Paint Pens Collective, a national underground art collective, is excited to announce a new artists series. The first show in the series features works by Crystal Gonzalez, a painter and cartoonist, based in San Francisco. She will be showing some new paintings from “Plug Me In”, a fantastic series on consumer culture and its obsession with electronics. Amidst the tech craze, a beast has emerged. Composed of both cartoony visuals and subversive symbolism, her world of wires and flesh, connections and consumption, Read more
Upcoming Art shows
Rick Salas was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, self-taught artist and educator. The length of his work begins at childhood and is now fore front his adult hood. His passion is to educate inspire and nurture similar creative gifts in students and the young people he works with. The range of his work is very broad. He has mastered acrylics as a portrait artist, muralist, in abstract, surrealism, printmaking, body painting and calligraphy just to name a few. Currently, he has found a new love in pyroglyphics, burning wood, paper, leather and experimenting with several other materials. Reclaimed materials are very important to Mr. Salas and finds is very fulfilling to create something beautiful out of something intended as landfill or waste. ‘Green’ art is the wave of the future. Read more
FRACTALAGE: Derek Nielson. Show Opening and Housepitality Unlimited Champagne Bonanza from 9-10pm
Merely because I perceive that which others miss does not make me an artist, but that perception induces questions, prompting exploration in directions I can proudly say no one has ever seen. So, does that make creative output the summoning of etheric matter into existence or is it created from nothing? I believe there is a place of substance just out of our sight, a pool of energy that Read more
Through my work I attempt to examine the phenomenon of Mr.Rodgers as a methaphorical interpretation of Daniel Bodner. What began as a personal journey of self-exploration has translated into images of toast that will resonate with american people to question their own brownness.
My mixed media embody's an idiosyncratic view of Haile Selassie I, yet the familiar imagery allows for a connection between John Wayne and potato chips.
My work is in the private collection of Micheal j Fox who said 'fuck!, that's some real greasie Art.' I am a recipient of a grant from Folsom Prison where I served time for stealing mugs and tie clips from the gift shop of The De Young. I have exhibited in group shows at taco bell and time square, though not at the same time. I currently spend my time between my closet and my kitchen
Bones of a Feather
A night of visual and aural art coming together for all the senses. Gallery champagne reception, live art performances, raw treats for sale in the back room, and two SF Rock Bands. And all of this is happening at F8. Yes, that venue that used to be called Icon lounge and that usually has DJs playing electronic music. Well, not tonight my friends, not tonight.
Thursday May 23rd
9pm artist reception with free champagne
10pm the rock 'n roll music starts
@F8 1192 Folsom St. SF Read more
We are pleased and excited to introduce the work of Craig LaRotonda, a highly unique and provocative painter from New York, to the walls of our club. We are very lucky to be presented with his solo show: "Lost Between Aberration and Absurdity". The collection features small works, many published in national magazines, that are created in a style somewhere between "Doctor Cavalleri's Cabinet", "Metropolis", and "Frankenstein". This is a unique opportunity to see a body of work by Craig that has never been exhibited on the West Coast.Read more
SHOW DATES: April 17th-April 24th
1 Week, DUAL SHOWING WITH SEAN DIETRICH
F8 now presents one of our closest allies, Allen Passalaqua. He has been known to photograph the club scene with much tenacity and posses an eye that few his age are gifted with; the subjects in his photographs have the raw emotion that every young photographer aspires to capture and, in his way, the Read more
F8 will be hosting both the opening and Live Painting demonstration for working/travelling artist, Sean Dietrich, while he is in the Bay Area on WEDNESDAY NIGHT THIS WEEK along with Housepitality's weekly shindig! Sean's work spans many different categories including dark, post-apocalyptic paintings, wood-block prints, children's book illustrations, satirical anti-corporation paintings, and splatter technique but, for us, he will be displaying new children's book illustrations and high quality wood-block prints.Read more
Show Starts: April 3rd
Show Ends: April 10th
Reception Start and End: 7:oopm- 11:oopm (coincides with Housepitality's weekly DJ event and promotional FREE and Unlimited Champagne from 9:oo-10:oopm along with a $5 cover charge that begins at 9:oo. The cover increases to $10 after 10:oopm.
Age Restriction: 21+ only pleaseRead more
OFFICIAL SHOW OPENING: Wednesday, March 20th
SHOW DATES: March 19th- March 26th
LAST NIGHT TO VIEW: Sunday, March 24th
OPENING START TIME: 8:00 pm
OPENING DETAILS: Pavel is a tattoo artist residing in Castro Valley and working at a studio in Hayward, CA. His art consists of flash, abstract wood-block prints, Japanese print-making, figurative conceptual paintings, and graffiti type stencils. The opening coincides with Housepitality's event featuring Troy Read more
Show ends: 5-10-2013
In the time since "No One" has been to F8, we have experienced A LOT of changes. Our furniture, bar, food menu, image, and even staff have all experienced drastic changes.... but let's not forget, they began with "No One's" Mural in our back room. He, in turn, has experienced many changes and has had the opportunity to paint many more murals and show in many more galleries. Always staying true to his graffiti roots, he has impressed both the bar and business crowd alike with his liberal use of the entire range of colors and drive in tailoring each and every mural to both the budget and crowd of the commission and moving back and forth from simple to complex with immense Read more