February 1 – March 1 – Mauricio Ancalmo at Ever Gold Gallery: Mauricio Ancalmo’s new exhibition Krap Etag Nedlog Reve pays homage to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. The show is inspired by the expansive nature of the park and the transformation from the naturally existing wilderness to a more contrived and industrial outdoor space. The artist will transform the gallery with elements such as sand and grass to create an artificially ‘natural’ setting, complete with video projects of the moon and the sounds of the ocean. An opening reception will be held at the gallery Saturday, February 1st from 7:00 – 10:00 pm. Ever Gold Gallery, 441 O’Farrell St., San Francisco.
February 19 – Leslie Shows Artist Talk at Mills College 7:00 PM: Mixed media landscape artist Leslie Shows will give a talk this month as part of the Mills College lecture series. Shows’ work incorporates ink, poured paint, and collage materials like scraps, found images, and snapshots to create abstract landscapes. Find more information about the Mills College Artist Lecture series here, all lectures are free and open to the public. Danforth Lecture Hall at Mills College, 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland.
February 7 – March 31 – Jason Jägel at Gallery 16: Jason Jägel presents From the Sky Rivers Look Like Snakes, a show combining large oil paintings, works on paper, smaller mixed media pieces, and sculpture. Jägel says of the show- “as a jumping off point, these new paintings reference the immediacy of my daily brush-pen drawings made in pocket sketchbooks. Currently entering my 20th year of exhibiting, I am driven to loop back over my earliest impulses as a means to push forward.” An opening reception will be held at the gallery on February 7th from 6:00 – 9:00 PM. Gallery 16, 501 3rd St, San Francisco.
Public Art Out and About:
January 14 – April 11, 2014- Lordy Rodriguez for the Art on Market Street Kiosk: In Strangerhood, Bay Area artist Lordy Rodriquez reimagines some of San Francisco’s iconic neighborhoods for the Art on Market Street Poster series. Focusing on Chinatown, North Beach, The Mission, The Castro, Haight-Ashbury, and Fisherman’s Wharf, the project explores the identities of familiar spaces. Read more about the Art on Market Street project here. The posters were commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission for its ongoing Market Street Kiosk Poster Series. Market Street between the Embarcadero and 8th Street.
On-going – Kota Ezawa Public Art on Stockton Street: Kota Ezawa’s Horizons is an 150 ft. wide and 4 feet tall mural print, composed of depictions of horizon lines. The construction barrier mural was commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission, to beautify the construction sites for the city’s new Chinatown Subway Station on Stockton Street. This piece is part of the effort to beautify the construction sites for the city’s new Central Subway. Look out for more public art popping up around the city, such as Randy Colosky’s upcoming work at Moscone Center. On view on Stockton St. at Washington St., San Francisco.