Skinner’s Solo Show At The 111 Minna In San Francisco!

With a style that embraces creatures as well as tribal influences and sophisticated patterns, Skinner is an artist who truly knows his style, yet never becomes boring. Skinner’s pieces, which feature everything from helmeted guards to reptilian creatures and evil castles with faces, might remind you of a nerd’s favorite fantasy book by description, but that is as far as the comparison goes. His illustrated works do indeed hint at a world of marvel and mystery beyond human eyes, but they do so in a way that is exploding with color, similar to a carefully-controlled psychedelic trip. Things as simple as houses, when turned out by Skinner, become intricate, geometrically-lined portals into starry universes.

On Thursday June 4th, starting at 6:00pm, the 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco will house a solo show of Skinner’s works. Entitled Worship Thee Kindly The Dark Hand That Guides Me, the exhibit will run until June 27th and will be Skinner’s first major solo show, believe it or not. It promises to be an EPIC show with lots and lots of titles that are suitable for metal songs. So epic, in fact, that they even use the word epic on the flyer, to describe the gorgeous installations that are bound to happen. Go view them for yourselves.

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Vee Hua 華婷婷

Vee Hua 華婷婷 (they/them) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer with semi-nomadic tendencies. Much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. They are the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE, Interim Managing Editor of South Seattle Emerald, and Co-Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission. They also previously served as the Executive Director of the interdisciplinary community hub, Northwest Film Forum, where they played a key role in making the space more welcoming and accessible for diverse audiences.

Vee has two narrative short films. Searching Skies (2017) touches on Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States; with it, they helped co-organize The Seventh Art Stand, a national film and civil rights discussion series against Islamophobia. Reckless Spirits (2022) is a metaphysical, multi-lingual POC buddy comedy for a bleak new era, in anticipation of a feature-length project.

Vee is passionate about cultural space, the environment, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. They also regularly share observational human stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE!, and are pursuing a Master’s in Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship under the Native American Studies Department at the University of Minnesota.

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