Fifty24SF Gallery in association with Upper Playground is pleased to present a special print show by renowned Japanese artist, Hajime Sorayama, opening April 4th, 2015. Sorayama is recognized world-wide for his uniquely imaginative, erotic style of paintings. The sleek chrome aesthetic of robotics in a hyper-sexualized feminine form has been a signature style for Sorayama that has spanned over 4 decades. Sorayama is a Vargas Award winner, the highest achievement in air-brush artistry. His art displayed in permanent collections at the MOMA, Smithsonian Institute and the US Library of Congress.
Considered as one of the most influential pin-up artists of our time, Sorayama will be making available for the time in San Francisco, a selected collection of his new and old prints. This will be a rare chance for his fans and collectors to see Sorayama’s work in person.
For more information about the artist and available prints please contact gallery@fifty24SF.com.
Exhibition dates: April 4th – April 26th 2015
Opening: April 4th 7pm
218 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
Usugrow completes new mural in Marrakech, Morocco
February 20th, 2015
With support from Valeie Liais du Rocher of Studio IWA and Upper Playground, Usugrow made his mark on Morocco with a mural in Marrakech’s historical spice square, Rahba Kedima. The painting features his signature hand style stretched across the facade of the renown Cafe Des Epices, evoking influences from Kanji (Japanese), Arabic and English calligraphy.
Photos by Ralph Liais for Upper Playground
“A Light In The Darkness” at FIFTY24SF
February 14th, 2015
FIFTY24SF has undergone a transformation in order to embody the concept of Sam Flores’ “A Light in the Darkness”. The installation included special lighting techniques as well as changing the interior space to black. The artist specifically designed this particular body of work to appear as if it were levitating when placed in a dark room with light directed only on the canvases.
“A light in the Darkness” by Sam Flores
November 24th, 2014
Usugrow Opening night
October 31st, 2014
New Mural in progress by Usugrow at Fifty24SF Gallery San Francisco
October 7th, 2014
September 25th, 2014
INKFLOW, a solo-exhibition by Usugrow
September 18th, 2014
FIFTY24SF is pleased to announce INKFLOW, a solo-exhibition by Usugrow, Opening Saturday, October 4th at 7:00pm.
Book singing for his highly anticipated book “Works 2007-2013″ and limited edition print release will be held Sunday, September 28th at 3:00pm at Upper Playground 220 Fillmore St. San Francisco, CA 94117.
Usugrow expanded the range of his activity and done several solo exhibition at art galleries in Japan and overseas since 2005, and published his first monograph. In addition to his solo exhibition, he has been curating the group exhibition and book projects with Japanese artists since 2009.
He currently works on mainly illustration, painting and calligraphy as well as live painting, collaboration project with other artists and three-dimensional artwork.
WOLFBAT, Opening Party
August 20th, 2014
WOLFBAT is now open for your viewing pleasure. Thanks to everyone for making it out to support Dennis and FIFTY24SF on our opening night. It was great to be able to share Dennis’ labor of love with all of you. The chance to share multitudes of prints made via an intricate process of woodblock carving, to printing, to capture and then finally screen printing on paper alongside Dennis’ original paper maché masks, collages and Viking Sails has been extremely rewarding and has had a transformational effect on the gallery space itself. If you haven’t yet had a chance to check out the show, please mark you calendar, we’ll have this up and running through September 28th.