LESS IS MORE | A Group Exhibition

On display through April 26th

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An exhibition focused on the ornate complexities which may exist on a small scale.

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CLIMATE CONTROL | John Waguespack Solo Show

Created in 2013, "Climate Control" vividly illustrates the symbiotic relationship between art and the environment.  Waguespack was inspired by the places in which he painted - San Francisco &  Palm Springs.  In addition to drawing ideas from different landscapes, his technique was influenced by the climate unique to each location.  For Waguespack, it's about engaging with his surroundings and working in partnership with the environment in order to achieve what he presents here.

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JUNCTION | Recent Paintings by Mike Shankman

From bright urban landscapes to dystopic wastelands, modern suburbs to ruined homesteads, Mike Shankman’s paintings explore cycles of collapse and regeneration, entropy and development. As part of this show, Shankman explores the innards of newly demolished interior spaces. Note: These are sites the artist engages with regularly as part of his day job as a Project Manager for high-end residential construction company. Mike Shankman has shown his work nationally and internationally, including 2010 shows at the Riverside Art Museum and Joshua Tree National Park, where he was Artist-in-Residence.  His work has been featured ...

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SUBCONSCIOUS IMAGERY | Lexis Rubenis Solo Exhibition

On display through Nov 30th  Lexis Rubenis’ art aesthetic is a mix of surrealism and abstract art with an allure that is often compared to staring into a dream or a magnificent skyline of city. Having grown up within the San Francisco Bay Area street art scene in the late 1990’s, Lexis’ initially only practiced in this style before moving into his current approach of making his art forms. Employed more than a decade at several art specialty shops, he progressed his color techniques with acrylic paints and inks and honed ...

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ASTRONOMICAL MENAGERIE

Alec Huxley Solo Exhibition | on display through October 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. As animals are central to our perception of humanity, relationships of power and domination juxtapose with naked reminders of human frailty. Confident in our ingenuity, we float about cities at the apex of species. Absent our imagination and material protections, we stand vulnerable beside ...

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111 Minna Gallery’s 20th Anniversary

A Celebratory Group Art Exhibition | Proudly presented by 111 Minna Gallery & Last Gasp “Exactly As I Remember” (portraying the iconic red doors of 111 Minna) by SF artist, Alec Huxley Beginning September 1st, 2013, 111 Minna Gallery will be celebrating our 20th Anniversary with our dear friends at Last Gasp and ALL of our friends here in our beloved city of San Francisco, the entire Bay Area, across the nation and over seas. In 1993, 111 Minna Gallery took root in SOMA, a district that has now become home to ...

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Last Light & Life Forms

Mist Garden | Mixed Media on Panel | Ivy Jacobsen 2013 LAST LIGHT | Ivy Jacobsen Solo Exhibition LIFE FORMS | Tobias Tovera In Collaboration w/ Abbey Glass Featuring Couture Dress Collection After major aesthetic renovations undertaken during the month of July, 111 Minna Gallery will reopen its doors with two elegant and uniquely complimentary art exhibitions featuring the multi-processed works of Ivy Jacobsen and Tobias Tovera while also incorporating the exquisite fashion of Abigail Glass and live musical performance by Tim Carr.

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Selected Works by Rob Reger & Emily Burns

On display through July 27th ROB REGER Rob Reger’s art aesthetic is a multi-media mix of surrealism, DIY punk, and pop sensibility resulting in what he calls “elegant absurdity.” He founded his design house, Cosmic Debris, in 1992, and introduced the world to Emily the Strange—an icon of empowerment for people of all ages. Reger fuels his artistic imagination with cats, music, nature, science, and illusions of all kinds.

