August 17 - September 22, 2018
Exhibition Text Documentation

In The Cups
Austin English
Sam Spano

Aug 17 - Sep 22, 2018

Et al.
620 Kearny, San Francisco


I’ve got three hundred thousand words of notes, she said coldly. I can’t just throw them away.
The smell from the basement had become so over powering that I got up and opened a window. I looked down at the deserted street, the rows of parked cars, the trees that were loosing their leaves so that their branches had begun to show, like bare limbs through rags. The air came in, surprisingly cool and rapid
Why not? I said.

-Rachel Cusk, Transit


How to look at, de-couple, deny, resolve, edit, erase, bracket-off, shuffle? How and why to continue?
Anxiety and fantasy.
The past catches up with you, slips past, is now colluding with the future like a pair of cyclists, each taking a turn at the front, pulling the pair ever further away from you.


Austin English (b. San Francisco, 1983) is an artist and cartoonist living in Brooklyn. He is the author of Gulag Casual, published by 2dcloud in 2016. He is currently working on the long form book Meskin and Umezo, and a solo show slated for 2019 at Marvin Gardens Gallery in New York.  


Sam Spano (b. 1987, Swampscott, MA) is a visual artist based in Oakland, California. He received his BFA from the New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University (2009) and his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute (2015). Recent solo exhibitions include Dinner For Two, Guerrero Gallery and The Dog’s Dream: Song of the Underworld, 100%. Recent group exhibitions at HILDE, Los Angeles; Et al., San Francisco; Massman Gallery, Oakland; Alter Space/The Battery, San Francisco; and Emma Geller Green, New York.