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  • LUGGAGE STORE - FFDG

    WONDERLAND SF - FAZE

    04.12.13

    (with assistance from RWM)



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    The Luggage Store Gallery: Xara Thustra - Pop-Up Show.

    Comment by AB: Another "Only from Xara Thustra" experience as the artist lavishes The Luggage Store with both new and older art and installations. It's a complete feast for the eyes... and mind... and stomach, because as is his tradition, Thustra also cooks up a delicious vegan meal for all. The side room at the rear of the gallery has been converted into a pop-up shop and crammed with screenprints-- rolled up, stitched together in groups of three, sold singly, and priced from $20-$100. Whatever prints haven't sold after a week are free for the taking (donations accepted of course), as Thustra once again reminds us with deeds-- not words-- that sometimes it's worthy to consider the well-being of others ahead of ourselves. Try it; you'll like it. Always a treat, and highly recommended.

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    Art by Xara Thustra at The Luggage Store Gallery.

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    Xara Thustra art.

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    Art & installation by Xara Thustra at The Luggage Store Gallery.

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    Xara Thustra art in above image closer.

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    Art by Xara Thustra at The Luggage Store Gallery (like it).

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    Really large art by Xara Thustra (like it).

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    Prints galore in Xara Thustra's pop-up shop at The Luggage Store Gallery.

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    Xara Thustra pop-up shop prints in above image closer.

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    Large Xara Thustra pop-up shop prints at The Luggage Store Gallery.

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    Art/installation by Xara Thustra.

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    Art by Xara Thustra at The Luggage Store Gallery.

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    Ambiance - Xara Thustra art show at The Luggage Store Gallery.

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    FFDG: Going Nowhere - Alex Ziv & Mario Ayala.

    Comment by AB: Two refreshing perspectives on America the Beautiful courtesy of Alex Ziv and Mario Ayala. Mario Alaya lays down his take on matters by combining everything from subdivision real estate, moolah, TV, bar codes and neon flowers to cockroaches, roach roaches, handguns, barbed wire, cigarettes, porn and impasto poo-like flourishes. Alex Ziv, meanwhile, does some blending of his own amalgamating pretty much everything from tattoo fonts, Old Glory, panties and booze to peace signs, Playboy, snaky babes and ponytails. Party!!! Good art on both counts; worth a visit.

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    Art by Mario Alaya at FFDG.

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    Pinkie cam detail of impasto poo-like flourish by Mario Alaya in above image.

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    Mario Alaya art at FFDG.

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    Art by Mario Alaya.

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    Art by Mario Alaya at FFDG.

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    Art by Alex Ziv.

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    Alex Ziv art at FFDG.

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    Art by Alex Ziv.

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    Art by Alex Ziv at FFDG.

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    Door delta - Alex Ziv & Mario Alaya art show at FFDG.

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    Wonderland SF: Urban Jungle.

    Artists: Alec Huxley, Calvin Wong, Daniel Valadez, David Flynn, Fred Goykhman, Hannah Sitzer, Jack Taylor, Jeffrey Nemenzo, Lacey Bryant, Matthew Dean, Melanie Alves, Ralph Browne, Revo Dubois, Sandra Rauch, Todd Laby.

    Review by RWM: Wild show from The City by the Bay. Interesting variety from divergent voices, with pain and anguish on display, but also beauty to be shared. Nice place to see what people are finding worthy and personal.

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    Gun sculpture by Melanie Alves at Wonderland SF.

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    Wood sculpture by Todd Laby.

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    Art by Alec Huxley (right) at Wonderland SF.

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    Art with embedded iPad.

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    Installation from Urban Jungle group show at Wonderland SF.

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    Laser burned wood art (left).

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    Art by various artists at Wonderland SF.

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    Overview - group art show at Wonderland SF.

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    Addendum:

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    Art by Dennis Kernohan at FAZE Apparel.

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    Steve MacDonald stitched art at FAZE Apparel.

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    Steve MacDonald stitched art in above image closer at FAZE Apparel.

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    Steve MacDonald & Dennis Kernohan art show at FAZE Apparel.

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