102 Past Shows
Voyage Into A Parallel Universe
March 16, 2012 - April 23, 2012
In her first major body of work since the birth of her baby girl, Ursula Xanthe Young contemplates magical worlds that are not so distant from our own, and the sometimes-blurred lines between imagination and reality. Integrating her illustration background into her signature painting style, Young's latest artistic development includes inspirations from her travels around the world – festivals, skylines, landscapes, characters, flora, and fauna.
January 28, 2012 - March 12, 2012
Our Anniversary Party coincides with the opening reception of Salon Style, a unique rotating exhibition featuring recent works by artists Brian Barneclo, David Choong Lee, Delphyne V, Doze Green, Erik Otto, Evan Venegas, Gianluca Franzese, NoMe Edonna, Reuben Rude, and Ursula Xanthe Young.
Unlike most shows, Salon Style will feature different pieces by these artists during the course of the exhibit. The show is also hung in a stacked salon style, to represent the diversity and prolificity of our artists repertoire.
It is hard for us to believe how much time has passed since we started fabric8, and how grateful we are for all the love and creativity we have witnessed and shared. Of course, none of this would have been possible without our friends and family, combined with insane amounts of hard work from everyone.
In the past six years, our neighborhood has also morphed into an entirely different place. New restaurants, new people, and new ideas have been a constant. It is exciting to see all the new families sprout up as well. We love it when kids visit our gallery and are inspired by it, and look forward to the birth of our own child this spring.
We started fabric8 in 1995 as an internet boutique selling unique items "fabricated" in San Francisco. It seemed somewhat strange and impossible at the time, and over the years we have adapted, evolving into what we are today: an art gallery featuring artists working in contemporary mediums.
Having a physical space has also encouraged us to do our part to contribute to the community. We hosted a bevy of food carts during our 2-year-long run of Street Food Fridays, and, last summer, built a public art parklet in front of the building for everyone to enjoy. Please visit us regularly to enjoy our fine art, fun boutique items, random amusement on the parklet, and, of course, the koi in our bathtub.
Thanks to all who have supported us, and may you have a peaceful and prosperous 2012!
Anthony and Olivia
A Plethora of Enchanted Delights #2
December 10, 2011 - January 17, 2012
A Plethora of Enchanted Delights #2 is a 17-artist group show featuring large and small works by many of the painters that regularly exhibit in our gallery.
November 11, 2011 - December 5, 2011
Inspired by the title of a Chris Burden performance art piece, Secret Hippies explores themes of melancholy, place, nostalgia, and the uncanny. Working individually and collaboratively, Rude and Zindel share an interest in collage and found materials, as well as draw inspiration from the urban environment, collecting, and music.
October 14, 2011 - November 7, 2011
The pieces in Spectrum were chosen from 150 submissions. Exploring the spectrum of color as well as a spectrum of subject matter – from geometry and texture to illustration and portraiture – the show covers the breadth of fabric8's program while also featuring artists that haven't shown there regularly. The jury consisted of several painters that the gallery works with frequently.
Simultaneously, new pieces were introduced in the sculpture garden from artists Calvin Ma, Shadoe Delgado, and Erika Sanada.
September 30, 2011 - October 31, 2011
Party Animals explores two topics that so many San Franciscans can relate to: animals and partying. In the second solo show by Grant Gilliland at fabric8, the painter and illustrator develops the playful narrative in his work.
All That Remains
September 9, 2011 - October 10, 2011
Focusing on "humble materials, big ideas", All That Remains features artists who use recycled and reclaimed materials in their work. Curator and artist Erik Otto created the roster considering peers whose work inspires his own use of such materials.
August 12, 2011 - September 12, 2011
Back Door! expounds on the subject that San Franciscans love to hate: the MUNI transportation system.
Whether infrequent rider or relentless commuter, every MUNI passenger has a memorable experience on the bus. Drivers with character, colorful passengers, hectic city streets, and general mayhem vary from route to route, yet always seem to possess that uniquely San Francisco flavor. With Back Door!, Stattmiller presents a truly entertaining overview in 27 illustrative vignettes that capture the feelings that only MUNI can evoke.
Bees and Things and Flowers
July 22, 2011 - September 5, 2011
Taken from the lyrics of "Everybody Loves the Sunshine" by Roy Ayers, Bees and Things and Flowers celebrates natural beauty and the positive feelings it evokes. Each of the four artists have continuously integrated elements of nature into their work, and come together for this summertime show.
Summer of the Swanicorn
June 24, 2011 - July 25, 2011
A collection of works showcasing a previously unknown creature, Summer of the Swanicorn depicts variations of a species that is part swan, part unicorn, and part unexpected -- like snowflakes and fingerprints, no two are identical. Now facing extinction, Fleres chronicles the elusive Swanicorn as it comes out of hiding from regions throughout the world to seek protection from human beings.