Wednesday–Friday • 1–6pm
Saturday • 12-6pm
September 14–October 26
September 14 • 6-9pm
Loud Voices In Tiny Spaces is a continuation of a series Gina has been working on about the spaces she’s occupied throughout her life. From the childhood memories of her first room, to her grandparents’ living room, to her current apartment in San Francisco, she reflects on evocative items —mementos, patterns, traces of broken relationships — that she’s held on to and can’t seem to give up. In these tiny spaces she spends her time contemplating the past and creating something new.
Gina M. Contreras is a painter and printmaker from Fresno, California. In 2008, she received a BFA in Printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute. She currently lives and works in San Francisco.
November 2–December 14
November 2 • 6-9pm
San Francisco Underground: 50 Years and Counting…
V. Vale is best-known for publishing the first Bay Area “Punk Rock” zine, SEARCH & DESTROY in 1977 with funding from Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. In 1980 he launched RE/Search with funding from Rough Trade Records’ Geoff Travis which produced cultural game-changers such as Modern Primitives, Industrial Culture Handbook, Angry Women (performance art), Incredibly Strange Films, Pranks and most recently, Bruce Conner: The Afternoon Interviews. Along the way Vale shot over 100,000 photographs of “the Underground,” a few of which will be displayed.
Marian Wallace is a filmmaker, painter, electronic musician and printmaker with a B.F.A. and M.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute. She was a founding member of the underground film collective “No Nothing” which showed independent films for free starting in the early 1980s. Her newest paintings and a silkscreen print of The Ramones will be on display. A public screening of her films may be announced to coincide with this exhibition, time permitting.