TEXTural Exhibition

Shipyard artists in TEXTural exhibition at Live Worms gallery

Shipyard artists Marc Ellen Hamel, Peggy Huff, Leslie Lowinger, Marina Solé, Kim Smith, and Mary Southall are among over 35 artists included in the “Textural” exhibition.

Friday, April 16 – Sunday, May 16, 2021

Live Worms Gallery, 1345 Grant Avenue (North Beach), San Francisco

Opening Day: Friday, April 16, 2-6

North Beach First Friday, May 7th, 3-7pm

Regular Hours: W/Th 3-6pm, F/Sa/Su 2-6pm

More information from the gallery’s announcement:

Happy National Poetry Month!


Art and text have been interwoven for centuries – from ancient illustrated manuscripts to the ad copy/headline inspired works of Barbara Kruger – in every medium – the only limits are your imagination. For this exhibition, we are featuring artworks that incorporate letters, words, text – or any parts thereof – into the creative process.

As a lover of definitions, we found ‘textural’ captured the essence of this process:

Textural: Having a structure of interwoven elements; having a distinctive physical composition of something, especially with respect to the size, shape, and arrangement of its parts; the quality given to a piece of art, literature, or music by the interrelationship of its elements


Todd Berman   Susan Birnbaum   Robin Dick   Julie Garner   Marc Ellen Hamel   Tim Harper   Peggy Huff   Clint Imboden   Charlotte Kay   Jessica Levant   Jessica Loos   Leslie Lowinger   Kent Manske   Liz McCall   Moonji Pickering   Barbara Pollak   Tammy Zo Pollard   Tricia Rainwater-Tutwiler   Fanny Renoir   Mason Roberts   Jaime Robles   Ayesha Samdani   Danielle Satinover   Durba Sen   Susan Shade   Marina Sole   Mary Southall   Joan Stennick   Paulette Traverso   Gregory Vernitsky   Kenneth Weichel   Tanya Wilkinson  

Invited artists: Brian MacDonald   Kim Smith    Mauro ffortissimo    Jack Hirschman 


Gallery proprietor Elizabeth Ashcroft, altered book artist Elizabeth Ashcroft, and internationally renowned artist and writer Agneta Falk juried the show. Agneta is a widely published poet and active member of the Revolutionary Poet Brigade – a group of poets in the San Francisco Bay Area dedicated to bringing positive change in the world through the power of poetry. Her artworks often incorporate the written word and can be found in private collections around the world. Elizabeth has been working out of her North Beach studio since 1996. Before taking the helm at Live Worms Gallery in August, 2020, she operated a small gallery out of her North Beach studio, Grey City Gallery, from 2015-2020. Her altered books are in several national collections, including the Smithsonian American Art and Portrait Gallery Library.

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