Upperplayground News

"A Light in the Dark" a solo show by Sam Flores opens Saturday Nov. 6th at Fifty24SF Gallery

Fifty24SF Gallery and Upper Playground is pleased to present Sam Flores’ next solo show, ” A Light in the Darkness”.  The show opening this Saturday, December 6th at 6PM will feature new works by the artist focused on his continuous themes of balance between “good vs evil” light vs the dark. 

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“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.”” – Sam Flores

Upper Playground x Sam Flores releases limited edition, Tiger Kids Wood Panel


Upper Playground and Sam Flores is proud to release this week the TIGER KIDS limited edition laser etch print on solid wood.  These rare laser etched wood panels with classic Twelve Grain art work by Sam Flores have been beautifully produced ready to be hung as is. The solid birch wood frames are 8×10 inches by 1-5/8 inches deep and have been hand stained and varnished with care.  Only 30 of these wood panels were produced, individually signed and numbered by the Artist. They will be available starting July 23rd in store and online at


Sam Flores releases six new giclée prints with Upper Playground

Sam Flores releases six new high-quality giclée prints exclusively for Upper Playground. These new prints printed on award-winning, Moab Entrada Rag Bright paper using Genuine Epson Ultrachrome Pigmented Inks ensure the best archival quality available for these classic Twelve Grain designs. Check out the list below and click into the image for more info:

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