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Cosmic Caveman

Cosmic Caveman

Story by Ryce Stoughtenborough and Photos by Maddison October

February 24, 2020

Brett Vanhorn was sitting in his Honda Fit Sport on the corner of Castro and 18th Street. He was shoveling globs of peanut butter into his mouth with the help of the handle of a plastic fork. Vanhorn is an artist, and it is not hard to tell from his car. Lilac, yellow and electric green paint smudge...

Inside the ‘Women Are Perfect’ Artist

Inside the ‘Women Are Perfect’ Artist

Oscar Gutierrez

October 6, 2015

Muralist Jessica Sabogal poses for a portrait in her studio behind La Galeria de Raza in San Francisco’s Mission District Thursday, Sept. 17. (James Chan/ Xpress)   By Oscar Gutierrez [dropcap size="50px"]T[/dropcap]he strong smell of paint escaped through the door of a small room tuck...

May’s Bay Area Art Shows

May’s Bay Area Art Shows

Derek Macario

May 1, 2015

Image courtesy of Ryan Whelan Events start this weekend: Friday, May 1: Having Fun by Ryan Whelan at Farley's East. 5-9pm, 33 Grand Avenue, Oakland. RSVP here. Friday, May 1: Golden by Sarah Deragon at Rare Device. 6-9p, 600 Divisadero Street, San Francisco. RSVP here. Friday, May 1: 'Grow a Pair! Ovaries...

Revival of an experimental art space

Revival of an experimental art space

Derek Macario

April 29, 2015

Dena Beard, Executive Director of The Lab, paces through the space in the last hours before the opening of the "A Journal of the Plague Year" exhibition on Wednesday, April 1. (Kate Fraser / Xpress Magazine)   While the San Francisco Arts Commission has continued its program of grant dist...

April’s Bay Area Art Shows

April’s Bay Area Art Shows

Derek Macario

April 10, 2015

Image courtesy of Good Mother gallery Events start this weekend: Saturday, April 11 - Channing Morgan: Off The Surface Curated by: Patricia Cariño at Burnt Oak Gallery. 2pm, 306 15th St, Oakland. RSVP here. Saturday, April 11 - Dystopia Toyland by Peter Adamyan at Good Mother gallery...

What if Monsters Were Real?

What if Monsters Were Real?

Hillary Smith

March 18, 2015

Photo by Marlene Sanchez  Fear is a black pit, and some dive headfirst. For some, there is comfort in facing the horror and darkness of life. It’s better to acknowledge the fear and discomfort of situations than to pretend there’s nothing wrong. When viewing local artist Alex Pardee’s drawings, there is a sense that something is wrong- horribly ...

Fresh Renaissance Art at San Francisco’s de Young

Fresh Renaissance Art at San Francisco’s de Young

Colin Blake

March 8, 2015

Featured Image: National Galleries of Scotland's Sandro Botticelli: Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child (ca. 1490) A collection of rare renaissance art, on loan from the National Galleries of Scotland, is on display at the de Young museum for nearly three months. From March 7 until May 31, the 55...

Social Sketch: A Creative Gathering for Community

Derek Macario

February 17, 2015

Creative gatherings take shape in many different forms, from art exhibitions, workshops, public lectures and readings and so on. For San Francisco-based artists Courtney Cerruti and Mike McConnell they organize Social Sketch, where they invite people to come together, draw, as well as eat and dr...

Downtown Salon Gives Men Free Haircuts

Downtown Salon Gives Men Free Haircuts

Naomi Rachel Outlaw

February 12, 2015

Lana Bowen, owner of Salana Hair Studio in Lower Nob Hill, styles Pedram Afshar's new mohawk at the free haircuts event on Feb. 5th. Photo by Zhenya Sokolova Teddy Hall, 18, didn’t know what to expect when he decided to RSVP for a free haircut advertised on SFFunCheap.com, but as his shoulder length hair slo...

February’s Bay Area art shows

Derek Macario

February 6, 2015

Events start this weekend: Friday, February 6 - "Packrat's Paradise" by Tim the Optimist at Le QuiVive. 7pm, 1525 Webster Street, Oakland. RSVP here. Friday, February 6 - "Portraits of Strangers, Someones, and Nobodies" group show at 111 Minna. 5pm-late, 111 Minna Street, San Francisco. RSVP...

Art for Profit

Chantel Genest

December 19, 2014

http://youtu.be/UEVqRgNUqTg As he works on a large scale, lavish mural project on the blight-ridden streets of West Oakland, artist Joshua Mays is approached by a local business owner. The middle-aged owner of one of the over forty liquor stores in the neighborhood asks Mays if he would be available...

Keith Haring: The Political Line at de Young Museum

Calla Camero

November 18, 2014

  The de Young Fine Arts museum located in Golden Gate park has opened its Keith Haring exhibit called Keith Haring: The Political Line. This is the first exhibition in the United States to feature the deeply political nature of the art of Keith Haring, American pop artist and social activist of the 1980s. The P...

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