Bernal Heights Artist Jon Fischer has created a very cool, very fun art piece that’s all about one of our Bernal treasures (and your interpretation of it):
Neighbor Jon here; I’m a Precita Ave resident and designer of the Hillside Supperclub Sign.
I was hoping you might be interested in spreading the word about this profoundly Bernalistic interactive installation now showing at the Asterisk Gallery (3156 24th Street at Shotwell). The show is called For the Love of San Francisco, and I’d describe it as an old school Mission art show that explores issues related to gentrification from a number of perspectives.
I am debuting my Precita Park Sign. Completely screenprinted & fabricated by hand, the interactive installation was modeled after the SF Park & Rec signage we all know and love. The hands-on exhibit invites visitors to create their own slogans by interchanging magnetic phrase tiles in the sign’s shaped slots.
My Precita Park sign, as well as the rest of the show, is on view through April 3 Wed-Sat, and the gallery is open on those days until 5pm
Apart from being lovely and clever, Neighbor Jon’s piece would be absolutely brilliant as an installation at the Precita Park Cafe (HINT HINT HINT). Even better, Neighbor Jon tells Bernalwood, “It was originally intended as a kid’s toy.” CODE RED PRECITA PARK CAFE HINT HINT HINT!
In the meantime, check it out at Asterisk Gallery. You can watch a short video about the show right here.
BONUS: Want to see some more of Neighbor Jon’s Bernal work? South of Cesar Chavez is a postcard series he did a while ago
PHOTOS: Courtesy of Neighbor Jon