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RUNOFF // Opening Reception

  • Parlor 235 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA, 94103 United States (map)

Experimental printmaker and performance artist Sto Len presents RUNOFF, a show of recent mono prints that explore his appropriation of the 12th Century Japanese Suminagashi marbling process. Oil paint, spray paint, dirt, and even wastewater runoff and pollution act as printmaking materials that are used on paper, wood and canvas. Working en plein air from a rowboat, Sto marbles the pollution floating in some of the most toxic bodies of water in America. 

Sto Len is a painter, printmaker, sound and performance artist with interests in improvisation and experimentation within a variety of media. His process-based work employs nature as both a medium and a collaborator in an investigation of our relationship to the physical world.

Sto Len has exhibited his artwork internationally, including exhibitions in NY, Vietnam, Japan, London, Australia, Denmark, Canada and Mexico City. Sto co-founded the alternative arts space Cinders Gallery in Brooklyn,NY which has exhibited hundreds of artists since its inception in 2004 and continues to curate exhibitions as a project-based Non-Profit Arts organization.

He currently lives and works in Brooklyn.


Images above from left: NTC (Charles King) (Image courtesy the artist); Middle: Sto Len in the studio (Photo by Stefano Giovannini); Right: Birds Not Bombs (Image courtesy the artist)

RUNOFF is on view from July 22 to August 31, 2017. Check out related events:


Saturday, July 22, 11-6 pm
Sunday, July 23, 11-5 pm
Cinders Gallery, SF Art Book Fair
1275 Minnesota Street

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Sunday, July 23, 2017, 12pm
Workshop and Artist Talk with Sto Len

The 'Grove' at Minnesota Street Projects
1275 Minnesota Street

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Check out Adobe Book’s Art + Book Lover’s Party plus works by Kate Rosenberger and Justin Carder in the Backroom Gallery. Saturday, July 22, 6-10 pm, Adobe Books 3130 24th Street

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RUNOFF, Works by Sto Len, is presented at Parlor in association with the SF Art Book Fair 2017

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