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Park Life is proud to present S W I R L, an exhibit of new paintings by Serena Mitnik-Miller.

Park Life Gallery

3049 22nd st. (at Shotwell)

SF CA 94110

  Serena Mitnik-Miller is an artist and designer working in California. She splits her time between San Francisco and Los Angeles, combining her days painting, designing, collecting and collaborating with her local artisan community. Serena’s paintings are created by hand using watercolor pigment on paper.

Each painting strikes a balance between layers of color, repetitive lines and the integral qualities of all the materials she employs. This body of work focuses on the interplay between contours

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We are excited to announce the opening of First Last, a group show featuring alumni from the Rhode Island School of Design. Curated by Heather Phillips. Opening Reception Friday, June 27, 7-10pm. details to follow.
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Last week to see this great show! View the works here. Our current exhibit features work by Jacob Magraw-Mickelson and Rachell Sumpter. The show, titled Home Again Home Again runs thru June 22nd. Jacob Magraw will be showing embroidery pieces on cloth along with painted, gouache works on paper.  His paintings are vibrant slices of memory, the subject of which are left up to the viewer. Figures rarely appear, but their presence is everywhere.  Tools, monuments, and shelters litter the paper.  Each piece is drawn first in pencil to work out form and perspective then colored in.  The paintings are small and ...
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BUY ONE HERE   We are excited to announce that we will be hosting a reception for Todd Hido at Park Life (22nd and Shotwell) where he will be signing copies of his and very limited edition B-Sides Box set titled 'Silver Meadows' published by Nazraeli Press. BUY ONE HERE Park Life II 3049 22nd st (at Shotwell) 415.757.0107 Inquiries at info@parklifestore.com
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Friday April 18th - May 18th, 2014. Hilary Pecis Crash Park Life Gallery April 18 – May 18th, 2014. Opening Reception Friday April 18th 6-9.   Park Life Gallery is proud to present Crash, a new series of collages from Hilary Pecis. For Crash Hilary Pecis presents a series of collages composed of large scale photos of high profile NASCSAR crash scenes that were cut up and reassembled in order to present a reinterpretation of the events. The reference scenes are familiar and widely circulated in digital form, and were chosen for their spectacular formal qualities.  Pecis provides enough information for ...
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See images and details of the work on our Gallery Page. The show is up though April 13th.
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It was a great time. Special thanks to Luca Antonucci (and Colpa Press) and Tucker Nichols, Dave Kasparzak, Ferris Plock, Kelly Tunstall and Francesco Deiana for contributing their time and effort for the limited edition print give away. They went fast.
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Please join us this Friday evening for our Grand Opening Reception. We are working with several artists to produce limited edition prints that we will be giving away while they last...including Tucker Nichols, Luca Antonucci, Dave Kasparzak, and more. There will also be Drinks and Snacks. Friday March 21st. 6-9 pm Park Life II 3049 22nd st (at Shotwell).  
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Link When Jamie Alexander and Derek Song opened the first Park Life store on Clement Street nearly a decade ago, they knew they were taking a risk by moving into a neighborhood better known for its cheap eats than its appetite for left-field art and design. The boutique flourished in the Inner Richmond, ushering in like-minded retail spaces such as the clothing retailer Seedstore and eco gift shop Foggy Notion. Now the Park Life partners are hoping to repeat the formula with their second outlet of the same name, which opened this month at the corner of 22nd and Shotwell ...
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Folding the Blanket of Time March 14th - April 13th, 2014 Opening Reception Friday March 14th 6-9pm.   Folding the Blanket of Time is a three-person show of San Francisco artists Sarah Hotchkiss, Courtney Johnson and Maysha Mohamedi. One day Courtney told Maysha and Sarah a story about folding blankets after childhood sleepovers, chanting the phrase “folding the blanket of life” with her friend. Sarah misheard this phrase as “folding the blanket of time,” loved it and refused to hear anything different. Courtney and Maysha decided not to correct her. With the misheard phrase as a ...
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Open 12-7 Weekdays. 11-7 Sat. 11-6 Sun. Closed Tuesdays. We will be throwing and Opening Party on Fri March 21 from 6-9pm. drinks and snacks. We will also be giving away new prints by a select group of artists. details to follow.
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Image in the Object Artists Include: Angel Jo, Daren Wilson, Peter McBride, Andrew Kontrabecki. Opening Reception Friday Feb 21st. 6-9pm. There is beauty in functional pottery in its potential to contain. A cup of tea, a homemade meal, a flower gathered from a walk all transform the object to take on a new image and role. With function, the object becomes a collaboration full of meaning, sometimes beyond the imagination and intent of the creator.   Image in the Object showcases the work of four artists in the bay area who use ceramics as a tool for creative usability. Each body of work has ...
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Louis Schmidt- Cy Twombly Death’s Head. Through Feb 16th.   See images of the works HERE    
Info: FOG Design+Art, San Francisco's premier modernism fair. Presented in collaboration with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, this new fair will feature important 20th-century and contemporary design dealers from across the country and beyond as well as a selection of leading modern and contemporary art galleries. Furniture, fine art, and design objects representing design movements from the last century to today will be presented in a dynamic layout designed to complement the exhibitor offerings. LINK
Beginning in December we will once again be doubling our floor space for the Holidays..and this year we’ve stocked the store with more merchandise than ever before. In addition to the normal inventory of art and design related products we will be stocking: - New, Select Book Titles: cooking, design, typography, art, etc. - New Bags and Packs by Topo Designs. - New Design Goods and Editions from MAKR, Areaware, Grey Area Editions, The Thing Quarterly, Polite UK, Third Drawer Down. - New Tee Designs by Tucker Nichols. - New ...
Gallery Shows for 2014 January -- Louis Schmidt -- February -- Group Ceramics Show -- March -- Courntey Johnson, Sarah Hotchkiss, and Maysha Mohamedi -- April -- Hilary Pecis -- May -- Jacob McGraw and Rachael Sumpter -- June -- RISD Group show -- August -- Andrew Paynter -- September -- Serena Mitnik-Miller -- October -- Ian Johnson -- November -- TBA -- December -- No show (Holiday Retail)
order HERE David Shrigley, Politicians Make Me Sick Skate Deck.  Exclusively for Park Life 7 ply skate deck. 4 color silk screen bottom image, Natural wood finish on top. Dimensions - 33" x 8". Limited Edition of 150. In stock now.
Saturday November 30. 4-6pm. Details to follow. Book signing, talking, eating, wrastling, etc.. the BOOK details to come..
Thursday, November 21st marks the Third Annual Clementime Microhood. We love the community and feel of the Inner Richmond neighborhood and can't wait to return! The Bold Italic and Google Local, in partnership with Park Life, are excited to bring you an evening of fun on Clement Street between 3rd and 7th Avenues. Enjoy offerings from these amazing businesses: Park Life offers refreshments in the form of drinks and snacks. They are also raffling off an original art piece by a
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Tees available HERE. Limited Edition Skate Decks available soon..
These won't last long. Order one HERE Available in store on Sept 22. Issue 20, by visual artist Tauba Auerbach, takes the form of a 24-hour wall clock. Auerbach is known for creating work about language and logic through a variety of media. Her training as a traditional sign painter often informs her text-based work. For this issue, the artist designed the clock face and its 24 numerals. The clock’s mechanism runs from midnight to midnight, meaning the hands circle the clock once every 24 ...

