SAN FRANCISCO

THE LION AND THE LAMB BY SAM FLORES @ FIFTY24SF GALLERY - 2012

DIE ANTWOORD LIVE PERFORMANCE AT FIFTY24SF GALLERY - 2012

Ninja of Die Antwoord paints the walls at FIFTY24SF gallery in 2012 while an obsidian golem interviews him.

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Timelapse footage by Ken Murphy @ http://www.murphlab.com

Music: "Never Le Nkemise 2" by Die Antwoord 
Evil Boy by GOOD SMILE
Executive Producer Wang Newton

Photos by Patrick Kawahara

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA'S TWIXT INSTALLATION @ FIFTY24SF GALLERY - 2012

Installation based on Filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola's feature horror film, Twixt (art directed by Jimmy DiMarcellis aka Porous Walker). Photos via Fecal Face.

MAGIC TRICK BY ANTHONY LISTER @ FIFTY24SF GALLERY - 2009

“Magic Trick”

Anthony Lister’s creations are described as brilliant, broken and abstracted figural works depicting the darker side of both heroes and villains. His fractured renderings place them as imperfect and exaggerated, post-post-modern opposites to how they were conceived – as symbols of modernist humanism. Lister’s work is a reflection and interpretation of the constant bombardment of media, and its relationship with the viewer. His mixed media technique of utilizing various types of paint, from spray paint to watercolor to acrylics, gives his work a depth that has made him one of the most sought-after contemporary artists today.

Lister has had solo and group exhibitions around the world and has received numerous awards including the Mosman Art Prize (2006), Prometheus Art Award (2005) and Metro 5 Award. He and his work have been featured in international publications including Arktip, Lino Magazine, Overspray Magazine, Oyster Magazine, The New York Times, among many others.

Mythographic Vicissitudes by Ron English @ FIFTY24SF GALLERY - 2009

“Mythographic Vicissitudes”

For “Mythographic Vicissitudes,” Ron created a series of paintings based on variations on modern mythologies. Applying a sense of reverence to his patented mash of religion, history and art, English gives equal weight to all mythologies, from Jesus to Bigfoot to Expressionism. “Loch Ness Starry Night” depicts the emergence of the monster as seen through the eyes of Vincent Van Gogh.

THE GHOSTS OF THE BARBARY COAST BY JEREMY FISH @ FIFTY24SF GALLERY - 2008

San Francisco in the Barbary Coast days of the 1850s was a crazy place. The once sleepy town's population exploded almost overnight as it was flooded with all kinds, here to make their fortunes in whatever way they could. Prospectors, prostitutes, sailors, businessmen, criminals, hatchet men, preachers, and entertainers all had their stories to tell and their reasons for being there.

In preparation for his upcoming show, "The Ghosts of the Barbary Coast" at Fifty24SF Gallery, Mr. Fish has done his homework. Basing his collection of work on true stories from San Francisco's history, he conjures up the spirits of the rowdy, ruthless, insane, and notorious characters that populated the City's seedy past and re-tells their fascinating and often shocking stories to a new audience. Fish also explores parallels between the Gold Rush of '49 with the modern booms and busts of marijuana farming in the 1970s and the dot coms of the 1990s. Highlights of this collection include a series of tightly-executed and well-researched paintings along with amazing three-dimensional wood pieces. Fish plans to bring some real Barbary Coast style to his opening reception with a Gold Rush-style saloon, complete with grizzly bear. What better way to pay tribute to the folks who paved the way and established San Francisco's independent and rebellious reputation?

DESCRIPTIVE VERSE BY ALA EBTEKAR & RENE ALMANZA @ FIFTY24SF GALLERY - 2008