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Jessica Hess’s “More is More” at Hashimoto Contemporary.

Currently on view at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco, California is a solo exhibition of new paintings by artist Jessica Hess entitled “More is More.” Jessica, a San Francisco-based painter, creates vividly realistic landscapes of graffiti covered urban environments.  Hess continues to push her work to new creative levels by often incorporating various surreal aspects to the paintings such as color shifts or layering images on top of one another.  The show will be on display until August 22nd, 2015.

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Roq La Rue’s “Lush Life 5: Reverie.”

Currently on display at Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle, Washington and with an opening on Thursday, August 6th, 2015 is the group show “Lush Life 5: Reverie” which features work from from over 20 New Contemporary artists including (In order, above): Casey Weldon, Kazuki Takamatsu, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Esao Andrews, Peter Ferguson, Adrian Cox and Lauren Marx plus many others.  The show’s theme is that of summer and the dream like wonders of the selected artists that so successfully provoke thoughts of reverie into the viewer’s imagination.  “Lush Life 5: Reverie” is on display until August 29th, 2015.

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Lauren YS for “Devolution” at FIFTY24SF.

Currently on display at FIFTY24SF in San Francisco, California and presented in association with Upper Playground is the group show “Devolution” which features brand new work by featured artist Lauren YS as well as new work from Tina Lugo, Benjamin Constantine, and Smithe.  Each artist in the show produces insanely great work that is often bizarre in its nature.  If I were in town, I’d be certain to stop by.