HVAW presents Quintuple: 5 Artists from the Heart of Hayes Valley
September 17, 2017 – October 25, 2017
About the Gallery & Artists
If you’ve wondered what’s in that brightly painted container at Octavia and Oak, it’s the new NEXUS gallery. With startups populating so much of San Francisco, it’s fitting that the NEXUS gallery popped up in the container at Hayes Valley Art Work’s new location, as part of that organization’s re-startup in the heart of the neighborhood where it began, as a coalition of local artists and neighbors.
NEXUS gallery’s initial show, “Quintuple,” is an exhibit by five local Hayes Valley artists: Barbara Early, Daniel Farnan, Jennifer Maria Harris, Stephen Santamaria, and Earl Speas. The exhibition focuses on five variations on the theme of vision: how we see life and movement; how we see ourselves in relation to others; how we see and learn to interpret nature and the world around us; how we shape our vision through our stories, both those we tell ourselves and those that we learn; and how our vision shapes community and connection. The artists bring their own unique take on vision through painting, drawing, photography, digital print media, printmaking, Chinese ink and color on rice paper, and mixed media.
Hayes Valley Art Works (HVAW) is a community creation space with a goal of providing a space for discussion, participation, teaching, learning and sharing artistic expression for the benefit of the neighborhood. Neighbors are encouraged to join in and help the space evolve and grow into a true neighborhood arts resource. HVAW recently relocated from its former home at Laguna and Oak (Lot O) to its new home on Parcel R, situated on Octavia Boulevard between Oak and Lily Streets.
Location & Hours
“Quintuple” will run September 17th through October 25th. It is open to the public starting Sunday, September 17th from 11-5pm. An artist’s reception will be held Saturday, September 23, from 2-6pm. Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 11 am-5 pm and by appointment. The gallery is housed in a repurposed shipping container, with a brightly colored mural by local artists Daniel Farnan, muralist Jennifer Maria Harris (TallPainter), and Earl Speas, at the corner of Oak Street and Octavia Blvd. For additional information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Artist work shown here by Jennifer Maria Harris
Father and Son Limited edition archival pigment print on Hahnemuhle paper