Spain Rodriguez

We found out yesterday that Spain Rodriguez passed away. For those of you who don’t know, Spain was an immensely influential comix artist in the Bay Area (and national and international scene). A crew that included R. Crumb, Trina Robbins, S. Clay Wilson, Jay Kinney, and Guy Colwell among many others, these folks had some of the most far-reaching influence of any Bay Area art scene.

Gallery partner Noah Lang, a neighbor of Spain, fondly remembers running into him at least once a week for the last few years. “He’d dart in his house and bring out a comic or poster for me or my kids. A really sweet guy and a hell of an artist. He’ll be missed.”

Electric Works was pleased to work with Spain to produce “Trashman” for our mini-print series.

The Chronicle posted this obituary.

Take a spin

Rev up your turntable and take a listen to the catchy tunes on
Marcel Dzama’s Albatross Note. Yes, it’s a record – 9 ” and green.

And if you need a place to store your record there’s a custom hand-made cabin
The Cabin of Count Dracula, 2005 with 20 hand-drawn lithographs.
Edition of 10.
Now on view at the gallery in The Best of Everything until December 22.

The Best of Everything

Works from Peter Doig, Marcel Dzama, Todd Eberle, Pamela Hanson, David Levinthal, Kara Maria, Clifford Ross, David Salle, and Lawrence Weiner will be featured in this exuberant exhibition that covers a variety of projects that Artspace has been publishing over the years. Pieces range from photography to traditional, hand-pulled prints to sculptural multiples. While some artists have shown in the gallery previously, many are new to Electric Works; we are excited be able to introduce these artists to our San Francisco audience and beyond.

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Special Event:
Val Britton in conversation with Amanda Hughen and Jennifer Starkweather
Wednesday, November 14, 6:30-8:30 pm
SF Art Commission

6:30-6:45 pm: Introduction of The Continental Interior a site specific Installation by Val Brittion at 155 Grove Street
6:45-7:45 pm: Conversation about the language of maps with Val Britton, Amanda Hughen and Jennifer Starkweather at SFAC Main Gallery
7:45-8:30 pm: Reception

Free, open to the public.

Hughen/Starkweather have worked extensively with mapping in their collaborative and individual works. The event will be moderated by exhibition curator Aimee Le Duc.