It’s time to update you on something that German duo Herakut have been working on recently – The Giant Storybook Project. Acting on their long-time desires to create a children’s book, Jasmin (interviewed) and Falk have taken to the streets around the world to paint the “pages” of their story. Murals of Lily, Jay, two giants, and their adventures have already hit the walls in Kentucky, Germany, Montreal, Toronto, Rochester, and San Francisco. We’ll be taking a closer look at this project (scheduled to go through 2013) as it […]
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Ryan Travis Christian has been busy preparing for his The Second Banana exhibition opening tonight over at Guerrero Gallery. His latest solo show incorporates painting, sculpture, video and some massive instillation. From what we have seen, this work dives, not only deeper into the the finer things in life we all enjoy such as the love of a childhood sports, but also goes as far as exploring the more tabu subjects found within general mainstream society just under the surface. Normally lighter illustration based pieces seem to […]
Last week, Brett Amory’s latest effort, Twenty-Four in San Francisco, was put on display at Sandra Lee Gallery located in San Francisco’s Union Square (see the studio preview here). The show contained 24 paintings, each capturing a moment from a different location from a different hour of the day. Various objects found on the ground at each site was displayed throughout the space. The back room of the gallery housed the video installation that showed footage filmed at each location during the corresponding hour referenced […]
Last week, Bronx artist COPE2 treked across the nation for a solo exhibition at San Francisco’s Project One. Entitled The Rebirth, COPE brought the indoor game as he created works incorporating his renowned bubble throw ups and his wildstyle compositions. Great to see the Bay area get to experience the works from one of the key writers of the iconic early subway scene of NYC. Discuss COPE2 here.
On a recent visit to the Bay Area, AM got to visit the Oakland studio of artist Brett Amory just as he was in full scale preparations for his upcoming exhibition Twenty-Four In San Francisco. A continuation of Brett’s widely known Waiting series, Twenty-Four focuses its attentions on 24 locations as the subject of 24 new paintings – with 24 hours of filming taken at the locations to capture a dynamic revealed by human interactions with residents in the city. Above, Brett shows us some of the […]
San Francisco-based artist Ryan De La Hoz brings a hometown show to Four Barrel in SF this week in the shape of Welcome To Your Doom. We like the title of the show, as De La Hoz has used it as a slogan before for a T-Shirt under his Cool Try clothing label. One such shirt proudly hangs in our wardrobe. Ryan’s work will appeal if you’re a fan of meticulous detail and clean lines. Using a mixture of media, he combines abstract patterns and repetition of heavily symbolic motifs […]
The other weekend, Fecal Face Dot Gallery hosted the opening of a joint exhibition with local artist, Henry Gunderson (directly below) and Brooklyn-based Eric Shaw (above). The two artists’ work complimented the other nicely when displayed in the same venue. Each artist has their own style and take on using geometrical shapes and colors, creating images that were surreal and thought-provoking. Check out photos from the opening below.
Last Saturday, 941 Geary hosted the opening to ROA’s latest ambitious endeavor entitled, Dominant Species (previewed). This is the followup to his exhibition last year at the San Francisco gallery’s sister location, White Walls. This time around, ROA was given an even larger space and more time to transform the gallery into an urban wasteland where the animals depicted in his paintings roam. The works in the gallery include ones that can be physically manipulated and/or viewed at different angles to show different layers of […]
This Saturday (September 15th), Belgian-born artist ROA makes his return to San Francisco (see 2011) for a new solo show at 941 Geary. Along with original paintings and sculptural works, Dominant Speciesfeatures imagery inspired by his road trip from the East to the West of America where he encountered a diversity of habitats and creatures. Of course, expect a site-specific interactive installation constructed from found objects and salvaged materials. Security has been tight as the show has been under a veil of secrecy, but here are some […]
Last Friday evening, Spoke Art hosted Jessica Hess’s latest exhibition, Fade and Finish. With this body of work, she explored using gouache on paper (as opposed to predominately oil on canvas paintings in previous exhibitions) and depicted urban landscapes in both daylight and moonlight. In this show, she also explored realistically depicting texture that is inspired by wheat pastes in New York, as well as pinup images that grew out of her love of vintage radio and movies. Check out some pics from the opening […]