Guy Overfelt “#BLACKLIGHT”


We are pleased to present #BLACKLIGHT, the second and last solo show by Guy Overfelt. You’ll never see Guy Overfelt’s face in San Francisco nor his work after this exhibition.

#BLACKLIGHT is  a hesher tribute to Dan Flavin


Installation view, "#BLACKLIGHT"

#BLACKLIGHT, installation view

#BLACKLIGHT, installation view


Untitled Variation III (Black Flag Man), 2012 Oil on linen, framed 8.625 x 11 inches Price upon request

Untitled (punk wallpaper), 2012 Front / Back Room Installation artist designed 20oz wallpaper $25 sqft. (with certificate of authenticity)

This is the greatest and best song in the world… Tribute.

Long time ago me and my brother Kyle here,
we was hitchhikin’ down a long and lonesome road.
All of a sudden, there shined a shiny demon… in the middle… of the road.

And he said:
“Play the best song in the world, or I’ll eat your soul.” (soul)

Well me and Kyle, we looked at each other,
and we each said… “Okay.”

And we played the first thing that came to our heads,
Just so happened to be,
The Best Song in the World, it was The Best Song in the World.

Needless to say, the beast was stunned.
Whip-crack went his Whoopy tail,
And the beast was done.
He asked us: “(snort) Be you angels?”
And we said, “Nay. We are but men.”
Ahhh, ahhh, ahhh-ah-ah,
Ohhh, whoah, ah-whoah-oh!

This is not The Greatest Song in the World, no.
This is just a tribute.


– Tenacious D, “Tribute”

#BLACKLIGHT will be on view at Ever Gold Gallery from October 6
through November 3, 2012. Opening hours are Wednesday through
Saturday, 1pm – 6pm and by appointment. For further information or
reproductions please contact Andrew McClintock at or please call us at +01 415 7863676



On Oct. 11, 5-10pm, expect a tour of the other side with
LSD legend Mark McCloud and an excursion into the dark side with
innovative mixology during the new Art Gallery Week.


Guy Overfelt

Guy Overfelt’s work has been exhibited internationally at Guangzhou Triennial, China; St. Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada; The Havana Biennial, Cuba; the Oakland Museum of California; Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York; Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, and Eric Firestone, New York. Guy’s first solo show in NY was the first ever White Room exhibition at White Columns to receive a review by Roberta Smith in the New York Times. His work has been acquired by museum and corporate collections including the Berkeley Museum Collection and the JPMorgan Chase Collection, as well as many private collections. Guy’s work was featured in the documentary film ‘Burning Rubber’ which recently aired on Bravo.


#DARKSIDE (after Hendee), 2012
Steel, Roll Cage Paint and Two-way
Plexiglass Security Mirror
96 X 75 X 65 inches″




burnout : guy overfelt from guy overfelt on Vimeo.


untitled 025 (crespi parking lot series), 1996-2012
1977 Trans AM burnout using Mickey Thompson
ET Street tires on Belgian linen
10 x 8 inces




untitled (up in smoke) : guy overfelt from guy overfelt on Vimeo.



#BLACKLIGHT, Ever Gold Gallery, SF, CA
Parts and Service, Eric Firestone Gallery, NY, NY
Invisible Relic, Park Life Gallery, SF, CA
Assed Out and the Mini Dramas, Queens Nails Projects, SF, CA (with
Andrew McClintock)
Group Show, Fouladi Project’s, SF, CA
Summer Group Show, Ever Gold Gallery, SF, CA
#DARKSIDE, Outside Lands Festival, Outdoor Installation, SF, CA
(Juxtapoz Magazine)

*Ever Wash, Ever Gold Gallery, SF, CA
Living as Form, Creative Time, NY, NY
Radical Light: That Little Red Dot, Artists’ Television Access, SF, CA
(presented by SF Cinemathque and Berkley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive)
Who Dares Wins, Butcher’s Daughter Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI (curator: Monica Bowman)
Spread – Conceptualism Then and Now, SOMArts Gallery, SF, CA
“Water McBeer”, Ever Gold Gallery, SF, CA

No Vacancy, Butcher’s Daughter Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI (curator: Valaire Van Slyck)
*Freebird, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
Auto-Manic: Car as Image and Icon, The LAB, SF, CA (curator: Peter Foucault) (date TBD)

A THIN SLICE, Baer Ridgway Exhibitions, SF, CA
Warhol Revisted, De Young Museum + OFF Space, Oakland, CA
Cantocore: FOB, Mission 17, SF, CA
Winterfest Art, SF Bike Coalition Art Auction, SF, CA

*Highway To Hell, Garage Biennale, SF, CA
Cantocore, Ping Pong Space, Guangzhou Triennial, China
100 Performances for the Hole, Garage Biennale, SF, CA
This Is Not An Auction / This Is A Terrarium, Queens Nails Annex, SF, CA

For The Duration, spare room project, SF, CA
Burning Rubber, St. Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (ex. cat.)
group show, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, MO (ex. cat.)
QNA Royale, Queens Nails Annex, SF, CA
Winterfest Art, SF Bike Coalition Art Auction, SF, CA
Facts and Figures, Amsterdam, Netherlands (ex. cat.)

