San Francisco’s 50 year anniversary of the summer of love has been marked by parades and events throughout the city, and has come at a poignant time in history once again.  With a world currently in political and societal strain, love is once again emerging as a central theme in marches and protests.  Modern Eden Gallery based in Little Italy’s North Beach neighborhood recently curated FLOWER CHILD: ART INSPIRED BY SAN FRANCISCO’S SUMMER OF LOVE which takes us back to a time when the political focus was “giving peach a chance” was chanted from the Golden Gate park meadows of San Francisco.

The late 60s marked the beginning of the counterculture movement that would grow to attract and give rise to the great artists, activists, writers, freethinkers of the 20th century.  This show hopes to capture a bit of that energy.

Featuring new works by:  Young Chun, Sybiline, Chris Guest, Chie Yoshii, Rhea O’Neill, Andrea Sipl, Marlene Seven Bremner, Erica Calardo, Jana Brike, Pippa McManus, Julie Filipenko, Sheri DeBow, Happy D., Daisy Church, Gretchen Lewis, Sergio Lopez, Daniel J Valadez, Kindra Nikole, Amy Ahlstrom, Lori Nelson, Megan Buccere, Alison Ye, Amandalynn, Phillip Hua, Alec Huxley, Chris Leib, Simona Candini, Elizabeth Amento, Mary Syring, Martin Hsu, John Walker, Henry Schreiber, Meredith Marsone, Catherine Moore, Rebecca Rose, Kim Huynh, Joshua Coffy, Carly Janine Mazur, Erica Rose Levine, Michael Campbell, Brian Donnelly, Debra Gardner Abarca, Christina Ridgeway, Ania Tomicka, Peter Adamyan, Kristin Forbes-Mullane, Omalix, Steve Ferrera, David Natale, Stephanie Jucker, Johnie Thornton, Leilani Bustamante, Hana Mulyati, James Marc, Aunia Kahn, Adam Ziskie, JOEMUR, Delphyne V., Primary Hughes, Tracy Lewis, Chris Sheridan, Adam Caldwell, Wesley T. Wright & Malia Landis, Bec Winnel, Erich J. Moffitt, doubleparlour, Lacey Bryant, Sandra Yagi, Kelly McKernan, Ron Norman, Jessica Violetta, Melanie Alves, Derek Harrison, Ruth Speer, Gillian Keller, Lioba Brückner, Jaclyn Alderete, Hikari Shimoda, Ransom & Mitchell, and Monty Guy.

To find out more about the show, or individual pieces of work, visit Modern Eden: here

-photos and story by Michael Cuffe for Warholian

An ‘FLOWER CHILD’ show  overview…