Mars-1 “Everything Under the Sun” – Opening Night

by Nastia VoynovskayaPosted on

Last Friday, Fecal Face Dot Gallery opened two simultaneous art shows in their temporary gallery space in San Francisco’s Inner Richmond District, showcasing Mario (Mars-1) Martinez’s latest hallucinatory paintings in his solo ‘Everything Under the Sun’ alongside the eclectic, cosmopolitan group show, ‘11.11.11.’ Featuring zines, installations and paintings, the works in “11.11.11” differed in genre and technique, but all shared a spirit of playfulness and humor. Winnie Truong’s color pencil drawings tickled viewers with their furry-faced subjects, while the warped figures in Laure Dupre’s photo collages drew more than a few giggles. Ryan De La Hoz and Ryan Bubnis added abstraction to the mix, each contributing geometric, precisely executed compositions that still retained a sense of imperfection and quirkiness. Next to the small-scale works in the group show, the paintings and sci-fi model city in Martinez’s solo show in the back room seemed enormous and awe-inspiring, engrossing the viewer in their intricate, astral landscapes. Between free tacos and the jazzy jam session by BLKTOP Project afterward, everyone went home happy. — Nastia Voynovskaya

Images courtesy of Cameron Van Loos

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