Exhibitions (90)

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 ›

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 ›

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