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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Get a Free Hand Job in the Mission

Posted By on Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 1:27 PM

click to enlarge 40 oz - NAIL JERKS
  • Nail Jerks
  • 40 oz

While the rest of us were sleeping, a generation of entrepreneurial women revolutionized the art of the fingernail. Forget old clichés like a diamond is forever -- these ladies are serious about nail art. You could even say they get out of hand with it. But don't take our word for it, head to the aptly and hilariously titled show "Hand Jobs" on Friday night.

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click to enlarge Artificial Preciousness - LAURA JAKLITSCH
  • Laura Jaklitsch
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Artist AstroWifey draws infinite black-and-white tribal patterns; Nail Jerks goes for the urban street style and is on site to bling up your digits; and jewelers Leah Meleski and Yuri Tozuka display intricate metal rings and accessories that utilize sculptural techniques and found objects.

click to enlarge Plastic Series Ring - LAURA JAKLITSCH
  • Laura Jaklitsch
  • Plastic Series Ring

The show was curated by 24K Gallery co-founders Brooke Valentine, Elizabeth Woll, and Lidija Ristic, who have quickly made a name and a home for themselves in the Mission District's thriving art scene. If that's not enough to get you out of the house, consider this: When was the last time you could say you were heading out to the Mission for a free hand job?

"Hand Jobs" starts Friday, Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. (and runs through Feb. 17) at 24K Gallery, 2400 24th St., S.F. Admission is free.

For more events in San Francisco this week and beyond, check out our calendar section. Follow us on Twitter at @ExhibitionistSF and like us on Facebook.
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