Introducing the Artists

Elizabeth Ashcroft
Veil (2)     April 2020

Acrylic and collage on paper  14" x 12"

$250 - SOLD

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June Musings……Finding so much joy in picking up the paintbrush again after quite a long hiatus – rediscovering the mark making, the color, the creative flow of ideas – though not self portraits in any but the most loosest sense (I often begin the pieces with a sketch made while not looking at the paper, only my refection) - I’m using the idea of portraiture as a template to poke around in my head and heart

Tommaso’s

Color Inkjet Print of a Graphite Drawing

7x7.5”” image matted in a 14x11” dark gray mat

$40

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I love the facade of Tommaso's Restaurant located directly behind my studio/gallery building, tucked away on a now less traveled block of Kearny Street, below Broadway. A looooong time neighborhood favorite for classic Italian food in a great old-style dining room.

Originally called Lupo's, it was founded by the Naples-born Cantalupo family in 1935. They brought the first wood-fired brick oven to the West Coast and served Neapolitan specialties passed down for generations. It was later sold to Tommy Chin, who renamed the restaurant after himself, before selling on to the third and present owners in 1973, the Crotti family, who continue the "tradition of delicious food and the warm, family-focused Italian hospitality".

Veil (7)     May 2020

Acrylic and collage on paper  14" x 12"

$250

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Specs

Color Inkjet Print of a Graphite Drawing

9x6.5” image matted in an 14x11” dark gray mat

$40

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Spec’s Adler Museum Café Bar and my studio/Grey City Gallery are neighbors in Saroyan Place. The little alley was so named by Specs who cited the William Saroyan play, "The Time of Your Life," as an inspiration for the bar when he opened it up in 1968. And, so it goes, Specs opened the bar with some royalties from the song “MTA” (he hails from Roxbury, MA) made famous by the Kingston Trio (also NB denizens at one time…but that’s another story). Tucked into a non-descript, hiding-in-clear-sight spot – the space has a colorful and varied history from a Chinese Joss House, a speakeasy, servicemen’s bar, lesbian bar (Tommy’s Place, raided by the police in 1954 – but that’s another story), nightclub and storage space

1345 Grant street,  - San Francisco - CA - 94133

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