Art Mrkt SF 2014

(Post transferred, original content posted May 8, 2014)

The day I moved to San Francisco in May of 2011, I was minding my own business and happily dodging heroin needles as I ambled along the sidewalk in SOMA. I was walking back from returning my Budget truck, and I happened to wander past some lovely folks who didn't look at all to have dropped said needles. They were setting up a beautiful art fair nearby. This fair turned out to be artMRKT, and a generous curator gave me a few extra passes to the 2011 event. (I think it must have been due to my obvious needle-dodging-skills) 

I distinctly recall walking through the amazing work that was on display that year at the fair and thinking simultaneously "Holy S****" and "I want to show here someday." At the time, I didn't have any real belief that it would happen in the near future. Three years on, I'm ecstatic to announce that I'll be showing new work at San Francisco's artMRKT art fair next week with Hashimoto Contemporary
 

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 (L to R) Billy, Jack, Eugene. All pieces approx 42x94 in, Charcoal and Graphite on Paper

(L to R) Billy, Jack, Eugene. All pieces approx 42x94 in, Charcoal and Graphite on Paper

I created 3 new pieces for the fair, titled Jack, Eugene and Billy. Hashimoto Contemporary will be located at booth 207, and the fair runs May 15-18. 

 "My mother died, my father died, and my brother died. That was a bad year - my brother was a good man." -Eugene

"My mother died, my father died, and my brother died. That was a bad year - my brother was a good man." -Eugene

To inquire about availability, please email Hashimotocontemporary@gmail.com. Hope to see you at the fair!

In other news, I recently moved studios from San Francisco to Oakland, joining a growing art community across the water from Alameda that is home to Bay Area art-scene mainstays Eddie Colla, Brett Amory, Peter Adamyan and others. The talented Shaun Roberts stopped by last week to commemorate the move and photograph the new space in action. 

 Jack in progress. Image courtesy of Shaun Roberts.

Jack in progress. Image courtesy of Shaun Roberts.

 Studio pup Hank Sr. contemplates my markmaking. He is not impressed. Image courtesy of Shaun Roberts.

Studio pup Hank Sr. contemplates my markmaking. He is not impressed. Image courtesy of Shaun Roberts.

 Putting last touches on Eugene and Billy. Image courtesy of Shaun Roberts.

Putting last touches on Eugene and Billy. Image courtesy of Shaun Roberts.

You can see the whole set of photos from Shaun's studio visit here

 

UPCOMING SHOWS:

June 6 - July, 2014:            Empty Kingdom 2014 Summer Art Show  |  111 Minna Gallery  |  San Francisco, CA

June 6 - July, 2014:            Quentin vs: Cohen | Spoke Art | San Francisco, CA

Sept 6 - Nov  2014:             Solo Exhibition | Hashimoto Contemporary | San Francisco, CA