I received announcements for three shows that open later this week in SF:
On Friday, March 10th, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, there is a reception at Southern Exposure for a new show entitled "Smart Ass," curated by Kelsey Nicholson. It has a promising lineup of artists. Two of them, Dustin Fosnot and Ben Riesman, made intriguing contributions to Mission 17's “Truth and Lies” show not long ago. (I was on the jury for that show.) Also that night, SoEx will present the launch of “Invisible-5,” a self-guided audio tour of Interstate-5. The address is 401 Alabama St., near 17th St.
Also on March 10th, from 7:00 to 10:00 pm, is a reception for the new show at Triple Base, presented by curator Joyce Grimm of the curatorial collective No. 4. The lead artist is Chris Cobb, who worked with 30 people to create “dense, luminous drawings,” according to the press release. Cobb is the guy who reorganized the walls of books at Adobe Books according to color. (OK, he had a lot of help, including two people dragooned from a nearby bus stop.) Triple Base is the storefront at 3041 24th St., between Folsom and Harrison Sts.
On Saturday, March 11th, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, the little Needles and Pens space will hold an opening for “Biophilia,” a show of drawings and letters by C. Ryder Cooley and Lena Wolff. There will be music and, as always, lots of zines for sale. The address is 483 14th St., near Guerrero St.