This is Weird Without You, 2020
This project started from our daily walks and seeing our favorite places in San Francisco closed and boarded up during the shelter-in-place caused by COVID-19. Additionally, we saw our dearest friends severely affected by the closing of these businesses caused by the shelter-in-place.
After seeing the businesses’ hopeful and earnest messages in social media, we contacted them with a potential collaboration. Our idea was to support them by wheat pasting excerpts of their messages outside their storefronts. The project intends to have a poetic energy in public space that recognizes the fact that we are all interconnected and we need each other’s support now more than ever.
Made in collaboration by:
Juan Carlos Rodriguez Rivera, Marcela Pardo Ariza & Felipe Garcia JR.
Qué extraño todo sin ti, 2020
Este proyecto comenzó a partir de nuestras caminatas diarias, al ver nuestros lugares favoritos en San Francisco cerrados a causa del COVID-19. También surgió como respuesta al escuchar a nuestros amigos, algunos de los cuales trabajaban en estos establecimientos, gravemente afectados por el cierre indefinido de estos espacios y negocios.
Al ver que los mensajes de estos espacios en las redes sociales eran esperanzadores, decidimos contactar a estos lugares con una propuesta colaborativa. Decidimos hacer un gesto pegando frases o sus propios mensajes fuera de estos establecimientos. La intención del proyecto es que tenga una energía poética que reconozca el hecho de que todos estamos interconectados y necesitamos el apoyo mutuo ahora más que nunca
Hecho en colaboración con:
Juan Carlos Rodriguez Rivera, Marcela Pardo Ariza & Felipe Garcia Jr.
Currently having an online exhibition with OCHI Projects HERE
Limited Editions of the Posters for sale HERE
* Some of these places are running fundraisers online to support their laid off or furlough employees. Please consider donating if you are able to.
Latin American cocktail bar located in the Mission District of San Francisco, some of our favorite bar tenders work here <3
Loló is a family-owned restaurant in the Mission District in San Francisco that infuses the flavors of Jalisco and the western Pacific Mexican district encompassing Guadalajara.
El Rio is a queer neighborhood bar and community space in the Mission distrcit in San Francisco that’s been operating since 1978.
Wildhawk is a cocktail bar with vermouth-inspired cocktails. Wildhawk was named after Lola Montez who was an incredibly empowered woman. Wildhawk is located where The Lexington Bar, a historically relevant lesbian bar, once was.
Junior SF is a Latin American inspired neighborhood cocktail bar located in the Mission District. Located a block away from San Francisco General Hospital.
A gay neighborhood bar located in the Castro district. Moby Dick has been operating since the 1980s and it has a giant fish tank. We started going to this bar to see Grace Tower’s show Dick at Nite, a weekly Wednesday show that ran for 5 years.
Neddles & Pens + Curator SF
Needles and Pens is an arts space that showcases international and locally-made artist books, self-published zines, magazines, independent press, as well as, hand-made goods, accessories; and visual artwork in the gallery space.
KADIST is a non-profit organization dedicated to exhibiting the work of artists, while creating public events, residencies and educational initiatives. they aim at creating vibrant conversations about contemporary art and ideas.