August 27- September 24
Opening Reception August 27, 6-9pm

Join us for the opening reception of Silvie Lukacova RETROSPECTIVE

Lukacova’s work is inspired by physical matter and emotional experiences. Some works are derivations of raw meat which she brings into her studio as models. Other works are more reminiscent of aerial landscapes that are extrapolated from personal experience. All her work is guttural in its application of paint to surface. A blend of impasto and knife work that sits on and penetrates the surface with visual resonance. Her use of color is subdued and limited to low-end tones and values with few selected colors that emit a somber note.


The works presented in this show are a mini-retrospective of a category of contemporary abstraction that is kept alive by artist like Lukacova who sustain a train of thought that claims lineage to early expressionism and opens a portal to the present.


Lukacova was born and raised in the Czech Republic in the spa town of Karlovy Vary, CZ, located in the western part of Bohemia (Erzgebirge). She first visited the United States in 1996 and moved to Alameda, CA in 2000, where she has been living and working since.

Post Beat Generation

"Coit Tower" Copyright © Peter Onstad

July 9 – August 13

Opening Reception July 9, 2016

An Evening of Music, Poetry, Paintings and Photos Featuring:


The Beats inspired a generation of visual artists, poets, and
 musicians, and nowhere has their influence been felt more than in the
 San Francisco Bay Area, and North Beach, in particular—the home of the Beat Generation.

For more than 50 years, artists who came of age during this era, have been living and working under the long-tail influence of this cultural movement.

But San Francisco’s bohemian tradition pre-dated the Beats, and continues with the next-generation artists who came of age in the 1960s and 1970s and are continuing to make art informed by a certain bohemian sensibility. These artists have worked continually over half a century to push boundaries and embody the spirit of the post-beat era.

Join us for this unique exhibition that spotlights and celebrates the unique history of the arts in the bay area.