"The City We Love" Locals Show at 941 Geary
For 941 Geary founder Justin Giarla and graffiti artist APEX, it's all about the present. The two have co-curated "The City We Love," a large-scale group show of Bay Area artists at Giarla's cutting-edge Tenderloin gallery. The exhibit of new work by local artists highlights graffiti and street art culture from the likes of Chad Hasegawa, David Ball, Chor Boogie, John Felix Arnold, and more. “I just felt that it was time to focus on doing a show with just San Francisco artists," says Giarla. "There’s a stronger community in San Francisco than people realize. The artists that we work with are here because they love it."
941 Geary's clean, expansive gallery space in the middle of the gritty Tenderloin has always served as the perfect environment for instigating dialogue about street art, so this show couldn't be more fitting. "We’re getting some locals together to see just what’s happening here in our streets, right now. It just seemed like something we needed to do,” says APEX. Consider this your chance to get involved in the conversation.
"The City We Love" runs from Sat. 8/13 – Sat. 9/3 at 941 Geary, 941 Geary St., 941geary.com. An opening reception takes place Sat. 8/13 from 6-9 p.m.
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