1:AM SF keeps bringin' the fresh exhibitions! This one, titled The Classics, unites work by many of the Bay Area's graffiti legends. Info below:
Show runs through October 16, 2010
1000 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
Featuring work by: Crayone, Cuba, Dare WCF, Estria, Furyone, Ink, Kasper WCF, Kaytwo WCF, King 157, Koper, Krash, Mike Bam, Myk, Nate1 MPC, Pengo, Phresh, Picasso TWS, Raevyn, Refaone, Rize TMF, Robz, Sno, Spie One, Twick, UB40, Vogue, Zest KGB, and more!
Peep The Classics Flickr set here.
SensesLost has a great interview with Patrick Martinez. Excerpt below:
As far as visual art is concerned, what do you hope to accomplish through this medium? Do you have a definite long-term goal in mind? What is the mission statement of Patrick Martinez?
I wanna grow as an artist, not just in terms of skill but really digging deep and capturing peoples imagination. Connect with them in a real way…you know make the viewer feel some kind of emotion. I wanna leave a mark on this earth and also with the people on it with my pure unfiltered expression and ideas. I want my personality to shine through the art that I create so people can view my images and visit me even after I’m gone. Keep the money and the cars; I want the museums and books to feature my work so people can continue to visit my visuals. Thats the long term goal. I don’t really have a mission statement. I wanna keep it organic so I can grow with the art.
Read the rest here.
I'm working on a limited-edition zine with Tempt to be given as a premium when you support the Eyewriter project via Kickstarter. Info below:
From the Kickstarter page: "Tony TEMPT1 is an artist, publisher and social-activist based in Los Angeles, California. He was a pioneering artist in the California graffiti scene in the 1980's and 90's and influenced a younger generation of graffiti writers with his vision to build community through art. Sadly, in 2003, TEMPT1 was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis ( also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease), a degenerative neuromuscular disorder that causes paralysis and ultimately death. Over the course of 5 years, he lost the ability to move his arms and legs, speak, eat and even breathe without life-support systems. But, the disease has left his mind alert, and his creative spirit and drive to make art completely intact.
This Kickstarter campaign is an attempt to raise the money TEMPT1 needs to create a new collection of original TEMPT1 artwork and merchandise using the EyeWriter 2.0 software, robotic technology, traditional print-making techniques, as well as his community of friends, fans and peers. Supporting this campaign will not only allow TEMPT1 to continue to make art and express his ideas, but it will give him a chance to again become a professional artist, independently support himself and his family, pay for his medical bills, and make a contribution to the contemporary art world.
100% of the $15,000 goal will go directly to TEMPT1 to help produce his art, cover his hospital costs and help support his family. Anything above that amount will be split 50/50 between TEMPT1 and research and development costs for future versions and improvements of the EyeWriter system."
Read more about this inspiring project (and kick down some loot) here.
A few weekends ago I romped through San Francisco's Exploratorium with LeHumanBeing, my hermanas, and the Camilocs. We ran around pressing mad buttons, pulling levers, climbing structures, stomping on random things, and generally boggling our minds. The Exploratorium is definitely one of the raddest destinations in the Bay.
From their website: "The Exploratorium is a museum of science, art, and human perception located in San Francisco, California. We believe that following your curiosity and asking questions can lead to amazing moments of discovery, learning, and awareness, and can increase confidence in your ability to understand how the world works. We also believe that being playful and having fun is an important part of the process for people of all ages."
The Palace of Fine Arts
3601 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA 94123