Event Listing: April 4th Castro Art Walk
Castro CBD sponsors live music in Jane Warner Plaza from 6-7pm. This month’s musical guest is Be.Musical.
Art Attack SF, 2358 Market St. Ste. 1
Art Attack SF is proud to present “Kaleidoscope Sky,” a duo exhibition featuring new work from gallery artists Jennifer Banzaca and Harumo Sato on view April 3rd-28th, 2019. Join us for the Opening Reception on Thursday, April 4th, 6pm - 9pm during the Castro Art Walk! This event is free and open to the public. Contact Ashley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-872-9285 to request a Collector’s Preview of the artwork included in the exhibition.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Jennifer Banzaca grew up on the east coast, spending her formative years in New England. After earning a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1991, she went on to live in San Francisco and New York working as a Designer and Art Director for book publishing and animation. Rediscovering a love of painting in 2004, she resumed her education studying at the Art Students League and the New York Academy of art. Relocating back to San Francisco in 2015 has allowed her to pursue a studio practice on a deeper level. She enjoys creating work that brings her past design influences and color sensibility from working in children's entertainment to her work.
Harumo Sato is a California-based artist from Tokyo Japan, whose practice includes painting, printmaking, and illustration. In 2013, she relocated to Buffalo, NY to study fine art. While attending the University at Buffalo, Harumo was awarded three scholarships related to painting and illustration. Harumo strives to maintain a peace of mind amongst a highly-industrialized environment through her practice of creation. From her experience, she believes art is one of the best solutions to combat seemingly contagious negative thoughts and emotions. Through her vibrant and playful works, Harumo seeks to spark viewers’ imagination and lust for life!
Apothecarium, 2029 Market St.
"“Recollect” - Art by Anita Drieseberg
These pieces are from an ongoing project creating digital paintings on an iPad. I use an obscure and outdated app called “Layers” to manipulate found or donated photos. I spend a great deal of time searching for images that inspire me. The grainier and more worn out the better. I love to bring them back to life with my own slant. I feel sometimes I am almost more of a curator than an artist. Collecting long lost imagery, and reintroducing them to the world. When painting humans, I sometimes remove the heads to make the images more universal. With a head it’s a portrait, without a head it’s anyone and everyone. I’m attracted to images from the 60’s and 70’s. They remind me of my parents. My childhood. I was adopted as an infant in 1966 and as a result have struggled with a bit of an identity crisis. Sometimes feel I have been trying to find myself in the images I am creating. My mother’s shoes. My father’s suit. My auntie’s hairdo. The stewardesses I met that time we went on a plane. The toys and animals I played with. The things I loved as a child and still collect. These images are me trying to recollect things that were mine, and things that never were.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Drysdale Properties, 2324B Market St.
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Drysdale Properties is hosting BHHSDP agent and artist Brook Casey.
Blush! Wine Bar, 476 Castro St.
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(enclosure, encasement, entrapment)
Idea that an individual is contained wholly within either the semen (animalculism) or the egg (ovism) and that as a homunculus it unfolds upon fertilization. Aka Preformation Doctrine.
The root of origin upon thought and cross reference between the action and theory of encasement provide visual contrast. Emotional and philosophical interpersonal conversation. Preservation and the exposure presents the evident existence along with the death of an idea.
Heavily designed imagery and format will expose the contemporary accessibly to the art work giving a platform to deconstruct easily, either subconsciously or consciously.
Brewcade, 2200 Market St. B
Brewcade hosts permanent installations by Kate Wakeman and a group of artists led by Don Fluitt
Dog Eared Books, 489 Castro St.
Flore on Market, 2298 Market St.
Join Flore’s resident crafter, Llano River Blue for hands-on arts and crafts, strike a pose at our new selfie station, and relax with a uniquely crafted drink and appetizer!
IXIA, 2331 Market St.
IXIA is hosting local artist Rick Griggs.
Local Take, 3979 17th St.
Fun with Felt Art
DIY at the next Castro Art Walk with Amanda from Felt Flanerie and Local Take. Create either a spring themed greeting card or a little pot filled with felt flowers. Grab a glass of wine, pull up a chair and create on the spot... or take one of these felt kits home to complete at your leisure. Also a little felt bird told us that there's going to be a raffle to win a custom floral arrangement!
Norden Living, 3618 17th St.
Celebrate Norden Living’s anniversary with a retrospective of past featured artists in the space. The team will be showing an excerpt of new pieces from previously represented artists. Cheers Terje and Chris for more to come from Norden Living in the Castro!
Ruby's Clay Studio & Gallery, 552A Noe St.
Pop into Ruby Clay Studio and view incredible works from our local potter community!
Skin on Market, 2299 Market St. Ste. C
info coming soon
Spark Arts, 4229 18th St.
Ed Terpening (edterpening.com)
This is my “encore career”. After working 35 years in technology, the tragedy of 911 and a significant health scare, I began thinking of my legacy. Would it be developing a high tech product, or new marketing campaign? Probably not. Both of those careers create ephemeral results. I wanted more. I also saw the world change, from the optimism and exciting changes in the 60’s, to the greed and paranoia of the post 911 world. People need escapes. One of the highest complements collectors give is “I feel like I’ve been to that place, I’m taken there”. That’s my motivation.
