12 Gallagher Lane – The Works of Hunt Slonem
12 Gallagher Lane
San Francisco, CA 94103
This newly renovated 3,300 square-foot gallery and private event space is split between a grand 2,500-foot first floor, and an 800 square-foot private loft area; and is located in the emerging Art District or Gallery Row, commonly known as the Moscone West and Yerba Buena Gardens district in downtown San Francisco. 12 Gallagher Lane is Slonem’s first ever permanent exhibition on the West Coast.
“San Francisco is one of my absolute favorite cities in America and also happens to be home to some extremely prominent artists, as well several distinguished cultural institutions,” says Slonem. “It is a sincere honor to be involved with the emergence of the Art District and to have the opportunity to contribute to the exponential growth of art and culture that continues to envelope this beloved city.”
With plantation shutters and lively colors, the exterior of 12 Gallagher Lane is reminiscent of Slonem’s two restored plantation homes in Louisiana – Albania and Lakeside; where he resides when not at his loft in Manhattan. The interior of the gallery is also filled with colorful walls personally chosen by the artist to playfully accentuate his work.
Inside the space, period pieces such as Roman marble bathtub, a Baccarat chandelier, ancient sculptures, and a 1929 gilded piano complement the ebonized white oak floors. Formerly known as 366 Clementina, the building’s surrounding area was part of the Art District before the 1989 Earthquake, and housed a 77-foot Keith Haring mural that survived the quake and the housing of a Catholic Gymnasium. Award-winning, San Rafael-based EDG Interior Architecture + Design is the firm responsible for the redesign of the gallery.