California Academy of Science’s weekly Thursday night, adults-only event NightLife, complete with music, creatures and cocktails held a special “Gallery Crawl” theme last week that included several of San Francisco’s galleries, museums and artists taking part.
In the African Hall, local galleries Roll Up Gallery, Modern Eden Gallery, and CAS Creative & Exhibits Studio displayed artwork by their represented artists, or gave audiences a sample of the current exhibitons on display in their respective spaces. There was also an impressive installation of Jinny Kim’s dress made entirely out of paper American currency, from $1 bills to $50s and $100s, symbolizing the materialization and costs of the tradition.
In the East Pavilion Gallery, micro-galleries were set up by Gauntlet Gallery including work by artists Robert Bowen and Fab Ciraolo. Artist William Arvin was busy live-painting with an engaged audience under a Galapagos turtles display. “Maker Stations” organized by new arts organization Gallery Daily included a wealth of artists making art of disparate media during the night: live-painting with local artist Michelle Fleck, ‘zine-making hosted by Simon Tran, an intriguing collage workshop with Kylea Borges, “Edible Chocolate Experiments” with Nicola Carey, pen and ink projects with Brooke Westfall, “Optical Experiments” with Simon Pyle, “The Magic of Markers” with Bridget Klappert, and monotypes workshop with Keegan Luttrell. The East Pavilion also featured “Live Interactive Performance” by Laura Hyunjhee Kim, and really amazing video art by Gil Kuno projected onto the exterior of the Morrison Planetarium.
Past the swamp and adjacent to the Rainforest Dome, San Francisco Museum of Modern art shared their On The Go programming with Nightlife audiences and held an interactive Instagram scavenger hunt, hosted with Photographer Alec Soth. Winners received two tickets to the museum’s next Modern Ball. Further down the way by the Project Lab, artist Sean Vidal Edgerton showed off his scientific illustrations.