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DLX Art Show Friday @111 Minna
    Friday, 24 July 2015 /// Written by Trippe

Deluxe Distribution here in San Francisco, makers of Real, Antihero, Thunder, Spitfire, Krooked, Venture, host their very first art show in their 20 plus years at 111 Minna opening Friday, July 31st (7pm - late) in San Francisco.

DLX artists will showcase their personal and work related artworks. With MUSIC by TOMMY GUERRERO (maybe playing live?), JOHN CARDIEL and ORB

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Deluxe presents: HELP WANTED an artshow from the bowels of the Deluxe Artroom

Featuring Deluxe Artists:
AMANDA FOX, MATT CANTRELL, LOU BARBERIO, ANDY PITTS, SAM DAVIDSON, SHAWN BUSH, TODD FRANCIS, CHRIS BOND, GABE MORFORD, DENNIS McNETT, CHRIS WRIGHT, MARK GONZALES, and Deluxe friends

with MUSIC by TOMMY GUERRERO, JOHN CARDIEL and ORB

PREMIERE OF THE THE #DELUXEWAREHOUSEVIDO 8:00AM at 9PM

FEATURING: Adam Becerra, Alex Fatemi, Adrian Vega, Alex Wolslagel, Zech Stewart, And Many More

FRIDAY, JULY 31st 7PM
111 MINNA GALLERY
111 Minna Street SF CA
Must be 21+

 

Sketch Tuesdays Tonight/ 4/29
    Tuesday, 29 April 2014 /// Written by Trippe

Sketch Tuesdays tonight at 111 Minna. Artists: Jennybird Alcantara, Mark Adamusik, Reuben Rude, Joshua Coffy, Claire Pasquier, Ben Walker, Isabel Samaras, Beth Knight, Nate Van Dyke, Lauren Napolitano, Scott Greenwalt & more.
6-10pm - FREE - 111 Minna @2nd St.

Sketch Tuesdays offers the local arts community a place to congregate, to talk, to create and to be seen. There is usually room for artists to just drop in and start drawing, but the good seats are reserved for the invited artists. Art is for sale at reasonable prices and will be displayed until the event closes. This is a great opportunity to become a collector and to meet some very talented people!!

 

Less is More @111 Minna
    Tuesday, 08 April 2014 /// Written by Rachel Ralph

SAN FRANCISCO --- 111 Minna opened their new group show, Less is More (PHOTOS) last Friday night. I got there a bit late, and I would assume after the crowd, but it was an advantage as I was actually able to see the detailed beauty in these small works.

Fitting the title, all of the works in the show examine intricate details on a very small scale. I was especially attracted to Isabel Samaras' works which let us in on her comic book heroes turned portraited royalty, Emily Burns' creepily fantastic patterned girls, and Kelly Nicolaisen's subtle photographs, which are simple and beautiful. The show is definitely worth a visit, and they provide a lighthearted entrance into the spring as temperatures seem to rise, so go have a cocktail and check them out.

Words & Photos: Rachel Ralph - rachel(at)fecalface.com

NoMe Edonna, Glitch of Venus, Oil on panel, 2014

NoMe Edonna

Isabel Samaras, Lady Cat Woman, Oil on wood, 2014

Kelly Nicolaisen, Tortuga, Print on archival matte with UV finish, 2014

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Sketch Tuesdays Tonight
    Tuesday, 11 March 2014 /// Written by Trippe

SAN FRANCSCO --- Tonight 111 Minna hosts their monthly Sketch Tuesday tonight featuring artists David Marc Grant, Katia Goa, Lee Harvey Roswell, Daryll Peirce, Ryan De La Hoz, Wednesday Kirwan, Ryan Gannon, Yalda Zakeri & more... w/ special guest artists from our current exhibition featuring new work by D Young V, Eddie Colla & Hugh Leeman

Artists draw, you watch and get the chance to purchase their works at inexpensive prices. Always a good night out - FREE.

work by D Young V, Eddie Colla & Hugh Leeman now on display at 111 Minna

 

Eddie Colla, D Young V and Hugh Leeman @111 Minna
    Tuesday, 25 February 2014 /// Written by Trippe

SAN FRANCISCO --- 111 Minna is currently featuring the works of San Francisco based Eddie Colla, D Young V and Hugh Leeman. The 3 person show opened last Feb 7th. If you find yourself downtown, be sure to swing through and view it in person. The show will be on view through March 29th. A preview here.

