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New Brow Screening in SF

New Brow poster The acclaimed documentary, New Brow: Contemporary Underground Art, returns to San Francisco this month for a special screening event. New Brow is a feature film presented by The Shooting Gallery and Humble Pictures that showcases interviews with the artists, galleries, and collectors that sparked the new American art movement.

Featured artists include Van Arno, Shawn Barber, Gary Baseman, Shepard Fairey, Mike Giant, Sylvia Ji, Eric Joyner, Yumiko Kayukawa, Kill Pixie, Travis Louie, Isabel Samaras, Robert Williams and more.

Catch The Shooting Gallery’s Terrestrial Syndrome opening at 7pm and then zoom over to ATA Gallery for the the film screening. Details below:

September 12th, 2009 at 8:30pm

ATA Gallery (Artists’ Television Access)
992 Valencia Street (at 21st)
San Francisco, CA 94110

Red Carpet: Isabel Samaras

Red Carpet

Isabel Samaras was looking sharp on Saturday night, beaming with smiles and a well deserved sense of accomplishment. The opening of “Into the Woodz” and book release of On Tender Hooks: The Art of Isabel Samaras made for an evening of celebration, with red carpet snapshots below. Also be sure to see our exclusive interview with Isabel.


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High Fructose on Isabel Samaras

“Into the Woods” is cast with characters plucked from the fairy tales of our childhoods. Although they play themselves, they following an altogether different plot line. Sub-plots and imagined sequels to the main event. The porridge may have already gone cold, the beds have all been slept in but what happens next? –High Fructose

Cover to Cover: On Tender Hooks

Tonight, the release party for On Tender Hooks coincides with the opening for Isabel Samaras’ new show, “Into the Woodz,” at The Shooting Gallery. Below are some highlights from Isabel’s classy book, and we all agree it’s oh so tender.

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Isabel Samaras in the House

In the House

The Shooting Gallery has transformed overnight into a wooded empire of rappers and homegirls. Isabel Samaras‘ formidable creatures have attitude to boot and eyes you could fall in love with. Stop by tomorrow night for the opening reception of “Into the Woodz,” but beware: you might not want to come back. Check below for more install pics.

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Pop Culture Genius of Isabel Samaras

The Birth of Ginger, Oil on Wood, 16 x 20 inches, 2002

“Love that Ginger has tan lines, an impish note to an already playful image. Just to further solidify Samaras’ pop culture street cred, she’s seen Star Wars 73 times!  As a kid, she adored TV, and the characters she met in television land stuck around and populated her imagination.” -Angela Carone, Culture Lust.

Isabel Samaras Gets Nutz


There is only one blinged-out red squirrel in the woodz, and he’s getting all the girls. Isabel Samaras was fortunate enough to catch a photo shoot with the playa, and the resulting portrait will be on display this Saturday with “Into the Woodz.” If the original is beyond your reach, Isabel has provided a porcelain alternative: collector’s plates. “Nutz (Sciurus Vulgaris)” is 10″ high: signed and numbered, edition of 100. We agree with the creator herself: they are cool as all hell.