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Previews: Alex Garant – “Wakefulness” @ Spoke Art

Coming up on February 4th, Spoke Art Gallery will be opening a new show from Alex Garant entitled Wakefulness. The Toronto-based painter is known for her double-exposed portraiture, lending a surreal quality to her subjects. This fresh collection of paintings utilizes a over-saturated vivid palette, part of her goal to overstimulate the viewer with her imagery. She further explains this new body of work – “I went through a big introspection as I was started Wakefulness. It has been suggested that human beings are not awake […]

Previews: Felipe Pantone – “W3-DIimensional” @ Mirus Gallery

After successfully introducing his work with a captivating install at SCOPE Miami last year (covered), Mirus Gallery in San Francisco is getting ready to debut Felipe Pantone’s first U.S. solo exhibition. Opening on Saturday, January 30th, and continuing through February 20th, W3-Dimensional will showcase a new collection of works featuring his ultradynanism style. By combining abstraction with geometric as well as graphic elements, the Argentinian-born artist has created a distinctive visual language which keeps improving and refining with every new project. Juxtaposing black and white patterns against a […]

Showing: Fifth Annual “Supersonic Invitational” @ Spoke Art

If you attended any of the previous Supersonic Invitational shows, you know you’re in for a treat. We were unable to attend the reception last Saturday night at Spoke Art, but we met up with the curator/art blogger, Zach Tutor, earlier in the day for a look at all the artwork. Zach’s line up included over 75 artists from all over the globe. Supersonic Art has accrued over 500,000 followers worldwide and it seems like this show gets bigger and better each year. It also […]

Previews: Fifth Annual “Supersonic Invitational” @ Spoke Art

Coming up on January 9th, the 5th annual Supersonic Invitational will open at Spoke Art in San Francisco. Curated by Zach Tutor of Supersonic Art, the group exhibition this year includes many names that should be familiar to our readers as well as some that will be nice discoveries. Participating artists include: Alessandra Maria, Alex Garant, Allan Innman, Brett Amory, Cahill Wessel, Caleb Brown, Cam Floyd, Casey Weldon, Chad Wys, Charlie Immer, Conrad Roset, Dan Christofferson, Daniel Danger, David Slone, Edwin Ushiro, Erik Jones, Fumi Mini Nakamura, […]

Upcoming: “Platinum Blend 2” @ Modern Eden Gallery

On January 9th, Modern Eden Gallery will be hosting the opening of Platinum Blend 2 as Stephanie Chefas returns to curate another group show for the San Francisco showspace. The lineup this year includes the likes of Fulvio DiPiazza, Victor Castillo, Sarah Louise Davey, Lola Dupre, Adrian Cox, Lola Gil, Jana Brike, Ana Bagayan, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Nicomi Nix Turner, Lauren Marx, Erika Sanada, Kevin Sloan (seen above), Brian Mashburn, Lisa Erikson, Brian Donnelly, Redd Walitzki, Elizabeth Winnel, Stephanie Buer, Erin M Riley, Moneyless, Mark Warren Jacques, […]

Openings: “Major Work” @ Chandran Gallery

Earlier this month, Chandran Gallery in San Francisco opened a show curated by Andrew Schoultz entitled Major Work. The locally-based artist carefully selected a roster of participants that included himself, Alicia McCarthy, Aaron Noble, Kelsey Brookes, Revok, James Marshall (Dalek), Sam Friedman, Eric Yahnker, Mark Dean Veca, Saber, Hilary Pecis, Tim Biskup, Eric White, and Allison Schulnik. The premise behind the exhibition was for each artist to contribute a large-scale piece that they felt capture the essence of their work. The resulting show was quite stunning, as evidenced by […]

Openings: Jeremy Fish – “O Glorious City” @ San Francisco City Hall

It’s always a treat to attend Jeremy Fish (featured) openings. This particular opening was truly special as well. When we arrived at City Hall, an hour before the opening, there was already a long line of the locally-based artist’s devotees. As we walked past the line, we noticed Fish tattoos, t-shirt, hoodies, hats and one guy even had limited edition Fish leather shoes! San Francisco mayor, Ed Lee, declared November 19th as the official Jeremy Fish day. Why didn’t this happen sooner? We cannot think of one other […]

Openings: Barry McGee – “China Boo” @ Ratio 3

After an interval of seven years, Barry McGee is back at Ratio 3 in San Francisco and this time he brought along 50 of his friends to join him. This particular show had a few surprises and whole lot of what we love about the Bay Area legend such as painted signs, geometric paintings, customized surfboards, painted bottles, sketches, and photography. The main gallery hosted the man known as Twist’s work with the vacant store next door converted to the L. Quan – Check Cashing & Healing Arts Centre for all […]

Art Focus: Parasite

Parasite’s series of Black Things paintings utilize found & existing paintings and prints as a canvas where traditional works are over-painted with brutal new geometries. The original context of the source paintings are changed and subverted with distorted volumes and masses of ‘anti-image’ to create a new vocabulary. Portions of the original image are retained by the Poland-based artist as he plays with our sense of perception – depth and dimension present a renewed allegory that emphasizes unfamiliar details within the framing of the existing image. Equally, his outdoor […]

Previews: Carl Cashman & Liam Snootle – “Neo Geo” @ Gauntlet Gallery

On the 7th of November, Gauntlet Gallery in San Francisco will be opening two geometrically inclined exhibitions curated by their guest curator Sven Davis. Neo Geo is a two-person exhibition featuring Carl Cashman and Liam Snootle in the gallery 1 space, along with BlackThings, is a solo exhibition by Parasite in gallery 2. For this show, Cashman created a new body of work in two parts – one is a further exploration of his geo-based concepts, this time mixing abstract backgrounds and geometrical shapes and patterns, with the other playing with […]