Name: Jordan Herren
Location: Alamo Square #5
Jordan Herren is a San Francisco native who has displayed his artwork at local galleries such as a.Muse Gallery and 111 Minna Gallery. Jordan has also installed his work at businesses around the Bay Area, from South First Billiards in San Jose to Cookiebar in Alameda, as well as San Francisco’s own, Philz Coffee. Many of Jordan’s works pay homage to the Bay Area, re-imagining vivid cityscapes and celebrating local sports teams. Other abstract works also possess elements of boldness and vibrancy, expressing a heightened sense of energy. In 2014, Herren presented his first solo exhibition “City of Champions”, which gained recognition in visual arts from SF Gate. Since then, his work has been featured in showrooms by Roche Bobois, an international-leading furniture distributor, and has expanded into merchandising.
Jordan’s mural is called Hold On, Peace Exists. He says, “For this mural, I’ve put the focus on the word HOPE in block letters, colored in a sunshine gradient to signify a new day and possibilities. Next, I added the city that St. Anthony serves, San Francisco, in a colorful, diverse style. And I placed the city on the inner part of the mural because the Tenderloin is also the “inner city” of SF, where we’re trying to bring hope. Moving outwards, there’s a double rainbow on both sides. A rainbow is considered a sign of hope, and in some cultures, a double rainbow is considered a sign of transformation and good fortune. And finally, at the top left corner, I’ve created space to add stars, one of them being a shooting star. It’s rare to see a shooting star, and our tendency upon witnessing one is to make a wish. This goes along with the theme of hope because our hope is that one day our wish comes true.”