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Openings: Casey Weldon – “Tropefiend” @ Spoke Art

Last weekend, Spoke Art in San Francisco welcomed back Casey Weldon (featured) for a third solo show at their space entitled Tropefiend. Using a vibrant retro color palette, the Seattle-based artist’s paintings feature his unique points of view, oftentimes surreal and filled with dark humor. He further explains the new body of work – “I think on one hand, the color palette I work with has been gradually getting darker, and I was getting really into recreating the glowing and reflecting colors of bright lights. The subject matter has been […]

Previews: John Wentz – “Imprints” @ Hashimoto Contemporary

On June 6th, Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco will be hosting the opening reception for a new solo show from John Wentz. Imprints comprises of more than a dozen oil paintings from the artist who hails from Alameda, California and features his form of fragmented portraiture. He further states – “For ‘Imprints’, I took a step back to reevaluate my process. I was really motivated by a Chuck Close quote I heard in an interview recently. He was asked about achieving a certain style and said […]

Showing: Evah Fan – “A Waffle Lot” @ Legion

Currently at Legion in San Francisco, Evah Fan has a series of works on display entitled A Waffle Lot. Curated by Alice Wu, the solo from the Oakland-based artist features gouache paintings on wood panels and paper, new prints, zines, and multiples. Fan’s human or animal subjects are often small when compared to the size of her pieces, which allows them room to wander freely in their environment, often times without standard boundaries. Her eclectic choice of imagery can perhaps be linked to her lifelong addiction to […]

Upcoming: Casey Weldon – “Tropefiend” @ Spoke Art

On June 6th, Casey Weldon (featured) will be opening a new show at Spoke Art in San Francisco entitled Tropefiend. Seen above is Snakehold, a new painting from the upcoming exhibition, is a good example of the Seattle-based artist’s penchant for unique color palettes and surreal imagery. Also featuring prominently in Weldon’s work are his pop culture references, humor, and even a fascination with memes on occasion. Discuss this show here. Discuss Casey Weldon here.

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 […]

Recap: artMRKT San Francisco 2015

Last week, the fifth edition of Art Market San Francisco welcomed a record 25,000 visitors to Fort Mason Festival Pavilion over the five days it was open to the public. A wide range of works were on display at premier contemporary and modern art fair in the Bay Area including works from Kevin Earl Taylor (seen above) as well as many familiar and new names to our readers. Take a look at a photo recap below… Photo credit: Ken Harman.

Upcoming: “Triumvirate” & Mako Miyamoto – “Speculative Hunting” @ Gauntlet Gallery

Tonight (April 25th) in San Francisco, Gauntlet Gallery has two shows opening up – one a group exhibition, one a solo entitled Triumvirate & Speculative Hunting respectively. As referenced by the name of the show, Triumvirate sees Akira Beard, Alex Garant, Fab Ciraolo, Graham Curran, Jason Bryant, Justin Kane Elder, Phil Noto, Rebecca Adams, Roland Tamayo (seen above) and Sam Lamott were asked to create three works meant to be viewed as a mini-series. On a related note, at least to Tamayo’s work, the second exhibition (curated by AM’s […]

Spring Open Studios with Eric Joyner

For those interested in seeing the work space of Eric Joyner (interviewed) and learning more about his process, don’t miss the Spring Open Studios at Hunters Point Shipyard in San Francisco. Home to more than more than 250 artists, their studios will be open on April 25 & 26 to the public from 11-6 pm. Stop by (Building 101, Studio 2206) and see what Joyner has been working recently – looks like he may be incorporating a human presence to his signature robots and donut paintings. Discuss Eric Joyner […]

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

Several weeks ago, Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) opened his third solo show at Gallery Wendi Norris in San Francisco (previewed), titled Come with me. Featuring a nice selection of the artist’s iconic paintings, this latest from Matzu continues on his aesthetic wherein classical Japanese motifs join with contemporary “superflat” style and vibrant color choices for an expressive and dynamic showing of representative and abstract works. Comprised of new acrylic paintings on stretched canvas and sculptural works, the exhibiton will be on view until May 2nd (as well as a panel […]

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 […]