WYRDE San Francisco
Group show featuring artwork by 6 artists from the Artist & Craftsman Supply SF Store. Justine Kessler, Justin Beale, Kate Jestin Taylor, David Hunter, Persia Phillips and Eddie Soto.
Wyrde originated as an Anglo-Saxon concept corresponding to fate or personal destiny; relating extraordinary character to supernatural causes. “Wyrde San Francisco” is an exploration of how “weird” is defined by place, and how place is defined by the characters drawn to keeping it wyrde.
Show dates: July 8th - July 10th
Opening reception on July 8th. 6pm to 9 pm
FEM: An Art Show
Group show with works by three artists—Deanna Marsigliese, Eliza Ivanova, and Zaruhi Galstyan—who took on the challenge of illustrating the inspirational women of their lives, both past and present. This could mean family members, strangers on the road, cultural muses, and people who somehow resonated with the artist for good or for bad. We wanted to show a side of women in art that wasn't fueled by conventional beauty exclusively, but by their stories. Here we explore the fem perspective.
June 24th through June 26th
Opening Reception Friday, June 24th 6-10pm
All proceeds from live art went directly to Casa De Las Madres
, which provides services for those being affected by domestic violence. Come help support art and those in need in our community!
No Heroes Allowed
Group show that celebrates those amazing comic book characters that are often seen outside of--or in opposition to--the limelight of our courageous heroes. These are the figures we see in the confines of the passenger seat or skulking down a dark alley way: the loyal sidekicks, half-witted henchmen and sinister villains.
-June 3rd through June 19th
-Opening Reception June 3rd 6-10pm
Adam Widener, Alice Koswara, Bianca Nandzik, Caitlin Peters, Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh, Geovanni Ramos, Hannah Rothstein, Happy D, Jason Cruz, Justine Kessler, Kate Jestin Taylor, Maria Motta, Nate Van Dyke, Nolan Encarnation, Norio Fujikawa, Sean Page, Sugabus, Turtle Wayne, and Zebulon Goodell
Hello City 2016
Bay Area artists reimagine Sanrio’s character Hello Kitty, also known as Kitty White, for our Fourth Annual Hello City group show. This character, first introduced in Japan in 1974 and the US in 1976, has become an iconic image recognized worldwide; and we have an awesome group of local artists that give this cool cat
some Northern California flair.
Artists include: Bluepencil, Bunny California, Caitlin Peters, Dan Akuna, Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh, EKKE Art, Eric Joyner, Genevieve Dy, Jian Wu, Jilliann Silva, Jocelyn Valentine Jones, Maral Mokri, Maria Motta, Norio Fujikawa, O.Truax, Theresa Muley, Turtle Wayne, Verona Chen, Yowli Hyun, and Zebulon Goodell
-March 4th through Tuesday, March 8th at Art Attack SF
-Opening reception March 4th from 6-10pm
The Empire Strikes Art Attack
n honor of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, Art Attack SF uses the power of the Force to fill the gallery from top to bottom with Star Wars-inspired work. The Empire Strikes Art Attack celebrates the entire saga, welcoming the images, landscapes, characters, and ideas from the iconic Star Wars Universe, to our galaxy right here in the Bay.
-January 29th through February 1st at Art Attack SF
-Opening reception on January 29th from 6-10pm
A solo exhibition by local artist Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh
, on display from June 5th through July 5th. Beginning in early childhood, Dawline-Jane developed a fascination with house forms—boxy bases, triangular roofs, rectangles for doors, and four square windows ended up on any blank paper she could find. She imagined what kinds of people lived in the homes. Her kinship with the aesthetic and fantasy rather than technical math strayed her from pursuing architecture.
As an adult, foreboding recurrent dreams of limitless homes and boundless basements that felt both familiar and alien inspired Dawline-Jane to revisit house form in her artwork. While the dreams have since drifted to the ether, her portrayal of house form has established residence at the forefront of her collection.
Evolved Foundations explores the house as object, subject, and form, experimentally investigating the interplay of drawing, photography, and the 3-dimensional object.