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Top 5 Photo Bookstores—San Francisco and Los Angeles

Article By Darius Himes Arcana Opened by Lee Kaplan in 1987 and
newly located in the historic Helms Bakery district, Arcana: Books on the Arts is a fixture of the Los Angeles scene. Photography is a specialty at the store, but the shelves contain far more, including rare and collectible titles on modern and contemporary art, design, architecture, cinema, music, and fashion. Long a favorite of Hollywood insiders (John Waters can regularly be seen flitting through the stacks), Arcana’s selection is unparalleled and the staff is knowledgeable ...
Opening Reception May 31, 7 - 10pm. Park Life Gallery

Kristina Lewis Solo Show at Park Life Gallery. May 24 - June 23.

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Park Life is offering a new suite of editions by artist Tauba Auerbach.  Email Info@parklifestore.com for ordering info.

More info here

Tauba has produced a series of 6 Etchings (Color Softground) with Paulson Bott Press in Berkeley that will be available for shipping as soon in June.

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Get your VIP pass HERE. We will Exhibiting new work from Tauba Auerbach, Christopher Baird, Anthony Discenza, Francesco Deiana, and others.

Potboiler, new paintings by Christopher Lux.

April 19th through May 19th.

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We are excited to be hosting an event for David Shrigley at Park Life in May for the release of The Thing Quarterly issue 19. More info here. The event will take place from 5;30-7;30 on May 10th. David Shrigley will be in the Bay Area courtesy of Headlands Center for the Arts were he will be in residency this Spring.
We've curated a show at Ever Gold Gallery. Sadie Barnette. "COMPOSED AND PERFORMED" Sadie Barnette February 16th - March 15th Co-Organized by Ever Gold Gallery and Jamie Alexander of Park Life, San Francisco. Opening Reception: Saturday, February 16th, 6-10pm Ever Gold Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new work from Sadie Barnette. “Composed and Performed” brings together sculpture, installation, and photography to support the at-once boldly minimal yet complex language of Barnette’s work, within which she constructs a visual language system out of sub-culture codes and west coast vernacular, economic ...
Park Life participated in Printed Matter's LA Artbook Fair. It was great.
at MOCA's Geffen Center..Hosted by Printed Matter, NY. more details to follow...
Evening Suite, 2012. Giclee Print on Archival Paper. Edition of 25.  11x17inches. LINK$80.
The Holiday Season is here and starting in December, Park Life will be doubling its retail floor space and doubling the inventory of merchandise. We will also be extending our hours and opening at 11 am everyday. Here are our expanded hours for the Holidays: - Monday through Thursday 11AM to 8 PM - Friday through Sunday 10 AM until 9 PM (Sunday til 7 PM) For online shoppers we are offering free shipping for orders over $75. (domestic orders only)

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Park Life is teaming up with The Bold Italic to once again participate in the Clementime Street Night Shopping Event. There will be booze, snacks, a raffle to win original art, free gift wrapping, events for kids, music, etc.. Block Party basically. Thursday Night December 6th from 6pm to whenevers.
We double the size of our retail store for the Holidays per usual. That means twice as much merchandise for your holiday consumption. Gifts, Art, Tees, Books, Editions, Design Objects, Toys, Stationary, Prints, Tech Stuff, etc... We will also be hosting a Headlands Center for the Arts Pop up shop at Park Life. Artists designed Merchandise that includes apperal, objects home-wares, gifts, etc..
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Park Life Gallery, San Francisco. Ian Johnson Straight Ahead November 2 through November 31, 2012 Opening Reception: Friday November 2nd, 2012 7-10pm Park Life Gallery is proud to announce Straight Ahead, an exhibit of new paintings and drawings by Ian Johnson. Ian Johnson returns to Park Life Gallery with a new body of work that builds on his well known style and visual language while achieving new heights in color, abstraction and composition. His subject matter continues to be informed by his connection to Jazz music ...
Oct 13th - Oct 23rd Opening Party, Saturday October 13th, from 5pm - 9pm LA/SF based clothing brand, Farm Tactics will be setting up shop in Park Life's gallery space. Come check out F/T's new season along with custom pieces made specially for this event. Check out this interview with F/T's lead creative Kyle Ng View the facebook invite
Including New books from Chris Johanson, Jason Polan, Nieves, Barry Mcgee, and More. ANd New stuff arriving every day...
See the works on our Gallery Page

Some images here via Artbusiness.com

Park Life is proud to present What Have You., an exhibit of new paintings from Evah Fan.

