Exhibitions (55)

Joshua Nissen King’s new works explore the conversation between the viewer and the neglected object. Forgotten or unseen fragments of memories and peripheral clutter fill the saturated space of King’s current series.
The mark, the gesture, the color, and the simplicity of suggestion of form are the primary components and the only tools used to access the viewer. The deconstruction of both form and subject reveals the fragile fabrication of the facade, as well as equating the surreal deterioration to our capacity to retain memory and the inevitable fleeting of the details. The most gestural marks in context with each other can suggest something so real to our memory. The device that is used has to be vague, items we all have encountered or know, but reside in the periphery of memory and every moment.
These works successfully portray the choppy fill as we travel through everyday absorbing the minimum … Read more ›
“It is, I find, in zoology as it is in botany: all nature is so full, that that district produces the greatest variety which is the most examined” Gilbert White
Artists Delphine Delas and Monika Lea Jones explore and express their perspectives on the species of the living and imagined within the two branches of biology, botany and zoology. Join Roll Up Gallery at our opening reception to discover nature as you have never seen it before.
Delphine Delas: http://www.delphine-delas.com
Monika Lea Jones: http://www.monikalea.com
The Exhibition opening will be on Friday July 18th  2014
from 6:00 to 9:00pm
161 Erie Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Flyer image by Delphine Delas
Text by: Janice Yau
A 3 artist show at Roll Up Gallery
Reflecting  all of the women that exist inside of Silvia Poloto.
Taking off within layers by Terry Hoff
Evoking courage by Juan Reyes
The Exhibition opening will be on Thursday June 5th  2014
from 6:00 to 9:00pm
161 Erie Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
“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