URBAN OSMOSIS Art Show – Closing Party Thursday Jan 27th, 2011

Closing Reception Thursday, January 27th 2011 . 7PM-Midnight.
On View December 31 – January 31, 2011

The opening reception was shut down early by the fire marshal for maximum capacity, so we are holding a closing party for everyone who didn’t get in the first time.

BART Directions from the East Bay:

1141 Polk Street – San Francisco, CA 94109 (Enter through Space Gallery then go upstairs into the Lopo Gallery)

Spoke Art and Endless Canvas are proud to present Urban Osmosis, an immersive exploration into our ever changing environment and landscape.

Ending their three month block of shows at Lopo Gallery, Spoke Art closes out 2010 with an ambitious showing of work by an impressive roster of emerging and established street and fine artists. Featuring three separate rooms of site-specific works and two floor-to-ceiling walls of free form wheatpastes, Urban Osmosis goes beyond your standard street art show to present a selection of captivating installations and selected indoor/outdoor works.

Please note that this event is 21+

Positive press about the show:




About the artists:

Kelly Towles

Kelly Towles is an internationally acclaimed artist living and working in the Washington DC area.

In 2006, Towles not only participated in Wooster Collective’s historic Spring Street Project but also curated his own show “Wall Snatchers” in Washington DC, a show that featured the likes of Faile, Bask and Tes One.

Since then, Towles has shown throughout the United States at galleries such as 1988 in Los Angeles as well as Yosi Sergant’s Manifest Hope and Manifest Equality shows in Denver, DC and Los Angeles.

For this show, Towles will be traveling to San Francisco where he will be taking over an entire room of the gallery for an on-site and site specific installation.

Website: www.kellytowles.com

Eddie Colla and D Young V

Eddie Colla and D Young V are two of the Bay Area’s fastest rising stars in the street art world.

Eddie Colla’s politically driven works have been featured in numerous publications such as Giant Robot Magazine and Shepard Fairey’s Art for Obama book.

D Young V’s post apocalyptic imagery and gritty style have earned him multiple shows with San Francisco powerhouse White Walls, where he’ll have a solo show in 2011.

For Urban Osmosis, Eddie Colla and D Young V will be joining forces to present a series of collaborative works which will be presented in an installation heavy manner.

These two artists will be taking over a room of the gallery themselves.

Website: eddiecolla.wordpress.com


GATS is one of the West Coast’s most prolific and rampant graffiti artists.

His iconic characters litter the landscape from coast to coast and have been spotted in seven different countries around the world.

For this show, GATS and EndlessCanvas.com will be curating their own room of the gallery where they’ll be presenting the work of GATS alongside notables Ras Terms, Safety First, Nina, Dead Eyes, Feral Child, Cuss, Nart, YO Peace and Political Gridlock.

Website: www.flickr.com/photos/gatsgraffiti


Sharktoof is arguably the most ambitious and versatile street artist currently working in the Los Angeles area.

In 2010 he has shown with fine art gallery LeBasse Projects as well as cultural mecca Barracuda.

His first monograph will be released in 2011.

For Urban Osmosis, Sharktoof will be traveling up to San Francisco for a presentation of two and three dimensional works as well as an ambitious street campaign.

Website: www.sharktoof.com

Also Artists:

Rounding out the roster, San Francisco based legends Chor Boogie, Eon75, Sfaustina, and Hugh Leeman have all created specific original fine art pieces for Urban Osmosis. Each artist has created works on 4’x4’ plywood panels in medium varying from spray paint to wheatpaste to mixed media. These unique pieces will be on display in the main room of Space Gallery.

Finally, two floor-to-ceiling walls of the gallery will be devoted to impromptu wheat pasting, allowing the artists in the show to work off each other in an open dialogue of homemade glue and collaboration. Following the show’s opening, the collaborative wall will be removed and reinstalled on the streets of San Francisco.

About Spoke Art

Created in 2010 by Ken Harman, Spoke Art is a transient curatorial company specializing in new contemporary, popular culture and street art. Harman is currently the online media manager for Hi-Fructose Magazine. In the past he has served as a contributor to the website Arrested Motion and was also the founder of the Obama Art Report. He has been interviewed in and on Giant Robot Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, NPR and MSNBC.

About Lopo Gallery and Space Gallery

Lopo and Space Galleries are two adjoining galleries located in San Francisco’s Lower Polk neighborhood. Owned by Chris Shaher, these two venues offer cutting edge art shows by local and national emerging artists.

Urban Osmosis

Opening night: Friday, December 31st – New Years Eve 2010
Show runs till January 31st at Lopo Gallery.

Lopo and Space Galleries
1141 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

Spoke Art

Other Confirmed Artists:

Cuss Graffiti

Dead Eyes
Dead Eyes Graffiti.

Feral Child
Feral Child Street Art.

NART Graffiti.

Nina STM
Nina stm Graffiti.

Political Gridlock
Gridlock Graffiti.
(Photo by Eddie)


Ras Terms
Ras Terms graffiti.

Safety First
Safety First.

Starpig sticker.