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.
Pamela Davis Kivelson is a multi-media artist, painter, and performer who’s work captures the emotional subtext of events as they unfold in the moment that fuses art, film, theatre, and technology to explore the emotions involved in the Silicon Valley “pitch.”
A Guy Colwell Retrospect Show | 1990’s to Present | “This artwork is outward looking. Confronting the world as it is and engaging in public discourse about it, are more important than exposing the inner self or producing beautiful spots of color to decorate walls. It is artwork that looks at the human world as we find it now in the early 21st century. It is artwork that looks at the natural world as it is, threatened and threatening. And, at its crucial heart, this artwork is an exploration of the relationship, or more precisely, the alienation that exists between these two worlds. These pictures from the early 1990’s until the present should each be read as an essay about the state of life from the perspective of one big primate at this moment in time.” – Guy Colwell