September 22nd, 2011
^ John Fellows
This coming Friday, September 23rd, Japan-based non-profit PangeaSeed in collaboration with San Francisco’s Spoke Art Gallery is pleased to announce the inaugural transcontinental art exhibition, Sink or Swim, featuring original works from 30 internationally renowned artists such as Dave Kinsey, Josh Keyes, Dan May, Jim Phillips, Jeff Soto, Skinner, Denver’s own John Fellows and many more. This gathering of widely acclaimed artists from around the globe will address one of the biggest threats facing the health of the world’s oceans today and the rapid and mass depletion of sharks.
Sink Or Swim : September 23-25
Opening reception Friday, September 23rd 6-10pm
Spoke Art Gallery : 816 Sutter St. : SF, CA
April 27th, 2011
Make sure to stop by 1AM Gallery next Friday to check out a collection of laser engraved work from Hydro74, 123KLAN, Julie West & Munkone.
Against the Grain opens Friday, May 6th from 6-930PM.
April 20th, 2011
I’m not particularly wrapped up in the “streetwear” scene, but always find myself excited to hear what local designer and label owner, Benny Gold has to say about design, motivation and the San Fancisco community. Check out what Benny had to say in a recent conversation with Hypebeast.
Don’t forget to to swing by Benny’s new space, at 16th & Albion, on the 30th, for the grand opening soiree. More information on Benny’s blog.
March 23rd, 2011
Recently, UK artist, Eine made his way to San Francisco for a solo exhibition at White Walls Gallery. During his stay in the city, he covered the streets with his type murals and sayings. Check out what he had to say about his come up, and his time in SF.
March 10th, 2011
Alright type nerds; this Saturday, London based artist, Eine, will be sharing his latest work at White Walls Gallery, here in SF. The opening reception for “Greatest” is March 12 from 7-11PM.
In conjunction to the Eine show at White Walls, Yumiko Kayukawa will be showing her work on the same night, next door, at Shooting Gallery.
If for some reason you can’t make the show, keep your eyes peeled for any one of the many murals Eine has put up in SF, over the past few weeks. His giant letters can most noticeably seen along Mission St on roll down gates, after hours.
March 9th, 2011
To celebrate their move, The Common is inviting all of you to their re-opening at their new location, next to Four Barrel coffee in the Mission. Make sure to pop in, check out their new product, enjoy a cocktail and some conversation while welcoming a fresh coat of creativity and commerce to the neighborhood.
Who: The Common
What: Re-opening Celebration
When: March 10, 6-9PM
Where: 383 Valencia, SF
January 30th, 2011
Catch a glimpse of Insa‘s work up close, February 3rd, at FIFTY24 Gallery, here in San Francisco. Insa will be sharing a new collection entitled, More, which explores desire, expectation and the irony of pop culture, through a lens of sexuality and commodification.
For additional examples of Insa’s work, make sure to check out his “Gif-itti” pieces on his blog and his Insa Heels line.
January 10th, 2011
After missing my opportunity to catch a screening, a year or so back, Machotaildrop is finally making it’s rounds back through the US and showing at Indiefest in San Francisco, this February. The film is scheduled to show on the 11th and the 16th at 9:15PM both nights at the Roxie Theater. Tickets are currently $11.
I hope to see you there.
January 4th, 2011
Our friends at Unscripted are hosting “The American Dream,” a group art show inspired by a the pursuit and definition of the very idea that makes our country move and shake in the way it does. Each artist will be exhibiting his or her own interpretation of the American Dream, in their preferred medium.
The opening reception is this Friday, the 7th, here in San Francisco at D Structure. The show starts at 8PM with free wine for the first 100 guests. Additional beverages will be served throughout the night. In conjunction with the show, a selection of limited edition prints will be made available for purchase.
Participating artists: Jon Stich, Josh Holland, Allison Torneros, Lifter Baron, Ryan Ichii, Keith Magruder, Arnelle Lozada, Roy Masuko and more…
December 21st, 2010
Glen E. Friedman became one of the most important photographers of his generation, shooting skateboarders and musicians throughout the 1980s. During that period of time, Glen captured stills of some of the most iconic figures in the early counter culture movement in the United States. Doing so, almost entirely through the happenstance of association. Today, his photographs are celebrated as capturing the raw energy, ambition and rebellious nature of a generation lost to commercialization and popular culture.
The short above, documents his work for, “Fuck You All,” showing at 941Geary, here in San Francisco. Fuck You All will be showing until December 30th.
I’m sort of pissed that I missed the opening.