August 31 – Sept. 30, 2012.

Opening Reception Friday August 31, 7-10pm.

Fan's delicate gouache paintings are narrative, poetical and minimalistic and sometimes puzzling. Her sparse and colorful compositions contain elements of nonsense, mystery, and whimsy. Fan tackles mundane objects and figures in negative planes throwing in elements of parody and irony that address a certain naïve humor. Her subject matter often mines historical details from Victorian and Egyptian eras.
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Thanks everyone for coming out to Park Life for the Andrew Schoultz party. And thanks to BrEaKaRtS for a couple great sets. Most important thanks to Andrew Schoultz for everything.
Come by this week and see the show it will be up until Wednesday.

Coverage from Artbusiness

Coverage from ArrestedMotion
(photo courtesy of Alan Bamberger, 2012)

Book Signing!
Art Exhibit!
Special Music Performance from BrEaKaRtS!

7 - 10 PM Friday August 24th.
We've produced a silkscreen print based on this drawing by Tucker Nichols.
It's a Two-color Silk Screen Print on Heavy stock archival paper.
Approx. 19x19inches.
Stamped Tucker Nichols on the reverse. Open Edition.
We will be selling them framed ($80) and unframed ($30).
They are available for preorder now.
Quick update regarding the web store. Due to an update to our server the shopping portion of the site was down last week. Apologies. But good news we are back and running as usual. If you find any other errors or problems placing orders please let us know at info@parklifestore.com. Thanks -Park Life
Incase Introduces Limited Edition Collection with Artist Clare Rojas.

SAN FRANCISCO – August 6, 2012 – As a painter, illustrator, writer and musician, Clare Rojas has thoughtfully woven an intricate multimedia world. Incase is proud to introduce a capsule collection with the San Francisco-based artist who has infused a fresh and feminine perspective to signature Incase bags and cases with her colorful animal characters and abstract patterns created just for the collection.
Rojas’ visual artistry encompasses a broad spectrum from modern abstract to delicately detailed figures. Stark backgrounds emphasize carefully rendered geometric patterns, a part of what Rojas calls her current exploration ...
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We're putting together an Andrew Schoultz book signing and art show that will also feature live music..Last Weekend in August. Stay Tuned for more info.

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Park Life has produced 3 new editions with artists Tucker Nichols, Chris Ballantyne and Andrew Schoultz that are available exclusively through Park Life. (Images Below) Please email or call  or go to the shop link (415.386.7275) Park Life for more information or to place an order.

Chris Ballanytne, Untitled (3 Buildings), 2012. 18x24in. Silk Screen Print. Ed. of 30. $225

Tucker Nichols, Untitled (Map), 2012. 16x22in. Silk Screen. Ed. of 20. $350

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Park Life Gallery
May 12 - June 10, 2012
Opening Reception Saturday, May 12. 7-10 pm

Historical works by:
Chris Burden
Paul Kos
Tom Marioni

Contemporary Works by:
Mauricio Ancalmo
Guy Overfelt
Josh Short

Curated by:
Andrew McClintock


The Park Life Gallery exhibition, “(Invisible) Relic,” curated by Andrew McClintock, examines works by two generations of California Conceptual Artists working with performative actions and re-appropriated objects in a variety of mediums including video, photographic, audio, sculpture and performance.
On November 19, 1971 at F Space in Los Angeles, a young Chris Burden stands in the middle of a white walled gallery. ...

We will be exhibiting new editions and original works by artists Andrew Schoultz, Chris Ballantyne, Tucker Nichols, Tauba Auerbach, Francesco Deiana, Ian Johnson, Orion Shepard, Anzfer Farms, Barry McGee and others..

Stop by the store for some free passes.

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artMRKT San Francisco, the Bay Area’s premier contemporary and modern art fair will feature 70 highly reputable galleries from around the globe, bringing some of the world’s most intriguing artists and galleries to San Francisco. In showcasing historically important work alongside relevant contemporary

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"Holz" is the German word for wood or timber. "Holz" is used for building, and as the opening line of the Bauhaus Manifesto reads, "The ultimate aim of all creative activity is building!" (Walter Gropius).
Anzfer Farms exhibition "Holz" draws inspiration from the art and design history of the Bauhaus and De Stijl movements. Parklife Gallery will become a unified work, a house of construction.
Anzfer Farms was founded in 2009 by Jonathan Anzalone and Joseph Ferriso in rural Port Costa, CA and a year later moving to the Outer Richmond district of SF to
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Saturday March 3. 8pm. Free show. All ages.  Come. Live performance by Mattson 2. Park Life 220 Clement st. SF CA 94118
Follow this Link -  Artbusiness. Thanks to Alan Bamberger.
More Light A Two-person show of new works Francesco Deiana and Lafe Harley Eaves opens Friday February 24th, 2012. SEE WORKS HERE Opening Reception from 7-10pm. Show runs though March 25th, 2012....
We've been waiting over 3 years for this book to get published and it's finally here! Ryan McGinley, You And I, Twin Palms Publishers, 2011. Ryan McGinley's first retrospective monograph. For this beautifully realized volume the artist has selected the best photographs from his first decade of work. The first edition is sure to become one of McGinley's most collectable books. BUY HERE 9 x 12 Inches 90 Four-color Plates 196 Pages First Edition Casebound / HardBack $75.00 Twin Palms Publishers
We just received the Shipment of Andrew Schoultz's new Book, Up In The Air, which was published by Park Life.

