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Dave Eggers Flaunts Creative Skills of Another Sort at New Gallery Exhibit

Photos: Jules Maeght Gallery

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Favorite SF son, author, founder of McSweeney's and 826 Valencia, and general literacy advocate Dave Eggers is also another thing: a visual artist. Now through May 7th, his solo exhibition of newly commissioned work Dave Egger Idaho can be viewed at the Jules Maeght Gallery in Hayes Valley.

Along with large-scale oil paintings, you'll see sculptures, acrylic on wood, and interactive exhibits. What can't this guy do?

Animals figure prominently in the exhibition—€”bears, monkeys, dogs, bats, eagles, you name it. They pop off both oversized and teensy canvases, some accompanied by Eggers-ian text like "The sky lied because the sky lies,"  or "I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it and it shall be no more."

There's also a feature wall of mounted animal heads; but not to worry, there's nothing real about them. "The taxidermy will be a little different than what you expect," teases Eggers. (Go see for yourself—no spoiler alerts here.)

All proceeds from artwork will be donated to ScholarMatch, a non-profit college-access organization based in the Mission.

Jules Maeght Gallery

149 Gough St, San Francisco, CA 94102 (415) 549-7046