"Civic Beautification" Exhibition by Jeremy Fish - EXTENDED THROUGH JAN 21
On view in the Print Studio Gallery Jan 3-21 / Wednesday through Sunday from 11am to 5pm:
After her death in 1929, Lillie Hitchcock Coit left one-third of her estate to the city of San Francisco for “Civic Beautification,” including the budget used to build Coit Tower. This summer (from August 1st to September 15th), San Francisco artist Jeremy Fish became the first ever artist-in-residence at Coit Tower, where he created a body of work in the legendary round caretaker's apartment, drawing on inspirations from Lillie and her very civic minded donation.
"Civic Beautification" exhibits 12 drawings from Jeremy Fish's artist-in-residency, four screen prints made from these drawings, and photographs by Daniel Dent of the workspace and the wonderful environment that is off limits to the public. Original art and screen prints are available in the Haight Street Art Center Gallery Shop and in our Online Store.
On Saturday October 28th, hundreds of people gathered at the Haight Street Art Center for the Opening Reception. The festivities included an artist signing, some wonderful costumes and a Coit Tower shaped pizza!
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jeremy Dan Fish was born in Albany, New York in 1974 and graduated from San Francisco Art Institute with his BFA in 1997 with an emphasis on painting and screen printing. Fish has had a successful career as a fine artist and commercial illustrator, exhibiting his work across the US and internationally in galleries and museums, while also producing commercial illustration projects for a wide range of clients around the world.
Fish was the first SFAC artist in residency at SF City Hall in 2015, in celebration of the 100th birthday of the Beaux Arts building. Mr. Fish also created the Haight Street Bronze Bunny statue in 2016, which is the largest crowd funded public bronze statue in California. In 2015 Mayor Ed Lee officially declared that November 19th is "Jeremy Fish Day" in the City and County of San Francisco.
Signed and numbered edition of five 48" x 48" screen prints. $1,000 each.