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Visions of Yore-A Juried Exhibition in Gallery Hijinks

TO SUBMIT WORK HEAD OVER TO  http://www.galleryhijinks.com/about/juried-exhibition

Gallery Hijinks is proud to announce its first juried exhibition, Visions of Yore. Along with the gallery director, Tanya Gayer, Gallery Hijinks has invited guest juror Emily Lakin of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts to be a part of the selection process. The exhibition will occur July 7th, 2012, and include live performance and artists lectures during the month, as well as an auction at the close of the exhibition.

Submissions are open to a range of work including sculpture, painting, printmaking, sound, video, installation, and mixed media work. The exhibiting artists should demonstrate the  quality of their work and relevance to the exhibition concept. The exhibition is open to all artists aged 18 and over. Artists must be willing to take on personal responsibility for their artwork if unsold after the exhibition closes. Entries should be completed within 2 years prior to the deadline. The exhibit is open to the public.

Visions of Yore

Katharine Harmon, the author of The Map as Art, notes that to ‘orientate’ is to, “hop back and forth between landscape and time, geography and emotion, knowledge and behavior. Associations often happen with this idea of orienting because of memory springing from these categories.” To translate memory is to recall the sensory and time sensitive elements of a memory.

Memories coexist with time and space neither in the present or past, nor in one location at one time, but in fact exist and apply aspects from different places and people at all times. The process of remembering takes place in such an instant that memories only have concrete form by way of specific documentation.

Gallery Hijinks seeks works that  come from our beliefs of memory. At times memory cannot be pinned down, but only felt as a means of consciousness vying for a state of attention. Cues encountered in everyday life evoke past recollections without effort, while sometimes we deliberately try to piece together the past. Artists are encouraged to submit work in homage to memory and how it is recognized in regards to the visual and formulated.

Exhibition Details:
Deadline for submissions: June 1st, 2012
Submission Fee: $20
Artists accepted for the exhibition will be notified by June 4th. Works must be delivered to Gallery Hijinks no later than June 27th, 2012.

Works will be on sale for the duration of the exhibition both in the gallery and online. The artist will receive 50 percent of the set retail price if the work sells during the month of July. If the works do not sell by July 27th, then it will be included in a larger auction held on July 28th. Artists will receive 40 percent of the original retail price no matter the auction’s final selling price. The starting bid will be set at 50 percent of the retail price unless requested otherwise (please include in Additional Details of Work section below). The starting bid and a reserve price will be reflected in the contract signed after selection process.


TO SUBMIT WORK HEAD OVER TO  http://www.galleryhijinks.com/about/juried-exhibition


Artists in the back room

Randy Colosky has curated the back room of the gallery with a number of very talented artists, one of them being Helen Lee:

Prince Rupert Drawing

“I find the reason to paint from the things I see and feel, the colors and shapes that surround me.

My paintings are based on my personal experiences, time, places, instinct and inspiration. The experiences from past and present, the memories near and far are all the reasons why I paint. The completion of one piece is a beginning of new experience. I find much joy by exploring new thoughts. Such process may come suddenly, many times I do not know what my next move or dab of paint will bring. The failure can be frustrating, but that itself brings a new experience at the end. I do not fear failure, but revel in the satisfaction of success. Uncertainty can be exciting and creative mind can be rewarding.

I closely relate the mystery and perfect balance of science and art, and deeply appreciate God’s enormous power and harmony in the creation of the universe. I intend to pursue my findings through painting and I hope my viewers will be able to communicate with me through my paintings.

Prince Rupert’s Drops are a glass curiosity created by plunging a drop of hot glass into cold water. This process effectively tempers the tadpole-shaped drop, with the interior in a state of tension and exterior in a state of compression. The “head” of the drop is exceptionally strong—able to withstand the blow of a hammer—while the tail is thin enough to be broken easily. Doing so releases all the internal stress; instantaneously exploding the drop into powder. This drawing was made by inking a Prince Rupert’s Drop to capture this transformational moment.”

For more about her work click here

Thank You to Our Friends Over at Juxtapoz!

Juxtapoz featured some of Randy Colosky’s work on their site. Check it out here!

Put Gallery Hijinks on your calendar for tomorrow night!

New Works by Randy Colosky opens this Saturday from 6-10pm

Randy has also chosen to exhibit works by Kristina LewisHelen LeeAndy VogtAlison O.K. FrostJesse HouldingAjit ChauhanClare SydalowskiAmanda Hughen, and Phil Mcgaughy in the back room of the gallery!

