“PMA” with new work by Ferris Plock and Kelly Tunstall Opens November 1 at 111 Minna Gallery. Tunstall’s tenth major show with the Gallery, and the duo’s 6th in partnership with Plock, “PMA” or Positive Mental Attitude, for long, will focus on San Francisco, where the two are based.
Lee Harvey Roswell is a self-taught artist from Freefall, New York, whose work is noted for its blend of angst and humor. Themes of death and entropy, tribulation and futility run amok in his distinctly surreal, often-slapstick/ often-nightmarish world. The result is at once mocking and melancholic. Lee now lives in Hawaii & San Francisco, and his work is shown, collected and published internationally.
On display through February 29th
Possessing a multi-faceted set of interests, Davis began painting in 1997, and attributes much of his inspiration to watching his mother pursue craft projects during his childhood, and immersing himself in art history throughout his career. From helping his mother with activities ranging from woodworking, hand-tooling leather, and remodeling the family's home, to engaging with ancient art and Netherlandish painting from the Northern Renaissance, Davis is a self-taught painter, who continues to render complex paintings of surrealist life, embedded with symbols of mortality, folly, and hubris, fixated within whimsical compositions.
On display through February 29th
While attending the Academy of Art in San Francisco, Josh Thurman developed a fascination with mixing classical painting techniques and illustrative design motifs. Drawn to a more designed cubist approach, he refined caricatures as a way to challenge fine art portraiture, but has now moved more predominantly toward nudes and figurative work.
(Through March 28th)
Kamal X provides a frontline view of the Black Lives Matter movement in his powerful photography.
Alynn-Mags are very proud to present ‘Lullaby’, a fine art exhibit, debuting at 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco, CA, opening Friday, July 12th, 2019. By definition, the word Lullaby refers to a soothing song or piece of music that is played for children. Lullabies are also often used to develop communication skills and emotional intent. Amandalynn was inspired by a beautiful Lullaby written by her friend, Phyllis Whitney and sung by the very talented Venetia P. The simple yet meaningful words and melody of this particular Lullaby evoke an emotion of peace and connectedness to everyone. For Amandalynn, that is something that she also hopes to achieve with her new series of work for this exhibition. She shared this Lullaby with Lady Mags, and together the duo has been dreaming up a visual display of artwork intended to inspire and ease the viewer, just as the perfect Lullaby can soothe one’s inner child.
This Must Be the Place is about how their journey towards each other resulted in finding a sense of home. It represents the surprises revealed in their discovery of the cultures, landscapes, and opportunities that helped them find their artistic voices, together and separately, and now keep them firmly rooted in San Francisco.
Emily Fromm employs a style reminiscent of vintage cartoons and comic books to illustrate the over-the-top yet seedy aesthetic of the American West. Her large-scale landscapes are rendered in flat, limited color palettes with bold hand-painted linework, and have centralized on subjects from forgotten corners of Los Angeles, seedy stops along highways in the Southwest,...
Through December 20th WILLIAM ARVIN | Show Statement I remember watching movies on my VCR as a kid and pausing particularly striking scenes. I would allow the image to linger for a time until I could fully ingest its properties, often having to fight through the VHS glitches that would obstruct different parts of the...