Summer Reading List

Our bookstore is open and stocked for your summer reading pleasure. And for your travels to alternate universes you will be happy to have these guide books in hand. Kcymaerxthaere: Volume 4 and Kcymaerxthaere: Volume 6.

Eames Demetrious, Geographer-at-Large and his colleagues go around our linear world to find points of contact with Kcymaerxthaere and then honor these places with markers and, where possible, actual historical sites.

In a way, it is a bit like a novel with every page in a different place. Reading markers and sites in situ is a kind of transformative experience that connects you to possibilities and stories in a whole new way.

So even if you are not going anywhere in the “real” world this summer, a vacation to Kcymaerxthaere is worth the trip.

Bon Voyage!

Rave reviews

Rave reviews are coming in for Nancy Mullane’s Life After Murder. It’s a compelling read- now available in our book store.

Listen to Nancy speaking with Michael Krasny on Forum.

Life After Murder is a gripping behind the scenes look at men who have committed heinous crimes yet still challenge our humanity by asking us to truly consider the meaning of redemption. This is journalism at its finest and a must-read for anyone interested in the realities of our prison system.”
–TOM AMMIANO, California Assembly Member

NightLife at the Academy

While we at Electric Works are putting the final touches on our gallery (stay tuned for our Fall opening), we are thrilled Elaine Buckholtz will be showing one of her spectacular projection pieces directly across from the Reef of the Philippines at the upcoming NightLife event at the Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, June 28, 6-10 PM.

Every Thursday night, music, creatures and cocktails come together for NightLife at the Academy. Explore exhibits and aquarium displays while sipping creative cocktails and let exotic animals from around the world transport you to the tropics, Tibet and dozens of other remote destinations. Special planetarium shows take you even farther afield. June 28 brings “Gallery Crawl NightLife” with live music by Tim Cohen’s band Magic Trick, DJ set by Britt Govea of (((folkYEAH!))), pop-up galleries curated by Ever Gold Gallery, Spoke Art Gallery, Electric Works, Warholian, Adam Rozan and The Carassius Auratus Auratus (Goldfish) Institute, Million Fishes and Jennifer Hennesy. Music presented by (((folkYEAH!))).

The California Academy of Sciences is located at 55 Music Concourse Drive in Golden Gate Park. For information, call 415-379-8000 or visit 21+.

Life After Murder

Electric Works
1360 Mission between 9th and 10th
Tuesday, June 26
6:00 – 8:30 PM

Life After Murder, by Nancy Mullane is an intimately report­ed, utterly compelling account of five convicted murderers sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole. Mullane introduces Don Cronk, Eddie Ramirez, Philip Seiler, Jesse Reed and Richard Rael and follows their struggles for redemption, their legal battles to make good on the state’s promise of parole, and the challenge of resuming, twenty-plus years down the road, the lives they left behind when they were young, stupid and selfish. After decades in prison their second chance, if it comes at all, is the challenge of a lifetime.

In Life After Murder, published by Public Affairs, Nancy Mullane challenges readers to learn about a community of people who have largely been hidden from public view and the road they travel in search of redemption.

Author Nancy Mullane and the five subjects of Life After Murder will be signing books in our store. In tandem with the book release, Elisabeth Fall’s life-size documentary photographs of the five men profiled in the book will be on view. 10% of the proceeds from the sale of the photographs will go to the Prison University Project. A video by Gabe Maxson documenting the first meeting of the five men outside of prison will premier.

Nancy Mullane develops, reports, and produces feature stories for Public Radio International’s This American Life, National Public Radio and the NPR affiliate KALW News-Crosscurrents in San Francisco. With the support of the Open Society Foundation, she is producing a two-hour radio documentary telling the audio stories of men and women convicted of murder. The two-hour, four-part documentary will air nationally in 2012. She is a member of the Society for Professional Journalists, the Association of Independents in Radio, and the International Women’s Media Foundation. In 2011, Nancy was the recipient of a National Edward R. Murrow Award.

Life After Murder has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

We are proud!

We are always feelin’ the pride but feelin’ extra specially proud this weekend as the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade is the largest LGBT gathering in the nation.

Daniel Nicoletta has been chronicling the queer culture since the 1970’s. Beginning in 1975 he worked at Castro Camera and befriended Harvey Milk and Scott Smith.

In this spirited photo he presents Harmodius and Hoti at the Castro Street Fair,
August 1975.

For a Pride Guide schedule of events.

Take a walk…

From now until September 28 when you take a walk from the Embarcadero to 8th Street on your way to Electric Works at our new location- 1360 Mission between 9th and 10th- you will enjoy the latest in Paul Madonna’s Market Street Poster Series sponsored by the San Francisco Arts Commission.

The series, titled Celebrating Bay Area Arts, features six posters showcasing the diversity of artists and the range of accessible art forms in the city. Smaller, 14″ x 20″ versions of all six posters in the series are available for purchase at

Electric Works is proud to be the printer of these fine images.

Open House

Open house events for the Public Utilities Commission’s new headquarters at 525 Golden Gate will take place on Thursday, June 21 and Friday, June 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This exciting LEED Platinum certified building willl be home to an amazing collection of art including works by Judith Selby Lang and Richard Lang, David Tomb, Hughen/Starkweather, Katherine Westerhout, and others.

The public is invited to sign up for a tour.


Candace Gaudiani’s “Between Destinations” a photography project that reflects on a past era of travel will be featured in the first annual Photoville photography festival that gets underway later this month, on June 22 in Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn.

Catch David Schonauer’s article Friday Preview: Four Surprises in Store at Photoville in ProPhotoDaily. And hey, catch the train to Brooklyn.