Archives: 2012 January

Last chance to see the Chromatics and Canopies show!

We’re deinstalling Treasure Frey and Kyle Jorgensen’s work this upcoming week. So come by today (11am-6pm) or tomorrow (12pm-6pm) and check out their work before it goes! There also happens to be Argentinian music playing in the gallery today, which should be more than enough incentive.



Our next show is titled FRGMNTS: new works by Matthew Craven. Starting on February 4, 2012 through February 25 2012.

Opening reception February 4, 6-10pm


Pictures from the opening of Chromatics and Canopies


(in background) Treasure Frey, Isosceles, 2012, acrylic on walnut stained paper.



  Kyle Jorgensen, Lost, found, and that moment you noticed the stars (set of 3), 2012, acrylic on panel.



Kyle Jorgensen, Blanket of space, 2012, acrylic and ink on panel.


Kyle Jorgensen himself!


       Kyle Jorgensen, Living in a thermographic forest world, 2012, acrylic on canvas.


Treasure Frey, Triangle, 2012, acrylic on walnut stained paper.




FRGMNTS: New Works by Matthew Craven

 On Exhibit: February 4th- Rebruary 25th, 2012

Opening Reception: February 4th, 2012 from 6-10 pm

Gallery Hijinks is proud to present FRGMNTS, a solo exhibition of new works by New York based artist Matthew Craven. The artist uses historical images as a backdrop for a more abstract form of storytelling. Images from lost cultures, relics and landscapes, both well known and extremely ambiguous, create the patterns within his work. These arrangements highlight shape and composition rather than historical accuracy, solidifying their participation in a completely unique myth. Please join us at the opening reception on February 4th, 2012, from 6-10pm.

This exhibition aims to form connections between modern life and the lives of those who came before us. FRGMNTS further explores these concepts and narratives that Matthew Craven’s previous work only hinted towards in the past. Cravens deliberate choice to exclusively source outdated textbooks for his collages create an underlying narrative and give historical context to the body of work as whole. However, the imagery within each piece is not chosen for it’s contribution to the narrative but rather for it’s singular aesthetic value.

Craven’s process begins with sourcing his materials, searching for hours, and sometimes even days to find the perfect books to give his work the desired foundation. The rough-dry surfaces, smell and color deterioration of the naturally aged paper create a distinctive palate. Depictions of beautiful textile, carvings and architecture find themselves inspiring the artist’s impulses. Hand drawn patterns are aesthetically connected to these works.

Matthew Craven has shown at galleries such as Nudashank, Grizzly Grizzly, Perry Rubenstein Gallery, Get This! Gallery, Allegra LaViola, Marvelli Gallery, and Adam Baumgold Gallery. Craven completed his Master’s degree at the School of Visual Arts in 2010. He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.

FRGMNTS, a solo exhibition of new works by Matthew Craven opens at Gallery Hijinks on February 4th and runs through February 25th, 2012. This event is open to the public. For more information on the exhibition or Matthew Craven please visit or email us at

In Case You Missed It…

We were included in The San Francisco Chronicle’s picks for art happenings this weekend.


Make sure you put our opening reception of Chromatics and Canopies on your list this Saturday, starting at 6pm.


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