YOUNGER THAN GEORGE
12 Painters in their 20s and 30s
SARA BRIGHT, AMANDA CURRERI, REBECCA GOLDSTEIN, MICHAEL KINDRED KNIGHT, ERIN LOREE, HEATHER GWEN MARTIN, KATRIN MAEURICH, JACOB MELCHI, JENNY SHARAF, BRANDON SHIMMEL, LAINA TERPSTRA, ZHIYUAN WANG
co-curated by Gallery Director Julia McEvily and Donna Napper, Curator and Director of Education, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
SF49: 07.22.15 - 09.05.15
Reception and birthday party: Wednesday, July 22, 5:30—7:30pm
YOUNGER THAN GEORGE
SWIM 1 is a groundbreaking new event brought to you by the minds of the young curators Yarrow Slaps & Auguste Somers. With a wide array of over 40 artists that range from up-and-coming artists like Justin Hager and Kristen Liu-Wong to mission school representatives Barry Mcgee and Alicia Mccarthy; SWIM 1 will provide you with an immersive, eye-opening experience. With a lineup like this, one should know to mark the dates on their calendar for this very special occasion.
SWIM 1 isn’t just an art show; it’s a gathering of creative talents, a network of furthering ideas, and a synergy of expression. These strong and creative minds are building a community to enrich, develop, and share the ideas of progress. Each artist completely unique in style, but each one focused on the unity resulting from compassion. These are the ideals and messages of our generation and this is your chance to become a part of this movement of equality, expression and mutual respect.
For more info, contact SWIM at email@example.com
Group Show: Michelle Fleck, Emily Proud, Nicholas Bohac, and Jenny Sharaf
Please join us for Jenny Sharaf’s first solo exhibition in San Francisco, CA. Sharaf will present a brand new body of work in The Luggage Store’s Haight Street Project Space. For this series of gestural abstract paintings on fabric, Sharaf highlights the performative act of painting with a saturated and quasi-psychedelic color palette.
Sharaf is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in San Francisco, CA. Her paintings, installations, videos and works on paper celebrate process, while reflecting on art history, feminism and abstraction. Sharaf is strongly influenced by the Hollywood vernacular and the aestheticization of California, in part because of her family’s background in the film and television business and growing up in Los Angeles. Sharaf’s childhood in LA made her cynical of screens, critical of the media’s gaze, yet intrigued by the spectacle. The new work abstracts these experiences into formal compositions of smooth surfaces, enchanting hues and bold mark-making.
For Press Inquiries & Interviews, Contact:
Luggage Store Gallery / firstname.lastname@example.org
PARKING LOT ART FAIR
San Francisco's Rogue Art Happening
For the exhibition, five Creativity Explored artists were paired with five local artists to create works that respond to each other’s studio practice. The impetus for the exhibition was to use the language of color to start a dialogue between Creativity Explored artists and established Bay Area artists in which both sets of artists learn and challenge one another, pushing the work in new directions. Artist/Curator Jenny Sharaf used an intuitive process to select and pair the artists, inviting each pair to develop work in tandem – either as a direct collaboration or more of a formal call and response. Read More Here
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE ANNUAL AUCTION
Mark your calendars for EQUILUX, Southern Exposure's 2015 fundraiser and art auction, featuring work by over 100 incredible artists, delicious food and cocktails and artist-led experiences. One day after the vernal equinox, this event is equal parts night and day, a celebration of celestial alignment and the beginning of a new season.
VIP and main event tickets are now available for purchase online or by calling (415) 863-2141.
Stay tuned for an ever-growing list of auction artists, hosts and sponsors as EQUILUX approaches!
RETAILSM ~ A Trunk Show by Jenny Sharaf
This one-night only exhibition at Little Paper Planes will feature NEW products including one-of-a-kind painted handbags and leather jackets. Items are limited. Please join us for music, spirits and sparkles.
THE RICHARD PRINCE FASHION LINE ~ Guerilla Photoshoot
In a collaboration with Print All Over Me, The Richard Prince Fashion Line project looks the cultural consumption of women online and in the context of contemporary art. By appropriating Richard Prince’s recent Instagram project, which was exhibited at the Gagosian Gallery late last year, females and feminists alike reclaim their identities and take stake in the highly publicized and commercially endorsed Richard Prince series. Issues of copyright are inherent to this concept, which exists online, in print and in an IRL event. Please join us for this meta-internet-happening in SPRING 2015.
FEATURING @diamondbones aka LINDSAY JONES !!!!
UNICEF Next Generation ART PARTY ~A Fundraising Event with TAPPAN COLLECTIVE
800 Main Street // Venice, CA
All proceeds from the event will be donated to UNICEF’s Next Generation's Tap Project and will allow UNICEF to help the world’s most vulnerable children. Each piece of art will be priced at $100, with the exception of a few rare works. A select number of artworks will be available for online purchase one week before the Art Party. The majority of works will be available at the event. All online purchases must be picked up on the evening of the Art Party.
INAUGRAL GROUP SHOW @ Left Field Gallery
Adrienne Allebe, Timothy Bergstrom, Samantha Bittman, Morgan Blair, Brian Scott Campbell, Ryan Travis Christian, Mia Christopher, Mallory Caloca, Clark Derbes, Austin Eddy, Benjamin Edmiston, Ron Ewert, Matthew Feyld, David Fobes, Ted Gahl, Steve Gibson, Casey Gray, Ty Hjortland, Cody Hoyt, Cody Hudson, Christopher Iseri, Royal Jarmon, Irena Jurek, Dan Lam, Caroline Larsen, John Oliver Lewis, Jessica McCambly, Mark Mulroney, Marcie Oakes, Gabriel Luis Perez, Mandy Lyn Perez, Michael Rea, Josh Reames, Steve Ruiz, Jenny Sharaf, Jessica Simorte, AP Shrewsbury, Geoffrey Todd Smith, Melissa Textor, Lorna Teixeria, Brian Willmont
LEFT FIELD // 1242 Monterey St. // SLO, CA 93428
ART AUCTION TO BENEFIT THE ARTISTS
All proceeds from this silent auction (the 2nd of its kind) will go directly to the artist who sell work. The event is envisioned as a “thank you” for the many times artists donate work for a political or social cause, yet receive nothing in return from those sales of their work.
Organized by Peter Kirkeby, Andres Guerrero, & Matt Gonzalez, the one day show will feature some of the best artist working in the Bay Area.