Tuesday, 06 July 2010 15:24
A GUIDE TO SALVATION Ryan Travis Christian, Go To Work, 2010, 22" x 30", Graphite
by Hilary Pecis
Andrew Schoultz, David Kazprazak, Hilary
Flynn, Kelly Lynn Jones,
Marcie Oakes, Michelle Blade, Ryan Travis
Friday, July 9th, 7 -
July 9th - 30th, 2010
1026 Arch St. 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
tradition of western
painting has historically focused on the Divine in a variety of ways;
icons, revelations, mysteries and ecstasies, all pointing to the path to
A Guide to
Salvation examines the approach contemporary artists take to
the Divine or to illustrate a creed of his or her own. Dave Hickey
wrote in Art in America, the "Edenic dreamers are transparent, exposing
dreams undisguised and, standing in the light, are completely naked".
artists in this exhibition put forth work bearing both the governing
suggestions of the celebration and devotion to what they hold sacred.
offer to decode the world, provide guidance and attempt to grant
the devoted. Their work suggests the working of miracles, the worship
contemporary icons, hyper intense scenes of ecstasies, end of life
cautionary warnings, and most importantly a simple pathway to a
experience. The artists, whose work is not intrinsically religious,
in the ritual of paying homage to their motivational source and driving
as well as offering deliverance to the chosen. Please join us for an
reception for A
Guide to Salvation on Friday, July 9th from 7:00 to
10:00pm at 1026 Arch St. in Philadelphia.
A native Californian,
curator Hilary Pecis resides
and works in San Francisco, where she is a recent MFA graduate from
California College of the Arts. Pecis' work is a depiction of landscapes
influenced by Internet, television and other media sources. Images and
shards from glossy magazine pages are reassembled into a surrogate image
the new composition in combination with code imbedded drawings of rock
formations. With an interest and focus on the interchangeability of
images and the
capability to perceive and ignore them, Pecis draws
attention to how we are conditioned by the media's overwhelming supply
information. She has been the recent recipient of San Francisco Weekly's
Mastermind Grant and San Francisco Arts Commission's Murphy and Cadogan
Michelle Blade lives
and works in Oakland,
California. Her work is based on exploration and questioning, and points
history, philosophy, spirituality, nature, anthropology and common
both inspiration and fodder. She received a BFA from Loyola Marymont
University and a MFA from California College of
the Arts. Blade's work has been
exhibited through out the US and Europe, with solo shows at Jack Hanley
and Triple Base Gallery in San Francisco. Currently she is directing and
curating exhibitions at Sight School in Oakland, California.
Andrew Schoultz combines meticulous
with imagery both familiar and fantastical. Themes of chaos and
destruction forewarn current political
and environmental climate, taking from in large-scale installations,
paintings, sculptures and works on paper. Schoultz has exhibited his
work widely at galleries including Roberts and
Tilton in LA, V1 in Copenhagen, Morgan Lehman in New York, Marx and
Zavaterro in San Francisco
amongst many others. He currently
lives and works in San Francisco with his furry co-pilot, Kaba Kitty.
Tracy Timmins uses colored pencil to
poetically illustrate the
delicate features of her subject matter. Born in Eugene, Oregon, Timmens
lives and works in both California and New York. In 2006 Timmins
received a BFA from California College of Arts
and is currently a Masters candidate at NYU. She has exhibited her work
Bransten in San Francisco, Hinter Conti in Hamburg, Germany and Roberts
and Tilton in Los Angeles.
Flynn's site-specific installations
incorporate painting, drawing, collage and sculpture by weaving string
complex system of interactions at varying levels. The space she carves
serves as a psychedelic monument
influenced by her interpretations of eastern philosophies, elements of
and the cosmic order. Jana was
born in San Francisco, and earned her BFA from San Francisco State
She received a MFA from Parsons School of Art and Design in Visual Arts
currently lives and works in Brooklyn. Her work has been exhibited at
Gallery in New York, The Kitchen in New York and Johansson Projects in
attended the Columbus College of Art and Design in
Columbus, Ohio, where he received his BFA in Fine Arts and was awarded a
scholarship to SACI in Florence, Italy, where he focused on ancient art
and Italian cinema. Kasprzak's work deals
with subjects such as: geometry, destruction, displacement, and paranoia
humorous light, which he executes through a variety of mediums.
Kasprzak lives and works in San Francisco
and is currently pursuing his MA at the California College of Art in
Practice. His work has been exhibited in various galleries such as Park
and Baer Ridgeway, both in San Francisco.
