111 Minna Gallery unveils solo shows for David Ball and Guy Colwell

14 Jul 2022 – 11 Aug 2022

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111 Minna Gallery is excited to invite you to our latest art exhibition - two solo shows - featuring new and exclusive works by Guy Colwell in his solo show entitled ‘Simple Pleasures Primal Terrors' and by David Ball in his solo show ‘Fanfaronade.’


Coming off the heels of a retrospective with 111 Minna Gallery entitled ‘Walking, Talking, Stalking’ - which chronicled his work from the ‘90s to 2018 - Bay Area native and prolific artist Guy Colwell is back with a brand new series of paintings. Colwell’s 'Simple Pleasures Primal Terrors' highlights society’s twisted inner workings and the human form throughout the Anthropocene in his signature surreal style. Similarly, SF-based David Ball unveils his third show with 111 Minna entitled, ‘Fanfaronade,’ a new collection of otherworldly abstractions created through his unique combination of collage, acrylic paint, and colored pencil.

Join the artists and the 111 Minna staff again for this exceptional opening:

What: 'Simple Pleasures Primal Terrors' - Solo Exhibition by Guy Colwell

 'Fanfaronade' - Solo Exhibition by David Ball


  • Opening Reception Thursday 7/14/22 from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

  • Open By Appointment Friday 7/15/22 - 8/10/22  - reach out to:alex@111minnagallery.com

  • Closing Reception Thursday 8/11/22 from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Where: 111 Minna Gallery at 111 Minna St, San Francisco, CA 94105

About Guy Colwell

Born in Oakland, California in 1945, with a career spanning 60 years, Guy Colwell is a prolific painter and underground cartoonist known for his bold commentary on society and his Figurative Social Surrealism - style. His comics have been published by Rip Off PressLast Gasp, and Fantagraphics - and his paintings are on display at the Crocker Art MuseumThe Pritikin Museum, and the Oakland Zoo.

His work has been described throughout the years as:
“Vivid windows into an unfair world… more necessary than ever.”

Sarah Burke, East Bay Express, 2016

“…conveying a sense of depth and history….”

Matt Gonzales, Juxtapoz, 2012

“…some of the finest American art…”

Clay Geerdes, Cobblestone, 1976

Follow them on Instagram:
Available work - @socialreally
Black and white ink drawings and block prints - @inker_guy
Sold pieces from full career - @sorealsold

About David Ball

David Ball is a San Francisco-based artist interested in discovery and happenstance, making mythic, otherworldly pareidolic figurative abstractions, at once outlandish and familiar. Ball has been exhibiting his artwork throughout the US, selling to collectors here and abroad for over 20 years. This will be Ball’s third show at 111 Minna Gallery.

Follow them on Instagram:@davidmball

About 111 Minna Gallery

Over its 28 years, 111 Minna Gallery has been recognized as: Winner: Best Art Gallery (2019 & 2018/SF Weekly), Winner of the Small Business of the Year Award (2018/SF Chamber of Commerce), and Winner of the 2018 Small Business of The Year Award at The Ebbies. 111 Minna continues to be a mainstay for art and culture in the bay area. After recent renovations, 111 Minna gallery is looking more beautiful than ever and we look forward to coming back after Covid. 111 Minna Gallery would like to thank all of its followers, supporters, and fans. You are all family to us and we are excited to bring you a solid lineup as we regather together at a San Francisco staple of community art and culture. 2022 is going to be a year to remember with upcoming shows from Alex Huxley, Robert Bowen, Amanda Lynn and Lady Mags.

Follow us on Instagram: @111minnagallery

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Guy Colwell

David Ball


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