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Art-Hopping

Jan 28th - Feb 10th

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Art SF throws down in their usual creative extravagance to stick it to the Jesus-freaks and office-holding knuckle-draggers. Buckey Sinister hosts "Fuck Your Freedom" on Jan 28th to celebrate civil liberties, Satan and the new CD by Reverend Steven Johnson Leyba and United Satanic Apache Front. Winston Smith and the Church of Satan will join the good reverend in showing off their art wares whilst Lady Hades performs and many a spoken word artist ignite the theme of uncivil disobedience. Entrance is $5-$10 unless you're such a proud Christian that you must identify as such to the doorman – then it's $23, sucker.

2.

Interwoven
Gallery Six
Jan 28, 7pm-2am
Free before 9pm, $5 after


Chris Fitzpatrick brings together an all-female exhibit with no "obvious agenda lording over or contextualizing their work." The genres range from mixed media, objects sewn/woven/stitched together, performance, photography, painting and drawing. Wire figures will stand next to Western irreverence inked onto Eastern rice paper scrolls. Flowing fabric will impersonate the ocean; the sounds of water will fill the air; and Jamie Duggan of Aerial Assault will be suspended from the ceiling. Diamonds Under Fire, Nako and Qzen shall rock as well.

3.
This Is a Takeover
Future Primitive Sound
Feb 3, 7-9pm
Free


The solo exhibit showcases all new works by local favorite Brian Barneclo. The "Picasso with a graffiti ethic" is known for his Hanna-Barbera kaleidoscope of cityscapes and street culture inspired by the buildings, billboards and general bustle of San Francisco. The Indiana-born skateboarder shows off his new collection through April 6th.

4.
New Paintings by Micah LeBrun
111 Minna
Feb 3, 5pm-late
Free


Gallery Culture and Studio560 team with 111 Minna to present new works by local great Micah LeBrun. Two years in the making, the collection of fantastical paintings will briefly satiate his fans (the show runs through Feb 25) before the artist moves onto an exclusive engagement with Studio560, the new SoMa gallery headed up by Gallery Culture founder and curator Leo Madrid. For those who can't wait till Feb 3rd, 111 Minna will preview the exhibit Monday, January 31st from 7-10pm for $5.

5.
Steve Smith: Recent Works
Receiver Gallery
Feb 4, 7-10pm
Free


Steve Smith's gnarly painting and sketch work proudly claims "the upper echelon of mediocrity." Stark, off-putting and laced with white-trash snickering, the artist runs his social commentary with comic-book flare. The show continues through March 11.

6.
Dandelion Black Exhibit 3
Gallery Six
Feb 4, 9pm-2am
$5


This group photography exhibit will be the third installment from the Dandelion Black collective. Photos by Norma Cordova, Angela Decenzo, Michelle Gibson, Marianne Larochelle, Amanda Lopez, Linda Nguyen, Lubomira Raykova, and Tonya Silver Hill are the focus of this multi-tiered event. The fashion portion will be populated by the jewelry of Jack and Candy, the apparel of Porvida, and the many styles of Tina Angel. Bbnice and Robsicle from Hamburger Eyes and Keelay and the Whooligan from The Sole Vibe man the wheels of steel while !Bucho! rocks live.

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Flaneur
Punch Gallery
Feb 4, 7 pm-1am
Free


Curator Andrew Schoultz drew inspiration for the show from the French word meaning "the incognito stroller; elegant, a bit louche, a jack of all social classes while belonging to none." While Baudelaire made his career as a writer from doing this, Schoultz has brought together artists from San Francisco, NYC, Boston and Chicago whom he believes are "travelers, cataloguers, reporters… and raconteurs" to visually represent the term. Lest things get too heavy, DJ Code 538, DJ Terrible, DJ Tragic have been enlisted for levity of the musical variety. The show ends Feb 25th, when the Gallery itself closes its doors forever.