San Francisco is a small city that is fortunate enough to house some of the most well-known museums like the MOMA, De Young, and Legion of Honor (just to name a few) as well as several of the most unique art galleries in the world. I have been fortunate to attend some mind-blowing openings, exhibits, and shows through out the years. However, I must say the anniversary show I attended on Saturday was by far my favorite of 2011.
In June 2010, Modern Eden Gallery opened it’s doors, and has since provided North Beach and San Francisco
with not only one of the largest gallery spaces but also a work space for some of the local artists. Owners Bradley Platz and Kim Larson have put a new spin on art. They have a clever eye for our city’s most talented painters, sculptors and even jewelry designers. You will find very dynamic and enlightening pieces at Modern Eden. The vibe is relaxed, the attendees are savvy and the art is …well brilliant.
The Anniversary show features “Modern Eden” and “Pieces of Eden” themes, where each artist was asked to make a piece that reflects their distinctive style while others incorporated a sense of Modern Eden to celebrate the gallery’s first year. On June 11th the exhibit opened and will continue until July 11th. Local DJ Edward Aten started the party off with his chill mix and good vibe music as they offered drinks and appetizers to keep your conversations ever growing. Some of the artists were in attendance and were more than willing to discuss mediums, inspirations and the destinations for their art.
Modern Eden Gallery is new to San Francisco and so far very well accepted. The beautiful and spacious gallery has a talented curator, pristine lighting and a variety of mediums to offer its patrons. There is something for everyone, whether you are shopping, admiring or just need a place to be stimulated, I suggest you stop by Modern Eden and see how you can be inspired the our local artists. The Gallery has also provide a charitable presence within San Francisco. In March, they had an exhibit entitled “Menagerie” of which some of the proceeds went to benefit the SPCA.
Modern Eden Gallery
403 Francisco Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
Hours of Operation:
Wednesday through Sunday 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public!