We’re celebrating our time at 780 Valencia St. by partnering with San Francsico based non-profit WellDone. The goal is to fund 10 wells for water projects in East Africa. It’s our way of thanking you, our customers —by paying it forward and sharing the love.
Ant One (Wild N Krazy Kids)
Jerry Nice (Track The Movement)
Krazer Blade (Trix @ Trax)
Asic (I Rock Fresh)
$5 suggested contribution
% of proceeds benefit WellDone
Thursday, October 13 2011
FLAVOR GROUP 10yr ANNIVERSARY
showcasing the PHOTOGRAPHY of Danielle Barnett
@ Peek Gallery inside The Summit SF, 780 Valencia St
Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist
*** Plus even more surprise DJ performances
*** Summit’s new beer and wine menu
*** Typical Flavor Group madness
From Alcatraz Island to Moscow’s Red Square, DJ QBert to Lady Gaga, underground movements to partnerships with pop-culture icons, Flavor Group has been on an epic 10-year journey. We’ve come along way from our humble San Francisco promoter roots to building a global multi-faceted business that is one part creative agency, two parts lifestyle brands, one part cafe-slash-third space, and many parts awesome. Please join us as we relive our past, enjoy the present and look forward to an amazing future.
Check out Ben Eine‘s new mural “ULTIMO ESPACIO” on the side of our building! Photo’s courtesy of Gareth Gooch.
On Thursday, September 1, Peek Gallery is thrilled to present “I WISH I COULD TALK” by multi-media French artist Sebastien Roux aka SuperDeux. Over the last year, The Summit has explored artistic collections with media, framed murals, hand-painted signs, and recently photography. With work spanning toys to television, SuperDeux introduces The Summit’s first exploration into graphic art and media with an eclectic collection of works centered around “Moody” – a seemingly playful hand-character who is inspired by its own visual power of trying to express and “iconify” everything. This show will feature limited edition hand screen printed wood panels, a set of resin sculptures, and an Interactive video installation created in collaboration with SecretFeature Studio.
Sebastien Roux’s work in animation and graphic art began in the late 90’s where it ultimately led him to superdeux.com. Roux’s dynamic spectrum of colors and comic shapes were not originally intended for commercial use, but Superdeux’s early work caught the eye of Pictoplasma – an online design catalogue considered to be the preeminent point of supply for advertising executives. Roux is now a resident of San Francisco, where he serves as Creative Director of mochimedia.com.
Several SuperDeux designs are available in the form of toys, prints and
t-shirts at kidrobot and other stores worldwide.
Peek Gallery presents
“I WISH I COULD TALK”
@ Peek Gallery at The Summit, 780 Valencia St., San Francisco
September 1 – 29, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011, 7-11pm
Special Guest DJs
“IF IT FITS IN THE BACKPACK…10 Years On the Road with MOCHILLA” features over 30 photos shot by B+ and Eric Coleman as MOCHILLA over the last 10 years, showcasing their cultural imprint on music from all over the world and their brilliant execution as photographers and videographers.
All prints are 16×20 Type Cs.
They are printed personally by the photographers.
They are artists proofs.
Framed $550 Unframed $350
Limited Edition Show Posters
All posters are 11×17
For sales or inquiries, please contact Gallery Director, Marky Enriquez: marky[@]thesummit-sf.com
The opening of Mochilla’s 10 Year Exhibition at The Summit SF/ Peek Gallery was pretty incredible. Still feelin the effects… Thanks to everyone who made it out, all the press/media/friends for the support, and a BIG THANK YOU to Mochilla for sharing their work on our walls, honored! In case you missed it, show runs JUN 2- JUL 7 2011 at Peek Gallery inside THE SUMMIT SF.
