With great attention to detail made Daniel Kornrumpf in laborious detailed work these portraits using needle, thread and a piece of cloth. The embroidery is peppered with so many little details that they seem almost frighteningly realistic. Find other interesting work on his homepage .
Lyonel Feining depicts his long line of fantastic mobile shadow puppets made of old toys and plastic bottles!
In 2009, I traveled throughout Europe. One of my most memorable paths was my visit to the Hamburger Banhoff: http://www.hamburgerbahnhof.de/text.php
The train station turned museum was immense and had an massive exhibit of contemporary artists. See my artistic visual journey.
The whole work of Zimoun deal with acoustics and produce a sound in the collective world as we know them away from nature. Recent works, made of cardboard, minimalsitisch kept small increase, to space-filling structures of geometrically exactly positioned boxes.A small motor and a wire attached to selfsame produce a barely notable noise, which is then in the same amount of installations to a sound noise swells.
Already in 2000 Zimoun held an exhibition in his hometown of Bern in the same year and won the “Youth Mention Swiss Photo Award”. Since followed many exhibitions, live performances, publications and much more. 2011 Studio Zimoun alone twelve different countries will travel there to present works.
DeWitt Chung liked the show and named check a bunch of artists
Shattering the conventions that have until now segregated artists with disabilities from their mainstream contemporaries, Chase The Tear blends more than 50 works culled from artists and galleries across the country with those from the National Institute of Art and Disabilities studio program. Organized by artist Timothy Buckwalter, Chase The Tear is on view June 20 through August 19, 2011 at NIAD’s gallery, 551 23rd Street in Richmond. Opening reception is Saturday, June 25 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. For more information please telephone (510) 620-0326 or visit www.niadart.org.
Composed of paintings, sculptures and works on paper, Chase The Tear is a reflection on Beth Gibbons’ alluring croon and fractured lyrical impressionism heard in Portishead’s song of the same name. The exhibition features work from Val Britton, Cederick Brooks, Jeremy Burleson, Kristi Dean, Luis Estrada, Sam Gant, Brent Hallard, James Ham, Heather Hamann, Willie Harris, Shana Harper, Scott Hewicker, Chris Johanson, Jeffrey Cortland Jones, Michael Macfeat, Ann Meade, Philip King, Rosita Pardo, Tony Pedemonte, Dean Smith, Rochelle Peterson, Wendell Singleton, Lisa Solomon, Micke Tong, Rebecca Whipple, Billy White and Douglas Witmer.
Part two in Micke Tong’s mini-Series, following 2009’s microHabitat, Ground Control survey’s the belief in religion, wealth, the super natural and how these belief systems coincide with Earth’s environment. The artist uses his sum of personal experiences and fantasies in mixed media to create sculptural landscapes, manipulating reality into minimal and aesthetically pleasing compositions. This mini-Series is again rich in color, using pearled car paints, enamels, and wood. There is also interesting use of acrylic plastic and metal Punk studs in which the artist adopts to symbolize people, lightening and a wall of power.
“As a young man I grew up Christian and was told God is omnipresent, he’s every where all the time.”, Tong recalls. This is the foundation for his “God’s Headquarters” pieces, where Heaven appears in urban and suburban environments. He also says,” Heaven wasn’t created for just one denomination…”. His curiosity of faiths also reaches to the Muslim world where the holy city of Mecca is portrayed. The artist explains,” I find it amazing that there’s a place in this world where a person is not allowed unless they wholly give themselves to the faith of Islam. It’s a powerful message”. Ground Control also takes a look at how mankind values wealth and the urge to believe in the supernatural such as space and time portals.
Micke Tong’s art is his way of assimilating into humanity, discovery of the self and manipulating wondrous historical events to make his statement. He believes that, like life, his art and processes will be ever changing making his work a personal memoir and conversation with the viewer. The artist carries his fascination with the unique and unusual into a wide range of mediums including drawing, painting, video, performance and art installations. You can find more of Micke Tong’s work at www.micketong.com.
Ground Control opens Saturday, April 3rd from 7:30PM-10:30PM at Public Barber Salon, 571 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102.
Music provided by:
DJ Rantz (Fallout)
Anthony Gordon (Loquat)
March 5, 2010 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
10th Annual Monster Drawing Rally
A live drawing event and fundraiser
Friday, March 5, 2010
6:00 to 11:00 PM
Donation: $10 & up
Location: Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa St.
(between Potrero & Hampshire & 17th & 18th)
Providing the basic necessities of the drawing practice–pencils, charcoal, pens, markers, ink, and paper–Southern Exposure creates the context while the artists create the content of the drawings. The evening will consist of four one-hour shifts with approximately 30 artists drawing simultaneously each hour. As the drawings are completed they will be hung on the walls and available for purchase for $60 each. The Monster Drawing Rally promises to be an action-packed spectacle you won’t want to miss!
The Monster Drawing Rally provides a unique opportunity to watch a drawing come to life, and to purchase a work of art minutes after it’s completion. Proceeds from the event provide direct support for Southern Exposure’s Exhibitions and Artists in Education Programs.
