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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 […]

Studio Visit: Matzu / Tomokazu Matsuyama – “Come with me” @ Gallery Wendi Norris

While preparing for his next big solo at Gallery Wendi Norris in San Francisco, Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) recently hosted a studio visit from prolific art patron Swizz Beatz. While one of the pieces glimpsed in the New York-based artist’s workspace will end up in the record producer’s collection, the photos sent us reveals some of what Matzu has been working on for Come with me, his planned third solo with the Bay Area gallery. The exhibition opening on March 12th will feature paintings rendered in his signature aesthetic […]

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 […]

Openings: 1010 – “Limbus” @ Hashimoto Contemporary

Last weekend, art fans in San Francisco saw the opening of Limbus at Hashimoto Contemporary, the debut solo in the United States for German artist 1010. The multi-colored pieces were indoor representations of the work he does on the streets – three dimensional sensory illusions that make it appear there are holes in the side of buildings and structures – a good example of which he painted as an installation on one of the gallery walls. Photo credit: Shaun Roberts. Discuss 1010 here.

Previews: 1010 – “Limbus” @ Hashimoto Contemporary

Saturday night, February 7th, in San Francisco, Hashimoto Contemporary will be presenting the debut solo stateside show for street artist 1010. Limbus features works on paper that translate into a gallery setting what the German artist is famous for in his public mural – layered and multi-colored crevices seemingly extended deep into the side of buildings and structures. Attendees will witness a mini-version of this themselves as he is creating a installation piece inside the space itself. Enjoy some preview images below… Discuss 1010 here.

Studio Visits: Ben Venom

Last year, during a visit to San Francisco, AM got to visit the studio of artist Ben Venom. His unconventional approach to art making through traditional quiltmaking and embroidery practices first caught our eye a few years ago. Using heavy metal iconography in the form of cut-up t-shirts, Venom plays both hard and soft together by recontextualizing heavy imagery with soft fabrics in the form of quilts. Working from his home studio in the Upper Haight, Venom greeted us in a HM t-shirt and baseball cap. He fell into […]

Previews: Filippo Minelli ‘Nothing To Say’ @ 886 Geary Gallery

Long time AM friend Poesia launches 886 Geary Gallery this week with an exhibition by Filippo Minelli entitled Nothing To Say. As well as being the new space’s inaugural exhibition, this will be Italian interventionist’s first solo presentation in the United States. Minelli’s photographs have been taken locally in California and the San Francisco Bay Area in preparation for this exhibition. Taking his concept of Silence/Shapes, Minelli uses coloured smoke bombs and recontextualizes protest symbolism within silent environments. The juxtaposition of the brightly coloured smoke clouds within […]

Previews: “4th Annual Supersonic Invitational” @ Spoke Art (1/10/14)

Opening on January 10th at Spoke Art in San Francisco will be the 4th Annual Supersonic Invitational (see 2014, 2013, 2012). Curated by Zach Tutor of Supersonic Art, the group exhibition will feature work from over 60 artists including Alessandra Maria, Alex Pardee, Allan Innman, Amy Sol, Bezt, Brett Amory, Cahill Wessel, Cam Floyd, Camilla D’Errico, Casey Weldon, Charlie Immer, Charmaine Olivia, Christian Rex Van Minnen, Christine Wu, Conrad Roset, Dan Christofferson, Daniel Danger, David Slone, Edwin Ushiro, Erik Jones, Fumi Mini Nakumara, Glenn Arthur, Hanksy, Hannah […]

Upcoming: Sam Flores – “A Light in the Darkness” @ Fifty24SF

Tonight in San Francisco, Sam Flores will be opening a new show at Fifty24SF entitled A Light in the Darkness. Coinciding with the Lower Haight Art Walk, the exhibition will feature new paintings on canvas and drawings from the locally-based artist. As you can see from the preview image above, his signature characters and their animal friends continue to hold an important part of his imagery. Flores further states – “The continuous theme in my work is ‘balance.’ The balance of good vs. evil, light […]

Upcoming: “LAX / SFO – Thinkspace Invades SF” @ Hashimoto Contemporary

Tomorrow night in San Francisco, Thinkspace will be taking over Hashimoto Contemporary with a group exhibition entitled LAX / SFO. Continuing to spread their love around the world with these satellite shows, this one in the Bay Area is just the latest one that will see the Los Angeles-based gallery introduce their roster to a different group of collectors. Participating artists including Adam Caldwell, Alex Yanes, Allison Sommers, Amanda Marie, Amy Sol, Anthony Clarkson, Bec Winnel, Brian Mashburn, Brian M. Viveros, bumblebeelovesyou, Carl Cashman, Casey […]