We’ve gone potty over Kevin Parry’s works before, but it now looks like he’s outdone himself with his HYPNOSF video, which delves into the visual excitement of San Francisco to the tune of Kalle Mattson’s Water Falls. Watch out for the dazzling sequence of the city’s Pyramid Building and co doing 360° spins from 2:53 [...]
I don’t know how San Francisco artist Liz Hickok constructs her dramatic cityscapes entirely out of jelly without at least nibbling a bite out of one of the imposing facades. Of her San Francisco series, she says: ‘Lit from below, the molded shapes of the city blur into a jewel-like mosaic of luminous color and volume. The gelatinous material also evokes uncanny parallels with the geological uncertainties of San Francisco’s landscape. While the translucent beauty of the compositions first seduces the viewer, their fragility quickly becomes a metaphor for the transitory nature of human artifacts’.
For his 1906 + Today Mashup series, photographer Shawn Clover thoughtfully mashed images of both past and present San Francisco by matching the new shots closely with the archived images. Nicely done, too.
The 16th Avenue Tiled Steps project has been a neighborhood effort to create a beautiful mosaic running up the risers of the 163 steps located at 16th and Moraga in San Francisco. Sponsored by the San Francisco Parks Trust, artists Aileen Barr and Colette Crutcher started working on the project in January 2003. The mosaic staircase was completed on August 18, 2004 with the help of over 300 neighbours and over 220 neighbors, who sponsored handmade animal, bird and fish name tiles.
Vitality offers a flavored oxygen bar and futuristic water massage capsules that don’t get you wet. They also sell various electro-massage devices and benign cold packs and scented eye masks. Before I knew it, the Serbian saleslady was reaching under my shirt to attach an electro-stimulator to my shoulder. No fair! Two Locations: Beach Street, and Pier 39 at Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco.
How brilliant is this? For the release of Rolling Words, the new Snoop Dogg song book (yes, there is such a thing), San Francisco agency Pereira & O’Dell created this smokable version where each perforated page can be used as rolling paper, the cover is made from hemp seed paper, and the spine doubles as a match striking surface. Erm, we’ll take three copies please.
All Mighty Family is a collective group of DJs and artists providing good times for people in the San Francisco Bay Area with various nights they organize in clubs across the city. But the fun can still be enjoyed anywhere. Every first and third Monday night from 8-10pm PST, they air the Mighty MixShow live [...]
Chinese born Don Hong-Oai spent most of his life in Saigon, where he apprenticed with a photography studio. He stayed in Vietnam through the war, before fleeing by boat to California in the late 1970s. While living in San Francisco, he went back to China every few years to create new negatives. He remained largely unknown until the final years of his life when he was finally discovered by the wider public. He died in 2004.
Any tried and true foodie in Buenos Aires is an assiduous follower of Chef Diego Felix’s’ closed door restaurant, Casa Felix. Typically, however, his inspired pescatarian eats are only available a few months out of the year in Buenos Aires while the rest of the time, the Felix clan travels through Argentina, San Francisco, New York, Puerto Rico, and Latin America, generally, hosting closed door diners around the world. Luckily for all of us here in Buenos Aires, his contemporary yet distinctively regional fare can now be found in private events around the city as well thanks to the super exclusive Oasis Clubhouse.
This is my new 8′ x 20′ hand painted mural in Miami, Florida, for Art Basel week. The mural is of Tracy and Raymond. Both are friends of mine from San Francisco. Raymond stopped by my studio to chat the other day as I was finishing up his portrait, on the right. He had cut [...]
This year was my first year ever to go to Dias De Los Muertos San Francisco, but I’m so glad I did. It was incredible and inspiring. I recently came across Laurie Lipton’s work and it reminded me of that holiday. Her work is dark, eerie and all to do with death. I’m in love with her intricate, shadowy pencil drawings.
A few months ago, I went on a road trip down the west side of the USA. With cameras hanging off every limb, I photographed the glory of places like Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, San Francisco and everything in between. If they make you want to throw down your day job and catch the next plane, my work here is done.
I saw Youth Lagoon (Trevor Powers) play a sold out, sweaty show in San Francisco and I suspect he’ll require a larger, less intimate venue next time he rolls through town. This talented young lad sings in a kind of granny falsetto that yanks at my heartstrings.
Looking at a Mars-1 piece has to be a bit like getting sucked into a black hole, right? The master of wild pattern, geometry and color opens his first solo show in San Francisco since 2005, at the FFDG temporary space on 11.11.11.
My friend introduced me to Paul Madonna’s work. He does these amazing, mostly monochromatic, ink-washed drawings of cities (mostly San Francisco, where he is based) that often have poetic, almost non-sequitur, captions. The result is often an almost haiku-esue narrative. His drawings are printed as comics called All Over Coffee for the SF Chronicle.