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I had a few new diorama pieces up in this show.
I have a solo exhibition coming up in September at the Compound Gallery in Oakland titled:
Wanderlust for Wonder's Sake
September 25 - October 24th
Opening Reception: Saturday, Sept. 25, 6-9 p.m.
First Friday Reception: Oct. 1st, 7-10 p.m.
Sunday Tea & Artist's Talk: Oct. 24, 3-6 p.m.
The Compound Gallery
1167 65th St
Oakland, CA 94608
**I am also working on a new limited edition print that will also be available beginning Sept. 25th. I am very excited to be working with Tallulah Terryll to create a sugarlift print on beautiful acid free paper.
PAPER CUTSis an exhibit featuring fine art and craft pieces that embrace the possibilities and strengths of paper as a primary media.
At Terminal 22, 2443 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612.
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, Feb 5th, 6pm - 10pm. Enjoy refreshments and free cupcakes.
Additional Hours: Feb 6th and 13th, Noon - 5pm, and by appointmentI
have a couple of drawings in a groups show curated by John Casey at a gallery in LA.
Odd Populi. Participating artists include Martha Sue Harris, Billy Sprague, Kerri Lee Johnson, Bill Dunlap, and Mike Lay.
opening Saturday, January 9th, 6-10pm
show runs through February 6th.
939 Chung King Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90012
new drawing in an exhibit at Sweet[A]rt Gallery called "Worship of Water", the show runs October 17th-November 20th
First Friday Reception: October 6th, 7-10pm.
UPCOMING IN NOVEMBER
I will have small artworks for sale at the HOLIDAYLAND GIft Sale at Blankspace
featuring local artists, designers and crafts people
November 27 - December 20, 2009
Opening Reception: *Plaid Friday, November 27th 6-9pm
First Friday Reception:
Friday, December 4th, 6-10pm
additional holiday cheer events Dec 13th and 20th 4-8pm
This is our 4th annual Holiday sale featuring over 100 local artists, designers and crafts people. This gift sale has become a Blankspace tradition and for the second year we will be joining forces with The Compound Gallery located next door to create a holiday Extravaganza!
Both galleries will be themed with rustic Paul Bunyan decor and will feature small works of art, ceramics, accessories, paper goods, household goods, gifts for kiddies, jewelry and many more affordable indie gifts.
Many fun activities through out the sale including-
Getting your holiday photo taken in our themed photo booth (proceeds go to Art in Oakland Schools) and spin the Wheel o' bounty for prizes.
Galleries are open extended hours during the sale: WEDNESDAY - SUNDAY 12-8pm
UPCOMING IN JANUARY
I will have two pieces in a group show at POVevolving in LA curated by artist John Casey
The show will be called Odd Populi with artists Bill Dunlap, Martha Sue Harris and Billy Sprague
The opening will be on Saturday, January 9th
more info as it comes in
in Hi All,
The closing reception has been rescheduled AGAIN! BACK TO SATURDAY, October 3RD, 3:30-5:30pm.
Sorry for any inconvenience. For those of you who are still planning on coming by on Saturday, the SFMOMA Artists Gallery is also open regular hours 11:30am-5:30pm. The show runs thru October 8th.
I am unsure myself why the reception has flopped back and forth, but I apologize for all this confusion.!! My head is spinning, I understand if u all are equally confused!!
The SFMOMA Artists Gallery closing has been moved to THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1st, 5:30pm-7:30pm.
Sorry for any inconvenience. For those of you who are still planning on coming by on Saturday, the gallery will still be open regular hours 11:30am-5:30pm. The show runs thru October 8th.
SFMOMA Artists Gallery,
Building A Fort Mason Center,
SF, CA 94123
gallery hours: Tuesday- Saturday 11:30am - 5:30pm
CLICK HERE to see images of the exhibited work on Flickr.
I was recently interviewed about my new body of work by the lovely Obi Kaufmann for his Swee[t]Art magazine blog. Click HERE to read the interview
I am proud to announce that I am a member of ART IN A BOX, a monthly art subscription service featuring Bay Area artists, created by The Compound Gallery. Operating on the model of a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) or wine subscription service, Art in a Box offers amazing original works of art instead of vegetables or wine. Each month subscribers receive a new work of fine art by a different local artist. The featured artists work in a variety of mediums (ceramic, printmaking, painting, collage, digital prints, etc.) and most of them live and work in Oakland or San Francisco.
For more info and to subscribe click HERE
I will have some new work in an exhibit at Sweet[A]rt Gallery called "Worship of Water", the show runs October 17th-November 20th
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 24th, 6-9pm.
