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.
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.
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".
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.