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THE FANTASTIC 50

The Fantastic 50 at 111 Minna Gallery | Curated by Irene Hernandez-Feiks and Wonderland SF WORKS BY Ahren Hertel, Alberto Hernandez, Alec Huxley, Alex Garcia, Amnadalynn, Andrzej Michael Karwacki, Brian Barneclo, Chor Boogie, Chris Leib, Chris W. Stokes, Daniel. J. Valadez, Eric Bailey, Eric Joyner, Eve Skylar, Fred Aquino, Ginaluca Franzese, Henry Lewis, Hilary Williams, Irene Martha Feiks, Jaxon Northon, Jeffrey Nemenzo, Jeremy Mann, John Wentz, Jonah Burlingame, Joseph Martinez, Joshua Lawyer, Kevin Earl Taylor, Kukula, Laura Buss, Lee Harvey Roswell, Leo Bugel, Lucien Shapiro, Mark Campbell, MARCUS, Melanie Alves, Merkley???, Michael ...

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MICHAEL GARLINGTON and ART BY JONNY

CONSTRUCTED REALITIES by MICHAEL GARLINGTON in the 2ND ST Gallery JONNY'S, STAY CALM in the Zappa Gallery Michael Garlington The work of photographer Michael Garlington has been described as "David Lynch meets Leave it to Beaver."  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. Roads traveled on, over and beyond in his beloved, Photo Car, a ...

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SPECTACLE

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FRACTURED MINDS

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DAVID CHOONG LEE SOLO EXHIBITION

David Choong Lee  Artist David Choong Lee was born in 1966 in Seoul, Korea. He moved to the USA in 1993 in pursuit of gaining the skills to be a traditional fine artist. He found that he was very interested in the art of young people after his graduation from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, in 1997.

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John Felix Arnold III

To celebrate the opening of a new art installation by artist John Felix Arnold III in the SFMOMA Gallery Windows at the SFMOMA garage on Minna St, there will be an artist reception featuring a live performance by John Felix Arnold III and special musical guests June 8th from 5:00p to 7:00p. As an extension of eight exhibitions each year at its main gallery in Fort Mason, SFMOMA Artists Gallery's "Windows Program" uses the SFMOMA Garage street-level windows located 147 Minna Street for some of the area's most ambitious artists to ...

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PHOTOGRAPHER | TRACI GRIFFIN

111 MINNA GALLERY ANNOUNCES ITS FINAL EXHIBITION OF 2012 & TOP CHOICE OF THE YEAR Traci Griffin "When I was young my family moved around a lot. Just recently, I moved here from Portland. I've now lived in 8 different states. I have backpacked through 14 countries. I've even attended 4 colleges. I'm not sure how this has affected me as a person, for better or worse, but I imagine it somehow reflects on my work as a photographer. Although, I wasn't one of those "kids with a camera" I think the ...

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NEW WORKS by JOSH LAWYER & REUBEN RUDE

Both heavily influenced by street art, these two artists share similar techniques in the way they create imagery which makes them a wonderful match for this exhibition although their subject matter and overall presence of their focal points couldn't be more different.

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CORPOREAL CLUSTERS

New Paintings by Kelly Allen, Xiau-Fong Wee & Melissa Arendt | On display in the 2nd Street Gallery through Nov. 10th | 111 Minna Gallery presents three unique yet complimentary styles in these three female artists, which combine textile type graphic illustrations accompanied by realistic renderings of figures, animals and objects that act as observers of and within the very paintings themselves. Colorful, intricate, dynamic and whimsical are just a few words that are seemingly conjured in the imagination while viewing the work in the Corporeal Clusters exhibition. We invite you to ...

