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Swung by the framers the other day with Rod, who just landed in SF, to pick up his works for the upcoming “Moleskine Project” show. Can’t begin to express how impressed we both are at the quality of each and every custom frame. Archival backings, mats, Japanese rice paper hinges, uv-resistant plexi. Top notch job from top to bottom (thanks Dave!)

Oh, and of course, many of the works are double sided and have been framed accordingly!

We will be sending out a full buyers preview for the show in just a couple days. If you would like to receive an advance look at the works, and be allowed the opportunity to purchase before the opening night, please send an email to: spokeartgallery (at) gmail (dot) com.

RSVP via our Facebook Event Page here –

In the meantime, check out more pics of the framed works after the jump!

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Spoke Art is proud to present the work of Australian artist Rod Luff in the San Francisco stop on Luff’s inaugural US tour. Entitled, “The Moleskine Project”, Luff”s introductory body of work is an insightful glimpse into the evolution and growth of an emerging artist at one of the most formative stages of his career. The concept is simple, to fill an entire Moleskine notebook from cover to cover within the course of a year, however it is within this deceptive simplicity that the young artist’s talent and resilience shine through providing an intimate and enlightening look into the most fundamental yet rarely seen aspects of any artist’s workings.

A combination of miniature oil paintings, sketches, notes, doodles, and studies, the Moleskine Project brings to light Luff’s conceptual underpinnings and creative inspirations in an accessible and affordable exhibit of original art. Come join us May 5th to welcome Luff to San Francisco.

Spoke Art Gallery

816 Sutter Street (at Jones), San Francisco

Opening reception is Thursday, May 5th, 6pm-10pm, artist will be in attendance.

May 5th – 28th 2011

This show is the second and final stop in Luff’s inaugural US tour, following an impressive recent showing at Phone Booth Gallery in Long Beach.

View more preview images of the works from the show, after the jump.

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Our “Urban Osmosis” show opened recently in San Francisco, check out the slideshow from our opening night above!

Photos courtesy of Shaun Roberts

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.

Kelly’s work is now available for purchase here.

Shark Toof 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, cultural mecca Barracuda as well as the now legendary wheatpaste show “Marxist Glue”.  His first monograph will be released in 2011.

Spoke Art is proud to announce that we have an extensive selection of previously unavailable limited edition prints and pasters by the artist available here.

Spoke Art is proud to announce GATS confirmed as a featured artist in our upcoming Urban Osmosis show.. GATS (Graffiti Against the System) is a graffiti artists living and working in Oakland, CA though his work can be found across the Bay Area, the United States and on streets and alleys in over seven countries around the world. Check out these pics of some of his prior work, and be sure to swing by our opening in San Francisco on New Years Eve 2010 to witness this artist’s installation as he and joins forces with the Endless Canvas crew.

View all available works from the show here.

Nicholas Lea Bruno is a featured artist in our upcoming “The Bridge is Over” artist showcase.  Nicholas documents the vibrant Bay Area graffiti scene, often times by following some of the West Coast’s most renowned aerosol artists into the train yards, abandoned buildings and the cavernous depths of the train and tunnel systems latticed underneath Oakland and San Francisco.

The series featured here are the experimental shots that Nicholas has been working on lately, utilizing a variety of filters and exposure settings, Bruno creates captivating film, without the use of photoshop or any digital manipulation.  Enjoy!