-June 5th through July 5, 2015 at Art Attack SF
-Opening Reception: June 5th from 6-9pm
Bagman’s Floating World
At Art Attack SF Gallery, on display March 27th through April 24th, 2015. Local artist,
PJ Blanchard, better known as Bagman
, invites us to view his latest collection which fuses traditional Japanese Ukiyo-e style painting with
Southern folk art techniques to create works that resemble those of the Otsu-e genre.
During the Edo Period (1615-1868), a Japanese art form known as ukiyo-e, or "pictures of the floating world” took shape. These paintings and woodblock prints reflected the interest of the middle class and featured beautiful women, sumo wrestlers, actors from Kabuki theaters, as well as scenes from nature and erotica. This particular style influenced Blanchard later in life when he became a professional tattoo artist. It enabled him to combine his passion for folk art (cultivated from an upbringing in Louisiana) with the formulas and techniques he studied from Ukiyo-e masters like Teraoka, Hokusai, and Yoshitoshi. Bagman’s work incorporates elements of humor—inspired by Japanese Otsu-e artwork—while exploring themes of sexuality, technology, beauty, and consumerism in the 21st century.
-March 27th through April 24, 2015 at Art Attack SF
-Opening Reception: March 27th from 6-9pm
Third Annual Hello City Group Show
For our Third Annual group who are featuring the work of 18 local artists who we have asked to re-imagine Sanrio's character Kitty White, better known as Hello Kitty, in any artistic form they choose. You can expect to see a wide range of techniques and mediums used from this year's group; all of which place their own individual stamp on this time honored character.
-March 6th through March 9, 2015 at Art Attack SF
-Opening Reception: March 6th from 6-10pm
Keith Magruder—also known as the Baker’s Son—graduated from the California College of the Arts in 2008 with a focus on Illustration and currently splits time between his two studios located in Oakland and Los Angeles. Keith developed a strong connection to food at an early age, helping his mother and grandmother bake cakes, pies, and bread in the kitchen. He was able to experience the joy and happiness their baked goods brought to people. Through that experience, Keith realized baking can represent much more than what appears on the surface. In exploring the origins, costs, and transformational properties of ingredients, Keith’s artwork offers an artistic commentary on the socio-political aspects of food and the relationship that people and cultures around the world share with it.
-February 6th through March 1, 2015 at Art Attack SF
-Opening Reception: First Friday, February 6th from 6-9pm
"A great deal of my creative energy is focused on developing a visual language that uses both realism and abstraction to describe a subject. Visually, these images explore the dissonance that arises when realism is paired with the abbreviation and exaggeration of form." Artist Statement, Matthew Robertson
-December 5th through January 5, 2015 at Art Attack SF
-Opening Reception: First Friday, December 5th 6-9pm
"Observations of the Female Form" by O.Truax
O.Truax, a local upcoming artist, presents his latest work “Observations of the Female Form” at Art Attack SF, on display November 7 through December 1, 2014. O.Truax fuses repurposed canvas with layers of textured acrylic paint to create works that express the beauty of the female figure both physically and symbolically. The paint is applied using a sharp putty knife, juxtaposing the softness of the overall image, but still perfectly depicting the inherent grace of the female form. Each layer is applied strategically to recreate the beauty of the figure and to reinforce the concepts of female power and strength.
-November 7th through December 1, 2014 at Art Attack SF
-Opening Reception: First Friday, November 7th 6-9pm
Mirroring the spiritual practice of palm reading and its telling of one's emotional state, local Bay Area artist, Jaclyn Finkle, creates a series of works that are insights to her own personal life. Finkle's use of thick and thin paint creates tension, and her use of a primary and complementary color palette then serves as a release of both physical and psychological liberation. Heart Lines features a range of large scale oil paintings, oil pastels on canvas, and cyanotypes in which the paradox of subconscious movement and the deliberate obstruction of faces and figures come together to form this harmonious series.
-Heart Lines on view through July 27th, 2014 at Art Attack SF
-Opening reception: 6pm-10pm