Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Ed Hardy: Visionary Subversive coming this October

Ed Hardy: Visionary Subversive
Original works presented by Varnish Fine Art
at The Midway

Show Dates: October 5 to November 2, 2015
Artist Reception: Thursday October 297-11pm
Closing Party: Monday November 27-11pm

Contact us to be added to the preview list: q@varnishfineart.com or (415)433-4400

Ed Hardy: Visionary Subversive is a major exhibition of original art by one of the world’s most well-known culture icons.
Co-curated by Hardy’s assistant Trevor Ewald and presented by Varnish Fine Art at The Midway in San Francisco, this month-long art show includes Ed Hardy’s self-described “Automatic”, “Crazy Animal”, “Eyecon” and “Rose of No Man’s Land” paintings alongside the debut of his porcelain “PaƱos” inspired by jailhouse handkerchief art. With a half-century of fierce dedication as an artist, art historian and writer, Hardy seamlessly fuses disparate artistic elements to his own personal history, telling the story of his life in art.
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A Southern California native born in 1945, in 1967 Hardy completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute. In 2000, that school awarded him an honorary doctorate degree.

He began tattooing in 1966 and developed the fine art potential of the medium with emphasis on its Asian heritage, frequently studying and working in Japan. Hardy no longer tattoos but focuses on painting, printmaking, and porcelain. With his son Douglas, he still operates the San Francisco studio Tattoo City.

Hardy has curated several exhibitions in museum and nonprofit spaces as well as showing his own works. Since 1982 he and his wife, Francesca Passalacqua, have written and published over thirty books on alternative art under their Hardy Marks imprint. In 2003 his vintage tattoo designs became the basis of a successful international lifestyle brand, Ed Hardy. He and his wife divide their time between San Francisco and Honolulu.

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Oddities at the Midway Extended through August

Oddities Show Extended through August 28th
Curated in Part by Varnish Fine Art
On View at The Midway Gallery
Stop by The Midway to see their grand opening exhibition Oddities. We're pleased to present works by Henry Lewis, Ransom & Mitchell, Lango Oliveira and Nixomi Nix Turner for the inaugural exhibition of this exciting new creative space in the Dogpatch of San Francisco.

Beginning on Monday, The Midway will have regular gallery hours
Mondays through Fridays from 11am to 3pm.
Let us know when you plan to visit so that we can meet you there!

Venue Address:
The Midway SF
900 Marin Street
San Francisco, CA 94124
Cross Street: Illinois Street
Best Muni Transportation: Take the KT-Ingleside/Third Street Muni to Marin Street

Meet us at our office by appointment for all other inquiries:
Varnish Fine Art
16 Jessie Street, #C120
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415)433-4400


The Midway Show Info




16 Jessie Street, #C120, San Francisco, CA 94105 (415)433-4400
                       

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Gallery Hours at The Midway for the Final Days of "Oddities"

See the Show Before the final date July 26th!

The Midway Gallery Grand Opening Show: Oddities
Curated in Part by Varnish Fine Art



WHAT: THE MIDWAY GALLERY grand opening exhibition
WHEN: Gallery Hours Mondays to Thursdays 11am-3pm or by appointment
WHERE: The Midway SF 900 Marin Street, San Francisco, California 94124


We are very pleased to present a special collection of artwork at The Midway for their grand opening exhibition. Works by Henry Lewis, Ransom & Mitchell, Lango Oliveira and Nicomi Nix Turner are displayed alongside works by many artists from around the country including Liz McGrath and outdoor murals by John Casey and Mike Shine. Stop by The Midway gallery to see this fabulous inaugural show within an exciting new creative space in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco. If you can't make it in person, view the artwork presented by Varnish Fine Art on our website exhibition page for the show, or contact us for more information.


Meet us at our office by appointment:
Varnish Fine Art
16 Jessie Street, #C120
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415)433-4400


Curated by Varnish at the Midway







16 Jessie Street, #C120, San Francisco, CA 94105 (415)433-4400
                       

Monday, June 29, 2015

Special Art Reception at the Midway Thursday July 9th

The Midway Gallery Grand Opening Show: Oddities
Curated in Part by Varnish Fine Art
Special Reception: Thursday July 9, 6pm to 10pm



WHAT: THE MIDWAY GALLERY Special Reception
WHEN: Thursday July 9th, 6pm - 10pm
WHERE: The Midway SF 900 Marin Street, San Francisco, California 94124

The Midway opened its doors on May 29th to two thousand guests excited to see this new Creative Complex in SF’s burgeoning Dogpatch neighborhood. Guests enjoyed a sneak peek into the music and performing arts space, 3D audio workshop, teaching kitchen and screening room and 9-studio artist in residency program. On July 9th we invite you back to celebrate a more intimate gathering focused on the exhibition Oddities.
Please come enjoy a specialty cocktail, some conversation and a lot of wonderful artwork.

We are pleased to present a special collection of artwork at The Midway for their grand opening exhibition. Works by Henry Lewis, Ransom & Mitchell, Lango Oliveira and Nicomi Nix Turner are displayed alongside works by many artists from around the country including Liz McGrath and outdoor murals by John Casey and Mike Shine. It is our honor to present five of Ransom & Mitchell's framed Rough & Ready Sideshow prints, three paintings with a fresh, exotic style by Henry Lewis, three gorgeous graphite drawings by Nicomi Nix Turner and watercolors on paper by Lango Oliveira.

Meet us at the Midway Thursday July 9th, 6-10pm:
Venue Address:
The Midway SF
900 Marin Street
San Francisco, CA 94124
Cross Street: Illinois Street
Best Muni Transportation: Take the KT-Ingleside/Third Street Muni to Marin Street

Meet us at our office by appointment:
Varnish Fine Art
16 Jessie Street, #C120
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415)433-4400


The Midway Show Info







16 Jessie Street, #C120, San Francisco, CA 94105 (415)433-4400
                       

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Oddities at The Midway opens this Friday night!

The Midway Gallery Grand Opening Show: Oddities
Curated in Part by Varnish Fine Art
Friday May 29, 6pm to Midnight


WHAT: THE MIDWAY GALLERY Grand Opening Reception
WHEN: Friday May 29th, 6pm - Midnight
WHERE: The Midway SF 900 Marin Street, San Francisco, California 94124

We are pleased to present a special collection of artwork at The Midway for their grand opening exhibition. Works by Henry Lewis, Ransom & Mitchell, Lango Oliveira and Nixomi Nix Turner are displayed alongside works by many artists from around the country including Liz McGrath and outdoor murals by John Casey and Mike Shine. It is our honor to present five of Ransom & Mitchell's framed Rough & Ready Sideshow prints, three paintings with a fresh, exotic style by Henry Lewis, three gorgeous graphite drawings by Nicomi Nix Turner and three watercolors on paper by Lango Oliveira. Please join us for the groundbreaking of this exciting new creative space in the Dogpatch of San Francisco.

Meet us at the Midway this Friday:
Venue Address:
The Midway SF
900 Marin Street
San Francisco, CA 94124
Cross Street: Illinois Street
Best Muni Transportation: Take the KT-Ingleside/Third Street Muni to Marin Street

Meet us at our office by appointment:
Varnish Fine Art
16 Jessie Street, #C120
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415)433-4400


The Midway Show Info






16 Jessie Street, #C120, San Francisco, CA 94105 (415)433-4400