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Previews: John Felix Arnold III – ‘No Destination’ @ FFDG

This Friday, October 3rd, John Felix Arnold III opens his latest solo exhibition at FFDG. No Destination is Arnold’s final part of his trilogy of exhibitions in 2014 and also marks his leaving of the Bay Area after an eight year stay before he moves to New York. We enjoy his assemblage based work and in particular his vibrant onomatopoeiac text pieces, characteristically executed on found wood panels and bursting with explosive tension. Expect to see his individual artworks carry through into a gallery installation, sculptural […]

Souther Salazar Mural for TEDMED (San Francisco)

After collaborating on a whimsical new mural with Brendan Monroe in Portland, Souther Salazar headed south to work on a project for the 2014 TEDMED conference at The Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. While there, he painted a a large canvas as part of The Imagine Wall and was based off Twitter responses to the question – “how would you imaging a healthier world?” Photo credit: TEDMED & Veronica Reo of TBWA\Chiat\Day (via Jonathan LeVine). Discuss Souther Salazar here.

Previews: Ai Weiwei – “@Large” on Alcatraz

Starting September 27th thru April of next year, a major exhibition from Ai Weiwei will be on view at Alcatraz Island in San Francisco. The legendary prison and tourist hotspot is an intriguing location for the Chinese aritst’s creative endeavor as well as his message about human rights and freedom of expression, bringing his work in tension with ideas of confinement and restriction intrinsic to the locale. Seven site specific installations – With Wind (seen above), Trace, Refraction, Stay Tuned, Illumination, Blossom, Yours Truly will be […]

Previews: “Kubrick – An Art Show Tribute” @ Spoke Art

For those intrigued by a look at the provocative print we shared with you earlier from Bartosz Kosowski leading up to the Kubrick, An Art Show Tribute, here is a look at more preview images. With the opening scheduled for September 6th (RSVP here) at Spoke Art in San Francisco, fans of the late legendary director should make plans to revisit some of their favorite movies through the imagery of a roster of artists put together by the gallery. The participants also include Aaron Jasinski, Akira Beard, Alex Kirzhener, Anarkitty, […]

Streets: Kamea Hadar x Defer (San Francisco)

If you remember, we had the recently chance to share some photos with you of Kamea Hadar and Defer prepping for their recently concluded showing at 1AM Gallery in San Francisco. While in the Bay Area, the two Hawaii-based artists and friends took the opportunity to get up around the city with a couple murals. Mirroring their work for the gallery as well as their collaboration for POW! WOW! Hawaii earlier this year (covered), the walls were painted with the distinctive combination of Hadar’s figurative work […]

Upcoming: “Kubrick – An Art Show Tribute” @ Spoke Art

For those who love pop culture themed art shows out there, especially movie-focused group exhibitions, Spoke Art in San Francisco may have something interesting for you starting September 6th. Kubrick, An Art Show Tribute will be featuring works inspired of course by the films from the late Stanley Kubrick, where participants were asked re-imagine their favorite characters, scenes, and concepts from one of the world’s most prolific directors. As you can see from the piece (which will be released as a limited edition print) above based on […]

Previews: Kamea Hadar & Defer – “Paradise Lost” @ 1AM SF

After their mural collaboration for POW! WOW! Hawaii earlier this year (covered), Hawaii-based artists Kamea Hadar and Defer (seen above adding his calligraphic embellishments to Hadar’s figurative imagery) began a year-long series of collaborative walls, gallery shows and other creative projects. On this note, this Thursday, August 7th, they will be opening a show together at 1AM Gallery in San Francisco, showing a new body of mixed media works on canvas. The show and the entire series of projects, Paradise Lost, refers to John Milton’s epic poem by the same title. […]

Previews: Erik Jones – “Motion” @ Hashimoto Contemporary

Tomorrow night (July 5th) in San Francisco, Erik Jones will be opening his debut solo show at Hashimoto Contemporary. Entitled Motion,  the new collection of paintings from the Brooklyn-based artist are figurative renderings seen through a veil of geometric expressionism. A wide variety of techniques are used in his mix-media portraits including his skill wtih watercolor, colored pencil, oil paint, and wax pastels leading to a rich and layered effect. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss this show here.

Previews: Jim Houser – “Night Got Quiet – Not Quite Light” @ FFDG

Next month in San Francisco, Jim Houser will be opening his new show entitled Night Got Quiet – Not Quite Light at the Fecal Face Dot Gallery. The Philadelphia-based artist has prepared 15 mixed media paintings as well as his always intriguing site-specific installations. Head over on July 11th if you are interested to see his special brand of iconography featuring repeating motifs, signature color palette, symbology, and typography. Discuss Jim Houser here.

Interviews: Justin Kerson – ‘Blood & Ink’ @ White Walls Gallery

San Francisco based Justin Kerson opens a solo exhibition this Saturday, June 14th entitled Blood & Ink at White Walls Gallery in SF. We got talking to the artist a few weeks back about the show and were intrigued about his process of taking imprints of freshly made tattoos to create unique artworks. Wanting to delve a little deeper into this unique take on art making and tattoo culture, AM asked Kerson a few questions… Arrested Motion (AM): So Justin, can you tell our readers a […]