The Juan R. Fuentes Gallery is nestled in the heart of San Francisco’s Latino Cultural District at 2958 24th Street. The gallery showcases the work of established and emerging Latino artists as well as that of non-Latino artists whose work depicts the nuances of Latino life locally, nationally and internationally. The exterior wall features precisely scaled-down replicas of several Maya bas-relief masterpieces by artist Mike Ruiz. The gallery is surrounded by the vibrancy of Latino culture that has made this area world renowned and a popular tourist destination. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11AM – 5PM
Creation & Resistance: Print Making in Dark Times
March 4, 2017 – April 7, 2017
Curators: Juan Fuentes and Art Hazelwood
Creation & Resistance: Printmaking in Dark Times captures eleven artists’ responses to this moment of struggle and survival. The artists represent a diverse array of printmakers and approaches. Some jump into the fray with immediate responses—street posters, direct attacks, caricatures—some remain deep in thought contemplating the times with an eye towards the psychological or even mythological elements of the moment. What they share is a sensitivity to the currents of our times, as well as an ability to put that vision into concrete form.
Sacred Waters, City Streets
April 15, 2017 – May 26, 2017
Curators/Artists: Juana Alicia Araiza and Tirso Araiza