91 Past Shows
Tight But Loose
July 14, 2012 - August 20, 2012
Coming fresh off several large-scale mural projects, Brian Barneclo returns to the gallery with a collection of new paintings referencing his interest in music, ecology, community, technology, and the juxtaposition of ancient and modern design ideas. Simultaneously, he explores the oscillation between craft and art; and finding the right balance of "tight" and "loose".
June 23, 2012 - July 16, 2012
With this exhibition, Martin Hsu renders the world of the Crakens, a group of grotesquely adorable hybrid misfits who love nature and all living organisms. Half-land animal and half-sea creature, CRAKENS are the ultimate winners in evolution. While naive and gentle beasts who enjoy gallivanting with their woodland friends, they also start thrashing at the sight of nuclear power plants or illegal logging.
Crakens Botanica will explore the similarities between Crakens and succulent plants, which are both sharp and pointy on the outside but soft and squishy on the inside; also both hardy and enduring yet intriguingly beautiful to the willing.
June 9, 2012 - July 9, 2012
Artists, with an appreciation for surrealism, paint subject matter that is both representational and fantastic. While their styles vary, a common thread of psychological wonder brings the work in this show together.
April 6, 2012 - May 7, 2012
In his first-ever solo show, former medical illustrator David Garvey uses his highly-detailed technique to bring his paintings to life. His exhibition depicts scenes of a wayward reality, from whimsical creatures and scenarios to dreamscapes and poignant visual metaphors.
Voyage Into A Parallel Universe
March 16, 2012 - April 23, 2012
In her first major body of work since the birth of her baby girl, Ursula Xanthe Young contemplates magical worlds that are not so distant from our own, and the sometimes-blurred lines between imagination and reality. Integrating her illustration background into her signature painting style, Young's latest artistic development includes inspirations from her travels around the world – festivals, skylines, landscapes, characters, flora, and fauna.
A Plethora of Enchanted Delights #2
December 10, 2011 - January 17, 2012
A Plethora of Enchanted Delights #2 is a 17-artist group show featuring large and small works by many of the painters that regularly exhibit in our gallery.
November 11, 2011 - December 5, 2011
Inspired by the title of a Chris Burden performance art piece, Secret Hippies explores themes of melancholy, place, nostalgia, and the uncanny. Working individually and collaboratively, Rude and Zindel share an interest in collage and found materials, as well as draw inspiration from the urban environment, collecting, and music.
October 14, 2011 - November 7, 2011
The pieces in Spectrum were chosen from 150 submissions. Exploring the spectrum of color as well as a spectrum of subject matter – from geometry and texture to illustration and portraiture – the show covers the breadth of fabric8's program while also featuring artists that haven't shown there regularly. The jury consisted of several painters that the gallery works with frequently.
Simultaneously, new pieces were introduced in the sculpture garden from artists Calvin Ma, Shadoe Delgado, and Erika Sanada.
September 30, 2011 - October 31, 2011
Party Animals explores two topics that so many San Franciscans can relate to: animals and partying. In the second solo show by Grant Gilliland at fabric8, the painter and illustrator develops the playful narrative in his work.