Normally, as a product of all that's good and pure about the future of media, we loathe anything involving paper that isn't an Anna Wintour venture (e.g., Dave Eggers, Derek Powazek's current state of mind, etc.) But one papyrus-y thing we can get behind is when paper used as art that hangs on a wall.
One of San Francisco's most acclaimed (and enjoyable) art galleries, Baer-Ridgway, will unveil a new group exhibition featuring fresh works on paper by over 100 artists. Curated by gallery artist Brion Nuda Rosch, Paper!Awesome! will boast over "300 8.5 x 11 inch brand new works on paper by an incredibly varied group of artists." Works by internationally recognized artists will hang next to new and local artists, each one of them asked to work on the most common canvas, an 8.5 x 11 inch piece of paper.
Participating artists include: Joshua Abelow, Ky Anderson, Joe Biel, Libby Black, Michelle Blade, Ernesto Burgos, Ajit Chauhan, Todd Chilton, Creativity Explored, Chris Duncan, Vic Haven, Jason Jagel, Xylor Jane, Matt Kennedy, Mads Lynnerup, Barry McGee, Julio Morales, Danielle Mysliwiec, Tucker Nichols, Mat O'Brien, Matthew Palladino, Kottie Paloma, James Sterling Pitt, Kyle Ranson, Evelyn Reyes, Matthew Rich, Clare Rojas, Zachary Royer Scholz, Mike Shine, Dean Smith, Deb Sokolow, Chris Sollars, Travis Sommerville, TM Sisters, Paul Wackers, Lindsey White, Eric Yahnker and more.
This Saturday, Baer-Ridgway will have an opening reception for the reams and reams of paper cum art. (The show's online preview begins tomorrow, Wednesday, at 6pm.)
And while they failed to ask SFist for a pretty piece of art scribbled frantically on notebook paper, we totally plan on bringing said pretty piece of art and taping it to the bathroom stall wall. See you all there!
What: Paper!Awesome! opening reception
Where: Baer-Ridgway, 172 Minna (at Third Street)
When: Saturday, Feb. 20
Time: 4pm - 7pm