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David Young, Eddie Colla, and Hugh Leeman @111 Minna
    Thursday, 30 January 2014 /// Written by Trippe

SAN FRANCISCO --- 111 Minna will open the 3 person show with Eddie Colla, D Young V and Hugh Leeman on Feb 7th.

Here's a little taste of the show.

All three artists have collaborated in the past and have extensive, multi-disciplinary bodies of work in street art, painting, drawing and installation. The exhibition focuses on each person's individual body of work.

Hugh Leeman

Eddie Colla

D Young V

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Sketch Tuesday's Tonight
    Tuesday, 28 January 2014 /// Written by Trippe

SAN FRANCISCO --- 111 Minna hosts Sketch Tuesdays tonight featuring artists: Alex Brauback, Mary Syring, Michael Capozzola, Helen Bayly, Bo Heimlich, Chelsea Brown, Tiff Pollard, Dennis McNulty, Lauren Napolitano, John Wagaspack, Annica Lydenberg, Laura Campos, Dan 'Chili' Stromberg, Yukako Ezoe, Monty Guy, and Annie Galvin.

A great event where artists draw, you watch them draw with a drink in hand, and then the artists pin their work to a board where you can purchase said works at a very resonable rate. It's an inexpensive way to get some original works on your walls.

Sketch Tuesdays
January 28th (6-10pm)
111 Minna @2nd St.
All vinyl set by Sketch Tuesdays resident DJ Pre-K

 

David Young, Eddie Colla, and Hugh Leeman @111 Minna
    Wednesday, 08 January 2014 /// Written by Trippe

SAN FRANCISCO --- After their successful 3000 square foot installation based show in Los Angeles, artists David Young, Eddie Colla, and Hugh Leeman return to San Francisco. This Bay Area based trio will showcase new artworks from oil paintings to 3 dimensional assemblage sculptures. These new works will take over the entirety of 111 Minna Gallery's 4,700 square feet of open space.

While Young and Colla will add to their richly layered allegorically collaborative works, Leeman will show new oil paintings based on his imagination, created through a wet reductive process. These artworks will be on display for two months at 111 Minna Gallery. This show opens February 7th, 5p.m. till late at 111 Minna Street in downtown San Francisco.

Hugh Leeman

David Young

Eddie Colla


statement on the works:
"I threw away all my things, gave away all my paint and started over with black and white. I stopped painting from photos or life and painted from my head with my feelings through movement. I began using brushes less and less instead keeping my paint very wet and using a rubber squeegee to remove the paint from the canvas. I would dance while I painted, I was always alone, and at the summit even I was absent from the process, my subconscious creating on my behalf."
Hugh Leeman

Information:
What: Art Exhibition At 111 Minna Gallery
When: Opening Reception, Friday, February 7th, 5pm Till Late, Through March 29th
Who: Artists, David Young, Eddie Colla, and Hugh Leeman
Where: 111 Minna Gallery, 111 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 

 

Alec Huxley @111 Minna thru Oct 26th
    Wednesday, 16 October 2013 /// Written by Trippe

SAN FRANCISCO --- Alec Huxley's show at 111 Minna runs through Oct 26th.

The anonymously futuristic intersect with the animal kingdom in "Astronomical Menagerie", a new solo exhibition from Alec Huxley. At the witching hour, fashionable figures in space helmets rendezvous with wild beasts in the empty streets of San Francisco.

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Alec Huxley now showing at 111 Minna

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20 Years of 111 Minna
    Wednesday, 11 September 2013 /// Written by Rachel Ralph

There's a reason 111 Minna has been open for twenty years. Consistently showing good work and hosting fun events with a helpful and friendly staff is never a bad business model. To celebrate the space and two decades of raising the bar as a gallery, they opened their doors to a ton of people who came out to enjoy it all.