December 10th, 2010
As usual, SF will be host to a slew of glorious art exhibitions and other liberating cultural events this weekend. Aside from the handful I’ve mentioned so far, there are two that stand out as must-see art events.
Mike Giant – “Reflections on Past, Present and Future”
Saturday, December 11th, 7-11PM
The video above is the teaser for Neighbors, a series of interviews and conversations with individuals from various San Francisco neighborhoods.
Morning Breath – “Manos Extrañas”
Saturday, December 11th, 7-11PM
Next door to Shooting Gallery is the always wonderful White Walls, which will be host to a large winter group show running in congruence with the Morning Breath opening.
November 28th, 2010
December 11th, New People will be host to a giant group show, entitled Love Movement. The event is themed around the universal interpretation of love; each artist will share their version of the theme on blank vinyl figures in a variety of mediums. Outside of the main attraction, there will also be a beat boxing performance, live painting from Shin Tanaka and a paper folding demonstration. If there was ever an event to get you to New People, to see their space and experience their contribution to the community, this is it.
Participating artists include: Anne & Scott Wilkowski, Arbito & Snaggs, Ayumi Urayama, Ben The Illustrator & Fi O’Brien, Gatchabert, Bob Conge, Brian Flynn & Dora Drimalas, Bwana Spoons, Chino, Chota Akatuki, Colin & Sas Christian, cozy robot & bonkydog, Devilrobots, Drilone, ECONECO & SAI, Emilio Garcia, Eriko Ito, Ferg, Frank Kozik, Gary Ham, Hiro Hayashi, Huck Gee, Jason Freeny, Jason Siu, Jermaine Rogers, Jon Burgerman, Jon Knox, Julie West, Kaijin, Kanna Inoue, Karogaro, Ko-Hei! Arikawa, Le Merde, LouLou & Tummie, Mark Nagata, Matthew Waldman, MCA, Mike Slobot, Mr. & Mrs. Leecifer, Nathan Jurevicius, Noferin, Phokos, Sally & Josh Handy, Satoshi Yoshioka, Scott Tolleson, SergeySafonov, Shin Tanaka, Sho Murase, Skinner, Superdeux, Skwak, TADO, Task One,Touma, WeAreObjects & A. Bamber, Yosiell Lorenzo, Yucachin, Yu Tihara, 460, and more.
Artists will be in attendance…
The opening Reception is 7PM – 10PM on Saturday December 11th. Make sure to RSVP on the New People event page.
November 24th, 2010
Double Punch will be celebrating the year in closing with a massive group show called, “Feeling Better Already”. Participating artists include: Travis Millard, Albert Reyes, Deth P. Sun, Nate Van Dyke, Ryan De La Hoz, Jesse LeDoux, Ryan Bubnis, PARSKID, Christopher Cox, Shawn Whisenant, Nas Chompas, Sidney Pink, Scott Greenwalt, Tom Haubrick, Jared Schorr, Ken Garduno, Mia Christopher, Corey Smith, Tyler Bewley, Max Kauffman and Greg Kenton.
The opening reception is, December 10th, 7PM. For more information on the event or to RSVP, check out the Double Punch Facebook event page.
November 7th, 2010
I’ve been waiting to catch another AJ Fosik show for a few years now. The last time I saw anything of his, up close, was roughly three years ago at Andenken Gallery, in Denver. Even then, I only got to see single pieces, in group shows.
Next week at Guerrero Gallery, AJ will be sharing a full collection of his latest work along with new stuff from Ben Venom and Erin Riley.
Who: AJ Fosik, Ben Venom & Erin Riley
What: Opening reception for a collection of work from those mentioned above.
When: November 13th, 7-11PM
Where: Guerrero Gallery
Mark your calendars; do not let this one slip.
November 6th, 2010
Celeste and I got a chance to swing by 111Minna last Thursday for a quick peek at the Toshio Saeki exhibition. Neither of us were super familiar with his work before reading about the show on the 111Minna site, but I—having a long standing interest in all things Japanese—became instantaneously excited to see Toshio’s work up close.
The show was primarily comprised of prints, sketches and inked illustrations of what seemed to be mostly from the late 90s. The collection covered a pretty wide gamut of references, depicting strange, sexually obsessive, nightmarish scenes. Although, I’m not one for erotica, Toshio Seaki’s prevailing Japanese aesthetic coupled with his odd reference to folklore not only kept me attentive but left me sort of wanting more.
Make sure to check out the 111Minna site for additional information and photos of Toshio Saeki’s work.
Showing Nov 4 - Nov 28