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Openings: “Space//Squared” @ White Walls Gallery

Last month, White Walls Gallery in San Francisco opened a group exhibition entitled Space//Squared. Curated by Sven Davis, the showing was a followup to an event last year in Portland (covered). This time around, participating artists were again asked to contribute artwork in a 10 x 10″ format.  Along with pieces from over 100 artists (list seen below), Adam Friedman and Robert Minervini also created a site-specific installation featuring a series of paintings interspersed throughout mural elements. Roster: 2501, Adam Friedman, Adam Weir, Akiko Masker, Alex Lukas, Alicia Dubnyckyj, […]

Openings: Scott Hove – “Master of Rapacity” @ Hashimoto Contemporary

Last weekend, Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco opened a new show from Scott Hove entitled Master of Rapacity. Featuring his signature faux cake sculptural works, the exhibition was thematically based on what one would see in the house of a corporate bigwig’s house. Hove states: “America is currently undergoing a very decisive and quiet transition to corporate oligarchy, the government becoming more and more acquiescent to corporate policy. Corporate policy is by nature rapacious, and could not give a fuck about nature or your feelings. […]

Interviews: Mike Maxwell – ‘The Span Of My Attention’ @ Nowheresville Gallery

Chances are, you probably know of Mike Maxwell not just for his own art, but also the series of podcasts he releases called Live Free, where he interviews artists and broadcasts the results. The San Diego native is now finalizing the details for his solo exhibition in San Francisco at Nowheresville Gallery entitled The Span Of My Attention, which opens on Saturday June 7th. We thought it was time to even the balance a little a put some questions to Mike ourselves. Read on for our […]

Showing: “Paper Cuts” @ Spoke Art

A couple of weeks back, AM got to spend some time in and around San Francisco. One of the exhibitions on the calendar was Spoke Art’s group exhibition Paper Cuts. Curated by Jessica Ross, the show features eatures an array of 11 international artists each working with cut paper (natch) but with a variety of styles, techniques and of course end results. The art of paper cutting is traditionally a very unforgiving medium. There’s no eraser or additional layer of paint to disguise a mistake in […]

Recap: artMRKT San Francisco

Last week, Bay Area art fans saw the annual Art Market San Francisco come through town. The international art fair held at the Festival Pavilion – Fort Mason Center had galleries, artists, and collectors alike taking advantage of the one week of the year where art was in especially in focus in SF. We have for you a small sample of what was on display for those who missed it, including the work or Joel Daniel Phillips (above) seen at the Hashimoto Contemporary booth. Photo credit: Ken Harman.

Openings: Nychos – “Street Anatomy” @ Fifty24SF

After painting several murals in the Bay Area (SF & Oakland), world traveller and muralist Nychos also opened a solo show at Fifty24SF last month. The exhibition entitled Street Anatomy featured works on canvas and paper highlighting the Austrian street artist’s distinctive cartoony dissections including a series of renderings of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Check out more photos below… Photo credit: Merlin Jackson (crowd shots) & Rachel Ralph (Fecal Face). Discuss Nychos here.

Previews: “Space//Squared” @ White Walls Gallery

Tomorrow night (May 10th) in San Francisco, the White Walls Gallery will be opening a new group exhibition curated by Sven Davis entitled Space//Squared. Following up on a show last year in Portland (covered), artists are again asked to contribute artwork in a 10″ x 10″ inch format, allowing us to see how each responds to the same prescribed guidelines. Along with pieces from over 100 artists (list seen below), Adam Friedman and Robert Minervini will create a site-specific installation (see video below) featuring a series of […]

Streets: Nychos (Oakland)

Austrian street artist and a member of the The Weird Crew from Europe, Nychos, recently spent a few weeks in San Francisco. His temporary residency consisted of working on his solo show at Fifty24SF, painting several murals around the city, and even doing some free tattoo sessions. His exhibition, Street Anatomy, had a busy opening night last Friday, and right after that he moved his tools and started working on this gigantic mural in downtown Oakland. Covering a massive concrete wall, the heavy metal loving graffiti […]

Showing: Mario Wagner – “A Glow That Transfers Creativity” @ Hashimoto Contemporary

Last week, the Hashimoto Contemporary welcomed Bay Area artist Mario Wagner (featured) into their space for a showing entitled A Glow That Transfers Creativity. The solo exhibition consisted of paintings, collage-based installation, and animations displayed on old tube televisions. Taking a mixed media approach, the German born artist reinterprets images he finds in a variety of methods resulting in a style that is both retro and futuristic at the same time. Take a look at more photos below… Discuss Mario Wagner here. Discuss this show here.

Showing: “The Back Room” @ Luggage Store Gallery

The Luggage Store Gallery in San Francisco is currently showing a visual art exhibition entitled The Back Room featuring works by the artists who exhibited with the artist run multidisciplinary arts organization in the past. Curated by Rich Fonseca Daigle, the list of artists include mostly bay area artists such as Thomas Campbell, Bill Daniels, Cheryl Dunn, Date Farmers, Margaret Kilgallen, Chris Johanson, Ari Marcopolous, Ace Morgan, NeckFace, Stephan Powers, Dave Schubert, Ed Templeton, Robyn Twomey and Tobin Yelland. Including photographs, objects, paintings, drawings and products that use the artworks of […]