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San Francisco

North of Market/Tenderloin Community Benefit District Corporation

Exhibition Detail
HEART OF THE CITY: Patricia Araujo and Mark Ellinger
134 Golden Gate Avenue
Suite A
San Francisco, CA 94102


November 21st, 2008 - April 15th, 2009
 
Hibernia Meets Furniture and Carpets, Patricia AraujoPatricia Araujo,
Hibernia Meets Furniture and Carpets,
2008, Oil on canvas, 36" x 48"
© Patricia Araujo
New Hibernia, Patricia ArauoPatricia Arauo, New Hibernia,
2007, Oil on panel, 36" x 48"
© Patricia Araujo
SOMA Rising, Patricia AraujoPatricia Araujo, SOMA Rising,
2008, Oil on canvas, 36" x 48"
© Patricia Araujo
Western Light, Mark EllingerMark Ellinger, Western Light,
2008, Color photographic print on archival fine art paper, 19" x 13"
© Mark Ellinger
Golden Gate Theatre, Mark EllingerMark Ellinger, Golden Gate Theatre,
2008, Color photographic print on archival fine art paper, 19" x 13"
© Mark Ellinger
Billiards, Furniture & Carpets, Mark EllingerMark Ellinger,
Billiards, Furniture & Carpets,
2008, Color photographic print on archival fine art paper, 13" x 19"
© Mark Ellinger
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> DESCRIPTION

HEART OF THE CITY
Paintings, drawings and photographs of San Francisco's Central City
TWO PERSON ART EXHIBIT AND BOOK RELEASE
PATRICIA ARAUJO AND MARK ELLINGER

North of Market/Tenderloin Community Benefit District
134 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco


Exhibit thru April 15th, 2009
Visiting Hours: Fridays 2-5pm and by appointment

Tel:(415) 440-7570  Web:www.nom-tlcbd.org

PRESS RELEASE:

The North of Market/Tenderloin Community Benefit District, to celebrate the opening of its new offices at 134 Golden Gate Avenue, is pleased to announce “HEART OF THE CITY”, an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Patricia Araujo and photography by Mark Ellinger. The opening reception will be 21 November 2008, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at 134 Golden Gate.  Featuring new work by both artists, the show is a tribute to the beauty and splendor of decaying and abandoned architecture and iconic City landmarks that distinguish the Tenderloin, mid-Market Street and Sixth Street/SoMa.

While living in the South of Market, Patricia Araujo was a witness to many of the changes taking place in this redeveloping neighborhood. Her fascination with domes, towers, sacred and municipal structures began with daily observations of the Golden Gate Theatre at Sixth and Market. Mark Ellinger has lived in San Francisco since 1968, residing on Sixth Street and in the Tenderloin since 2001. He has devoted the past five-and-a-half years to documenting central city SROs, theaters and abandoned architecture. The artists are united by their admiration of such structures as the Golden Gate Theatre, the Furniture & Carpets building (6th and Market), PG&E power plant (6th and Jessie) and the Hibernia Bank building at Jones and Market, a source of controversy for many years. Enchanted by the magnificent presence of these sites, both Patricia and Mark have been galvanized by a desire to preserve the architectural heritage and historical identity of San Francisco’s central city neighborhoods. This exhibit will be the artists’ first joint show and the opening will coincide with the release of Patricia’s book, SOMA SEEN, which features drawings and paintings of South of Market architecture, and Up from the Deep Part Two: Mid-Market Street, the first published volume of Mark’s Hotel Project.

To learn more about the artists and their work, please visit their websites: www.AbstractMetropolis.com (Patricia Araujo) and http://upfromthedeep.wordpress.com (Mark Ellinger)


left to right: Mark Ellinger, Patricia Araujo and Elaine Zamora (Director of NOM/TLCBD)

 

Press and Reviews from the exhibit: (follow these links below)

Heart of the City/SOMA SEEN,  Review by Wilma Parker, January 5th, 2009

Patricia's painting, SOMA Rising, was featured in the SF Chronicle on December 24th.
To read article visit Resuscitating the Heart of San Francisco, by Heather Knight, SF Chronicle.

