‘Battle Royal’ at Gallery 1988 SF

Oh, The Things You Say On a Winter's Day by Patrick Gannon

“Oh, The Things You Say On a Winter’s Day” is one of eight new cut paper pieces by Patrick Gannon, now in Gallery 1988 San Francisco’s “Battle Royal” group show.

“Battle royal (plural battles royal) traditionally refers to a fight involving three or more combatants that is fought until only one fighter remains standing.” Featuring the incredible and varied work of ten up-and-coming artists: Julian Callos, Anthony Clarkson, Joshua Clay, Patrick Gannon, Gene Guynn, Walt Hall, Martin Hsu, Aaron Jasinski, Marcus Schafer and Jeremy Tinder.

See the online art preview.

Dates: Friday, June 26 to July 18, 2009 (the gallery is closed on Sundays and Mondays)

Place: 1173 Sutter St. San Francisco, CA 94109
Tel: 415-409-1376

Patrick Gannon

Patrick's illustrations and artwork are made entirely of cut-paper (and often wood) in his studio in Tokyo, Japan, where he lives with his amazing wife and a very, very large collection of paper from all over the world.

Mixing bold whimsy with a subtle conceptual streak, his artwork combines influences from his life in Japan and his upbringing on a farm in New Jersey where he was surrounded (and occassionally attacked) by animals and the natural world. His interest in myths and fables, pop-culture, cool textures and weird critters invades his artwork.

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