From street art to fine art, here are five upcoming exhibits you just can't miss.
The new Axylum Gallery in Oakland opened its doors only two short months ago with the mission of showcasing the East Bay's up-and-coming illustrators, photographers, artists, and everything in between. So far, the incubator space has hosted two exhibits, including works from illustrator Nam MacNguyen, photographer Charity Cardiasmenos, and graffiti artist PRIDE. Next month, the gallery will host an Art Social, its third installment, on July 10 at 6pm. Stop by to meet some of the freshest faces of the East Bay art world. // 3071D International Blvd., Oakland, theaxylum.com
Located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, the Hashimoto Contemporary gallery is a hub for large-scale interactive art, and the space never fails to impress the legion of fans who flock to Sutter Street every month. Currently, Hashimoto is hosting John Wentz' Imprints. A reflection on process and abstraction, Wentz’s latest series of paintings pokes holes in the structure of the classic portrait by exploring a visual breakdown of information. The show is on display until June 27, so make sure to swing on by. // 804 Sutter Street, SF, hashimotocontemporary.com
High atop Russian Hill, Christian Daniels Gallery is revered as the foremost contemporary realism gallery in the city. The elegant gallery hosts only a select number of painters who have truly mastered their technique. Now showing, Urban Landscapes is a joint show of five different artists exposing the many views of day-to-day SF. The show will be up until July 25, in case you want to make it part of your day. // 950 Leavenworth Street, SF, christiandanielsgallery.com
With locations in both SF and New York, Paul Thiebaud is one to reckon with. Hosting regular talents such as David Fertig and Stephen Coyle, this gallery knows the best of the best. Showing June 16, Recent Paintings by Eileen David explores the artist's painting process, while showcasing everything SF, from the city streets to beautiful acrylic skylines. // 645 Chestnut St., SF, paulthiebaudgallery.com
The McLoughlin Gallery will be debuting their collective show, Moving Images, on June 18, at 6pm. The McLoughlin showcases art that speaks to social, mental, and physical issues regarding technology and the modern world. In Moving Images, the intersection of tech and art is explored through pieces that incorporate social and interactive media. // 49 Geary Street, Suite 200, SF, mgart.com