PASSAGES | New Work by JOHN WENTZ

Opening Reception > FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3rd 2014 5pm-Late
On display through NOVEMBER 1st

“Passages” by John Wentz

“Passages” by John Wentz

With, “Passages” Wentz continues to expand on his ever developing painterly style with human subjects appearing center stage as they wander throughout his imaginative environments as willing recipients of the masterful techniques that have brought them into existence through the artists brush.

“Pure” by John Wentz

“Pure” by John Wentz

JOHN WENTZ 

John Wentz was born and raised in the San Francisco the Bay Area. His interest in art began at the age of 6 when he first discovered Batman and Spiderman comic books. After years of copying comics panel by panel he worked in the commercial arts as a muralist, billboard creator and freelance illustrator. After learning to paint by doing airbrushed billboards, John decided to pursue Fine Art and work in oils. Since then, he has had 3 solo exhibitions in San Francisco and numerous group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. His works have appeared in many publications and have won multiple awards. John now paints full time in his studio in Vallejo, CA. Continue…


A BLIND MAN’S JOURNEY

MIKE DAVIS Solo Show | On Display Through NOV 1st
Opening Reception| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3rd 2014 | 5pm-Late

Mike Davis is a modern surrealist painter, who currently lives and works in San Francisco, California. His paintings and tattoo art have been featured in many publications, such as Juxtapoz Magazine, Art Ltd, Pop Surrealism: The Rise of Underground Art, Tatt Book: Visionaries of Tattoo and several high traffic art blogs. Davis has tattooed an extensive list of international and celebrity clientele, and is featured in a number of prestigious private art collections located throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, and much of Europe.

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BALANCE | Jet Martinez & Chor Boogie

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

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.

Chor Boogie is an artist, a conceptual genius, a street romantic, a master of illusion and technique. Chor Boogie is an original. His works can be described as having healing effects by his unique and unmatched use of color, which brings greater meaning and understanding to his works. Every vibrant piece has a story attached to it. Chor Boogie’s colorful paintings are attracting A-list celebrities, art galleries and museums. Originally from San Diego, the artist known as Chor Boogie currently resides in San Francisco but is an internationally known artist and has traveled extensively to exhibit his work around the world.

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PORTRAITS of STRANGERS, SOMEONES & NOBODIES

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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