Tuesday, November 30, 2010

GoodBye To 1988- Another Bay Area Gallery Bites The Dust

With a very heavy heart I write this. Gallery 1988 will be closing it's doors for good here in San Francisco. It has shown consistently solid shows here for a number of years, never have I been disappointed by their overall selections and presentation. One of the very few galleries left around here that this can be said about.
Stopped in to see their last show - EWELINA FERRUSO, JEREMIAH KETNER, & YOSUKE UENO and was not disappointed. Ewelina's works (above) have been featured here on Eclectix before and she had a whole wall of very small, detailed incredible little paintings. Picked two of my favorites, below (although they are all favorites!)

And here are a few more picks (below) - by Jeremiah Ketner... These pieces were so much better in person.

And last but never least, two wonderful pieces by Yosuke Ueno ...

Gallery 1988 also has a space in LA which is doing well, they are opening another gallery in Venice after closing the one up here. Why is it LA supports it's artists but not the Bay Area? Come on, all you Nor Cal peeps - support your local galleries and artists before they all move to So Cal!
The final show at 1988 "Sailing Through Shadows" opens on Dec. 4th, it looks to be another great show. So get out and say goodbye, buy some art while you're there - 'tis the season.

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