Best in Show

Featuring drawings by Dave Eggers, our booth is voted one of the BEST in show at Miami Project. And the first image up on this video whirlwind tour is of our booth.

VIDEO: 60 Works in 60 Seconds at Miami Project 2015

Good going Richard and Noah, the EW team in Miami, for presenting such strong work in a show-stopping installation.

photo 1After you visit our solo booth with Dave Eggers stop by our pals Open Editions and pick up a t-shirt featuring work by Dave! Miami TAnd if you can’t make it to Miami, you can purchase online the portfolio, It’s right to Draw Their Fur.

Miami Project

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Working in the vernacular of political propaganda posters, Dave Eggers deftly executes grease pencil drawings that feature an ongoing cast of fur-, feather-, and scale-bearing creatures.  What seems like an extraordinary balancing act of good humor and earnest pledges of allegiance, Eggers creates a menagerie that speaks to our very human condition.

Located in the Miami Project Pavilion on NE 34th Street & NE 1st Avenue, Miami Project will bring together the best in contemporary and modern art from sixty-­seven of the country’s top galleries to the heart of the Wynwood design district. Electric Works is thrilled to be a part of this exciting venue.

VIP PREVIEW:                                                                                                           Tuesday, December 2, 2014  5:30 ­ – 10:00 pm
General Fair Hours:                                                                                             Wednesday, December 3, 2014 ­ 10:00am to 7:00pm                                              Thursday, December 4, 2014 ­ 10:00am to 7:00pm                                                       Friday, December 5, 2014 ­ 10:00am ­ 8:00pm                                                           Saturday, December 6, 2014 ­ 10:00am ­ 7:00pm                                                         Sunday, December 7, 2014 ­ 10:00am ­ 6:00pm

Dave Eggers at ArtMRKT

Electric Works presents
Dave Eggers at ArtMRKT
to benefit ScholarMatch
May 15-18, Booth 109, Fort Mason Center

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Working in the vernacular of political propaganda posters, Dave Eggers deftly executes grease pencil drawings that feature an ongoing cast of fur-, feather-, and scale-bearing creatures. What seems like an extraordinary balancing act of good humor and earnest pledges of allegiance, Eggers creates a menagerie that speaks to our very human condition.

Dave Eggers studied painting and art history at the University of Illinois before realizing he probably wasn’t good enough to live as an artist. After college he worked as an illustrator, cartoonist and designer, before again realizing he wasn’t good enough at these things to continue doing them full-time. Subsequently he wrote books and continues to write books. He’s also the founder of McSweeney’s and 826 Valencia.

Proceeds from the sales of drawings go directly toward investing in San Francisco Bay Area students heading off to college. ScholarMatch is a new project of 826 National that matches donors with students needing funds for college tuition. At ScholarMatch students post profiles, and donors can learn about scholars in their community who need assistance. To try to boost the ability of ScholarMatch to meet the need of its many students, Electric Works is helping to sell over 40 new drawings by Eggers. With tuitions rising everywhere, there are about 100 students profiled on the ScholarMatch website who need funds for college.

To learn more about ScholarMatch

To view Eggers drawings

Visit Electric Works at Booth 109, ArtMRKT, Fort Mason

Day of Giving

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All proceeds from the sale of Dave Eggers’ drawings will go to ScholarMatch, a 501(c)3 which connects under-resourced students with resources, schools, and donors to make college possible. We have just listed over 50 new drawings on our site—click here to view.

Walls full? Not ready for an art purchase? You can still help send a low-income student to college and follow your student’s educational journey by donating to ScholarMatch here: https://scholarmatch.org/donate/

In short, we are pleased to work with Dave, pleased to work with ScholarMatch—they do really important work that directly helps our neighbors and community members.

Drawings can be purchased by emailing Noah Lang, noah@sfelectricworks.com
and may be viewed here.

ArtPadSF

Electric Works is pleased to be featuring in our gallery/room for ArtPadSF at the Phoenix Hotel the work of Robert Minervini and Dave Eggers. Elaine Buckholtz will be creating an on-site light installation. 