Winterfest Art, SF Bike Coalition Art Auction, SF, CA
Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, FL (via linc art)
Impressive Nature, 1015 folsom, SF, CA

For the Better and for the Worst, New Langton Arts, SF, CA
Video-intervencion Casa de las Americas, Havana, Cuba
SFAI Lecture Series, SF, CA
CCA Lecture, SF, CA

*Nova G.O., Linc Art, SF, CA (with Nils Nova)
Performance Anxiety, Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
Minifesto, Kunstpanorama, Luzern (curator: Stephan Wittmer)
Dots and Stripes, Linc Art, SF, CA
Roadside, Mighty, SF, CA (curator: Linc Art Projects)
Muestra de Video, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba

PYRO, evo gallery, Santa Fe, NM
American Dream: A Survey, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, NY, NY
150 ARTISTS MAKE 150 T-SHIRTS, Silverstein Gallery, NY, NY
Super You, Silverstein Gallery, NY, NY (curator: Fashion Institute of Technology)

*PowerSlave, eyelevel gallery, Halifax, N.S., Canada
*One-Liner, Linc Art, SF, CA

*Bongzilla, Detour 888 Gallery, SF, CA (curated series Prime Time / Tony Labat)
*Sons of Liberty Tour, Charas/ El Bohio, NY, NY (with Sabbra Cadabra / worlds greatest Black Sabbath tribute band)
Action Jackson, Silverstein Gallery, NY, NY (curator: David Hunt)
Purloined, Artists Space, NY, NY (curator: Christine Y. Kim)
Marked, Hunter College, NY, NY (curator: Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson) (ex. cat.)
Marked, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, CA (curator: Heidi Zuckerman-Jacobson)
reMix, I-space, Chicago Gallery of the Univ. of Ill at Urbana-Champaign (curator: Kevin Kaempf and Lora Lode)

*Cruzen USA, Jack Hanley Gallery, SF, CA
*Deluxe, Refusalon Gallery, SF, CA (with Tony Labat and Mads Lynnerup)
Destroy, First Vienna Austrotel Contemporary Art Fair, Vienna, Austria
Wine, Women and Wheels, White Columns, NY, NY (curator: Paul Ha)
Ride Free, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, NY, NY
San Francisco International Art Exposition 2000, SF, CA
Liste 2000: The Young Art Fair in Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH
Achieving Failure: Gym Culture 2000, Thread Waxing Space, NY, NY (curator: Bill Arning) (ex. cat.)

*Game Over, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, NY, NY
Fuck You Too Heros, San Francisco Art Institute, SF, CA
*Free Beer, Refusalon Gallery, SF, CA
Basel Art Fair, Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland (curator: Daniella Salvioni)
group show, White Columns, NY, NY
STHLM Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden
Domesticated, Refusalon Gallery, SF (w. Matmos, T. Labat & Anna Novakov)

*SBMA, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, NY, NY (with Kara Hammond)
*Burn-Out Trial, San Francisco Hall of Justice, SF, CA
*Why a Mullet Won’t Slow Me Down, Worth Ryder Gallery, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Fuck You Heros, San Francisco Art Institute, SF, CA
The World #54, The Poetry Project, Taser Project, Summer (repro).
Basel Art Fair, Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland (curator: Daniella Salvioni)
Open Container, Refusalon Gallery, SF, CA (curator: David Hunt)
Pets, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, NY, NY
group show, Video Pole, Winnepeg, Canada
group show, Club Zonne Gallery, Kobe, Japan
group show, Artist Television Access, SF, CA
group show, 2nd Space Gallery, SF, CA
group show, Yale University, New Haven, CN
group show, Frankfurt Messe, Frankfurt, Germany
Annual Benefit and Silent Auction, White Columns, NY, NY
group show, Dogenhaus Galerie, Leipzig, Germany

*Four Real Walls, Four Walls Gallery, SF, CA
*Project Evidence, White Columns, White Room, NY, NY
group show, White Columns, NY, NY
Whatever, Southern Exposure, SF, CA (ex. cat.)
group show, Art Santa Fe, New Mexico

work/ space, Southern Exposure, SF, CA
Nothing Matters, Refusalon Gallery, SF, CA (ex. cat.)
ACME Custom, Acme Gallery, SF, CA
group show, University Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (curator: Dave Hickey)

group show, Walter /McBean Gallery, SF, CA
group show, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA (curator: Sandra Phillips)
Bay Area Surveillance, HotWired Retina Gallery / Wired Magazine
Tech Bash, Blasthaus Gallery, SF, CA
Bodies in Space, Studio 10, SF, CA (curator: Doug Hall/ Sam Cucher)
Intersection For The Arts, SF, CA (curator: Sandra Phillips)
Walter /McBean Gallery, SF, CA

group show, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD (curator: Margot Kernan)
Re:Drawing, Southern Exposure, SF, CA (curator: Anne Ayres)
group show, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD (curator: Alice Yang)
group show, Decker Gallery, Baltimore, MD (curator: Aimee Morgana)
Voices From The East, Intermedia Gallery, Ypsilanti, MI


2012 SECA AWARD (nomination list), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
2005 Finalist, Creative Capital Foundation Project Grant, New York
2002 Whitney Biennial (nomination list), New York
2001 Artadia Grant, New York
1999 ArtPace (nomination list), San Antonio, Texas
1998 SECA AWARD (nomination list), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1996 Chauncy McKeever Award, San Francisco, California

M.F.A., San Francisco Art Institute, CA
B.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art, MD