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GUILTY PLEASURES | Opening Reception

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January 19 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Guilty Pleasures Art Opening

This group exhibition brings together eight Bay Area female artists to explore the concept of ‘guilty pleasures’ from a feminine perspective. This exhibition will present artwork in a variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture, ceramic, glass, textile and performance. 111 Minna Gallery often serves as an arena for unbridled artistic exploration of concepts often considered outside of the status quo.

Curated by two Bay Area artists and muralists, Emily Fromm and Amanda Lynn join forces for their first dual curation exhibition experience. This project will display Amanda Lynn’s aesthetic of feminine beauty in the natural world side by side with Fromm’s kitschy, graphic depictions of iconic urban locales. They have invited the participation of six other femme artists working in a vast range of styles and mediums to help bring the concept to life.

Guilty Pleasures features:

Emily Fromm – @emilylfromm
Amanda Lynn – @alynnpaint
Sabrine Haroun – @sabrinebrinee
Nicole Hayden – @nicolehaydenart
Sadie Greyduck – @sadiegreyduck
Mollie Johnson – @yourfacecreations
Messy Beck – @messybeck
Michelle Nguyen – @allthingsmeng

This exhibition will include an interactive live performance created and choreographed by Amanda Lynn on 111 Minna’s Zappa Gallery stage.

Amanda Lynn has always been drawn to the experience of art. Painting large scale public works has given her the opportunity to provide audiences with the experience of being a part of a 2 dimensional artwork simply by the act of viewing, photographing and interacting with her and others to converse on the experience. With this upcoming installation for the Guilty Pleasures exhibition, she will collaborate with a variety of artists and mediums to make an art experience that is more 3 dimensional and engaging. Her intent is to have the artwork literally come to life by using projected animation teamed with pole dance and music. Painting the stage and dancers with light, color and sound; this experience will reflect her newest series ‘Painted Ladies’ of which is being showcased in ‘Guilty Pleasures’.

Emily Fromm:

Emily Fromm is a Bay Area artist and muralist originally born in Los Angeles, California in 1991. She is known for creating contemporary urban landscapes which combine nostalgic cartoon aesthetics with traditional sign painting techniques. Fromm employs a variety of mediums to construct narrative images which tell the stories of local histories, celebrate diverse communities, and speak to the unique memories of each viewer. Emily graduated with a BFA in 2013 from SF State University. She has created installations for clients including SFO Airport, The San Francisco Arts Commission, San Mateo County, SF Muni, Google Inc., Arts Los Altos, and Java Beach Cafe. She currently lives and works in Montara, CA with her husband, Jimmy, and cat, Moze

Amanda Lynn:

Amanda Lynn is a Muralist and Fine Artist based in Northern California. Inspired by the feminine in all things, Amanda Lynn depicts the subtle beauty of the natural world and humankind, through illustrated line work and decorative patterning. Her works can be found in Galleries and Streets all over the world. She began developing her distinct Street Art style mural work in 2001, painting alongside the graffiti community of San Francisco. Amanda Lynn is very passionate about her outdoor public mural work and still enjoys collaborating with a variety of different artists, as well as creating large solo works. Fine Art also plays a key role in Amanda Lynn’s life, as she continues to develop her career as a professional gallery artist. She has a bachelor’s degree of Fine Art from the San Francisco Academy of Art, and recently has started teaching mural classes in schools ranging from preschool to high school. Amandalynn believes that sharing the creative process with others is the key to living an inspired life.


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January 19
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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111 Minna Street
San Francisco, CA 94105 United States

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