Teen Witch “My So Called Life” @ FIFTY24SF Gallery, November 3

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FIFTY24SF Gallery is proud to present, My So Called Life, the first solo show of San Francisco-based photographer, Andrea Sonnenberg aka Teen Witch. My So Called Life opens November 3, 2011.

My So Called Life will feature over 50 photographs from Sonnenberg’s body of work, each uniquely hand-printed at Hamburger Eyes lab in SF’s Mission District.

Significant buzz was built around Sonnenberg’s photography after exhibiting works at MOCA’s seminal Art In the Streets graffiti and street art survey, as well as works included in Barry McGee and Josh Lazcano’s “Let’s Go Bombing Tonight” show in Copenhagen, My So Called Life is an accumulation of Sonnenberg’s trademark portrait, graffiti, landscape, action, and day in the life photography. Building off the unique lineage of street photography in San Francisco, Sonnenberg’s unfiltered, raw, and often humorous work has made her an active documentarian of a new generation of SF youth culture. Her intimate portraits of her friends and of herself are often candid, revealing a truth about both the city and the personalities that exist inside. The photos present a world of unbridled optimism and a carefree rebirth of homegrown bohemian culture in the midst of a city preoccupied by technological innovation.

“San Francisco has a lot to do with how I work and what I document,” Sonnenberg says. “There is this energy here, this vibe, that is impenetrable. People born here are obsessed with being native and that sense of pride also shows in people’s actions, which I love to capture.”

Andrea Sonnenberg aka Teen Witch has shown at MOCA in Los Angeles, V1 Gallery in Copenhagen, and Ed. Varie in New York City.

From The Citrus Report

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Hermosa PunkArt Exhibition Cosing Party

Come celebrate the South Bays Punk Rock History tomorrow at the closing party for “Punk Art”. I have a ton of old flyers and some album covers and posters (and one somewhat controversial drawing) on display. This scene is in part how I got my kick in the pants to make art as a living, starting with show fliers and band merch for my friends bands. The opening went off and I expect the same for the close, so stop by the Hermosa beach historical museum and be a part of South Bay history.

"Just a reminder, this Saturday will be the exhibition closing of the
Punk Art exhibit at the Hermosa Museum.
A 40 Year Retrospect of South Bay concert posters, show flyers, album
covers and gig photos.
This is a very personal project of mine that was 18 months in the making.

If you haven't seen the exhibit yet I strongly suggest that you come by.
To make attendance easier we have extended museum hours from 12noon-9pm.
Beer and wine will be provided from 6-9pm and limited merch will be on sale.
All proceeds go to the museum.
Remember that this is an ALL AGES event!" -Jani Lange

More from Craola

"Justice" mural with Kofie & Retna for Manifest Equality

This is a mural I just painted with my friends Kofie and Retna near Vine and Sunset in Hollywood, CA. It was commissioned by Yosi Sergant for the Manifest Equality show. I based this on a reference photo I took, which in turn was based on a drawing of Lady Justice by Edwin Abbey from the late 1800s. Retna painted the large letters in the background, Kofie painted the designs around the hands and borders on each end of the mural, and I painted the figure. The wall is about 100 feet wide and 20something feet high. Thanks go to the lovely Ginalyn McNamara who generously modeled for this on short notice, and special thanks to Tom from Andenken, The Sergants, FAIR, and Mid-City Arts for helping make this mural possible. Below is a cool time-lapse video Kofie made showing the process:

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to my 408, 510, and 415 i’m excited to present to you this friday
my new art and paintings CHARACTER ASSASSINATION ,
It’s about bitterness rage desperation sadness strangling shy assholes stabbing taking advantage and entitlement fuck everything fuck everyone and the calmness and refreshing benefits that come with a whores bath as well a blood bath, finding the joy in pain LOL OMG 🙂
i hope to see you all there, and i hope everyone behaves like humans .
show starts 7 to 9:30 pm (preview for collectors starts at 5pm, contact gallery) at 248 fillmore st. SF,CA , all new paintings as well as a 97.321% complete collection of every print i’ve ever made, all sold out editions, also maybe one or two new ones. a very special zine , limited to under 50 will be made for the show, art by me ,writing by jason jaworski, it will have a short story about the desperation and back story behind the show…..to all my friends.

look for this guy, he will be selling the zines, they will be 15$, first come first serve.

excerpt from the story CHARACTER ASSASSINATION

and of course how could i forget the afterparty