As Indian summer has finally hit here in SF, that meant a hot and sticky crowd, but no one seemed to mind as they rubbed elbows with the best and brightest that the Bay Area art world has to offer. Complete with work from over 50 artists, this show spans the first 20 years of Minna's existence and if they keep going at this rate, they'll have to expand when they celebrate 25 and 30. No matter what the future may bring, this space has rooted itself firmly, and will only be growing from here. PHOTOS

Words and Photos: Rachel Ralph - rachel(at)fecalface.com

Doze Gree, Sylvia Ji, Ferris Plock and Kelly Tunstall

Bringing out the anniversary cake.

Doze Green, Dave Kinsey, and John Trippe

Ricky Powell photo of those guys... whoever they are.

Everyone was very excited about this Robert Williams

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20th Anniversary of 111 Minna Sept 6th
    Wednesday, 28 August 2013 /// Written by Trippe

SAN FRANCISCO --- Mark it down in your calendars. Friday, Sept 6th, 111 Minna will celebrate their 20 anniversary with a huge group show with a wide range of works on display... plenty of tasty eye candy on view.

We've been lucky to host 3 of our anniversay shows there over the years (like this one in 2006) and Minna is almost like family. So come out and support the SF art scene with some tasty drinks and talented DJs. Bound to be a fun night.

~complete details

Celebrating 20 years of 111 Minna

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20 Years of 111 Minna
    Monday, 08 July 2013 /// Written by Trippe

SAN FRANCISCO --- Mark your calendars for September 5th as 111 Minna will celebrate their 20th anniversary. They've been supporting the arts here in SF for a long time and have been so kind to host 3 giant Fecal Face shows over the years (like this one). It should not only be a great night of art viewing, but also a great social good time as we imagine many will be out to show their love for 111 Minna.

~Show info & details

"The Harmonica Player" by SF artist, Chor Boogie will be on display

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Michael Garlington & The Metaphysical Fundraiser at 111 Minna
    Wednesday, 15 May 2013 /// Written by Rachel Ralph

Although I missed the opening of Northern-California photographer Michael Garlington's newest show, Constructed Realities, I was fortunate enough to see the work still up during the Metaphysical fundraiser a couple weeks back at 111 Minna. Metaphysical fundraiser, an auction to benefit Wayne Ernzer.

The ghoulish photographs in their heavy, hand-made frames are reminiscent of photos from the old west, and the glass crucifixes, complete with fetuses and guns, emphasize the accumulated time within the works themselves. Whether you're looking at the frames, the photos, or both, this show deserves a visit, and a walk through the golden archway Garlington constructed around the front door.

Words & Photos: Rachel Ralph - rachel(at)fecalface.com

Work by Northern-California photographer Michael Garlington

Work by Alex Kopps as part of the Metaphysical fundraiser.

Work for the Metaphysical fundraiser which went down at 111 Minna a couple weeks back.

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Michael Garlington @111 Minna
    Thursday, 04 April 2013 /// Written by Van Edwards

CONSTRUCTED REALITIES by photographer Michael Garlington opens Friday, April 5th @111 Minna ~Work examples & show details

Michael Garlington is an internationally renowned photographer, artist and sculptor who resides and works in his hometown of Petaluma, California. For inspiration and his love of discovery, exploration and the simple treasures of the unknown, Garlington has spent many of his creative years on the road.

Photographer Michael Garlington @111 Minna

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SPECTACLE & FRACTURED MINDS @111 Minna
    Monday, 18 March 2013 /// Written by Trippe

A couple weeks back Rachel Ralph made her way downtown for the opening of 111 Minna's newest shows SPECTACLE & FRACTURED MINDS. SPECTACLE featured works from Ben Walker, Emily Burns, Jaxon Northon, Nicomi Nix Turner, Monty Guy and Josh Thurman while the 2 person show FRACTURED MINDS featured works by N8 Van Dyke & Jonathan Way$hak.

