Well Done at Hotel Biron

Hotel Biron 2009

Hotel Biron 2009

Hotel Biron presents “Well Done” a group show featuring 14 local bay area artists.  This show is BBQ inspired!

Tami Marcarian, John Graham, Paul Madonna, Scott Greenwalt, Eric Rewitzer, Lil Tuffy, Laureano Faedi, Jeremy Chase Sanders, Doyle Johnson, Micke Tong, J.B. Rumburg, Heather Bernard, Pete Doolittle and Isaac Vazquez

Opens Thursday July 2, 2009 from 6PM-10PM

Hotel Biron Gallery and Wine Bar

45 Rose Street, San Francisco CA 94102

I decided to have fun for this show and do something not too literal and humorous in order to help loosen up for my August show.  Every year Bill Gates has what people call “BillG BBQ” where all the graduating Microsoft interns gather at his lakeside mansion in Seattle.  Here they eat tons of BBQ and pay homage to their tech-idol and ask him Godly questions as Bill is hula hooped by hundreds of PC patriots…

This piece depicts young Bill Gates with BBQ smothered lips.  It also functions as an interactive mask with handles on the back so you can gather your own tribe.  I haven’t used acrylics in a very long time.  I’ve always preferred oils as my medium of choice, but when you want quick try acrylics can’t be beat.  I had as much fun transporting my art on my bike as much as I did making it!

To see more of my art go to micketong.com

Secret Visit to Art Fabricators in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

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While in Brooklyn in May 2009, I had the chance to secretly visit a friends fabrication shop by the Pencil Factory which featured sculptures made for the likes of legendary artist’s Paul McCarthy, Keith Haring and more.  They fabricate works from start to finish for the Dutchess of York to the rock star Bono.  All names are omitted for the privacy of the party.

You can find more of Micke Tong’s work at www.micketong.com.

Metamembrana

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My visit to NYC in May 2009 I visited Catalan Days an exhibit of art and performance.  Here is my short video of the interactive work of Marcel Antunez.

Marcel·lí Antúnez – “Metamembrana”
An ex-member of the Fura dels Baus who is internationally renowned for his mechatronic performances and his robotic installations, Antúnez has been displaying his interest in the human condition in his montages for many years. Metamembrana, the last of these, is no different. Metamembrana takes its inspiration from flamenco performances and is an audiovisual installation with tremendous interactive potential, consisting of a central projection and several interfaces, in which the role of the viewer is crucial.

You can find more of Micke Tong’s work at www.micketong.com.