I have this print for sale if interested!
941 Geary is pleased to present The City We Love, a large-scale group exhibition of works from artists living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. The show is co-curated by Justin Giarla and local graffiti practitioner APEX, and features new work from artists actively engaged in San Francisco’s graffiti and street art culture. The opening reception is on Saturday, August 13, 2011 from 6-9 pm, and the exhibition is free and open to the public for viewing through September 3.
Justin and APEX came together to organize this exhibition, with the shared motivation of wanting to show what’s going on right here, right now. The resulting exhibition is a modest sampling of what’s happening in the streets and studios of San Francisco, including work by locals APEX, Casey Gray, Chad Hasegawa, Chor Boogie, David Ball, D Young V, Ezra Li Estmont, Hugh Leeman, Jesse Hazelip, John Felix Arnold, Luke Todd, NEON, Siloette, Teen Witch and Vogue. With backgrounds as diverse as their respective artistic styles, the collection of works featured by this group of artists are as entrenched in conversation with each other in the gallery space as they are in the streets. 941 Geary’s expansive space serves as an ideal backdrop to the work: bold, graphic, daring, surprising and as unique as the city itself.
From the curators:
“I just felt that it was time to focus on doing a show with just San Francisco artists, there’s a stronger community in San Francisco than people realize. The artists that we work with are here because they love it, they could easily make it in Los Angeles or New York, but they (just like us) choose to be here.” – Justin Giarla
“There are always lots of (San Francisco-based) artists that get picked up and taken out of the city, you know, to play on the international street art scene. But this is the place they call home, and just from a street art perspective – we’re getting some locals together to see just what’s happening here in our streets, right now. It just seemed like something we need to do.” -APEX
Established in 2010 in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco, 941 Geary is an innovative exhibition space housed in a 3,000 square foot converted warehouse. 941 Geary highlights the works of internationally recognized contemporary artists and provides them with a space in which to activate the projects, installations, and exhibitions that push the boundaries of their own creative practice. Building on the success of White Walls and Shooting Gallery, curator Justin Giarla dedicates this exhibition space as a gift to San Francisco, offering its programming to the local and global arts venue as a way to engage in a cross-cultural dialogue and present 941Geary as the flagship gallery of the Urban Contemporary genre.
Interview with the artists featured in The City We Love
Interview with owner/founder/curator Justin Giarla
Interview with co-curator and graffiti artist APEX
High-resolution images available upon request
The City We Love: An Exhibition of Bay Area Artists
Opening Reception – August 13, 2011, 6-9 pm
On View Through September 3, 2011,
@ 941 Geary (www.941geary.com)
941 Geary St,
San Francisco, CA
Our friends have made an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G song and have also had an equally amazing video produced for it. I was a participant in the video as well!
Tonight there will be a viewing at CHAC Please come check this out!
6 remixes have been commisioned of "This One's" by various members of Colorado Hip-Hop.
Each remix is being sold at www.manerok1.bandcamp.com with a portion of the proceeds being donated to Denver Cop Watch.
Ever been to a book signing that included an acclaimed Hip-Hop video and musician? Well, that's what we've got going on August 11 from 5:30-7:30 at CHAC in downtown Denver!
Derek Blass, author of the recently released cop thriller entitled, "Enemy in Blue," and Mane Rok, a Denver MC who just released an amazing video for his song "This One's," have teamed up to bring the issue of police brutality to your consciousness. Both of their work pays homage to incidents of police brutality in Denver, such as the murders of Frank Lobato and Paul Childs.
Come watch a showing of the video for "This One's," get the free food and drinks while they last, and buy "Enemy in Blue" or get your copy signed. This is the perfect opportunity to support your local artists that have the tenacity to deal with cutting edge issues!
"Enemy in Blue" is available for purchase on Amazon, at this link: http://www.amazon.com/Enemy-Blue-Derek-Blass/dp/0615481035/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1312305796&sr=8-1
During my sophomore year in high school I decided to enter a school-wide contest to design our high school flag. I went to Evergreen high school - the home of the cougars. I came up with this design which beat 24 other students and I also won a $100! At the time, I was an incredibly shy kid and was forced to walk from the top bleachers down to the gymnasium floor to accept the award in front of our entire school. Embarrassed... but incredibly excited! Then, during my senior year in high school, Alumni Jeff Ashby, an astronaut with NASA was embarking on a flight into space and wanted to take something from Evergreen High with him...Lucky for me it was the flag! The article is about the flight and Jeff Ashby which I recently found going through old photos with my grandfather, and the flag is in a glass case still on display at Evergreen High School. I have tried numerous times to find out where they made the flag to try and get one for myself but the info is long gone and I have no idea when they stopped flying it. This is the actual flag which flew in space ^__^
Here is a link to the space flight info! http://www.spacefacts.de/mission/english/sts-93.htm
A full shot of a painting I previously posted. The painting is 2'x3' and was done for my wonderful little sister who is leaving this week for Law School! I am SO incredibly proud of her and thrilled for the adventure and lessons which await on the California coast :) I am also excited to have a warm beach to visit!