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7 Heron St, SF CA

Currently open only for exhibition hours and by appointment. We require masks for entry and limit capacity to ensure safe social distancing.

Upcoming · Exhibition Series

Rio Abajo Rio

Lauren Napolitano

Saturday April 3rd 3-8pm, masks required, maximum simultaneous capacity 20
Open by appointment through May 15th

A solo exhibition by Lauren Napolitano, Rio Abajo Rio is a contemplation and exploration of how the inspirations of travel and collaboration impact one’s view of their heritage. The viewer can expect to see a variety of influences and collaborations from the artist. The exhibition will explore the impact that Napolitano's travels and collaboration have had on her art practice. Rio Abajo Rio will touch on many of the mediums the artist explores - such as painting, ceramic, sculpture, film, and installation. Process and medium are equally important as the influences and collaborations that have inspired them.

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Upcoming · Exhibition Series

Kristin Farr Solo Exhibition

Kristin Farr

Saturday June 5th
Open by appointment through July 3rd

Kristin Farr's work is directed by color and influenced by folk art practices, synesthesia, and magic. She makes art videos, interviews artists, and curates art projects. While she isn't making art, she is the deputy editor at Juxtapoz Magazine, lead curator at the Facebook AIR Program, the founder of the KQED Art School, and a contributor for the New York Times.

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Upcoming · Exhibition Series

Eidolon Vessel

Lauren YS

Opening Saturday July 10th

Heron Arts welcomes Lauren YS for a solo exhibition, opening Saturday May 15th. Eidolon Vessel refers to the myriad physical vessels depicted in the artist's paintings, but also the mind and body as vessels for trans-generational storytelling. Rendered in the artist’s signature style of hyper-chroma Sci–Fi futurism and asian iconography, "Vessel" is a meditation on loss, heritage, links between women, isolation, death and identity.

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In Review · Exhibition Series


Erik Otto, Liz Tran

Closing Saturday February 27th 10am-2pm, masks required, maximum simultaneous capacity 20

Heron Arts is pleased to announce the two-person exhibition Chromatherapy featuring Erik Otto and Liz Tran. The exhibition explores the use of color and how it affects emotions. The virtual opening reception for Chromatherapy is Saturday, December 12th, 2020, from 4-9pm and is free and open to the public. In-person dates will be scheduled pending further updates to SF's COVID status. A panel discussion between the artists and Laura Guido-Clark (Love Good Color) will be hosted by Beyond The Studio online via Zoom on January 21st from 4-5pm PST. We are also pleased to present a feature video of the exhibition.

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In Review · Exhibition Series


Robert Xavier Burden

Saturday February 29th, 7-10pm
Closing September 26th, 1-5pm, masks required, maximum capacity 20

Heron Arts is pleased to announce the two-month solo exhibition Play by Robert Xavier Burden. The exhibition will be on view at Heron Arts until April 26th, 2020. Known for his giant paintings of Star Wars and Batman figures, this is the first series of wildlife paintings Burden has yet to show. The opening reception for Play is Saturday, February 29th, 2019 at 7pm and is free and open to the public.

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In Review · Exhibition Series


Okuda San Miguel

Gallery Hours Tues + Thurs 3:30-7:30pm
Saturdays 11am-4pm until May 11th

Heron Arts is pleased to announce Okuda San Miguel's first exhibition in San Francisco, a new and refreshing collection of work featuring collaborations with major international artists. The exhibition Metamorphosis by Okuda, curated by the Spanish artist, will be on view at Heron Arts until May 11, 2019. Visitors can enjoy a selection of Okuda's work, alongside pieces from a carefully chosen and surprising line-up of artists. The opening of Metamorphosis will be on Friday, April 26th, 2019 at 7pm and is free and open to the public. The gallery will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-7:30pm, and Saturdays from 11am-4pm until May 11th.

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In Review · Exhibition Series


Bordalo II

February 24th 2018

Heron Arts is pleased to present the ephemeral takeover by Portuguese artist, Bordalo II. This will be the artist’s first solo show in the United States and will feature a larger than life, all-encompassing installation including his signature trash animals, along with gallery pieces for sale. The work will continue to explore the themes of environmental awareness and consumerism. Bordalo II will be in attendance during the opening reception at Heron Arts on Saturday, February 24, 2018. The exhibition will be on display Saturdays from 11am-4pm or by appointment until March 24, 2018 and is free and open to the public.

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In Review · Exhibition Series

Tree no. 1

Thomas Jackson

June 22nd 2018

Heron Arts is pleased to announce "Tree no. 1," a new installation by Thomas Jackson. Expanding on ideas he has explored in his "Emergent Behavior" photographic series, Jackson's piece will juxtapose organic and manufactured materials to promote fresh perspectives on the complex balance between natural and manmade systems. The piece will feature a 15-foot "Sango-Kaku” (Coral Bark Japanese Maple) surrounded by floating LED grow lights and plastic take out containers. While Jackson frequently works with organic materials in outdoor settings, this will be the first time he has incorporated living flora into an indoor sculpture. The work presses the viewer not only to contemplate our dysfunctional relationship with the natural landscape, but also to envision a sustainable future in which natural and man-made systems are integrated and intertwined, and more resilient as a result. The exhibition will also feature a number of prints from the “Emergent Behavior” series.

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