It's a really great Hard Cover Little book covering his work of the last couple years.

Get one here

Andrew Schoultz

Up In The Air

64 pages, 5.5" x 8"

Debossed Hard Cover

Edition Size - 2000

2011

$22

Park Life/Paper Museum Press

The Holiday Season is here again and starting in December Park Life will be doubling its retail floor space

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Starting Friday November 25th we will be opening at 11am everyday ..extended Holiday hours. And starting the the Week of November 28th we will be using the Gallery Space for Retail ..doubling our space devoted to merchandise. More updates to follow...
Install shot. Images of works and other information available here. Look for an interview with Courtney on KQED's Gallery Walk feature later this week.

Park Life presents

See You Next Tuesday

New Paintings by Courtney Johnson

November 4 – November 27, 2011

Opening Reception

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Sep 30 - Oct 30

by Christopher Reiger

Landscape art represents the cultural, political, and spiritual aspirations of a particular group of people. Because humans are nostalgically inclined and landscapes are forever in flux, people may often find it challenging to appreciate the vistas before them, instead preferring to wax sentimental about the past or to anticipate a gilded future. Michelle Fleck’s paintings, however, don’t offer viewers such pastoral panoramas. Instead of arcadia, Fleck foregrounds overfilled dumpsters, stripped billboards, and construction

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To commemorate Andrew Schoultz's SFMOMA Show Park Life is releasing a new edition that will be available in two weeks. Now Available.  Order Here. info@parklifestore.com

Park Life presents

Somewhere

New Paintings by Michelle Fleck

Opening Reception Friday September 30, 2011

Show runs September 30 to October 30, 2011

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Please join us tonite at Paulson Bott Press in Berkeley for our opening reception of the Park Life temporary Pop-Up shop. There will be booze, music, food (Vik's Chaat House is catering). There will be shopping. See the new Tauba Auerbach Prints too. A taste: (Images courtesy of Dan Carlson.)
For Immediate release

Park Life (San Francisco) is happy to announce we will be forming a temporary Pop-Up Store in Berkeley at Paulson Bott Press. Park Life will be curating the Store and Gallery in the Paulson Bott Warehouse space in West Berkeley. We will be featuring a special selection of merchandise that will include Books, Design Objects, Editions, Artist Tees, Limited Edition Prints, Original Art and more. We will be debuting new works and editions from artist that include Tauba Auerbach, Andrew Schoultz, Tucker Nichols, Clare Rojas, and many more.

Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, September 9th

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Thanks to our friend Andrew Paynter...
Park Life Presents

Unlimited Shelf Life

New works by Thomas Wold

Opening Reception Thursday August 18th, 2011 6-9pm

Runs through September 15th, 2011

Thomas Wold is a furniture designer and builder who creates sculptural furnishings that have been described as being “pushed to their functional and conceptual limits.” His process combines new and recycled material and seamlessly mashes up references from various decorative movements, architecture, graphic design and painting/illustration to form new hybrid furniture. Composed like paintings, the creations layer unlikely elements to form flowing and surprising arrangements that teeter on the edge of workability. Wold likens his design process to creating music with electronic

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Join us on Saturday, July 30th for Our Second ever Summer Book Sale. Featured titles will be 50-75% off the retail price. One Day only. Starts at 11AM.
Please join us for the opening Reception Friday July 8th 7-10pm. Last Time It Was Gray

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Last Time It Was Gray A two-person show featuring the work of Sadie Barnette & Ian Johnson Opening reception: Friday July 8th, 6-10pm Show runs July 8th to August 14th, 2011 Park Life Gallery 220 Clement St SF CA 94118 415.386.7275 www.parklifestore.com Park Life is proud to present Last Time It Was Gray, a two-person exhibit featuring the work of Sadie Barnette & Ian Johnson. Bay Area artists Sadie Barnette and Ian Johnson come together to exhibit a new body of work featuring their respective styles; figurative elements that they inextricably link to their own versions of ...
We had a great time this weekend at ArtPadSF @ the Phoenix Hotel. Was definitely a successful event for us and telling from the crowd that filled the place each day I think overall for most everybody else involved too.

Some highlights from the weekend: Being next to Ever Gold Gallery..those boys party and Mark Mulroney's work is hilarious..seeing Neil Young (twice!), Steven Wolfe's window display, Michael Rosenthal Gallery's Tattoo Machine, our awesome staff: Marina, Dan and Amy, Saigon Sandwiches all day long, frequent Hank appearances, the always empty VIP

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ArtPadSF is a provocative new 21st century boutique art fair that focuses on emerging and contemporary art from the Bay Area and beyond. San Francisco’s world-renowned museums, galleries, arts institutions, and artists create a vibrant and visionary community of increasing international art prominence, and an ideal locale for the debut of ArtPadSF.

