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Check out this opening if you’re in San Francisco this weekend. Beautiful hand-painted sign art…there’s some legends in this show.

An American Language

January 14, 2012 — February 04, 2012

Guerrero Gallery is pleased to present its January show, “An American Language”, featuring the works of 12 traditional American sign painters.

An extension to the gallery’s show last year with San Francisco’s own, New Bohemia Signs, this month’s exhibition brings together artists from across the country who have built a livelihood through the language of sign painting. For them, sign painting is a trade, a means to support themselves, an outlet for creativity, and simply a way of life. These painters exemplify the core tradition of a studied practice that has had a significant impact in the history of art and communication. Expressing a myriad of messages to people, hand lettered signs represent a language that has crossed over into the world of fine art. These 12 American sign painters are more than tradesmen within the culture; Through their work, they push the boundaries of how the art & language of sign painting is viewed, understood, and appreciated.

Featured artists: Mike Meyer, Derek McDonald, Dusty Madsen, Gary Martin, Josh Luke, Gary Green, Greg Jones, Sean Starr, Kenji Nakayama, Bob Dewhurst, Mats!?, and Mark Oatis.

Guerrero Gallery
2700 19th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

info@guerrerogallery.com415.400.5168

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NOVEMBER 2011 GROUP SHOW
    Opening Reception: Saturday, November 12, 7-11pm     Exhibition Dates: November 12 - December 10, 2011
Guerrero Gallery is pleased to announce its November 2011 group show. From organic landscapes of nature to cultural documentation pieces, the comprehensive collection of works for this show speaks to the gallery’s continuously expanding vision of presenting viewers with diverse works that are challenging and engaging.   

Through this exhibition, the gallery builds upon its relationships with familiar artists and also introduces artists new to San Francisco and to the gallery. This month’s show will showcase works by Alexis MacKenzie, Amir H. Fallah, Cody Hudson,Dean Drever, Jovi Schnell, KC Ortiz, Kevin Earl Taylor, Marissa Textor, Michelle Blade, Mike LeSage, Paul Brainard, Ryan Travis Christian, and Stas Orlovski. Featured in the project room is a body of works by Los Angeles artist Albert Reyes. Presenting works that diptych unique life experiences, this glimpse into his visual diary focuses on honesty and a natural passion for expression, all through Reyes’ signature cynically humorous approach. 
Guerrero Gallery
2700 19th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

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NOVEMBER 2011 GROUP SHOW

    Opening Reception: Saturday, November 12, 7-11pm 
    Exhibition Dates: November 12 - December 10, 2011

Guerrero Gallery is pleased to announce its November 2011 group show. From organic landscapes of nature to cultural documentation pieces, the comprehensive collection of works for this show speaks to the gallery’s continuously expanding vision of presenting viewers with diverse works that are challenging and engaging.   

Through this exhibition, the gallery builds upon its relationships with familiar artists and also introduces artists new to San Francisco and to the gallery. This month’s show will showcase works by Alexis MacKenzieAmir H. FallahCody Hudson,Dean DreverJovi SchnellKC OrtizKevin Earl TaylorMarissa TextorMichelle BladeMike LeSagePaul BrainardRyan Travis Christian, and Stas Orlovski.
 
Featured in the project room is a body of works by Los Angeles artist Albert Reyes. Presenting works that diptych unique life experiences, this glimpse into his visual diary focuses on honesty and a natural passion for expression, all through Reyes’ signature cynically humorous approach. 

Guerrero Gallery

2700 19th Street

San Francisco, CA 94110

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Only a few more days to catch this great show at Guerrero Gallery in the Mission up in SF.

Joey Piziali. Michael Eudy. Lester Monzon

Also featured: Gustavo Ramos Rivera

Guerrero Gallery, October 15th – November 5th

Guerrero Gallery is pleased to present new works by Joey Piziali, Michael Eudy, and Lester Monson. A glimpse into the ideas and processes surrounding painting and abstraction, this exhibition provides a selection of works that encompasses a wide range of styles and celebrates the diversity of contemporary painting. Works by these artists speak to the difficulties of categorization, and ultimately highlight the expansive scope of painting today.

Although stylistically different, Piziali, Eudy and Monzon are similar in their rejection of rigid fundamentals in favor of new, looser ways of seeing and making. Inclusive in each of these artist’s approaches is a nod to imperfection and reinterpretation. Perhaps non-objective, or reflecting/remaking aspects of our world, their artistic components of visual intrigue provide us with deliberately unpredictable outcomes. In Piziali’s words, contemporary painting lends itself to a “to each his/her own” way of thinking and making.

