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“Secrets of earth” exhibition brings together a variety of fresh unique artworks made while observing and discovering the power of the nature.
4 San Francisco based artists translated the secrets of the nature into abstract stunning pieces.

Works by:

Brandi Lee

Meghann Riepenhoff

Stephanie Janney

Sergio Santurio

& more surprises to come…

Opening  Friday May 16th  2014
6:00pm - 9:00pm
161 Erie st SF 

An international dialogue between SPAIN&USA
Four new visions of art as a process and art as a product.
Four artists who are maintaining an international virtual dialogue
Artists from the Southeast of Spain (Almería) ­- ­a land bathed with a special light, a land
often times overlooked, and stigmatized for its provinciality – ­maintain an international dialogue
about the possibilities of art in the 21st century.

Art by:

Manu Muñoz

Francisco Uceda

Jesús Zamarrón
Paco de la Torre
Curator: Betty Bigas
Opening Friday April 18th, 2014
6:00 to 9:00pm
at Roll Up Gallery
161 Erie Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Public Works is proud to announce that ‘Art on BART’ would be stoping at Roll Up Gallery.

WanderArt is building a mobile app for public art that’ll let users share the street art they find, and they’re hoping to get the word out by bringing works by local Bay Area artists to BART cars. By filling all six of the ad spaces in the cars with six different artworks, they’re aiming to create mini moving galleries on the rails.

The six works were chosen around the word “escape,” each offering its own visual vacation for commuters. The selected artists include the Daly City collective Radio Free Clear Light, tattoo artist Sean Wirth, Berkeley painter Brendan Getz, art entrepreneur Arash Shirinbab, the SFMOMA Artist Gallery’s Jeffrey Thompson and Berkeley artist Gabrielle Wilson Sealy.

The selected works will be at Roll Up gallery on on Friday March 28th  2014

Art by:

Radio Free Clear Light
Gabrielle Wilson Sealy
Brendan … Read more ›
Some memories traverse the mind in a seemingly linear fashion; lucid
narratives of sight, smell and sound, that bring us back to a powerful
moment in the past. But other memories visit us in varied forms of
abstraction.  These recollections may surface without warning, as a
chaotic assemblage of visions and sensations, devoid of time, space,
or reason.

The artists in this month’s exhibition examine the compelling subject
of of personal and communal memory in wonderfully expressive and
engaging ways.

“Memories & Moments” invites the viewer to consider the curious way
that our minds catalogue the past…and how our relationship with the
‘past’ is a reflection of who we are today.

Art by:

Kieran Collins

Jon Weiss:

Hanna Quevedo

Victor Pastor

Emilio Villalba

Salik Syed

Curated by: Betty Bigas

Opening Saturday, February 15th, 2014
6:00pm - 9:00pm
161 Erie st SF 


Flyer image by Kieran Collins
Is there other life in the universe?
The space age is to be explored at Roll Up Gallery.
Space ARTifacts, visual stories, cyberspace, explorations many light years away…

Art by:

Lynette Cook

Kimberly Gerard

Lindsey Millikan

Sarah Ratchye

Jack Taylor

Alexis Amann 

& more surprises to come…

Curated by Betty Bigas

Opening Friday, January 17, 2014
6:00pm - 9:00pm
161 Erie st SF 
Perseverance doesn’t run on air but on desire. You can handle any hell only if you have a burning bigger-than-life heaven in your chest, which must express itself, no matter what …
Charles Bukowski

A group exhibition of 6 artists offering a selection of works examining Desire.
A multiplicity of perspectives, romanticisms,  fantasies & visual sensualities…

works by:

Tony Talbert

Martin Sternberg

Katie Humphries

Leyre Montes

Leslie Morgan

Anna Fortuny

Curated by: Betty Bigas

Opening Friday November 1st
6:00 to 9:00pm
Roll Up Gallery
161 Erie st SF 
Roll Up Gallery is proud to present the new works in Tar by Boback Emad: Exploring the Symbols as a form of of mono chromatic expression.

On the heels of his artist in Residency the international artist will present small and medium pieces of tar on canvas. These pieces  explore the  symbols as gestures of expression. Through their simple physicality they offer a window into the fluidity of monochromatic expression.

Curated by: Betty Bigas

The gallery open by appointment and during the Public Works evening events.
You are welcomed to schedule a visit. Please contact: 

Exhibition Closing Party
Thursday October 24th
5:30 to 8:30pm 

Roll Up Gallery
161 Erie st SF