San Francisco based husband and wife duo Ferris Plock and Kelly Tunstall (featured here) share a style that is loose, playful and refined at the same time- a collaboration that they lovingly call “Kefe”. Plock’s blocky and cute animals and Tunstall’s starry-eyed girls in funky outfits look very different on the outside, but happily coexist and enjoy each other’s company. The couple brings their characters into the same visual space by working with the same colors, techniques and art materials. The idea of coming together and transitioning between two spaces is a running theme in Kefe’s upcoming exhibition “Holding Pattern” at 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco. The exhibit will feature a new series of paintings, including video work, sculptural works and several large-scale collaboration pieces. Many pieces feature characters piloting magical flying machines, a play on the show’s title, named after the term for delaying or “holding” speed of an aircraft in flight. Through their choice of bright and graphical patterns and visual inspirations, Plock and Tunstall see each piece as a “conversation” between partners in life and in art.
“Holding Pattern” by Kelly Tunstall and Ferris Plock will be on view at 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco from November 6th through December 31st, 2016.