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Sketch Tuesdays ~ Tonight
    Tuesday, 19 February 2013 /// Written by Trippe

Sketch Tuesdays tonight, Tuesday, at 111 Minna. Tonight's details & lineup.

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David Choong Lee Feb 1st @111 Minna
    Thursday, 10 January 2013 /// Written by Trippe

San Francisco David Choong Lee opens a solo show at 111 Minna on Feb 1st (5pm - late). ~preview & show details

Check out David's show at LA's Lebasse a few years ago. PICS.


David Choon Lee at 111 Minna opening Feb 1st

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Friday @111 Minna
    Wednesday, 14 November 2012 /// Written by Trippe

NEW WORKS by JOHN WAGUESPACK @111 Minna Friday <-- Having just been selected as one of nine artists nationwide to be showcased at Art Basel Miami in December 2012, in conjunction with Russell Simmons' Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation and the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, John Waguespack will exhibit his "New Works" at 111 Minna Gallery November 16, 2012 through January 26, 2013. Opening Reception is November 16 from 5 p.m. until late.
~complete details


John Waguespack @111 Minna

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"Corporeal Clusters" @111 Minna
    Tuesday, 23 October 2012 /// Written by Rachel Ralph


Work by Xiau Fong Wee
Reportage by Rachel Ralph, Fecal Face's new San Francisco correspondent. You can email her at rachel(at)fecalface.com

111 Minna never disappoints and Friday night was no exception. Even the uber-corporate crowd, with their glowing ID badges couldn't detract from the quality of the work in their newest show, "Corporeal Clusters" with works from Kelly Allen, Melissa Arendt and Xiau-Fong Wee. The place was packed, as I stepped on more than one shined toe from men's dress shoes, and was filled playing top 40 hits, a weird atmosphere for the gallery. However, the quality of the work is what prevails; there are some really beautiful paintings here.

The show opens with Kelly Allen's photorealistic paintings of animals combined with geometric and biomorphic shapes, setting the tone with a geometric and animalistic thread that runs throughout the entire gallery. Next on inside are Melissa Arendt's paintings on wood panels using geometric shapes and human figures, while letting the grain of the wood compose the background. I was especially attracted to the grouping Clusterfuck Series #s 11, 6, 7, 9, 5. Is that Bowie a la Labrynth I see in the center? Why yes it is, and it made my day. Her next grouping had several works which incorporated glitter, and most of these had been sold by the time I had gotten there at 8:00.

While there is no question of the beauty in both Allen's and Arendt's works, the standout for me were the acrylic paintings on canvas by Xiau-Fong Wee. My god are they beautiful. All I could say (literally) was "wow." The works have amorphous animal/human figures, most of which have the female form, indicating a connection with mother nature. The delicate treatment of the surface of the paintings and the natural aesthetic qualities reminded me of the surreal beauty of Tiffany Bozic's work, but taken to a whole new, dream-like level.

Ultimately, the crowd won the battle of wits, and I just had to get out of there. I will definitely be back before the show closes on November 10th, when I can actually see the paintings, without the soul-crushing music and the creepy businessmen. Really, this show is a must-see, and I guarantee you that you don't want to miss it. -more photos

Xiau-Fong Wee, Slow Motion, 2012

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Mike Shine @111 Minna
    Friday, 28 September 2012 /// Written by Trippe

Dr. Flotsam and the Carney Bastards
Mike Shine solo show
@111 Minna, SF
through Oct 13th
Last week we checked out Mike Shine's current show running @111 Minna through Oct 13th here in San Francisco. Nordic, Teutonic philosophy, Kubrick, PT Barnum, Absinthe, and other influences taint his paintings. The Carny Bastards. Spanning centuries and geographies, the ragtag collection of souls are a mix of gods and mortals, beauty and beasts. The work will be a follow up to Shine's show at the SF Outside Lands in August, offering an in-depth look at the world of Dr. Flotsam.

Artists Mike Shine & Henry Lewis

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