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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Jay Howell's Punks Git Cut Premieres at 111 Minna March 6

Posted By on Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 12:10 PM


If you've seen the Punks Git Cut 'zine around town, expect more of the same art and humor at the opening of Jay Howell's art show at Minna Gallery. The event promises lots of paintings, photos, animations, and even some raw-ass dudes. Punks Git Cut opens March 6 with a performance by rock dudes The Jizz and runs until March 29. Click "More" for extended info. -- ASD Staff Report

111 MINNA GALLERY Presents


New works by JAY HOWELL

March 6-29th- Opening Reception March 6th at 6pm

Art School Failure to Art House Success

Jay Howell Gets “Punk” with Naked People and Dogs

San Francisco -- 111 Minna Gallery is delighted to present Jay Howell's PUNKS GIT CUT showing new paintings, photos and animations exhibiting March 6 - 29th. The Gallery will host an artist reception Thursday, March 6th at 6pm with San Francisco band, The Jizz performing live plus special guest DJ's spinning tunes throughout the evening. The reception is FREE and open to the public. The exhibition will be on view from Thursday, March 6th through March 29th. 111 Minna Gallery is located at the corner of Minna and 2nd Streets in downtown San Francisco.

San Francisco's raconteur of the arts and music scene - painter, cartoonist, publisher, DJ, cyclist, and dog lover, Jay Howell, will present his first major solo show.

"It sounds silly, but I just want people to laugh, it means so much to me and nothing else matters."

J. Howell

As with all his endeavors Jay brings to the PUNKS GIT CUT exhibition the same spirit of invention and authentic outlook that characterize his zine of the same name that he has been publishing for the last twelve years.

After flunking out of Art School in only six months Howell, professing an “I don’t know what the hell I’m doing and I don’t care” attitude, kept drawing – gross cartoons, funny cartoons – going on to create skateboard graphics for anti hero and consolidated.. He exaggerates the eccentricities of the human character while simultaneously generalizing about our wide range of shared characteristics like boners and cute dogs.

Jay is the author or countless books and zines, most recently the instructional guides; Dog and Dog Information and Let Me Tell You Where to Stick It (with Audrey Erickson). Jay is also co-owner of the record label Mt St Mtn, who with partner Mark Kaiser, has continued to put out great records for the last several years.

Established in 1993 in downtown San Francisco 111 Minna Gallery is in the business of Art & Leisure. The gallery showcases a unique blend of local and international artists, world class DJ's, live performance, and film screenings in an elegantly urban and ever-changing 4,000 square foot space. The gallery is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday 12-9 pm and nightly on a rotating schedule for special events. 111 Minna Gallery is located at the corner of Minna and 2nd Street in downtown San Francisco. The Gallery offers a full bar and welcomes ages 21 and over. For more information go to

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