Marcie Oakes lives and works in Chicago. She has exhibited her
work at Heist
Gallery in San Francisco and The Northern Illinois University Art
Christian is a Chicago area artist that works primarily with
and ink. His images are active and often psychedelic, but his muted
makes these explosive composition exceptional dreary and almost
received his BFA from Northern Illinois University. He has exhibited at
Western Exhibitions in Chicago,
Synchronicity in Los Angeles and Baer Ridgeway in San Francisco.
Jones is a Los Angeles native living in the Bay Area where she
her MFA from California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Her work
is inspired by moments disrupted by the unexpected
in life. She explores the illusions of stability, both structurally and
psychologically under the notion of the home as only an imagined
has exhibited her work at Park Life Gallery and Giant Robot, both in San
Francisco and Krets
Gallery in Sweden.
Space 1026 was
founded over a decade ago by a handful of artists and tricksters
who organize rowdy public events and outrageous installations at their
building and at other institutions. At the heart of Space 1026 is a
communal screen-printing workshop and gallery space for monthly
exhibitions by local and international artists.
Curated by Hilary Pecis
Andrew Schoultz, David Kazprazak, Hilary Pecis, Jana
Flynn, Kelly Lynn Jones,
Marcie Oakes, Michelle Blade, Ryan Travis
Opening Reception: Friday, July 9th
7 -10 pm
June 9th - 30th, 2010
|"Salt the Skies" at FFDG Opening Fri, Mar 21st
FFDG's spring show "Salt the Skies" is set to open on Friday, March 21st (6-9pm) -- Featuring works by Brett Amory, John Felix Arnold, Mario Ayala, Jud Bergeron, Curiot (Favio Martinez), Christopher Burch, Lola Dupre, Michelle Fleck, Matt Gonzalez, Hiro Kurata, Marty Machado, Mark Mulroney, and Nicomi Nix Turner
|Brian Barneclo's 225' Food Chain Mural
San Francisco based Brian Barneclo was commissioned in 2006 to paint a HUGE mural on the side of Foods Co on Shotwell at 14th Streets. After some time on its own, it got pretty taxed by misc graffiti and pigeon shit.
|A short documentary following the late artist, Shawn Whisenant
Shawn Whisenant is a born and raised San Francisco Bay Area artist whose art can be found lurking in the streets or galleries and museums across the USA, Australia, and Europe. He has been working on the streets of the Bay Area since the mid 1990's, where his images continue to endure on walls, mailboxes, and other surfaces around the city. He enjoys making books and stickers, taking photos, painting signs, and moving about in the city’s shadows. In the streets and galleries, his work has seen many different forms. From rare-hand crafted books, to skateboard films and a signature pair of Osiris shoes, his creating doesn’t end with painting. RIP Shawn Whisenant.
|John Felix Arnold @BRIC House, Brooklyn
In the year or so that I've known Felix, almost every one of his shows has had a live musical element and it seems perfect that he would be included in a show called Art Into Music. He commandeered the corner of the gallery to create an installation that houses not only his drawing, but also an entire drum kit, amps and a dude playing a guitar. The warm wood paneling stands out in contrast to the matte grey boom-box tower and the muted wall of album covers and looks like a beacon calling to the crowd saying "this is what you shoud be looking at." However, it's not in a "look at me" attention-starved desperation, more like a welcoming invitation into his world.
|'W.O.W. (What Once Was)' - Works by Max Rippon
Our friend Max Rippon (aka RIPO) is currently showing these wonderful wood and canvas works focused on his love of type through the lens of the fundamental transience of modern life that we're all setting goals for upgrades.
FFDG will open a group show on March 21st featuring works by Mark Mulroney amoung others (details shortly). Mulroney will be featured in this weekend's NYC Volta art fair running 3/6- 3/9 through Mixed Greens Gallery.
|Gina Martynova Illustrations
Wonderful illustration by NYC based Gina Martynova who emailed over a few samples of her works. My work is an exploration of nature's fundamental paradox and it's role in folklore, fashion and art.
|Christian Stearry Illustrations/ Paintings
SKATEBOARDS BIKES SNOWBOARDS WANDERING DRAWING PAINTING BREATHING SMOKE DRINKING BEERS GETTING UP TO NO GOOD ROLLING WITH THE BOYS <-- illustrations by Christian Stearry
|R.I.P. Shawn Whisenant
We're sad to have learned this morning that local artist Shawn Whisenant passed away this past weekend from, what it sounds like, a long term illness. Shawn has contributed to Photo of the Day over the years and was actually randomly featured for this past Saturday's Photo of the Day.
