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VISUAL | Voss Gallery presents “The First Pride was a Riot,” a pop-up exhibition of street art by Jeremy Novy organized in conjunction with SF Pride.

Jeremy Novy: The First Pride was a Riot – Pop-Up Exhibition

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Date(s) - 06/24/2020 - 07/04/2020
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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Voss Gallery

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Voss Gallery presents “The First Pride was a Riot,” a pop-up exhibition of street art by Jeremy Novy organized in conjunction with SF Pride.

The exhibition is on view June 24 – July 4, 2020. A virtual reception with the artist will be held on Instagram Live (@vossgallery) on Wednesday, June 24, 7-8PM; RSVP is encouraged for event updates and special promotions. Gallery hours are by appointment Wednesday-Saturday, 12-6PM; contact us at [email protected] to arrange. We are closely following the situation with COVID-19 via the CDC and SF Department of Public Health and will share any updates on our website, newsletter, and social media channels.

In current weeks cities across the world have held protests and riots against police brutality and for Black Lives Matters. Which is a very important issue world wide. For this years Pride I’ve decided to highlight the protest and riots across the states we celebrate every year with a celebration and parade.
––Jeremy Novy.


Jeremy Novy (b. 1979) is a California-based street artist known for his stencils of koi fish and efforts in support of gay activism. Novy’s stencil art is remarkably complex for its compositional simplicity. A champion of LGBTQ iconography, Novy depicts often underrepresented subjects to promote awareness and acceptance of multiplicity and modern identity. Novy stencils sociopolitical works in public spaces to democratize the process of viewing art and to beautify urban blight and unused spaces. His medium primarily consists of spray paint and a stencil which allows for speedy application and uniformity. Novy holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and an Associate Degree in Graphic Design from Gateway Technical College in Elkhorn, WI. Novy received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the San Francisco Arts Commission to curate the first major exhibition of its kind, “A History of Queer Street Art,” which premiered in San Francisco, Los Angeles and at Yale University in 2011.

Voss Gallery is an art gallery in San Francisco’s Mission District established in 2019 by Ashley L. Voss. The gallery features a dynamic exhibition program of work by emerging and mid-career artists in both solo and thematically organized group shows with an emphasis in New Contemporary work with a technical edge. Voss Gallery prides itself for its unique commitment to fostering community and establishing relationships with local artists and young collectors. New exhibitions are presented approximately every three-to-four weeks.

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