 

Heart of the City: Structures Built to Last, by Reyhan Harmanci, SF Chronicle, dated November 27th, 2008.

Heart of the City -Review in ArtBusiness.com,  November 21st, by Alan Bamberger

Heart of the City, SF Bay Guardian Weekly Pick, November 21st, 2008, by Michelle Broder Van Dyke, SF Bay Guardian.

 

To view photos of the exhibit, go to this link:
http://picasaweb.google.com/metropolis137/HeartOfTheCity#

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PATRICIA ARAUJO's BOOK RELEASE: SOMA SEEN

SOMA SEEN -Paintings and drawings by Patricia Araujo of the South of Market Architecture

Description:

While living in the South of Market, Patricia Araujo was a witness to many of the changes taking place in this redeveloping neighborhood. Her fascination with domes, towers, sacred and municipal structures began with daily observations of the Golden Gate Theatre at Sixth and Market. Her beautiful book gracefully captures the mixture of architectural styles characteristic of downtown San Francisco in the twenty-first century.

“Araujo echoes the discipline and practicality of architectural drawing but also evokes the surreal quality of Giorgio De Chirico's urban dreamscapes. Her paintings and drawings portray such survivors of Beaux-Arts San Francisco as the Hibernia Bank building, the Palace Hotel, and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church at Folsom and Seventh Streets as being at once old and new”.

“In this book, as in downtown San Francisco, the nineteenth century lives on in the service of the twenty-first. All that is left of The Emporium, a department store built in the 1890s, is its splendid classical dome, which sits atop the almost parodistically classicizing interior of the Westfield San Francisco shopping center.”

“Araujo reminds us that the buildings of our cities' commercial neighborhoods were architects' fantasies before they became assertive new realities and then, after the passage of time, objects of nostalgia. All three stages of that evolution live side by side in this book. These paintings and drawings depict praiseworthy examples of San Francisco architecture, some utilitarian and others grandly ornamental. The book as a whole reaffirms the city's daydream of itself as a uniquely beautiful amalgam of past and present.”      Jerome Tarshis, Art Critic

Patricia Araujo’s SOMA SEEN Book Release will coincide with the upcoming two person art exhibit titled “Heart of the City” – an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Patricia Araujo and photographs by Mark Ellinger. The show is a tribute to the beauty and splendor of decaying and abandoned architecture and iconic city landmarks that distinguish the Tenderloin, mid-Market Street and 6th Street/SoMa. The North of Market/Tenderloin Community Benefit District, and in celebration of its new offices, is pleased to host this exhibition at 134 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco. The opening will be held on November 21st, from 6 to 9pm, and this exhibit will run through April 15th, 2009. Visiting Hours: Fridays, 2-5pm and by appointment, call (415) 440-7570. Web:http://www.nom-tlcbd.org/

SOMA SEEN presents 13 drawings and 22 paintings, dated from 2002 to present, and full color illustrations. Also accompanied are candid photos by Patricia of the places which in turn became the basis for the SOMA series.  All art work, text and photography by Patricia Araujo. Foreword by Wilma Parker. (80 pages total).


MARCH 2009 NEWS:

SOMA SEEN is now available at the California Historical Society Store,

located at 678 Mission Street, San Francisco., and at William Stout Architectural Books, located at 804 Montgomery Street, San Francisco.

SOMA SEEN can also be purchased via internet.
This book can be shipped internationally. For any inquiries, comments, feel free to contact Patricia here and/or at her website - www.AbstractMetropolis.com

You can also visit direct link by clicking on banner below:

SOMA SEEN


 

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MARK ELLINGER's BOOK RELEASE: Up From the Deep, Part Two: Mid-Market Street

Description:

Now a blighted no-man's-land of empty buildings and boarded-up storefronts, Mid-Market was once the heart of San Francisco's theater district. Part Two is both an epitaph and an appreciation of Mid-Market architecture, encompassing the histories of the district's theaters and other significant structures, the reasons for the district's decay, and my personal observations about the buildings that are still standing. Nineteen historical photos and postcards of Market Street contrast with forty-five of my own photos of what Mid-Market has become.

This book is available for purhcase online. Contact Mark Ellinger @ http://upfromthedeep.wordpress.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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