Recognizing the need for an independent art fair to further engage and create new audiences for Bay Area arts, Chip Conley, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Joie De Vivre Hotels, along with

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Park Life Gallery is pleased to present Metric: a two-person art show featuring the work of Dana Hemenway and Anthony Ryan. Metric: Dana Hemenway & Anthony Ryan May 20 – June 26, 2011 Opening reception: May 20, 6-9pm Curated by Jessica Brier Not unlike the way two old friends can finish each other’s sentences, Metric brings together the work of two artists who each pick up and extend the ideas and concerns of the other. Dana Hemenway and Anthony Ryan, both emerging Bay Area artists with outstanding technical skill, share formal and material concerns that effectively push forward the dialogue around fine art, design and craft. The work ...
go here to see the works from our current show
Park Life is proud to present Living Room, a group show curated by Joey Piziali and Vanessa Blaikie of Romer Young Gallery (formerly Ping Pong Gallery).

The exhibit opens Friday, April 8th, 2011. Opening reception 7-10pm

Artists:

Deric Carner

Amanda Curreri

Liam Everett

Pablo Guardiola

Cliff Hengst

Scott Hewicker

James Sterling Pitt

Susan O’Malley

Josh Pieper

Josh Podoll

Lucy Pullen

Gwenael Rattke

Erik Scollon

Chad Stayrook

Kirk Stoller

Dan Tierney

Alex Zecca

Park Life is proud to present Living Room, a group show curated by Joey Piziali and Vanessa Blaikie of Romer Young Gallery (formerly Ping Pong Gallery). The exhibit opens Friday, April 8th, 2011. Opening reception 7-9pm Artists: Deric Carner Amanda Curreri Liam Everett Pablo Guardiola Cliff Hengst Scott Hewicker James Sterling Pitt Susan O'Malley Josh Pieper Josh Podoll Lucy Pullen Gwenael Rattke Erik Scollon Chad Stayrook Kirk Stoller Dan Tierney Alex Zecca About the show; Borrowing the words of Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, who recently curated an exhibition at Romer Young Gallery, Living Room is an exhibition that stumbles into 'broken lines ...
The show comes down March 27th.
Thanks everyone it was a great night that lasted in to the wee hours driven by the Thomas Campbell late night DJ Dance Party. Photos court...
Please join us for the final performance for Space Cake Featuring Thomas Campbell and Kyle Field. The Mattson 2 will be performing Louis Andriessen's Worker's Union and Tommy Guerrero, Monte Vallier performing a double-bass freakout. (8-10pm).
Space Cake featuring the work of Thomas Campbell and Kyle Field. go here
Please join us for another installment of Space Cake featuring the work of Thomas Campbell and Kyle Field...This Thurs is the release of Black Grass, the new record from Little Wings. Live performance. 7-10pm Thurs night.
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Schedule of Performances for the Month of Feb and March:
These:
Feb. 17th --  Little wings, Rustangs, Range of light Wilderness - covers night
Feb. 24th -- Mumlers variety show and Tomorrow's Tulips.
March 3rd --  Little Wings Record Release Party for "Black Grass" plus
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Park Life Gallery presents Bitches Brew, new works from Kelly Tunstall, Marci Washington, Aiyana Udesen, Hellen Jo and Rebecca Ebeling. Opening Reception Friday January 14th, 2011. There will also be special peformance from the Wax Idols. More Details to follow.
The Holiday Season is here again and we’re once again doubling our retail space for the month of December. That means twice the amount of Park Life goods as usual. We’ve stocked the store with more of everything including design and art books, design objects, tees, art, prints,stationary, home-wares, cameras, watches, gifts and everything in between. Our Holiday hours are also in effect starting in December... opening earlier and staying open later. Also, please join us on Friday December 17th from 6-9 pm for a Clement St. Holiday Shopping night. We’ll be offering 10% discount on all purchases. ...
Just catching our breath after a crazy weekend at the Printed Mattter's NY Artbook Fair at PS1. Huge success all around. Tons of people. We'll post more images in a few days. (image of the Park Life space courtesy of Austin Mcmanaman) ..and special thanks to everyone who pitched in and made our NY trip  something to remember..Paul Wackers, Chris Ballantyne, Tucker Nichols, Tauba Auerbach, Sadie Barnette, Louis Schmidt, Marcus Lin, Marina Luz, Austin Macmanus, our SF peeps; John Hershend, Breezy and Needles and Pens, and especially Dan Carlson without whom we couldnt ...
We'll be exhibiting at this year's NY Art Book Fair at PS1. We'll be offering Editions, Books, Prints and Original Works from artists including: Shaun Odell, Chris ballantyne, Tucker Nichols, Tauba Auerbach, Barry Mcgee, Clare Rojas, Chris Johanson, Leslie Shows, Keegan McHargue, Andrew Schoultz, Dave Shubert, Simon Evans, Margaret Kilgallen, Paul Wackers, Orion Shepard, David Shrigley and more.. Come by and say hi. Park Life's space is on the first floor right around the corner from Printed Matter's space.
Park Life Gallery Presents Unnatural Plans A two-person show of new paintings October 22 through November 28, 2010 Opening Reception Friday, October 22, 2010. 7 – 10PM Unnatural Plans, an exhibition of new paintings from Masako Miki and Steven Lopez, is an exploration of the artist’s cultural identities and the influence that communities play in shaping these identities and the resulting narratives that define their work. These narratives manifest in paintings where intricate patterns and contradicting spatial elements such as flatness and illusion suggest a disoriented context, where dichotomy becomes integrated with visual reality. The ...
ART PUBLISHING NOW SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA October 9 & 10, 2010 Two-days of events dedicated to the investigation and showcasing of art publishing practices in the Bay Area. It includes a day of presentations and critical discussions, an after party, an art publishers fair, library and web archive. LOCATION Southern Exposure 3030 20th Street San Francisco, CA 94110 www.soex.org SCHEDULE SUMMIT - Saturday, October 9, 2010, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm AFTER PARTY - Saturday, October 9, 2010, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm ART PUBLISHERS FAIR - Sunday, October 10, 2010, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm All events are FREE and open to the public. Registration is advised for the Summit. REGISTER HERE Organized by ...
Passport 2010, on Sunday, October 10 from noon - 4 PM is presented by the SFAC Gallery is an affordable do-it-yourself art collecting experience. This annual public art event takes participants on a neighborhood stroll to collect artist-designed “passport stamps” in a special booklet that, once complete, becomes a limited-edition art book with original work by some of the Bay Area’s finest artists, both established and emerging. Passport 2010 Participating Artists: Timothy Cummings, Richard Diebenkorn (courtesy of the estate), Jamaica Dyer, Ana Teresa Fernandez, Suzanne Husky, Jason Jägel, Ruth Laskey, Paul Madonna, Nigel Poor, Ricardo Richey, Lordy Rodriguez, Jovi Schnell, Travis ...
Shaun O'Dell Book Release Party Thursday, September 30, 6 - 8PM Learn more Park Life Gallery, 220 Clement Street, San Francisco Published by Park Life and Headlands Center for the Arts. Design by Boon Design. Book preview: Read an excerpt from Shaun's interview with curator Tara McDowell Shaun O'Dell (Tournesol Awardee '09-'10) presents a new artist's book as the culminating project of his Tournesol residency. O'Dell is 7th artist to receive the prestigious award, which provides a Bay Area painter with a year-long residency at Headlands and a cash prize. The ...
We're very excited to have a presence at this year's at PS1. Hosted by Printed Matter. More details soon.
Strange and Constant New works by Evan Nesbit and Marissa Textor. July 23 through August 30, 2010 Opening Reception Friday July 23, 2010. 7pm to 10pm Evan Nesbit’s paintings and sculpture can be viewed has highly abstract representations of his very real connections to the Sierra Nevada foothills where he grew up. From the counter-culture refuge to the mystique of the gold country, Victorian architecture, and seclusion inducing landscape, this environment largely shaped his notion of identity aside from the pure affects of cultural spectatorship. Marissa Textor, a California based artist, makes photorealistic, graphite ...

