San Francisco’s 111 Minna Gallery is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a massive group show in October. Numbering more than 40, the gallery says the artist roster represents “the culmination of its aesthetic.” The show kicks off Oct. 5 and runs through Oct. 20.
Together known is KeFe, Kelly Tunstall and Ferris Plock are getting ready to debut their third solo show at Fecal Face in San Francisco tonight. Titled “Inside Voices,” the exhibition features playful, colorful collaborative paintings. The artists culled inspiration for these works from their experiences with parenting two young boys. The term “inside voice” is often used to quiet children, which can, in effect, stifle their self-expression when it’s inconvenient to adults. KeFe reclaimed this term and made it a more liberating one, describing their conception of an “inside voice” as the inner voice that guides one’s creativity. By following this internal teacher, they created work that brims with a childlike sense of curiosity.
This Saturday, sister galleries White Walls and Shooting Gallery (located side-by-side in San Francisco) will open two solo shows, Casey Gray‘s “Garden Party” at White Walls and Ferris Plock‘s “Carry On” at Shooting (see our recent studio visit with Ferris Plock here). Gray’s psychedelic still lifes reference Renaissance vanitas paintings as much as they do op art, and Plock’s new body of work continues the upbeat energy with his brightly colored paintings that blend Japanese printmaking aesthetics with contemporary cartooning. Take a look at our preview after the jump.
Last weekend saw the packed beyond capacity opening of “Warhol Reimagined” brought to San Francisco by our friends at the aptly named Warholian. The group show is a veritable who’s-who of San Francisco’s up-and-coming and art elite, all reinterpreting their favorite Warhol works. From soup cans to Marilyns, “Warhol Reimagined” re-contextualizes the master’s masterpieces from pop back to fine art and is currently on view at Project One.
Editor’s Note: Warholian has just announced a fundraising event, Sketch for Japan, that will be happening this coming Monday, March 21st. More info here.
Fun little cartoon “The Seafarers – Island of Horrors” by Jim Dirschberger, Ferris Plock, Kelly Tunstall and Adam Wroblewski.
The Keep A Breast plaster breast casts have made their exhibit rounds and are finally up for auction on Ebay. Keep A Breast (KAB) is an organization rallying to fight breast cancer. The proceeds from each cast auctioned goes toward funding research toward the fight. Some of the artists and celebs involved are Iggy Pop, Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth, Amy Sol, Jesse Reno, Kelly Tunstall, Lola, Pamela Jaeger, Johnny Rodriguez. More here including the full list of participating artists…