Friday, September 4, 2009


111 Minna Gallery is proud to host NeighborhoodSF, a group show featuring some of San Francisco’s most exciting and prolific artists, co-curated by Ryan Malley of the and Martin Olive of sQuint. NeighborhoodSF is a collection of San Francisco’s finest artists who are each given the task of representing this City’s many unique neighborhoods, showing at 111 Minna Gallery from September 3rd through the 26th, 2009.

San Francisco is without a doubt, one of the most diverse cities in the world. Its neighborhoods are each legendary in their own way and it’s residents are iconic in their varied personalities.

NeighborhoodSF brings a visual life to the people, places and things that create our environment. With over 40 original paintings, illustrations and installations, the artists involved in NeighborhoodSF have created a body of work that is a worthy and relevant representation of of this great City.

To say the show is star-studded would be an understatement… With the likes of Mike Giant, Jeremy Fish, Sylvia Ji, MARS-1, Coro [Justin Kaufman], Nate Van Dyke and Adam 5100 just to name a few, this showcase of local, homegrown talent is going to be one for the history books.

Tattooed women combined with beautiful Black Sharpie line work are just some of the techniques that make up the signature style and imagery of Mike Giant [GIANT ONE]. Mike applies them adeptly to illustrate the best parts of what is dark and beautiful about the Mission. His original illustration will be accompanied by limited edition prints available throughout the show dates.

Jeremy Fish made the move from the Sunset to North Beach and never looked back. Whole-heartedly embracing the neighborhood that hugs him back. His medium of choice, painting on a large multi-layered wood cut that brings together all the best parts of San Francisco’s “Little Italy.” Jeremy sought to give something back to the neighborhood that has treated him so well, so he will also be showcasing limited edition silkscreen prints of a unique North Beach piece which will sell for an unprecedented low price of $40! Proceeds will go the homeless outreach organization; North Beach Citizens.

Coro has spent the last few years calling the Tenderloin home and he wouldn’t have it any other way. His dark vision of one of San Francisco’s most haunting neighborhoods will bring chills down your spine and have you begging for more like a TL junkie on Sunday morning.

Illustrations and an installation from Matt Furie will bring to life the psychedelic nostalgia of the Haight-Ashbury District. It’s definitely a fitting locale for his kaleidoscopic monsters and animals.

With all this San Francisco based talent; Adam 5100, Adam Flores, Akira and Helen, Brett Amory, Brian Barneclo, Collin Hill, Coro [Justin Kaufman], David Chong Lee, David Imlay, Eric Bailey, Ferris Plock, Jay Howell, Jeremy Fish, Lee Harvey Roswell, MARS-1, Micah Lebrun, Mike Giant, Nate Van Dyke, Romanowski, Ryan Malley, Sylvia Ji and Wesley Burt, NeighborhoodSF promises to be an amazing and inspiring showcase that truly represents the continuing story of this most wonderful of cities… San Francisco.

Limited edition prints of work by Mike Giant, Jeremy Fish, Sylvia Ji, Coro, and Brett Amory will be made available opening night and for the duration of the show.

Local band City Light and DJ’s Nick Andre and E da Boss will be performing throughout the evening.

The inhabitants of San Francisco make this city the great place that it is, so please come share great space with us.

No comments: