September 24 – November 05, 2011
After being displaced from our former location due to a transportation project, Varnish Fine Art reopens with an official relaunch group show of paintings and drawings at Varnish’s new location 16 Jessie Street @ One Ecker Place in downtown San Francisco.
Relaunch Part I marks the reopening of Varnish Fine Art at its spanking new space in San Francisco, CA, only a stones throw from the old digs. The gallery “sets sail” on Saturday September 24th with its most exciting group show of two-dimensional artwork yet.
For an event of this magnitude, the gallery is relaunching with two group exhibitions, Relaunch Parts I and II. As the first exhibition at the new gallery space, Part I features reunited artists plus artists who’ve recently come aboard to create paintings and drawings for this event. Relaunch Part II follows on its heels with a group show of sculpture in a variety of media.
The 21 artists in the show include internationally-known artists represented by Varnish such as Chris Mars, Jennybird Alcantara, and Chuck Sperry as well as infamous guest artists Robert Williams–the big Daddy of Pop Surrealism–and Laurie Lipton, charcoal on paper artist of the highest caliber.
An opening reception that is also a gallery reopening event deserves champagne. For the opening reception, many of the artists will be in attendance, and will experience the new gallery space for the first time along with Varnish’s illustrious clients and friends. In addition, the artist Dylan Sisson has prepared a special interactive piece to commemorate the party in the form of a “Monster photo-booth.”