Sep 13, 2013

Home Decor: Mirror, Mirror

Five Ways to Decorate with Mirrors

Mirrors are a very versatile way to make your home decor fresh. Mirrors can blend away into decor or create a dramatic effect. Whether you are looking to create the illusion of more space, bring more light into a room, or are using a mirror as the focal point in your room, mirrors are the perfect way to revamp your home. Here are five ways to decorate with mirrors.

 1. Layered Effect

Layering different sized mirrors into a large rectangular grid makes for unique wall decor. Not only does it make a space appear to be double the size, but the layers create an interesting play of reflections.

2. Home Office

Spruce up your home office with two framed matching mirrors. The use of the two mirrors not only draws in more light to your work space but also adds a unique element to a simple white desk.

3. Modern Bar

Turn even the smallest part of a room into your very own bar. Placing a mirror onto a simple gold bar cart gives the effect of a much larger bar. Plus the reflection of the various spirit bottles creates an interesting visual.

4. Mirror DIY

Add a pop of color to any room by splashing a square mirror with paint. Play with layering various shades of the same color family for a mirror that is the focal point of any room.

5. Curated Closet

A mirrored dresser makes a small closet double the size creating the feel of a walk-in closet even if your closet is not quite walk-in. The use of the mirror dresser also adds a glamorous and modern touch to any closet.

{Images courtesy of Pinterest}

Sep 6, 2013

New Arts District in San Francisco

New Potrero Hill Arts District

The start of Fall also means the start of the art season. This season is all the more exciting as several major San Francisco art dealers open the doors to their new spaces in Potrero Hill this Saturday, September 7. Here are the must-see openings this Saturday in Potrero Hill.

Ed Moses, BYE #1, 2013, mixed media on canvas
Image courtesy of Brian Gross Fine Art

1. Ed Moses @ Brian Gross Fine Art
Reception for the artist: Saturday, September 7, 4 - 7 pm
248 Utah Street

Renowned Los Angeles artist Ed Moses will be the inaugural exhibition at long-time San Francisco dealer Brian Gross' new gallery space at 248 Utah Street. On view will be selections from Moses' new crackle painting series.

Patricia Esquivas, 111-119 Generalísimo/Castellana, 2013, Video still
Image courtesy of Catharine Clark Gallery

2. Group Show @ Catharine Clark Gallery
Opening: Saturday, September 7, 4 - 7 pm
248 Utah Street

Adjacent to Brian Gross Fine Art, art dealer Catharine Clark opens her new space with a group exhibition titled This is the Sound of Someone Losing the Plot. The show curated by Anthony Discenza celebrates CCA's contributions to Potrero Hill and the wider Bay Area arts community. On view will be works from nine CCA alumni and professors. 

Stefan Kürten, Ashes Everywhere, 2013, ink and acrylic on linen
Image courtesy of Hosfelt Gallery

3. Stefan Kürten @ Hosfelt Gallery
Opening: Saturday, September 7, 4 - 6 pm
260 Utah Street

Todd Hosfelt was one of the first dealers to recognize the potential of Potrero Hill as the new arts district. This saturday Hosfelt Gallery opens a solo show titled Tonight and the Beautiful Future of work by Düsseldorf-based painter Stefan Kürten. On view will be his new paintings that show our mundane environments that we create in order to make our world perfect.

Ward Schumaker, Reason Drifts Far From The Shore, 2012, acrylic on canvas
Image courtesy of Jack Fischer Gallery

4. Ward Schumaker @ Jack Fischer Gallery
Opening: Saturday, September 7, 4 -6 pm
311 Potrero Avenue

Jack Fischer Gallery opens its new doors at 311 Potrero Avenue with an exhibition of work titled Years of Pretty by Ward Schumaker. Schumaker is known for his handling of various media including painting, bookmaking, collage, and sculpture. On view will be works from 2003 to 2013.

Erin Lawlor, Island Life, 2013, oil on linen
Image courtesy of George Lawson Gallery

5. Erin Lawlor @ George Lawson Gallery
Opening: Saturday, September 7, 4 - 7 pm
315 Potrero Avenue

George Lawson opens a second space in San Francisco at 315 Potrero Avenue. The inaugural exhibition is a solo show of recent paintings by British artist Erin Lawlor. On view will be her gestural paintings made on the island of Ste. Marie de Ré in France.