Wednesday–Friday • 1–6pm
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.