This weekend's must see art shows will be filled with laughter and tears. Sylvan House, a San Francisco oasis for filthy comedians, will be taking on an exciting artistic venture & a long time SF based artist will be saying goodbye to his city in a farewell retrospective at Heron Arts.
If you're like me and haven't been to Sylvan House, you're missing out. This space houses some of San Francisco's local comedic talent with a no-fucks-given vibe. Sylvan House is putting on an art/comedy night called "Cool News" curated by a member of the household, Connor Marshall. Also known as "The Kid," Connor moved from Denver where his pseudonym "Dr Fart" earned him recognition as Denver's best street artist in 2014. His work features quotes from some of his favorite philosophers replete with hearts, love, butts and/or farts. This group of artists bring comedy to their visual work, and why not? Where would art be if it always took itself so seriously?
This Friday starting at 9pm 427 4th Ave, San Francisco, California 94118
Saturday night, a man who's artistic roots have been based in San Francisco, for the past twelve years, will be putting on a Farewell Show. Hit with an eviction notice, after more than a decade, Spencer Keeton Cunningham is wrapping up his whirlwind relationship with this city at Heron Arts. I met Spencer at The ROA art show at 941 Geary in 2012 and since then have heard tales of his adventures and dedication to art. I have never met anyone more dedicated to making than Spencer. His show will also include works by Erlin Geffard, aka Kid Krayola, Daisey Ortiz, and their son Daylin Geffard. The four not only lived together for the majority of the lease but Spencer considers them a part of him. Spencer's work is a treat to experience, referencing a time were art making was simpler, childhood.
Go and check it out this Saturday 7-10p 7 Heron St, San Francisco, California 94103