Just to tide you over til I get my time management skills in check over the weekend, I worked extra hard to get these images ready from last night for you this wonderful Friday am. Margaret Kilgallen: Summer / Selections opened last night at Ratio 3. The first solo show in San Francisco of Margaret's in 13 years, I was excited to check it out. As I weaved through the crowd last night at the gallery, I was reminded of why she was (and her work still is) so prolific. She was known best for her steady hand, and it's so evident in this show. The whole show is not to be missed, but I especially liked the back room best. Painted canvas pieced together like quilts were on display -- there was something really special about being so close to work you knew that Margaret manually fed through a sewing machine (and some pieces were hand sewn).
Summer / Selections displays Margaret's passion for the imagery her style has become synonamous with -- trees, leaves, female figures and wide lipped smiles. I hope to get back this weekend to take a slower walk through the show. Definitely one worth spending time in. This coming Sunday is the ten year anniversary of Margaret's passing. It's a thoughtful show for sure. Margaret Kilgallen: Summer / Selections runs through August 5, 2011.
Chris Perez, owner of Ratio 3 and Barry McGee.