More Previews for the Upcoming Show, New Works by Randy Colosky

Curious about the artists to be featured in the back room of the gallery during Randy Colosky’s show? Check out this video by one of the artists, Jesse Houlding, AND BE MIND BLOWN:

Small Circle by Jesse Houlding

The Deets On Chris Valkov

If you haven’t stopped by the gallery recently, currently on exhibition is Infinite Color, guest curated by Mark Warren Jacques. I wanted to take some time and feature some in-depth material about the artists exhibiting in the show. So first up is Chris Valkov

CV: “I’ve been drawn toward technical and precise drawing and drafting ever since I can remember.  I love composing schematic, diagram-like images filled with recognizable quirky objects unusually juxtaposed to create a strong visual impact and providing a loose, open ended narrative.  My color use is sparing and flat which I find more striking and graphic. I began painting in late 2009 in a time of transition in my career moving from architectural drafting to professional tattooing. Having dedicated so much of my life to hand drafting led me to commemorate this respectful skill by capturing its core aesthetic onto large panels using paint. I immediately fell in love with the results. As my exploration evolves I often incorporate diagramatic, under-appreciated elements, unusually layered. Striving to invoke loose narratives, from humorous to daunting, I pay homage to graphic craftsmanship and look toward the future as I simply have too many interesting images in my head that I’d like to share with the world.”

For more on his work check out his website. His tattoos featured on there are awesome!

San Francisco Art Enthusiast

Thanks to our good pals at San Francisco Art Enthusiast who stopped by the opening reception of Infinite Color! We were pleased to read their review of the exhibition this month. Read below a brief excerpt of the review by Alfonso Cosio and Monique Delaunay.

“Spanning a wide variety of mediums and myriad intriguing subject matters, artists Stephen Scott Smith, Kevin Bouton Scott, Joshua Petker, Chris Valkov, Seth Neefus, and David Wien employ techniques or themes that to some degree concern the psychology and artistic qualities of color: from David Wien’s wood carvings in the window that incorporate interesting folk art motifs to Chris Valkovs finely executed pop-art inspired figurative paintings. Uninhibited use of vibrant color, however encompasses the main strengths of their works.  Jacques and Gallery Hijinks skillyfully take their curatorial mission steps further by painting the walls upon which they hang with complementary, colorful perspectival blocks. It beautifully calls increased attention to the artworks’ color properties, the result of which creates a striking ambiance within the gallery that makes the work shine.” –

Visit sanfranciscoartbeat.com to read the entire review and see the accompanies photographs.

Pictures from Opening Night!

Gallery Hijinks celebrated the opening night of Infinite Color, guest curated by Mark Warren Jacques this past Saturday. The works included were by Stephen Scott Smith, Kevin Bouton Scott, Joshua Petker, Chris Valkov, Seth Neefus, and David Wien. Gallery Hijinks invited Jacques to curate a show based from our knowledge of his unique perspective and his vast connections with new and upcoming artists. The work that he put together varies from sculpture to mixed media to installation to paintings. The exhibition celebrates the emotion and depth that color can have and myriad of narratives that it can evoke from each person. The works exhibited in the show have been accented by bright blocks of color painted on the walls of Gallery Hijinks in accordance with the works that are displayed on them. This playful environment seems to come as a welcome addition to the warm spring weather that us here in San Francisco are enjoying in early March.


Matthew Craven Feature in Redefine Magazine

“If ever there was a gallery that were my soulmate — or that I would want to be my soulmate, anyway — it would be San Francisco’s Gallery Hijinks” What a great opening line! Stop by Redefine Magazine to see the rest of the feature about Matthew Craven’s work seen in Gallery Hijinks last month.



 Interview questions by Veronica Schaible.

More from the Matthew Craven interview

GH: What initially drew you to collaging/mixed media? 


MC: I was in grad school, and  trying to redefine my work.  I had given up on painting at that point and wanted another outlet.  I have always loved working on paper much more than canvas.  When sourcing imagery and materials for my collages, books seemed a much more interesting  way to find paper than a art supply store can ever offer.  It also allows me to incorporate this hunt for materials into my practice that bring me out of my studio  and into the “real” world.


fragments, 2012, mixed media on found book pages, 9 x 12 inches

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