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941 Geary Goes Carnie for Its Opening Reception This Weekend

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