Home: The Birdhouse Reimagined
to Aug 9

Home: The Birdhouse Reimagined

Modern Eden Gallery is pleased to announce Home, a group exhibition of reimagined birdhouses. Our participating artists received identical blank birdhouse to customize, paint, sculpt, etc., to create a work of unique expression. A home is generally a place that is close to the heart of the owner, and can become a prized possession. Places like homes can trigger self-reflection, thoughts about who someone is or used to be or who they might become.


“Home” will mark our last exhibit at our Francisco Street location as we embark on our new ‘home’ at 801 Greenwich Street. In this exhibit, we delve into the ideals of what makes a place home and how we adapt and change to our environments. Each participating artist was chosen because of their unique talents as well as their artistic contributions to Modern Eden throughout the years.

Featuring dimensional works by Sheri DeBow, Sheri Jurnecka, Leilani Bustamante, Cory Benhatzel, Michael Alm, Yvette Endrijautzki, Henry Schreiber, Corey Urlacher, Jessica Dalva, David Marc Grant, Joshua Coffy, Peter Adamyan, Shannon Amidon, Wendy Gadzuk, Nichol Markowitz, Tulio Flores, Lyrica Glory, Brenton Bostwick, Michael Cuffe, Laura Buss, Caitlin Hackett, Steve Javiel, Lindsey Millikan, Catherine Moore, Jaclyn Alderete, MJ Lindo, Sarah Vanphravong, Debra J. Gardner Abarca, Melanie Alves, Steven Suiter, Andy Wallace, Melanie Sharr, Daisy Church, Sacrilentes, Daniel J Valadez, and Beka Brayer.

The opening reception will be held at Modern Eden Gallery on Saturday, July 12 from 6-10pm. Select participating artists will be in attendance at the reception.  Opening night will feature a musical performance by cellist Freya Seeburger, Summer appetizers provided by Fumé Bistro (Napa, CA), and a DJ set by Brendan Johnson. The exhibition will be on display through August 9, 2014 and is free and open to the public.

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Hunting Season at Shooting Gallery Project Space
to Mar 9

Hunting Season at Shooting Gallery Project Space

Shooting Gallery Project Space is pleased to present Hunting Season by San Francisco-based artist, Melanie Alves, featuring eight taxidermy-inspired sculptures comprised of toy guns and spray paint. The opening reception will be Saturday, February 8, from 7-11 pm, and the exhibition is free and open to the public for viewing through March 8, 2014.

Hunting Season is a continuation of the artist’s exploration into current social issues of gun violence and the manufacturing of a culture of fear. Through cleverly crafted sculptures, Alves draws attention to America’s focus on power, greed, and the individual, and the worry that it has lead to the loss of core human values.  She translates this loss into the powerful imagery of the toy gun (the “playful” or distorted appropriation of an object of violence) as a thing of beauty and pride in the form of taxidermy, referring to these pieces as “society’s trophy to itself.”

Melanie Pereira Alves is a visual artist living in San Francisco, CA. Alves was born in December 1983 San Jose, California (USA) but raised in Portugal.

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