Preview: Sam Flores, tonight, 12/12/12 @ FIFTY24SF Gallery

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Just a reminder, Sam Flores highly anticipated solo exhibtion at our FIFTY24SF Gallery, featuring brand new works from San Francisco-based fine artist, opens tonight, Wednesday, December 12 in San Francisco.

Lion marks Flores’ first showing in his hometown in nearly a decade, and his first solo show since 2011′s Cairo exhibition at Articulate Baboon. Flores has long been a collaborator with Upper Playground, with his 12Grain line a staple in our collection every year.

The exhibition opens tonight, Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at FIFTY24SF Gallery in San Francisco.

“My new show delves into themes that I touch on a lot in my work,” Flores told us. “The struggle of good and bad light and dark, innocence and evil. I’m taking you to a more rich, colorful world of struggle temptation and hope.”

For more information, contact Gallery@FIFTY24SF.com

Sam Flores
Lion and the Lamb
Opens December 12, 2012.
Closes February 12, 2013.

FIFTY24SF Gallery
218 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, Calfornia

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Tonight @ FIFTY24SF Gallery: Saner “Corazón Sangrante (Bleeding Heart)”

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Come on down, even in the rain, to the opening tonight, March 16, 2012, of Mexico City-based SANER’s newest exhibition, Corazón Sangrante (Bleeding Heart). We just hung the masks in the window last night, and in the evening, they are creating some beautiful, eerie shadows.

FIFTY24SF Gallery, in association with Upper Playground, is pleased to announce Corazón Sangrante (Bleeding Heart), an exhibition featuring new works from Mexico City-based fine artist, Saner. After showing at our sister gallery, FIFTY24MX in Mexico City, this will be Saner’s first exhibition in our San Francisco space. The exhibition opens March 16, 2011.

Saner is a leading member of contemporary muralists and fine artists working in both Latin America and Europe. His mural work has been inspired by the Mexican Muralist Movement and David Siqueiros, Jose Clemente Orozco, and Diego Rivera. For this exhibition, Saner will be presenting new paintings and drawings on paper, featuring his signature animal and human hybrid characters. His fine artwork is inspired and informed by research into Mexican custom and folklore, mysticism, masks, and skulls. The character’s most basic rituals are laid bare in each painting, allowing the viewer to see inside Saner’s personal symbology. As written by FIFTY24MX curator Liliana Carpinteyro, Saner’s “free and unpretentious spirit allows him to express a new Mexican vision.”

Saner (Edgar Flores) titled this exhibition “Corazón Sangrante” (Bleeding Heart), while reflecting on the things he saw around him: violence, anger, happiness, anxiety, and fear. Saner says these are the issues that most Mexicans deal with as part of a daily ration of “food”: junk food that is “consuming the body of a society that is getting closer to it’s destruction, unless the blood warriors awake,” he says.

Using the contrasts of lights-shadows and light-darkness, Saner reflects the eternal battle of men, his images referring to that absurd struggle of daily survival, exposing chaos as the background for resurrection. Those who see their reflection in these images will be reunited with the impossible dream, a utopia of mirrors that nobody wants to recognize and to which all escaped. Why change if the tide has not affected us yet?

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Preview: Saner @ FIFTY24SF Gallery, March 2012

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We are excited to welcome Mexico City based fine artist and muralist, SANER, to our FIFTY24SF Gallery in San Francisco this March 16, 2012. The artist will be showcasing a new series of works with his first solo exhibition ever in San Francisco. After making waves in Los Angeles and Art Basel in 2011, and showing at our sister gallery, FIFTY24MX in Mexico City, this is our first time working with Saner in the States. Here is a mini-preview of the work in the show…


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Johnny “KMNDZ” Rodriguez “The Heaviest” Installation Photos

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FIFTY24SF Gallery just posted a few images from KMNDZ setting up The Heaviest, his solo show that opens tomorrow, Thursday, April 7, 2011 at our San Francisco gallery….

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Johnny “KMNDZ” Rodriguez
“The Heaviest”
Opens tomorrow, April 7, 2011
FIFTY24SF Gallery
San Francisco, Califorina