We scoped out Justin Giarla's (of White Walls and Shooting Gallery fame) new space, 941 Geary, in July. The gallery, hidden behind a smog check sign on Geary, is a sprawling 3,000 feet, with ambitions to bring internationally-recognized artists to SF and do some seriously large-scale installations. They're definitely delivering on those promises, lining up Glen Freidman and Shepard Fairey for an upcoming show and making a splash this weekend with their opening reception, something Giarla is calling an epic "Art Opera."
941's been closed for weeks now for preparation. The exhibition/"art opera," Flotsam's Wonder World, will feature films, music, a carnival tent, games and over 200 mixed media pieces by artist Mike Shine, whose work is heavily influenced by spooky lost carnivals.
Head out this Saturday from 7-11 to see the new space, Shine's installations and work out any latent issues you may have with the movie 'It.'
Art above: Mephisto by Mike Shine