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Three Art Exhibits to See Before Year End

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Reflectafast, 2013, Acrylic on Canvas, 64" x 92"

After a holiday hiatus, most art galleries will kick of the New Year with a new exhibit. Stop by these three shows before it's too late.    

Damon SouleQuintessence, at Mirus Gallery

Damon Soule’s work is complex, otherworldy. His psychedelic style incorporates bright colors, geometric patterns and abstract forms that immediately engage the viewer’s imagination.

Quintessence runs through December 28th at Mirus Gallery, 540 Howard Street, San Francisco.

Ferris Plock, W.A. Knight, Acrylic on Panel

Ferris PlockUnrest, at Shooting Gallery

In this solo exhibition, Ferris Plock draws inspiration from neighborhoods in his native city of San Francisco. The 20 or so new character portraits feature images of knights with armor and flags that reference the city’s NOPA. Yet Polk’s work has an exotic flair. His technique of applying acrylic, gouache and gold leaf on panel is heavily influenced by Japanese woodblocks of the Edo period, from 1603 to 1867 in Japan’s history.

Unrest runs through January 4th at Shooting Gallery, 886 Geary Street, San Francisco.

Ron English, Marilyn with Mickeys #61, Acrylic on Canvas, 2005, 36" x 22"

Multiple ArtistsThe Varnish Vault, at Varnish Fine Art

There’s something for everyone at The Varnish Vault. This exhibit features a range of mixed media works from the late sculptor Stanislav Szukalski to the contemporary pop icon painter Ron English in collaboration with Warhol’s screen printer Alexander Henrici. Other featured artists include local artist Nicomi Nix Turner, social surrealist painter Chris Mars, and bronze sculptor and film industry character designer Jose Ismael Fernandez.  

The Varnish Vault runs through January 4th at Varnish Vault, 6 Jessie Street, #C120, San Francisco.