pm


Nadja Abt, Aggtelek, Joseph Akel, Peggy Ahwesh, Anonymous, Francisco Berna, Douglas Boatwright, Matt Borruso, Matthew, Burcaw, Elijah Burgher, Luke Butler, Sam Chung, Anders Clausen , T.M. Davy, Mark Dilks, Discotheca Flaming Star, Paul Gabrielli, Robin Graubard, Markus Guschelbauer, Teenie Harris, Frank Hauschild, Adrian Hermanides, Dan Herschlein, Benjamin Alexander, Huseby, Monika Paulina Jagoda, Stephan Jung, Vytautas Jurevicius, Saman Kamyab, Brenda Ann Kenneally, Kinga Kielczynska, Lisa Kirk, Martin Kohout, Marcus Knupp, Ulrich Lamsfuss, Cary Leibowitz, Hanne Lippard, Mahony,  Katharina Marszewski, Darrin Martin, Rachel Mason, Howard McCalebb, Kazuko Miyamoto, Bob Mizer, Erik Niedling, Hugh O’Rourke, Joel Otterson, Rob Pruitt, Johannes Paul Raether, Annika Rixen, Matteusz Sadowski, Salvor, Dean Sameshima, Pietro Sanguineti, Wilken Schade, Jason Seder, Xavier Stentz, Barbara Sullivan, Gwenn Thomas, Goran Tomcic, Rein Vollenga, Jan Wandrag, Tara White, Norbert Witzgall, Carrie Yamaoka

Curated by Billy Miller and Christian Siekmeier

Note: The exhibition is held at a private one-time only location in Berlin and is only accessible by rsvp. For exhibition location and rsvp please email the gallery: rsvp@thisisexile.com

http://www.thisisexile.com/project_2014_Das_stille_Leben_des_Sammlers_Kempinski.html

The Luxury of Rigor



Softcover, 10.5 X 8.25", 54 pages, full color, 2013. Available at Printed Matter, NY. 

The Luxury of Rigor



ART PAPERS Nov/Dec 2013 
An entire issue devoted to the topic of "Art Magazines".

Guest editor: Dushko Petrovich of Paper Monument

Artist Projects by: Matt Borruso, William Powhida, Primary Information, Project Projects, Sara Greenberger Rafferty


Art Magazines Live

MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101

Friday September 20, 2013, 3PM 

Guest-editor Dushko Petrovich and various contributors will enact a live-format preview of their forthcoming issue of Art Papers, which is devoted entirely to the topic of art magazines. Essays, columns, reviews, and artists projects will be presented in the space, unfolding loosely and conversationally along the lines of the print publication itself. Social, historical, visual, financial, and other aspects of the art magazine will be addressed, with ample opportunity for audience participation—and very few ads. Participants include (in no particular order) Matt Borruso, Gwen Allen, Brian Droitcour, Susan Bee, David Gutiérrez Castañeda, Leora Maltz-Leca, Julian Myers, Ben Davis, William Powhida, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Jeremy Sigler, Project Projects, Sarah Hromack, Karen Archey, Sandra Skurvida, John Tain.

Anomalous

University of Missouri Kansas City Gallery of Art

August 29th - October 4th, 2013
Opening Thursday, August 29th, 5-7pm 

Matt Borruso, Jonah Criswell, Scott Dickson, Ari Fish, Colin Leipelt, and a collection of vintage Philip K. Dick paperbacks, courtesy of Tim Fisher.

Curated by Justin Beachler
http://info.umkc.edu/art/umkcgallery/contact/ 

UKMC Gallery of Art
5100 Rockhill Rd, 
Kansas City, MO 64110

Free Film Screenings (open to the public)
September 5th Zardoz 
September 19th Blade Runner (Directors cut) 
October 3rd 2001: A Space Odyssey



Points of Departure > The Enthusiasts


Saturday, April 27th, 1- 4:30
Real Time and Space 
125 10th Street, Oakland, CA 94607

Points of Departure is a nomadic talk series curated by Zoë Taleporos and Pablo Guardiola that brings together cultural producers from the Bay Area and abroad to  discuss source material for projects or topics of interest that are peripheral to their practice. 

The second edition of Points of Departure at Real time and Space is centered around Science Fiction, Horror, and Fantasy. Five artists have been asked to give 20 minute presentations on a sub-genre of one of these categories in an attempt to showcase their non-art-based knowledge from their unique perspective as arts practitioners. The goal is not to have the presenters talk about their own work, but to give them an opportunity to discuss other interests/passions that may or may not inform their projects.

Artists presenting include: Elizabeth Bernstein, Michelle Blade, Matt Borruso, Luke Butler, and Conrad M. Meyers II. 













