Category: Exhibitions

Sweet n Low: An International Juried Show of Cute

Sweet n Low features artwork from over 130 local, national, and international artists who extend the genre of cute from cuddly and precious to creepy and ironic. From kitsch and Margaret Keane’s Big Eyes, to Japanese anime and contemporary Pop Art, we’re unleashing the roly-poly, goofily-gamboling, saccharine-honeyed creatures on this earth and beyond! Sweet n Low is part invitational and part juried exhibition, juried by Evan Pricco of Juxtapoz magazine and Antler Gallery, Portland, OR.

June 22 – August 27, 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 22, 6:00-8:00pm

BEDFORD gallery
Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr. Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Participating Artists:
Elizabeth Abaravich, Matt Adrian, Kathy Aoki, Alyssa Arney, Jackie Avery, Aleksander Balos, Cori Bartz, Skye Becker-Yamakawa, Heidi Bekebrede, Laura Berger, Nicki Bernacchi, Timothy Berry, Joy Bertinuson, Elisa Bolanos, Robert Bowen, Lisa Britton, Jane Yuen Corich and Lisa Bryant, Buff Monster, Les Caison III, John Casey, Aaron Choate, Jihoon Choi, Natalie Ciccoricco, Lynn Coleman, J. M. Culver, Cullen Curtis, Jens Dåversjö, Eliane Davidovich, Dana DeKalb, Gianna DiBartolomeo, Shi Dong, Melissa Eder, Erin Elizabeth, Ipek Ergen, Angel Estacio, Rosario Estrella, Fausta Facciponte, Megan Farmer, Ilena Finocchi, Jane Fisher, Raul Alan Velazquez Garcia, Ron Geibel, Germs, Katie Jean Gilmour, Lisa Glicksman, Iris Gonzalez, Yesenia Gonzalez, Julie Goonan, Katelyn Greenberg, Tinna Guo, Nancy Hall, Channah Harris, Chihiro Hashimoto, Angel Hawari, Terry Hoff, Anna Hrachovec, Martin Hsu, Hsun-yuan Hsu, Imi Hwangbo, Tomoyo Ito, Margaret Keane, Tracy Kerdman, Charmaine Koh, Diana Krevsky, Charlottte Kruk, Judith Kunzle, Lisa Kurt, Elizabeth LaBarge, Andras Ladai, Marcos LaFarga, Kirstin Lamb, Katie Lane, Lori Larusso, Gracelee Lawrence, Ivory Yeunmi Lee, Sarah Lee, So Youn Lee, Kiera Lofgreen, Alexis Lopez, Stacy Lovejoy, Brie Macgill, Scott MacLeod, Sean Mahan, Liz Mamorsky, Gwen Manfrin, Nixon Mark, Michael McConnell, Lisa McElroy, Megan McGrain, Christine Meuris, Meghan Michaels, Tim Mitoma, Mimolette Monster, Morgan Gesell Mudryk, Kat Mulkey, Paul Nitsche, Nicole OLoughlin, Joon-Hee Park, Stan Peterson, Victoria Pittman, Leah Preiss, Adrienne Ramey, Bunny Reiss, David Reyes, Adrienne Rogers, Joshua Roman, Jenny Rosenberg, Kurt Salinas, Sita Saxe, Colleen Sidey, David Michael Smith, Cat Sommer, Tony Speirs, Melissa Stanley, Shannon Taylor, Michele Theberge, Margaret Timbrell, Frank Trankina, Tara Tucker, Kelly Tunstall, Marie Van Elder, Jessica Vorheis, Kellesimone Waits, Julia Watada, Jane Way, Ingrid Wells, Leslie Westphal, Janet Yano, Jamie Yu, Angela Zocco Sturr

Tondo at Spoke Art in SF

Tondo Group Show at Spoke SF

Reception Saturday, 5/6/17, 6-9pm

Show runs 5/6/17 — 5/22/17

Facebook invite here.

Hey art pals! I have two pieces in this upcoming show at Spoke Art in San Francisco, CA. Spoke SF has challenged over 50 artists to create new works for this format driven show. Tondo is a Renaissance term for a circular work of art, either painting or sculpture, deriving from the Italian rotondo or round. Each artist was given only one stipulation — the work must be round, everything else is up to the artist. “Eye” chose to make a pair of Eyeballer eyes which can be purchased separately. Although I will not be attending the opening, I highly endorse this fun show!

