Gallery Crawl spotlights art that doesn't hang on gallery walls. Some
great shots of stencil art, as well as other forms of street art, here
in San Francisco.
Note: The two stencil murals featured in this video are not by
Scott Williams. Got that one wrong on both accounts (Scott's stencils
are in the second one, along with Claude Moller, Stephen Lambert, Josh
MacPhee, and others). The first stencil mural is by Claude Moller, Josh
MacPhee, along with myself. You can see part of Scott's amazing mural
while they're featuring Clarion Alley works.
Update: Hi Russell: Sarah Skikne passed on the email (below)
regarding the misinformation in our Streets of San Francisco Gallery
Crawl episode. Sorry it took so long for me to correct the error -- I
was out of town due to a death in the family. Anyhow, I have corrected
the video and that new version is online now, reflecting the artists
you mentioned in your email.
From KQED's Web site:
After two years of shooting exhibitions in various Bay Area galleries,
Gallery Crawl goes outdoors to highlight art that just cannot be
contained. From large public sculptures to the smallest sticker, art
can be found in just about every nook and cranny of the city.
A San Francisco Arts Commissioner as well as an artist and a professor
at the San Francisco Art Institute, Przyblyski explains the process of
how larger works like Claes Oldenburg & Coosje van Bruggen's
"Cupid's Span" and Richard Serra's "Ballast" get commissioned. She also
discusses how smaller things -- like stenciled phrases on the sidewalk
and crochet covers on abandoned bike locks -- position the urban
landscape as a communal meeting place where creative expression exists
in both "permissioned" and "non-permissioned" forms.
While this episode is by no means comprehensive, we hope it will
provide a small taste of what's out on the street (sometimes
literally). Is it art? Is it vandalism? Is it beautiful? Is it visual
clutter? These are questions we don't even attempt to answer, but its
presence -- in myriad forms -- makes urban living that much more