Shift at The NWBLK | Art Exhibit in San Francisco's Mission District

photography by Lux @LUXRAD


In October 2014, HMxAA launched with a group exhibition I curated entitled Shift at The NWBLK, a leading design space in San Francisco's Mission district. At 9,000 square feet, and in tandem withthe NWBLK's own display of innovative design pieces, this provided a daunting yet welcome challenge. Featured artists include Michael Arcega, Mary Button Durell, Matt Gil, Amanda Hughen, Kimberly Rowe, Andrew Schoultz, William Swanson and Arngunnur Yr.

For Shift, I aimed to create interventions amongst the art and The NWBLK’s design pieces to promote a new way to view and engage with fine art by populating uncommon spaces. Shift epitomizes the nexus of exploration in material, color, light, and form and features works that are heavily layered in composition and content. This pairing enabled interactions that are traditionally kept separate and fostered a love of craft, design, play and beauty. Link here to read the article by Mark Taylor about the show on KQED Arts.