this is the book I have written for you

A text-themed group show

Park Life Gallery, San Francisco

June 11, 2010 through July 18, 2010

Opening Reception Friday, June 11th 2010. 7 – 10 pm.

This exhibition will showcase work by emerging and established artists who deal with semiotics and whose use of type and language is a reoccurring part of their artistic vernacular. The work in this exhibition will both conceptually driven, purely abstract, or may use type expressionistically.

The Artists:

Stephanie Brooks Dana Dart Mclean Michael Dumontier Karen Flatow Neil Farber Ed Fella Tom Friel Jeff Gabel Jason Jagel Steve Lambert Bob

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Park Life Gallery presents

Habitat

A group show featuring the artwork of Charlie Callahan, Jeff Canham, David Muller, Jeff Manson, and Serena Mitnik-Miller.

Opening Reception Friday, May 7, 2010

May 7 - June 6, 2010

Habitat displays residue collected, constructed, remembered and imagined by five artists whose lifestyles weave carefully chosen elements conceptualized in an idealistic environment. Through painting, drawing, and sculpture the work seeks to join imagined landscapes with details of day-to-day neighborhood living and the allure of the natural world.

The Artists:

Charlie Callahan's infatuation is with the global diversity

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Ian Johnson

"Of The Living Sky"

Opening Reception: Friday April 2nd, 7-10pm

April 2nd - May 1st

Park Life is pleased to announce the opening of Ian Johnson's newest exhibition of drawings and paintings titled, Of The Living Sky. This show will feature works on paper and wood panel. The show will run from April 2nd – May 1st.

The notable aspect of jazz comes from musician's ability to improvise within an established framework. Ian Johnson's art on the same subject is no different. His well-practiced work combines realistic and highly

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Park Life has partnered with the Royal Art Lodge to produce a limited edition tee. Soon available for purchase in our shop.
Clare Rojas has published a series of prints (Seven different Aquatint Etchings) with Paulson Press that are available at Park Life. We are taking preorders now and the prints will be ready in late April. Please contact jamie@parklifestore.com for more information..images and pricing.

A few of them are up now in our shop: HERE

Pictured is Boundry Lines, 2009. Color aquatint, spitbite aquatint & sugarlift etching 43 ½” x 35” Edition of 40

Images from the Opening of Bro Palace at Park Life that featured a set by the best band in SF, Thee Oh Sees. See more images HERE and HERE. Thanks again everyone who came out.
Tauba Auerbach: Chaos

FORMAT: Hardback, 9 x 11.75 in. / 64 pgs / 60 color. Cloth Cover.

PUBLISHER: Deitch Projects

PUBLICATION DATE: 2/28/2010

First Edition

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Bro Palace

Skinner Porous Walker Jay Howell Deth P Sun Ferris Plock Opening Reception: Friday February 26th, 7-10pm February 26th - March 29th Now for something completely different... Bro Palace is the title of our upcoming art show featuring the work of Skinner, Porous Walker, Jay Howell, Deth P Sun and Ferris Plock. Although their work is mostly rooted in illustration, each artist has a very distinct and instantly recognizable style. From psychedelic mash-ups to ink drawings to sculpture this show promises to tickle the artistic fancy of a wide viewing audience. To further add a touch of mayhem, the SF based band ...

