Oct 08 2015

Being and Somethingness


We are excited to announce the next art show at the Alite Outpost in the Scott Ellsworth Gallery. “Being and Somethingness” is an exhibition of new work by James Tucker of The Aesthetic Union. The show will feature a series of limited edition letterpress prints inspired by legendary natural landmarks in California. With this series, Tucker sought to record his own experience of six inspiring destinations: Bolinas, Bishop, Donner Pass, Joshua Tree, Big Sur, and Sibley. Steeped in history and personal mythologies, these natural areas are household names in California and beyond. The opening reception for the show will feature a custom soundtrack created and performed by DJ Wrong Way.

“Being in these places and observing the sky, flora, and topography I started with gestural ink washes and dozens of photographs of the sky at different points of the day. Back in my studio I mixed inks to replicate the sky gradients and ran split fountain linoleum block letterpress prints. The topography of each location was then embedded into the paper with no ink, leaving a blind impression. Lastly, the ink washes were made into halftone plates and printed in another pass riding across the sky plate.” - James Tucker

Founded in 2013 by James Tucker and Risa Culbertson, The Aesthetic Union is a letterpress retail & print shop that specializes in custom designs and limited edition collaborations with local artists.

When: Thursday October 22nd from 6 - 9 pm
Where: 3376 18th Street
What: James Tucker of the Aesthetic Union showing “Being and Somethingness


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Sep 29 2015

Sea Stack Party Wave


This past weekend’s Party Wave event was the last celebration at the Sea Stack for the 2015 season. It was the culmination of an entire summer’s worth of art, music, workshops, barbecues, and the enjoyment of cold beers on hot days with friends.

True to form, we featured a bunch of local artists displaying their work for the group art show. These talented creatives included the likes of: Alicia Toldi, Miles Jackler, Adam Raymaker, Lorien Stern, Stephen Amato, Anemone Delvoie, Nick Pourfard, and Muzae Sesay. We donated a portion of all the art sales from the Sea Stack to our friends at Save the Waves Foundation to support their efforts to keep our beach home the beautiful place that it is.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a party at the Sea Stack without some live musical performances by local bands, The Cherries and The Imperfections. And while they kept the beat going, Fort Point Beer Company kept the beer flowing with their tasty “Park” and “Westfalia” craft brews. Our next door neighbors and brothers from another mother, Brothers Pizza hooked up the hungry crowds with their delicious Indian style pies that were all eagerly devoured within a span of five minutes.

In summation, Party Wave was an excellent event to celebrate our local creative community in our new favorite neighborhood. Thanks to the whole Taraval Street community for supporting and celebrating with us. And thanks for hosting the awesome after party with the ping pong table and Star Trek themed portal room (you know who you are). It goes without saying that there would have been no Sea Stack without the participation of the raddest brands in San Francisco. So a huge thank you to: Sunski, EO Products, Gravel & Gold, Rumpl, Oru Kayak, Blood and Bolts Apparel, Susan Hoff Collections, Nipomo and Scrapdog Skateboards.

See you next summer when The Sea Stack returns to another beachside retreat ...

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Sep 22 2015

Party Wave @ The Sea Stack


Do you enjoy local art, live music, pizza, and beer, yet struggle with how you could possibly combine these elements into one fun event? The Sea Stack has got you covered. We’ll be throwing a group art show Saturday the 26th from 5-9 PM at our very own Salty Dog Gallery. We will showcase the work of ocean-inspired makers from a variety of disciplines.

Featured artists include Alicia Toldi, Miles Jackler, Adam Raymaker, Lorien Stern, Stephen Amato, Anemone Delvoie, Nick Pourfard, and Muzae Sesay. These local artists will have a wide assortment of their work on display and for sale. There will also be musical performances from local bands, The Cherries and The Imperfections.

** Also this is the last weekend the Sea Stack will be open this summer. Sad but true, though this means more in-store deals and neighborhood specials for you.

Enjoy a variety of discounts on all products in the shop as you partake in free beer provided by Fort Point Brewing and delicious pizza from Brothers Pizza! A portion of the proceeds made from art sold will benefit Save the Waves and help keep our oceans swim and surf friendly!

When: This Saturday, September 26 from 5 - 9 PM.
Where: The Sea Stack @ 3629 Taraval Street
What: Art, brews, tunes, and special deals for The Sea Stack's last weekend of operation this summer...


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