Join us for our Grand Opening February 20th
Two solo exhibitions and on site installations by artists:
Nellie King Solomon and Jeremiah Kille
With plans for expansion, Ian Ross Gallery re-opened its doors under the new name Rocha Art at its Brannan Street location in San Francisco’s SOMA district. Spearheaded by partners Daniele Rocha, Ian Ross, and Rob Evans, the business’s new incarnation will encompass curatorial projects at various venues, a public art initiative, and an educational non-profit in addition to the brick-and-mortar art gallery currently in place.
The inception of Rocha Art comes as Rocha, Ross, and Evans turn their focus to art as a force of positive social change. After a successful two years of showing contemporary painters and street artists such as Cryptik, Eddie Colla, and Zezao, the team has goals to increase underserved San Francisco residents’ access to the arts and reinvigorate San Francisco’s gallery and street art scenes. Their vision as an interdisciplinary arts outfit outgrew their former incarnation as a straightforward art gallery, Rocha said, and the rebranding symbolizes their increased involvement in philanthropic endeavors and public art projects. In addition to launching their non-profit, 1 Brush Initiative, they will use their gallery space to host educational panels, workshops, and fundraisers for charitable organizations and collaborate with the City of San Francisco to bring more murals to the city.
We hope to see you on February 20th to celebrate our vision and support our artists.