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Previews: “Second Nature” @ Hashimoto Contemporary

Hashimoto Contemporary‘s November exhibition looks to be a promising show featuring work from four Bay Area artists Bessma Khalaf, Jacqueline Norheim, Steuart Pittman (pictured above) and Dan Swindel. Second Nature is a departure from some of Hashimoto’s previous programming and looks to be an exciting step for the San Francisco space. Painting, sculpture and photography collide with video installation in this healthy mix of practices, thematically linked by the collective experiences of our surroundings expressed through a variety of media. We’re particularly keen on Swindel’s […]
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Previews / Interviews: House Warming @ Athen B. Gallery

This Saturday sees a new gallery in the city of Oakland open its doors with a group exhibition entitled House Warming. When Athen B. Gallery first announced its arrival on the scene last month with an open letter to artists and the community it sits within, we were intrigued. The inaugural group show features Aubrey Learner, Brett Flanigan, Caleb Hahne, Cannon Dill, Dan Hampe, David Bray, Eric Bailey, ESK, Ian Johnson, Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada, Katherine Rutter, Lauren Napolitano, Lauren YS, Martina Merlini, Meryl Pataky (detail of her neon […]
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Previews: ‘Ambiguity’ @ Zimmerling & Jungfleisch

This weekend, Galerie Zimmerling & Jungfleisch brings a well balanced combination of graffiti roots and contemporary abstract art to Saarbrücken in Germany in the guise of group exhibition Ambiguity. Concentrating on four key proponents of the Graffuturism movement; Poesia, Augustine Kofie, Remi Rough and LX One – whose dimensional work is pictured above – the exhibition looks full of promise from some of the hardest working artists in their field. Repping the USA and Europe in equal measure, these four innovators use a dialect that has helped […]
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Previews / Setup: Clemens Behr – Variety of (N)one @ Mirus Gallery

This weekend, Berlin based artist Clemens Behr opens his first US solo exhibition at Mirus Gallery. Variety of (N)one will feature Behr’s trademark installation-based artworks following a month’s residency with the San Francisco space and will extensively feature materials gathered by the artist from the recent remodelling of the building which houses the gallery. Behr is widely known for his use of repurposed and found construction materials within his work, so we expect good things from this timely and site specific endeavour. The exhibition will […]
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Previews: St. Monci – ‘Universal Mgnetic’ @ Axom Gallery

This Friday sees the opening of a local solo exhibition for Rochester NY based artist St. Monci at Axom Gallery. Universal Magnetic will be a continuation of his abstract / geometric based works. Whilst the subject matter is undeniably of it’s time, there is a mid-century / modernist flavour present throughout this artist’s body of work. Always using hard edges and straight lines in his patternation, St. Monci’s work is presented predominantly on paper in a pastel palette throughout; these soft hues complimented by the rounded corners of […]
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Previews: PDXFLASH @ Compound Gallery

This evening (Thursday 7th May) Compound Gallery opens a multi-disciplinary exhibition showcasing showcasing the city of Portland, Oregon in a unique way through the combined mediums of fine art and tattoo art. PDXFLASH: An exhibition of Portland inspired tattoo flash is curated by Conrad Crespin, who asked the participating artists to produce tattoo flash inspired by Portland. The contributing artists come from a variety of backgrounds but with the unifying connection of the locale and creative drive. Each artist has ties to Portland and make their marks in the realms of […]
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Releases: Kai & Sunny – ‘Leaves of Light’ Screenprint

Kai and Sunny’s latest screenprint edition Leaves Of Light will be available tomorrow, Tuesday March 17th at 2pm GMT. The hand pulled 2 colour screen print on 100% cotton somerset satin 300gsm is 57 x 76 cm (22.4 x 29.9 inches) is released in an edition of 100 signed and stamped by the duo, and is based on a larger scale work from their recent New York exhibition at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Check the full image below, courtesy of the artists. Discuss Kai & Sunny here.
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Previews: Graffuturism 5 Year Anniversary Group Exhibition @ 886 Geary Gallery

886 Geary Gallery hosts a stellar line up of contemporary artists that have transitioned from graffiti artists into highly regarded fine artists, without compromising their heritage, tonight in the form of the Graffuturism 5 Year Anniversary Group Exhibition. The first in a planned series of exhibitions across the globe celebrating the success of an art blog that been the catalyst in fostering a genuine movement, this exhibition in San Francisco is curated by Graffuturism founder Poesia; who brings together a global selection of artists that have established […]
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Openings: Optimist – ‘Packrat’s Paradise’ @ LeQuiVive

LeQuiVive has been hosting some exciting exhibitions over recent months. Currently showing is Packrat’s Paradise by Optimist aka Tim the Optimist. The exhibition is as much an autobiography as it is an art show, with a large scale installation consisting of a variety of paintings on different mediums intertwined with ephemera and memorabilia of his life and the graffiti crew culture he has been immersed within for the last decade. The exhibition is seemingly well titled by the look of the sheer amount of ‘stuff’ crammed into […]
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Preview: Poesia & Geso ‘Un-Formal’ @ 886 Geary Gallery

886 Geary Gallery continues the charge with it’s second exhibition Un-Formal, a two [erson exhibition with Geso and Poesia opening this Saturday, February 21st. Geso and Poesia have both been in the game for years, and those in the Bay Area will be familiar with their abstract influenced stylings out in the wild. Whilst Poesia is regarded for his angular compositions, now commonly defined under his creation of the Graffuturism banner, Geso is known for his stylised freights and heavily tagged walls where his moniker is repeated over […]
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