A group of talented San Francisco-based artists recently transformed vacant storefronts and neglected, boarded up buildings in the Central Market corridor. Join the Art in Storefronts artists for a lively discussion about their temporary projects and discover how they each addressed the neighborhood’s specific culture and history in their work. Then take a stroll through the neighborhood to check out the projects on a guided Art Walk.
Artist: Paz de la Calzada
Property Owner: Mark Casagranda
Paz de la Calzada is a multidisciplinary artist working in drawing, sculpture, and installation. A native of Madrid, Spain, she moved to San Francisco in 2003 after being awarded an artist residency at Djerassi Resident Artist Program in Woodside, CA. For her Art in Storefronts project, de la Calzada will do a site-specific art intervention on the old Strand Theater building. The façade will be covered with a charcoal drawing of tangled strands of hair, which appear to wrap around the building. Unlike traditional murals, this wall drawing will challenge the spatial boundaries of art, playfully engaging with the architectural space and creating a sense of wonder.
Paz de la Calzada, a native of Madrid, Spain, is a multidisciplinary artist working in drawing, sculpture and installation. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Salamanca, Spain, and received her Masters of Fine Arts at UNAM, Mexico City. Paz has exhibited her work in the United States, Europe and Mexico [...]