I've been following your website for years and love it. Maybe you would like to feature some of my artwork on your site?
|Mike Giant at FFDG
Be sure to swing in and view Mike Giant's show at FFDG running through March 8th. 2277 Mission St. @19th. Hours: Wed thru Sat (1-6pm).
|Stupids in Lisbon, Portugal
Inspired by the world known Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa and its sentence "We are avatars of past stupidity", "Estupidos - Porque todas as pessoas o sao!" ("Stupids - Because all people are!") is an art project by the artist "Panda do Transe". It consists in a circuit of installations that is invading Lisbon streets, squares and other city public spaces. Until the end of January, Panda do Transe planned to install a total of 10 sculptures, which will show up at unpredictable places, as if they were a friendly but also ironic alien invasion.
Ok, this video put together by Dave Todon and friends for a King Shit Magazine contest made our day as we work away on this rainy SF afternoon.
|Brett Amory in London
Bay Area painter Brett Amory is set to open Twenty-Four in London, a continuation of the critically acclaimed "Waiting" series, at London's Lazarides on March 6th
|Eddie Colla, D Young V and Hugh Leeman @111 Minna
111 Minna is currently featuring the works of San Francisco based Eddie Colla, D Young V and Hugh Leeman. The 3 person show opened last Feb 7th. If you find yourself downtown, be sure to swing through and view it in person. The show will be on view through March 29th.
|Lola Dupre showing at FFDG March 21st
Wonderful piece by Lola Dupre who works out of Alpujarra de la Sierra, Andalucia, Spain... We've featured her collages many times over the years and are happy to say that she will be showing the brilliant piece below in our next group show @FFDG opening Friday, March 21st - details soon.
|Curiot Work @FFDG
We're putting together a group show opening March 21st here at FFDG which Mexico City based Curiot will be participating in. The colored pencil piece below which is 15" x 20" will be included in the show.
|Everyone's Time Is Their Own @Alter Space
Once long-time curator for 111 Minna, Gabe Scott emailed over some images from the show Everyone's Time Is Their Own that he curated for Alter Space which runs through... well, tomorrow, Feb 22nd is the last day... But the show lives online through PHOTOS.
|Mike Giant Prints Now Online
We're happy to release a selection of prints to coincide with Mike Giant's sold out solo show "Modern Hieroglyphics" showing at San Francisco's FFDG through March 8th, 2014.
|Christopher Burch's Br'er Rabbit
Oakland based John Felix Arnold (showing at FFDG in Oct '14) emailed over some work from his friend and artist Christopher Burch whose show The Missed Adventures of Br'er Rabbit and Br'er Death in the Land of Shadows: Stepping Razors, Chapter 22-Dem Bloodletting Blues (PHOTOS) just ran at Hoffman Lachance Contemporary in St. Louis last month.
|It's Called "Moon"
Emanuele Kabu emailed over a recent video of his.
|Opening Reception of "Modern Hieroglyphics" at FFDG
Photos from last Friday's Mike Giant opening of "Modern Hieroglyphics" @FFDG in San Francisco (PHOTOS).
|Mike Giant Works Online
Works from Mike Giant's solo show "Modern Hieroglyphics" are now online and available for purchase through FFDG. The show runs through March 8th. Details: ffdg.net
|Contexte to Hang Your Prints/ Art
French Industrial designer Jose Cabrita has created a sleek and interesting way to display artwork/ prints in your home with being able to quickly and easily switch out what you'd want to display. CONTEXTE uses magnets with a cork interior to not damage whatever it is you're hanging.
|Nicola Alessandrini & Gio Pistone
Nicola Alessandrini & Gio Pistone went to town in the under ground gallery space of House of Architecture in ROME. Nice work, and really like the use of the online virtual tour.
|Works by Andre Razo
Liking these new ink and marker works from NYC based Andre Razo.
|Olek & Jet Martinez at White Walls
Get to White Walls to see Olek's (from Poland, living in New York) new installation, I Haven't a Single Explorer on My Planet as soon as you can; it is awesome. She completely covered the interior of what used to be an office at White Walls from floor to ceiling and back again with brightly-crochet. Patterns of camouflage, butterflies, and flowers intertwine to create an immersive environment and the bright colors which was much appreciated during this very rainy past weekend. Everyone left the room with a smile, and I cannot say enough good things about this work.