Contributor Jillian Mackintosh brings us a playful and colorful interview with stencil artist Casey Gray. Loving that diamond stencil! - meighan
This morning the San Francisco Chronicle beat me to the punch and published on the talented artist and my good friend, Casey Gray. I have been watching his work progress over the last few months as he creates a massive collection of new work for his solo exhibition Ill Romantic opening this Saturday at White Walls gallery in San Francisco. I was initially excited to interview him on life and of course art, but was even more enthusiastic when I received the responses. Hope you enjoy as well!
What medium do you use?
What inspires you and your stencil art?
What did you want to be as a child?
How do you spend your time when you not creating art?
What is your favorite stencil to use?
And, what is your favorite piece of art in the ILL Romantic show?
Boston based stencil artist Kenji Nakayama sent over images of his latest work that's hanging in Woodward Gallery's latest show The Great Outdoors. Layer upon layer, Kenji always impresses me. I have some photos of his studio around here somewhere that I'll try and get up over the next couple of days. Kenji will be working on an outside installation this summer at Woodward, I'll post pictures as soon as it's up.
White Walls is gearing up for a sick show in May with Blek Le Rat, the parisienne street/graf artist. In preparation for
Faces In The Mirror, which opens May 1st, Blek videoed his studio, check it out!
Cole Gerst's new group of work Turf Wars focuses on the continued chaos we inflict upon wildlife and the world around us. The heavy portrayal of power lines in his work is deliberate, as Cole was shocked as a child and in his words "continues his obsession with electricity". I'd like to say "oh that's neat", but uhhh, that would come off pretty callous and we all know that's gotta suck as a child, but what is neat is that Cole was and still is able to turn a painful experience into something creative. Right on. Turf Wars opens April 3rd at Ghetto Gloss Gallery.