Sunday, April 18, 2010

SOMA Artists Studios and Robert Vo



The second floor of 689 Bryant Street near Fifth Street houses a rabbit warren of artists' studios...



...and this weekend they are showing off their work as part of an organized neighborhood event called SOMA Open Studios.



I had visited the studio before to buy the work of an old colleague, Flora Davis (above and below)...



...but wasn't intending to visit this year.



However, while stuffing envelopes all day at the U.S. Census Bureau headquarters, a new office clerk named Robert Vo (above) mentioned that he was going to be curating the opening night party and handed out invitations.



Robert worked in the software world for years but has decided to "transition" into the art world...



...with his own mixed media (the three pictures above)...



...along with learning the ropes of curating other people's art.



He did a smashing job, mixing up various artists' work all over the large space in an interesting way...



...and inviting the small Hume Sances Winery (above) to host a free tasting of excellent wine.



It even looked like they were selling some art.

3 comments:

Matty Boy said...

I love your art gallery posts. They always look like fun.

Of course, I'm a sucker for free alcohol, so I might not be objective.

p.s. I'm also working for the census as of Thursday. I will write some posts about it in the near future, making sure not to divulge any state secrets.

mary ann said...

Loved this post and especially the piece with the two women talking and having coffee.

namastenancy said...

Mike did "us" proud as always. Robert's studio is next to mine and I can vouch for him being one of the nicest guys around. Plus, he helped organize the place and organizing artists is like herding cats.
Mary Ann - if you are writing about the piece in the middle of Mike's post, that's mine and it's called "tête-à-tête" and the boat next to it is called "Tequila Sunrise." Thanks for the compliment - Mike is a superb photographer.