The three person show I am included in at the SFMOMA artists gallery opens Sept. 4th 5:30-7:30pm. I will have all new work and some prints to sell.
If you are in SF please join us at the opening. For those who cannot make it over the night of the opening there will be a closing reception Saturday, October 3rd, 3:30pm-5:30pm .
SFMOMA Artists Gallery at Fort Mason
Building A, Fort Mason Center
San Francisco, CA 94123
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m
Images of pieces in the exhibit can be seen on FLICKR, click here to view
I finished the wall drawing for the Blankspace Gallery store that will be on view thru the Art Murmur opening 7-10pm Sept 4th
I was interviewed recently by Obi Kaufmann for his Swee[t]Art blog. Click HERE to read
AND FYI I should have a newly designed and much better website by Sept... yay.
My work is part of a new monthly art subscription service called Art in a Box. You can sign up for a minimum of 3 months and you get send artwork by a different artists each month. Pretty fun!!
I made some pretty cute dioramas that could be yours if you subscribe.
The Compound Gallery will be doing an event around the Art in a Box in early Sept. If you sign up during the event you can pick which artwork you want to take home for your first month.
My work sold out last time, so just saying...
here is all the info and link to the website.
I have work for sale and on view at these great events and venues in December
David Cunningham Projects
BACKROOM SELECTIONS:- Highlights from the first year at DCP - works from Inventory
11.27.08 - 12.06.08 Michael Beirne / Alan Disparte / Kerri Lee Johnson
DCP Project Space @ 1928 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Thursday - Saturday Noon - 6pm and by appointment.
Holidayland Gift Sale
Dec 5 - 15th
Dec 5th 6-10pm-sale kick-off reception
Dec 14th 4-7pm,- holiday cheer reception
gallery hours: Sat, Sun Mon 12-7pm
I will have some small drawings and blank cards here.
This the 3rd annual holiday gift sale with tons of great items by some of the best local artists and designers. Featuring small works of art (all priced under $200), t-shirts, recycled wallets, plants, jewelry, paper goods, letterpress calendars, scarves and soooo much more.
6608 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA 94608
Oakland Art Gallery
I will have some small drawings and blank cards for sale here also
This is their first holiday sale and it runs Dec 8-12th 11-6pm
reception Dec 11th 5-8pm
Oakland Art Gallery
150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza(bottom floor), Oakland, ca 94612-this is the plaza where city hall is located in downtown Oakland
Rowan Morrison Gallery
Romoloco group show
Saturday, Dec 13th 5-10pm
I will have small artwork available for thsi great one-night event.
Rowan Morrison Gallery and Artist's Bookstore
330 40th Street
Oakland, Ca 94609
That is all for now. Happy Holidays! Remember to support small business this holiday season
News and What NotsWell if you have ever been to my website in the past, you know all too well that this has been a long time in the making!!!
Anyway, I am slowly getting more content on this website as the days go by. So I hope you are patient and don't discount me forever..check back again soon for more tidbits.
Let's see, what have I been up to in 2008? Well I started off the year with a two-person show at 21Grand in Oakland. For that show I did a large 5ft. tall by 20ft long drawing about the epic journey of Bas Jan Ader, a conceptual artist who disappeared in the Atlantic Ocean in the early 1970's. He was attempting a journey on a tiny 12ft. "yacht", he launched off the coast of Cape Cod and was never seen again. My drawing imagines his "Odyssey". An image of the drawing will be uploaded by the end of the year (I promise).
In July I was in a great two-person show with Jason Byers at a super gallery in New Jersey called Fleetwing. Our show was called "How Soon is Now", you can see images by clicking on the drawings page on this website and then clicking the link.
The body of work I produced for that show was based on an imaged society. The people worship and prepare for the "end of days", as the elders have taught and passed down the rituals and preparations needed when the giant wave comes. For this series I was pulling from many influences, catholic ritual, ancient pagan idolatry and society, blind belief, music of the Decemberists, Arcade Fire, Beruit and others...
This was a very exciting show for me, I produced a large body of work and a limited edition set of prints..and as a super bonus I just about sold the entire show out!!!
Also in July the great band Lady Genius used two of my drawings, one for their debut album insert (a yummy 10" record with red vinyl). The band used another drawing for their Mission Creek Music festival poster.
In September David Cunningham Projects (a great gallery in San Francisco), included me in his big advertisement in Art in America and will be showing some of the pieces in a group event this November that I have on file from a group show I was in last November 2007 called "Animal Rites". Kind of exciting.
Also for November, I have work up at the Compound Gallery , for their artist of the month gallery. The work I am showing is a continuation of the "How Soon is Now" series.
That is all I have to report for now.
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