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Founded by Jason Bryan, Erik Parra and Jessica Laurent in 2007, Fivepoints Arthouse opened with a mission seeking to challenge traditional notions about what the creative space could be. Fivepoints operated as a unique resource for exhibitions of significant, engaging and challenging works of art as well as conceptualizing and creating forward thinking design solutions. Between 2007 and 2012, Fivepoints hosted over 150 art exhibitions, music, literary events and other art performances. Fivepoints Arthouse is currently in hibernation while forthcoming projects are including plans for an artists residency program and a mobile art studio, are being created.

  1. “WARFLOWER” A solo show of new paintings by Obi Kaufmann

    Sept. 18th through Oct. 17th. 2010

    Reception: Saturday, Sept. 18th 6pm to 10pm

    DJ set by Quiet Countries

    Fivepoints Arthouse is pleased to announce the first solo show in San Francisco for Oakland painter Obi Kaufmann. Kaufmann’s figurative paintings draw a conceptual line between contemporary street-art and archaic cave-art. Incorporating elements of illustration and graffiti by combining traditional and contemporary media, Kaufmann’s work has as much spray paint on the surface as it does is charcoal and oil paint.

    In WARFLOWER, Kaufmann depicts expressionist images that explore themes of beauty and violence. The collection describes an elaborate personal mythology of angels and demons that dance and attend to their own private agendas.

    Obi Kaufmann’s exhibition history includes recent sold-out shows in both Oakland and Seattle. He runs the websitewww.oaklandsweetart.info and curates the Swee(t)Art Drawing Gallery in Oakland.

    Obi Kaufmann contact obikaufmann@msn.com