Carpenters Workshop Gallery has opened a new West Coast outpost inside a 9,000 sq ft former church.
Gallerists Julien Lombrail and Loïc Le Gaillard have taken over the mezzanine of Saint Joseph’s church on Howard Street in San Francisco. The landmark building has recently been transformed into a creative hub by owner and designer Ken Fulk, dubbed Saint Joseph’s Arts Society.
A leopard print carpet leads visitors up a stone staircase to the space, which is capped by soaring arches and has been sewn with Nacho Carbonell’s forest light sculptures. Carpenter Workshop Gallery is synonymous with functional sculpture and for its inaugural group show, a rotation of pieces by Atelier Van Lieshout, Maarten Baas, Sebastian Brajkovic, Vincenzo De Cotiis and Studio Job are displayed amid the structure’s roll-capped columns and glass windows.
But it’s not just the art that’s eye-grabbing: visitors can also enjoy birds-eye views across the converted church’s nave and moulded ceilings.
1401 Howard Street, Mezzanine, San Francisco, CA 94103