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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.