December 1, 2023


Adorn your Feelings

Juxtapoz Magazine – New Black Velvet Paintings by Bruce White @ Spoke Art, SF

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This Saturday, Spoke Art in San Francisco will share an all-new assortment of portraits on black velvet from artist Bruce White. This exhibition marks the most autobiographical sequence the artist has at any time produced, focusing on heroes from the LGBTQ community earlier and current. Taking inspiration from pop society and the political world, Bruce has developed around 20 meticulous portraits to glow the gentle on those people that have championed the development of equality for all those most often marginalized inside of our society.

White had this to say about Icons: “The earliest recognised black velvet paintings were brought back again by Marco Polo from Kashmir. Mainly because the fabric was so highly-priced, it was reserved only for portraits of royalty and religious icons, subjects of reverence and worship. I want to elevate and equate these heroes and allies of the LGBTQ movement to the amount of royalty and sainthood, celebrating the range that styles our common culture.”

The exhibition will be on perspective during Pleasure for the month of June at their San Francisco place. Together with the portraits on black velvet, we will also be featuring a collection of signed and numbered constrained edition prints.
Make sure you be a part of them on Saturday, June 4th for the opening reception from 4pm – 7pm PT. The online release for the artwork will be Thursday, June 9th at


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