It follows that if you work in a creative place, you’ve got to be pretty creative yourself…right? That’s the case, ahem, at NYLON
. And so too at Amoeba Music on the West coast, which is so
much more than a record store. Not only does it boast the best selection of indie music around, but Amoeba also hosts live in-store concerts, runs its own label, makes it’s savvy staff write album and film reviews for it’s Web site, and will take your recycling too.
How these guys found time to curate an exhibit, we have no idea, but this week marks the second annual Amoeba Art Show. More than 30 artist-employees from Amoeba’s three locations (Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Berkeley) will display their works at San Francisco’s Space Gallery. From Michelle Guintu’s “Gazers,” a woodcut painting featuring three women’s enigmatic stares to Zak Wilson’s jarring acrylic, comic-inspired canvases such as “My Roommate Bob Ate My Last Piece Of Chicken So I Had To Shoot Him,” there’s something for everyone. ARIELLA GOGOL
Amoeba Art Show
1141 Polk St., San Franciscoamoeba.com