Bitches Brew, new works from Kelly Tunstall, Marci Washington, Aiyana Udesen, Hellen Jo and Rebecca Ebeling. opened Friday January 14th at Park Life, I stopped by & grabbed some shots. It was pretty crowded and a great show. I wasn't able to get all of the ladies work covered. But what I did see I really liked. Love, love, loved Marci Washinton & Kelly Tunstall's groupings, the juxtopistion of the happy to dark was perfect. I posted more pics on flickr for you to check out at your persual.
Also, what's with all the dog balloons? Read here to find out the ridiculous story of Jeff Koon's and his ownershp issues.
Richard Pearse shot over an email with images of a new group he's been hard at work on for the upcoming group show, Linear Empires at White Walls Gallery. Richard's detail and ability to connect color & shape in his work is what really draws me in. So much to look at.
Check out Richard's blog to see all of the work that will be in the show. Linear Empires opens on February 12 and runs through March 5.
Martin Machado, detail of Canned Salmon Painting.
Friends of the blog, Jillian Mackintosh & Gallery Hijinks take KQED Arts monthly gallery tour on a walk & a chat through the Mission gallery's current show; As It Was Before. I wanted to share this video so you can see how great the galleries energy is. Take a look and listen to Jillian talk about the galleries goal and what they're up to. Definitely one of the best, up & coming galleries here in San Francisco.
GREAT video of Callie Curry aka Swoon speaking at TED talks in Brooklyn. She shares about her work and wanting to change the world and her environment and how she did exactly that:
"I wanted to become part of something larger than myself, I wanted to embrace the world and become a part of the world...looking back on it I think that my response to that desire was quite literal, I basically started making drawings and sort of gluing them to the world, to walls and things..."
It's so inspiring to hear her speak in her own words about how she made/makes things happen. Curry is a tremendous example of an artist that did, and continues to do it her way. She has most certainly set her path ablaze and I am continually more and more excited to see where she winds up.
Image from Curbs & Stoops.