Sunday, March 22, 2009

Adobe Books 20th Anniversary Art Auction

Adobe Books 20th Anniversary Art Auction
Saturday, March 28, 2009
at Southern Exposure 14th Street gallery
417 14th Street at Valencia
San Francisco, CA 94103
3:00 - 8:00 pm
One day only
Free AdmissionLink
Online Preview (in progress):

Participating artists include Airyka Rockefeller, Ajit Chauhan, Alena Rudolph, Alicia McCarthy, Alissa Anderson, Amy Jo Diaz, Andrew Schoultz, Barry McGee, Brion Nuda Rosch, Bryson Gill, Chris Baird, Chris Corales, Chris Duncan, Christine Shields, Clare Rojas, Colter Jacobsen, Dave King, Dave Schubert, Devendra Banhart, Emily Prince, Future Farmers: Amy Franceschini & Michael Swaine, Jay Nelson, Jeff Canham, Jennie Smith, Joe Byrnes, Johanna St Clair, John Dwyer, Joshua Churchill, Jovi Schnell, Kal Spelletich, Kathryn Spence, Klea McKenna, Kyle Field, Kyle Knobel, Kyle Ranson, Leslie Shows, Liz Walsh, Matt Furie, Matt Gonzalez, Misa Inaoka, Naoki Onodera, Nathan Stapley, Orion Shepherd, Rachel Corry, Rachel Kaye, Ryan Coffey, Ryder Cooley, Sahar Khoury, Scott Williams, Shaun O'Dell, Sonya Derman, Tara Foley
Will Yackulic, Yukako Ezoe Onodera

Silent auction ends at 6pm
Live auction from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Cash, check, Visa/MC accepted

Vietnamese sandwiches by Le Bahn Mi at 5:30pm
The Café by Dori Latman serving coffee and tea all day

Special Thanks to Southern Exposure, BiRite Grocery, Gregory Lind, and Triple Base Gallery for their support.

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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Garth Thompson-Vieira

The Mask of Civilization
Sutures Schisms and Decay

New work by Garth Thompson-Vieira

Steeped in the visual language of anarchist ideologies and the barbaric sound of the macabre, Garth Thompson-Vieira’s new work transforms the Backroom Gallery into a repository of nightmarish scenes from over 30 works of collage. Articulated by automatist techniques, Thompson-Vieira’s practice extracts representational forms from the cut-outs from early 20th-century French illustration books and the grisly patterns of overpainting. Military battalions transform into pillars of war, lurid portraits ooze with terror, and as a result, the haunting imagery reveals what lies beneath the mask of civilization.

Garth Thompson-Vieira is a 2005 graduate at the San Francisco Art Institute and currently lives and works in New York. Adobe Books is proud to present The Mask of Civilization: Sutures, Schisms and Decay as the body of work calls attention to the unseen surrenders of progress and innovation as well as the store’s own veiled mutations and traces of decay.

Music performance by SHREDDING at 9:00pm

Adobe Books Backroom Gallery
Opening Reception on Thursday, 26 March, 2009 8:00-10:00pm
Exhibition dates 26 March - 25 April, 2009

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Upcoming Music at Adobe Books

Music at Adobe Books on Friday, 20 March
Hélène Renaut, Chloe Makes Music, and The Woodlands 8:00pm