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Documenting David: Wojnarowicz: F**k You F*ggot F**ker

Documenting David: Wojnarowicz: F**k You F*ggot F**ker

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Apr 20, 2021

"When I contracted AIDS, I contracted a diseased society as well," is the opening quote from the new searing documentary about the late David Wojnarowicz, a scathing iconoclastic artist, cultural critic, writer, musician, photographer, and filmmaker.

Homing's In April 9-16, 2021

Homing's In April 9-16, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 8, 2021

Spring has quite sprung and many arts, nightlife and community organizers and producers have emerged from their Zoom caves. Chirp, chirp.

Dutch Crunch: 'Immersive Van Gogh' arrives

Dutch Crunch: 'Immersive Van Gogh' arrives

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Mar 23, 2021

The sensation of being completely surrounded by animated highlights of Vincent Van Gogh's oeuvre while buffeted by a thunderously amplified soundtrack is great fun and sometimes even a bit uplifting, if not overpowering.

Spirited disruption: Celebrating 150 years of the SF Art Institute

Spirited disruption: Celebrating 150 years of the SF Art Institute

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Mar 16, 2021

San Francisco Art Institute will celebrate its 150th birthday with an extensive exhibition of a diverse array of alumni, and a particular focus on Black, indigenous people of color and LGBTQ+ artists, both online and at their Chestnut St. campus.

Two photo books offer new and historic views on LGBT people

Two photo books offer new and historic views on LGBT people

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Feb 28, 2021

Two photo books, one new, the other re-issued decades after first being published, show stark differences, and similarities, in the depiction of their subjects.

Slow Streets Noe Art Mart

Slow Streets Noe Art Mart

  • Feb 17, 2021

Slow Streets Noe Art Mart kicked off on Sunday, Feb. 14, with artists, craftspeople and others showcasing and selling prints, clothing and more. The free event, on Noe St. at Market, will be held weekly through June. photos by Steven Underhill

Arts upate: 'Hope' awards, arts opportunities & residencies

Arts upate: 'Hope' awards, arts opportunities & residencies

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Feb 13, 2021

Artists and organizations are struggling, but some new local and national opportunities are helping out with awards, residencies and art submission opportunities.

Creatives in Place shares stories of endurance

Creatives in Place shares stories of endurance

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jan 29, 2021

How are Bay Area artists enduring the pandemic? Find out through Creatives in Place, a new visual and listening project featuring 22 Bay Area artists.

'New Queer Photography' book focuses on the marginalized

'New Queer Photography' book focuses on the marginalized

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jan 6, 2021

Published in November 2020,a new photography book from Berkeley-based Gingko Press shares the work of dozens of photographers, each carving out a vibrant niche in portraiture of LGBTQ lives.

Justin Hall's Pride comics mark final Art on Market Street poster series

Justin Hall's Pride comics mark final Art on Market Street poster series

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Dec 27, 2020

Award-winning gay comic artist Justin Hall's new works visualizing the roots of various LGBTQ historical moments mark the fourth and final artist in SF Art Commission's series of poster reproductions displayed on bus stops along downtown Market St.

Firestarter: Mike Curato's 'Flamer,' a searing intense portrait

Firestarter: Mike Curato's 'Flamer,' a searing intense portrait

  • by Jim Piechota
  • Dec 22, 2020

Mike Curato, an award-winning author and talented artist, has produced a young adult graphic novel about a young man on the verge, and it's a searing, intensive portrait that stays with the reader long after the book is finished.

TDOR observed with outdoor SF art display

TDOR observed with outdoor SF art display

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Nov 20, 2020

The Haight Street Arts Center has unveiled an art display commissioned by Forward Together to acknowledge Trans Day of Resilience and people can view the outdoor gallery exhibit beginning Friday, November 20.

Art for/by the People: galleries and museums, re-opened and/or online

Art for/by the People: galleries and museums, re-opened and/or online

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Oct 25, 2020

As health safety precautions remain in effect, some large museums have reopened under careful guidelines, while others, including smaller galleries, showcase beautiful and thought-provoking works online.

BAYlies project to showcase LGBT and POC cartoonists

BAYlies project to showcase LGBT and POC cartoonists

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Oct 3, 2020

A new comics anthology hopes to showcase the work of Bay Area People of Color and LGBTQ artists in a fundraiser for its first issue. Titled The BAYlies, the project will include both established and rising illustrators.