Thursday, April 30, 2015

Creativity Explored Opening

Tonight attended the opening for Super Contemporary at Creativity Explored.

April 30 - June 17, 2015
Creativity Explored
San Francisco, CA

Top: Detail of Hot Pink Feelings by Jenny Sharaf, 2015, paint on paper, 22 x 30 inches; Bottom: Detail of Happy is a Shade of Blue by Eva Jun © 2015 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, acrylic on paper, 51.5 x 43 inches

Guest curated by Jenny Sharaf.
Opening Reception
April 30, 2015
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Music by Robert Doerr 

Ka Wai

Merna Lum Flower Chain

My favorite thing to see this evening.

Doris Yen

Bertha Otoyo

Henry Bruin Zebra & Baby

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Performance Art Piece

Today at Southern Exposure was a performance piece by the talented Jennifer Locke. She was assisted by my artist friend Lucas and another gentleman. Unfortunately, I was not able to attend in person, but they streamed the whole day on YouTube. I am really impressed with Locke's work and look forward to seeing more from her in the future.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Sketch for Card

I've been playing with punched holes in my drawings.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

A Night of Mediocre Performance Art

Tonight at Southern Exposure was a night of 40 performances by 40 artists for 4 minutes each. I attended with my friend Kate who is a professor of performance studies. It was great to hear her opinion, which agreed with mine–we were both very, very underwhelmed. The night felt like a Mid-Term project for freshman college students. A couple of these pics are performances that had potential, but still did not excel.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Airy's Art Opening

I attended my friend Airy's art opening last night with my friend Nikki. Airy featured an installation that included a slide show, found art objects, and a couple of beautiful drawings. She also showed three of her gorgeous films with the first multi-layered one being my favorite.

Afterwards, there was a happening that was performed by several of the other artists. It included our eyes taped shut while bright lights were shined at us. A breathy narrator told a story about going to the beach. Afterwards there was a group hug (I ran for the other room). Needless to say, I did not care for this piece filled with clich├ęs and pseudo-spiritualism.

Nikki was not impressed with the happening...especially when it involved
having her wonderful eye makeup compromised.

Open Studios

After collaging all day, my friend Nikki and I headed over to Spring Open Studios at Blue Studios. This will be the last one due to the building being taken over by office spaces. There was a giant canvas that was a joint project and I decided to take it over.

Here is what the canvas looked like before and after:

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Collage Day

Today there was 5 of us and we met at a cafe to work.

Three of us hard at work!
My work
Mark McBeth's work in progress

Nikki's work

Nikki's work

Friday, April 3, 2015

Photography Day in the Park

I obviously love shooting in macro and today was no exception.