The Art Business of Jeremy Fish

Thanks to Alan Bamberger of Art Business for rolling through the opening of jeremy Fish's Yesterdays and Tomorrows @FFDG (running through Sept 13th).

Comment by AB: "An impressive 20-year survey of work by Jeremy Fish features a solid wall of ink drawings, chronologically ordered, along with a selection of larger pieces along the opposite wall. Bask in the talent and imagination of this truly gifted artist. Definitely worth a visit."

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7/24 - Show Closing/ Beer Garden/ Film Screening @SFAI

Water McBean at SFAI has one of the best closing reception ideas we've heard of for a great summer evening.

If you've been to the campus you know how amazing their roof terrace views are (pics). Well, for the closing of their group show Wrong's What I Do Best they are hosting a beer garden and will be screening the 1983 drama Tender Mercies... View the group show, drink some beer, enjoy the incredible views of the city and watch a classic film outside on their wonderful deck. Mark your calendar for July 24th and RSVP here. I think we may make this lil' Trippe's first art outing.

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7/18 - YBCA's Bay Area Now

SAN FRANCISCO --- YBCA’s renowned signature triennial, Bay Area Now 7, is taking place on July 18 – September 28, 2014. For the first time since it started in 1997, YBCA is featuring 15 Bay Area arts organizations (instead of individual artists) who will work with YBCA to create a dynamic art fair environment by curating site-specific projects throughout our galleries and campus.

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7/17 - Todd Francis Book Release

San Francisco --- Our friends at DLXSF skate shop are hosting a book release for artist Todd Francis on July 17th. As our buddy Matt D, DLX's manager, writes, "We’ll be hosting the SF release/signing party. There will be copies for sale/signing, as well as original art to see/potentially purchase. Should be a rad one!" - Francis new book: Look Away: The Art of Todd Francis.

Todd Francis Book Release
July 17th (time t.b.a.)
@DLX Skateshop
1831 Market St

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6/20 - Hiro Kurata in Victoria, BC

Victoria, British Columbia --- NYC based artist Hiro Kurata, who we love to show at FFDG when we can, is about to release a new book featuring his paintings (edition of 50) due out soon through Anteism.

To celebrate the book launch Kurata will be showing some new paintings in the mobile art gallery "OuterSpace" somewhere in the Victoria, British Columbia area on 6/20, Friday evening. Check their website for details and gallery location.

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7/11 - SOEX's Monster Drawing Rally (SF)

SAN FRANCISCO --- Southern Exposure is gearing up for their annual fundraiser, The Monster Drawing Rally, on July 11th hosted at The Verdi Club in the Mission, 2424 Mariposa St. -  120 artists gather for live drawing and art creating working side by side. As spectators spy on the creative process, sketches morph into full-fledged artworks – immediately available for just $60 a piece. All proceeds directly support Southern Exposure’s programs.

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6/6 - Friday "OTHER" @Needles & Pens

SAN FRANCISCO --- Wander-lust ridden graffiti artist, Other (Troy Lovegates), opens the solo show "Clutter" at Needles & Pens on Friday, June 6th (7-10pm) featuring "a collection of paintings, drawings, prints, books, wood block carvings, and wall scribbles from a cruddy northern city up in the Canadian tundra known for it’s fat red faced mayor".

Opening Reception, 
Friday June 6 from 7-10 pm
@Needles & Pens - 3253 16th St.

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6/6 - Empty Kingdom @111 Minna

SAN FRANCISCO --- 111 Minna is set to open the group exhibition Empty Kingdom on Friday June 6th featuring works from Adam Caldwell, Caleb Brown, Christine Wu, Johnny Ruzzo, Michael Ward, Michael Reedy, Michael Page, Orlando Sanchez, Andreas Englund, AJ Fosik, Alicia Martin Lopez, Amanda Elizabeth Joseph, Brin Levinson, Denis Peterson, Derek Gores, Erin M Riley, Jamie Vasta, Joel Daniel Phillips, Miju, William Wray, Eric Alos, Karen Ann Myers, and Lucien Shapiro.

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