ClassicNovember 3 - December 3, 2012



The Future Is Now
by Ursula Xanthe Young


Opening November 3, 2012, fabric8 presents Classic, a group show featuring works by Brian Barneclo, Ursula Xanthe Young, and Romanowski.

All artists who have been showing at fabric8 since the day they opened their doors in the Mission District (2006), these three have helped define the gallery's program as well as much of San Francisco's artistic style.

Painter and muralist Brian Barneclo has adorned the walls of many Bay Area galleries, restaurants, and streets with his colorful jazzy works inspired by life in San Francisco; most significantly the 24,000-sq. ft. Systems Mural on 7th and Townsend Streets. Born, raised, and art-educated in Indianapolis, he moved to San Francisco in 1996 and began working as a commercial illustrator and sign painter before finding his passion in painting small- and large-scale artistic works.

Ursula Xanthe Young is a painter, illustrator, and graphic designer whose urban fairy tale images have become a trademark of street culture in San Francisco and beyond. Her fine-lined illustrations and colorful modern paintings exude a style that is unique and appealing to art lovers of all kinds. Young grew up in the green rural dales of Northern England and studied art in New York, Florence, Vermont, Oslo, and London. After graduating from Parsons School of Design (BFA Illustration 1996), she moved to San Francisco's Lower Haight district and spent nearly a decade there. Following a stint in Alaska, Ursula has settled in Grass Valley CA, where she now lives and works.

Romanowski is a Swiss-born, self-taught artist, musician, and DJ who has made San Francisco his home since 1988. His keen sense of style and extraordinary talent for vintage shopping has made him one of the most sought-after collectibles hustlers this side of Zurich. His artwork includes top-notch spray stencil pieces and found object assemblages that are coveted by music and design aficionados around the world.

Classic was on exhibit from November 3 through December 3, 2012 at fabric8, 3318 22nd Street, San Francisco.