92 Past Shows
June 29, 2013 - July 29, 2013
With Zombie Nation, Ezra Li Eismont explores his interest in image and identity, as well as the cult of fame and pop culture. He uses the zombie as a metaphor for the battle over free will: a person whose spirit is trapped in darkness, unable to find his voice. This exhibition is a cry for all to find their own light and spirit, and bring it into being. It coincides with the release of Eismont's limited edition full-color art book of the same name, which was successfully funded by a Kickstarter campaign.
June 1, 2013 - July 8, 2013
Addressing all forms of light, this exhibition seeks to transform the viewer's perception of space, both physical and intergalactic, in the new age of planetary exploration. Sarah Coleman, a painter who focuses on atmosphere, explores a new technique using mirrors and glass to depict the starry cosmos. Aleksandra Zee is an artist who creates 3D objects integrating reclaimed materials and lights to transform an immediate environment.
Light Years will be design-driven, as both Coleman and Zee have practical experience in the use of craftsman materials to create functional objects of whimsical beauty.
April 20, 2013 - May 27, 2013
While their medium and styles differ, Martinez and Ording share in common many other things: their use of vivid color and bold lines, an art studio, and two young children. A married couple of artists, Fine Line brings together the work they have created individually yet side by side.
Love In Absentia
March 2, 2013 - April 15, 2013
With Love In Absentia, Porreca explores the challenge of doing something as simple as loving each other in the chaotic and complex modern world. With everyone's reality becoming increasingly fragmented, she attempts to connect the viewer with the universal stream of consciousness through the line in her work. The tension and release of painterly expressionism juxtaposed with the sharp, controlled line represent her search for balance in the duality of life and death.
A Plethora of Enchanted Delights #3
December 8, 2012 - January 13, 2013
A Plethora of Enchanted Delights #3 was the final exhibition at fabric8 under its former moniker. The opening reception coincided with the annual holiday party and also marked the completion of the 2nd parklet installation by Ursula Xanthe Young.
November 3, 2012 - December 3, 2012
Classic features three artists who have been showing at fabric8 since opening their doors in the Mission District (2006). They have helped define the gallery's program as well as much of San Francisco's artistic style.
October 20, 2012 - November 26, 2012
With this new collection, Daniel Fleres further depicts Swanicorns and the land they come from. Part swan, part unicorn, and part unexpected, his imaginary creatures have been the subject of sold-out art shows and vinyl figures.
September 29, 2012 - October 29, 2012
With Natural Patterns, Gianluca Franzese studies the systems of animal and insect life via his signature technique of combining acrylic dry brush with metal leaf. Heavily influenced by classical painting and etching on one hand, versus metalwork and decorative gilding on the other, his use of black, white, gold, silver, and copper takes old world craft to a brand-new level.
Franzese is known for rendering San Francisco structures, and he furthers the concept of architecture and landscape in this new collection by exploring it in the building of spider webs, beehives, and more. He highlights the existence of geometric patterns in many living things, as well as the honing of workmanship on numerous levels.
September 8, 2012 - October 8, 2012
Working in different mediums on opposite sides of the country, yet meeting at similar points visually, Geoff Campen and St. Monci discovered their common aesthetic via both exhibiting at fabric8. Though the two artists have not met in person, they've put together several collaborative works along with their individual pieces.
Flights of Fancy
August 25, 2012 - September 24, 2012
Flights of Fancy is a juried group exhibition addressing things that fly or are pie in the sky. Flights of Fancy covers the gamut of luscious imagery, from beautifully rendered birds to highly textured imaginations. Artists were at liberty to interpret the theme and did so splendidly.