Friday, March 25, 2011

Ink

One week from now, it is party time!

Two nights in a row: April 1st and April 2nd. Both events involve ink: tattoo ink, and silkscreen ink.

April 1st: Why go to Oakland? Well...

At Inkwell Tattoo & Piercing Studio, there is a $50 tattoo flash for Friday April 1st! Walk ins are welcomed, appointments recommended; each design from the photo below is only $50 bucks on Friday the 1st.


And there are $5 raffle tickets for a prize drawing of 3 hours of tattoo work with the inkwell artist of your choice!
And and, $2 raffle ticket grand prizes of a free piercing and 10 pieces any jewelery! You must be present to win.
And and and, I will also be having a solo show there, featuring artwork from my concept series.

Opening reception:
April 1st, from 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Inkwell Tattoo Studio, Gallery, Boutique
2400 Broadway
Oakland, CA

RSVP to the opening reception, or just drop in during open hours to check it out!

April 2nd: In San Francisco...

At Artillery Apparel Gallery, Samantha Lee, Carmen McNall, Niki Waters, and I are showing off our screen-printed artworks!



This show features all women silk screen printers, in celebration of the end of Women's Month. A strong body of serigraph work depicting the finest collaboration of colors and ideas will impact your mind.

Come and hang out at the opening reception! DJ Baysik is on the Turn Tables all night long! Live musical performance, drinks, and tasty treats by Kiss My Cupcake SF will be there.

Artillery AG
2751 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA

RSVP to the opening reception, or stop by during hours of operation for some awesome art!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Art Around the World

It is good to be back in San Francisco!!!

Thanks to my aunt for letting me stay at her wonderful home! Her place is filled with paintings and sculptures; take a look:



This one hangs above the bed of the room I stayed in while I was there...... one of my favorites, painted by Dao Hai Phong:

I really love the play of shapes and the use of color to convey Hanoi streets and village scenes.

Here is another one I thought was pretty good. It is an abstract image of two figures, but it also reminds me of Disney's "It's a Small World."


Unfortunately, all I know of the artist is that he or she is Cambodian. If somebody happens to know more about this artist, drop a comment below please!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Warhol Reimagined: The New Factory


The stunning artworks and pop art imagery of Andy Warhol clashes with the style and flair of today's modern artists in an upcoming show near you!

Curated by Warholian.com and presented by Project One Gallery, the show features many great artists. It's Warhol Reimagined: The New Factory! This is going to be a good show so RSVP for the opening reception or just stop by when you get a chance.

There are factory artists and soup can artists.
Factory artists picked from a selection of over 60 of Warhol’s works. The works were chosen based on their importance in Warhol’s history as an artist and overall representational aesthetic. The artists have to re-interpert their selected Warhol image into their own style.

Andy Warhol is best known for his Campbell’s soup can works. First displayed at Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles in 1962, these works now hang in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The MOMA display is recreated via the talents of 32 well known and emerging artists – each reimagining a different can in their own light. I participated as a soup can artist.


The show runs from March 10 at 7:00pm - April 19 at 11:00pm. The opening reception is March 10th, 2011 from 7 pm until March 11th 2 am. I will definitely attend the show, but unfortunately will not be able to make it for the reception because I am still in Singapore!

Project One Gallery is located at 251 Rhode Island, San Francisco, CA 94103
Daytime Gallery and Cafe Hours: Mon. – Friday – from 8am – 5pm
Gallery Happy Hour every Thursday & Friday 5pm – 8pm
Gallery Evening Hours every Wed. – Sat. until 2am
Phone: (415) 938-7173

The links above provide further details and information, including detailed artist bios, previous work galleries, and links to their personal websites. Hurry up and check out the links! There is only a few hours before the opening!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Ack! Don't Touch Me!

First of all, I want to thank everyone for checking out my first international show in Singapore! Thanks to all for your support!

One thing I love about traveling is the constant flow of new discoveries and inspiration. I am exposed to the life, culture, and art scene here; it is a great learning experience.

Singapore is known not only for their big brand-conscious culture and growing art market, but also for their wide variety of wild and unique plant life.

This little weed/fern-like plant grows everywhere! Not so aesthetically outstanding, but I like that it is an active plant, and is able to respond to stimuli, such as touching, warming, blowing, or shaking.

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I have known it to be the "shy plant", it hides away when touched. If I want to be specific and if I want to sound smart, I guess I would address it by its' binomial name, "mimosa pudica." The flower head is pretty, but my video does not show any so you can click on the link to find a flower on the right side of Wikipedia's page.