Guerrero Gallery

Tuesday – Saturday 11a-7p | Sunday 12p-5p

2700 19th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

info@guerrerogallery.com | 415.400.5168

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New Bohemia Signs

featuring Jeff Canham and Steve Powers

June 11, 2011 — July 02, 2011

Guerrero Gallery
2700 19th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110 

THIS IS A MUST-SEE SHOW!

Guerrero Gallery is proud to announce an exhibition showcasing the fluid crossovers between contemporary sign painting and fine art. Highlighted are both the work of professional sign painters whose work veers into fine art – a major installation by New Bohemia Signs – and that of fine artists who work with the craft and traditions of sign painting – new works by Jeff Canham and Stephen Powers. The graphic sensibility, playfulness, craft, and timelessness of sign painting are evident in all of the artists’ works, which challenge the notion that hand painted signage is a dying tradition. Through an admirable mastery of time-honored craft, these artists show that it is in fact being reinvented for a contemporary age.

This exhibition provides an opportunity to examine and understand the art behind sign painting, which we feel passionately provoked to share. New Bohemia Signs, made up of designers and sign writers who appreciate the art of a good looking hand-painted sign, has been crafting signs in San Francisco since 1993. Featured New Bohemia Signs artists include Caitlyn Galloway, Heather Hardison, Ken Davis, Aaron Cruse, Damon Styer, Josh Luke, Corinne Matesich, and Candice Obayashi.

Jeff Canham was born in Seattle Washington and received his Bachelors of Fine Arts from the University of Oregon. He began his career as the Art Director of Surfer Magazine. To pursue his artistic career, he moved on to join New Bohemia Signs as a sign painter. Jeff ‘s work has been shown around the globe, in New York, California, Australia and Japan. Jeff Canham lives and works in San Francisco.

Stephen Powers was born and raised in Philadelphia. Once the publisher of On the Go Magazine and a full-time graffiti writer (ESPO), Powers has dedicated himself to a career as an artist since 1999. In 2000’s Street Market hosted by Deitch Projects in NY, his work was featured alongside that of Barry McGee and Todd James; This year, they collaborated again for Street Market 2, which was hosted by the MOCA. In 2005, Powers partnered with Creative Time to curate “The Dreamland Artists Club”, a project which commissioned over 45 artists to help Coney Island merchants by repainting their signs and rides. Awarded a Fulbright scholar in 2007, Powers used the grant to paint a love story in the streets of Dublin and Belfast. Building off of what he started in Ireland, Powers and his crew (ICY) continue with an ongoing mural project in Philadelphia titled A Love Letter for You. Steve Powers’ work has been shown at the Venice and Liverpool Biennials, The Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, The Luggage Store in San Francisco, and Deitch Gallery in New York. Steve Powers lives and works in Manhattan.


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A friend and an amazing artist, Marissa Textor, has a show up in the Project room at Guerrero Gallery in the Mission, up in San Francisco.  There is something about her work that I can’t get enough of.  The large pieces I have seen are rendered so beautifully, and always create these ephemeral feelings of reality and dreams for me.  Her graphite images have serious drama and yet they are soft too…I’m a fan.  The show is up from May 14 - June 4th.  Here’s more info:

“Successive Interruptions” by MARISSA TEXTOR

Guerrero Gallery is pleased to present “Successive Interruptions”, a new body of works by Marissa Textor. Influenced by the ephemeral nature of both human emotion and the wild environment, Textor utilizes concepts from landscape painting to transform the subject matter of her pieces into living and evolving entities through which human identity can be explored and understood.

With a focus on the timeless authenticity of natural forms, Textor avoids man-made and industrial aspects that lock landscapes to a specific time period. Her aim is to present universal images that people can identify and relate to, which are also mysterious and inspiring to the unknown. By obscuring some components of her landscapes, through the integration of natural weather elements and negative space, Textor layers a sense of confusion over photo-realistically recognizable imagery.

Capturing and preserving transitory moments in a world that is constantly moving onward, Textor’s deep connection with photography serves as the backbone of her creative process. By utilizing photo-realistic imagery, she is able to straddle the line between straight documentation and subjective fiction in order to formulate narratives that address and communicate her objectives.

Guerrero Gallery

Tuesday – Saturday 11a-7p | Sunday 12p-5p

2700 19th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

info@guerrerogallery.com | 415.400.5168

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