RatBak@'Cha Opening Reception

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Mixed Media © Fate
RatBak@'Cha Opening Reception
Curated by: Amandalynn, Jeff Rueben

1261 Howard St.
San Francisco, California 94103
March 17th, 2012 - April 14th, 2012
Opening: March 17th, 2012 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Thursday/Friday 4 - 8 PM; Saturday 2 - 8 PM
mixed-media, installation, graffiti/street-art, figurative
Free Admission



FATE with Special Guests STEEL and Robert Garcia


Opening Reception:

Saturday, March 17, 2012, 8-11pm


Cassel Gallery in conjunction with Goorin Bros. Hat Company proudly presents ‘Rat Back at Cha’, an exhibition featuring the artistic stylings of Fate (MSK/AWR), specifically his infamous rat character paintings. Fate is widely known for his notorious career as a graffiti vandal. He has been getting up on the streets, alleys, and dark places of the world for over two decades, immortalizing his mark-making.  This new exhibit, ‘Rat Back at Cha’, will be Fate’s second gallery art accomplishment. Aside from graffiti, Fate is known for his modestly scaled paintings depicting animated rat characters in a number of different settings and situations.  His work is identifiable by bold colors and playful line work, which entices the viewer to look further into the stories and character depictions. Fate’s work is deliberately haphazard, and he frequently uses found objects as painting surfaces as a method of relating his artwork back to the street.

Fate will be accompanied by San Francisco based artists Steel, and Robert Garcia.  Steel and Garcia are also known for their animated characters. Steel is mostly associated with his humorous cheeseburger characters, while Garcia’s work has a slightly more serious undertone, inspired by Chicano culture and his childhood experiences within a lower class Hispanic community. Similar to Fate, both Steel and Robert are indentified with the usage of bold color and stimulating line work.

The compilation of these three artists is sure to create a visually compelling, and entertaining exhibition. While all three will have individual pieces on display, they will also be participating in a collaborative installation within the gallery. The opening night is sure to be one of a kind, with live musical performances by A.D. and plenty of lively characters in attendance. Please join us in celebrating the opening of ‘Rat Back at Cha’, Saturday, March 17th, 2012 from 8pm-11pm at Cassel Gallery in San Francisco, CA.




For additional information, press interviews, and images please contact:

Cassel Gallery Assistant

Amber Jean Young

Cassel Gallery
1261 Howard Street @ 9th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103