122 Past Shows
Shifting Seasons delves into the effects of extreme weather: what our planet and, more specifically, San Francisco and its surrounds might look like in a changing climate. Marrying her love of nature with the magical reality of what is, what was, and what could be, Ursula Xanthe Young takes us through the seasons of her imaginary visions. We see San Francisco through different phases: in winter filled with snow, submerged underwater after rainy season, bursting with vibrant green in tropical spring, super blooming wildflowers after epic rainfall, enduring desert conditions in blazing dry summer, and celebrating autumn with a universe of fungi and and fall colors. Young's latest body of work is both a fantastical daydream and a cautionary vision.
The Future Is Now
The Future Is Now touches on themes that are part sci-fi, part futurism, and part technological. Each distinctive in their rendering of figure and landscape, Alec Huxley, Felicia Ann, and Paul Lewin collectively create an existence that is well within the realm of probability. World culture, global technology, and the unknown meld into a new reality that we are simultaneously excited by and cautious of.
Visible Light Spectrum
Visible Light Spectrum is a collection of paintings that explore the perceived notions of light and color. With his signature style, Apexer takes spray can to surface to create abstract styles with high-key color combinations that dazzle the viewer’s eye.
Arcana features paintings, prints, and floral design by artists Amandalynn, Lady Mags, Gloria Muriel, Erin Yoshi, Megan Shaffer, and Nine Swords Design. Arcana, by definition, refers to a deep secret, a mystery, or an elixir. With this exhibition, Amandalynn invites some of her favorite artists to discover and celebrate the hidden magic brought to light by working together. The show also features two mural / painting installations — by Amandalynn and Lady Mags — which evoke a sense of discovery and found treasure.
The Thin Places
There are places in this world where the veil between heaven and earth is thin and porous. They are shrouded in mystery, containing shadowy passageways that connect light and dark, this world and the next. Crossing through them is not without consequence. The delicate equilibrium between the worlds shifts as light, life, and color are pulled from one to the other, taking with them fragments of the landscape. These are The Thin Places.
Chris Stokes mixes acrylic, graphite, pen and ink, and watercolor to explore movement, tension, and transcendence in this new collection of work.
Verses From The Abstract
Verses From The Abstract showcases work that is non-representational yet tells its story with color and shape. Lines, curves, and contrasting or complementary hues commingle to evoke emotions, while subtle gradations create depth and movement. Chad Hasegawa, Evan Venegas, and Michael Moncibaiz — each with many years of experience developing their craft — present an exhibition of visual compositions that harken Kandinsky’s theory that color, like music, influences the soul.
Holidazical is a collection of small-scale works by fourteen established urban contemporary artists. Including surrealism, abstraction, photo realism and more, this exhibition showcases the diversity of art in the gallery program.
Evolutionary Bloom is a visual exploration of what is, what was, and what might be in the natural realm. As the global climate shifts, species of flora (and fauna) become extinct, flourish for a time, and emerge/re-emerge. Artists Felicia Ann, Linda Larson and Ursula Xanthe Young capture human and floral species — whether indigenous to Earth or imagined on a distant planet — at the cusp of transformation in this colorful and ethereal exhibition.
Assorted Flavors is a collection of food-related paintings depicting otherworldly musings and episodes of illusion with the artist's favorite edibles. Golden wrappers reveal worlds of chocolate confections; gummy fish pass the time on a quiet pier; and teacups burst out from pastry boxes. J.L. King's unique surrealist style emerges and immerses in this, her first solo gallery show.
The City Reawakens
The City Reawakens features new work by San Francisco painters Beryl Landau and Anthony Holdsworth, who visually chronicle the city as the dark cloud of lockdown is lifted and we reawaken to a changed world. While friends and notable figures have passed, and restaurants and theaters have disappeared, there is also new life emerging. Parklets have created an al fresco dining scene; papel picado decorates 24th and Harrison Streets in the Mission; and everyone is excited to establish a new normal.
For his latest series, Anthony Holdsworth traversed the city, taking his portable studio to the Castro and North Beach — even catching the eye of SF Chronicle’s Native Son, Carl Nolte. Beryl Landau's work for the show offers serene, balanced compositions and signature muted colors, adding another dimension to her symbolic, urban landscapes.