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ROLL CALL: BAY AREA ARTS AND CULTURE
Everybody Is A Star: Sly & The Family Stone Anthology
Selected tracks from the 1980 film Cruising, directed by William Friedkin
Willy DeVille: Heat Of The Moment
The Cripples: Loneliness
John Hiatt: Spy Boy
Madelynn Von Ritz: When I Close My Eyes I See Blood
Rough Trade: Shakedown
Willy DeVille: Pullin' My String
Germs: Lions Share
Jack Nitzsche: Cruising Suite
Family Affair: Sly & The Family Stone Anthology
Manhattan Fever: Roundtree
Dj Margaret is joined in conversation with the fantastic artist/musicians, and Exile Djs CLIFF HENGST (Caught Up With, the Chair) and SCOTT HEWICKER (Mein 20th Century) about their current exhibition Sin Titulo at Mulherin + Pollard NYC and their long-time Bay Area histories.
CLIFF HENGST is an artist, performer and musician based in San Francisco. He has shown at Mariella Arts, Milan; Test-Site, Austin, TX; and LACE, Los Angeles. Gallery 16, 2nd floor projects, Ratio 3, Right Window, the infamous KIKI Gallery, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, all in San Francisco, among other spaces. He is a member of the band Troll and frequently plays with Aero Mic’d. He received his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1992.
SCOTT HEWICKER is an artist, writer, and musician based in San Francisco. He has shown at Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen; Deitch Projects NY, University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA; New Image Arts, LA; Gallery 16, 2nd floor projects, Right Window, Jack Hanley Gallery, New Langton Arts, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, also the infamous KIKI Gallery all in SF. He co-curated the exhibition, Hauntology at the Berkeley Art Museum with Lawrence Rinder in 2010. He is a member of the band The Alps, Troll and frequently plays with Aero Mic’d. He received his MFA from Stanford University in 2005. You can also find Scott at Aquarius Records, read his reviews of current releases.
Both artists have previously collaborated on exhibitions, and for the book, Good Times, Bad Trips published by Gallery 16 Editions in 2007. They are represented by 2nd floor projects and Mulherin + Pollard.
In their exhibition Sin Titulo, artists Scott Hewicker and Clifford Hengst explore the nether worlds between sublime mystery and lurid banality. In drawing, painting, videos and performance, both artists mine sparsely populated interiors and haunted objects that reflect on the anticipatory charge of discreet physical contact through experience, memory, and fantasy. Hengst’s watercolor and ink paintings on paper are based on dim light and shadows, and places people hide themselves both physically and emotionally. He investigates the darkness and mundane allure of anonymous settings and the strange and silent waiting game of boredom and promise. Hewicker’s acrylic on canvas paintings take on a wide breadth of subject and styles from muted objects and abstracted figurations, to blurry landscapes and soft focus interiors. His new paintings concentrate on the empty low-resolution environments of bedrooms, bathrooms and various other public and outdoor spaces emphasizing a compulsive ambiguity between public and private. Hengst and Hewicker collaborated on a performance during the opening.
For more information on CLIFF HENGST and SCOTT HEWICKER
Both artists pages on www.gallery16.com along with their publication, Good Times, Bad Trips available to purchase at www.gallery16.com/index.php?page=books&book=trips
Listen live or KUSF IN EXILE archives for Djs Cliff Hengst (Caught Up With, the Chair) Sunday nights 10-12pm, and Scott Hewicker (Mein 20th Century) Wednesdays 9-midnight.
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