Would you believe that this is one of the best galleries in sanfran? Luggage Store looks like a real "luggage store" from the busy, downtown street - an area of sanfran that reminds me more of ny soho area with tall financial buildings, name brand shopping stores and busy streets that even smelled of urine. The gallery was an excellent surprise and my favorite show in the city.
Once opening the door, a graffiti covered stairway leads you up towards the "white light".
The show featured: Mark Bradford, Mickalene Thomas, Titus Kaphar and Shinique Smith - a tightly curated show and a nice mix of more established artists and emerging.
Yes, we love those orange dots...Thomas (my favorite too) made out well and was the big seller with works priced at 10K,25K and 7.5K!
Shinique Smith - (check out her sculptures/installations) Her fabric works remind me of mike kelly's stuffed animal creations.
Mickalene Thomas....love, love her work! I just featured her about a month ago and it was great to see the work in person.
I will have more posts on the sanfran art scene to come!