Since 1970, Last Gasp has published and distributed the art, writing, and photography of popular and underground culture
Renee Roley brings us their attempt to grapple with COVID-19's impact on life as we know it.
Texas native, Nick Flatt is known for his large-scale photorealistic portraits. Flatt typically makes work around themes of conspicuous consumption, celebrity culture, and anti-consumerism, however with this new body of work he examines the PC movement. Producing the new series at the epicenter of PC culture, San Francisco, Flatt proposes an empowering yet somewhat ominous vantage point.
(Through Mar. 28th)
111 Minna Gallery is pleased to present the latest body of work by San Francisco artist, Leon Loucheur. For his inaugural solo exhibition with the gallery, ‘Pick Your Poison,’ Loucheur displays the full depth of his skillset in masterful fashion. When asked about his thought process behind the show, he had this to say.
Micah LeBrun is a self-taught Bay Area artist who considers his understanding of art to be derived from what he visually identifies in everyday life. His influences range from the line-oriented work of Picasso, the bold graphic nature of Warhol, and the dominant colorful brushstrokes of Peter Max to modern-day movements such as car culture and graffiti. A self-prescribed wanderer regarding the creative process, he believes that each idea should be executed in the medium and style that best relays its intention.
“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.