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12 Rising S.F. Artists (Refinery29)

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Neon artist Meryl Pataky

Earlier this year, welder, silversmith, and neon artist, Meryl Pataky was featured on fashion and lifestyle website Refinery29 as one of twelve San Francisco-based artists on the rise. Kirsten Incorvaia and Anna-Alexia Basile paid a visit to Pataky’s studio for an intimate behind the scenes look of the artist at work, documenting inspirations, environment, and personal style.

Also among the twelve contemporary-artists listed are Mission-based Charmaine Olivia, who is featured in Shooting Gallery’s upcoming group exhibition I <3 LV, as well as and Kelly Tunstall, partner in life and in work to Ferris Plock. Read more about these amazing women, and meet the other nine artists making waves around the Bay.

Cellar Door, A Solo Show by Meryl Pataky
Opening reception – July 6, 2013, 7-11 pm
On view through August 10, 2013
@ Shooting Gallery Project Space (www.shootinggallerysf.com/project-space)
886 Geary Street, San Francisco

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The Beauty of Yumiko Kayukawa & Aaron Nagel (Fecal Face)

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Acrylic and Ink on Canvas, 20×16″

Fecal Face posted about our current shows Madness by Seattle-based artist Yumiko Kayukawa in Shooting Gallery and Bastion by Bay Area artist Aaron Nagel in the Shooting Gallery Project Space. Madness combines a bright color palette and an undeniable playfulness with the beauty of nature, while Bastion delivers an atmosphere with a bit more gravitas, showcasing Nagel’s remarkable skill for oil portraiture.  The two shows only have a few days left (both are running through June 29) so if you haven’t seen the shows yet, make sure to stop by 886 Geary.

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Press Release: I <3 LV

The Shooting Gallery Presents:

I <3 LV

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San Francisco, CA-The Shooting Gallery is pleased to present I <3 LV, a group show featuring work by Greg Gossel, Apex, Ferris Plock, Word to Mother, Helen Bayly, Lauren Napolitano, Chad Hasegawa, Casey Gray, Charmaine Olivia, Benjamin Clarke, Nick Flatt and Niels Shoe Meulman. The opening reception will be held at the Shooting Gallery on July 6, 2013 from 7-11pm. The exhibition will be on view through August 10, 2013 and is free and open to the public.

Inspired by one of our favorite luxury brands and its rich artistic history, I <3 LV will showcase a new take on the designs that have come to signify classic style by artists known for pushing the boundaries of contemporary art.

 


The Shooting Gallery opened its doors in 2003 to the edgy Tenderloin district of San Francisco; one known for its diverse culture and history. Owner and curator, Justin Giarla, founded the space to offer a welcoming environment for viewing the art he loves. Giarla has long since recognized the necessity to provide lowbrow artists with a platform, which is exactly what the Shooting Gallery has done for a full decade. In addition to the exhibition of leading shows in pop art, street art, and outsider art, the Shooting Gallery also participates in art fairs around the world and hosts annual fundraisers for local nonprofits.

Media Opportunities:
Interview with the artists
Interview with owner/founder/curator Justin Giarla
High-resolution images available upon request

Event Information:
I <3 LV
Opening Reception – Saturday, July 6, 7-11 pm
On View Through August 10, 2013
@ Shooting Gallery (www.shootinggallerysf.com)
886 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

Shooting Gallery Named Among Top 10 SF Galleries (The Culture Trip)

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Photo via The Culture Trip

San Francisco is considered by many to be one of the world’s top cultural cities. With copious amounts of galleries, big-name institutions and museums, art schools, and festivals, the city and surrounding Bay Area have a lot to offer. The Culture Trip, a one-stop website for travelers interested in the best of local art and culture, put together a list of the top ten art galleries showcasing the best contemporary art in San Francisco, and Shooting Gallery was a top pick. Our diverse and exciting line-up of artists and culturally diverse neighborhood provide locals and visitors alike a unique cosmopolitan experience.

See who else made the list and check out their website for further tips on cities around the world.

Currently on view:

Madness, New Works by Yumiko Kayukawa
Bastion, New Works by Aaron Nagel in the Shooting Gallery Project Space
Both on view through June 29, 2013
886 Geary Street, San Francisco CA

Opening Photos: Shooting Gallery June Show (SF Station)

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Yumiko Kayukawa in front of “Madness” at Shooting Gallery

Yumiko Kayukawa opened her eighth solo show with Shooting Gallery this past Saturday evening and Madness was met with great enthusiasm from the artist’s fans and supporters. Intertwining themes of femininity and nature, Kayukawa’s acrylic and ink on canvas works reflect her distinctive Japanese folklore and American pop-culture blend. Similarly, Aaron Nagel opened his third solo show with the gallery in the adjoining Project Space with Bastion. His portrait studies and large oil on panel works of luminous women caught the eye of many gallery goers. Derek Macario of SF Station was on hand and captured shots of the artists and works.

