For the inaugural opening, ABV connected with artist KRK RYDEN to curate “THE PANELISTS,” a group show featuring 16 artists who each created two eight foot comic book pages.
Artists include Mark Mothersbaugh (best known as a founder of the New Wave band Devo), Mitch O’ Connell (whose work has appeared in Newsweek and the New York Times as well as advertising campaigns for McDonald’s and Coca-Cola), and Anthony Ausgang (who recently designed the cover of MGMT’s “Congratulations” record). Other artists showing work include Niagara, The Pizz, Spain, Mats?!, Mark George, KRK RYDEN, Zoey Stevens, Luster Kaboom, Janelle Hessing, Rus Pope, Robin Footitt, Jon Haddock and Joshua Ellingson.
• THE TENDERLOIN PROJECT •
The Tenderloin Project is an ongoing artistic endeavor focused on one of San Francisco’s most marginalized neighborhoods, The Tenderloin. It also happens to be one of the city's most creative areas as well.
Utilizing the interactive mediums of photography and film, they aim to capture a compelling and honest portrait of this diverse community.
With living exhibitions that will travel through San Francisco, Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles and New York the project will be showcased in a variety of outlets, creating access for a range of viewers to see these intimate, yet objective images, and to understand what life is like in the Tenderloin.