Joel Phillips: No Regrets In Life

April 18, 2012

Joel Daniel Phillips

“No Regrets In Life”

May 11 – June 30, 2012
Opens May 11, 7-10pm

S A T E L L I T E 6 6 
66 6th Street
SF, CA 94107

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No Regrets In Life

S A T E L L I T E 6 6
presents

“No Regrets In Life”
By Joel Daniel Phillips

Opening Reception: Friday, May 11, 7-10pm
On view May 11 – June 30, 2012


“No Regrets in Life” opens May 11, and is the first solo exhibition of San Francisco-based artist Joel Daniel Phillips. “No Regrets In Life” examines the people that the artists encounters on a daily basis, through larger-than-life-sized renderings of individuals from his own corner at 6th and Mission. These meticulous drawings- of people most often overlooked and anonymous- frame our contradictory reaction toward the spectacle of indigence. Our voyeuristic tendencies are completely at odds with the usual behavior, which is to frequently ignore what is seen, and keep walking.

In these portraits, the subjects cease to be dark matter in our communal space and instead are revealed to be the main characters in their own narrative. “No Regrets In Life” is a visual record of the artist’s striving to recognize unknown and unacknowledged individuals through the tip of his pencil. Rendered in stark chiaroscuro, these figures are emphatically spotlighted as individuals through Philips’ meticulous application of charcoal and graphite. The anonymous becomes celebrity, at least for a moment.

Joel Phillips received his BA in Fine Arts with a Graphics emphasis from Westmont College, Santa Barbara in 2011. He has exhibited in numerous group shows both in California and New York, where he attended the New York Center for Art and Media Studies in 2009.

Satellite66 is the newest gallery in San Francisco’s Central Market District, seeking to enrich the neighborhood with regular art exhibitions, and dedicated to showcasing emerging contemporary artists with a focus on craftsmanship, concept, and aesthetic. FOR GALLANTRY.

Opening Reception: Friday, May 11, 7-10pm
On view May 11 – June 30, 2012

S A T E L L I T E 6 6
66 6th Street
San Francisco, CA

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Erik Richard Parra: Cardinal Shift

March 24, 2012

Erik Richard Parra

Cardinal Shift

April 13 – May 5, 2012
Opens April 13, 7-10pm

S A T E L L I T E 6 6 
66 6th Street
SF, CA 94107

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Erik Richard Parra: Cardinal Shift

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 24, 2012

S A T E L L I T E 6 6

 

ERIK RICHARD PARRA: Cardinal Shift

April 13, 2012, 7-10pm

Erik Parra thinks we could do better. He assays American culture and takes a critical stance. In this new body of representational paintings, he points his lens at concepts of success, prosperity, and conveyance, and focuses on where they collide.

Modernist design figures strongly in his work, not as an aesthetic choice, but as a narrative device. It makes appearances in architecture and furniture, and even in the formal application of paint. Parra is referencing Postwar America, a time and place filled with the promise of progress and prosperity, led by science. Looking back from our current vantage point, we can’t help but feel a longing for Yesterday’s Tomorrow, where Le Corbusier has cured our social ills with design, and smart scientists in white lab coats our physical ones.

It’s in this vein of thought (a sense of loss for a dream unrealized) that he explores issues of success. Using cultural signifiers of victory like parades, he antagonizes our inherited notions of triumph by presenting them in a detached, un-empathetic way. He is observing the spectacle from the outside– with no desire to join.

The trains, cars, and the general concept of modern conveyance that he presents make us aware of just how much they are entwined with cultural ideas of prosperity. And to what end? The postwar fixation on the automobile and the calculated demise of public transportation (a campaign by major oil companies) has resulted in dependency, a scarcity mentality, and perpetual oil wars.

Despite all this, Erik Parra’s stance is not one of a hopeless pessimist, but rather that of a faithful critic. His portrayal of America Now asks us to abandon those notions of success and victory that were handed to us by corporations in the 40s and 50s. What we choose to replace them with is up to us. We could do better.

