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“A Light In The Darkness” at FIFTY24SF

FIFTY24SF has undergone a transformation in order to embody the concept of Sam Flores’ “A Light in the Darkness”. The installation included special lighting techniques as well as changing the interior space to black. The artist specifically designed this particular body of work to appear as if it were levitating when placed in a dark room with light directed only on the canvases.

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“A light in the Darkness” by Sam Flores

We’re pleased to announce Sam Flores’ upcoming solo-exhibition at FIFTY24SF Gallery entitled “A light in the Darkness”, opening Saturday December 6th at 6pm, during the Lower Haight Art Walk.
Artist Statement:
The continuous theme in my work is “balance”. The balance of good vs. evil, light and dark.
Throughout this new body of work, I’m focusing on light that comes from a dark place. People at one time or another experience negative moments in their lives, situations they feel that they can’t outrun, like they are stuck in a shadow. No matter how dark things get, the most important thing, is to be able to hold on to the vision of that light, in order to keep hope and faith alive.
Without darkness you would never be able to notice how bright something can shine. I want to illuminate the human spirit and inspire people to hang on, strive for something better, keep their dreams, passions and love alive by holding onto the light, no matter how dark things seem around them. I have been fortunate enough in my life to have people shine a light on me, help keep me on my path and keep me from getting lost. Having someone there to help us navigate our own darkness, whether it’s our subconscious, a thought, idea or even a creature, we all need to have “A Light in the Darkness.”

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Join us an in store book signing and limited edition print release with Usugrow in attendance at The Upper Playground Store in Lower Haight, San Francisco this Sunday, September 28th from 3-6pm. Pick up a copy of the book and print and have them both signed by the artist himself.


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