November Already!? I never really mind when it sneaks up on me like that, Its my favorite time of year. Especially with the shows going on this month. To start it off, Opening November 1st, Spoke Art held its fourth annual Bad Dads show. The show is a yearly homage to the films of Wes Anderson. With over 70 artists supplying original art and Anderson specific print runs, there’s something for everyone. For the first time in my four years of participating in the show I finally took on the subject of Bill Murray, in the form of terrible father, Steve Zissou.
This is an Adventure. 8×16 Acrylic on Panel. Bad Dads 4 runs 11/1 through 11/23.
On November 8, Made in China opens at the Ian Ross Gallery. When I was asked to be in this show, I immediately said yes. Not only did the concept pique my interest, but I HELLA wanted to see what a “Knockoff” of my work would look like. Here’s the concept of the show in a nutshell by curator Eddie Colla:
Loakal gallery and Ian Ross Gallery assembled a group of contemporary artists and sent their work to a painting factory in China to be copied. The original paintings and their “counterfeits” will be displayed side by side. Questioning our society’s underlying assumptions regarding originality, intellectual property and the value of art. Participating artists: D Young V, Akira Beard, Ian Ross, Zoltron, Shark Toof, Jessica Hess, C Kirk, Ernesto Yerena, Eddie Colla, Peter Adamyan, Nite Owl and myself. You can read more about the concept and RSVP to the show HERE. To Illustrate the idea, Here’s is my painting Orange Crush, on the right, with its counterfeit on the left.
Here’s a bit of coverage and a preview of the show via Hi-Fructose.
At Modern Eden Gallery, November 9th is the opening of Letter Heads, a group show guest curated by Leon Loucheur and Dave Foto featuring works incorporating elements of lettering including graphic design, font, graffiti, and figurative work. Featuring: Robert Bowen, Pemex, Amandalynn, Monty Guy, Marcos LaFarga, Optimist, Mike Gallegos, Beast546, Jurne, Mags, Wand, Toro, Keb, Max Kauffman, Resk, Christopher deLeon, Kiro, Doug Rhodes, Helen Bayly, Naka, Udon, Phillip Portillo, Rubin, Asend, Tonce, Sen2, and Epic. Letter Heads opens in conjuntion with Sentient City, a solo show by painter Leon Loucheur. Both shows run 11/-12/7
High and Dry, for Letter Heads, 8×16, Acrylic/panel
On November 15th, at Lower Branch Gallery, is the opening of Natural Disasters: Exploring the Shadowy Side of a Twisted Nature. This will be a 2 man showing of paintings and drawings by Bay Area Graffiti Artist, and longtime friend, Satyr and myself, and all of our work will be based around animals and natural world. It could be the perfect time to pick up the gift of original art for the Holidays!
Centipede, By Satyr.
Skull Cancer, By Robert Bowen
Lower Branch is located at 233 Eddy St. between Taylor and Jones 2 blocks from the Powell St. Bart Station.
Well, I’m off to eat pumpkin pie and mashed potatoes.
November 5th, 2013 in
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, Ian Ross Gallery
, Lords Crew
, Lower Branch
, Modern Eden Gallery
, San Francisco
, Spoke Art
Wasps in the family Pompilidae are commonly called spider wasps or pompilid wasps. Pompilids typically have a slender body with long, spiny legs and the hind femur is often long enough to reach past the tip of the abdomen. The tibiae of the rear legs usually have a conspicuous spine at their distal end. The first two segments of the abdomen being narrowed characterize the slender look of their bodies. The pompilid body is typically dark, black or blue, sometimes with metallic reflections. Like other strong fliers, the thorax of pompilids is modified for efficient flight, fuse to that a Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Twin-Row 14 cylinder Wasp engine and this little beauty is the ultimate in Biomachanicentomological Science.
The New Biology Pompilidae print is 12×22, $45. Printed with archival inks on acid free velvet cotton rag paper and a limited edition of 50. Each print is hand signed and numbered, available on the Store Page.
October 3rd, 2013 in
| tags: New Biology
, San Francisco
This past Saturday, August 24th, at ZeroFriends Sf, I did an in store print release of my Zebra Keeper painting along with a day-long live painting session. The remainder of the prints are now online and available for purchase.
Zebra Keeper is a 12×22 limited edition giclee’, signed and numbered, and available in the store page.
Here is the finished painting I did in store that day along with a few shots of the progress.
Thanks to my ZeroFriends family and everyone who came to support and hang out!! Cheers to you!
The scientific name Coccinellidae, meaning “little red sphere” can be quite a mouthful, but by whatever name you call them, Ladybugs are well known and well loved all over the Earth. Nearly 400 species of Ladybugs live in North America, and there are nearly 5,000 species worldwide. Also commonly known as the Lady Beetle or Ladybird Beetle, the name of these insects reflects the global admiration of mankind. Widely considered to be good luck, Ladybugs are a bit clumsy, though efficient enough, fliers. Their transparent sheath-wings (hidden from view under the outer wing cases, until they take to the air) flutter at a rate of 85 beats per second. I have taken the liberty of helping them out with there lack of airborne grace, giving them a “New Biology”, making it easier to bring you the good luck they share.
New Biology Coccinellidae print is 17×22″, $50. Printed with archival inks on acid free velvet cotton rag paper and a limited edition of 50. Each print is hand signed and numbered, available on the store page.