Friday, May 30, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
PROTEUS MAG is always accepting submissions.
We encourage all photographers, painters, sculptors, graphic designers, fashion designers, illustrators, and all other creative types to submit your work to Proteus Mag. Proteus Mag is a place where all creative individuals can flex their creative muscles.
Artists can submit 5 or more images for review. Not everything submitted will be published. Images can be submitted in jpg, pdf, or tiff formats at 150 dpi or greater (300 dpi is ideal). All artists retain the copyright to their work. Proteus Mag is strictly an online publication, and is available as a free PDF download at proteusmag.com.
Magazine Dimensions: 8.5" (width) X 11" (height)
E-mailed submissions must not exceed 5MB. You may send multiple e-mails if needed.
All submissions must include a completed copy of the ART SUBMISSION FORM.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Martha Sue grew up the only child of metalwork artists in a small house in the outskirts of Tucson, AZ. The flora and fauna of the Sonoran Desert gave her an eye for the strange and wondrous in nature. She moved to the Bay Area in the early nineties to attend CCA and graduated with a degree in Film/Video and Painting. Since then, her works on paper and sculpture have been exhibited in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and Montreal. She continues to work in a wide range of media including animation, drawing, painting and most notably, fabric sculpture. Martha Sue lives in San Francisco with her husband Jim and works out of her studio in Potrero Hill. She is currently working towards a February 2008 solo show in the Lab's Front Gallery.
Noferin is the collaboration of two parallel minds: that of Candy and Nicho.
Trained as a Graphic Designer – BDes (VisComm); BvisComm (First Class Hons) – Candy possesses an acute understanding of solid design principles. She brings these skills into her paintings; a medium that she finds to be more expressive and free.
Studying an Environmental Science degree, Nicho spends every spare moment developing the world of Noferin in a literary sense and through wooden sculpture.
Together, they delve into the whimsical world of Carrara Island and its inhabitants – meshing the fine art, design and literary worlds together in a complete and unique package.
The world of Noferin is populated by lustrous imagery in the form of acrylic painting on wood, illustration, stories and three-dimensional wooden sculptural pieces. Much inspiration comes from the natural environment. The ocean, islands, trees, exotic plants, the weather and certain unseen elements of the natural environment feature heavily in Noferin’s work.
The drawings completed between 2002-2004 are built up with rich layers of acrylic paint, watercolor, oilstick, graphite, pencil, and wax. Through the process of drawing I have encountered issues of time, velocity, and motion. As the forms in my drawings began to suggest domed, hermetic environments, science fiction and architectural elements emerged. These discoveries have led me into unexpected terrain such as astronomy, molecular biology, and physics. These are subjects of which I have no detailed knowledge or understanding, but rather an intuitive grasp of associative visual vocabularies – allowing me to craft my own personal universe through the transformational act of drawing.
In my more recent work, I am searching for a personal pictorial language to concretize memory, dreams, and felt experience. My subconscious is allowed to play an integral role in the mark-making process. Automatic gesture, immediate impulse, experiment and chance become important elements in my personal response to materials. Paintings and drawings are cut, torn and recycled as collage elements in an ongoing , open-ended dialogue between impulse and refinement.
Michael Mullaney 2007
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Kinsey/DesForges is proud to present new paintings by San Francisco-based artist Tiffany Bozic. Bedtimes Stories will be her third solo with the gallery.
A careful observer of the natural world, Bozic's ability to capture and translate the graceful, complex and organic order of her surroundings - at times allegorically - remains one of the most salient aspects of her poignant work.
In this latest series, she applies her trademark stains of acrylic washes to the natural grain of maple panel to render resonant stories based on observations in her travels and research while an artist-in-residence at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, where she helped establish the residency program in 2007.
View the captivating short film by Todd Bell highlighting Tiffany's thoughts and process-link above (film posted via Fecal Face)
KD Gallery- here.
Final weekend – HEADSetera closes this Sunday May 25
HEADSetera, an intimate show of heady interplay between three artists, Peter Drake, Laurence Hegarty andMark Mennin.
**Please note hours Thurs-Sunday 12-6pm
Jack the Pelican Presents
487 Driggs Aveunue (bet N. 9 and N. 10)
Saelee Oh TANGLED TALES &
Drew Beckmeyer REAL DEEP THOUGHTS
MAY 17 through JUNE 14, 2008
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 17, 6-9pm
Tangled Tales, a new show opening May 17th, features new work by Saelee Oh in the main gallery, and Real Deep Thoughts, a mixed media installation by Drew Beckmeyer in the project room.
Saelee Oh's Tangled Tales is a collection of paintings and sculptural explorations of the sorrows and hopes brought on by love. Oh invents rich imaginary worlds ruled by mythic creatures and flora, as experienced from the eyes of a female protagonist. Inspired by folk arts, organic forms, and vintage children's books, Oh creates multi-layered works by integrating traditional painting and drawing with three-dimensional paper cut-outs. Tangled Tales is Oh's first solo show at Tinlark Gallery.
Running concurrently in the project room is Real Deep Thoughts, a solo show by Art Center graduate Drew Beckmeyer. Applying his finely attuned observational skills, Beckmeyer attempts to comprehend the societal ritual known as Spring Break.
Parking available in the Crossroads of the World lot on Las Palmas. Kids' crafts from 6-7:30.
Please contact Cris McCall at 323.463.0039 for further information.
Park Life presents Feudal Echo, new works by Brian Willmont and Alex Lukas.
May 9th to June 8th, 2008
Opening Reception Friday May 9th from 7 to 10pm.
Park Life is proud to present new paintings from Brian Willmont and Alex Lukas. Both artists are members of Philidelphia's Space 1026 artist collective.
Brian Willmont's work builds on the new American folktale with Technicolor paintings that are tarnished with American history, Pre-Renaissance and Persian miniature painting, worship, dreamscapes, blacklight posters, and the fantastic.
His work has been featured in Solo Exhibitions at Space 1026, LaMontagne Gallery, and The Mills Gallery. Brian Willmont received his BFA with Honors from the Massachusetts College of Art in 2007.
Alex Lukas' current work explores images of the destruction of the American landscape. Inspired by contemporary imagery in various media including blockbuster movies and the evening news where there is a dominance of images alluding to the story of an America destroyed. His fictitious drawings are more obscure than narrative, paralleling real life, meant to be slightly confusing while hinting at a sense of unease and anxiety.
Alex Lukas has shown at galleries all over the world and is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design.