Faultline Artspace has a show up now curated by Mario Navasero titled “Beacons.” The idea behind this show was for Mario to feature some artist peers who inspired him along with his work. It’s a nice collection of talent which I am proud to be a part of. Artists include: Mario Navasero, John Casey, Max Kauffman, David Polka, Cannon Dill, Jared Roses, Chris Granillo, Santos Shelton, Sydney Cain, Lauren Napolitano, Deadeyes, and Pancho Pescador.
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I forgot how much fun painting is. Dang, it it so freaking liberating. I’ve been warned off using the interior latex paint I have been using for my backgrounds, so I think I will use tinted gesso going forward. But here are some of the paintings I have been working on…
BTW… This is my 1550th post on this blog. And here I thought I was slacking some!
Chuck Stilphen of The Trappist fame is opening a BBQ joint in Berkeley called Perdition Smokehouse. Chuck asked me if I would make some barn hex signs for the restaurant. I have to say, I really liked making these. I looked at a lot of traditional designs and decided to come up with a beef-pork-chicken combo. Cutting and painting plywood circles are a challenge but these are hanging up high, so they look pretty good. Perdition is tentatively scheduled to open in June.
Tags: Adriane Herman, Eric Hongisto, Kevin Haas, Nathan Haenlein
The Compound Gallery has a very, very cool printmaking show up now titled “It’s Alive!”. So many great installations in this show. The whole show is pretty much a big collaboration of prints by Melissa Brown, Kevin Bradley, Kevin Haas, Nathan Haenlein, Adriane Herman, Eric Hongisto, Amanda Knowles, Jeanne Lorenz, Anthony Ryan, Camilla Taylor, Richard Wohlfeiler, Defne Beyce, David Spiher, Zach Clark, Mari Pinotti, Moonyoung Sung, Jaymie Johnson. In the back gallery is an intriguing show of prints by inmates at San Quentin Prison. Makes me want to venture into printmaking some!
Aside from painting sculpture, I generally have not painted seriously for 20-something years. My BFA major at MassArt was Painting but after graduating, I quickly moved into sculpture end eventually drawing. Anyway, I have ventured back into the world of color and here is a few pics to show my process.
Some in progress pics here from the Carpe Diem event at Loakal in Oakland. I was super impressed with the work of the 20 artists, especially the ones who worked for almost the full 24 hours on their piece. Although I made some edits on mine periodically, I managed to work for about 13 hours with a dinner break. I’ll tell you, six hours at a stretch is my usual maximum. At a certain point I experience diminishing return on my effort due to fatigue. Needless to say I am super sore still from the hours of standing, squatting, ladder stepping, and arm moving. I will take some pics later this week of the finished works in the show along with artists names.