Domingo A. Robledo
Stored somewhere, in an old shoebox, there's a pile of old photographs that retain some random sliver of our lives. For Manny Fabregas—the next artist to take on the new Hyde Street Gallery this month—these lost and forgotten images seem to hold something beyond his imagination, something that merits a closer look. The arbitrary images that might seem worthless in a digital age are the very snapshots of people and things that he values most as source inspiration. Fabregas paints in traditional form of oil on canvas, but his works vary in social concept and format.
Oh, dear. The tragic and heartfelt lyrics of Whites Lies and Friendly Fires finally reached our San Francisco shores from across the pond —on the same ticket—and it was a fair sonic jolt to the heart. The two acts, now on a straight run for Coachella, managed to give us all they had. And there was enough to spare (with a much-anticipated after hours DJ set which went down at Paradise Lounge right after the show).