Get SF Weekly Newsletters
Pin It

Post-Holiday Horror 

Wednesday, Dec 24 2008
If you're feeling a bit overwhelmed by the sheer cuteness of the holiday season, if you feel you might explode if you see one more adorable snowman or peace dove, seek the poisonous antidote at the art show "Vampira." A sort of nightmare after Christmas, the little exhibit features two artists who go by single names: French and Diva. (Ironically, French is English and Diva is French.) Both create monsters: French's drawings of goat-horned demons, entwined knights, and eerie animal hybrids spring from some dark medieval apocalypse, while the creatures that grace Diva's lace-covered canvases appear to be torn from a lost Renaissance tapestry. In past shows, Diva has hung the gallery with shredded lace, a stylish cobweb that would nicely complement French's spidery line drawings. Whether or not this show includes that extra touch, it'll certainly spook the sainted reindeer out of the holidays — and, as a bonus, if Santa didn't happen to bring you all the goodies you were expecting, the gallery is located in a Japanese toy store.
Jan. 1-Feb. 1, 2009

About The Author

Traci Vogel


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed
  1. Most Popular


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"