it is my great honor to have curated a small group show for one of my most favorite spaces in the country (yes- seriously!): Park Life, in San Francisco. the show is titled You Knew This Was Coming, and features the work of eight artists: Sahar Al-Sawaf, Sadie Barnette, Rich Bott, Mike Calway-Fagen, Thomas Helman, Vince Manganello, Clare Parry, and myself! the show turned out absolutely terrific, and i'm really excited for you all to see it.
the work is all loosely tied together with the concept of patterns: sometimes literally, as in the pattern paintings of Clare Parry, the processing utilized by Thomas Helman, or in the brickwork of my drawings and wall painting; at other points, "pattern" is more about the weaving of our social fabric- see the work of Sadie Barnette, Mike Calway-Fagen or Sahar Al-Sawaf. lastly, there's a hilarious grid comprised of the quasi-Warholian jam that is Rich Bott and Vince Manganello's collaborative collage/paintings, which poke fun at celebrities-turned-painters.
if you're in San Francisco, stop in and take a look at the show. talk to Jamie Alexander and Derek Song, Park Life's wonderful owners- they'll be sure to fill you in on all the interesting details of the show, their favorite San Francisco exhibitions, or the finer points SF Giants baseball!
at any rate, enjoy- and be in touch! i'd love to hear your thoughts!
and, uh.... get 'em while they're HOT!
p.s. the show runs through October 17, 2010. if you would like to see closer details or check the availability of specific works, please contact email@example.com, or myself: firstname.lastname@example.org.
click on the pics!
here's Jamie and wonderful artist-employee, Marina Luz:
Sadie Barnette's works on paper start off the clockwise rotation, followed by Thomas Helman's print, then the first of two paintings by Clare Parry:
after Clare's painting, we see the grid of six collaborative works by Rich Bott and Vince Manganello, next to which is Mike Calway-Fagen's large print:
following Mike's print is Clare's second work in the show, then a triptych of insanely detailed ink drawings by Sahar Al-Sawaf. lastly, you can see the edge of my own drawings, which i hung over a brickwork pattern i painted directly onto the wall: