Pandemic Art

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.


Ghosts Aflame

GHOSTS AFLAME
ONLINE GROUP EXHIBITION
6TH – 27TH MARCH 2020
WOW x WOW Gallery proudly presents Ghosts Aflame.

Memory plays a vital role in the artistic creative process, informing and inspiring everything from aesthetics to subject matter. When memory and the imagination combine, an artist’s creative scope is truly limitless and the vast array of incredible accomplishments throughout art history are a testament to this fact. Recent Harvard studies have shown that when we reminisce about something we’ve experienced in the past, it utilizes something known as episodic memory. This in turn helps to trigger divergent, or creative, thinking. Memories are such curious entities in themselves, with their often hazy, nebulous quality and ghostlike ability to rise to consciousness. In our creative pursuits, we must remain alert and give attention to those memories that glow and even shine bright. We must honour those ‘Ghosts Aflame’.

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Participating artists:

Orphné Achéron | Nicolás Arispe | Adam Augustyn | Allison Bamcat | Kaitlin Beckett | Emma Black | Brian Britigan | Michael Camarra | Edward Cao | John Casey | Jon Ching | Hilary Clarcq | Iris Compiet | Carlos Fdez | Hanna Lee Joshi | Igor Krstic | Edith Lebeau | Declan Lee | Jason Limon | Tiffany Liu | Ashly Lovett | Abbey Luck | Cassidy Rae Marietta | Marina Mika | Monika Mitkute | Tim Molloy | Lira Morina | Niky Motekallem | Johannah O’Donnell | Zach Oldenkamp | Justin O’Neal | Christian Orrillo | Jeannie Lynn Paske | Dusty Ray | Eva Redamonti | Mr. S | Henry Schreiber | Catriona Secker | Brian Serway | Pruch Sintunava | Aof Smith | Andi Soto | August Vilella | Kelly Vivanco | Votive | Jamie Wells | Sri Whipple


Long Strange Trip @ Nielsen Arts

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

Monuments of the Psyche
Online Group Exhibition
November 8-29

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’.

All sales will be on a first come, first served basis. Purchases can be made through the website, either with a debit/credit card or via PayPal. In the unlikely event that you encounter any issues, please email us at sales@wowxwow.com and we will be happy to assist.

Participating Artists:

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


New Murals in Oakland

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.