“Wasted” solo exhibition by Gabriel Castellanos

Gabriel was born in 1980 and raised in the Bay Area. He has shown work throughout California over the last 9 years, this being his first solo exhibition. Not much for words, he uses art to describe his thoughts about being alive and human with a juxtaposition of bright colors, symbols of death, isolation, a bit of mayhem, fracturing, and secret love. To him, to sensationalize our existence is to undermine our true reality in a way that allows us to no longer fear being alive.


Curator: Betty Bigas

Opening Friday February 6th
6:00 to 9:00pm
at Roll Up Gallery (Public Works)
161 Erie st.

CODAME presents “Art by Code” in conjunction with Roll up Gallery.
“Art by Code” is a triumph of human ingenuity and a tribute to artists who dare to imagine, invent, and test the limits.
Open Gallery: January 9th, 2015 – Closing Night: January 31st, 2105
Where: Roll up Gallery at The Public Works SF, 161 Erie St, San Francisco, CA (map)
Artists: [soon to be announced] If interested showing your work,  get in touch with us by filling this Call for Artists form.

“Art by Code” gives us an insight into a changing cyber universe populated by artists who brave new frontiers with their computational skills, and go beyond the limits of commercial software to create their unique codes that center on ‘interactivity’ and ‘user’ experiences.

With “Art by Code” we aim to ignite the imagination of a new emerging generation and keep challenging the conventional ways of thinking about art and making art. The computer as the medium raises a … Read more ›
Jon Charnis is a name that surfaced after a whirlwind of a track — “Prophecy”, his own hit, released on Dixon’s Innervisions imprint. In the last two years, Jon has taken his success and run with it, releasing tunes on a slew of reputable labels from All Day I Dream to Supernature and Leftroom. Some eye-opening gigs nationally and internationally have established his place in the industry.

This Saturday we invite Jon Charnis back to Public Works as part of a hefty lineup for Distrikt’s Holidaze fundraiser alongside talents like Ben Seagren, Sabo and more. Ahead of the gig, Charnis releases an engulfing Sunday School Session mix.

Click HERE to buy tickets for Distrikt Holidaze Dec. 6.

FACES & PHASES a solo exhibition by Jesús Zamarrón

“In my work I enjoy expressing spontaneity and randomness with line and color, this gives the paintings a type of freedom and ease that contrasts the deeper voices of the subject matter, the story behind. So at the end my art is about life itself, a struggle between the yin and yang, the laughter and the seriousness of being alive. ”

Zamarrón is a graphic artist whose work has been presented in different media: internet, television, video, print, as well as art galleries. He has exhibited his work both in Spain, the United States and Northern Europe. After he had just arrived to San Francisco in 1995, he was very excited to be invited to participate in the annual show at the prestigious and avant-garde “New Langton Arts” gallery in 1995. This was a breakthrough experience and an eye opener for him and good beginning … Read more ›
Smile Train Fundraiser (02/01/2015)
Artist: Diane DiPrima

Smile Train Fundraiser on Sunday, February 1, 2015 from 3-6 p.m.
This collection is an exploration in juxtaposition and interconnection. All of the proceeds (100%) for art sold at the event will be donated to Smile Train. A raffle will be held for one painting.
Smile Train provides cleft lip and cleft palate repair surgeries for children around the world. One operation costs $250.
Diane DiPrima was born with an incomplete cleft and took part in a medical study that fixed her lip and helped develop various cleft repair techniques. She created this collection to enable lives to change through art. Diane studied at UC, Davis, where she earned an MFA.

Diane DiPrima

Sunday, February 1, 2015
3:00 – 6:00 pm
21 +
161 Erie Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Works by:

Paul Morgan
Jessalyn Aaland
Clint Imboden

presented by Artbeats

Opening December 11th
6:00 to 9:00pm
via Crack Magazine

‘A documentary has appeared online about Tonka Soundsystem; the party that gave birth to the careers of DJ Harvey and Felix Dickinson. The film tracks the history of the crew and follows a selection of DJs and Tonka associates as they prepare for a night at Brighton’s infamous acid house haven, The Zap Club, in 1990.

Check out the 20 minute documentary for yourself below.’

Click HERE to read the original article.

Also, make sure to catch DJ Harvey tomorrow night right here at Public Works!