Over the past two years, Mission District artist Victor Reyes has been diligently painting freestanding alphabet letters around San Francisco on the many vacant surfaces resulting from the 2008 financial crash. The individual letters, painted in multitude, constitute an indiscernible narrative written in spray paint and acrylic house paints. The letters adorn trucks, fences, walls and rooftops.  

In addition to the street installation and gallery exhibition, MISSPELLED will take the form of a 104-page book documenting the story of these letters and how they came to be. It will include photographs, studies and reproductions of the murals and works featured in the exhibition. The book’s release will coincide with the opening of the exhibition, and will be available throughout the show.

“The photos and illustrations capture a time in my life when I was able to make this work for a city I love and labor in.” — Victor Reyes, July 2010

Location: E6 Gallery, 1632 Market Street, 415-558-9975.