"Frontier"

Opening Reception - Friday Jan. 22nd.  7-10 pm

Park Life is pleased to announce our inaugural show for the New Year, featuring the work of Mary Iverson. The show will consist of smaller mixed media pieces on

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Once again we've expanded our retail operation for the month of December and doubled our floor space and retail inventory for your shopping pleasure. This means literally (figuratively) acres of new products: books, multiples, design objects, gifts, jewelry, prints, original art, kids stuff, tees, limited editions, etc.

We also will have expanded hours for the Holidays:

- Monday through Thursday 11AM to 8 PM

- Friday through Sunday 10 AM until 9 PM (Sunday til 7 PM)

For domestic online orders over $75 we are offering free shipping.

Park Life is hosting a book release event on November 19, 2009, 6-8pm for this new Mcsweeney's title:

More Things Like This

By the Editors of McSweeney's Foreword by Michael Kimmelman Introduction by Dave Eggers Illustrated by Tucker Nichols More Things Like This -- Curated by the editors of McSweeney's, this unconventional book explores the intersection of text, humor, and illustration in art created by cartoonists, writers, musicians, and fine artists. A refreshing mixture of high, low, and sideways, the selection features nearly 300 images from dozens of contributors, including David Shrigley, Kurt Vonnegut, Leonard Cohen, Chris Johnson, David Mamet, Raymond Pettibon, Henry ...

Park Life presents HYPERSPACES, a group exhibition of new works

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Chris Ballantyne, Mark Mulroney, and Andrew Schoultz

PARK LIFE 220 Clement Street, September 4–October 11

In this exhibition, a trio of artists express their sensitivities to ecological and social disasters in solo wall murals and collaborative paintings—all offering fantastical, critical views of American landscapes colorfully ...
And thanks to everyone who came out for the opening!
Park Life Gallery is proud to present a collaborative exhibition by Andrew Schoultz, Chris Ballantyne and Mark Mulroney. The artists will be working together on a site-specific mural in the gallery and will also be presenting smaller, collaborative works on panel. This show represents a unique opportunity for Park Life to showcase three renowned artists for a collaborative project in a gallery setting. Schoultz, Ballantyne and Mulroney are three painters who have made significant contributions to Bay Area arts and whose influence is widespread. Though these painter’s styles diverge greatly, they are linked by ...
Park Life Gallery is proud to present.. You Are So Balanced; I Don't Want to Complicate Things." New works by Christopher Russell Chris Russell’s paintings explore his perception of and connection with the natural world and his interests in a spirituality that is connected to the cycles of nature, an infinitely complex yet entirely tangible world. He examines alternative outdoor lifestyles that appropriate ideas from indigenous cultures and infuse them with an emerging consciousness of ecology. While struggling to embrace a tradition of nature-based spirituality, he recognizes the incongruity of ...

Alexis MacKenzie

"Never Be Sad"

Opening Reception - Friday June 26th, 7pm - 10pm June 26th - July 27th Park Life is pleased to announce our next art exhibition featuring the work of Alexis Anne Mackenzie. This show marks Mackenzie's first solo exhibition at Park Life and will feature all new work. Alexis Mackenzie's dreamlike collages intertwine the style of early 1900's Dadaist Max Ernst with a strong botanical element to create strangely powerful scenarios. Benign elements such as flowers, human and animal figures, and other assorted Victoriana graft together symbiotically in tableaux which seem to deal simultaneously with

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Park Life and Hallway Projects Present: MUNDANE SHIFT SHAPE PLACEMENT Friday May 22nd, 7-10pm Please join us for our next art exhibition, Mundane Shift Shape Placement, featuring the work of Chris Corales, Andrea Myers, Matthew Rich, Brion Nuda Rosch, and Liz Walsh. Curated by Hallway Projects, this exhibition continues its stated aim of collaborating with both artists and participants in a series of exhibits, happenings, and exchanges. - A complete list of words in alphabetical order; Arranged Assemblage Boundaries Chance Collage Color Contradictions Cutting Form Formal Geometry Installation Light Material Medium Method Mundane Monumental ...
Attention Southern California art enthusiasts , Brendan Monroe will be signing copies of his newly released book at Richard Heller Gallery located in Santa Monica. We will also have copies of the Limited Edition Book (edition of 55) available for purchase. Please contact us for more info regarding the signing or to reserve a special edition.

Reception - Saturday, May 23rd, 1 pm to 4 pm

Richard Heller Gallery 2525 MICHIGAN AVE, B-5A SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA 90404 310-453-9191 hellergallery@verizon.net

Eli Geiser and Kelly Lynn Jones

Opening Reception - Friday April 17th

7pm - 10pm

Park Life is pleased to announce a two person exhibition featuring the work of Kelly Lynn Jones and Eli Geiser. Opening reception will be held on Friday April 17th. Both artists will be in attendance.

