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Fabric8 Farewell and 17th Anniversary Party Announced
    Friday, 18 January 2013 /// Written by Trippe

Fabric 8 here in San Francisco's Mission (22nd & Valencia) is changing their name to Luna Rienne Gallery on their 17th anniversary on January 26th when they host a farewell party featuring a clearance sale of their boutique items and special discounts on original artwork to make room for new inventory.

Started in 1995 as an online boutique, then opening a physical location in San Francisco's Mission District in 2006, fabric8 has shifted and changed to become more of an art gallery, which they will be focusing on in the future. Their neighborhood, too, has seen quite a bit of change, to which they are also responding. ~continue reading

View photos from their group show Classic back in November.

Fabric 8 changing name to "Luna Rienne Gallery"



Classic @Fabric 8
    Tuesday, 13 November 2012 /// Written by Rachel Ralph

Ursula Xanthe Young @Fabric 8
A week ago Saturday night, I snuck in early to see Classic, a new show at the Mission's Fabric8 with works by Brian Barneclo, Ursula Xanthe Young, and Romanowski, three artists who have been working with the gallery since they opened seven years ago. The space opens with a small shop, and after winding through a back room, you find yourself in a surprisingly open gallery space, which is divided into two main spaces. The first space held the work of Ursula Xanthe Young and Romanowski which emphasized the separation between their feminine and masculine aesthetics. Young's paintings employ a more traditional beauty with deep jewel tones, women, and city/landscapes and would be perfect for placement in any home. This was drastically contrasted to Romanowski's works which had a more militant propagandistic aesthetic. The paintings, which were created using spray paint and stencils on window panes, contained several 45 rpm adapters referencing Romanowski's other role as a DJ and as the gallerist said "man about town."

Romanowski's work carried into the second gallery, with Minister of Super Heavy Funk, a large piece dedicated to James Brown, but then moves into the work of local muralist, Brian Barneclo. These paintings have a little less precision and a little more antiquated quality to them, just like his work on murals throughout the city including one commissioned by the SF Bay Guardian at 135 Mississippi St. It must be a challenge to adapt his aesthetic to the much smaller space of a canvas, but he is able to use this space to bring the local flair of the street to the inside of a home or gallery.

If you're in the Mission, make a trip to Fabric8 to check out the work and the shop. If nothing else, the woman who was running it when I was there is incredibly nice and helpful. There is also a parklet out front, and if you enjoy Young's work, come back soon, as she will be its next designer. I look forward to seeing what these guys are going to do next.

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

Brian Barneclo

Out front Fabric 8



Eric Otto Parklet For Sale
    Thursday, 16 August 2012 /// Written by Trippe

Fabric 8 here in SF is selling their Eric Otto parklet for $12,000. The parklet is made from recycled materials found at the San Francisco Dump AKA Recology, where Otto completed the artist-in-residence program in 2010. The piece was constructed in five parts at Otto's Mission art studio, then transported to Fabric8 and affixed on top of the steel frame. -more info - VIDEO



6 Yrs of Fabric 8
    Friday, 27 January 2012 /// Written by Trippe

This Saturday Fabric 8 here in San Francisco's Mission district celebrates 6 years in their current location on 22nd St @Valencia with a party and salon style show featuring works by Brian Barneclo, David Choong Lee, Doze Green, Nome Edonna, and others from 2pm till 8pm. 3318 22ND STREET near Valencia, SF

Work by Doze Green


Openings Tonight, Fri in SF
    Friday, 14 October 2011 /// Written by Trippe

There are many shows on the calendar tonight and this weekend. A couple we're interested in opening tonight are Fabric 8's juried show featuring works exploring the spectrum of color from Amandalynn, Ben Needham, David Ball, David Garvey, Geoff Campen, Jessica Eastburn, Ken Keirns, Mike Kimball, and St. Monci. Opening tonight, Friday (7-10pm) @3318 22nd St.

Juried show "Spectrum" tonight, Friday at Fabric 8 in the Mission

Bell Jar (3187 16th St @Guerrero) presents "Nature's Predators" by Ben Venom & Urban Yetti.

Ben Baumgartner (Mr. Ben Venom) and Aaron Eliah Terry (urbanyetti) come from distinct backgrounds but each employ the use of the alter ego in their work as a means of exploring socio-cultural issues stemming from the physical and social structures surrounding their upbringing. || Opening Reception Friday Oct 14th, 6-9pm

Urban Yetti @Bell Jar tonight, Friday w/ Ben Venom


Fabric 8's New Parklet
    Monday, 12 September 2011 /// Written by Trippe

Here in SF we have an ongoing program of creating public outdoor spaces in what was previous a parking space. Fabric 8, an art gallery and clothing store, just finished their parklet which was created by Eric Otto. Looks cool... nothing like The Chronicle's horrible dumpster looking thing.

Fabric8 is accepting proposals for subsequent public art installations, which will last 9 to 12 months at a time and include a stipend. A neighborhood art jury is being formed to determine which artists are chosen to do the installations, based on submissions that outline concept, build-out, and budget. ~read on

Fabric 8's new parklet created by SF artist Eric Otto.



Grand Opening Show @Fabric 8
    Monday, 03 August 2009 /// Written by Megan Wolfe

The grand opening of Fabric8's new gallery space in SF. The boutique store recently expanded to an additional two-three rooms, exclusively for the purposes of showing artwork.



Ferris Plock
    Tuesday, 15 May 2007 /// Written by Trippe

Ferris emailed some new work. He's doing a live painting at Fabric 8 on Saturday here in SF.