Weekender: Four Hands, One Piano and Projection; and Lots of Art

Four hands, one piano, will play music at Thursday's Shinkoskey Noon Concert.

Free noon concert Thursday features art projection and four-hands piano in ZOFOMOMA

Since joining forces to form professional duo ZOFO in 2009, internationally acclaimed pianists Eva-Maria Zimmermann and Keisuke Nakagoshi have electrified audiences from Carnegie Hall to Tokyo with their dazzling artistry and outside-the-box thematic programming for piano-four-hands.  One of only a handful of duos worldwide devoted exclusively to piano duets, ZOFO is blazing a bold new path for four-hands groups by focusing on 20th- and 21st-century repertoire and by commissioning new works from noted composers each year. The compositions are by living composers, including Pablo Ortiz, professor of music

This week’s free Shinkoskey noon concert will feature selections from the full live concert experience, including projections of the visual art that inspired the musical compositions.

More about this and other regional events on the Capital Culture List, a UC Davis blog and podcast by Soterios Johnson.

Ann E. Pitzer Center, 12:05 to 1 p.m.. Hutchison Drive and Cushing Way, Davis.

Art faculty Werfel and Pardee show ends Oct. 19

Gina Werfel and Hearne Pardee, UC Davis art professors, are participating in Hackett Mills’ NYSS: West Coast Connections, the first showcase to celebrate the West Coast alumni of the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture. The show was selected by New York-based critic and curator Karen Wilkin and features the work of 18 contemporary artists, including Werfel and Pardee. Through Oct. 19.

Hackett Mill, 145 Natoma Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, 415-362-3377

Assembled at Sweetow Gallery opens Saturday

Patricia Sweetow Gallery in San Francisco introduces Julia Couzens, Helen O’Leary and Cornelia Schulz in Assembled. The exhibition brings together three women whose art practices explore the formal and intuitive in assemblage and construction. With their richly evocative diversity of materials, each artist’s approach of obscuring and revealing content tells oblique narratives of personal, social and cultural reckoning. The exhibition opens Saturday, Oct. 20 with a reception 4 – 6 p.m., and closes Dec. 1. 

Couzens earned her MFA at UC Davis and exhibits locally often. Julia Couzens’ hybrid practice expands upon this legacy of exploring the many aspects of working with fiber and textiles.

Couzens began working with fiber in the 1990s. Conversant with modernist sculptural traditions, she pivots craft and domestic textile traditions into drawing, painting and sculpture. Couzens views her studio practice as a collaboration with anonymous others as she stitches, bundles, and sutures fabrics that have history, or in lay terms, used, discarded, worn, damaged mercantile goods. Layering her collection of materials, she composes intricate fabrications into “metaphorical objects of memory.” On view in this exhibition is an ongoing exploration of fiber sculpture Couzens refers to as bundles. More information here. 315 Potrero Avenue, San Francisco

Mixed Materials
Mixed Materials by Julia Couzens is on view starting this weekend at Sweetow.


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