Pregame Magazine


re:home: Exploring Place and Identity

Julio César Morales, Boy In Suitcase

Julio César Morales, Boy in Suitcase, 2013, HD animation video with sound, 3:33 minutes, Edition of 3 + 2AP, Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco. Brian Singer/ someguy, Untitled (Driftwood), 75” w x 60” h x 5” d, Driftwood, acrylic, cotton flags, 2018. Singer uses the flags from the five countries the United States has granted asylum to the largest number of refugees from the past […]

Featured Artist: Katrina Majkut

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Katrina Majkut, a visual artist and writer, is dedicated to understanding how social traditions impact civil rights. She was listed as one of four international artists starting a new chapter in feminist art by Mic Media and listed as a must-see artist by Hyperallergic magazine. Majkut specializes in feminism and Western wedding traditions, which are addressed in her nonfiction book, The Adventures and Discoveries of A Feminist Bride (Black Rose […]

Featured Artist: Alexander Reben

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Alexander Reben is an artist and roboticist who explores humanity through the lens of art and technology. His work deals with human-machine relationships, synthetic psychology, artificial philosophy and robot ethics among other topics. Using “art as experiment” his work allows for the viewer to experience the future within metaphorical contexts. BlabDroid and headgasmatron Museum Tour 02.11.2019 – 23.02.2020, V&A Museum of Design, Dundee, Scotland 21.06.2019 – 29.09.2019, Museo San Telmo, San […]

Featured Artist: Jackie Battenfield

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Jackie Battenfield is known for her luminous paintings and prints of natural forces. Her works explore her fascination with the most abstract qualities of landscape—most recently the natural unfolding and leafing of a tree branch. She sees the painting process itself as akin to an intimate meditation on landscape. Curator Gabriel de Guzman wrote in his recent essay, “[Battenfield’s] mastery of watery acrylic paint on Mylar is reflected in the […]

Featured Artist: Travis Somerville

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Travis Somerville was born in 1963 in Atlanta, GA. Growing up in towns throughout the southern United States and along the eastern sea board, he briefly studied at Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, finally settling in San Francisco where he attended the San Francisco Art Institute, CA. His large scale oil paintings on paper mounted to canvas incorporate collage and present images of political and cultural icons associated […]

Featured Artist: Costas Picadas

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Costas Picadas‘ photographs are an exploration of science, philosophy, light and energy. His ethereal images capture a morphing universe comprised of abstracted forms, vibrating particles, and floating fragments. Working primarily with a monochrome palette, Picadas blurs internal and external space through stunning dimensional expression. Picadas was born in Ioannina, Greece. He studied art at the Ecole Des Beaux-Arts and art history at the Louvre School in Paris. Picadas’ work has been exhibited, […]

Featured Artist: Rodney Ewing

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Rodney Ewing is an artist based in the Mission District of San Francisco, CA. Ewing’s drawings, installations, and mixed media works focus on his need to intersect body and place, memory and fact to re-examine human histories, cultural conditions, and events. With his work he is pursuing a narrative that requires us to be present and intimate. His work has been exhibited at Euphrat Museum of Art, Cupertino, CA; The Drawing Center, […]

[MVP] Michael Knouse: Empowering Entrepreneurs

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Pregame MVP Michael Knouse helps established business builders escape overwhelm, find focus and thrive as an impact-driven entrepreneur. He empowers visionary entrepreneurs to realize their full potential through accountability, smart business design, deep focus, and execution. He hosts The Startup Sessions Podcast and is the creator of The Council of Visionary Business Builders. Michael’s goal is to show mission-driven business leaders how to achieve their full human potential through entrepreneurship. […]

Dance Dance Evolution: Kinetic Light

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Set against an intensely colored sunset, Alice Sheppard as Andromeda slides in a spider position on her stomach down the shiny ramp. The shadow of her wheelchair is visible; her curly hair glows. Photo by MANCC / Chris Cameron.  Working in the disciplines of art, design, architecture, and social justice, Kinetic Light creates, performs, and teaches at the intersections of disability, dance, and race. Producer Lisa Niedermeyer shares about the journey of the […]

Featured Artist: Grayson Cox

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Grayson Cox is a New York City based artist working in a variety of media, from painting and printmaking, to photography and furniture-like sculpture. Grayson’s most recent solo and two person exhibitions have been held at Gasser Grunert Gallery and Planthouse Gallery in Manhattan, which have been reviewed in multiple publications including The New York Times, Art in America, Artnet.com and Time Out New York. Grayson is currently an Associate Professor of […]