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SHADOWSHOP FINAL DAYS Closing Event! April 28

Shadowshop is closing down after the month of April! Our official last day will be May 1 — International Worker’s Day — after being open for over five months as part of SFMOMA’s “The More Things Change” exhibition! We are inviting the artists and general public to come celebrate with us for our “FINAL DAYS” event on Thursday, April 28! Many of the works for sale were made exclusively for Shadowshop and won’t be found anywhere else. Help push us over $100,000 in sales, come support the efforts of over 200 artists, meet and mingle, and take advantage of a last chance to make purchases!

Thursday, April 28, 5 – 8:30pm
Fifth floor overlook gallery, SFMOMA
151 Third Street, San Francisco

5 – 7pm (approximately):
The Shadowshopper Network, a QVC-style performative event hosted by artists Packard Jennings, Steuart Pittman, and Scott Vermiere, will be live broadcasting from the site! Special guest artists will be interviewed and audience participation is encouraged!

Curator Talk on Shadowshop
Frank Smigiel, associate curator of public programs, SFMOMA

9pm onwards:
*Afterparty TBA!

Shadowshop artists receive free museum entry that night. General tickets to the museum are half-priced after 6pm. Free for museum members and guests.

Hope to see you there for the last hurrah!

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MARCH RESIDENT ARTIST: Juan Luna-Avin: black markets and media bootlegs!

THIS THURSDAY, March 17 at SFMOMA: partake of our local black market at Shadowshop with special guest artist Juan Luna-Avin! Music compilations, bootlegs, clandestine vending, drinks and food on the rooftop garden courtesy of MeatPaper, and more!

5pm-8:30pm on the fifth floor of the museum. (the website says 6pm, but we’re open all day and if you get there early you get the DEALS!)

Join us for the launch of Juan Luna-Avin’s boxed music set “In Tepito We Trust,” Shadowshop’s third and final artist-commissioned project. “In Tepito We Trust” is inspired by the artist’s obsession with music collecting and Mexico City street markets. Named after Tepito, Mexico City’s black market district, the project explores the business — and art — of counterfeit goods in the underground economy. His box sets, produced in a limited edition of 10, will each feature five CDs of obscure and underground music by Latin American bands. In keeping with the theme of piracy, Luna-Avin has also invited local artists to create their own unique mix CDs that look like bootlegs, including cover art that reflects a DIY aesthetic and process such as a collage or handwritten song list on a piece of paper. Participants include: Jason Jagel, Julio Cesar Morales, Facundo Argañaraz, Joshua Pieper, Kyle Williams, Pablo Guardiola, and Jorge Nava, among others.

Luna-Avin is a multidisciplinary artist who examines individual and collective identities through the lens of youth cultures and rock ‘n’ roll music. This project is part of a current body of work that examines punk ideology and its relationship to his hometown of Mexico City. He is also part of the DJ-artist collective Club Unicornio, which plays rare, kitschy, and experimental music from Latin America.

Also featured: guest vendors from the Mills College MFA program!

Free with museum admission. Tickets are half price from 6pm onwards. Museum members free with one guest.

julie w. chang: thank you have a nice day!

Thank You Have a Nice Day – Envirosax Bag

Limited Edition Reusable Shopping Bag – Chinatown Chic!


join us for the official unveiling of Packard Jennings' new commission for Shadowshop, "Vito Acconci"

Thursday, Dec 2, 2010
Fifth-floor overlook gallery, SFMOMA
151 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
*note that Shadowshop closes at 8:30pm but the festivities continue in the SFMOMA atrium until 9:45pm.

Join Stephanie Syjuco and the almost 200 artist participants of Shadowshop for the official Grand Opening Artist Party! Shadowshop features hundreds of affordable artists’ multiples, small works, tchotchkes, catalogues, books, zines, media works, and other creative output. Come out to meet and mingle with the makers, as well as snap up an early holiday gift or two.

A specially commissioned, limited-edition project by artist Packard Jennings will be unveiled and for sale exclusively at the store. 100% of sales go directly to the artists!

Current artists listed here:

11am – 7pm: Museum open to the general public

7pm: Shadowshop artist party commences, including festivities on the rooftop garden hosted concurrently by Meatpaper magazine

7:15: Packard Jennings’ unveiling of his special commission, “Vito Acconci,” a limited-edition sculptural work available exclusively at Shadowshop!

8:30: Shadowshop closes for the evening but the festivities move downstairs for the concurrent Now Playing SFMOMA performances in the atrium and lobby.

The Shadowshop Grand Opening Artist Party is part of SFMOMA’s Now Playing performance events on December 2, 2010. Shadowshop is a project by Stephanie Syjuco in conjunction with the SFMOMA exhibition “The More Things Change” and supported by the Live Art program.

Free with museum admission.
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kara maria: palette paintings

Palette Painting #2 – #151

The Palette Paintings represent an embrace of chance and indeterminacy in Maria’s artwork, inspired in part by the work of the 20th century composer John Cage. Each small painting is a detail taken arbitrarily from a larger environment. What begins as accidental is made purposeful through the process of selection. Stray marks, brushstrokes, and splotches of paint are grouped together to reveal miniature compositions that adhere to their own internal logic and structure.

Maria’s work can be found in public collections including the Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, Stanford, CA; the di Rosa Preserve, Napa, CA; and the de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA. She earned a BA in Art Practice in 1993, followed by an MFA in 1998, both from the University of California, Berkeley. She is represented by the Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA. For more information, please visit

gareth spor: mental landscapes

Mental Landscapes
artist book, 4.5″w x 5.5”h x .25”d

A small book of drawings exploring a particular geometry
Often fixating on the physics of light, the cosmos, and the geometries of space and time, I work across a diverse range of media to explore the states of wonderment achieved when people contemplate things larger than themselves. My work is a means to feed my own curiosity and to share some of the wonderment I feel with others.

terrance graven: good mourning

Good Mourning
mourning cockades made from ribbon, human hair, pearls, fringe, wire, pins, handmade packaging; may be worn with or without the ribbon tail
$250 each

Terrance Graven is an interdisciplinary artist, based in San Francisco, whose installations often incorporate sculptural elements, live performances, costumes, sound pieces, and theatrical lighting. He works with themes about the fragility of the body and the frailty of life. This committed exploration on these topics often makes him very apprehensive, but is the core and strength of his creative process. Graven’s goal is not to appease and comfort, but rather to agitate and illuminate places that are usually left unexplored.