This Saturday, August 23rd, Pretty Pretty Collective in San Francisco will be opening "Teenhager," featuring new works from Teen Witch (Andrea Sonnenberg) and Justin Hager.
Andrea Sonnenberg is a 25-year-old photographer born and raised in San Francisco. As a self-taught artist, she has been shooting with 35 mm film since she was 14 years old and is described as a documentarian first and foremost. She has spent the past 11 years shooting those around her, bringing an unflinching honesty to the portrayal of the lifestyle led by herself and her peers. Her photographs depict the antics in a unique and passionate fashion, giving the viewer an intimate glimpse into another world, but there’s a depth to her work that reveals a lot more than a simple celebration of hedonism. Her mastery of the medium is in part due to the perseverance and dedication she has devoted to her practice, as well as, her raw talent and ability to spot these instances. In 2011, as the youngest artist to be featured, her photos were exhibited at MOCA as a part of the “Art In the Streets" Exhibition.
Justin Hager is a self-taught artist living and working in San Francisco, California. His illustrations and paintings draw inspiration from his childhood and blends the concept of nostalgia with images and memories from pop culture. His "mash ups" blur the lines of high and low brow, offer up an explicitly humorous social commentary, and ultimately serves up a wink and a smile to those viewing it. Justin has participated in solo and group shows at Guerrero Gallery, RVCA Gallery, 111 Minna, Gauntlet Gallery, and Benny Gold in San Francisco, and Openhouse Gallery in New York. Most recently his paintings were shown next to Daniel Johnston at Galerie Wolfsen in Denmark. His work has also been featured in Huck Magazine, Juxtapoz, The Worlds Best Ever, Huffington Post, and Complex Magazine.