Opening this weekend at the Articulated Gallery in San Francisco is a new solo show by Jackie Gallagher entitled “Creatures of the Night”. Last year around this time Jackie had her first solo show at the gallery and it did very well. This latest show will feature a new series of works, that still have that creepiness her work is known for, but the colors palette used throughout the series is this amazing “hard-candy” theme. Along with large scale paintings, there will also be some smaller works around 5″ x 7″, and even some charcoal drawings. The reception is this Saturday, May 5th, and starts at 8pm and runs until 10pm. There will be refreshments, music by DJ Nako, and Jackie will be in attendance. Here is the Facebook event page for all the details.
Just over a week ago on April 7th, the latest show I had the pleasure of curating opened at the Articulated Gallery in San Francisco. I had a few ideas of what would be my next show, but i thought that Marvelous Humans would be the most fun, and would be a great way to signal a break in my curating days. I’m not going to say I will never curate again, but I do have other projects now that will take more priority over curating. I am very happy with the art in this show, and the reception was a blast. A good amount of artists were present such as Glenn Arthur, Apricot Mantle, Robert Bowen, Peter Adamyan, Kelly Castillo, and Edward Cao. The artwork from the show is now available in the Articulated Gallery online shop, and you can also see some alternate images of the works over at the Creep Machine Facebook page. If you would like to see higher resolution images of the works, please feel free to contact me.
Opening this Saturday, April 7th, is a new exhibition I have had the pleasure to curate. Entitled Marvelous Humans, this group show features art inspired by the many human marvels that once lived, or are alive today. I have always been inspired by those who were born with a certain condition, and made the most of it, as well as those that choose to alter their bodies regardless of the negative reactions they would receive. So instead of focusing on these people as “oddities”, I thought it was time for some art to be created that was done with a level of respect. A few of the artists looked to the amazing “Human Marvels” website for inspiration, take a look when you have time.
The reception takes place at the Articulated Gallery in San Francisco from 8-10 PM, and a few of the artists will be in attendance. The Facebook Event page has the full info; please help spread the news. Participating artists include: Apricot Mantle, Casey Weldon, Dan Harding, Dave MacDowell, Edward Cao, Glenn Arthur, Elizabeth Levesque, Jackie Gallagher, Jason Snyder, Jay Doronio, Jessica Ward, Kelly Castillo, Larkin, M Fersner, Patrick Deignan, Peter Adamyan, Richard Frost Robert Bowen, Sandi Calistro, & Scarecrowoven. Take a look at the preview images, and we hope to see you there.
Opening this Saturday, January 7th at the Articulated Gallery in San Francisco is the latest solo show from Arabella Proffer entitled Ephemeral Antidotes. Back in 2010 Arabella was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, and through the events that followed came up with the concept for this new show.
“After having a section of my leg removed, I began researching medicine from the Middle Ages through the 18th century; this series was a good way for me to work out my anger and be even more thankful that what I’m going through is nothing compared to old remedies and techniques. My art and interests were in the way society lived in the past, but with emphasis on the defiant, glamorous, and eccentric — not daily strife. You could have been rich, important, or beautiful, but if sick, you would still receive brutal or worthless treatment.”
Arabella is flying out from Cleveland and will be in attendance for the reception from 8 – 11 PM, and there is a good chance her new book The National Portrait Gallery of Kessa will be available as well so you can get one of those and have her sign it right there. It’s going to be an amazing show, and a great way to kick off a new year. Make sure you you stop by and check out the work, meet the artist, and have some fun. Below are three preview images of works that will be in the show, and each image has a short biography to go along with it.
“An ambassador’s daughter with a passion for collecting, Gretchen’s menagerie was near complete when her father brought her the gift of a leopard cub from his travels. It was a sweet little thing, soft and playful, abiding to his mistress when she dressed it up in clothes meant for little boys. But, even the smallest of creatures will start to give in to their nature. It was thought that a flock of geese had spooked him during a game of fetch on the lawns. Gretchen was adamant the leopard knew not what he did, that his claws were bigger than his wits when he mauled her at the legs, dragging her before his final release. No potions, no humours, no herbs or witchcraft could save her. The legs would come off, and all one could do was pray. Pray for the surgeon, pray for the tools, and pray she did not die from enduring it all. Gretchen would never be same after that, lost to a world of darkness and time, languishing in bed, never speaking a word except a whisper to her pets.”
One of the shows I was really looking forward to seeing as the end of the year drew closer, was a new solo exhibition by Dan Harding — and the best part was that this show was going to be in San Francisco. The shows theme changed and in an exciting turn, also featured the work of Joanne Augustine, with the idea that the two artists would work off each other. Entitled “I See You See” this show features photography by Joanne of various nature scenes, Dan then took these images as inspiration for new paintings. The reception was December 3rd at the Articulated Gallery, and the show will be up until the end of the month. If your in the area please stop by. Not only can you check out the Loved To Death store, but head up to the gallery and see photography and paintings by two very talented artists. I made sure I was at the reception and took some photos and have a review as well.
