NEWS

“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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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 began his own artistic activity by creating flyers in underground punk and hard core music scene in early 90’s. Since then, he has been involved in various album cover designs for bands and musicians regardless of genre, art directions and merchandises, and also collaborating with lots of skateboarding brands and fashion brands.

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.

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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.

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Dennis Mcnett’s work ranges from masks, installations and sculptures
August 14th, 2014

Dennis Mcnett has been carving surly block prints for over 18 years. His encouragement as a kid came from his blind grandfather, who told him over and over again that his drawings were good. Later influences came from the raw high-energy imagery pouring out of the early 80’s skateboard & punk rock scene and Norse mythology, particularly the nordic half-god half-wolf Fenris. Mcnett’s work ranges from masks, installations and sculptures to unique hand-carved wood cut pieces, traditional relief prints, and graphics. Participating in both the fine art and design worlds, Dennis has created series’ for Anti-Hero skateboards, designed shoes for Vans, filled the windows of Barneys, NY, and participated in the Deitch Artparade. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Juxtapoz magazine, Thrasher and Complex Magazine. He wants to live until he dies. Breathing is good.

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Jesús Benítez
July 11th, 2014

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‘THÉSIS’ by renowned Mexican street artist Jesús Benítez
May 30th, 2014

We are pleased to announce our upcoming solo-show entitled ‘Thésis’ featuring original artwork by renowned Mexican street artist, muralist and fine artist Jesús Benítez, formerly known by the moniker, Dhear. Having completed one of his most challenging tasks to date, a large mural for the Hospital Homeopático in Mexico City D.F. Benítez now looks ahead to his upcoming solo-show at FIFTY24 SF Gallery in early July.

‘Thésis’ opens Friday, July 11th  7:00pm at FIFTY24SF Gallery located in Lower Haight, San Francisco

 

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NYCHOS
April 18th, 2014

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