MUSIC. BIKES. FOOD. DRINKS.
Music delivered all night long by DJ Frau Holly.
Curbside tacos for sale and valet bike parking by the SFBC.
Generous donations provided by Nectar Ales; BridgePort Brewery, Portland OR; Spoetzl Brewery, Shiner TX; and Trumer Brauerei Berkeley.
Participating Artists (as of March 3, 2010):
Seth Armstrong, Mara Baldwin, Mark Benson, Michelle Blade, Brad Borevitz, Sara Bright, Matt Bufford, Charlie Callahan, Monica Canilao, John Casey, Nancy Chan, Iris Charabi-Berggren, Jon Clary, Serena Cole, Richard Colman, Lisa Congdon, Jaime Cortez, Adrian Cotter, Lauren Davies, Ryan De La Hoz, Robin Denevan, Sonya Derman, Inga Dorosz, Lafe Eaves, Christina Empedocles, Rodney Ewing, Kristin Farr, Josh Farrell, Diana Fayt, Matt Furie, Amos Goldbaum, Veronica Graham, Katie Gray, Adam Green, Andres Guerrero, Henry Gunderson, Michael Hall, Jeffrey Hantman, Dana Harel, Nicole Hayden, Jesse Hazelip, Terry Hoff, Ian Huebert, Andrew Huerta, Kara Joslyn, David Kasprzak, John Kearns, Helana Keeffee, Kurt Keppeler, Christine Kesler, Michele King, Tashana Kjelland, Mary Anne Kluth, Ryan LaBonte, Dori Latman, Chris Leib, Justin Limoges, Alexis Lopez, Marina Luz, Brett MacFadden, Paul Madonna, Mitch Manitou, Elisheva Marcus, Vanessa Marsh, Jessica Martin, Monica Martinez, Sofia Mas, Mike McConnell, Anne McGuire, Honey McMoney, Dennis McNulty, Jeff Meadows, Robert Minervini, Yvette Molina, Matt Momchilov, Brendan Nakahara, Haden Nicholl, Juliette Oken, Olivia Park, Erik Parra, Nathaniel Parsons, George Pfau, Genevieve Quick, Kyle Ranson, Lisa Ricci, Lordy Rodriguez, Ariel Roman, Thorina Rose, Zachary Rossman, Jesse Schlessinger, Douglas Schneider, Zachary Royer Scholz, Paul Solis, Miriam Stahl, Kirk Stoller, James Strickland, Debra Stuckgold, Nick Sung, Julie Sutherland, Char Tan, Katy Tanis, Kevin Taylor, Sarah Thibault, Tracy Timmins, Micke Tong, Gina Tuzzi, David Valentin, Jamie Vasta, Ben Venom, Annie Vought, Victoria Wagner, Kathy Warinner, Jess Wheaton, Virginia White, David Wilson, Lena Wolff, Christine Wong Yap, Jesse Wright-Jackson
ROUND 2 : Benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Silent Art Auction
Friday, September 18th @ 5pm
111 Minna Gallery
Brett Amory – Curve – Ian Ross – Kevin E. Taylor
Regino Gonzales – Paul Torres – Kevin Scott Hailey
Jon Clary – Allysun Dutra – Ferris Plock – Millard
Painting — Ian Ross
Drawing — Cahill
Body Painting — Derty Keven
African Drums — Michael J Obah
Gallery Belljar presents Micro-Habitat new works by San Francisco artist Micke Tong. This exhibition is site specific and devoted to the physical environments that surrounds, influences, and is utilized by the human species on a tender scale. Micro-Habitat displays dynamic work that ranges from conceptual art to drawings to installation sculptures which are made with low-rider inspired candy colored taxidermy forms infested by cities, pre-fab homes and other human dwellings made of wood. The artist also explores San Francisco’s neighborhoods, creating facades that mimic Victorians, Edwardians and present day building aesthetics.
As an Art Director for Computers & Structures, Inc., a Berkeley company that helps three dimensionally engineer architectural designs for the likes of Frank Gehry, the currently developing Bay Bridge expansion and the new Freedom Towers in New York City, the artist gets to witness first hand the designs that has inspired his show. He explains how he wanted to engage people to have more of a “God’s eye view” of their surroundings and to be conscious of the affects of imperial real estate on our habitat.
Micke Tong is best known for his future forward digital illustrations filled with strong colors, unique shapes and unusual sub-text. Over the years his works have been displayed in Tokyo, Australia, New York, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. Tong resides in the Dog Patch District of San Francisco and is a graduate of the Academy of Art University San Francisco with a Bachelor Degree in Computer Arts. He was member of the former purist art group, Multi Media Art Collective (MMAC) and founder of The National Alliance of Art Scenarios. You can find more of Micke Tong’s work at www.micketong.com.
Opening Reception: Friday, August 14, 2009
Where: Gallery Belljar, 3187 16th Street, San Francisco, Ca 94103