What is Art House SF?

a different type of gallery

Art House SF is a different type of a gallery.  It's not even a gallery per se.  Its a living organism so its definition is not solid yet.  It will be defined by you.

 

It came out from the strong desire to find talented artists both locally and internationally.  Some artists are only beginning their careers, some are well-recognized in their countries, some are known internationally.  

 

I would like to help them get recognized beyond their physical limits.  Should an amazing, talented artist from Valparaiso, Chile have the same opportunity to showcase her or his art as the local San Francisco artist?  The internet with its Facebooks and Instagrams helps of course, but art needs to be touched and felt.

 

More than anything, we seem to be living in a global world.  Yes, our Costco fish is shipped from Philipines, and avocados from Mexico, and our wines are from Chile.  Yes, I have seen Coca Cola stands in remote villages in Sahara and Sneakers bars sold in cow dung houses in remote Tibet.   But how much of culture, mind set, knowledge and spirituality do we really "import"?   Do we have something to learn from ancient Buddhist temples of Nepal, or from the former largest sea port of the Pacific (no, its not San Francisco), or from the country that adopted Christianity before Rome did?  I think we do.  And I think art is one of those channels that can help us enrich our vision and our understanding of this world.

 

Art House SF is a house art gallery, an online store, a bridge between the artists I meet when I travel and YOU, the current and future art collectors.  It is the bridge between the old and the new, between the West and the East, between past and future.  

 

Its the house that welcomes you.

 

Max Khusid

Owner, Art House SF

July 12, 2019