Madness, New Works by Yumiko Kayukawa
On view through June 29, 2013
@ Shooting Gallery (www.shootinggallerysf.com)
886 Geary Street, San Francisco CA

Bastion, New Works by Aaron Nagel
On view through June 29, 2013
@ Shooting Gallery Project Space (www.shootinggallerysf.com/project-space/)
886 Geary Street, San Francisco CA

See more photos of the night after the jump. Read more »

Preview: Aaron Nagel’s “Bastion” (Hi-Fructose)

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“Nagel’s new body of work puts a fresh spin on the mysticism and sensuality traditionally associated with the female nude.” – via

Yesterday Hi-Fructose New Contemporary Magazine‘s posted this preview covering Aaron Nagel’s exhibit opening tonight, “Bastion” in the Shooting Gallery Project Space . Editor, Nastia Voynovskaya, notes Nagel’s new use of simple patterning in the form of bright dots that decorate a few of the compositions in Bastion and on the sense of voyeurism that can come with viewing the solitary figures within them.

Bastion, New Works by Aaron Nagel
Opening Reception – June 8, 2013, 7-11 pm
@ Shooting Gallery Project Space (www.shootinggallerysf.com/project-space)
886 Geary Street, San Francisco CA 94109

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More images of the Bastion preview after the jump!

Bastion – Oil on Panel, 51×40”

Tucked – Oil on Panel, 20×30”

Urchin – Oil on Panel, 20×30”

Cavernous – Oil on Panel, 27×40”

Brittany – Oil on Panel, 17×21” Framed

A Look Inside the Studio: Aaron Nagel

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The immensely talented Aaron Nagel gave us a look inside his studio and at his progress during the weeks that have been leading up to the opening of Bastion, which is set for June 8th, 7-11pm at the SG Project Space. We love being able to get close enough to see the artist’s control of his brushstroke. Nagel’s work makes clear that he has a deep respect for his medium and his models. With a patient hand, Nagel imbues each figure in this new body of work with a captivating elegance and strength. The rich surface of the oil painted panels heightens the luminous beauty of each composition.

Bastion, New Works by Aaron Nagel
Opening Reception – June 8, 2013, 7-11 pm
@ Shooting Gallery Project Space (www.shootinggallerysf.com/project-space)
886 Geary Street, San Francisco CA 94109

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Check out Nagel’s most recent interview here and see process shots after the jump. Read more »

Yumiko Kayukawa’s “Madness” in the Shooting Gallery (Juxtapoz)

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Kayukawa, “KYOUKI (Madness)” Acrylic and Ink on Canvas, 22×30″

Yumiko Kayukawa is opening her solo show Madness (full press release here) this Saturday at the Shooting Gallery! Juxtapoz is promoting Kayukawa’s show in this post. The artist has installed 13 new works with subject matter that ranges from elephant tusk poaching, Taoist dragon prints, young Tibetan monks and cherry blossom season. Kayukawa’s style is influenced by Manga comics, though the intricacy and depth of her painting displays the sophistication of a traditional fine artist. Kayukawa recently answered our questions about her work in this recent interview, where she explained the role of animals and traditional Japanese motifs in her work.

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Madness, New Works by Yumiko Kayukawa
Opening Reception – Saturday, June 8, 7-11 pm
On View Through June 29, 2013
@ Shooting Gallery (www.shootinggallerysf.com)
886 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

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Shooting Gallery Exclusive Interview: Yumiko Kayukawa

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Kayukawa, “TSURU (Crane)” Acrylic and Ink on Canvas, 24×16

Yumiko Kayukawa is inspired by wild animals and nature; her paintings, influenced by Japanese comics, feature a menagerie of tigers, bobcats and polar bears. Her upcoming solo show Madness (full press release here) opens in the Shooting Gallery on June 8, from 7 – 11 PM. Kayukawa has invented a Manga-style Eden, where her female protagonist gently interacts with fierce creatures. The Japanese artist, now based in Seattle, shared her insights regarding the cultural differences between Japan and the United States, where each country has a different take on what makes art “art.” She also revealed her strong ideological stance on the pet industry, which affects her choice of subject in her paintings. Learn more about Kayukawa below!

Madness, New Works by Yumiko Kayukawa
Opening Reception – Saturday, June 8, 7-11 pm
On View Through June 29, 2013
@ Shooting Gallery (www.shootinggallerysf.com)
886 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

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Follow the jump to read the interview in its entirety.

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