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Openings: Word to Mother – “Can’t Afford to be Broke” @ White Walls

London-based artist, Word to Mother’s (interviewed) latest offerings were put on display last Saturday evening at White Walls in an exhibition entitled Can’t Afford to be Broke (previewed). With this show, he took his weathered assemblage style and incorporated past and current pop icons with typography to create a commentary on the current state of our economy and society. The pieces evoke a sense of desperation, yet with some humor and color, there is still some optimism. In addition to the mixed media pieces on wood, […]

Openings: Thinkspace Curated “Synergy” @ Spoke Art

Saturday evening marked the opening of a joint effort between LA-based gallery, Thinkspace and San Francisco’s Spoke Art Gallery (previewed). Up until May 26, Bay Area art lovers will get to view a survey of Thinkspace’s roster of artists that includes Allison Sommers, Ana Bagayan, Bumblebee, Craig “Skibs” Barker, Dabs Myla, Dan-ah Kim, Dave MacDowell, David Cooley, Derek Gores, Elliot Brown, Erik Siador, Jeff Ramirez, Jolene Lai, Kelly Vivanco, Liz Brizzi, Matt Doust, Nathan DeYoung, Seth Armstrong (seen above), Stella Im Hultberg, Stephanie Buer and […]

Openings: Tomokazu Matsuyama – “The Future is Always Bright” @ Frey Norris

Along with his current museum exhibition running at the Katzen Arts Center of the American University Museum in Washington DC (covered), Frey Norris unveiled the latest works from Tomokazu Matsuyama in a show entitled, The Future is Always Bright (previewed). The show consisted of sculptures and a mixture of small and large paintings done on amorphous and round-shaped canvases. The images he painted for this show expresses modern optimism in our society, with traditional Asian symbology for prosperity and good fortune. Discuss this show here. […]

Openings: Herakut – “Loving the Exiled” @ 941 Geary

Saturday evening, 941 Geary hosted German duo Herakut’s latest exhibition – Loving the Exiled (previewed). The show consists of a series of large scale works on canvas that depict figures that have fallen from grace. Although the show does not include an installation (which is typical of their shows), they were able to do a piece in the entrance of the gallery, as well as down the street on the side of Hemlock Tavern. After this show, the busy duo will head down south to […]

Openings: Nimit Malavia – “Finding Together Again” @ Spoke Art

Last Thursday evening, Spoke Art in San Francisco hosted Nimit Malavia’s solo show entitled Finding Together Again (previewed). The show featured drawings and paintings on paper, depicting reinterpreted myths and religious symbols in his signature flowing style. The first 100 patrons of the show were treated to a free exclusive print, courtesy of the gallery. Check out photos from the evening after the jump…

Openings: Niels Shoe Meulman – “Justified Scriptures” @ 941 Geary

Last Saturday evening, Amsterdam-based artist Niels Shoe Meulman’s (NSM) exhibition Justified Scriptures opened at 941 Geary. The works in the show meshes his “calligraffiti” with repetition and abstract elements, to create what he describes as “Abstract Expressionism with a calligraphic origin.” This exhibition reflects the road he has traveled as an artist – starting out with being a graffiti legend 80’s, to later becoming a designer/typographer who eventually starts a design company and then gets into advertising. The show also features a large installation at […]

Studio Visit / Preview: Brett Amory – “Waiting 101” @ Lazarides (Newcastle)

A few Sundays ago, AM decided to swing by Brett Amory’s Oakland studio while he was preparing for his upcoming Lazarides solo entitled Waiting 101 at the Newcastle location. This show marks an evolution in his creative process, as he now carries his iPhone everywhere he goes and is able to immediately capture a moment whenever he feels inspired (whereas before, it would take months to compile images to use for his work). One thing we noticed was that all of the work for the […]

Openings: Saner – “Corazon Sangrante” @ Fifty24SF

On a wet Friday evening, Fifty24SF hosted Mexico City-based artist Saner’s latest exhibition entitled Corazon Sangrante (Bleeding Heart). The show is made up of a series of paintings and drawings (some of which have burn and stitching elements) with his signature characters fitted with animalistic masks in situations that reflect what he observes around him in everyday life. Saner explains the issues expressed in the show’s works are ones that “consume the body of a society that is getting closer to its destruction, unless the […]

Openings: Cleon Peterson – “The Brinksman” @ Guerrero Gallery

Last Saturday evening, Guerrero Gallery in San Francisco hosted the opening of Cleon Peterson’s latest solo exhibition entitled The Brinksman. The paintings in the show bring you into a world put on the brink through corruption and violence by figures that are motivated by their own selfish needs. His color palette and use of dominating dark shadows show a window of what it feels like to let immorality rot away our society. Check out photos of opening night after the jump…

Openings: Henry Lewis & Lango Oliveira – “Neon Knights” @ 111 Minna

Last Friday, 111 Minna hosted the opening reception for two tattoo artists, Henry Lewis and Lango Oliveria from the renowned San Francisco-based studio Skull & Sword. The show featured an array of drawings and paintings in various sizes and mediums, as well as a few collaborative works. Henry Lewis’s artwork tends to breath new life into more antiquated/classic imagery, while Lango’s take the view into another dimension embedded in mythology where beasts roam the world. More photos from the opening from The Sciolist after the […]