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Previews: Aaron Li-Hil – “Electric Currents and Mortal Wounds” @ White Walls

On November 8th, White Walls in San Francisco will be turning over their project space over to Aaron Li-Hill for his first solo with the gallery. Entitled Electric Currents And Mortal Wounds, the new exhibition will featurepaintings and installation by Canadian artist featuring his signature fencers in motion. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss Aaron Li-Hill here.

Showing: Deiana, Khoury, Lux & Reed for Fertile Ground @ Oakland Museum of California

The Oakland Museum of California is currently showing Fertile Ground: Art and Community in California, which is an exhibition focused on the “histories and social forces that changed the face of art in—and beyond—the Golden State.” The show includes early influnces by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in San Francisco in the 1930s, all the way to the vibrant new Mission scene from the 1990s through the present, including Barry McGee, Chris Johanson, Margaret Kilgallen, and Amy Franceschini. The outdoor installations are organized by artist Ruby Neri, and they feature an emerging […]

Previews: Ryan De La Hoz – ‘Shadow of Death’ @ SoMA Yacht Club, San Francisco

This weekend Bay Area artist Ryan De La Hoz opens his latest solo exhibition Shadow of Death at SoMA Yacht Club in San Francisco. The show will feature an all new collection of work across a variety of mediums we have come to expect from this versatile maker. De La Hoz’s highly graphical style utilises recurring motifs in his work such as television static and ancient Greek imagery in commentary of how the past affects the future. Each of his works involves an element of […]

Openings: Usugrow – “Inkflow” @ Fifty24SF

Over the weekend, Fifty24SF hosted the opening for Usugrow’s new solo up in the Bay Area. Featuring his calligraphy on the walls as well in the pieces for sale, Inkflow marks his return to the San Francisco art scene after showing there in 2007 and participating in a group show with his Shinganist crew back in 2009 (covered). The Japanese artist was also on hand to sign a new book titled USUGROW: Works 2007-2013 in association with Upper Playground. Photo credit: Joe Russo for Arrested Motion. Discuss Usugrow here.

Previews: Usugrow – “Inkflow” @ Fifty24SF

Tomorrow night (October 4th) in San Francisco, Inkflow will mark the return of Usugrow to Fifty24SF after showing there in 2007 and participating in a group show with his Shinganist crew back in 2009 (covered). Along with presenting his Bay Area fans with his distinctive original work filled with ornate calligraphy and his recognizable skull motif, the Japanese artist will also be releasing a new book titled USUGROW: Works 2007-2013 in association with Upper Playground. Discuss Usugrow here.

Scott Scheidly – “The Pinks 2” @ Spoke Art

Continuing his signature series of works that we last saw in 2013 (covered), Scott Scheidly will be returning to San Francisco for a show opening tomorrow night, October 4th. Held at the sister gallery (Hashimoto Contemporary) to where he exhibited last, The Pinks 2 will see the Florida-based artist explore the cultural and social perceptions of color and symbology by painting well known characters in pop culture and history that are typically masculine with a more flamboyant aesthetic. Head over for a look at these unconventional and satirical portraits […]

Previews: John Felix Arnold III – ‘No Destination’ @ FFDG

This Friday, October 3rd, John Felix Arnold III opens his latest solo exhibition at FFDG. No Destination is Arnold’s final part of his trilogy of exhibitions in 2014 and also marks his leaving of the Bay Area after an eight year stay before he moves to New York. We enjoy his assemblage based work and in particular his vibrant onomatopoeiac text pieces, characteristically executed on found wood panels and bursting with explosive tension. Expect to see his individual artworks carry through into a gallery installation, sculptural […]

Souther Salazar Mural for TEDMED (San Francisco)

After collaborating on a whimsical new mural with Brendan Monroe in Portland, Souther Salazar headed south to work on a project for the 2014 TEDMED conference at The Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. While there, he painted a a large canvas as part of The Imagine Wall and was based off Twitter responses to the question – “how would you imaging a healthier world?” Photo credit: TEDMED & Veronica Reo of TBWA\Chiat\Day (via Jonathan LeVine). Discuss Souther Salazar here.

Previews: Ai Weiwei – “@Large” on Alcatraz

Starting September 27th thru April of next year, a major exhibition from Ai Weiwei will be on view at Alcatraz Island in San Francisco. The legendary prison and tourist hotspot is an intriguing location for the Chinese aritst’s creative endeavor as well as his message about human rights and freedom of expression, bringing his work in tension with ideas of confinement and restriction intrinsic to the locale. Seven site specific installations – With Wind (seen above), Trace, Refraction, Stay Tuned, Illumination, Blossom, Yours Truly will be […]

Previews: “Kubrick – An Art Show Tribute” @ Spoke Art

For those intrigued by a look at the provocative print we shared with you earlier from Bartosz Kosowski leading up to the Kubrick, An Art Show Tribute, here is a look at more preview images. With the opening scheduled for September 6th (RSVP here) at Spoke Art in San Francisco, fans of the late legendary director should make plans to revisit some of their favorite movies through the imagery of a roster of artists put together by the gallery. The participants also include Aaron Jasinski, Akira Beard, Alex Kirzhener, Anarkitty, […]