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DDD @ StART Up Art Fair SF

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Last weekend the Dope girls ventured outside the Mission and took to the Marina's Hotel Del Sol for art, hammocks and grilled cheese at the StART Up Art Fair. The event featured artists and galleries showing diverse works, all displayed in countless hotel rooms. Dope Dope Dope had a table and we had a blast.

Kelly at StART Up

Kelly at StART Up

We were lucky enough to show this goopy piece by Texan, Dan Lam at our table during the event.  bydanlam.com

We were lucky enough to show this goopy piece by Texan, Dan Lam at our table during the event. bydanlam.com

Here are some highlights from the weekend:

Nash Bellows in Room 304:

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Bold and abstract, San Francisco based artist, Nash Bellows makes up her own rules just to break them. Her work is about disorder and chaos and it's hella dope. She does large scale paintings, collage and digital paintings. 

Check her out: nashbellows.com

 

In Bed with John Casey:

John Casey's room was my favorite. He showed paintings, drawings, sculpture and surreal plushies designed specifically for the bed in his hotel room at StART Up. Casey is an Oakland based artist whose work is creepy, comical, textural and graphic. He also gave out the best sticker (on my phone now) and sells the pint glass below on his website. Cheers, John, great room.

We appreciated how the artist took advantage of the bed in the room, it became part of the show and got viewers involved. Autumn and I had to have a quick snuggle.

We appreciated how the artist took advantage of the bed in the room, it became part of the show and got viewers involved. Autumn and I had to have a quick snuggle.

Checkout his website and shop: johncasey.com

Picsart lets you make work on your phone 

OK, so, PicsArt was definitely a sponsor of the event and I'm sure the app was designed by techies ruining our city, but this app is cool. It's cool because not only can you make high quality digital art on your phone, you can see what other people are making all over the world. It's like photoshop for your smartphone and it's free, why not do something creative when you're waiting for your bus? PicsArt makes art more accessible and we think that's dope. Here are some of the pieces they featured at StART Up. 

Guillermo Vazquez / Spain

Guillermo Vazquez / Spain

Jessica Kitowski / Texas

Jessica Kitowski / Texas

Fiona Marten / Germany

Fiona Marten / Germany

Another by German, Fiona Marten. Not shown at the fair, but totally relevant.

Another by German, Fiona Marten. Not shown at the fair, but totally relevant.

A big thank you to StART Up for having us. If we met any of you there, keep an eye out for upcoming events and calls for submissions here on dopedopedope.com or follow us on instagram @dopedopedopeart

-Molly Gilbert