20 Jun 2024

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Thu, 20 Jun
17:00 – 21:00

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Save Event: Closing Show + Artist Talk - SURVIVORS OF THE PLAGUE x REVERSAL OF FORTUNE

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June 20th’s 12th’s closing reception/ artist Q&A at 111 Minna Gallery features two solo exhibitions under one roof on view to the public for one final evening!!!


111 Minna Gallery’s Second Street Gallery features ‘Survivors Of the Plague’ by Mike Davis. Our connecting Zappa Gallery features ‘Reversal Of Fortune’ by Michael Kerbow. 

The evening will include a Q&A with both artists on our Zappa Gallery stage. 

In our 2nd Street Gallery, North Beach’s DJ Bald Elvis will be providing his own unique musical entertainment!!!! 

‘Survivors Of The Plague’: 

Mike Davis - @mikedavis813 

‘Reversal Of Fortune’: 

Michael Kerbow - @michaelkerbow 

Mike Davis: 

Mike Davis is a Modern Surrealist Painter who currently lives and works in San Francisco, California. Self-taught, Davis began painting seriously in 1997. His inspirations range from his mother’s woodwork, hand-tooled leather, and home projects to art of the ancient world, surrealism, the Flemish masters of the Northern Renaissance. He renders complex surrealist works embedded with symbols of mortality, folly and hubris, fixed within whimsical compositions. His works are featured in the permanent collection at Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, many publications (Juxtapoz, Hi-Fructose Magazine, HEY! Magazine, Art Ltd., Pop Surrealism: The Rise of Underground Art, Tatt Book: Visionaries of Tattoo, Beyond Tattoo, etc) and prestigious private collections around the world. In addition to painting, Mike Davis is an active musician, woodworker and owner of internationally-renowned Everlasting Tattoo. 

Michael Kerbow: 

Shortly before the pandemic, Michael began working on a new series of allegorical paintings that he entitled “Late Capitalism”. This ongoing body of work portrays the return of dinosaurs as they overrun our world. These images signify our existential threat from climate change. The functioning of our society has inadvertently liberated destructive forces upon the earth. These dinosaurs are the specters of inevitable extinction. The cars and freeways symbolize our legacy of fossil fuel addiction. The various billboards and signage allude to the siren song of capitalism, and represent a culture myopically focused on hyper-commodification and consumption. On a more personal level, this series of works are a form of nostalgia from his childhood. As a five year old, his two primary obsessions were cars and dinosaurs. These things were so

cherished in his youth that it is not surprising they found their way into his artwork as an adult. However, it is worth noting that his depiction of dinosaurs is not based upon current paleoscience. Rather, He has tried to epitomize the classic illustrations of dinosaurs he remembered seeing as a kid. The work of paleo-artists like Charles R. Knight, Rudolph Zallinger, and Zdeněk Burian, from the first half of the 20th century, helped foster his young imagination. Therefore, this is his way of paying homage to them. 

Michael Kerbow is a San Francisco-based artist who works in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, assemblage, and digitally manipulated photography. Kerbow received an MFA from Pratt Institute in New York. 

He has been exhibited nationally and internationally and has appeared in multiple publications. He has also been twice nominated for SFMOMA’s prestigious SECA award. Kerbow’s work has been exhibited in institutions such as Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA, Dennos Museum, Traverse City, MI, Peninsula Museum of Art, Burlingame, CA, David Brower Center, Berkeley, Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman, MT 

Event Info: 

What: ‘Survivors Of The Plague x Reversal Of Fortune: Closing Party / Artist Q&A Music by: DJ Bald Elvis 

When: Thursday 06/20/24 from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Q&A at 6PM) 

Contact: dyoungv@111minnagallery.com 

Art Coming Down: Friday 06/21/24 

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

About 111 Minna Gallery 

Over its 30 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 making this space as welcoming and creative as it’s ever been. 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. 111 Minna Gallery is a 21+ venue. 

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