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, staples of downtown Las Vegas and of course, iconic locations in San Francisco. Her new series, No Vacancy, narrows her lens to focus on the unique qualities of the contemporary urban landscape, and the interaction between the city’s ever-changing physical construction and residents.
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 image. Interrupting the narrative thread, the image as well as the illusion were suspended while breaking the fourth wall in this way, a way which gave me a sense of participation in the work, an empowered viewer who could wield the medium, and the work...
JOHN OSGOOD | Artist Statement Sometimes the journey is more important than the destination. It’s the experiences along the way that provide us with valuable insights… sometimes those experiences are purposeful, sometimes they are arbitrary and sometimes they are “happy accidents”. How we learn from this journey and create memories from them, weaves the fabric of who we are. What do we chose to keep? What do we chose to cover up? My paintings are reflections of my journey in life and this body of work poignantly depicts my transition from the Pacific NW to the San Francisco Bay Area....
The Vaudevillian Chapter 2 BRETTCRAWFORD | Bio Painter, metal sculptor, toy maker, street artist, printmaker and illustrator are only a few of the titles Brett Crawford holds up his sleeve. Not bound by any one specific skill, this multi-talented artists work can be seen on walls and in galleries across the country.
111 Minna Gallery proudly presents a group exhibition curated by long time friends, collaborators and partners in crime, Wonderland SF. Spearheaded by the founder and director, Irene Hernandez Feiks, Wonderland SF Gallery and Boutique open its doors in San Francisco’s Mission District in 2010. With the purpose of discovering and aiding Bay Area fashion designers and artists, they continue to maintain their goal of providing support to Bay Area creative’s of all kinds. For more information: www.wonderlandsf.com
Sam Flores is an American visual artist, illustrator, and muralist, primarily creating urban- and graffiti-inspired modern art. He has worked with various mediums, including acrylics, pen and ink, and sculpture. Much of his early work focused on developing designs for skateboarding and clothing companies. He has displayed in the United States, Canada, Singapore, Japan and throughout Europe.
Mark H. Campbell was born in Norfolk VA in 1968. He studied painting and sculpture at Rollins College and then received his MFA at the Academy of Art University. After mastering realism, Mark’s appreciation of natural wood and stone has, to a great degree, informed his work for the last decade.