Opening Reception is Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 7pm to 11pm.
Andrea Sonnenberg is a 25-year-old photographer born and raised in San Francisco. As a self-taught artist, she has been shooting with 35 mm film since she was 14 years old and is described as a documentarian first and foremost. She has spent the past 11 years shooting those around her, bringing an unflinching honesty to the portrayal of the lifestyle led by herself and her peers. Her photographs depict the antics in a unique and passionate fashion, giving the viewer an intimate glimpse into another world, but there’s a depth to her work that reveals a lot more than a simple celebration of hedonism. Her mastery of the medium is in part due to the perseverance and dedication she has devoted to her practice, as well as, her raw talent and ability to spot these instances. In 2011, as the youngest artist to be featured, her photos were exhibited at MOCA as a part of the “Art In the Streets” Exhibition.
You can view more of her work on her site andreasonnenberg.com
Justin Hager is a self-taught artist living and working in San Francisco, California. His illustrations and paintings draw inspiration from his childhood and blends the concept of nostalgia with images and memories from pop culture. His “mash ups” blur the lines of high and low brow, offer up an explicitly humorous social commentary, and ultimately serves up a wink and a smile to those viewing it. Justin has participated in solo and group shows at Guerrero Gallery, RVCA Gallery, 111 Minna, Gauntlet Gallery, and Benny Gold in San Francisco, and Openhouse Gallery in New York. Most recently his paintings were shown next to Daniel Johnston at Galerie Wolfsen in Denmark. His work has also been featured in Huck Magazine, Juxtapoz, The Worlds Best Ever, Huffington Post, and Complex Magazine.
You can view more of his work on his site justinhager.com
In the deepest, darkest chambers of Lucifer’s ball sack, a hellacious force of musical fury and ridiculous good looking-ness has been brewing and has come to fruition in the loins of the city of San Francisco in the form of four awesomely sexy boys. They call themselves “Banquet,” synonymous with feast or party, and that is exactly what they intend to bring to your ears. Sexual fervor and righteous desire is what you will feel when you embrace their heavy and glorious sound of 60’s and 70’s rock’n’roll revival.
This is going to be a good one!! Come join us for PBRs and good times!! We love our neighborhood and all the badasses in it! Come celebrate our uniqueness and undying passion and dedication to our culture!! Much love!!