A group exhibition by:
Annamarie Pabst

Presenting portraits rendered from mugshots taken inside S-21 Prison during the 1970’s Cambodian Genocide.  The faces display a resilient fight to survive despite the nightmarish conditions of their imprisonment.  The black negative space represents the imminence of death and disappearance.  The inmates emerge from the shadows in defiance to reveal their identity.

Here is a recent article about the S-21 series from LUXe Cultura Magazine: annamarie-artist-profile

And abstract portraits by Anna Lark

Full list of artists coming soon.

Curators: Paige Parker / Betty Bigas

Opening Friday February 10th, 2017
from 6:00 to 9:00pm
at Roll Up Gallery
161 Erie Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Roll Up Gallery is proud to announce a duo exhibition by the Spanish artists Patricia Rubio and Ferran Torras.

Patricia Rubio is a San Francisco based artist born and raised in Madrid, Spain. Her work focuses on colorful abstract geometric structures. Patricia imagines these constructions as a way to organize thoughts and feelings into spaces that are hypnotic and inviting. She graduated in Fines Arts from the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain, in 2009. Her most recent exhibitions include: Lineas Solo exhibition, JCART Gallery, Madrid (2016); Room Art Fair, Madrid (2016) and Art in the Metroplex, Fort Worth, TX (2014). She has also been regularly participating to the Open Studios  at Art Explosion, San Francisco as resident artist.

Ferran Torras, a visual artist from Barcelona, Spain, founder & art director at Wall & Wall presenting his new paintings: “From behind the canvas”.
“I enjoy experimenting and creating new, innovative solutions to any visual problem. Proactive and motivated, … Read more ›

“Staring Out Loud”, solo exhibition by Marty McCutcheon.
Marty McCutcheon’s paintings are inspired by a long-standing admiration of printed letter forms and a budding love of literature. Richly textured with subtly scintillating color, these paintings are magnified, impressionistic representations of letters and words printed on the pages of books. The textual content is sourced from literature listened to while working at home and in the studio— thus, these are words the painter originally heard, rather than read. The chosen texts recall memorable, meaningful passages, but are composed in four and five line fragments, in order to obscure, but not obliterate, their specific origins.

With “Staring Out Loud”, Roll Up Gallery offers a unique contemplative experience of the power of written words and the beautiful shape of letterforms.

Marty McCutcheon is a California-based artist producing abstract paintings, three-dimensional and collaborative artworks, photography and art videos. His work has been exhibited across the U.S. and internationally.

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Roll up gallery brings together varied and interesting works of Women Artists.
A collective experience of freshness and talent.

Beautiful organized clusters of colorful cells juxtaposed with technically lined pencil drawings of people, places and things by the artist and designer melissa arendt.

Intriguing works by the illustrator and artist Alexis Amann.
She makes drawings and paintings populated by a host of weirdos including women, monsters, harpies, sentient houses, hags, octopuses, fish, mermaids, and other creatures of land and sea.

Beautiful organic figurative paintings by Allison Snopek

Bold and delicate geometric artworks made by sewing by Christine Meuris

Paper cut out collages of plant pieces with a spectrum of colors and fictional plant environments  by:
Shayna Yasuhara

And more surprises to come…
Opening Friday Nov 4th, 2016
from 6:00 to 9:00pm
at Roll Up Gallery
161 Erie Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
curator:  Betty Bigas

Bloody Mary. Bloody Mary. Bloody Mary.

Say it three times fast with an olive in one hand and a skewered shrimp in the other in front of an empty highball glass and you will conjure up an entire festival dedicated to the world’s most complex cocktail, a drink that eats like a meal.

Hmm. That isn’t quite how the legend goes, is it? Something like that, anyway. But either way…

That’s exactly what’s on deck this Sunday, September 18, from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. over at our sister venue The Midway. Sunday marks the third San Francisco iteration of The Bloody Mary Festival, a festival dedicated to … you guessed it, all things Bloody Mary, which launched in Brooklyn in April 2014. Their second event was right here in San Francisco (certainly the only other city in the country who takes the bloody mary as seriously … Read more ›

“Hybrid”, solo exhibition by Max Ehrman
Once you understand the laws of nature only then can you break it and create a new aesthetic…
Explore the organic geometrical styles and concepts revolving around nature with the amazing paintings by the talented local street-art artist Max Ehrman.

Max Ehrman known as Eon75 is muralist based in San francisco with roots all over the world.
He moved to europe in the fall of 2001 and studied architecture at the dessau institute of architecture where he received his masters. While in europe he painted in 6 countries and showed artwork in galleries in 4 countries.

After coming back to the u.S.A. his work has been published internationally and nationally. Eon75 has also produced murals for the city of san francisco and known muralist documantarian jim prigoff. He also has painted at many festivals and live venues in san francsico, florida, miami and new york city.

Eon75’s signature style draws … Read more ›

There’s something special about Kurt Russell. Yes, he’s an undeniable, stone-cold hunk whose jawline seems to have been hewn from a block of Italian marble. Yes, he exudes a certain kind of masculinity — he’s a “man’s man” that never stoops to rudeness, coarseness, or churlishness.

But more than that, he’s an incredible actor, one of a very rare breed that can seamlessly move from character actor to leading man and back again. After 40+ years in the biz, it’s safe to say there is pretty much no one like Kurt Russell.

This Saturday, August 27, Public Works is hosting a FREE art show called Deep Cuts, dedicated to all things Kurt Russell. Original art, movie posters, prints, film soundtracks, and more — everything a Russell freak could ask for and then some.

To celebrate, we thought we might pick a few of our favorite Kurt Russell films, in case you need … Read more ›