One of the most enjoyable things about living in the city of San Francisco is how visually dynamic it is. There is simply art everywhere, but not in a way that inundates you. The most interesting pieces are hidden away in nooks and crannies that you may not even see. ART on STREETS highlights this city’s art through the lens of a “Polaroid” camera (except it’s various apps on the iPhone). Each week we will feature a different soundtrack for your viewing pleasure: a single song from a Bay Area musical artist. So plug in your earbuds (or not) and have a listen while you check out the art.
This week we are in the Mission at “The Apartment” (18th Street and Lexington). On the side of this antique store is a mural that draws attention-which is separate from the fact that this store also has a VERY bright yellow facade. A whimsical piece by Andrew Shoultz, the mural spans the whole side of the building and incorporates the windows, doors and pipes into the graphic details. Note in particular the acute simplicity, but yet still complex line-work delineating this birdhouse village.
Bach Gigue – performed by Clio Tilton
The Apartment [Map]
18th Street and Lexington