Being a Short Diversion on the Art of Rob Cox (robcoxart.com)
Born in 1957 in Stoneham, MA, Cox received his B.F.A. in Painting and Art History from the Massachusetts College of Art. In 1990, he moved to San Francisco and continued his studies at the University of California Extension, Berkeley.
Rob Cox paints the urban landscape as well as figures and everyday objects. He believes that painting is about paint. "It's about the application of colors and pigment to the surface. I want the viewer to see the process of painting. The scumbled brush strokes and lumps of paint are as integral to the work as the illusion of a roadway in the distance."
Rob’s work is a Pop style with muddy underpinnings. It germinates in the works of Paul Cezanne, David Park and Richard Diebenkorn. Representational painting is a foundation to push images beyond their literal explanation and then pull back into the object to create a restrained tension of something slightly off kilter. He sees the thing as new, somehow more precious than the original.
About how his work is always evolving:
“When working I have an idea, a tenuous notion about what will transpire on the canvas. As the work progresses, the piece becomes something on its own. A dialog begins between my hand and what happens on the canvas.
“Part of what I love about the medium of paint is the mixing of colors. The process of painting becomes alchemy. Piling on the paint, a gesturing, flourishing brush stroke against smooth surfaces, bright grays and dull reds and a patchwork of passages that create context for the images. And I oscillate between the theoretical and physical activity of painting. I struggle constantly not only with what to paint, but how to paint.”
Strongly influenced by Wayne Thiebaud, Elmer Bischoff and Park, he continues the Northern California figurative tradition. Paint is applied impasto with aggressive strokes, in broad swaths. The objective is to describe and define form and shape using color.
Rob Cox's paintings have been exhibited at the George Krevsky Gallery in San Francisco and in exhibits in Tucson and Scottsdale, AZ. His work has been included in juried exhibits at the Center for Visual Art in Oakland, CA as well as the Makeready Press Gallery in Montclair, NJ.
EhV aka Will Morgan is a DJ making waves in the city by the bay. An avid listener of R&B and Hip-Hop since growing up in North Carolina, they studied music in Boston, expanding their repertoire to Bossa Nova, Soul, Jazz and Electronic before moving to San Francisco in 2013. More recently, EhV has started asQew, a queer R&B party which they DJ, organize and host every month. With poetry on the walls, endless amounts of (mostly) R&B, a wonderful spectrum of party-goers and drinks all night, asQew provides a unique vibe and beautiful community for San Francisco’s nightlife. Check out asQew the 4th Saturday of every month at Driftwood. You can contact EhV for bookings at email@example.com and follow them and asQew on IG @willelmorgan & @asQew_sf
STAG & MANOR, 2327 Market St.
Based primarily on found vintage images, my "Found" portraits give new meanings and contexts to old images! This body of work in oil and silver metal leaf attempts to find a language that is both ancient and modern- a portraiture for the 21st century. Metal leaf can connote religious iconography, but using silver also refers to early days of photography (silver nitrate) and the "silver screen" of 20th century America.
Move around the room - let the silver pick up the ambient light and reflect it back to you in a magical aura unlike anything you've ever seen. Then stare into the figure's eyes -- as otherworldly as the light around the figure is, the soul of the figure still dominates in an image both vintage and contemporary.
About the Artist
Award winning artist, Paul Morin's portraits are in public and private collections around the world. His portrait of Barack Obama titled “Profile in Hope,” was presented to the president in the Oval Office in 2010. Paul combines a traditional technique with a modern sensibility – images that confront the viewer and with a sense of scale that is very individual.
With empathy and humor, Paul's work celebrates the human spirit and captures the unique look and expression of each sitter - honoring the individual quirkiness that makes each person the human they are! Paul delves into the personality of his subjects much like a candid snapshot reveals the moment-specific projection of a person's inner thoughts. His commissioned portraits bring an immediacy to his subjects revealing an inner life that truly makes the sitter “come alive!”
STAG & MANOR, located at 2327 Market, is a San Francisco-based modern home furnishings and decor shop with a global perspective and a humanitarian spirit; sourcing unique minimalist crafts and arts from all around the world as well as from the local community, and persistently in search of artisans advancing the definitions of modern design while reinterpreting heritage materials and techniques.
The Artist's Gallery, 4406 18th St. Ste. A
The exhibition space at THE ARTIST’S GALLERY is intimate and welcoming, providing visitors with the perfect atmosphere to stroll through and enjoy the artwork currently on display. We believe individuals should have access to artand culture in their daily lives. We also take pride in our support of local artists.
THE ARTIST’S GALLERY is affiliated with ANLG IMPORTS INC., an importer of Italian fine art.
THE ARTIST’S GALLERY offers 40% select pieces during the Castro Art Walk!
Traci Hollander State Farm, 556 Castro St.
Traci Hollander’s State Farm office will be showcasing work by Keith Hollander.