Group Exhibition at Modernism West

August 6 - September 22, 2021

Reception for the artists Wednesday, August 18, 6-8pm at Foreign Cinema



Butterfly Coexistence

acrylic on canvas
48 x 36 inches

Modernism is pleased to present ‘SF-Blue’ 2021, a ‘Blue’-themed art exhibition organized by San Francisco artist Peter Shaw. 

This San Francisco community presentation of unique contemporary artworks was developed in support of friendships between artists, and for the communities they live and work in.

‘SF-Blue’ 2021 is a display of cross-cultural and cross-generational relationships, with the supporting notion that beautiful and thoughtful art making will give rise to improved communication. 

Prominent San Francisco artists in this show represent a special kind of brotherhood including Emory Douglas, Jack Hirschman, Dewey Crumpler, Raymond Holbert.

Iranian and Iraqi born San Francisco artists include multi-disciplinary artist Mobina Nouri, painter Sameh Khalatbari, painter and installation artist Badri Valian and mixed media artist Halla Ayla.

The show is rounded out by West African-born painter Aziz Diagne, Argentinian-born visual artist and pianist Mauro Ffortissimo, Swedish-born artist and poet Agneta Falk, Mexican-born painter Benjamin Arizmendi, Japanese-born photographer Hiroko To, along with San Francisco and Oakland natives including painters Randolph Belle, Mike Reed, Yvette Buigues and sculptor Kristine Mays.

During the Covid-19 worldwide pandemic, it has been revealed that humanity must commit more actively than ever to bring about respect for all communities and our environment. Peter Shaw, a third-generation San Franciscan, has been living and working as an artist in San Francisco and Silicon Valley for over 50 years. He is now organizing new showings of his recent and past artworks, and collaborating with San Francisco artists in unique group shows supporting San Francisco community.

Proceeds of art sales are supporting the San Francisco Coltrane Church and the African American Art & Culture Complex Annex Program.