Our Projects

July 9 - August 24, 2019

Karen Barbour

New Paintings at Batch, 1648 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco

Karen is a prolific painter and a devoted keeper of sketchbooks filled with the thoughts, observations and drawings she utilizes for reference. Her process leads her to work on many pieces simultaneously, visiting them and revisiting them as they call to her. She is inspired by ongoing dreams and memories, both old and new, and the recollections play out on the paper and canvases like a narrative of her subconscious. The imagery is a surrealist mix of figures and abstractions, fluidly rendered with skillful combinations of gouache, ink, oil and collage.

January 13 - Februrary 25, 2017

Coming Clean San Francisco

A multimedia exhibition in collaboration with Lava Mae

Artists include: Amy Wilson Faville, Elizabeth Lo, Danielle Nelson Mourning, Joel Daniel Phillips, Ramekon O’Arwisters, Yon Sim, Kathryn Spence, and SOUND MADE PUBLIC.

Coming Clean is a cultural intervention and a first time collaboration between Fouladi Projects + Lava Mae that’s based on a shared belief that art – as a cultural tool – has the capacity to elicit a visceral, almost cellular reaction in a way information cannot, challenging us to push beyond the stereotypes that frame our current perceptions. The artwork invites us to look a little closer, listen, imagine not having a place to call home – evoking a deeper view and a greater connection to our shared humanity.

November 4 - December 22, 2016

MESALINAS OPERATICAS

Solo exhibition by Omar Chacon

In the exhibition MESALINAS OPERATICAS, Omar Chacon has created luminous and visually tactile abstract paintings that continue his exploration of color and process.

Chacon begins by pouring a mixture of acrylic paint and medium onto a surface to dry. He sees each pour as a unique and individual brushstroke that he then arranges on a canvas to create his paintings. He has invented his own paint formula – and found innovative ways to build layers, color combinations and compositions. Using reds, yellows, oranges and turquoise blues, Chacon composes the lyrical Opera series. A vibrant orchestration of colors and patterns reminiscent of musical notes on a page. Never far from his Colombian roots he fantasizes about a tropical opera – merging the old and the new worlds. An autochthonous cultural event and experience that would feed the soul.

September 9 - October 29, 2016

After Party

Works by Iranian artists born after 1979 Revolution

Painting, Photography and Video Installation by Afshin Chizari, Arash Fayez, Anahita Ghazvinizadeh, Babak Kazemi, Elham Rokni, Aram Tahmasebi.

After Party refers to events that transpired after The Iranian Revolution. Artworks in the exhibition were created by artists born in Iran after 1979. Fouladi projects is pleased to present a group exhibition of thoughtful and vibrant artwork influenced by a nation that – because of regime change and sanctions – has been hidden away from the rest of the world for many years.

January 8 - February 27, 2016

Celebrating Ruth

Group multimedia exhibition in memory of Ruth Braunstein

Works by Tom Bolles, Robert Brady, Bean Finneran, Gyongy Laky, Cork Marcheschi, Grace Munakata, Craig Nagasawa and Richard Shaw.

Ruth Braunstein is a much respected and beloved icon in the Bay Area art community. She opened her first gallery in Tiburon in 1961. Shortly thereafter, she relocated to San Francisco where she operated the esteemed Braunstein/Quay gallery until it’s closing fifty years later in 2011. In appreciation of her continuing enthusiasm for supporting and promoting art within our community, we are excited to present this exhibition with artists from her original and enduring program.

November 11, 2015 - January 2, 2016

Fine and Function

A Fall/Winter Store

We are thrilled to be collaborating with a special group of talented artists and makers to create a fabulous holiday pop up store. The selection of items on view are inspired by natural materials and are complimented with bursts of festive color in celebration of the holiday season.

Featuring luxury and sustainable cable knit sweaters by San Francisco’s own Tempest + Bentley, gorgeous scarves by textile artist Stevie Howell, leather handbags by Pennyroyal Design, hand painted clutches by Kindah Khalidy, wood turned bowls and by master craftsman Leon Paulos, wood utensils by Hannah Quinn, charming ceramic work by local potters Christen Friedman and Amanda Kanter, stained glass art and jewelry by Debbie Bean, crystal and leather jewelry by Phoenix Two Moons and fine artwork by Franco de Francesca, Penelope Krebs, Danielle Mourning and Leah Rosenberg.

December 1 - December 6, 2015

Miami Project

Art Fair

Featuring works by Arash Fayez, Aram Tahmasebi, Caroline Larsen, Laurina Paperina, Omar Chacon, Penelope Krebs & Rudi Molacek .

April 28 - June 5, 2015

Hand Written

Solo exhibition by Gail Tarantino

In this series, Tarantino continues to explore her fascination with the ways in which language is perceived and constructs an innovative method of utilizing words as material for her art practice. The works in “Hand Written” are inspired by letters of appreciation she has composed to a handful of scientists, naturalists and curiosity seekers. Each letter of every word from her penned missives are then translated into a colored dot, and an abstracted version is created. The paintings remain reminiscent of the familiar format of handwritten letters, but the textual content has been replaced by undecipherable yet deeply satisfying visual poetry.

September 5 - October 18, 2014

"Proud To Be A Hero"

Solo exhibition by Laurina Paperina

For this show, Italian artist, Laurina Paperina continues her irreverent parodies of celebrity, this time zeroing in on super heroes and pop culture icons. The subjects of her drawings, animations and installations are most often merrily maimed and killed in a myriad of ridiculous ways, executed in an earnest effort to remind us that not only are we all ultimately humans made of the same basic flesh and blood, but also that life goes down much better with an ample helping of humor.