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This Is Not A Poster by Bicicleta Sem Freio at Fifty24SF Gallery, Opening May 1st 2015
April 19th, 2015

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Fifty24SF Gallery in association with Upper Playground and JUSTKIDS is proud to present “This Is Not A Poster” by Brazilian duo, Bicicleta Sem Freio, opening May 1st 2015.  The exhibition at Fifty24SF Gallery in San Francisco will be their first solo show in the United States.

Recognized worldwide for their expressive line work and warm, vibrant color schemes, the multi talented Brazilian illustrators and muralists, Douglas de Castro and Renato Perreira will showcase original work inspired by their love of Poster Art.

Over the past decade, Bicicleta Sem Freio has been pursued to realize posters for Vampire Weekend, Jurassic 5, Kings of Leon and Beck among many others, and have produced custom work for some of the best musical talents in the industry.  In continuation of their creative output inspired by music, the artists aim to playfully pay visual homage to the Art of music posters by presenting a body of work for fictitious bands and themes.

“The essential idea is that we love posters and we past almost 10 years doing it for local bands and festivals and we wanted to do a show with fake posters with no info, the letterings are only ornamental and don’t mean anything” -BSF

Bicicleta Sem Freio’s signature style, which draws references from their roots in music, Brazilian culture, their love for 80s and pop culture iconography, have been emerging on large-scale public installations all over the world, including one of the largest artist mural in Downtown, Los Angeles just painted last year.

In conjunction to their first ever show in the United States, a second mural is planned for Bicicleta Sem Freio in San Francisco, with more information to be announced soon via Upper Playground.

Exhibition: May 1st – June 15th, 2015

Opening: May 1st, 2015 – 7pm, Artists in Attendance

Fifty24SF Gallery
218 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94117

For art inquires please contact: gallery@fifty24SF.com

For upcoming details about the show please follow: @fifty24SFgallery, @justkidsofficial, @upperplayground, @bicicletasemfreio

Preview for Hajime Sorayama Print Show – Opening April 4th 2015
March 29th, 2015

This Saturday April 4th at 7pm, Fifty24SF Gallery in association with Upper Playground presents a print show by renowned artist Hajime Sorayama. The influential pip-up artist, recognized for his “sexy robot” paintings, gives fans and collectors a rare opportunity to see his art in person, as this is the Vargas Award winner’s first time showing his work in San Francisco.  A selected collection of new and old prints will be available for purchase at Fifty24SF in Lower Haight, San Francisco. Below is a preview of some of the selected prints by Sorayama.

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Prints will be available online starting 7PM PST at upperplayground.com or contact the gallery directly at gallery@fifty24SF.com.

Exhibition dates: April 4th – April 26th 2015
Opening: April 4th 7pm

Fifty24SF Gallery
218 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94117

Print Show by Hajime Sorayama Opens April 4th 2015 at Fifty24SF Gallery – San Francisco
March 19th, 2015

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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.

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Exhibition dates: April 4th – April 26th 2015
Opening: April 4th 7pm

Fifty24SF Gallery
218 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94117

Sam Flores’ “A Light in the Darkness” Closing Reception Saturday March 7th, 5-9pm
March 4th, 2015

FIFTY24SF is pleased to announce a closing reception to celebrate the success of Sam Flores’ “A Light in the Darkness” on Saturday March 7th from 5-9pm at 218 Fillmore st. San Francisco, CA 94117. Artist in attendance.

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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.

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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.

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“A light in the Darkness” by Sam Flores
November 24th, 2014

We’re pleased to announce Sam Flores’ upcoming solo-exhibition at FIFTY24SF Gallery entitled “A light in the Darkness”, opening Saturday December 6th at 6pm, during the Lower Haight Art Walk.

Artist Statement:
The continuous theme in my work is “balance”. The balance of good vs. evil, light and dark.
Throughout this new body of work, I’m focusing on light that comes from a dark place. People at one time or another experience negative moments in their lives, situations they feel that they can’t outrun, like they are stuck in a shadow. No matter how dark things get, the most important thing, is to be able to hold on to the vision of that light, in order to keep hope and faith alive.

Without darkness you would never be able to notice how bright something can shine. I want to illuminate the human spirit and inspire people to hang on, strive for something better, keep their dreams, passions and love alive by holding onto the light, no matter how dark things seem around them. I have been fortunate enough in my life to have people shine a light on me, help keep me on my path and keep me from getting lost. Having someone there to help us navigate our own darkness, whether it’s our subconscious, a thought, idea or even a creature, we all need to have “A Light in the Darkness.”

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Usugrow Opening night
October 31st, 2014

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New Mural in progress by Usugrow at Fifty24SF Gallery San Francisco
October 7th, 2014

Work in Progress of Usugrow finishing his mural installation at Fifty24SF Gallery, San Francisco.

Finished mural and installation of his solo show, ‘INKFLOW’ to follow:

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Original post: news.upperplayground.com

USUGROW
September 25th, 2014

Join us an in store book signing and limited edition print release with Usugrow in attendance at The Upper Playground Store in Lower Haight, San Francisco this Sunday, September 28th from 3-6pm. Pick up a copy of the book and print and have them both signed by the artist himself.

 

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