Past Exhibitions:

What Happens to You Here is Forever

What Happens to You Here is Forever is a mandatory love letter to our protector and provider, Big Brother. It is a look into how our lives are continually bettered by the vigilance, hard work, and generosity of our Inner Party Members. Give thanks to the Ministry of Plenty. Give thanks to BB.

Ministry of Plenty laborer and Outer Party member Andy Pitts lives and works in San Francisco. He creates visual ephemera for the betterment of his Brothers and Sisters. In his free time, Andy is an Art/Creative Director at Deluxe Distribution, cranking out art for the skateboarding masses. He has been known on occasion to travel, enjoy beer, create nonsense and pet dogs.

Instagram: @andy_pitts

by Ron Richardson

Carpentry by Kirt Fitzpatrick
Art Direction by Omar Rodriguez-Rodriguez

Looking for beauty in unlikely places, Ron Richardson photographs colorful urban details so small, so unobtrusive, so unimportant that most walk by without noticing. In these nooks and crannies of our civilization, the natural meets the artificial: plants grow in the cracks, litter mixes with fallen flowers, and metal rusts into glory.

Ron Richardson has been honing his unique abstract photography style for over two decades. With a body of work in the many thousands of photos he has taken to the streets to build a new collection specifically for Madrone.

Jenell Del Cid
April, May, June
Regular performances happening (Fri, Sat 7-7:45), (Sun 5-5:45)

Haven’t We Met Before?

Life is based on a huge number of illusions in which we all collaborate willingly.

As part of a three month residency at Madrone Art Bar, performance artist Jenell Del Cid presents a voyeuristic window into sexuality, feminine identity, and the role of technology in American society. Through visual cues, iconography, humor, pop songs, elaborate costumes and performance, Jenell deconstructs stereotypical female representations and exposes the practice of representation itself, challenging the audience to question its own attraction and repulsion and embody the shock encountered when our constructed reality is torn down around us.

Jenell Del Cid is a San Francisco based performance artist, photographer and psychic medium. Her work predominantly examines self-obsession in the social media epoch as well as myth-making and identity creation as a response to trauma. Jenell often portrays the female body in compromising erotic poses and movements in order to investigate the intersection of attraction and narcissism, identity and the illusion of intimacy in social media. Interested in sexuality, feminine identity, and the role of technology in American society, Jenell’s drag influenced performance art comes together to explore the interplay between female/drag/pop culture and social systems that affect modern connected/constructed identity.

Her favorite color is pink. Her favorite flower is the tulip. She is an alien princess.

The Ballad of Cash & Jojo by Mitch Temple

“The Ballad of Cash & Jojo” is a series of GIFs based on the characters and themes of Mitch Temple’s experimental film “Los Angeles.”

“Los Angeles” tells the story of a young mute, Jojo, who leaves her sheltered life because she believes a giant pig she saw on television tells her to save the baby Jesus. Despite the vehement protests of her caretaker, Samson, Jojo packs five angels in a shoe shine kit and buys a one-way ticket to Orlando, Florida She is picked up by Cash, an escaped convict, who is trying to get across country in time to buy a new lease on life.

Artist/Filmmaker Mitch Temple lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. He received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. His artwork and films have been shown in galleries, museums and alternative spaces throughout the country. He makes work inspired by the twin principles of chaos and possibility, and enjoys creating the carnival of resulting sensations. His work includes drawing, painting and digital art.
Katherine Johnstone
17 Seconds 4 Art
Front Window Installation
Varying Dimensions
Mirror, Wood, Velum, Camera, Social Media

An ongoing interactive display, to view the images it captures on Divisadero Street, follow: https://www.instagram.com/17seconds4art/

Pat Goggins
Main Wall Installation
In The Company of Lawyers

For 34 years, from 1961-1994, Pat Goggins sold a million law books to lawyers- the essential tools of the trade in an era before the internet. During this time,Pat studied his clients-observing them in law schools and witnessing them representing clients. He watched many become judges and public servants at all levels.

Pat found the law to be a noble process that serves to help people. He admires the contributions of lawyers in our communities and for society- participating with them in causes and seeing them in leisure time. After retirement, he began capturing just a few of the many lawyers Pat knows and loves in their off-duty moments with his old Hasselblad lm camera.

His 2018 exhibit of black and white photographs, In the Company of Lawyers, gives us a glimpse into the distinctive lives of various attorneys, and reveals hints of why Pat appreciates their humanity.

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