Cole Gerst's solo show 'Nature Designs Itself' opens tonight at Rare Device in San Francisco and runs through through Aug 31. Cole Gerst is an award winning art director, graphic designer, illustrator & painter. Gerst's paintings have been shown worldwide in both group and solo shows. His work is highly influenced by his surroundings and have a "man vs. nature" theme. He is influenced by having grown up in the south and visiting outisider and folk artists as a teenager. Speaking on "Naive Modernism", the LA Times wrote "he's probably the Southland's finest exemplar of this fruitful movement".