I’ve been terrified yet inspired by the recent events and the coronavirus pandemic. My work has always featured dark elements and using plague imagery, literally and metaphorically, is my way of coping with the stress and fear in myself and others around me. As a fan of dystopian fiction, I imagined global pandemics were always a possibility in my lifetime. Currently working from home, I am trying to maintain my sense of humor, and you can see it popping out in my recent drawings. But ultimately it’s the disquieting undertone of a locked down world that really informs my drawings. I don’t envy future generations grappling with cyclical global pandemics but kids born into this environment will most likely adapt to the new world order.
Long Strange Trip
12/7/19 – 2/8/20
Opening Reception: Saturday, Dec. 7, 6-9pm
To celebrate their 10 year anniversary Nielsen Arts asked for a little help from their friends. 60+ Artists that Nielsen has worked with over the years and new friends that we look forward to partnering with have been invited to their 10 x 10 Panel show. They asked the artists to just “do their thing” and the show promises to show the range of art that Nielsen has exhibited over the last 10 years. The show will include painting, collage, sculpture drawings, mosaics and more… all on the same, 10″ x 10″ birchwood panel. Happy Anniversary to Nielsen indeed!
Monuments of the Psyche
Online Group Exhibition
WOW x WOW Gallery proudly presents Monuments of the Psyche, featuring 28 incredible international artists and consisting of over 30 original artworks.
As creative beings, the concepts we conceive, the images we envisage, the tales we tell and the imaginings we bring to life, all originate in a particular time and place. The convergence and synchronicity of our thoughts and feelings give rise to inspirations which compel us to document, develop and convey our ideas. Events of the mind are incredibly ephemeral and fleeting, but via the act of constructing tangible entities, those transient contemplations are not only preserved, but are given a unique life of their own, to be interpreted and mused over by those who will encounter them. Our creative offerings exist in the world in memory of those thoughts which have passed; they exist as ‘Monuments of the Psyche’.
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David Álvarez | Scott Balmer | Ally Burke | John Casey | Nomi Chi | Jeff Christensen | Ejiwa ‘Edge’ Ebenebe | Carlos Fdez | Natalie Foss | Katie Gamb | Amy Guidry | Brett Herman | Amelia Hofsteede | Daniel Isles | Chris Leib | Alice Lin | Monika Mitkute | Victor Mosquera | Dolce Paganne | Jeannie Lynn Paske | Jessica Perner | Dewi Plass | Catriona Secker | Raúl Sisneiga | August Vilella | Hugo D. Villa | John Walker | Sandra Yagi
I have a fresh mural with cool new murals by my pals Daryll Pierce, Jake Watling, and Marcos LaFarga! Check out the murals at 4228 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609.
Show dates: October 12 – November 26, 2019
850 42nd Ave #2D, Oakland, California 94601
“Hands & Pants” is a collaborative art project by John Casey and a group of more than 180 of his artist pals and peers.
John drew hands and/or pants in his simple pen-and-ink style on 10 x 8 inch Bristol paper. Each invited artist was given the hands and/or pants and asked to complete the figure in any way the artist saw fit. John’s intent was to create a collective storyboard using the “Hands & Pants” motif as a common recognizable character engaged in a variety of manifestations. However, the returned collaborations have gone far beyond John’s expectations in sheer artistic variety, producing an extended family of unique, individual beings, a tribe of sorts, like Bay Area artists, all sharing a creative passion, yet each unique in that endeavor.
Artists this round include Aaron Petersen, Adam 5100, Aisha Ivery, Alex Rosmarin, Alex Sodari, Alison OK Frost, Alison Tharp, Althea James, Andreina Davila, Angela Simione, Ann Murphy, Anthony Hurd, Ari Schindler, Ashley Hinceman, Barbara Lüdde, Ben Belknap, Bill Dunlap, Bill Miller, Billy Sprague, Billy White, Brad Gray, Brett Durrett, Brian Caraway, Brian Serway, Brie Spielmann, Brigid Watson, Chikako Okada, Chris Granillo, Chris Leib, Chris Mark Burt, Conrad Crespin, Crystal Morey, Dan Nelson, Dara Lorenzo, Daryll Peirce, Dave Higgins, David Seiler, David Vieira, Deth P. Sun, Dyanna Beckwith, Elwyn Palmerton, Emanuela Harris-Sintamarian, Emily Coker, Erik Friedman, Erik Parra, Felicia Gabaldon, Fred Noland, Gaily Ezer, Ghost Ghost Teeth, Girl Mobb, Girlonbus, Gregory Hergert, Gregory Jacobsen, Gwen Thompson, Hannah Farrell, Heiko Müller, Henry Boyle, Jake Watling, James Kaufmann, Jamie Sandoval, Janis Anton, Jared Roses, Jason Perry, Jason Silverio, Jeff Hantman, Jeff Morris, Jen Sandwich, Joanne Ludwig, John Felix Arnold, Jonathan Blythe, Jonathan Velazquez, Joseph Murdach, Joshua Charles Hart, Justin Angelos, Justin Lovato, Kara Nelson, Kelly MacDonald, Kerri Johnson, Kirstine Reiner Hansen, Kristi Holohan, Laura Marshall, Lena Reynoso, Linda Braz, Lindsay Marie Iris, Madeleine Tonzi, Marcos LaFarga, Mario Navasero, Mark Haven Britt, Martha Sue Coursey, Martin Webb, Mary Kalin-Casey, Mary Mortimer, Matt Decker, Matt Reynoso, Max Kauffman, Maya Kabat, Megan Lynn Kott, Megan Schroll, Mia Christopher, Michael McConnell, Michael Mellon, Michael Tunk, Michele Theberge, Morten Hemmingsen Sørup, Narangkar Glover, Nate McFadden, Nathaniel Parsons, Neil Perry, Nick Francis, Nigel Sussman, Nikki Pinder, Obi Kaufmann, Paul Taylor, Peggy Crovetto, Pete Glover, Rachel Baron, Rafael Tapia, Raul D’Mauries , Renee Castro, Rocky Angel, Ronny Jones, Ryan De La Hoz, Ryan Matlock, Ryan McJunkin, Sacha Eckes, Samantha Lautmann, Santos Shelton, Sasha Laurel, Scott McLeod, Shannon Taylor, Skinner, Smuttywood, Sophie Leininger, Steph Silk, Steve Ferrera, Steven Russell Black, Tallulah Terryll, Tara Foley, Tara Tucker, Teppei Ando, Terry Addison, Tina Erickson, Tommy Kane, Veronica Leon, Veronica Schaible, Wendy Anne Crittenden, Willis Stork, and Zachary Sweet.