How curious — is the Luggage Store one of those hip design shop/galleries with a deceptively literal name, or does it actually supply customers with Samsonite and other traveling containers? We don’t get out enough. In any case, this Saturday the business located at 1007 Market near 6th will be hosting an evening of respectable local tunes for the opening of a group art show (participating artists listed below, including, Kyle Field of Little Wings). From 6pm on, the Bullet Train reception will include live music from Christopher Owens (of GIRLS), Dominant Legs, Holy Shit, and the skateboard legend/musician, Tommy Guerrero (more about his recent album here).
Dominant Legs – “Just Silly Ones”
Showing artists: ERIK BLUHM, KYLE FIELD, ASHLEY GALLAGHER, PAUL GELLMAN, CHRIS LIPOMI, JOSH LAZCANO, JULIA LEONARD, CHRIS LUX, ALICIA McCARTHY, LAUREN McKEON, RUBY NERI, MICHAEL RASHKOW, WILL ROGAN, TORBJORN VEJVI, NICHOLAS PITTMAN (show is up until March 12 – April 16, 2011, open Wed-Sat. 12-5pm).
About the art show, Bullet Train (via Luggage Store):
Each city is representative of Californiaâ€™s identity, and yet one is known for promoting social awareness and civic responsibility, while the other, an advertisement for self-indulgence and consumerism. This show aims to bind the two cities through setting, and a mutual interest in environment. The artistsâ€™ works do not intend to reflect SF/LA ideologies however real or imagined, instead acts as an exploration into individuality, as well as the inconsistencies of each artist and their representative city. All of the artists share a strong connection to California, and often the connection is expressed through their work. A range of disciplines will be represented including sculpture, painting, drawing, collage, poetry, and film.