About

 

Hello.


Welcome to Park Life. We are an independent retail store and art gallery based in San Francisco.  Our goal is simple; to showcase art and design that we find relevant.

Started in 2006 by Jamie Alexander and Derek Song, Park Life is a retail store and separate art gallery.  Located in the Inner Richmond in a turn-of-the-century commercial space formerly housing the famous Busvan furniture store, Park Life store and gallery spans over 1400 sq.ft. of floor space.

The retail space features art and design products culled together from all over the world.  We feature hard to find, limited edition, and unique items that include; books (art, type, design, photography, etc.), modern design objects, prints, paper goods, t-shirts, homewares, jewelry, artist multiples, original art and more.

We also specialize in limited edition artist collaborations. We have worked with dozens of artist over the last 6 years to produce products ranging from books, zines and prints to tees, skate decks, and objects. some of the artists that we have collaborated with include; David Shrigley, Clare Rojas, Tucker Nichols, Jason Polan, Ian Johnson, Sadie Barnette, Chris Ballantyne, Chris Lux, Andrew Schoultz, Evah Fan, Brendan Monroe, Thomas Campbell, Anthony Discenza, Mattew Palladino, Paul Wackers, Tauba Auerbach and many others. Check our store and blog for updates.

Park Life Gallery's ambition is to show the most engaging contemporary art being created today. Park Life Gallery holds 10 exhibits each year. Join our email list to get announcements and opening reception information. Please contact Gallery Director Jamie Alexander for more information.

We also publish books and catalogs under the imprint Paper Museum Press. Titles to date include monographs by artists Andrew Schoultz, Ian Johnson, Shaun Odell and Brendan Monroe. Future projects include books from Chris Ballantyne, Paul Wackers. These titles are distributed by Gingko Press. For more information please visit the Paper Museum Press site.

Jamie Alexander studied design and art history, has been a patron of Bay Area arts for over 15 years and is a board member of The Headlands Center for the Arts.

Derek Song is a history buff and is good at trivia. He wishes he could have lunch with Tibor Kalman.

Thank you for visiting our site. If you have any questions or suggestions please contact either of us directly at info@parklifestore.com.

Derek + Jamie

Park Life Staff: Marina Luz, Mona Palmer, Gina Contreras, Dan Carlson (installation)

Gallery and Design Interns: Will Callan, Angelica Loza, Ana Morris, Mona Palmer, Matt Held, Elana Bowsher



Our new store in the Mission opened on March 1, 2014. 3049 22nd st. at Shotwell. Hours -  Wed thru Sat 12-8 and Sun 11-6.

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Store Updates:

Todd Hido signing at our New Store on Friday June 6. 8pm. New Todd Hido Edition Box Set available here.

New T-Shirt releases – Park Life x Chris Johanson, Tucker Nichols, and Jason Jagel – 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 bags and Packs. We  have a few of the new Tauba Auerbach Editons available still.

Gallery Updates:

Current show: Jacob Magraw Mickelson and Rachell Sumpter. Through June 22nd.

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

Past Show: Hilary Pecis, Crash. Opens Friday, April 18th, 2014. Through May 18th.

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,  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.