“Staring Out Loud”, solo exhibition by Marty McCutcheon.
Marty McCutcheon’s paintings are inspired by a long-standing admiration of printed letter forms and a budding love of literature. Richly textured with subtly scintillating color, these paintings are magnified, impressionistic representations of letters and words printed on the pages of books. The textual content is sourced from literature listened to while working at home and in the studio— thus, these are words the painter originally heard, rather than read. The chosen texts recall memorable, meaningful passages, but are composed in four and five line fragments, in order to obscure, but not obliterate, their specific origins.

With “Staring Out Loud”, Roll Up Gallery offers a unique contemplative experience of the power of written words and the beautiful shape of letterforms.

Marty McCutcheon is a California-based artist producing abstract paintings, three-dimensional and collaborative artworks, photography and art videos. His work has been exhibited across the U.S. and internationally.

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Roll up gallery brings together varied and interesting works of Women Artists.
A collective experience of freshness and talent.

Beautiful organized clusters of colorful cells juxtaposed with technically lined pencil drawings of people, places and things by the artist and designer melissa arendt.

Intriguing works by the illustrator and artist Alexis Amann.
She makes drawings and paintings populated by a host of weirdos including women, monsters, harpies, sentient houses, hags, octopuses, fish, mermaids, and other creatures of land and sea.

Beautiful organic figurative paintings by Allison Snopek

Bold and delicate geometric artworks made by sewing by Christine Meuris

Paper cut out collages of plant pieces with a spectrum of colors and fictional plant environments  by:
Shayna Yasuhara

And more surprises to come…
Opening Friday Nov 4th, 2016
from 6:00 to 9:00pm
at Roll Up Gallery
161 Erie Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
curator:  Betty Bigas

Bloody Mary. Bloody Mary. Bloody Mary.

Say it three times fast with an olive in one hand and a skewered shrimp in the other in front of an empty highball glass and you will conjure up an entire festival dedicated to the world’s most complex cocktail, a drink that eats like a meal.

Hmm. That isn’t quite how the legend goes, is it? Something like that, anyway. But either way…

That’s exactly what’s on deck this Sunday, September 18, from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. over at our sister venue The Midway. Sunday marks the third San Francisco iteration of The Bloody Mary Festival, a festival dedicated to … you guessed it, all things Bloody Mary, which launched in Brooklyn in April 2014. Their second event was right here in San Francisco (certainly the only other city in the country who takes the bloody mary as seriously … Read more ›

“Hybrid”, solo exhibition by Max Ehrman
Once you understand the laws of nature only then can you break it and create a new aesthetic…
Explore the organic geometrical styles and concepts revolving around nature with the amazing paintings by the talented local street-art artist Max Ehrman.

Max Ehrman known as Eon75 is muralist based in San francisco with roots all over the world.
He moved to europe in the fall of 2001 and studied architecture at the dessau institute of architecture where he received his masters. While in europe he painted in 6 countries and showed artwork in galleries in 4 countries.

After coming back to the u.S.A. his work has been published internationally and nationally. Eon75 has also produced murals for the city of san francisco and known muralist documantarian jim prigoff. He also has painted at many festivals and live venues in san francsico, florida, miami and new york city.

Eon75’s signature style draws … Read more ›

There’s something special about Kurt Russell. Yes, he’s an undeniable, stone-cold hunk whose jawline seems to have been hewn from a block of Italian marble. Yes, he exudes a certain kind of masculinity — he’s a “man’s man” that never stoops to rudeness, coarseness, or churlishness.

But more than that, he’s an incredible actor, one of a very rare breed that can seamlessly move from character actor to leading man and back again. After 40+ years in the biz, it’s safe to say there is pretty much no one like Kurt Russell.

This Saturday, August 27, Public Works is hosting a FREE art show called Deep Cuts, dedicated to all things Kurt Russell. Original art, movie posters, prints, film soundtracks, and more — everything a Russell freak could ask for and then some.

To celebrate, we thought we might pick a few of our favorite Kurt Russell films, in case you need … Read more ›

ArtSpan Artists at Roll Up Gallery – Opening Reception

Featuring ArtSpan Artists:
Bernard Bolter, Lara Buelow, Claire Elliott, Courtney Jacobs, Monica Loncola, Seren Moran, Ayesha Samdani, Irene Schlesinger, Brian Singer, Ealish Wilsion & Jihoon Choi.

About ArtSpan Exhbitions:
ArtSpan provides emerging and established artists with diverse opportunities to display their artwork to new art appreciators and seasoned collectors throughout the year. These opportunities are offered as a benefit of ArtSpan’s Artist Membership. Click here to learn more about joining as a member.

Opening Friday September 2nd, 2016
from 6:00 to 9:00pm
at Roll Up Gallery
161 Erie Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

On Friday, August 19, we invite you to come to Public Works with a Big Imagination. We’re hosting a fundraiser for the Big Imagination Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to incubating new ideas, new talent, and making the impossible possible.
Big Imagination’s big idea is The 747 Project — a total conversion of a 1985 Boeing 747 into a mobile art experience. In other words, Big Imagination will be transforming a 231 foot long double-decker airplane into a Burning Man art car.

[caption id="attachment_14720" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Isometric rendering of the completed 747 Project[/caption]
If that sounds like a crazy project, Big Imagination would agree with you. But true to their name, they think big, and they’ve assembled a motley crew of artists, engineers, designers, builders, and logistics wizards to make this seemingly impossible idea a reality.
But a project of this size and scope requires a lot of funding. That’s … Read more ›