Exhibitions (92)

Aída Miró’s series of paintings created at live art events in NYC pay tribute to musicians and artists. All of these have been painted with the energy of an NYC crowd during live music performances including DJs and dancers, with the audience observing the entire process and the challenge of foregoing the intimacy of being alone in the studio.

Using a combination of spray paint, acrylics, and oil paint, Aída Miró has created portraits of Michael Jackson, James Brown, David Bowie, Jimmy Hendrix, Erikah Badu, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Mos Def, Jay Z, as well as Basquiat, Picasso and Frida Kalho.

Aída Miró is a Ibiza born artist living and working in NYC. She started painting in the streets in early 90´s. Studies in University Politecnica of Valencia (Spain) BA Fine Arts, Postgraduate of Theater Design in Bristol (UK), PhD in Art Education in University Autonomy of Madrid.
Her work is strongly influences by music and dance. … Read more ›

The world of Eyesores emerges from the monsterful imagination of Barcelona artist, Xavier Gallego.

Born in a small town outside of Barcelona, Xavier spent his school years entertaining himself by creating an illustrated universe of monsters in his notebook. He never thought his hobby could become his livelihood until his best friend’s mother suggested studying graphic design. Within a few years after graduating Barcelona’s top design school, IDEP, Xavier had worked as Multimedia Director at one of Barcelona’s most innovate advertising agencies as well as chief designer for multiple start-ups. After working in New York for  R/GA as a creative director on experience design, creating award winning experiences for nike and samsung ( Nike Film room, Nike the Black Mamba, Nike SB app, The redesign of nike.com and the Samsung “Jay-Z Magna Carta” app. ) he recently moved to San Francisco.

For loved ones and even new acquaintances, Xavier was known to always … Read more ›

SCENE & HERD – NUMBER ONE is a photographic exhibition featuring surreal and thought provoking composite collaborations by Simon Shackleton and Chele Gutek as well as evocative landscape and macro photography as seen through Simon’s eye.

Opening Friday November 10th
7:00 to 9:30pm
 at Roll Up Gallery (Public Works),
located in the Mission District,
at 161 Erie Street (between Duboce & 14th st.)
San Francisco, CA 94103.

A solo exhibition by Seren Moran.

‘Knot So Silent’ is an exhibition about opposition and the potential growth learned through conflict.
As of late, I’ve felt overwhelmed by the unsettling, and constant, pull toward identifying everything and everyone solely by their extreme counterpart, particularly within our current political climate.
In response, my work has moved toward capturing the confrontation of extremists, in which I’ve begun creating even higher contrasted images, paring unlikely color combinations with layers of varied textures. I’m capitalizing on the tension while consciously channeling it toward something surprisingly vibrant and optimistic. In this work, I intentionally try and straddle the line between chaos and clarity, combining seemingly contradicting elements into aesthetically pleasing and cohesive pieces.

Through exploring this polarization, I’ve become increasingly aware of the role my gender plays in my approach to conflict, and how this role relates to a history of women finding vibrant and optimistic ways to push through struggle. And so, I’ve … Read more ›

A colorful exhibition of unique abstract paintings by Liz Mamorsky.

“Since graduation from Bennington College, I have exhibited my unique reclaimed materials sculpture, studio furniture, and visionary paintings and drawings nationally and internationally, starting with The International Young Artists Exhibition in Osaka, Japan. My work resides in numerous public and private collections including: Tonellerie Taransaud, Cognac; The Spertus Museum, Chicago; The Oakland Museum of California, Sony Corporation, First National Bank of Arizona, Francois Freres, St. Romain, France, and Paramount Pictures for the set of Star Trek: Voyager.”

“When our home burned down in 2000 my Op Art paintings, stored in the basement, were rescued and sent to storage for three years during the rebuild. Most survived, but some needed restoration which I lovingly undertook over the period of a year. It was so soothing working on the cellular shapes that I didn’t want to stop. Hence, the evolution of my Modernist series which I also … Read more ›

Art / Music / Clothing
A concept project by Hunter Hess.
“Eudaimonia Naturae”
Noun –
The process of human flourishing through the direct instrumentality of nature; unique serene fervor accessible through interaction and immersion in nature/ natural settings.

Eudaimonia Naturae is a multi-media intersectional experience in which the goal is to capture the specific, peaceful quietude found in nature through various artistic formats that abide to a singular inspirational catalyst – all presented in one instance in the same space. Inspired by the turbulent year of 2016 with hope of bringing positivity into the year 2017, this project will ultimately aim at capturing and curating a positive and stimulating vibe derived from direct interaction with nature through different artistic mediums.

Arrington West is an artist / illustrator residing in SF, and the founding member of the Black Mail collective, a Bay Area art collective/ platform aimed at emphasizing what it means to be a black individual in … Read more ›

Roll Up Gallery will host painter Brian Leo’s art installation entitled, “Winners Are the New Losers”. The artist will be exhibiting small to medium-sized paintings.

Brian Leo’s paintings are a mixture of abstract and literal ideas, clever associations and juxtaposed interpretations that read as social commentary and political satire along with depictions that are interesting takes on common situations.

This exhibition includes a painting of a person in a bomb suit surrounded by suitcases, a chainsaw floating above a bison head, and a portrait of Donald Trump’s immigrant mother with a bottle and cigarette in hand. All his paintings, canvases that are colorful and imaginative, calls into question our collective consciousness and challenges viewers to take a closer look – both at the artwork and at their own belief systems.

“My work includes appropriating imagery and content from advertisements, the news, internet and pop culture, which I alter and give new meaning to. … Read more ›