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Calendar, Night&Day Time Passages

Time Passages

For the exhibit "Now and When," the S.F. Arts Commission gave $2,000 each to a bunch of artists to make time-capsule projects. Packard Jennings spent his on dinner. He's a conceptual artist — it was an expensive dinner. Actually, Jennings…
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Music, All Shook Down SF Weekly Names Winners of Masterminds Arts Grants

SF Weekly Names Winners of Masterminds Arts Grants

Thanks to Project One for hosting a great party and all the artists who helped make a terrific show last night. We wish we could have given out grants to everyone, but we only had enough money to give out…
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Music, All Shook Down Masterminds 2010 Finalists Named, Winners Announced Wed.

Masterminds 2010 Finalists Named, Winners Announced Wed.

We received more than 100 submissions this year from local artists vying to be named a Mastermind (and, perhaps, get a $2,500 grant). The quality of the entries was truly inspiring. That's why we've named 12 finalists this year instead…
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Calendar, Night&Day Clever Alert! Clever Alert!

Clever Alert! Clever Alert!

Fake God donuts, crossword-shaped paintings with eye-hurting pastel colors, and gauges for unfortunate emotions are the stock in trade of Walter Robinson. His work makes us think of the 3D version of Packard Jennings, except that it isn't philosophically underpinned…
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Calendar, Night&Day Flower Power

Flower Power

Jennifer K. Wofford's drawings adorn streetside kiosks up and down Market Street; they are taken from her new graphic novel. "Flor de Manila y San Francisco" charts the progress and thoughts of a young woman, Flor Villanueva, as she moves…
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Culture, Art Packard Jennings Giddy, Anarchic at the Catharine Clark Gallery

Packard Jennings Giddy, Anarchic at the Catharine Clark Gallery

Artist Packard Jennings, born and raised in Oakland, is a prankster of the brainy variety. His series of Market Street kiosk posters, "Postcards from Our Awesome Future!" (done in conjunction with artist Steve Lambert) posits a thrillingly mad San Francisco…
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Calendar, Night&Day Imagination Is Funny

Imagination Is Funny

Paint the Golden Gate Bridge gold and tilt Coit Tower: Those were some of Lawrence Ferlinghetti's poetic plans to make San Francisco better as he accepted the title of municipal poet laureate. Perhaps inspired, Packard Jennings and Steve Lambert recently…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Imagination Is Funny

Paint the Golden Gate Bridge gold and tilt Coit Tower: Those were some of Lawrence Ferlinghetti's poetic plans to make San Francisco better as he accepted the title of municipal poet laureate. Perhaps inspired, Packard Jennings and Steve Lambert recently…
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Calendar, Night&Day Bombs Bursting

Bombs Bursting

Artist Kara Maria's paintings are filled with explosions of color, laid down in bold brushstrokes, blocks, swirls, and repeating patterns. The competing hues overwhelm the canvases, and they scream sex, bombs, guns, and sometimes birds. They do so because within…
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Music, All Shook Down Project Mayhem: Illustrated

Project Mayhem: Illustrated

Local badass Packard Jennings’ art has come to unassuming kiosks on Market St. this week. “Wish You Were Here! Postcards from Our Awesome Future,” contains six poster designs detailing a utopian S.F. The posters don't work in a slideshow,…
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Calendar, Night&Day We're Sold

We're Sold

What could be more mundane than grocery shopping? Trundling a cart up the aisles, checking off items on a list (mustard, batteries, milk), numbly buying the same products each time until -- hello, what's this? -- a squashed ceramic replica…
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Calendar, Night&Day Sugar and Spice

Sugar and Spice

Reality is grim. Not only is there a war on, but also Blind Date continues to enforce idiocy and hatred between sexy singles nightly. For anyone smarter than the morons who appear on "reality" TV shows -- and we're guessing…
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