Head to Secession Art and Design on Friday evening for an opening party celebrating the lower Bernal Heights gallery and boutique’s summer show devoted to art, design and fashion inspired by urban life. Works on canvas by longtime local graffiti artist Furyone and prints by Anna Simson are reason enough to stop by and check out the show.
For those of us who live surrounded by the concrete sidewalks, graffiti-tagged walls, Muni sounds, sirens and other signifiers of city life, it’s restorative and refreshing and reinvigorating to see these attributes turned into art we can digest and admire. Add fashion from featured designers Josie Adele of Fluidance, Nicacelly, fiftyseven-thirtythree, gr.dano, Yugala Priti, Ava Love and others, and you’ve got us completely hooked. And that’s not even getting into the work done by in-house designers and artists Colleen Mauer, Heather Robinson, New Skool and Twelve Designs.
Short story long, we just love this space and what curator-owner Eden Stein has made of it since moving on to the block two years ago. Show after show, the space really represents some of the best of what’s happening in the San Francisco independent fashion community — and every show benefits an organization such as Streetside Stories. It may be a little father into the deep Mission than you’re used to venturing, but we’d recommend making the trek. Hey, have dinner at a nearby spot like Emmy’s, the Front Porch or La Ciccia. Head to El Rio, the Knockout or Argus afterwards for beverages and – bam – you’ll got an entire night out of it….