Events on February 1st from 6-9pm during the #CastroArtWalk
ART ATTACK SF
2358 Market St. Ste.1
Join us at Art Attack SF on February 1st from 6:00-8:00pm for a donation-based 'Beginners Printmaking Workshop' lead by the staff of Artist & Craftsman Supply. During the event, participants will design their own linoleum blocks to carve, ink, and print!
All supplies are provided with RSVP ticket purchase (sliding scale donation of $5-$15 going directly to the Dimensions Queer Youth Clinic.
4229 18th St.
Join us at Spark Arts on Thursday, February 1st from 6-9pm to meet the featured artists bringing you this thought provoking exhibit:
UNTIL EVERY ANIMAL IS FREE – An exhibition of works by the Artists of Direct Action Everywhere (DxE). We are a group of artists/animal rights activists committed to ending the exploitation of animals for food, clothing, entertainment and research. The Artists of DxE seek to end speciesism, the belief that human needs and wants supersede the needs and wants of all the other creatures and indeed, the environment itself.
Through our photographs, paintings, and drawings we aim to show that animals do indeed feel pain and love just as humans do and that animals deserve protection from harm just as humans do. The inspiration for our work is the nonhuman animals themselves and the human animals who fight for them. Our show will include photographs by Michael Goldberg, paintings by Alex Santurio, photographs by Isabella La Rocca, drawings and paintings by Leslie Goldberg, photographs by Alicia Santurio, videos by Wayne Hsiung, mixed media pieces by Corey Rowland, and photographs by Rom Srinivasan.
DOG EARED BOOKS, CASTRO
489 Castro St.
Artists, Calixto Robles, Alexandra Bluhm, Kate Rosenberger, Charlie Wylie (Wolrabbit), Marco Razo, and Txutxo Perez will be on display at Dog Eared Books during the February 1st Castro Art Walk! In addition, the following vendors will be present: Robin MacLean, (Mushroom/Funghi tea towels and shirts). Txutxo Perez, erotic art prints, and t-shirts.
BLUSH! WINE BAR
476 Castro St
Paul Fortin will be on display at Norden Living during the February 1st Castro Art Walk!
About the artist
Paul Fortin was born in Montreal in 1961. He graduated from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) in 1987 with a Bachelor's degree in graphic design and a certificate in plastic arts. He has since devoted himself to broadening his creative potential, without limiting himself to a single medium of expression. Over the past few years his works have been presented in exhibitions in Montreal at the Daylight Factory Café and the Atelier Francine Labelle, as well as at the Save the Date event. In addition to pursuing his work as an artist, Fortin currently is the artistic director at Autodesk, a large software publishing company.
About his art
Fortin's work is characterized by spontaneity and visceral momentum, evident in his technique and, especially, in the disturbing strangeness quickly apparent in his works. He paints in response to that which life dictates and which we do not understand. Like Francis Bacon, Fauvists and even comic book artists, Fortin does not aspire to create exact representations of the subjects that inspire him. His movement is born of risk, presenting us with the "outre-visible" [beyond the visible] (Yves Bonnefoy). His figures are naked, raw, and fix us with a penetrating stare that seems to say, "Why are you looking at us this way?" We continue to observe them nonetheless, fascinated by the intensity of their presence, their fear, sensuality, melancholy, and their weak yet strong humanity. Alfred Hitchcock did say, after all, that the greatest special effect is a close-up of a human face. Fortin's paintings of flamboyant colours turn us into voyeurs but also reveal us to ourselves; they evoke in us "l'angoisse de regarder au fond de ce qui [nous] regarde" [the anguish of looking into the depth of what is looking at us] (Georges Didi-Huberman).
From a portrait Paul Fortin creates a sculpture, a destructured mask, a digital drawing; he explores form, always increasingly fragile (masks) or precise (digital drawing), through which he discovers what he is looking for in the Other, and perhaps also in himself.
2029 Market St.
Adam Ansell will be on display at the Apothecarium during the February Castro Art Walk.
Artist Statement: The daring paintings of Adam Ansell take the viewer into a bizarre and bold-colored world that may be identifiable, yet not the same for each person. Adam’s edgy high fashion paintings are filled with contradictions: rugged and delicate, improvisational and meditational, spontaneous and labored, stark and festive.
440 Castro St.
San Francisco artist Danyol was born in 1970 in Orange County, California just a stone’s throw away from Disneyland. Growing up he nourished himself on a steady diet of pop art, cubism, punk rock and sarcasm. While using equal parts nostalgia and current events together, danyol’s pop-influenced mixed media art explores the liminal spaces between surface and emotion, gender and sexuality, and responsibility vs. reality, along with other inconsistencies in our social fabric. His art work can be seen on Facebook or you may catch him on stage with his two bands Muñecas and Adonisarus.
Kippy Marks will be performing at Jane Waner Plaza during the February 1st Castro Art Walk!
Liz Tioupine will be on display at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Drysdale Properties