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Previews: David Lyle – “Damaged Goods” @ 111 Minna

On October 2nd, David Lyle will be opening a new show at 111 Minna in San Francisco featuring a series of works collectively entitled Damaged Goods. The New York-based artist takes inspiration from found vintage photos which he recreates with a twist, seeding each image with unexpected modern day references. He further states – “These paintings are American moments for our psyches to reflect upon and yet they are personal satirical commentaries of events going on in  and around my life.” Discuss David Lye here.

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

On October 1st, Stella Im Hultberg (interviewed) will be opening her first solo show in four years at Spoke Art in San Francisco. Entitled Stranger, the new selection of paintings continues the current uplifting direction of her work and promises to feature her female subjects surrounding by a lot of flowers. The exhibition is slated to run through October 24th, so stop by if you are in the area. Discuss this show here. Discuss Stella Im Hultberg here.

Openings: Dan Quintana – “Diffused” @ Hashimoto Contemporary

Over the weekend, Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco hosted the opening of Dan Quintana’s lastest solo show. Entitled Diffused, the exhibition featured a dozen new oil paintings and several charcoal drawings on paper from the Los-Angeles based artist centered mainly around his ghostly portraiture, beautiful female characters surrounded by an aura of abstract elements. Rounding out the show was a large one off rug designed by Quintana with his imagery in mind. Photo credit: Odell Hussey. Discuss this show here. Discuss Dan Quintana here.

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

Last week, AM had the opportunity to visit Heath Ceramics in San Francisco where Brendan Monroe (interviewed) was hard at work in the upstairs workshop on an upcoming show. Opening September 25th in the ceramics studio and store’s Bay Area Boiler Room, Morphology will reveal months of work the Oakland-based artist has put in testing his limits with larger pieces, carefully choosing glazes, and bringing to life (in three dimensions) concepts and elements of his visual language. Judging from what we saw as well as his show at the Los Angeles Heath […]

Upcoming: Dan Quintana – “Diffused” @ Hashimoto Contemporary

On this Saturday, August 29th, Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco will welcome in painter Dan Quintana for a new solo show. Diffused will feature almost a dozen new oil paintings and several charcoal drawings on paper, ghostly and surreal portraiture that show off the Los Angeles-based artist’s eye for detail as well his exploration of some more abstract elements. Rounding out the show will be a site-specific mural painted in the gallery space. Discuss this show here. Discuss Dan Quintana here.

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

After a fantastic showing at Heath Ceramics in Los Angeles last year (covered), Brendan Monroe (interviewed) will be next putting new works on display soon at their San Francisco location. Morphology in the Boiler Room will continue the locally-based artist’s collaboration with the manufacturer of artisan pottery, a perfect way for Monroe to bring to life in a new way his organic and science-based imagery. Opening night is planned for September 25th. Discuss Brendan Monroe here.

Openings: “Shapeshifters & Sharpshooters” @ 886 Geary Gallery

Showing through today, Shapeshifters & Sharpshooters (curated by Sven Davis) at the 886 Geary Gallery features work from an international cast of artists. Coming from a diverse background from traditional art school teaching practices to graffiti writing, the participants all take abstract art-making in their own unique direction. Included in the San Francisco exhibition are works from Chris Mendoza, Christopher Derek Bruno, Clemens Behr, Drew Tyndell, Eltono, Jerry Inscoe, Liam Snootle, Matthew Chavarria, Michael Bennett, Nawer, Poesia, Richard Caldicott, Sean Newport, St Monci, and Will Sears. Discuss this show […]

Previews: Dave Kinsey – “The Modern Condition” @ FFDG

Continuing his exploration of a new series first seen in Cologne & Detroit for a show in San Francisco, Dave Kinsey (featured) has prepared a new body of work entitled The Modern Condition. Comprising of nine works on canvas created with collage and acrylic paints, the new pieces from the Los Angeles-based artist features semi-abstracted figures surrounded with textures and colors from the natural world. Drop by FFDG on August 14th for the opening reception if you are in the area, you won’t be disappointed. Discuss Dave Kinsey here.

Previews: Francesco Igory Deiana x Atelier Pica Pica – “Meeting On The Shore” @ Park Life

San Francisco’s Park Life will be hosting a July 15th opening for a collaborative exhibition between Francesco Igory Deiana and Atelier Pica Pica entitled Meeting On The Shore. Aside from showing together, the Italian born artist and Belgian art collective actually created the entire body of work together, which resulted in a coherent show. The title was a result of the fact that the artists never really met in person before they decided to collaborate and do this experimental project together. For this show, the artists shared Francesco’s new studio space in the city and created everything together from scratch. They […]

Previews: Mear One – “Cognitive Dissonance” @ White Walls Gallery

This Saturday, July 11th, White Walls Gallery will be opening a solo from Mear One (interviewed) entitled Cognitive Dissonance. The new showing in San Francisco will feature a series of large oils and acrylics, some of which he has been working on and off on for the past several years. The new work is reflective of the murals he paints on the streets, highlighted by the socio-political injustices that he often references mixed with his interests in ancient cultures and human consciousness. Take a look at […]