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© Courtesy of the Artist and Night Gallery
Sunset Strrip

717 Battery St.
San Francisco, CA 94111
July 28th, 2015 - October 11th, 2015
Opening: July 28th, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://thebatterysf.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Other (outside main areas)

DESCRIPTION

NIGHT GALLERY
presents

SUNSET STRRIP

Thomas Moller and Matthew Bernstein, directors of the art program at The Battery, are pleased to collaborate with Night Gallery for "Sunset Strrip." 

In the 60s the Sunset Strip was dirrty. Dirrty in the trash that covered the avenues and dirrty in the deals that went down between hustlers on the street and those in cars. Dirrty hands shook behind asbestos walls while polyester fabrics brimmed with dirrty sweat and car exhaust.


Today Sunset Strip is very different, operating more like a television commercial through which you drive. Massive billboards consume your visual attention leaving little else to be absorbed.

The new strrip has moved southeast. It runs through downtown Los Angeles,  beginning at the Fashion District and ending at Dames-N-Games. This is Night Gallery’s neighborhood. This is her strrip. Trash piles up daily outside her door.  Neon lights seduce seekers into nearby places like Sam’s Hofbrau, a club where the number of twerking bodies on a stage is pushed to the hilt. The body here is sweaty, surrounded by concrete and heat waves, looking for a comfortable place among the dirrt.

 

Opening Reception Tuesday July 28th, 6-9pm

** RSVP REQUIRED! **
Please RSVP to Thomas & Matt
art@thebatterysf.com

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