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PEN PAL

Lennie Mace Solo Exhibition | Drawing a picture by hand and hanging it on a wall, in this technologically advanced generation of iPads and flat-screen 3D TV’s, sometimes seems as quaintly Twentieth Century as long distance correspondence by pen-and-paper seems to texting or email by keyboard-and-monitor. But as long as it’s still an option I’m still everyone’s Pal with a Pen, though in my case the correspondence arrives from afar as visual transcriptions of this overactive imagination…

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DR. FLOTSAM & THE CARNY BASTARDS

Mike Shine Solo Exhibition | Mike Shine is a Bay Area artist who creates paintings, installations and performances that involve the viewer as participant. His influences have been described as “Nordic mythology, Teutonic philosophy, Kubrick, PT Barnum, Absinthe, and his wife.”  At the center of his installations stands Pyotr Flotsam, the dark, enigmatic, Mephistophelean ringleader, who seems to be collecting souls in exchange for fulfilling dreams. His show at 111 Minna will explore the characters that surround Flotsam in his travels; The Carny Bastards. Spanning centuries and geographies, the ragtag collection ...

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SEPTEMBER EXHIBIT

NEW WORKS by JUSTIN LOVATO & SCOTT GREENWALT |

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LETHAL INJECTION | August

On display until September 15th.

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SHINKANSEN CONSPIRACY | July

Artwork available in the artshop

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SUPERSTRUCTURE | June

Mike Shankman Solo Exhibition | Reception Photos 111 Minna Gallery proudly presents “Superstructure.” This impressive solo exhibition by artist, Mike Shankman marks his first show with 111 and features his latest oil paintings of urban decay and weathered architecture, which clearly reflect his penchant for painterly brush strokes that confidently display his understanding of the medium, the importance of technical application and the power and utilization of sharp color contrasts.

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SUPERSTRUCTURE Reception Photos

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SYNTHESIS | May

John Wentz Solo Exhibition | Opening Reception Photos Sponsored by emptykingdom.com | EK Interview: John Wentz | Hi-Fructose Magazine Review "My process involves taking seemingly disparate images, which are derived from dreams and memories. These images are then synthesized on the picture plane to form a language or narrative. A systematic form of geometry is then used to give the pictures structure and unify the images giving them integrity with the rectangle that holds them."

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ALL THE GO INBETWEENS | April

Alec Huxley Solo Exhibition | OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | RECEPTION PHOTOS |

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NEON KNIGHTS | March

Featured artists: Henry Lewis & Lango Oliveira

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HARUM SCARUM

Featuring: David Ball, Jesse Balmer & Katherine Brannock Harum Scarum — Teaser #4: Translation from Shaun Roberts on Vimeo. David Ball David is a collage/ mixed media artist located in San Francisco.  His interests range from observed relationship dynamics and social commentary to more introverted personal works, all in surreal, other-worldly landscapes driven by character and narrative.  David creates both fine art and illustration works with the help of his talkative cat, Cho Cho and lots and lots of coffee.

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BRAZIL IN THE SIXTIES

Peter Solmssen began his career as a photographer for LIFE magazine, working with such photographic icons as Alfred Eisenstadt and Andreas Feininger.  In the 1960’s, while serving for five years as an American diplomat in Brazil, he photographed and filmed the cities of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Salvador, capturing the very distinct personalities, cultures and people of these three very different communities. While Rio and São Paulo are only some 200 miles apart, Peter found that moving from one to the other was like moving from one country to ...

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THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN

A group exhibition featuring the uniquely different styles of: Alphonzo Solorzano, Josh Lawyer, Wednesday Kirwan, Ryan Malley, Tim Dangaran, Crystal Sylver & Lindsey Kustusch

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ZZZ???

Solo Exhibition by Merkley??? like the zzz's we catch when we check into the tripleZ hotel. that's where all the fun shit happens, also the murderous shit and the shit where you are naked at work or on the bus. People sometimes say, merkley???, i'd give anything to have a brain that could go nuts and be ridiculous. I like to ask them for a few texts worth of details what they did last night while they were snoozing. Yeah we all have brains like that. ALL OF US. What I did last ...

