Thursday, November 27, 2008

Silhouette of Songs Reception + Performance

Paintings and animation by Susan Chen and Minette Mangahas. Life music performed--improvised--by FIELD: Walter Kitundu (invented instruments) and Robin Sukhadia (tabla). This was a wonderful event at the Sangati Center in San Francisco that was so well attended, folks were turned away (I'm so sorry to those who could get in!) and there were people sitting underneath and behind the screen!

Paintings, stills and photographs:
1. "Flash" by MM.
2. "Red Tree" by SC.
3. After the performance (l-r) Minette, Susan, Robin, and Walter.
4. Robin and Walter watching a preview before the show.
5. Minette w/ mom Miranda Lee.
6. "Country animation still" by MM.
7. Reception
8. Patricia Wakida and Wallis Harvey
9. "The Green Man" by MM.
10."Chartreuse" by SC.
11. Picture of screen at the Sangati reception.
12. Folks at the reception: Susan, Minette, Camille Hoffman, Jefferson Pinder, Chris, and Janif

Friday, October 31, 2008

The Silhouette of Songs

The Silhouette of Songs: Minette Lee Mangahas + Susan Chen (painting & animation)

FIELD: Robin Sukhadia (tabla) + Walter Kitundu (invented instruments)

Opening Reception Nov. 8, 7-9 pm
Exhibition of stills and paintings with a preview of the 5-part animated cycle for “The Silhouette of Songs”

Performance Nov. 22, 8 pm
FIELD: Robin Sukhadia (tabla) + Walter Kitundu (invented instruments)
With a screening of the entire cycle for “The Silhouette of Songs”

Exhibition runs through Dec. 19.
The Sangati Center
3049 22nd Street
SF, CA 94110

Presented in conjunction with the De Young Museum's exhibition "Asian/American/Modern Art: Shifting Currents" on view from Oct. 25-Jan 18.

The Sangati Gallery is open during events and by appointment.
Please call (510) 962-5044 or email

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

4,000 Strokes Opening Reception

Surya and Minette working on installation for "4,000 Strokes" at Mid City Arts

Chinese scroll collaborations between Minette and writers (l-r) Desi W.O.M.E., Spie, Apex, and Amend One. Large scroll "Flight" in collab with Apex.

Solo paintings by Surya

"Flash" series, solo pieces by Minette Mangahas.
Studies on graffiti tags in ink and silver pigment.

View from window

Surya, Shig and Minette

All photos (except this one) by Hank Willis Thomas. 

Monday, October 06, 2008

"One World One Dream" at Oakland Art Day on KTVU News

Performance painting with Desi W.O.M.E at the Oakland Art Gallery  Oct. 3, 2008. Commissioned by the Cultural Arts and Marketing Dept at the City of Oakland.

Click on title above to see feature on the KTVU 10 o'clock News. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

CalliGRAFFiti Opening Reception

Exhibition through August 15 @ ProArts Gallery
550 Second Street, Oakland, CA  |

Fan by Spye