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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 […]

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 […]