Participating Artists:
Peter Adamyan, Bagger43, Jonathan Bergeron, Robert Bowen, Brandon Boyd, Stephanie Brown, Bumblebee, Adam Caldwell, Sandi Calistro, John Casey, Peter Chan, Damian Chavez, Nomi Chi, Dan Christofferson, Charles Clary, Cannon Dill, Dulk, Jason Edmiston, Jayde Fish, Jeremy Fish, Greg Gandy, Sergio Garcia, Frank Gonzales, Greg Gossel, Serge Gay Jr., Happy D, Evan B Harris, Brandon Holt, Christine Hostetler, Zoe Keller, Caia Koopman, Alex Louisa, Cathy Lu, Ryan Malley, Jen Mann, Jeremy Mann, Caitlin McCormack, Meggs, Jose Mertz, Nadezda, Joanne Nam, Reuben Negron, Nicomi Nix Turner, Chelsea O’Byrne, Meryl Pataky, Daryll Peirce, Relm, Matt Ritchie, Jessica So Ren Tang, Amy Sol, Kevin Earl Taylor, Henrik Uldalen, Roos Vandervliet, Wiley Wallace, Helice Wen, Alex Yanes, Lauren YS, Kate Zambrano

Email Spoke SF for inquiries

816 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 796-3774
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John Casey X Cleophus Quealy


T-shirt Release and Art Exhibit 2/13/17, 6-9pm

Show runs 2/13 – 3/12

Facebook invite here.

Map to Cleophus Quealy.

Hey art pals! I have designed a new California Quail t-shirt for tasty craft brewers Cleophus Quealy in San Leandro, CA for SF Beer Week. In conjunction with this tee release, I will also be showing 35+ smallish hand-painted cutouts. The opening is Monday eve, 2/13/17, 6pm-9pm. Dogs, children, and well-behaved adults are all welcome. I hope to see you there!


From the CQ press release: Oakland artist John Casey is taking over the Cleophus Quealy tasting room on Monday, February 13th from 6-9pm with his cadre of complex characters, infused with dark magical surrealism. Enjoy some small bites from our food truck and a pint of our special SF Beer Week release of barrel-aged Cherry Red while taking in Casey’s custom multi-media work, specifically catered to our space. This will be your chance to get your hands on an exclusive SFBW collaborative tee, designed by Casey just for us!


“Familiar” show at Talon in PDX

"Familiar" Invite

“Familiar” Invite

The founders of Antler are thrilled to announce the opening of their second space Talon Gallery! With Talon the curators aim to lean the focus toward the darker end of the Antler Gallery spectrum. We’ll be maintaining elements of the nature-inspired themes and high levels of technical skill but also expanding toward some more folkloric narratives and figurative works.

We will open on Saturday, January 14th with our inaugural group show, ‘Familiar”. The title bears reference to the fact that while this new gallery may carry some resemblance to Antler it is an entirely different entity with a life and personality of its own. We love how this can be compared to the daemon spirits that are companions to witches and other individuals across numerous mythologies. Please keep your eyes peeled for some special surprises and giveaways to celebrate the opening.

My piece in the show titled "Fourth Hand Smoke", acrylic on panel, 14"x11", 2016.

My piece in the show titled “Fourth Hand Smoke”, acrylic on panel, 14″x11″, 2016.

me/you exhibit at c2c/wc

c2c project space is pleased to announce the upcoming c2c/wc annex exhibition, “me/you”. This show will feature figurative work and portraiture by artists who subvert these traditional approaches through a redirection of focus that uses their depictions of the “other” to provide glimpses of whom they, the artists, are themselves. This is achieved be a variety of means. Style, perspective, the color or tone of the work, and the choice of a subject are all employed as devices to create subtle, self-referential elements within the group of work that function to expose self-revelations, which grow in clarity as viewers discover them.

The Secret, acrylic on panel, 16"x12", 2016

The Secret, acrylic on panel, 16″x12″, 2016

As this show will run concurrently with project 12 in the main gallery, a unique three-person installation that will challenge notions and perceptions of the space, we thought it also appropriate to push the spatial parameters of the c2c/wc exhibition space by welcoming a whopping 13 artists into this show. The techniques presented will range from realistic rendering to abstraction and the collection of work is displayed in a way that is intended to transcend the presence of the individual and exude a crowd-like energy. The 13 featured artists are, in no specific order, Aaron Poser, Elise Siegel, Adam Novak, Sarah Thibault, Jenny Ottinger, Grace Rosario Perkins, Amanda Church, Tebby George, David Lasley, Bill Samios, Yuki Maruyama, Matt Smith Chavez-Delgado, and John Casey.

The show opens Saturday, January 7, 2017 with a reception from 6-9pm and continues through February 5 with gallery hours on Sundays, Noon-5pm.