Dave Kinsey emailed to let us know he's participating in a group show opening Friday night in LA featuring works by him, 9th Concept, Mambo, Rahul Mitra, Xavier De Nauw & Mike Stilkey at Lacen Project (7-10pm).
Really like his new painting (seen below) entitled Tequila Carousel.
TEQUILA CAROUSEL, 2013 mixed media on canvas, 40 x 32 inches
Dave Kinsey's Congotropolis. It's a 4/c process screen print on heavy rag paper created from the original painting. 18 x 18 inches, stamped, numbered and signed by the artist. Edition of only 100. $85 ~details
We have a sneak peek of Dave Kinsey's solo show that's opening this Thursday, Dec 13th in NYC at Joshua Liner. Dave's last solo show was here in San Francisco @FFDG last May.
As the show title suggests, Kinsey attempts to convey a world gone mad with media, perpetual conflict, and a sense of the mounting struggle between the urban and natural worlds. Kinsey creates this new body of work through a brash synthesis of materials, textures, and aesthetics, conjuring multilayered abstractions with traces of figuration which create dynamic transformations of images within images.
We celebrate our first year at our Mission St. location with this dynamic group show featuring artists we've had the pleasure of working with over the years and open our walls up to some fresh new faces in contemporary art. The Winter Group show features abstract paintings, street art orientated artists, illustrative works and much more in this group show featuring small works from 20 artists working in the United States, with the exception of Max Rippon who works out of Barcelona, Spain. All works contain exquisite detail with each artist representing the best of their genres.
We continue checking in on some of the artists participating in our Winter Group Show opening up this Friday, Dec 7th, @FFDG (6-9pm).
We're so pleased to have the acclaimed Dave Kinsey back in our space since his solo show last May (pics). He's set to open his next solo show at Joshua Liner on Dec 13th.
Dave Kinsey's known for his emotionally charged paintings and murals, as well as high-visibility logos and advertising campaigns, including the ubiquitous DC Shoes logo, The Black-Eyed Peas Elephunk album icon, N.E.R.D. "brain", Epitaph Records identity and, most recently, his work with the international Absolut Blank campaign.
Location? Age? Education? Website?
Los Angeles and Three Rivers, California; Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Autodidactic Studies; kinseyvisual.com
How would you describe your work to someone?
Me messing with your brain.
George Carlin, Lee Bontecou, Franz Kline, Alexander Calder, Tibor Kallman, Caravaggio.
Favorite place traveled?
That would be a toss up between Bordeaux and Barcelona.
Working routine? Music? Time of day?
I don't really have a set routine, but I tend to get up early and chill in the quiet before getting busy. I prefer to work during the day, but when the heat's on nights are perfect too.
On today: Echo & The Bunnymen, Cal Tjader, Nas, Grant Green, Lonnie Liston Smith, Czech, Andrew Bird, Gorillaz.
After going through some inventory in our storage, we came across this original by Dave Kinsey on craft paper from his solo show last spring at FFDG. You can grab it in our online shop here.
We will be hosting an inventory blowout sale with some of our friends here @FFDG on Friday, Nov 30th with music, food and drinks. Details to come on Monday, but for now, mark your calendar. Tshirts, books, orginal artwork, prints and other goodies being sold at low prices. Should be a fun evening and a chance for you to pick up some gifts while we get to clear out some storage space.
The Dave Kinsey banner (on the right) is the last from his show at FFDG in May. Buy it online.
Dave Kinsey and BLK/MRKT Editions produced a signed screen print for $30—net proceeds will be donated to Obama's 2012 campaign. You can get it here --> Also, the Obama UNITED image can be downloaded for free, printable any size. DOWNLOAD HERE.
Thanks to Arrested Motion who posted some info on Dave Kinsey's solo show Lost For Words which opens at FFDG in San Francisco on Friday, May 18th (6-9pm). This will be his first show in San Francisco in 12 years. RSVP.
Founder of BLK/MRKT w/ Shepard Fairey in '97 (becoming sole owner in '03), lengedary street artist with his Unlearn campaign, and highly accomplished painter, it's with great honor that we welcome him back to San Francisco. New paintings, mixed media and installation, it should be one of our best shows to date and a lot of fun. -Complete Show Details
Dave Kinsey opens Lost For Words at FFDG on Fri, May 18th.
Mark your calendar: Dave Kinsey opens Lost For Words @FFDG in San Francisco on Friday, May 18th (6-9pm).