Up Against It

Munch Gallery NYC

July 21 - August 12

Opening Saturday, July 21, 6-9pm

D-L Alvarez • Anonymous • Jonathan Berger • Matt Borruso • Elijah Burgher • Kathe Burkhart • Luke Butler • David Carlson • Mavado Charon • Sam Dargan • Pia Dehne • Daniel Derwelis • Eric Doeringer • Peter Eide • Carl Ferrero • Gregory Green • Teenie Harris • Cliff Hengst • Christian Holstad • Scott Hug • Dennis Kane • Brenda Kenneally • David King • Lisa Kirk • Noah Lyon • Michael Magnan • Yeni Mao • Darrin Martin • Rachel Mason • Jan-Holger Mauss • Ross Menuez (Salvor) • John Monteith • Glynnis McDaris • Mary Nicholson • Mark Ohe • Gwenael Rattke • Nick Rule • Tara Sinn • Superm (Brian Kenny, Slava Mogutin) • Paul Taylor • Margaret Tedesco • Scott Treleavan • Jan Wandrag

Curated by Billy Miller

http://www.munchgallery.com/up_against_it

Munch Gallery
245 Broome Street (at Ludlow St.)
New York, NY 
SFMOMA Open Space: Collection Rotation

Artforum

A review of The Hermit's Revenge Fantasy by Gwen Allen in the January 2012 edition of Artforum.

The Hermit's Revenge Fantasy


September 10 - October 8, 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 10, 6-9 PM

Steven Wolf Fine Arts
2747A 19th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110





Scanners



October 1 - October 31, 2011
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 12:00 - 8:00
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 1, 6-9 PM

Scanners
312 Valencia Street,
San Francisco, CA 94103

Scanners is a month-long used bookstore project developed and operated by Matt Borruso and Nick Hoff that highlights the book as a physical object in an increasingly dematerialized world.

Scanners is made possible in part by the San Francisco Arts Commission Cultural Equity Grants Program through an Individual Artist Commissions grant. We would also like to thank Mina Dresden Gallery.


View of Outer Space from An Aquarium

Curated by Billy Miller
October 1 – November 6
Opening: Saturday, October 1, 6-9pm
Robbie Acklen, D-L Alvarez , Jonathan Berger , Matt Borruso, Elijah Burgher, Matthew Burcaw , Luke Butler, Brendan Carroll, Christophe Chemin, Wayne Coe, Ryan Cummings, Pia Dehne, Peter Eide, Carl Ferrero, Jonah Freeman, Janine Gordon, Tina Hejtmanek, Charles Hovland, Scott Hug, Kysa Johnson, Gregory Kaplowitz, Brian Kenny, Lewis Klahr, Kristian Kozul, Patrick Lee, Scooter LaForge, Noah Lyon, Robert MacDonald, Michael Magnan, Peter Maloney, Darrin Martin, Rachel Mason, Mike McLeod, Slava Mogutin, Mary Nicholson, Genesis P. Orridge, Gwenaël Rattke, Jason Rodgers, Jo-ey Tang, Margaret Tedesco, Tillie, Nickolaus Typaldos, Jan Wandrag, Joel Westendorf
Famous Accountants
1673 Gates Avenue, Bushwick, Brooklyn
Between St. Nicholas and Cypress
L or M train to Myrtle/Wyckoff


Open Sundays, 1-6pm

B-B-B-BAD






















June 30 - August 15, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday June 30, 6-9pm


Featuring:
Adam Axel, Mattia Biagi, Keith Boadwee, Matt Borruso, Charles Browning, Elijah Burgher, Luke Butler, Wayne Coe, Steve Davis, Peter Eide, Scott Ewalt, Glen Fogel, Jonah Freeman, Martha Friedman, Paul Gabrielli, John Wayne Gacy, Joe Graham-Felsen, Gregory Green, Adam Helms, Lisa Kirk, Kristian Kozul, Scooter LaForge, Wes Lang, Karine Laval, Patrick Lee, Michael Magnan, Paul McCarthy, Adam McEwen, Bob Mizer, John Ensor Parker, Luc Sante, Ryan Schneider, Jeff Shagawat, Tara Sinn, Hank Willis Thomas, Wolfgang Tillmans, John Waters, Karlheinz Weinberger, Eric Yahnker


Curated by:
Doug McClemont & Billy Miller


Anna Kustera Gallery
520 West 21st Street NYC
http://www.annakustera.com/
(212) 989-0082

Negative Space




Hardcover, 10.25" X 7.5", 44 pages, full color, edition of 50, 2010
Available at 2nd Floor Projects, Park Life, and Baer Ridgway in San Francisco, and Printed Matter in New York.

NY ART BOOK FAIR at P.S.1 / MoMA

I have some new books at: Your Last Chance and some prints at 2nd Floor Projects at the NY Art Book Fair at P.S.1 / MoMA.

Thursday, November 4, 2010, PREVIEW, 6pm - 9pm
Friday/Saturday, November 5-6, 2010, 11am - 7pm
Sunday, November 7, 2010, 11am - 5pm

MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Ave at the intersection of 46th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

http://nyartbookfair.com/about.php

The NY Art Book Fair is FREE and open to the public.

