April 4th to 28th, 2014 Featuring the art of Anthony Holdsworth For the past year, Anthony Holdsworth has been chronicling the Mission District. These paintings represent a fusion of his Californian urban landscapes with his ongoing paintings of Latin America and Italy. His intention has been to channel the unique energy of this community even as it evaporates under the heat of gentrification. He hopes that this exhibition will contribute to the ongoing dialogue about the future of our city. " I am not opposed to a certain level of gentrification, but, in the Mission, the Latino community is losing critical mass. It is reaching a point where it will not have the resources to offer a unique window on the rich and varied cultures of Latin America nor act as an incubator for creative artists who, by choice or by necessity, live on the margins of mainstream society." He dedicates his exhibition to the memory of his friend and neighbor, the late, great underground cartoonist Spain Rodriguez. Artist Receptions: Sunday, April 4th, 7-9pm and Friday, April 18th, 7-9pm with new paintings and a poetry reading by Alejandro Murguia of his new work in progress "Mission Noir."
Second Thursdays: Voz Sin Tinta - Poetry Reading Series The event is FREE and everyone is welcome to witness art as energy. Each reading will be curated with no foreknowledge of how any one performance will unfold. Like ink blots spread on the page in unexpected ways, weʼll make somethings out of nothings, imprint the air with our voices, inhale interruptions, and crosshatch separate lines. Voz Sin Tinta Curated by Jose Hector Cadena and Marguerite Muñoz Sponsored by San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguía and Alley Cat Books
May 1st to 30th, 2014 Featuring the art of David Crookand Paul Smith David Crook is an artist and astrologer from San Francisco. He received both his BFA and MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, and is passionately involved with the work of a professional astrologer. Artists Reception: Saturday, May 10th, 6-9pm.
Alley Cat Gallery 3036 24th Street San Francisco, CA 94110 415-824-1761 Mon-Sat 10am-9pm Sun 10am-8pm