New mixed media paintings and installation. This will be his first show in San Francisco in 12 years and his first on the West Coast since 2007... We're very excited. Below is a lil' taste of what's to come.
Dave Kinsey's new print Heads of Fate just went live via BLK/MRKT Editions. Available now in two color variations. Both prints are 12"x16", 4/c edition of 105 and 3/c edition of 65. Signed, stamped and numbered.
Kinsey will be showing @FFDG w/ an opening scheduled for Friday, May 18th (6-9pm). Details on that very soon.
We need sharks in the world, and they're disappearing at an alarming rate. Just for example, tiger sharks and scalloped hammerheads may have declined more than 97% since the mid-1980s, while numbers of smooth hammerheads and bull sharks are believed to have fallen by 99% off the east coast of the US. The rapid decline of great sharks in the world's oceans is disrupting the marine ecosystem by allowing more lowly fish to thrive, scientists warn today.
This coming Friday, September 23rd, Japan-based non-profit PangeaSeed in collaboration with San Francisco's Spoke Art Gallery is pleased to announce the inaugural transcontinental art exhibition, Sink or Swim, featuring original works from 30 internationally renowned artists such as Dave Kinsey, Josh Keyes, Dan May, Jim Phillips, Skinner and many more. This gathering of widely acclaimed artists from around the globe will address one of the biggest threats facing the health of the world's oceans today - the rapid and mass depletion of sharks. ~complete show details
Absolute vodka got all excited abot contemporary art. Some familar names in there: Sam Flores, Jeremy Fish, Dave Kinsey, Mario Wagner, Brett Amory, and others. Hope they paid well. Something tells us they probably did.
LOS ANGELES --- mark down Saturday, June 22nd on the calendar as New Image Art will be opening Tonight We Fight featuring works by John Malta, Pacolli, Mildred, Dillon Froelich, Eric McHenry, Teddy Kelly, Luke Pelletier, Sean Morris, Yarrow Slaps, Ben Jensen, Nathan Brown and Miles Jackson.
Tucker Nichols emailed over this Whole Foods poster (below right) which looks a lot like one of Corey Arnold's photos (bottom left). Coincidence? Where they inspired by Corey's photo? Did Corey actually shoot the photo? Who knows and Corey is fishing for salmon right now (like this), so we can't ask him to find out.
Yeah, bad tattoos are basically a bummer, right? But they're also pretty much a rite of passage for bored and disenfranchised-feeling teenagers the world over. At least it was for about 95% of the people I know. Going to a reputable tattoo shop and getting a wizard or unicorn drilled into your lower back is totally fine, but nothing really takes the place of sitting around with a bunch of friends and some beers, enthusiastically taking turns poking each others' arms full of bad ideas-which actually is fun at any age.
OAKLAND -- First Fridays is hoping Oakland hasn't seen the last of the one of a kind event... The street art party is free to attend, but organizers say with police and other costs the price tag to throw the monthly party is $20,000... The City of Oakland has been footing the bill for months and after kicking in $500,000, it's pulling the plug... Organizers are now asking for donations and developing a vendor fee schedule to try and keep the party alive. ~continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO -- Guerrero Gallery, here in the Mission, opens their summer group show this Saturday, June 15th, featuring works from a steller lineup: Daniel Albrigo, Ryan Travis Christian, Alejandro Diaz-Ayala, Frohawk Two Feathers, Michelle Guintu, Justin Hager, Cody Hudson, Terry Powers, Rye Purvis, Victory Reyes, Jamie Williams, and Yarrow Slaps.
SAN FRANCISCO --- Southern Exposure hosts thier annual Monster Drawing Rally Friday, June 14, 2013 at THE NWBLK, 1999 Bryant Street (at 18th). Tons of great artists auctioning works at a starting price of only $60.
A live drawing and fundraising event with 120 artists working side by side. The event lets spectators to observe artists in the act of creation, providing the opportunity to watch a drawing come to life, and to purchase a work of art minutes after its completion. Drawings are available for purchase immediately for just $60 each.
Wonder if our old emails with Banksy are worth a few thousand dollars. It seems everything the dude touches is worth a million dollars these days! Nutty and much deserved.
A disputed Banksy graffiti artwork removed from a gritty London neighbourhood has sold for approximately $1.1 million US at auction. The provocative Slave Labour (Bunting Boy) sold at a private auction held by concierge firm The Sincura Group at the London Film Museum on Sunday, according to Bloomberg news service. The spray-painted, stenciled work depicts a child labourer using an antique sewing machine to create a Union Jack bunting. -Continue reading
Daniel Cronin was hired to shoot photos for the ongoing feature series: the Road Trips USA: Pacific Coast... An interesting idea where the trip was live blogged/ tweeted/ Instagramed with people making suggestions for what to check out, and well, into FFDG they stopped.
