Thursday, August 21, 2008

WhatYouSeeGalore Part II

Been very very busy the last few days, so much so I almost forgot to post about a new art show!

WhatYouSeeGalore II

Autobody Fine Art:


Who: A collaboration of Bay Area artists, fashion designers
and musicians.

Featured artists include: Brett Amory, Davie Crockett, Robyn Engel, Adam Friedman, Daniel Healey, Helena Hseih, Raymie Iadevaia, Monika Jones, Mary Anne Kluth, Elise Mahan, Christine Monohan, Claudia Morales, Ernesto Ortiz, Eddie Ross, Task1, Noel Taylor, Bryan Von Reuter, Peter Walker, Annie Wong and Jaci Zacamy.

Fashion Designers: miss velvet cream featuring Jean Therapy, SPRFKR and more.

Music: Brian Von Reuter and Dj Davu

What: The second annual "WhatYouSee Galore" spectacle fusing visual arts and sound for your sensory enjoyment.

When: Saturday, August 23, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Autobody Fine Art Gallery
1517 Park Street
Alameda, CA 9401

Why: Alameda—On August 23, 2008 a collaboration of Bay Area artists and fashion designers reveal art as both a creative medium and a stimulating experience. Through installation, painting, video, printmaking, sculpture, fashion, live music performance, and more, the influences of Funk, Figurative, and Mission School artists are traced and celebrated by the opulent variety of work emerging on both sides of the Bay Bridge and beyond. "WhatYouSee Galore" brings together Bay Area artists to display the wide range of creativity to the community of Alameda as an art form in and of itself.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

More from the FasTrack show at Lobot Gallery

I really enjoyed seeing the work of Liz Maher and Martha Sue Harris at last night's show. Both use a variety of materials in making organic looking sculptures, nice colors and fun to look at.

Martha Sue Harris (I forgot the names of these pieces):

I forgot the titles of these sculptures
I forgot the titles of these sculptures

I like how the colors and materials she uses makes these objects/creatures seem like delicate toys and at the same time something you could find in a natural history museum.

Liz Maher's Giving Tree:
Giving Trees by Liz Maher
Giving Trees by Liz Maher
Giving Trees by Liz Maher
Giving Trees by Liz Maher
Giving Trees by Liz Maher

This piece contains many things that fall under the category of Things Annie Likes: Bright/neutral color combination, kiddie things (fruity pebbles and m&m's), drippy stuff, tactility (though you weren't supposed to touch it), and boobies/penises/vaginas depicted in funny ways.

Actually, that last shot reminds me of this:

Too bad I have no idea where this photo came from. But I wish I did! Agh, the internet's lack of context can be so frustrating!

And now it's time for bed.

I actually went out to see art last night. woah.

I'm usually pretty terrible about going out to art openings, um...and leaving the apartment in general, but I did go out last night to check out a show called FasTrack at the Lobot Gallery in Oakland. I'm glad I did, there were some pretty interesting things there.

Firstly, there is this ginormous painting by my buddy, the always ever-so talented Nancy Chan.

Annie, Adrian, Mary Anne, and Bryan by Nancy Chan

The girl on the upper right is one of the organizers of the show, also a buddy of mine, Mary Anne Kluth. And hey...who's that girl in the striped Eh heh heh HEH.
I love tooting the horns of my talented friends, (does that sound inappropriate?) go click on their names and check out their websites.

Agh, there are a couple more artists I will post about, but now I have to go to work. Stay tuned!

Friday, August 01, 2008

Hot Brownies

Haven't had much time to post lately, trying to get a painting ready for an upcoming art show, lots of work to do at the day job, getting super excited about next year's Watchmen movie...

But I did have time to make brownies. And here's a color pallete based on Trader Joe's Ready to Bake Brownies box.

Hot Brownies