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BORN AGAIN (AGAIN)

ROB REGER | solo exhibition | OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | VIEW THE ART Born Again (Again) is a transformative and figurative mixed and multi-media art exhibit featuring the collage work of Rob Reger. Rob Reger - creator of Emily the Strange

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SECRET STATE

Solo Exhibition by Kelly Tunstall | photos from the opening. The Secret State examines civilization’s long romance with the examination of the space that we inhabit and our scale within it; the exhibition itself is aimed not at providing any comprehension of our universe's truths, but instead, at celebrating the joy of discovering new clues to their elaborate puzzles and the spaces between.  Large and small works present a think tank of characters; a seer, a scientist/naturualist, an astronomer, and a doctor/engineer all bravely led by Alexander the Great and a shape-shifting machine. [wpsc_products category_url_name='kelly-tunstall'] The ...

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ILLUSIONS OF GRANDEUR

Paintings Reflecting the Imaginations of NoMe Edonna and Lee Harvey Roswell | VIEW THE ARTWORK

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THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS NOW

Two man show w/ graffiti legends, RISK & COOZ The first major collaborative exhibition by Kelly Graval and Nathan Ota, aka RISK and COOZ, reunites these artists whose friendship began before they would respectfully become graffiti legends in the streets and revered artists in galleries and museums across the globe. Risk and Nathan Ota collaborated together over 25 years ago when they were classmates in high school. After high school, they went their separate ways but reconnected once again through their mutual friends in the artist community. Two friends with similar beginnings ...

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FIGHT OR FLIGHT

Steve Johnson solo exhibition Steve Johnson was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona, a beautiful yet formidable desert landscape; his childhood memories consist mostly of being extremely hot and playing with the lawn hose to cool off. Johnson moved to San Francisco in 1996 where he lived for almost ten years. He graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.A. in printmaking and painting in 2003 and received an M.F.A. in painting and drawing from Arizona State University in 2008. Johnson is an Assistant Professor of Drawing at the College ...

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PRESENCE OF ABSENCE

  New works by: Jhina Alvarado, Sergio Navarro-Duran, Rockford Orvin, Tim Schafer

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MOMENT

Featuring the work of Kelly Nicolaisen, including her photographic collaborations featuring the artists

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FRESH AIR

An interesting mix of contemporary new works by Ian Robert Mullen, William Edwards, and Mike Kimball. February 3rd - March 6th, 2011

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111 AT 111

Our massive year end group show, celebrating 111 of our very talented friends, family members and artist favorites. Each artist will have 1 single contributing piece to the show, collectively making it an eclectic, interesting and fun group show. DECEMBER 2, 2010 - JANUARY 30, 2011 111 proudly presents (in no particular order) Kelly Tunstall, Jesse Pollock, Robert Bowen, Bill Dunlap, Jeremy Fish, Alex Pardee, Chris Brennan, Mike Giant, Nate Van Dyke, Audrey Erickson, Micah LeBraun, Bo Heimlich, Tim Schafer, Mike Davis, Matt Furie, Pacolli, Marco Zamora, Jay Howell, Ruthie Swanson, Dave Mabry, Brian Gilbert, Mildred, Junko Mizuno, Jacob McGraw, John Wentz, Deth P. Sun, Jake Watling, Martin Ontiveros, Justin Lovato, Andrew McClintock, Ross Pope, Erin McCarty, Brett Amory, Mario Wagner, Ryan De La ...

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SCREAM WITH ME

The music world has crossed over to the fine art world, for what promises to be an amazing, first-time exclusive group exhibit at 111 Minna Gallery. "Scream With Me" will be showing original works by an impressive variety of musicians mixed in with internationally known tattoo artists from around the world.

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EVERYDAY

An exhibition showcasing new works by group of Californian tattoo artists including Shawn Barber, Mike Davis, Mike Giant, Ryan Scott Shaffer, Juan Puente, Regino Gonzales, Daniel Albrigo, Henry Lewis, Don Edward Hardy and Edu Cerro.  'Everyday' is an attempt to shine a different light on a group of artists who have been involved in the tattoo practice and part of the shop culture. A variety of other media, not simply tattoo designs, will be on display to capture another side of the tattoo culture, the everyday lives of these ...

