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Openings: Mike Egan & Hollis Brown Thornton – “Live Fast, Die Faster” & “A Long Time Ago” @ Gauntlet Gallery

Gauntlet Gallery in San Fransisco is currently showing two exhibitions that celebrate both the analogue and the digital side of the artistic spectrum. Mike Egan’s (interviewed) solo exhibition Live Fast, Die Faster continues his heavily stylised and instantly recognisable series of paintings inspired by German Expressionism, Day of the Dead imagery and his former career as an embalmer and funeral director. The Pittsburgh-based artist’s subject matter celebrates both life and death in equal measure. Amidst the chaos of the the skeletal figures and devils that features so prominently […]

Releases: Mars-1 – “Mars Molecule Collection”

Coinciding with his current exhibition at Heron Arts in San Francisco, Mars-1 (featured) has released a set of bronze sculptures titled Mars Molecule Collection that mirror the large scale pieces in the show. The sculpts are three dimensional representations of the SF-based artist organic otherworldly paintings and were first revealed in this year’s Burning Man. The set costs $2000 and come in an edition of 24 and are available here. Discuss Mars-1 here.

Openings: Stella Im Hultberg – “Stranger” @ Spoke Art

At the beginning of the month, Spoke Art in San Francisco introduced new works from Stella Im Hultberg (interviewed) in her first solo in four years. Entitled Stranger, the very floral new body of work encompassed many different mediums including oil paintings, loosely rendered watercolor, india ink sketches, as well as sculpture. The fresh imagery is inspired by the changes in her life, with being a new parent being the most obvious. She further explains – “There was a lot of ‘heaviness of love’ that I felt since becoming a parent, […]

Openings: Soey Milk – “PIDA” @ Hashimoto Contemporary

Earlier this month, Soey Milk brought her work up north to Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco for a solo entitled PIDA / 피다. The title references a Korean term that means to blossom or to become something else, something that applies to her continued development as an artist and her experimentation with technique. On display were a diverse selection of works including oil paintings and graphite drawings, some with embedded objects incorporated into the pieces. The show will be on view through the 24th for those interested in a visit. Photo credit: Shaun […]

Showing: Brendan Monroe – “Morphology” @ Heath Ceramics (San Francisco)

Currently, Heath Ceramics in San Francisco has an amazing new set of works on display from Brendan Monroe (interviewed) at their Boiler Room space. Entitled Morphology, the exhibition is a cohesive combination of mostly sculptural works, wall mural, and original pieces. As we expected after our studio visit with the Oakland-based artist at the end of August, his months of hard work pushing the limits to further expand his imagery in the third dimension paid off in a big way. Don’t miss this show if you are in the area before it closes […]

Showing: Francesco Igory Deiana – “Haptic Render” @ Cult

On September 11th CULT / Aimee Friberg Exhibitions in San Francisco opened Haptic Render, a solo exhibition of new drawings and installations by Francesco Igory Deiana. With this show, the locally-based artist introduced a new direction in his work, exploring the translation of form between the digital and analog worlds. Over the years Deiana has been creating highly detailed, labor-intensive artwork using ball point pen, spray paint, and photographic prints to combine contemporary and classic techniques. For his newest body of work, he chose graphite as medium […]

Previews: Soey Milk – “PIDA” @ Hashimoto Contemporary

Starting from opening night on October 1st, Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco will have new works from Soey Milk on display, oil paintings and graphite drawings. The Korean term “PIDA / 피다” (also the title of her show) means to blossom or to become something else, something that applies to the Los Angeles-based painter’s continued development in technique and artistic vision. Also new in the last year has been her experimentation with adding embedded objects into her art like crushed flower pedals or earth to go along […]

Previews: Stella Im Hultberg – “Stranger” @ Spoke Art

On October 1st, Spoke Art in San Francisco will be hosting the opening of Stranger, Stella Im Hultberg’s (interviewed) first solo in four years after spending some time to become a mother. The new oil paintings, loosely rendered watercolor, and india ink sketches are an exploration into the female identity, something she has been thinking about as of late. She further explains – “There was a lot of ‘heaviness of love’ that I felt since becoming a parent, a very heavy-feeling blessing. I’m sure many parents would agree. Maybe […]

Previews: Richard Colman – “Faces, Figures, Places and Things.” @ Chandran Gallery

For its inaugural exhibition opening on September 25th, Chandran Gallery has chosen to show all new works from Richard Colman collectively entitled Faces, Figures, Places and Things. Along with new works featuring his recognizable imagery that explores “narratives on human sexuality, strategy and societal hierarchy,” the locally-based artist has been at the San Francisco showspace working on an ambitious installation that will cover the entire ground floor of the gallery. We must admit, these preview images have piqued our interest and we hope this is true for you as […]

Showing: SatOne – “In Memoriam” @ 886 Gallery

Currently at 886 Gallery in San Franisco, a show from SatOne is on view through October 3rd. Collectively entitled In Memoriam, the new work from the Munich-based artist was inspired by the notion that only the essential things in life will last, something that came to him while recently renovating his apartment. The abstractions seen in these new pieces mirror his work on the streets, but in this instance are memories that represent the journeys and paths one takes through life, the only thing that is […]