It only seems as if every storefront in the Mission is becoming a trendy restaurant as gentle waves of VC and IPO money continue to lap upon our shores. In fact a new art gallery has arrived, too, Gallery Carte Blanche. Originally featuring mostly international photographers, their new show presents local photographs by some great local photographers.

Come see new work by Great Recession documentarian Kirk Crippens, the deadpan vernacular of Alan W. George, Esmeralda Ruiz's contemplative landscapes (above), new images from Presidio portraitist Charity Vargas and intriguing portraits by Winni Wintermeyer. Then you can walk down the street and get an overpriced cupcake.

Gallery Carte Blanche
Open everyday 11am-7pm, except Tuesdays
973 Valencia Street at 21st, San Francisco
November 30 - January 23
Opening Reception: Friday, November 30th, 6pm to 9pm

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