An exploration of non-representational shape and form in painting.
Featuring new paintings, a large-scale wall mosaic, and a preview of the landmark mural that he will create in this summer, Public Trust explores the themes which define his work. His cityscapes express simultaneity and multiplicity, while his urban vignettes make up larger compositions which touch on diverse, inter-connected influences, including city life, lettering, ethnicity, music, and abstraction.
Paramount among the influences for Public Trust is the 24,000-square-foot outdoor mural project that Barneclo has been conceptualizing over the last 3 years. The Systems Mural Project, located at 7th and King Streets in the SOMA district, is an idea he came up with while riding his bike past the huge blank wall on Caltrain property. He raised the funds necessary to produce it through donations from businesses and private individuals.
Summer of the Swanicorn
A collection of works showcasing a previously unknown creature, Summer of the Swanicorn depicts variations of a species that is part swan, part unicorn, and part unexpected -- like snowflakes and fingerprints, no two are identical. Now facing extinction, Fleres chronicles the elusive Swanicorn as it comes out of hiding from regions throughout the world to seek protection from human beings.
Bees and Things and Flowers
Taken from the lyrics of "Everybody Loves the Sunshine" by Roy Ayers, Bees and Things and Flowers celebrates natural beauty and the positive feelings it evokes. Each of the four artists have continuously integrated elements of nature into their work, and come together for this summertime show.
Back Door! expounds on the subject that San Franciscans love to hate: the MUNI transportation system.
Whether infrequent rider or relentless commuter, every MUNI passenger has a memorable experience on the bus. Drivers with character, colorful passengers, hectic city streets, and general mayhem vary from route to route, yet always seem to possess that uniquely San Francisco flavor. With Back Door!, Stattmiller presents a truly entertaining overview in 27 illustrative vignettes that capture the feelings that only MUNI can evoke.
All That Remains
Focusing on "humble materials, big ideas", All That Remains features artists who use recycled and reclaimed materials in their work. Curator and artist Erik Otto created the roster considering peers whose work inspires his own use of such materials.
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.
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.
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.
A Plethora of Enchanted Delights #2
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.