Nov 7, 2014

David Steinhardt's Cartoons


What are we? And why are we here?

David Steinhardt has been working on that topic in his latest series of cartoons. He calls these pieces his “Flat Earth Series.” He told me once that, he sees his characters as primarily intellect (brain,) spirit (lung,) heart (heart,) and appetite (stomach.) We all look pretty silly, when reduced to these four flimsy sacks, but David says:

“Seen from up close, as a member of the species prone to passionate judgements about what a human being should properly be, we don’t look that impressive. Viewed from a step back, though, in the context of all the other species that natural selection has coughed up, nearly everything about us is extraordinary and amazing. We may be right, we may be wrong, we’re definitely worth making pictures of.”


We have four of David’s Flat Earth cartoons here at BigCrow Studio Exhibition space. These are all originals (not reproductions) on paper on board and framed. The Art Attack Gallery, on Hyde Street in San Francisco has a few from this series, as well.

Nov 4, 2014

Betty's Beach Rocks


Betty Theodore has two works in this exhibit and one of them, “Beach Rocks,” (above) was chosen by the Triton Museum for their upcoming show, Salon at The Triton. (We heard that the Triton had over 1200 submissions and accepted only 120 works.) The piece we have here at BigCrow is one of the series of 25 mixed media mono prints of this image. It is matted and framed, at 16” x 14”, and is $250.

Congratulations, Betty!!

Betty is a member of the California Society of Printmakers and is listed in their Centennial publication. She has lived and worked in San Francisco since 1973, most of that time in the Sunset District.

Come by and see this marvelous piece any Friday or Saturday before December 7th:
1426 41st Avenue, San Francisco, CA 
Fridays 1pm-8pm
Saturdays 12pm-6pm
or by appointment: email Anna (at) bigcrow.com
(415) 632-7746


Nov 2, 2014

E. Dale Erickson




E. Dale Erickson is a painter and printmaker who has been living and working in San Francisco for nearly 50 years. His subject matter is mostly drawn from his surroundings (friends, family, pets, the city of San Francisco and the scenery he encounters when traveling.)

As a long-time resident of Project Artaud, in San Francisco’s Mission District, Dale documented the transition of that area from industrial/factory/rail-yard to artist lofts and coffee shops.

BigCrow Studio Exhibition Space is pleased to have a couple of Dale’s recent etchings (above) that show the area around Mariposa & Florida, back in the day. Dale drew these etchings from his earlier paintings. These etchings are nicely framed, 12” x 15”, and a real bargain at $120 each.

Dale is participating in San Francisco’s Open Studios today, Sunday Nov. 2nd, from 11am to 6pm, at Project Artaud, 499 Alabama Street, SF. Go visit him there and see three floors of other artists as well!

And next weekend, visit BigCrow Studio Exhibition Space to see these terrific etchings, as well as a perfect jewel of a still life by Dale (below) 15” x 21”, framed, oil painting. We’re open every weekend - Fridays 1pm to 8pm, Saturdays 12pm to 6pm.

BigCrow Studio Exhibition Space
1426 41st Ave., SF, CA 94122
(415) 632-7746


More of Dale’s work can be seen at his Flickr page, and at the ArtZone461 page (another Mission gallery that just closed, September 28th.)