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Gallery is owned & operated by Lori
an artist & musician herself, who I met
last year during the
tour. The space has only been in operation
for little over a year, but has already made
it's mark on the
North Beach area. Stay tuned for a show by Phyllis
later in 2004. No kidding.
Mark was actually able to play hookie from movie-scoring
in Los Angeles long enough to visit Capobianco
opening night, much to the delight of everyone
Mark's wife, Anita, was also able to attend.
The elbow-to-elbow crowd included beautiful
Smith (Collage genius behind the classic
Kennedy's LP art), KRK
Ryden (Devolved artist brother of
Mark Ryden), Vale of RE/Search,
(SF performance & installation artist),
(SF Devo tribute band w/ horns!), and a
of hardcore devotees eager to see Mark's mutants.
This was the first show that Mark was able to
use a few Spud
stickers he designed for last year's tour. The
idea was to alter
his own art with these 6" color vinyl stickers,
just like he and
Gerald Casale did with other folks' artwork
during their time spent at Kent State. Mark
wasted no time in
2 framed pieces on display at Capobianco..
Thanks to Lori, Asha, and Chris of Capobianco
Gallery, and to
all who came out to see the Beautiful Mutants
leave you with this image of one of my longtime
San Francisco pals, Perry, walking
like a crab.
A beautiful mutant in his own way.
Beautiful Mutants Gallery Tour