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Preview: Damon Soule – “Then What Happened” @ FFDG

It’s been almost a year since we caught up with Damon Soule at his New York showing, but it looks like he has been putting his time to good use. Then What Happened will open tomorrow night, August 20th at the Fecal Face Dot Gallery in San Francisco and will feature his vibrant and organic imagery, some looking pretty large-scale. More preview images after the jump…

Openings: Andrew Schoultz & Paul Klee – “Images in Dialogue” @ SFMOMA

Just this Saturday, the SFMOMA hosted an intriguing posthumous dialogue between Swiss-born Modernist Paul Klee and the very much living Andrew Schoultz (previewed). Images in Dialogue featured new works from the SF-based Schoultz displayed side by side with Klee’s work with the former pieces created in response to the latter’s paintings. When Schoultz was first approached by SFMOMA curator, John Zarobell regarding the project, he was familiar with Klee’s work, but did not consider him direct influence. As he did more research, he was surprised […]

Openings: Skinner – “The Fragile Art of Existence” @ Shooting Gallery

Never the one to shy away from challenging the viewer’s comfort zone while dragging them down to his own chaotic hell via the minions and demons from his mind, Skinner decided to take a step back from his usual creative process, which is typically done with a sense of attack and urgency. Last Saturday evening saw the opening of his latest show at Shooting Gallery, The Fragile Art of Existence, which features a new series of paintings where he decided to take a few risks […]

Teaser: Andrew Schoultz & Paul Klee – “Images in Dialogue” @ SFMOMA

This Saturday, August 13th in San Francisco, a unique exhibition is opening at the SFMOMA. How do you hold a conversation artistically with someone long dead? Andrew Schoultz will attempt just that by creating a visual dialogue across a century with drawings that are a response to the works of Swiss-born Modernist Paul Klee. Andrew sent over the images of a couple of the pieces that will be displayed along with Klee’s, so if it intrigues you, stop by for the opening. One more image […]

Openings: Anthony Sneed – “Grand Illusion” @ Shooting Gallery

Anthony Michael Sneed recently opened his solo exhibition Grand Illusion at San Francisco’s Shooting Gallery. The New York based artist has been previously known for his humorous works of retro 8-bit video game iconography, but this body of work is an elevation into a new level of abstraction and color theory. Utilizing simple palettes with detailed premeditated placement, Anthony created works that renders fantastic optical illusions in both 2-D and 3-D. His beautiful paintings and wooden installations seem to blend together effortlessly in the gallery […]

Openings: Shawn Barber – “Youth of Today” @ Fecal Face Dot Gallery

After moving away from San Francisco to Los Angeles two years ago to concentrate on painting and opening Memoir Tattoo with his girlfriend, Shawn Barber (interviewed) decided to revisit his previous home city with a new exhibition, Youth of Today at Fecal Face Dot Gallery. The show consists of oil paintings from his Doll Series, which is a commentary on people being consumed by popular culture and having a thirst for celebrity, which had become more apparent to him while living in Southern California. Check […]

Openings: Nathan Ota & Risk – “That Was Then, This Is Now” @ 111 Minna

Thursday evening, 111 Minna in San Francisco hosted the opening for Nathan Ota and Risk’s collaborative exhibition, That Was Then, This Is Now. The two respected graffiti artists first collaborated over 25 years in high school, but had lost contact ever since. It was not until last year, when Greg Simkins and Jeff Soto worked on murals with Risk (and knew about the two’s previous history), that it was suggested that they reconnect again. This lead to a collaborative mural at Hurley Space last October […]

Preview: Shawn Barber – “Youth of Today” @ Fecal Face Dot Gallery

On July 8th, the Bay Area will welcome master tattooist and fine artist Shawn Barber’s (featured) and his new collection of paintings. For those familiar with his work, they will know of a certain group of paintings he calls the the Doll Series – from which it looks like some of these preview images would fit in. Entitled Youth of Today, it will be interesting what he will be bringing to Fecal Face Dot Gallery and the metaphors he will be conveying through his work. […]

Openings: Adam Caldwell & Jonathan Darby – “Intersection” @ White Walls SF

A couple weeks ago, White Walls in San Francisco hosted a dual show from native son Adam Caldwell and UK artist Jonathan Darby. Entitled Intersection, the premise of the show was a meeting of cultures – American by Caldwell and Brazilian by Darby with his favela installation. Take a look at of the opening photos courtesy of Berlin Tomas after the jump…

Openings: “Margaret Kilgallen: Summer / Selections” @ Ratio 3

Opening to a packed crowd last night, Ratio 3 honored the memory of Margaret Kilgallen (1967-2001) with her first solo exhibition in San Francisco in 13 years. Along with her husband Barry McGee and other artists, the art movement now commonly referred to as the Mission School (which drew inspiration from the urban culture of San Francisco’s Mission District as well as comic, folk and graffiti art) has been a huge influence to the Street Art that we know of today. Kilgallen’s work is now […]