Language is defined as a body of words and the systems for their use common to a people who are of the same

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Move:18 - Listen with Your Ears and Eyes Wide Open, This Time Curated by Rich Jacobs This art show promises to bring the viewer a little closer to that sound in their own head that won't stop going, even when it is quiet, wait - is it ever really quiet? The show is an attempt by curator Rich Jacobs, to bring a lot of different influences together, and show people that are open to it, that sound, noise and even music can all be neighbors. They don't have to get along, but they can be next to one another, ...
Please join us for a Brendan Monroe Book Signing and Reception at Park Life on Thursday March 12, 2009. The special Limited Edition Book (edition of 50) will be available to purchase. Brendan will also have original works of art available for sale. 7pm. Please contact us for more info or to reserve a special edition.
Please visit our Future shows page to see what Park Life Gallery has lined up for 2009. We are very excited about the line-up of artists for the year that includes Andrew Schoultz, Sean McFarland, Chris Ballantyne, Paul Wackers, Mark Mulroney and many more...
Opening Reception - Weds Feb. 25th.
7pm - 10pm Park Life and Noise Pop are proud to present our third annual group show featuring original fine art created by members of the music community. This year's show features an eclectic line up of musicians that make art.  Confirmed thus far: Alissa Anderson, Joseph Arthur, Bianca Casady (CocoRosie), Harrison Haynes (Les Savy Fav), Jesse Michaels (Operation Ivy), Nate Manny (Murder City Devils), Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo) , Sara Sanger ...
Drawing Club - Paintings and Drawings by 7 CCA Graduates Opens Friday, January 23, 2009 Bryson Gill Chi Birmingham Casey Watson Isaac Lin Jay Nelson Kyle Mock Peter Scherrer Rachel Kaye Park Life's first show of 2009, Drawing Club, presents a group of artists that met and formed a tight-knit community while studying at California College of Arts and Crafts, now California College of the Arts (CCA). The year was 2004, San Francisco, California. In the Mission District on Sunday mornings, Bryson Gill, Chi Birmingham, Casey Watson, Isaac Lin, Jay Nelson, Kyle Mock, Peter Scherrer and Rachel ...
Park Life December 2008 Update We've expanded our retail space again this December and included a wall of new artists multiples and prints. Look for new multiples, prints and original works by Jason Jagel, Alexis Mackenzie, Zachary Rossman, Marina Luz, Paul Wackers (current Tournesol Award Winner), Ian Johnson, Tucker Nichols and a lot more. ------------- New Projects We are excited ...
Beginning December 1 Park Life is doubling its retail space. We are also extending our store hours.. We'll be open 10 am to 9 pm Fri/sat..11 am to 8 pm the other days.
DISREPAIR Opening Friday September 19th 7pm - 10pm On September 19th, Park Life will host Zachary Rossman's first solo show titled, Disrepair.
Park Life is pleased to announce the opening of Ian Johnson's new show titled Other Rooms/Other Songs. Jazz greats are again the focus of Johnson's sensitively rendered, subtly nuanced figure drawings set against his distinctive backdrops of vibrant, graphically abstract color arrangements.
Opening Reception

Friday, July 18, 2008

7pm.

Park Life is pleased to announce a new exhibition of paintings by Holly Williams and Justin Gabbard.

This show represents some interesting differences from our past program. Although Holly and Justin's work are linked to past shows through the commonality of a narrative mode, their work differs in style and theme. Rather than representing ideas through well defined symbols, actions and characters, Holly and Justin use banal everyday images to convey their ideas.

Saturday June 28, 2008 @ 7pm

This show represents some interesting differences from our past program. Although Holly and Justin's work are linked to past shows through the commonality of a narrative mode, their work differs in style and theme. Rather than representing ideas through well defined symbols, actions and characters, Holly and Justin use banal everyday images to convey their ideas.
Matthew Palladino Opening Reception - Friday 13th, 7pm - 10pm June 13th - July 13th Matthew Palladino's paintings allude to influences by early Mission School artists; colorful, flat, almost folky. From there his work diverges. His subject matter is raw, sexual, and violent; inspired by current media events and the rough edges of society. His shockingly honest portraits of American life expose all-too-real events in his ongoing narrative that tie his ...

We’ve opened a new Gallery space in the Mission. Our current show is S W I R L, new paintings by Serena Mitnik-Miller.  Sept 5.- Oct 5, 2014.  3049 22nd st. at Shotwell. Hours- Wed – Sat 12-6. View works online.

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Store Updates:

New T-Shirt releases – Park Life x Chris Johanson, Tucker Nichols, and Jason Jagel, Ian Johnson – in stock now. Our New Park Life Hats are in Stock now! Order Wool or 5-Panel. New Chris Johanson Zine in stock. Taking orders on our new David Shigley Edition Skate deck. We now stock Topo Design and ALITE Bags and Packs. We  have a few of the new Tauba Auerbach Editions available still.  New Todd Hido Edition Box Set available here.

Gallery Updates:

Please note that our Gallery show are at our new space..  3049 22nd st @ Shotwell.

Please check the Gallery Page for upcoming list of shows

Current show: Serena Mitnik-Miller solo show, S W I R L,   Sept 5. – Oct 5th.

Upcoming Show: Ian Johnson Stars That Shine Darkly -  opens Fri Oct 17 and runs through Nov. 9.

Past Show: RISD Alumni Group show. June 27th – July 27th.

Visit our shop for new items from artists Barry McGee, Tauba Auerbach, Chris Johanson, Todd Hido, Dash Snow, Marcel Dzama, Chris Ballantyne, Paul Wackers, Thomas Campbell, Margaret Kilgallen, Clare Rojas, Tucker Nichols, David Shrigley, Matthew Palladino, Ryan McGinley,  Jessica Hische, Barry McGee, Raymond Pettibon, Andrew Schoultz, Anthony Discenza, Todd Hido and many more..

Our online store has a small sampling of the products we carry. Please visit the San Francisco store to see everything we stock.

Please visit our Gallery Page and sift through our past shows to see available art works. We also maintain a large back room inventory and flat file of works that are not listed on the site. Feel free to make an appointment and drop by the store.

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Publishing update:
We are currently working on a new monographs for artists Ian Johnson and Chris Ballantyne.