Galleries

Informed by previous experiences working as a graffiti artist, Berlin-based artist Clemens Behr integrates ephemerality and destruction into his artistic practice, as well as urban art’s improvised nature and unique means of responding to the environment where it is installed, which also provides the artist with creative inspiration. During his month-long residency at Mirus Gallery, Behr developed these foundational approaches and interests, making large-scale installations and sculptural objects […]

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For any resident of the San Francisco East Bay GATS’ intricately-designed masks, with its somnolent eyes and flowing teeth/beard/tentacles, seem to be an omnipotent presence: slapped, painted, and sprayed upon everything from the tiny crevices and alleyways between dilapidated buildings to the grand, expansive walls of abandoned warehouses. The Oakland-based artist cultivates imagery for this iconic figure from personal reflections upon society and […]

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Ben Venom has lived in San Francisco for 10 years, 3 years specifically in the Haight/Ashbury apartment where he resides now with his wife. Her striking landscape photographs of upstate New York fill the apartment entrance where he leads us towards his workspace at the end of the hallway where he makes the extraordinary sewn textiles and large […]

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San Francisco-based artist Casey Gray’s first show at Park Life Gallery, Wave Pool, includes both Gray’s acrylic spray paint and aerosol enamel still life paintings, and a further continuance of his new painting series that depict ubiquitous, emoji-like digitally created symbols. In the “wave” paintings, the symbols depicted: from hamburgers to skulls, painter pallets to cacti, are initially lighthearted and one-dimensional, and in no […]

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From the poetic musings of the flaneur, who wandered the streets of Paris to the quick-paced, gritty world of the metropolises depicted in the artworks of the Ashcan School artists, the dynamic urban life has fascinated artists for centuries. Luna Rienne Gallery’s current group show, City Minded celebrates the painting genre and its history within the frame of the picturesque […]

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The annual group show now in its fourth year, Moleskine Project co-curated by Sydney-based artist Rodrigo Luff and gallery director Ken Harman goes down the street from its regular Spoke Art exhibition space to Harman’s new-ish, larger Hashimoto Contemporary. Over 70 artists from throughout the world participated in Moleskine Project this year. One of this exhibition’s aims is to honor the sketchbook as the […]

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Modern Eden Gallery’s current group show, Storybook: An Art Journey Through Childhood’s Best Remembered Stories is the third curated exhibition by Michael Cuffe, photojournalist and Editor in Chief of Warholian. Over 65 artists were invited to choose a childhood folktale, story, or book to interpret in their own unique style. Such iconic books creatively approached vary from modern […]

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Down the Rabbit Hole with Neon Lights now on view at FFDG includes an all-new series of colorful and vibrant acrylic paintings by Mexico City-based artist Favio Martinez, perhaps better known as Curiot. The artist’s second show at FFDG is in many ways a continuing chapter a convoluted narrative that reveals a surreal world of the artist’s own inspired creation. In this solo show audiences […]

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Much of modern and contemporary art-making may involve a series of thoughtful negotiations: appropriating any one of a variety of objects, inserting new values or exacerbating its own that are hidden from its everyday use, accentuating the formal properties of a common object and transforming it into fine art. In their individual practices, Oakland-based artists William Emmert and Joey Enos both examine […]

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1AM Gallery celebrates its six-year in South of Market and the beginning of its 2015 programming with “1AM Revolution,” a diverse group show of local and international artists affiliated with the gallery’s robust history. With this exhibition, 1AM  reaffirms and renews its mission to celebrate and uphold the freedom of speech and creative expression through art exhibitions, mural services, and its classes and workshops. 1AM Gallery writes, “As the […]

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