Head Shop

SummerCamp

July 17 - August 14, 2010
Opening: Saturday, July 17, 7-10 PM

This July and August Exile presents its second annual Summer Camp curated by Billy Miller. For this year's Summer Camp Miller curated two simultaneous exhibitions entitled Head Shop and Lost Horizon.

Head Shop:
Dan Acton, The Agitators, Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Brian Belott, Nina Bovasso, Matt Borruso, Larry Carlson, Ryan Cummings, TM Davy, Michael Economy, Krista Figacz, Janie Geiser, Fritz Haeg, Christian Holstad, Brian Kenny, Paul Kopkau, Steve LaFreniere, Justin Lowe, Noah Lyon, Michael Magnan, Rachel Mason, Glynnis McDaris, Ashleigh Nankivell, Mary Nicholson, Darinka Novitovic, Genesis P. Orridge, Jason Peters, Kevin Regan, Alex Rose, Desi Santiago, Barbara Sullivan, Jan Wandrag, David West, Justin Yockel

Lost Horizon:
D-L Alvarez, Rachel Beach, Michael Bilsborough, Colby Bird, Matthew Burcaw, Kathe Burkhart, Luke Butler, Brendan Carroll, Walt Cassidy, Wayne Coe, Reuben Cox, Pia Dehne, Peter Eide, Carl Ferrero, Jonah Freeman, Janine Gordon, Jonah Groeneboer, Marcus Gruendel, Tina Hejtmanek, Scott Hug, Stephen Irwin, Item Idem + Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Pat Keesey, Lisa Kirk, Lewis Klahr, Martin Kohout, Kristian Kozul, Paul Lee, Peter Maloney, Glynnis McDaris, Dean Sameshima, Florent Tillon, Frank Webster, Ken Warneke

Exile
Alexandrinenstr 4
D-10969 Berlin
+49.30.76233061
http://www.thisisexile.com/


Thursday - Saturday 12 - 6 pm
and by appointment
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Now & When


June 4 - September 4, 2010
Opening: Friday, June 4, 6 - 8 PM

The Bureau of Urban Secrets, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Taro Hattori, Packard Jennings, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Ken Lo, Gay Outlaw and Bob Schmidt, Joseph del Pesco, Paul Schiek, and Margaret Tedesco & Matt Borruso.

San Francisco Arts Commission
401 Van Ness
San Francisco, CA 94102
415-554-6080

Neointegrity: Comics Edition

NeoIntegrity: Comics Edition
curated by Keith Mayerson
March 12th - August 30th, 2010
Opening: March 12th

MoCCA
594 Broadway, Suite 401
(btwn. Houston and Prince)
New York, NY 10012

http://www.moccany.com/

Front + Center: Weather Streams

Front + Center: Weather Streams
guest curated by Jessica Brier, Vanessa Blaikie, and Joey Piziali

January 17–February 28, 2010
Opening: Sunday, January 17, 2-5PM

Timothy Armstrong, Elisheva Biernoff, Lisa K. Blatt, Matt Borruso, Luke Butler, John Chiara, Jordan Essoe, Sean Horchy, Jennifer Kaufman, Joshua Keller, Kim Miskowicz, Daniel Nevers, James Sterling Pitt, Dave Stein, Jordan Stein, Primitivo Suarez-Wolf, and Chris Thorson.

Headlands Center for the Arts
944 Fort Barry
Sausalito, CA 94965
(415) 331-2787

For more information:
http://www.headlands.org/event_detail.asp?key=20&eventkey=647

1984-2001: SCIENCE FICTION

SUNDAY NOV 8, 3:00 PM

SMACK MELLON
92 PLYMOUTH ST,
BROOKLYN, NY 11201

Ad Hoc Vox and Smack Mellon are pleased to invite you to 1984-2001, a panel discussion about science fiction developed in response to the utopic and dystopic elements in Smack Mellon’s current exhibitions. This panel will take place at the gallery on Sunday, November 8th at 3:00 p.m.

George Orwell’s 1984 was written during the Second World War and Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 was released in 1968. That these moments of cultural upheaval produced two such extreme visions of the future is hardly a surprise; sometimes referred to as speculative fiction, science fiction is premised on a radical re-imagining of the cultural moment. Whether optimistic or cautionary, any representation of a set of social conditions that differs from the author’s own are bound to that author’s aspirations for the present, making science fiction a genre often read for its political import.

With futures proposed by 1984, 2001, and so many other works of science fiction now set in our past, it is also a genre that has developed into a highly codified language with easily recognized aesthetic forms. Thus, science fiction has a history subject to both scholarly scrutiny and artistic employment, and both forms of engagement can explore science fiction’s relationship to its contemporary environment, speculative possibilities, and the tropes of the genre.

Ad Hoc Vox has gathered together practitioners, critics, and scholars who have studied science fiction’s role in literature, film, and architecture to discuss what possibilities science fiction offers contemporary artists. The panel's participants are Ed Halter, Carrie Hintz, Geoff Manaugh, Brian Francis Slattery, and Deborah Taylor. Matt Borruso will moderate the panel, which will be followed by a Q&A with the audience..

Burned Up

















collage 9 X 11