Yumei Hou and Gizmo

Yumei Hou’s design captures the spirit of an outdoor folk dance from the Northeastern provinces of China, which typically involves groups of people of all ages, men and women, dancing vigorously in a variety of costumes to celebrate happy occasions such as Chinese New Year, birthdays and grand openings. Perfectly suited for the new municipal…

Central Subway Public Art and Us

Gizmo is working closely with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s new Central Subway system, (operating from Chinatown to South of Market) and the SFAC’s Public Art Program, that is managing an exciting public art program that includes permanent artworks and related arts programming in adjacent neighborhoods. Contracted by Tutor Perini, Gizmo will be taking…

Scott Oliver, Where Are You Going Right Now?

The proposed partnership between Gizmo Art Production and artist Scott Oliver began in 2014, when Gizmo was selected to build and install Oliver’s piece “Points of Departure”. Recently the piece has been installed in the Masonic Plaza, where three significantly tall posts stand symbolizing the directions in which various passers by have told Oliver they…

Gizmo Installs Michael Arcega’s Cloud Benches in Chinatown

San Franciscan’s should keep an eye out for another Gizmo triumph, Michael Arcega’s installation, titled “Auspicious Clouds”. The piece consists of seven different cloud shaped benches of bright colors that are placed in Chinatown on Broadway between Columbus and the Broadway Tunnel. This project is commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission and this week…

Sonic Playground is Live!

Gizmo worked with sound consultants Charcoal Blue to create these life size sound transferable sculptures for Yuri Suzuki Studio. The sculptures are located outside of the High Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, where Kids can spend their time listening and making sounds into the parabolic flutes and experience the endless sound possibilities. These pieces are made…

Studio Tour

Check Out Our Studio!

Gizmo recently invited a group of art students from the San Francisco Art Institute to tour and explore our fabrication shop. The students are part the Young Artist Program (YAP), which is an immersive summer program for young artists ages 13–15. When the kids arrived they met with Gizmo’s Production Manager Jeremy Kaplan. He talked…