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HOT FREAKS

A group show of uniquely diverse, unusually creative and exceptionally inspiring artists from California, Seattle, Toronto, Nevada, and New York. We are proud to host these Hot Freaks for the summer, to display their new works and creative adventures. Hot [hot] adjective, hot·ter, hot·test, adverb, verb, hot·ted, hot·ting, noun Freaks [freeks] noun Any abnormal phenomenon or product or unusual objects; anomaly; aberration.

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BETTER WEATHER | July Exhibit

111 Minna Gallery  111 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA. July 1st - July 31st, 2010 | Space: Entire venue | Open to the Public Better Weather is in full-swing at 111 Minna Gallery for the month of July, which is why we are please to invite you to our first exhibit of the summer!  An array of colourfully bright and stunning pieces will be displayed, which will feel like we invited the sun into shine as well. Better Weather can be thanked for by the 4 talented, unique artists contributing to this month's show:

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Lascalles Electricas | June Exhibit

111 Minna Gallery presents: “Las Calles Electricas,” new works by Uriel Marin, Rene Almanza and Daniel Berman; working as part of the Oaxacan art collective Artecocodrilo.  Artecocodrilo’s space in Oaxaca, Mexico opened its doors in 2005 and has evolved into a dynamic hub for artists in that region to collaborate with each other and reach out to the larger community, both locally and globally.  We are please to welcome and host this unique collective of contemporary art, cutting edge illustrations, fluid sketches, street art, and graffiti to San Francisco to ...

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Excellent Condition | May Exhibit

May 6th - 29th, 2010 New Works by: Rob Reger, Mario Wagner, Chris Sullivan, Jason Vivona, Mildred, Will Laren, Tim Shaffer, Vladimir Kato, David Cook, Bo Heimlich, Cody Cochrane, and Graham Robinson ( Beaston ) , Audrey Erickson, Jake Watling, Andreas Trolf, Jim Dirschberger and more... More http://www.fecalface.com/SF/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1940&Itemid=90 http://www.hifructose.com/the-blog/592-excellent-condition-at-111-minna.html

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Last Gasp 40th Anniversary Art Show

A Who's Who of Lowbrow Art | Four decades | April 1st - May 2nd 300+ comix | 250+ books | Artists too numerous to count Legendary underground publisher Last Gasp turns 40 this year and to celebrate, they are throwing a party and art show at 111 Minna Gallery. The Last Gasp 40th Anniversary Art Show assembles a top-drawer lineup of artists – the haut monde of lowbrow.  Over the past four decades, Last Gasp has published hundreds of artists in the underground comix and kustom kulture, to pop surrealism and street ...

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FORT BIG MOUNTAIN | March Exhibit

New Works by Christopher Russell and Seth Armstrong March 4 - March 27, 2010 111 Minna Gallery is proud to present "Fort Big Mountain", an exhibition  showcasing new works by Oakland, CA painters Christopher Russell and Seth Armstrong. The exhibition will run from March 4-27, 2010. The exhibition has been curated by for the 111 Minna Gallery by Curator Gabe Scott with assistance from 111 Minna Gallery Curator Jay Howell. ARTISTIC HIGHLIGHTS Through his paintings, Christopher Russell explores his personal perceptions and connections with the natural world by 'painting outside from within'. Russell's images ...

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WONDERLAND | Feb Exhibit

111 Minna Gallery are proud to present WONDERLAND – the very anticipated group show, curated by award winning, multi-talented Irene Hernandez-Feiks; founder of Chillin Productions.  Throughout the past 11 years, Irene has provided a platform for thousands of emerging Bay Area artists with Chillin Productions, and watched them flourish into their careers.  Wonderland is a particularly significant project for Irene, as she began her art career at 111 Minna Gallery, in 1998.  Since then she has dreamed of curating a show here, and we at 111 Minna are proud and ...

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