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A United Cultural Front, Part 1: Models of Space Preservation & Creation from Oakland & Seattle

Since the Dot-Com Boom of the 1990s, San Francisco, California, has left its hippie and counterculture roots behind to become the poster child for the affordability crisis. With that has come the slow exodus of its creative class, who, priced out, have been forced to seek cheaper alternatives. At one time called the “Detroit of...Read...
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tUnE-yArDs – “Bizness” + “My Country” Music Videos (w/ Director Mimi Cave’s Q&A)

The music video for tUnE-yArDs’ “Bizness” fluttered through the internet as a colorful extension of main lady Merrill Garbus’ long-standing style of bridging movement, geometric facepaint, and playful insanity. It was Garbus’ first video to reach the extreme masses, and it, along with the music video for “My Country”, were directed by San Francisco’s Mimi...Read...
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Matthew Craven FRGMNTS at Gallery Hijinks

If ever there was a gallery that were my soulmate -- or that I would want to be my soulmate, anyway -- it would be San Francisco's Gallery Hijinks. Their opening this Saturday, February 4th, features the works of New York artist Matthew Craven, who painstakingly inks and collages geometric black and white images onto...
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Christine Wong Yap: Positive Signs Interpretive Diagrams

The SF Moma blog has taken to publishing a series of Positive Signs, which is described as, “a weekly series of interpretive diagrams, quotes, and speculations on creativity, optimism*, and the lives of artists, published every Wednesday through June. (*Notwithstanding brief forays into the nature of space, stuff, experience, and cognition.)” Original post here. #25,...Read...
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Finding Sacred Geometries In A Butt.

San Francisco-based artist Justin Lovato creates geometrically-driven works stemming from any number of esoteric influences and symbolism pulled from mathematical, pattern-based sources. Though Lovato says that his art is framed by “open-ended” symbolism, he describes his personal mythology and conceptual inspiration, saying, “I think [my artwork] represents big questions or ideas emerging from the surface...Read...
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