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Velvet da Vinci

Velvet da Vinci, a name inspired by an old episode of Perry Mason, was originally located in Hayes Valley but now inhabits a new spacious location on Polk. It is both an art-jewelry boutique and a sculpture gallery. The gallery features approximately six shows per year showcasing the work of international artists whose creations cross the spectrum of metal and art-jewelry possibilities.

Throughout March 2006, Velvet da Vinci hosts a solo show featuring gallery mainstay, Thomas Hill. The British-born Hill works primarily in wire, a medium the artist utilizes for its malleable nature, creating three-dimensional "sketches" of birds and other animals. Likening wire manipulation to the act of drawing, his forms achieve a gestural look and possess a kinetic quality suitable for depicting a variety of creatures. His new works were inspired by the sequential photographs of Eadweard Muybridge.

Where: 2015 Polk St., San Francisco
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday from 12-6pm, Sunday from 12-4pm
Phone: (415) 441-0109

Where: 2015 Polk Street , San Francisco, CA, 94109, USA
Phone: (415) 441-0109

Related Broadcasts

  • Gallery Crawl
  • Polk Street - March 2006
  • SPACE Gallery

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