Satellite66 is the newest gallery in San Francisco’s Central Market District, seeking to enrich the neighborhood with regular art exhibitions, and dedicated to showcasing emerging contemporary artists with a focus on craftsmanship, concept, and aesthetic. FOR GALLANTRY.

S A T E L L I T E 6 6
66 6th Street
San Francisco, CA

 

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Gregory Eltringham in SF WEEKLY

March 14, 2012

Shyly Exhibitionistic 

The area around Sixth and Market is changing. Known as one of the most poverty-stricken parts of the city, Central Market has seen a recent surge of new businesses moving in alongside old stalwarts. The neighborhood is peppered with indie shops and boutiques, restaurants, and a host of cultural organizations. Among the newest galleries is Satellite66. Since opening in August the space has hosted a string of forward-thinking exhibitions by the likes of Fernando Orellana and Anja Leonora Ulfeldt. It recently served as the center of a “200 Yards” show, featuring photographs that captured the complexities of life within 200 yards of the gallery. The newest exhibit, “Gregory Eltringham: Something for Everyone,” gives the district another strong cultural jolt. At first glance, Eltringham’s paintings look like they might have hung in your grandparents’ living room — domestic interiors and portraits with a distinctly retro feel, rendered in loose, confident brushstrokes. Upon closer inspection, a kinky undercurrent comes through the Savannah artist’s work. The matched pieces Nag and Filly each depict a woman wearing not much more than a horse’s head, while paintings Suck and Crawl Space are even more blatantly sexual. Eltringham creates his own world of half-perceived encounters and mysterious goings-on, and he encourages the viewer to peer into the shadows with him.

http://www.voiceplaces.com/andldquo-gregory-eltringham-something-for-everyoneandrdquo–san-francisco-bay-area-3004144-e/

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Trista Musco

February 20, 2012

S A T E L L I T E 6 6
presents

untitled tags (2) by Trista Musco

A Pop-Up Show
By Trista Musco

Satellite66 is pleased to present our first pop-up show, a solo exhibition by Trista Musco.  The exhibition runs from March 5th to March 10th 2012. A reception will be held on Friday, March 9th, from 7-10 pm.Trista’s work is dark, quixotic, playful.  She is inspired by the interplay of observation and imagination.  Elements of nature, dream-like creatures, and mysterious figures appear prominently in her drawings and paintings. Her pieces explore the liminal space between the figurative and the fantastic.

Trista’s versatile yet distinct style lends itself to many mediums, although pen and ink is a perennial favorite.  Her latest project is a series of art tags.  Originally, she had planned on using the tags to list prices; instead, she illustrated on the tags themselves.  They vary in size, material, and some were even assisted by the use of laser cut technology.

The show at Satellite66 marks Trista’s first solo exhibition.  Over 30 original works will be on display and available for purchase.  For more info about this artist, check her out on the web: www.qtrnevermore.com

Satellite66 is a gallery that promotes art with a technological element. We seek to enrich our neighborhood with regular art exhibitions, and engage in public discourse with experiments in new media. We like to jaywalk the intersection of Art and Technology.

Gallery Hours: Friday-Saturday, noon-4pm

Extended Hours (March 5th-8th ONLY): 4PM-8PM

Opening Reception: Friday, March 9th, 7-10pm

On view March 5th – March 10th, 2012

S A T E L L I T E 6 6
66 6th Street
San Francisco, CA

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Gregory Eltringham: Something For Everyone

February 14, 2012

S A T E L L I T E 6 6
presents

 SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
By Gregory Eltringham

Opening Reception: Friday, March 16, 7-10pm
On view March 16 – April 7, 2012

For his first solo West coast show, Savannah-based painter Gregory Eltringham presents an array of imagery that serve as tiny windows into a psychological and provocative realm. With a fearless use of rich colors and earnest brushwork, Eltringham juxtaposes all-American paraphernalia with perverse character portraits, all seeming to inhabit the same ominous dream. The figures are spot-lit apparition emerging from Eltringham’s imagination. Young, vulnerable adults restrained, with faces hidden by farmyard animal masks, give Eltringham’s vision a sinister maturity: these are images that only an experienced mind could fetishize. His oeuvre of portraits also includes houses and buildings that share the same aesthetic, each adorned with iconic accessories and composed of simple forms, which thrusts the viewer into a child-like mindset in which inanimate objects take on distinct personalities of their own. The luster of saccharine vintage nostalgia breaks down through the articulation of an invisible menace, which seems to surround his beautifully rendered forms.