Opening this Saturday, December 3rd, at the Articulated Gallery in San Francisco is a duo show with Dan Harding and Joanne Augustine entitled I See You See. The show is an exploration of inspiration, as Joanne’s photographs were taken by Dan and used as the basis for a new series of paintings. I have always been interested in the way that artists find inspiration, what draws them to create and what pushes them ever forward, and the idea that one artist was influenced by what another artist was influenced by is an amazing idea. The reception starts at 8 PM and will run until 11 PM, both artists have also flown out to San Francisco to be in person. This is a great opportunity to see some beautiful photography and painting in one place. Take a look at the preview images below, and then be there or wait it to show up online.
On November 5th the Articulated Gallery in San Francisco opened the Spirit Board group show, curated by JL Schnabel. The show features a wide variety of artists all taking inspiration from the Ouija Board. Back in 20o8 Copro Gallery hosted Chet Zar’s “Taking Board” show and like many shows in Southern California, I wasn’t able to see the show in person. However, I do feel that the Ouija Board itself merits a few shows dedicated to it, so I was very happy to hear that Articulated would be hosting this show. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to make the reception night; I heard that many artists were in attendance and it was quite a night. I did stop by he next day so I could see the show, and took some photos and made another video walkthrough.
It has been while since I have been asked to curate a show, and is something I would like to do more often. Articulated Gallery needed a show for the month of June and they asked me to whip together a quick group show, and since time was limited “Under the Gun” was born. The show features work by Chet Zar, Dan Harding, Jessica Ward, Apricot Mantle, Patrick Deignan, John Cebollero, Godmachine, Megan Frauenhoffer, Larkin, Jon Macnair, Jessica Stewart, and Cate Rangel. I am very happy with the show, and was also happy to have some new talent such as Jessica Stewart (featured) and Megan Frauenhoffer (featured) in the show. The show will be up until July 1st, so if you haven’t had a chance to stop by yet, make sure you do. Otherwise I took some photos and made a new video of the exhibition. Hit the link for the video and the rest of the photos.
Once again I was given the opportunity to curate a group show, and am very happy to say that it will be taking place at the Articulated Gallery in San Francisco. This group show is entitled “Under the Gun” and will open this Saturday, June 4th at 8:00pm. The show will feature work from Chet Zar, Dan Harding, Cate Rangel, Jessica Ward, Apricot Mantle, Patrick Deignan, Megan Frauenhoffer (featured), Jon Macnair, Godmachine, Larkin, John Cebollero, and Jessica Stewart (featured). Many of these artists have been featured on the site many times, and a few are recent features and I am very happy to have them in the show. I won’t be able to make the reception night, but I hope everyone enjoys the show, it looks amazing and while your there you can check out the Loved to Death shop. I am told the show will be on the gallery’s webpage this coming Sunday.
On Saturday May 7th, I made my way to the Articulated Gallery on Haight Street in San Francisco to check out a very exciting show. I rarely visit this street anymore, and have never been to this gallery, but it was the reception for the first solo show of Jackie Gallagher, an artist I have been raving about since 2008. I was lucky enough to have a painting of hers in the “This is the End” exhibition and have watched her art become more and more intense throughout the years. This solo exhibition entitled “Of Melancholy and Monkey Business” features 16 paintings by Jacqueline, in one of the most unique galleries I have visited. read the full article for more images, a video and the full review.
The Articulated Gallery is connected to a shop called “Loved To Death“, created by Audra & Brennan Dance. When you first walk into the store you are greeted with taxidermy, momento mori jewelry, art books, and a whole host of art curiosities. It’s one of those shops that you really need to set aside an entire afternoon to peruse. Knowing what kind of art Jackie creates, the Articulated Gallery located in the back of the shop, was the perfect place to have a solo show. The walls of the gallery are painted a nice neutral gray, and allowed the colors of Jackie’s work to do their magic and invade your eyeballs. The gallery space is a medium size, but easily allowed the 16 paintings, large and small, to fit on the walls without looking cluttered at all.
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Opening tonight, May 7th at the Articulated Gallery in San Francisco is the first solo exhibition of Jacqueline Gallagher (featured). The show entitled “Of Melancholy and Monkey Business” features 16 paintings by the artist, ranging from 24″ x 48″ down to a series of 8″ x 10″ works. This new series of paintings continues Jackie’s intense color palette, and imagery that rides the line between creepy and humor filled. Along with these new paintings, there will also be three prints available at the show. Two of which are of the “Feegee Mermaid” and “Adolescent Octopussy” both shown below. I’ll be at the show taking photos as well as a new video for a review after the weekend.