Place Pigalle, Hayes Valley Bar: November
3 - December 14, 2004
520 Hayes (Laguna)
In Hayes Valley, where my art studio was for the past two
years, there is Place Pigalle - a bar named after a district
in Paris. This has been one of my favorite places to go in
the city for years. When I was offered to have my work shown
there, my heart got all jumpity. Plus, since I had to move
out of my studio by November 1 and I planned to install everything
on October 31 - perfection.
Hijacking the bar's stereo system and getting some help
from my friend The Benj, I spent the first 6 hours of Halloween
day moving all my gear from the studio up the street into
the back of the bar, and then putting everything up on the
wall. Over the course of doing it, I discovered that I do
in fact have some sort of vision condition that prevents me
from hanging anything straight - in fact, everything I hang
slopes to the right. Leaning vision, that's what I'm going
to call it. I'm thinking about applying for a handicap parking
permit. Probably won't get it.
The opening was on November 3, the day after the election
so the mood was not the most celebratory in the world. But
thank you to about the 40 people that braved the rain and
their own personal reflections to come. I don't have any pictures
from the opening but below is pretty much what it looks like.
If you find yourself in SF, go check it out. It will be up
through December 14.
Click on the pictures below to see larger images. Oh, and
you can click on the one above too.
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