371 11th St. (2nd floor)
San Francisco, California 94103

There is something about December. Something about the crisp air and something about the warm feelings it conjures up. December becomes that heartbeat we feel while walking down a cold and windy street and makes us feel at home, even while so many are so far from it…
This December 8th the Gray Area Gallery welcomes you into our home to celebrate December and our interpretation on the nostalgia of winter. Curator Catherine Kaleel invites you to gather around the fire and witness the tales of her favorite San Francisco artists. An emphasis on textile and fiber art, embroidery, appliqué, and even stuffed animals will take the stage created by a myriad of urban contemporary mixed media artists. Decoupage, illustration, and installation also provide stark landscapes that mimic what the weather brings to our artists along with the warmth of their winter shelters and fuzzy sweaters.

Katja Ollendorff
A resident artist at Beholder Art she will show her handcrafted minimalist embroidery using mixed media and wires.
Website: www.beholder-art.com

Acrylic painted on wood skateboard decks
Website: www.myspace.com/relax330

Kylea Borges
Showing sugar whipped cocoon installations, mixed media and decoupage art.

Hannah Stouffer
Showing her latex paintings and hand illustrated modern designs with a classic feel.
Website: www.grandarray.com

Steven MacDonald
Just back from touring with the bike film fest in Japan,
Steven works with the medium of embroidery.
Website: www.ramblinworker.com
(Recently featured in Deitch Projects Art Parade 2006.)

Stephanie Choo
Showing her Circle Series made of silk thread, satin, and wax inside shadow boxes.
Check her work out at: www.stephaniechoo.com

Scott Barry
Works in a wide variety of mediums and will feature a winter “shrine” installation.
Website: www.birdstand.com

Manuel "Gonzo" Gonzales
Shows his one of a kind stuffed animals of imaginary creatures with most sculptures including stereo speakers. He will also include 2-D textile paintings.
Website: www.straightstitchco.com

Visual Projection by Chris Golden
Taking a break from some of San Francisco’s hottest nightclubs, Golden will be projecting specific shapes and color onto a painted screen.

At 9pm Black William will be performing live with “sound you can
feel” as accompaniment to opening.

Performance by: Kid606 http://www.tigerbeat6.com
Djs: OonceOonce, PeePlay, and PickPocket will keep everyone moving.

As always the Gray Area studios will be open for viewing new work from the GAG Artists in Residence: Bradley Platz (www.ModernEden.com), Michael Ryan (www.MichaelRyanArt.com), Sarah Loomis, and Elizabeth Kleene.

Gray Area Gallery is a burgeoning urban contemporary art gallery and Artist in Residence program launched on November 4th, 2006 by the founders of the Hear Gallery LA. Each curator at GAG has license to completely transform the 2,000 square foot space each month, creating a entirely new experience for the urban art collector and aficionado to savor upon return. After a smash inaugural opening, Gray Area Gallery warmly invites you to their winter opening.

“Sugar Sugar”
Opening reception: December 8th, 2006
Art Reception 6PM –10PM
Music and After party 10PM – Late
21+ at 10pm

371 11th St. @ Harrison
2nd floor above Bowzer’s Pizzeria
San Francisco, CA 94103

Closing reception: January 14, 2007

Official Website: http://www.myspace.com/grayareagallery

Added by grayarea on November 21, 2006