A group show curated by Kate Akimbo featuring art by Bay Area artists including Julia Kay, Jason Mecier, Denise Tarantino, Leslie Morgan, Patrick A Piazza, Hawley Hussey, Bill Bower & more. All proceeds from this show will benefit Wonder Dog Rescue, a local nonprofit which has been helping dogs in need for over 20 years.
Join us for the Luck of the Draw Sweetheart's Dance! with music by Lisa Gonick and Damfino.
Sunday February 12th from 2-6pm we will host an art auction and party. A $50 auction ticket will guarantee you choice of a piece of art to take home that day. A $10 entry ticket will benefit Wonder Dog.
New work by Hawley Hussey and Bill Brovold who first met 25 years ago when their work was hung by chance side by side at Fort Mason in a show curated by Alligator Gallery. Bill Brovold's peep hole boxes create worlds unexpected, magical and perhaps a bit alarming. Brovold's new work includes hand built, interactive instruments made from burls and found wood from their land in the Hudson River Valley. Hussey's new large scale watercolors intersect someplace between botanical study and loving portrait of known and unknown specimens from the land she and Brovold purchased in 2012. The work is dedicated to the gardener she never met who worked their land for 40 years.
"Hey friends! I'm super excited about this show! It's gonna go up earlier in October and be in Alley Cat for a month, and it's gonna be a ton of new stuff painted with house paint on plywood boards. And maybe some other paintings on paper. There might also be some sculptures. And maybe I'll build a shitty table and chairs. And some shitty shelves to put the scupltures on. It might be a total mess of poorly constructed furniture and junk. It may be sort of dangerous in that sense. If you come to the opening, don't sit on anything without first testing it for structural integrity. And check for nails. On second thought, I probably won't make any furniture. Probably.
And the work is all about fires and construction and cops and vampires and recently extinct wolves and certainty and exercise and doing okay and heavy pressure and magnificent fruit. Something like that.
Anyway, the reception is on October 14th at 6pm and I'd love to see you there. Not sure what exactly will be happening at the reception, but there will be something happening. Maybe a reading? Maybe a potluck? Or some kind of performance? There might be a performance. More details on all this coming soon."
Lowriders and the Mission, Yesterday and Today Photos by Lou Dematteis Paintings by Anthony Holdsworth
On view September 2-29, 2016
Artist Reception Thursday September 15th, 2016, 6:30-9pm A night of community coming together to celebrate the arts. With a fleet of lowriders to celebrate the occasion, organized by Roberto Hernandez.
Show Closing Party Thursday September 29th, 2016, 6:30-9pm With Lou & Anthony in attendance to present a night of readings and short video, with special guests Alejandro Murguia, Nina Serrano & Rene Yañez.
A Home for the Homeless: Artists and Poets in Search of an Answer
August 2-31, 2016
Closing reception Friday August 26, 2016, 6-9PM
A unique collaboration between local and international artists and poets in provocative response to the homeless crisis through art, photography, poetry, critiques and perhaps an answer or two. Featuring art by Joe Ramos, UNDERCOVER collective, Kate Akimbo, Cammie Toloui, Sietske Tjallingii, Annice Jacoby, Patrick Piazza, Art Hazelwood, Josh Santos, Txutuo Perez …. and poets Jack Hirschman, Alejandro Murguía, Alessandra Bava, Tony Robles, Norman Zelaya, Cesar Love, Yevgeny Yevtushenko and others.
“In an upside down world, those on the bottom have the best perspective.”
This page will be a chronicle of the shows we host in our gallery as they come down.