Tomorrow night at 8PM stop by LoPo Gallery in San Francisco to see over 60 artists work inspired by the films of Wes Anderson. Check out the FB Event page or the Spoke Art site for additional information on the event.
If you can’t make it to the opening, there will be plenty of time to get a peek. The show will be up until November 20.
Onra is playing this Friday at SOM Bar in San Francisco with Buddy Sativa. Show starts at 10 and goes until 3AM. Tickets are $10. Additional information can be found on the Facebook event page. Be there. We will.
Although the video isn’t an official recap of the event, it does a great job sharing the fun and relaxed vibe that Artcrank encourages. Being there, sparked a lot of interesting conversations and ended up being a perfect way to meet a lot of people that we’ve been waiting to shake hands with.
One of the people we had hoped to see, was Will Geddes. Needless to say, Will is talented young lad and did a super awesome “Dia de los Muertos” inspired poster, which can be seen/purchased here.
Take a peek at the outstanding self-initiated project from I Shot Him, for California’s Proposition 19. Get a peek at the process of creating a logo, research and planning, animation and character design for the project on their blog, The Black Harbor and a look at the entire project on The New Leaf.
Richard Colman & Ryan Travis Christian at Guerrero Gallery
Mark Warren Jacques at Gallery Hijnks
Both, “Something Better” and “I’m Here Now” were amazing shows, with plenty of eye candy to entice and inspire anyone even slightly interested in low brow art.
Our first stop was at Gallery Hijinks, and although it’s a super tight space to move around in, we got a chance to slide through and get a good peek at everything Mark Warren Jacques had put together. His paintings are probably some of the cleanest and most simplistically detailed pieces I’ve ever seen. I couldn’t really even get the detail to show up on camera… No exaggeration, some of the line work was so small, you had to get close enough to smell the acrylic to know what you were looking at.
Something Better—Richard Colman & Ryan Travis Christian—completely took me by surprise. As always, the curation for Guerrero Gallery is extremely meticulous and each artist exhibited always compliment each other really well. Richard Colman… melting faces and strange mischievous, glowing woodland scenes, with all sorts figures saturated in subtle emotion. His work was huge; in most cases covering an entire wall or an installation built like a three-sided box, allowing full access to all three walls and a floor filled with pattern work, color and texture. The majority of work by Colman, was extremely colorful and ornate, but as you moved to the back of the space, all color disappeared and you were left with strong patterns in silver and black. Ryan Travis Christian filled the back room with large graphite drawings, with elaborate line work and shading. Walking around the back wall and seeing his work, was like accidentally falling into one of the knots in Richard Colman’s creepy trees. Each piece hinted at the next and were in close relation to something familiar from the first room.
If you didn’t make it to either show, I recommend swinging by. Take some flicks and share with your friends. All three artists are super talented and deserve mention.
More pics of both exhibitions will be posted in our flickr account in a short while.
The Dino Show opens tonight, at Double Punch in North Beach. Fifteen artists share their dinosaur themed art from 7PM til late. The show runs until November 7th. Make sure to check it out if you get a chance.
Artists include: Bwana Spoons, Gemma Correll, Josh Ellington, Josh Herbolsheimer, Jonny Negron, Katie Turner, Kyle Pellet, Matt Cipov, Mary Syring, Marcello Velho, Michael C. Hsiung, Rey Ortega, Ryan Snook, Sashiko Yuen & Tom Haubrick.
A great vignette showcasing some of the bits and pieces that are San Francisco artist, Mark Warren Jacques. Mark will be showing his latest selection of work entitled, “I’m Here Now,” at Gallery Hijinks, October 16th – November 15th.
I just wrapped up the marketing and promotional materials for the 2010, Artcank San Francisco event. I’m also working on the new site with a super talented developer, Scott Agrimson. We’re looking forward to this new version of the site and all of its new features, functionality and completely refreshed look. More info on that, as we get closer to launch.
The SF event is set for the 22nd of October, at the Chrome Bags store in SOMA. Check out the site for more event information and artist roster.
This Friday, Fecal Face is throwing a 10 year anniversary show at The Luggage Store Gallery here in San Francisco and will be showcasing the art of 25 excellent artists from San Francisco, London, Los Angeles and New York. The show starts at 6PM.
After party at Mezzanine, starts at 9PM. There will be a suggested donation at the door of $8 — “no one turned away for a lack of funds”. Dropping the $8 will enter you into a raffle to win some original art from Jeremy Fish as well as prints & clothing Upper Playground.
Superdeux will be showing a new selection of work this Thursday at Kokoro Studio in San Francisco. I’ve never seen his work in this format or heard of this space. It should make for an exciting evening to say the least. Come hang out.
Great short film from Landor on their process at the firm in the 1960. They walk us through concept to creation with all sorts of little gems and detail spread throughout the film. I’ve always been a sucker for these types of shorts and of all of those I’ve seen, this is one of the best.
Eskmo‘s “Cloudlight” is an undoubtedly great follow up to the recently discovered Ninja Tune label mate, King Cannibal. Both artists stray outside of the expectant boundaries of the label’s catalog and climb into my possible favorites list for 2010.
For more information on Eskmo and his upcoming release — expected to drop October 4th — please check out his site.
Director: Dugan O’Neal
Director of Photography: David Myrick
Visual Effects and Motion Design: Brandon Hirzel (BEMO)
Producer: Jack Richardson
Still Photographer: Brice Matson