BALANCE | Jet Martinez & Chor Boogie

Opening Reception > Friday, November 7th, 2014 | 5pm-late | w/ live performance by BAST
On display through January 3rd, 2015 | Download show preview > Jet Martinez / Chor Boogie

“Wo Ai Ni” by Jet Martinez | 16” x 20” | Mixed Media on Panel | 2014

“Wo Ai Ni” by Jet Martinez | 16” x 20” | Mixed Media on Panel | 2014

Prolific Muralists, Chor Boogie and Jet Martinez will unveil their most recent works on November 7, 2014 as part of 111 Minna Gallery’s latest exhibition, “Balance”.  Featuring an astounding opening reception that showcases a live, avant-garde, burlesque performance by Bast, Leila Bizzani & Lady Eternal Love, it promises to be an intriguing, colorful and mesmerizing event in the heart of San Francisco’s art district.

Entranced by the works of both Boogie and Martinez after viewing their murals at San Francisco’s infamous Clarion Alley Mural Project, 111 Minna Gallery Curator, Micah LeBrun composed “Balance” as a showcase of the artists’ stunning use of color and to demonstrate the depth of their techniques.  Notorious as the gallery to exhibit underground, edgy and often-times controversial works, 111 Minna has maintained a twenty year reputation for constant progression and positive energy making it a cornerstone of San Francisco culture.

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PORTRAITS of STRANGERS, SOMEONES & NOBODIES

Opening Reception Friday, February 6 2015 5pm-Late (Through Feb. 28)

A Group Exhibition Featuring:
Adam Caldwell, Mike Davis, Ursula Xanthe Young, Monty Guy, Jonny Ruzzo, Melissa Morgan, Michael Reedy, Melanie Alves, Rockford Orvin, Hannah Yata, 
Lee Harvey Roswell, NoMe Edonna, Ryan Malley, Martin Olive, Mike Shine, Brianna Angelakis, Reuben Rude, John Waguespack, Nate Van Dyke, Micah LeBrun, Jonathan Wayshak, Jaxon Northon, Paul Hayes, Carlo Fantin, Erik Alos, Calvin Lai

This exhibition aims to focus on the ever-iconic portrait and showcase a variety of styles and creative disciplines in relaying and giving reverence to the historical power of the portrait. From the classic hard lit, fade to black style portraiture to the ultra stylized, graphic depictions of iconic individuals by the likes of Warhol and others, it has been made apparent that careful thought to rendering and overall presentation of a portrait can stand the test of time and live on well beyond the subject. 

For this show, the participating artists will offer their own unique approach to the portrait. Although creating their own spin on known icons, the artists have also been encouraged to create portraits of “Strangers” or “Nobodies” whom they’ve never met or actually don’t exist in an effort to give these strange people a life of their own and a chance to live on.

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