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Preview: “Sink or Swim” Benefit Show @ Spoke Art

Tomorrow night, September 23rd, marks the opening of the Sink or Swim benefit show for PangeaSeed, a grassroots organization based in Japan dedicated to educating and raising international awareness on the plight of sharks and the destruction of their habitat. The group show, which will be held at Spoke Art Gallery features artist like Dan May, Dave Kinsey, Ingri Haraldsen, Jen Lobo, Jessica Ward, Kevin Earl Taylor, Mike Stilkey, Paul Chatem, Roland Tamayo and more. Of note, the much anticipated Scorch I print from Josh […]

Openings: Alex Lukas @ Guerrero Gallery

Last week in San Francisco, Alex Lukas brought his post-apocalyptic visions to the Guerrero Gallery, featuring submerged metropolis, overgrown skyscrapers, and derelict cities. Utilizing a complex technique on paper that includes ink, acrylic, watercolor, gouache and silk screen, the Philadelphia based artist paints a desolate future where humans may play no part, focusing on the fragility of our modern society. One piece in particular was the highlight of the show – a large panoramic piece that could be viewed in almost 360 degrees. This and […]

Openings: Jessica Hess – “It Finds You” @ White Walls SF

Last Saturday, San Francisco-based realist painter, Jessica Hess opened her first solo White Walls exhibition entitled, It Finds You. Hess typically likes to take traditional landscape painting and concentrate on areas of decay, abandonment and graffiti. In addition to her works of oil on canvas, the show also includes photographs, smaller works of gouache on paper, as well as and an installation of work done on old spray cans which are used to contrast and compliment her paintings. Check out photos from the opening after […]

Openings: “Building Context” @ Guerrero Gallery

With Alex Lukas set to present his superb collection of new paintings this Saturday at Guerrero Gallery, we thought we would highlight the previous show that just closed at the SF showspace entitled Building Context. The show featured a set of artists including Leigh Wells, Matt Gonzalez, Adam Feiblman (Adam 5100), Boris Tellegen (Delta), Greg Lamarche, Joey Piziali, and Ray Beldner that utilize paper as a medium in their art, leading to an eclectic mix of work that was diverse yet cohesive. More photos from the […]

Setup: Park Life Pop-Up Store @ Paulson Bot Press

San Francisco gallery/store, Park Life has teamed up with print shop Paulson Bot Press for a temporary pop-up store filled with artwork and merchandise at their West Berkeley warehouse space. Park Life has curated the gallery space with new and past editions and originals from artists such as Tauba Auerbach, Andrew Schoultz, Tucker Nichols, Clare Rojas, Barry McGee, Chris Johanson and more. The opening reception for the store is tonight and only runs til September 16 during the print shop’s operating hours. Check out photos […]

Previews / Setup: “Young and Free” @ 941 Geary

Long known for living on a continent with rebel attitude, the Aussies have been making their mark on the urban art scene with their unique perspective on stencil and spray paint. This Saturday, San Francisco’s 941 Geary hosts Young and Free, a group exhibition celebrating Australia’s talented artists. The show features works both inside and out from Anthony Lister, Kid Zoom, Meggs, Dabs Myla, Dmote,  Ben Frost, HA-HA, Reka, Rone, Sofles, Vexta and New2. Check out a preview of the works and the progress they’re making after […]

Openings: Pedro Matos – “Ephemera” @ Shooting Gallery

Portuguese artist, Pedro Matos opened his first U.S. solo show entitled Ephemera at Shooting Gallery Saturday night (previewed). This twenty-two year old artist has created a body of work that creates a political, social and moral dialogue by painting portraits of those who are often overlooked and forgotten by society. Highly recommended that you check out the work in person (if possible), as he has done a fine job in creating oil on canvas based works that also physically look like they are deteriorating and […]

Teaser / Video: Kid Zoom for “Young & Free” @ 941 Geary

Kid Zoom, whom we last caught up with at his New York solo show, was recently featured in a video by Kingbrown Magazine. The detailed footage captures his can control and skills with spray paint quite well and will give you an idea of what to expect for the Young & Free show opening in San Francisco on September 10th at the 941 Geary. The collective of Australian artists also includes Anthony Lister, Meggs, and Dabs Myla among many others. Showcard after the jump…

Openings: Brett Amory – “White Light” @ Anno Domini

Bay Area-based Brett Amory (interviewed) unveiled his latest paintings in his Waiting series for his exhibition, White Light at Anno Domini in San Jose, CA (previewed) on Saturday night. The Waiting series features anonymous snapshots in an urban environment, which is a commentary on an individuals’ seemingly impossible task of trying to find existence in society in which they are so detached. The work in White Light aims to express a sense of freedom and that we are able to choose whether we exist through […]

Openings: Handiedan, Craww, Charmaine Olivia & Tatiana Suarez @ Spoke Art

Last Thursday evening, Spoke Art hosted the opening of an exhibition featuring 4 artists from different parts of the globe: Handiedan (Amsterdam), Craww (UK), Charmaine Olivia (San Francisco) and Tatiana Suarez(New York). Although each of the artists’ techniques and styles vary greatly, it is very interesting to see how they each interpret the common subject matter of the female form. To coincide with the opening of the show, Spoke Art also released a new giclee from each of the artists (which were also on display […]