Look ma, we made The Guardian U.K.
Come on, guys. Don't call San Francisco "San Fran".
These days New York-native multimedia artist, Michael Alan, has been incredibly active artistically in the big city. Between staging hours-long Living Installations at the New Museum and other DIY spaces, exhibiting his drawings and paintings in group exhibitions and hosting an unusual solo show in the home of his mother, Alan proves that there is no rest for the wicked. I caught up with him recently to hear the latest, the backstory, and what's next.
Henrik Haven, who keeps us up to date in all that's Copenhagen, emailed over some photos from the Viborg International Billboard Painting Festival that's running throughout June. In this short installment he introduces us to the work of urban/graffiti artist and illustrator NYCHOS.
Brendan Monroe, whose show Melting Into the Floor runs through June 15th at LA's Richard Heller, creates these great wooden sculptures and featured a bunch in the show... He's often asked how he goes about making them and gives us at Fecal Face a little 'how to' on the process.
Mexico City based Curiot, whose sold out solo show Age of Omuktlans ran last March at FFDG, just finished this great mural entitled "El Retorno de Akhankutli" in Mexico. He recently completed one in Berlin too which we'll be posting in the coming week. The guy is very very talented in our eyes.
This made our day. Not only do we love pizza but we also love Henry Gunderson... So a board shapped like a hot slice designed by Henry Gunderson for The Good Company, well... this writer needs to go for a slice right now.
Wendell McShine (lives in Mexico City, from Trinidad) opened his newest show, Raccoon's Law, at Fifty24SF on Saturday night. ARYZ was a tough act to follow, but McShine held his own in the space... With a combination of a mural, a video, and both drawings and mixed-media works on paper, the diversity of this solo show was impressive. The Raccoon drawings were especially attractive as the way he executed them looked like they actually had fur coming off the page, and you can only imagine how soft it would be to touch. I was lucky to see his work in person through this show, and I hope to encounter more in the future.
Ingrid Wells just got her MFA from The San Francisco Art Institute and these oil paintings from her Honey Boo Boo's Amurrican Starquest were on display as part of the recent MFA exhibition... Ingrid Wells works and lives in San Francisco.
I got there the day after the tornado came through. It was like nothing I had ever seen before. My mind just could not grasp what my eyes were seeing. It was just too much to take in, too much to process. So, I did what comes naturally and took images. It sort of helped me separate from the chaos and helped me focus.
Jeffrey Cheung emailed over some photos from a recent one night show he had at Terra Gallery/ event space. The May 19th show also featured live music by Oakland garage rockers Twin Steps and Coldtergeist.
Great solo show by LA based Alison Blickle (Born 1976) up now at San Francisco's Eleanor Harwood gallery. History of Magic Part 1... The Hermitage runs through June 15th 2013. -- 1295 Alabama St. Hours: Wed thru Sat (11-6pm)
Well, it looks like John Felix Arnold rocked Tokyo with his opening with Koutaro Ooyama at Spes Lab a few weeks back. Even a language barrier couldn't prevent the success of their collaboration. They invited everyone they met on trains, in cars, cafes, bars, restaurants, and people responded by attending, and bringing their families and friends as well.
Last Thursday evening, I was lucky enough to get invited to Nickelodeon's premiere party for their newest cartoon, Sanja & Craig, created by three awesome dudes - Andreas Trolf, Jim Dirschberger, and Jay Howell. Hosted at Tony's Salon with pizza provided by Pizzanistas, the premiere party was filled with libations and celebrations, even a break-dance battle broke out. Congrats to everyone who worked on the show, and especially Trolf, Jim, and Jay who all have been working tirelessly on it. Sanja & Craig premiered Saturday 10:30 am 11 am on Nickelodeon. You can watch Sanjay and Craig Episode 1: Brett Venom on hulu. and read about how the guys came up with it in this interview with The LA Times. Now, here's some photos from the premiere.
Los Angeles Christofer Chin (Tofer) emailed over some install shots of his current show Ar running in NYC at Lu Magnus through June 29th. Simple/ clean and continuing his op artstyle Tofer Chin features new paintings, photographs, and sculpture continuing his exploration of geologically and architecturally inspired Minimalist forms.
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