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Street Artist Jesse Hazelip to Speak at SFMOMA Artists Gallery This Saturday

If you've passed by the SFMOMA's Garage street-level windows on Natoma and Minna lately, you've probably noticed a pretty scary looking bird installation staring out at you. The piece's got impact, and it's by prolific street artist Jesse Hazelip, who is also currently showing at 941 Geary (the newest gallery from Justin Giarla of White Walls and Shooting Gallery) through August 24. The heron, who's sporting a machine gun as a head, is a commentary on both capitalism and greed as it relates to the BP oil spill.

Urban Legends, Fantasy Landscapes: First Thursday Openings To Catch

Brace yourself for summer in the city. Because urban life, as filtered through some very personal lens, appears to be theme emerging at this month's First Thursday shows.

“Dream Portal”
Welcome to their fantasy. Organic landscaping gives way to fabulist abstractions at this collaboration between Paul Kalcic and Jellystone. Opening June 3, 7-10 p.m. Kokoro Studio, 682 Geary St., SF. kokorostudio.tumblr.com

A First Thursday Guide: What's Worth Seeing

It’s a First Thursday kind of week -- and though everything in the SF arts world goes into hibernation around this time of year, there are still a few shows worth checking out.

“American Pastiche: Choose Your Own Adventure”
Jose Arenas and Phillip Hua look at relationship between immigration and identity, commerce and the environment, as part of an homage to a children’s book series. Reception Jan. 7, 6-8 p.m. Hang Art, 567 Sutter St., SF. (415) 434-4264.

“Leonor Fini: Une Grand Curiosite”
The Argentine lady surrealist gets her largest North American showing right here. Weinstein Gallery, 301 Geary St., SF. (415) 362-2230.

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