Robert Minervini will be addressing the kind of subject matter that is alluded to in his previous utopian and dystopian cityscapes, landscapes, and floral still life paintings—namely, the ecological impact of humanity on the landscape. His new paintings and drawings of floral still lifes, literal and metaphorical quotations from traditional European vanitas paintings have been recontextualized in contemporary environments. The flora and fauna depicted in these works are currently listed as endangered wildlife in California. These present day memento mori directly reference the traditional form and function of European vanitas paintings—which acted as symbolic reminders of the inevitability of death—by depicting local wildlife that is in the process of extinction. His presence at ArtPadSF will be an extension of his show After Glow: As the Wick Burns that is in our gallery, May 10- June 29. 
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Dave Eggers will present animal portraits with text- china marker on paper with words that express what the animal might be thinking. Working in the vernacular of political propaganda posters, these deftly executed drawings feature an ongoing cast of fur-, feather-, and scale-bearing creatures. What seems like an extraordinary balancing act of good humor and earnest pledges of allegiance, Eggers creates a menagerie that speaks to our very human condition.

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Elaine Buckholtz will be creating a lavender light installation onto the swimming pool in the center courtyard of the hotel and she will be changing out all the lights on the landings of each room to a soft pink. Buckholtz explores light as an ephemeral phenomenon and uses it to unmask hidden aspects of architectural forms in relation to painting. She uses visual and temporal repetition to explore the intersection of space, image, movement, and light. Her fascination with light has a long history. Buckholtz will use her background in lighting and theater design to generate her own luminous theater at the Phoenix Hotel.

Counting the Days

For your holiday shopping –
at Electric Works we are counting the days with special items from our store, including such collectibles as the Ian Huebert literary map and the
Part of a Complete Breakfast print by Jason Jägel.

Just around the corner from the store our gallery is featuring Stella Luminosa. Stop by and meet Stella and the Luminosa family: Dave Eggers, Matt Furie, Ian Huebert, Jason Jägel, Keegan McHargue, Clare Rojas, and Gina Tuzzi.

We give thanks!

Electric Works will be closed on Thursday. It’s our special day to give thanks…not just for the obvious, like food, but for the multitude of blessings that we have received this year.

On the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving, the gallery will be open by appointment. Please call 415 225 6624 and we’ll be happy to greet you at the gallery.

Please stay tuned for a set of holiday-only releases from Electric Works, including releases by Dave Eggers and Jason Jägel. And don’t forget about our December Group Show, “Stella Luminosa.” Exhibiting artists include: Dave Eggers, Matt Furie, Ian Huebert, Jason Jägel, Keegan McHargue, Clare Rojas, and Gina Tuzzi. The exhibition opens Friday, December 3, 6-8 PM.

And for more fun, please join us for a holiday release party for the Believer Magazine Art Issue on Thursday, December 9, 7:30- 9:30 PM.

Happy Holidays.

Stella Luminosa

Electric Works presents
Stella Luminosa
December 3 – December 24, 2010
Artist Reception: Friday, December 3, 6-8 PM

Electric Works is pleased to put some sparkle in the season with Stella Luminosa, a group show featuring Dave Eggers, Matt Furie, Ian Huebert, Jason Jägel, Keegan McHargue, Clare Rojas, and Gina Tuzzi. For the month of December the gallery will be populated by characters and landscapes that are both strangely familiar and familiarly strange. The works are distinguished by graphic mark making that evoke at once a childlike enhancement along with adult intrigue and sophistication. Gallery artist Jason Jägel will be taking over the Project Space filling it with an exuberant installation of recent paintings.

Believer Magazine Art Issue
Release Party: Thursday, December 9, 7:30- 9:30 PM

In conjunction with Stella Luminosa, we will be featuring many artists who make an appearance in the Believer magazine’s 2010 Art Issue. We welcome them to the gallery and look forward to their contributions. On December 9th, from 7:30 – 9:30 PM, we will be hosting a release party of this special issue of the Believer, featuring many esteemed guests, including a musical performance by Peggy Honeywell a.k.a. Clare Rojas, interviewed by Natasha Boas in the issue. Photographer Michael Light, interviewed by Lawrence Weschler in the issue, will give a presentation on his new work of aerial photographs of Los Angeles.