BALANCE | Jet Martinez & Chor Boogie

Opening Reception > Friday, November 7th 2014 | 5pm-late | On display through January 3rd, 2015
w/ live avant-garde burlesque performance featuring:
BAST, Leila Bizzani & Lady Eternal Love w/ Volk Designs & the art of Chor Boogie

“Yes Dear” Enamel on Panel by Jet Martinez

“Yes Dear” Enamel on Panel by Jet Martinez

Jet Martinez (Born Tuxpan, Veracruz, Mexico) is based in Oakland, CA. He studied Spanish Literature at the University Of Colorado, before receiving a BFA in Painting and Printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute. He’s a full time muralist, painter, and his work has been featured in the New York Times and other respected publications and books. He was one of the directors of the Clarion Alley Mural Project in SF’s Mission District for nearly ten years.

His paintings have been exhibited in various institutions and galleries including: Continue…


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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