Hi folks! Here are a few shows opening up this weekend in the Bay Area:
"Permanent Blue" at Empire Seven Studios
Come out and join Empire Seven Studios, reopening their doors for their first show of 2013, featuring artist Neto Soza.
Empire Seven Studios is located at 525 North 7th Street, San Jose, CA. Opening reception is Friday, May 10th 7-11pm
Needles & Pens 10 Year Anniversary Show
Featuring works by:
Amy Browne, Andrew McKinley, Andrew Schoultz, Austin McManus, Bill Daniel, Brigid Dawson, Chris Duncan, Chris Johanson, Chrissy Piper, Daniel Higgs/Kyle Ranson, David Benzler, Deuce 7, Edie Fake, Griffin McPartland, Hamburger Eyes, Hilary Pecis, Jason Jägel, Jay Howell, Jay Nelson, Jeff Canham, Jeremy Fish, Joey Alone, John Dwyer, Jovi Schnell, Julianna Bright, Kevin Earl Taylor, Know Hope, Kyle Field, Kyle Ranson, Lena Wolff, Maria Forde, Mary Joy Scott, Mat Obrien, Matt Furie, Maya Hayuk, Mike Brodie, Miriam Stahl, Monica Canilao, Nathaniel Russell, Nick Mann, Nigel Peake, Nikki McClure, Oliver Halsman Rosenberg, Orfn, Orion Shepherd, Other, Pacolli, Paul Schiek, Paul Urich, Paul Wackers, Pez, Ray Potes, Richard Coleman, Rich Jacobs, Russ Pope, Sam McPheeters, Serena Mitnik Miller, Stefan Simikich, Tauba Auerbach, Ted Pushinski, Thomas Campbell, Tim Kerr, Xara Thustra
And Music by:
Tara Jane Oneil, Strawberry Smog, and WR/DS
The Luggage Store Gallery is located at 1007 Market Street, San Francisco, CA. Opening reception is Friday, May 10th 6-9:30pm
Alex Lukas and Richard Colman at Guerrero Gallery
Artwork by Alex Lukas
Lukas’ installation at Guerrero Gallery includes several new diazotypes, unique photocopies and offset lithographs - all recently or almost antiquated methods of reproductions - alongside drawings, as a means to question traditional depictions of time and narrative, specifically past versus future. This continues Lukas’ practice of incorporating printmaking techniques intended for producing multiples into unique works.
Pink Orange Blue by Richard Colman
The Project Room will be featuring a collection of new works by Richard Colman. Through drawings and paintings, Colman uses his own characters to create complex compositions which seem to focus on the tension between nature and civilization.
Guerrero Gallery is located at 2700 19th Street, San Francisco, CA. Opening reception is Saturday, May 11th 7-11pm
"Control", a solo show by Nick Flatt
At its core, Nick Flatt’s Control is a response to Guy Debord’s book Society of the Spectacle, where Debord expounds that authentic experience has been subverted by the mere representation of it, outlining the spectacle as a system fed by the mass media’s control of images and the social relationship people have with these images. Flatt opens a dialogue on the pseudo needs and boundless pursuit of gratification this type of system has supported.
White Walls is located at 886 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA. Opening reception is Saturday, May 11th 7-11pm.
"Toy Box", a solo show by Robert Xavier Burden
Toy Box consists of several oil paintings with childhood icons placed into compositions of reverence and majesty. Backdrops that appear like ecclesiastical stained glass or elaborately woven rugs from afar reveal something different at closer view; characters once only at home in comics and cartoons are crossing over into the realms of oil portraits with the help of Burden’s imaginative eye and deft detailing.
Shooting Gallery is located at 886 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA. Opening reception is Saturday, May 11th 7-11pm
TGIF (almost!). Go out and enjoy some art!