20th Anniversary Collection
This exhibition showcases work from our inventory and reflects our current art program. Having started as an online boutique called fabric8 in 1995, the last 20 years have been a strange and unexpected journey toward becoming a contemporary gallery. We are grateful to all of the talented and creative people we’ve worked with over the years, and to the thousands of customers and patrons that have supported San Francisco art and culture.
Sound + Vision
Sound + Vision is a pop-up photography exhibition by house music legends Mark Farina and Sunshine Jones. It features prints of the two artists’ imagery, captured during their many years of living in San Francisco and travelling the world for musical gigs. Sunshine Jones will also be giving a live analog performance and Mark Farina will provide a soundtrack.
Phoenix Mission showcases printmaking, painting, and sculpture that have helped define the art aesthetic for which San Francisco’s most mural-filled neighborhood is known. It aims to celebrate, educate, and bridge the diversity of cultures in one of the city’s most popular districts.
Elemental explores notions of color and form as they pertain to painting both geometric and organic shapes. Opposing styles of clean, architectural lines by Venegas and St. Monci; and ethereal, natural landscapes by Jacobsen and Coleman utilize a similar, simple color palette to achieve a reaction that is visceral as well as cerebral.
Fire And Water
Fire And Water is a collection of paintings and drawings that explores the delicate balance between the two opposing yet interconnected forces, which have had large impacts both globally and locally. Both elements hold a beauty that is powerful and necessary for all living things, yet can also cause chaos and destruction.
Fire And Water affect our daily lives and remind us of the impermanence and fragility of everything around us. During the recent drought, we have learned to conserve and appreciate water, recognizing its necessity for the survival and growth of all living things. Alternately, considering the rising sea levels, Young envisions a world where cities might actually be under water.
Similarly, fire has played a huge role in Young’s life, having personally experienced four major fires in the last several years. Most recently, a massive forest fire that burned less than a mile from her home in Grass Valley was a stark wake-up call. These natural disasters affected her deeply on a subconscious level, so she translates some of those emotions to paper, wood, and canvas.
The Shape Of Things
With The Shape Of Things, Ording presents a collection started both with obvious intent and with no definitive plan or end. This combination of conscious works and ones that are intuitively formed captures the elements of her creative process in varying degrees.
In every one of her pieces, Ording begins with a surface that she dyes and/or washes to create a natural, uncontrollable background. On top of that, she paints intricate line work and geometry. Her new body of work unveils experimental techniques in painting solid shapes and creating organic collage.
Garland Of Hours
Garland Of Hours introduces Gage Opdenbrouw's series of faceless portraits that are a reflection of mortality, love, and loss. These oil paintings are sentimental in subject matter while also suggesting the disintegration of time. The absence of facial features evokes different emotions depending on the viewer, and allowing him/her to complete the picture.
Rich Fonseca borrowed the show name, Ah Um, from the title of a Charles Mingus album. It is the sound one makes before introducing themselves to a large audience. With this, his second solo show, Fonseca will present his developing series of single- and mutli-plane vortex paintings. Using house paint and found wood, he expresses a raw, organic energy in an abstract, jazzy manner.
Old Souls 2
Old Souls are portrayed in the rich colors and knowing glances of Telopa's female subjects, who exist in timeless, otherworldly scenes. Gilded frames and elaborate laser-etched patterns provide an added dimensionality to the artist's surrealistic works.
What's Left SF
Many artists have begun their careers in San Francisco, flourished here, and, most likely, felt a shift in the zeitgeist of the city in recent years. Whether positive or negative, SF has left an indelible impression on them, and they would like the city's current population to contemplate, celebrate, and otherwise react to their reflections. The purpose of the exhibition, which asks both “what has left” and “what is left", is to increase the dialogue about what some perceive as a diaspora and a cultural divide.
Affordable Art Series 5
The Affordable Art Series is a thorough exploration of the flourishing local art community, offering avid collectors and interested newbies a peek at the current mindset in urban painting. Luna Rienne will regularly release new collections of this series.