Here’s Mike Park of Mochilla’s photo recap of the event… via @ Mike Park on Parallel Park
On June 2nd, 2011, Peek Gallery in association with Noise Pop proudly presents an exclusive photo gallery IF IT FITS IN THE BACKPACK…10 Years On the Road with MOCHILLA. Between B+ and Coleman, Mochilla’s co-founders, the two have photographed some of music’s biggest icons, including Eminem, Lauryn Hill, Black Eyed Peas, DJ Shadow, MF Doom, Dilated Peoples, Blackalicious, David Axelrod, Mulatu Astatke, J.Dilla, EPMD, Snoop Dogg, Black Star (Mos Def & Talib Kweli), Damian Marley, Nas, A Tribe Called Quest, Madlib, Jay Electronica, and many others. Outside of their photography work, Mochilla developed into a full service production company, producing 3 groundbreaking music films which include KEEPINTIME, BRASILINTIME, and TIMELESS, all exploring the connection between Jazz/Soul/Funk/Brasilian music and the latter generation of DJs and producers who were so influenced by the previous generation’s music and aesthetic. Recent video projects include Eric Coleman’s video work w/ Jay Electronica in South Africa; B+’s travels w/ Nas & Damian Marley in Jamaica; an interview with the legendary Jose Maria “Curro” Fuentes (producer of some of Colombia’s most important musicians and orchestras on his own Discos Curro imprint); and their combined work on Banksy’s film, “Exit Through The Gift Shop.”
The June 2nd, 2011 grand opening of IF IT FITS IN THE BACKPACK…10 Years On the Road with MOCHILLA will feature work made under the Mochilla aegis over the last 10 years, showcasing their cultural imprint on music from all over the world and their brilliant execution as photographers and videographers.
The photography and films of
B+ and ERIC COLEMAN (MOCHILLA)
June 2 – June 30, 2011
Thursday, June 2, 2011, 7-11pm
Exclusive film screening with Q&A starts 7pm
(films featuring Damian Marley, Nas, Jay Electronica, Quantic, J Dilla)
Special Guest DJs.
Thanks to everyone who came out last night to our opening reception of HEART SOUL SPIRIT, where peek gallery paid tribute to Michael Rios, one of the few pioneers of San Francisco’s now thriving street art scene. We were thrilled to open up our gallery space to exhibit his vivacious, stirring, passionate work…if it weren’t for Michael and his contemporaries, the art scene and San Francisco itself would not be the same as it is today.
In case you missed it, don’t worry–Michael’s art will be up until May 19th. So feel free to come stop by and see artwork that influenced and inspired many newer generations of artists to take their craft to the streets.
Last but not least, we’ve got a special treat for all of you…and that is our own peek gallery video interview exclusive with Michael! Go behind-the-scenes with Michael into his Mission studio where he talks about his past as an artist growing up, his first Mission murals, and about his times collaborating with Carlos Santana. Thanks to our wonderful friend Carmen, without her hard work and generous help this video would not have been possible:
- matt delong, peek gallery
In our recent interview with Michael Rios (which will be posted very soon), he elaborated to great length on the connection between art and music. While rooted together in their own nature of self-expression, the two mediums do contain their differences. Audiences engage fine art visually, while, on the other hand, music remains purely an audible engagement. Being an artist and musician, Michael showed us that all art, no matter what medium, is connected by and deals specifically with what he calls “spirituality”.
- matt delong, peek gallery
Summit peeps, it’s been a very long and eventful day. But a good one, nonetheless! And it couldn’t have been better without a little help from the sun!
Earlier today, peek gallery caught up local extraordinaire, Michael V. Rios, the artist behind our next exhibit HEART SOUL SPIRIT, over at his Mission studio. Once we got inside, we were treated to his massive collection of over forty years worth of original paintings, drawings, posters, designed t-shirts, mural concepts, sketches and more. It was truly a treasure trove of beautiful and astounding work. To say he is one of the most prolific artists of his generation would be an understatement, as he not only has traversed many stylings, mediums and genres of art, but he has done so with passion and verve.
And when he wasn’t captivating us with his artwork, he kept us hanging on every word with story after fascinating story about his work, his life as an artist, and his time spent living in the Mission from the seventies through today. But don’t feel left out, dear readers, as you’ll be able to learn all you ever wanted to know about the man behind some of the Mission’s most famous murals very soon with our peek gallery video interview exclusive with Michael, coming soon!
Until then, here are some pictures from our visit with Michael at his studio:
After hanging out with Michael in his studio, we then ventured out into the warm, sunny Mission streets to find Michael’s murals that are still standing today. Check the pictures below, as some of these are almost forty years old!
@ 23rd and Mission Bank of America
@ 24th Street Bart Station
@ SF General Hospital
Whew, what a day..be sure to tune in soon for the video interview and more details before the opening reception for HEART SOUL SPIRIT next Thursday, April 7th!
- matt, peek gallery