The exhibition is comprised of three large-format paintings that share a palette of dark greens and blues. Juxtaposing these is a series of small canvasses in a warm palette of reds and pinks. The artist displays a network of actions and conversations which reveal bits of information, that turn into individual stories, scenarios, and dramas relating back to the viewer’s own experiences. Tenderness is created through the spatial intimacy of these smaller canvases; the portraits are Eltringham’s keepsakes, clustered together in dialogue with each other, in the way one’s memories are eternally interwoven.

Gregory Eltringham (b. Hartford, Connecticut, resides in Savannah, Georgia) graduated from the Art Institute of Boston, received a BA from Northeastern University, and an MFA in Painting from the Savannah College of Art & Design. He taught in Florida and Missouri for fifteen years before moving back to Savannah where he is currently professor of painting at the Savannah College of Art and Design. He travels extensively during the year, conducting research for his studio and teaching practice, and tours in support of his sound-based collaborative project The Tenderloin Trio. His paintings have been exhibited in numerous solo, two-person and group exhibitions throughout the United States. His work has been reviewed in the Kansas City Star and Art Papers, and he was selected for publication in New American Paintings Midwest Competition in 2001. Recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition at Union College, Arts Atrium Gallery / Visual Arts Department, in Schenectady NY; Horsepower, a two-person show with Brooklyn artist Matt Blackwell at Gallery See, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA; and the traveling group exhibition, Why Go Anywhere Else?, which toured seven venues in Montenegro and Serbia including the Center of Contemporary Art, Podgorica, Montenegro; Cvijeta Zuzoric Pavilion of the National Association of Fine Artists, Belgrade, Serbia; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Novi Sad, Serbia.

Satellite66 is the newest gallery in San Francisco’s Central Market District, seeking to enrich the neighborhood with regular art exhibitions, and dedicated to showcasing emerging contemporary artists with a focus on craftsmanship, concept, and aesthetic. FOR GALLANTRY.

Opening Reception: Friday, March 16, 7-10pm
On view March 16 – April 7, 2012

S A T E L L I T E 6 6
66 6th Street
San Francisco, CA

*Press release by Maya Mathura

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Gregory Eltringham: Something For Everyone

Gregory Eltringham

Something For Everyone

March 16 – April 7, 2012
Opens March 16, 7-10pm

S A T E L L I T E 6 6 
66 6th Street
SF, CA 94107

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Satellite66 in THE BOLD ITALIC

February 08, 2012

Mid-Riff:

Abby Wilcox finds a microhood at 6th and Market

Satellite66 is profiled along with our neighbors in this piece and subsequent party celebrating 6th and Market:

http://thebolditalic.com/abbywilcox/stories/1641-mid-riff

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How to fund your project with Kickstarter

February 04, 2012

Kickstarter Workshop at Satellite66

Wednesday, February 22nd from 7-9pm

 

This 2-hour workshop will detail the process of getting your projects funded through Kickstarter, from proposal, to building your page, making your video, creating rewards, marketing it to your network and making it go viral. The workshop will be taught by Carmen Osterlye, a San Francisco based filmmaker, who has managed projects on Kickstarter that have have raised over $100K collectively in 2011, and has been consulting privately to people interested in crowd-funding and social media marketing.

 

The workshop will be 2 hours long and open to just 10 people. This is a pilot workshop, so the class and fee are small. The workshop is $50 per person, non-negotiable. Please RSVP to info@satellite66.org to secure your spot.

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