9/11 - James Reka & Hiroyasu Tsuri @Stolen Space (London)

Loving on Melbourne-born, Berlin-based artist James Reka's newest works which will be on display at London's Stolen Space on Sept 11th alongside Japanese Hiroyasu Tsuri aka TWOONE.

James Reka working on new work for his 9/11 Stolen Space show, London

James Reka working on new work for his 9/11 Stolen Space show, London

Work by James Reka

Work by James Reka

Beautiful painting by Hiroyasu Tsuri

Beautiful painting by Hiroyasu Tsuri

Jeremy Fish's Drawings Animated and Projected San Fransico

Yesterdays and Tomorrows by Jeremy Fish, opening Friday, August 15th at FFDG in San Francisco, is a celebration of Fish’s 20 years of living in San Francisco. With that in mind, we wanted to bring this mural to life in, and literally on, some of the places that his drawings depict. We hope our readers will come celebrate on August 15, 2014, when we project this animated mural once again across from Fish’s art opening at FFDG.

Paper & Pressure @FFDG

Last month Lotte Arts, in collaboration with Tiny Splendor, opened a weeklong print show, Paper & Pressure. The show, held at FFDG, featured 16 California printmakers, including Kenneth Srivijittakar and Peter Baczek.

On Saturday and Sunday the gallery housed a print sale with work by over 50 artists and local presses. Peter Calderwood and Lena Gustafson of Night Diver Press presented their hand printed and bound artist book series, Heaven and Humans.

Paper and Pressure included evening classes: a comic arts workshop led by Kane Lynch, a lettering workshop led by Sean Vranizan and Kel Troughton, and an artist talk given by veteran printmaker, Doug Minkler

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New Works from Daryll Peirce

SAN FRANCISCO --- Our friend Daryll Peirce will be participating in the 3 person show "Going Native" opening Saturday, June 28th at Campfire Gallery here in the Mission 7pm (3344 24th St). Larissa Grant and Max Kauffman are the other 2 artists in the show. Below are a few images from Daryll Peirce.

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via Daryll Peirce: "We often find ourselves toeing the line between optimism and negativity in our lives interpreting events as either one way or the other. The smallest moment has the potential to lead us into fits of elation, to make us feel whole, worthy and possibly even bring on a sense of joy. Alternatively, we can also be tipped down the chasm into downward spirals of depression, anger, or anxiety. With this body of work I’m focusing on our extreme perspectives of white or black, positive or negative, tranquil or tense, perseverance or acceptance, organic or rigid, and so on. These magnetic pulls tug on us as we navigate through our daily lives. They alter the way we interpret ourselves, our relationships, our past, our future, etcetera".

6/7 - Mike Maxwell @Nowheresville Gallery (SF)

SAN FRANCISCO --- San Diego based Mike Maxwell, who we've known for years, opens a solo show of new work at The Nowheresville Gallery - 483 14th St. Saturday, June 7th (6-9pm).

Words from Mike Maxwell on the show: This show is about doing whatever I wanted. No rules. In previous exhibitions there has been a burden to produce a body of work for a show that is unified, structured, and conformed to a certain narrative or idea. This self imposed confinement has been completely counter intuitive to my painting style and work progression. 

I've never been able to understand how artists have the patience to make work that looks the same over and over again. I get bored far too easily, which forces me to try new things. Hence the title of the show. I've noticed in the past, while working on a show, that new ideas, new techniques, and new styles emerge just by putting in the hours at the easel . It's always been important to me to go with the flow of the new ideas and concepts, and not to limit those things, because they do not fit the narrative, or the context of previous works. So for this show I let all that go and created whatever made my brain feel good.

Work by Mike Maxwell

Work by Mike Maxwell