An Accident, On Purpose

May 30, 2024 - May 30, 2024

A pop-up exhibition at San Francisco Gallery curated by Suki Berry and Layne Takakashi

San Francisco Gallery opened with it’s inaugural exhibition March 1st, but artists-in-residence were hard at work in their studios long before then. Suki Berry, Layne Takahashi, and Sean Sitwell were the first cohort of artists to use the studio spaces at 888 Marin Street, The Midway Gallery’s new sister art space.

Suki Berry, is a queer visual artist best known for her large-scale vibrant paintings and drag performances. She graduated with a degree in studio art from Humboldt State University, and has shown her work with International Art Museum of America, and Museum of Contemporary Art. Suki led a Drag & Draw workshop this Spring for the public, activating the space with vibrant, queer and welcoming energy.

With a background in graphic design, Layne Takahashi, brings viewers in exploration of family & heritage & Gen Z in her multi-process works. Layne was an artist-in-residence at the Royal Drawing School and graduated from UC Davis with her BFA. Layne led a collaged-figure drawing workshop class this Spring.

An Accident, On Purpose is a group show curated by Suki and Layne celebrating the intentional fusion of diverse artistic perspectives. Featuring 10 Northern California artists from varied social backgrounds, this show explores themes of identity, unity, and change through a rich tapestry of mediums. It’s a deliberate gathering of artists and art-appreciators.

Artwork from:

Jada Haynes
Matthew Kellison

Julia Walters
MJ Tantingco
Sunny Torres
The She Creature
Sashi Vu
Bonita Rose

Join us in an evening of savoring the cosmic accident that we are here, in each others presence, interconnected by our ability to share our own unique visual languages.

//Drinks and music provided by San Francisco Gallery

An Accident, On Purpose on view Thursday, May 30th 6:30-9:30pm

888 Marin Street