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Temporal Surfaces points to the relationship between space and time by uniting the individual perspectives of two artists separately exploring decay and abandonment in urban environments. The result is a body of work documenting the transitory nature of the contemporary urban American landscape, lauding these decrepit, graffiti laden, and often overlooked scenes as reverential places of beauty.
Kevin Cyr and Jessica Hess
Curated by Lainya Magana
March 6 - March 27, 2010
Justin Pape's show Mr. Ghost at the Mission based artist "commune" Million Fishes was true to the spirit of indie toy design and character branding. Mr. Pape has a distinct style and drive to produce pieces and shows that are not only cohesive, but showcases the talent of an artist who has yet to explode. Imagine if you will a Gary Baseman, Brian Flynn, or James Jarvis before they had yet to hit the vinyl toy scene and you have Justin Pape. If you're a toy collector, get your hands on one of his originals now.
Against the Grayne - 3/26/2010 - Space Gallery
The Against the Grayne show at Space Gallery was a cohesive look into producing art on found and pre-fabricated wooden surfaces. San Francisco's best talent came forth to offer their creative juice - from Robert Harris's free flowing images to the skulls of Dylan Kelly - the art displayed here embellished strong street aesthetics while using surfaces more akin to those of abstract expressionist Robert Rauschenberg. Against the Grayne was a tightly curated show that showed focus, affordability, and a great opportunity for an emerging collector to break into the burgeoning San Francisco scene.
Space Gallery: *******www.spacegallerysf****/
Dylan Kelly: *******chaos938.blogspot****/
Robert Harris: *******www.cavecreation****/
So while we were running around documenting the 6 known Banksy pieces throughout the city of San Francisco, we were shooting video too. We've finally gotten around to editing a little Banksy art walk with the EXACT locations, addresses, and neighborhoods of all the known pieces.
That means no more wandering around Dolores park trying to find Banksy's Indian based on shoddy information.
Be cool, it's all ok now.
Our flickr San Francisco Banksy set of images is up also, and have addresses under each photo description if that tickles your fancy...
UK's own HUSH gave Warholian**** exclusive access to watch his working process while preparing for his new show "Passing Through" which runs from May 1st - June 5, 2010 at the Shooting Gallery in San Francisco.
We like to refer to HUSH as the reverse Jackson Pollock of the street art scene. Creating abstract street tags as an action form for his painting's base, he then looks for imagery within the abstraction to find beautiful images within which he then refines to focus the piece.
Blek le Rat sits down with Warholian**** in an exclusive interview where he discusses his beginnings as a street artist and his views on graffiti and it's place in the world. Shot on location at White Walls Gallery during preparation for his show "Faces in the Mirror" in May 2010.
Artist Chor Boogie sat down for an interview with Warholian**** to discuss how he started as a graffiti street artist and has continued to evolve his style. Chor's use of color is a particularly strong point in his work, and we here at Warholian**** have grown into even bigger fans on analyzing his pieces further. With touches of Gustav Klimt and a street art style not seen elsewhere, Chor Boogie is sets a new bar in spray paint and has transcended the aesthetic into new worlds of visual candy.
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Jesse Hazelip sat down with Warholian**** to give an exclusive interview and sneak peak at some of his latest pieces in mid-process. Hazelip is well known in the San Francisco Bay Area street scene for his oversized Buffalo/Bomber juxtapositions, as well as herons with heads of anti-artillery weaponry. Hazelip's work questions humanity's obsession with war through imagery that is not only poignant, but also beautiful.
Visit Jesse Hazelip's site at:
Artist Brett Amory invited Warholian**** over to his Oakland based studio for a preview of his new show "The Waiting Room" at Thinkspace Gallery.
Amory's work often places individuals in locations where they stand waiting, often alone.
His style is both realistic and impressionistic, but most of all each painting is engrained deeply with feeling. That's the magic of Amory's work, it's leaves you with a true sense of curiosity and wonder.
One of the century's new American upstart painters? We think so, and we mean it.
Check out Brett's show opening at Thinkspace Gallery June 11th at 7:00pm.
Our friends at White Walls were kind enough to give us an exclusive sneak peak into the upcoming Blek le Rat and ABOVE shows...and in our wise Warholian opinion, do not miss this show.
This pairing brings together two totally different artistic perspectives into a gallery setting.
Known as the Godfather of the stencil art street movement (or Grandfather as Blek noted jokingly), le Rat's art has inspired major players in the contemporary art movement the likes of BANKSY and Shepard Fairey since 1981.
ABOVE is well know for bombing over 60+ cities in 45+ different countries with his iconic wooden arrows that are often found dangling from telephone wires, spinning, asking the viewer to participate in the environment.
Visit White Walls Gallery for more information:
Artists at San Francisco's SomArts came together on 3/12/2010 to raise money for the Haiti earthquake. Great show, good people!
Featuring artists such as Barry McGee, & Brett Amory. Organized by Paul Ferraris.
Kelly Allen's "Everything is Everything" show at the Medicine Agency in San Francisco takes us on a winding journey through the artist's mind and process. Her style is reminiscent of Robert Rauschenberg color choice and composition, juxtaposed with John James Audubon's subject matter. Allen's impeccably produced art gives the impression of collage, but upon closer inspection reveals detailed paintings intertwined with delicate images of nature. It can be clearly stated that "Everything is Everything" is a show strong in artistic composition and beauty.
After breaking the story on the Chinatown Banksy (reported here first), we decided to visit both Chinatown and The Mission to document people and their reaction to the most infamous street artist of all time. Shot the first day of public viewing, the walls still smelled sweetly of spray paint, stencil tack, and enamel.
The woman who worked at the bakery on this corner was told that it will be removed by Tuesday the 27th of April 2010. Catch it while you can.
Hope you enjoy...
We were lucky enough to talk bar owner
Shawn Magee of Amnesia into an exclusive up close and personal look at Banksy's Mission street art piece above the establishment.
The stencil work was fine, the red paint was still wet, and artist Banksy continued to delight San Francisco natives below.
Thank our friends at Amnesia for us by stopping by for a drink sometime...
Thanks to our friends at ABC 7 in San Francisco, Michael Cuffe of Warholian**** was given an interview regarding our coverage of Banksy and his importance in our culture.