The Streets Of San Francisco
March 2 - April 7, 2024
Please join us for the
Saturday, March 2, 2024 from 6 to 9PM.
The Streets Of San Francisco portrays cityscapes that have inspired locals and tourists, through the eyes of four urban luminaries: Anthony Holdsworth, Beryl Landau, Nathan “Nate1” Tan, and Sirron Norris. Their individual perspectives and styles pay homage to the streets, hills, skies, and architecture that provide the setting for the unique culture created here.
Anthony Holdsworth was born in England and embarked on a painting career while working as Head of Outdoor Restoration for the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. He continued his studies at the Bournemouth College of Art in England, and then the San Francisco Art Institute.
Originally a landscape artist influenced by the Bay Area Figurative Art movement, Holdsworth began painting plein air cityscapes near his Oakland studio. Eventually he made his way to San Francisco’s Mission District. He has shown with major galleries through California and has been a recipient of the WESTAF-NEA fellowship. Holdsworth lives in San Francisco, and works both there and in Oakland.
Sirron Norris is a San Francisco-based artist, muralist, designer and educator. He graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, then moved to San Francisco to begin his career. Best known for his public art projects, his murals can be seen in Balmy Alley, Clarion Alley, at the corner of 18th & Bryant in the Mission. He has been an Artist in Residence at both the de Young Fine Art Museum and San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. With the support of the San Francisco Arts Commission, Norris adorned the pediatric emergency rooms at the San Francisco General Hospital. In addition, he served as the lead artist on the animated television show Bob's Burgers. He runs a studio and gallery in the heart of the Mission district in San Francisco, where he teaches cartooning and animation.
Beryl Landau is a San Francisco-based artist who describes her work as “symbolic landscape”. Her acrylic paintings depict geographical locations rendered in a manner that evokes feelings about them. Born in New York City, Landau moved to Santa Monica CA at the age of 15, then arrived in San Francisco in the 1960s to attain BFA and MFA degrees at the San Francisco Art Institute. Her teachers included Richard Diebenkorn, Elmer Bischoff, and Joan Brown. She lives and works in Bernal Heights.
Nathan "Nate1" Tan was born in England and then immigrated to San Francisco as a child. A self-taught artist, he became a local graffiti legend in San Francisco and Daly City while a teenager. After earning a degree in graphic design at San Francisco State University, he worked professionally before starting a kids' hip hop clothing line called New Skool in 2003. Still based in San Francisco, Tan teaches graffiti and mural arts in addition to running New Skool and producing fine art.