Friday, March 18, 2011

Paul Wackers thinks he's not a total space cadet

There's a nice new interview with painter Paul Wackers on the 

Paul has a solo show opening April 2nd, 2011 at the


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Matthew Palladino at Baer Ridgway Exhibitions

Today I previewed the Matthew Palladino show at Baer Ridgway Exhibitions.   The works looked great, even before they were on the wall.  I love the gallery, with their reflective black floor.

There are 7 large watercolor paintings in the show.  They're amazing.  He just gets better and better with every show.  I can't figure out how he does it, but I completely love it.

His cast of characters is growing.  And with this show, they're in costume.  Lots of costumes.  Really fun costumes.  

(detail of above painting)

If you can't get to the show to see it in person, click the images and you'll be that much closer.

And if you'd like even more detail, images of all the works, and the chance to communicate with the gallery, here's the link..... 

The show runs May 8th to June 12th, 2010

Baer Ridgeway Exhibitions
172 Minna St
San Francisco, CA 94105

Sunday, September 6, 2009

The Date Farmers Impress

The Date Farmers show is titled, 'Strange Fruit' and is up at Upper Playground's FIFTY24SF Gallery for the month of September.  I went to the opening last friday and took these photos: 

  Their work is impressive.  I've known of them for a few years now, and  I continue to be moved when I see their work in person.  I wish the same were true for other artists that I've been following for years.  My tastes change, evolve, but The Date Farmers still have that special something that I love in art.  It's hard to put it into words, but there's honesty and soul in their work.  There's lots of details for me to get lost in.  Notes, words, attached imagery, and the history of found objects.  


  Do yourself a favor, and go see the show in person.  If you can't make it to the show, you can always click the images to see them bigger. 
 The Date Farmers, "Strange Fruit"
 San Francisco, CA
 Sept 3rd thru Sept 24, 2009

Saturday, September 5, 2009


i'm not afraid to say it, i like neckface.

but i can't remember any other show that has as much hype building it up as the halloween night opening of nasty neckface's show at the O.H.W.O.W. gallery. i've been seeing hype about it for at least the past month, and it's still 2 months away. this morning i read this on the lodown magazine blog. after i picked myself up off the floor from laughing so much, i searched out the source of the text. it's on the O.H.W.O.W. website. a big gold star to whoever wrote it!! wow. or rather...oh wow! that's some grade "A" hype. i have to admit, i'm really looking forward to seeing images of the show. even if it's half as good as they say it's going to be, i'll be happy.

good hype = good press.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Paul Wackers at the Luggage Store Gallery

Paul Wackers has completed his year at the Headlands Center for the Arts. He's about to have his Tournesol show at the Luggage Store Gallery here in San Francisco, and I'm excited. I've seen a few of the paintings in promotional material, and they look amazing. This is the show I've been waiting for. If you're anywhere near San Francisco, and you like Paul's paintings, I hope you'll be attending the opening. I know I'll be there.

Paul Wackers: 2009 Tournesol Awardee
New Work
1007 Market St. SF, CA
July 10, 2009 - August 8, 2009

Opening reception, Friday July 10th 6 - 8pm

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Mr. Matthew Palladino sees ghosts

  You may not be able to see them in this photo, but they're there.  Ghosts, 9 of them.  Try tilting your screen.  These are just some of the ghosts that Matthew Palladino has painted for his show at White Walls Gallery in San Francisco.  

Maybe you'll see them in this black painted image.  This time Matthew has put safety vests on some of the larger ghosts.  He feels that if ghosts were to wear safety vests, they wouldn't be so scary.  He may be onto something.

To see more images of the work in the show, and to get more information, go to the  White Walls Gallery website.
 The show will be on view Feb. 7 - 31, 2009

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Kyle Ranson is amazing:

Kyle Ranson's latest show at Receiver Gallery is titled, Joyous Marriage.  It's beautiful.  Go see it.  If you can't make it to the show, Receiver has images of the work on their website. 

Joyous Marriage is on view from January 31st - March 20th, 2009.