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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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grey Usugrow completes new mural in Marrakech, Morocco  Usugrow upperplayground art

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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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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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