Opening Thursday, June 6th at Spoke Art, “The Black Robe” is a three person exhibition featuring new works by Barron Storey, Mike Dringenberg and Keita Morimoto, curated Eidolon Fine Arts.
The Black Robe” brings together three generations of notable artists and their interpretations of legendary Japanese Tanka poet Ono No Komachi.
Though written over 1,000 years ago, Ono No Komachi’s poetry remains as fresh and relevant today as it did then. Komachi speaks of truth, longing, lust and transience, reminding us of the constant universality of human experience. Hundreds of years before the romantic poetry of Dickinson or Sappho, Komachi possessed a lyrical and deeply insightful window into the matter of the the human heart.
Barron Storey, M. Ian Dringenberg and Keita Morimoto bring Komachi’s work to life in a series of works filtered through their own experiences and histories (and, of course, their prodigious talents). From the multi-layed collages and intricate line work of Storey; to the luminous, ephemeral canvases of Dringenberg; and finally, the lush and radiant oils of Morimoto, each image acts as a mirror, reflecting Komachi’s timeless sentiments. Combined, these three very different artists give us a unique viewpoint into not only Komachi, but also into themselves, and through the universal nature of the work, into all of us.
All three contributing artists will be in attendance, we hope to see you there!
M. Ian Dringenberg
24 x 24 in.
Dye, watercolor and charcoal on washi paper, mounted to canvas
12 x 16 in.
Oil on panel
18 x 14 in.
Scratchboard, acrylic, ink, acetate, archival print on canvas
Robert Rauschenberg brilliantly demonstrated facts about art and perception half a century ago by painting two nearly identical abstractions. The beauty and intelligence of these challenged common assumptions. Later on, the photorealists addressed another challenge: Can the unpaintable be painted? Adopting a process that was in some ways a preview of the digital age, these artists achieved that goal with success that was often amazing and always fascinating to me.
Storey’s Factum 1 | Factum 2 is profoundly influenced by both. Inspired by the “Factums” and the photorealist process, Storey embarked on a project combining digital images of past work with current paintings of them. Proportions were changed, meanings evolved. The repetition allowed Storey to see the complex elements of the overlapping digital combined in ways reminiscent of that original Factum moment.
Factum 1 | Factum 2 opens this weekend at Bert Green Fine Art, with a show catalog and poster also available.
Factum 1| Factum 2
May 11—June 29, 2013
Opening Reception May 11, 5–8 PM.
Barron Storey will be in attendance.
Bert Green Fine Art
8 South Michigan Ave. Suite 1220
Chicago IL 60603
What Despair Does – Factum 1
Repainted print on canvas
16 x 16”
What Despair Does – Factum 2
Ink and gouache on mounted paper
16 x 16”
13 x 19 in. on watercolor paper
Signed and numbered, edition of 50
13.5 x 12 in. on velvet fine art paper
Signed and numbered, edition of 50
All too often graphite is considered to be means to an end by way of sketches and studies, not the end itself. In truth, graphite possesses every facet necessary to fully realize an inspiring and finished work of art. Its simplicity is sublime and its versatility exciting.
Lined in Lead II features a carefully selected group of exceptional artists exhibiting their mastery of the medium. Beyond the expert technique employed and experimental execution of technique, this stunning collection is proof that works in graphite posses all of the timeless qualities of other media. Some works embrace tranquility, while others are disquieting. Some are hauntingly poetic, while still others evoke a primal urge, but all featured works captivate with a subtlety that no other medium can convey.
Lined in Lead features new works from Wesley Burt, Alexandre Day, Andrew Hem, Rodrigo Luff, Soey Milk, Keita Morimoto, Karla Ortiz, João Ruas, Brooks Salzwedel, Barron Storey, Edwin Ushiro, Allen Williams and Michael Zulli. Several of the exhibiting artist will be in attendance for the opening, as well as print releases for João Ruas and Soey Milk. We hope to see you there!
Lined in Lead II
April 13, 2013–April 28, 2013
Opening Reception: Apr 13, 7:00PM–10:00PM
210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801
Kill Anything that Moves Series (lined in lead)
15 x 20 in.
Graphite on board
Le Sacre du Printemps XI – Ancestors
22.4 x 38.1 cm
Graphite on Paper, Vellum and Acetate
Where Angels Go to Die
28 x 20 in.
Graphite on paper
Mike Dringenberg, officially appearing as a guest at this weekend’s Emerald City Comicon in Seattle!
It’s been nearly two decades since Mike Dringenberg has made an official convention appearance. Mike will be at table E-14 with a variety of books and prints, and of course, original art.
Debuting for this show are two new sketchbooks. Each sketchbook volume is a 6 x 9” 80 page softcover filled with ideas and musings from Mike’s personal sketchbooks over the last 20 years.
We’ve also put together Suffer Little Muse, a vintage Dringenberg rarity long out of print. Suffer Little Muse is an 8.5 x 5.5 saddle-stitched chapbook with a vellum cover and French flaps, in a signed and numbers edition of 25.
And of course, Mike will happy to sign your books, and may even do some sketching. Come on by and say hello!
“Le Sacre du Printemps X – Terre,” featured among 32 young contemporary artists in the 2nd annual Supersonic Electronic Invitational, opening Thursday, January 3 at Spoke Art.
”Le Sacre du Printemps X – Terre”
Graphite on Paper, Vellum and Acetate
29 x 37 cm
SuperSonic Electronic Invitational
Opening Reception January 3, 2013 6-10 PM
816 Sutter Street
San Francisco, California 94109
More info here:
Based on the comic book series of the same name, The Walking Dead television series tells the story of a small group of survivors living in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse. The survivors search for a safe haven away from the shuffling hordes of predatory walkers, who devour any living thing they catch, and whose bite is infectious to humans. The plot is focused primarily on the dilemmas the group faces as they struggle to balance their humanity with their survival against the zombie horde.
Gallery Nucleus presents a collection of concept art developed for the television series. More details to be announced!
Come join Eidolon Fine Arts at this weekend’s Alternative Press Expo, booth 324! We’ll have the usual compliment of books, prints and original art available for your enjoyment.
Shelly Wan and Barron Storey will both be in attendance as well!
Alternative Press Expo
Concourse Exhibition Center
635 8th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Hope to see you there!
The Yore Expanded Edition offers an extended and detailed view of the works featured in the Ruas’ 2011 Yore solo exhibition at Thinkspace, as well as the sketches and process behind this haunting body of work.
The catalog is a 7.75×9.75 inch, hardcover volume printed on 148 GSM lustre paper with black endpapers and hand-embellished details. It is accompanied by a tipped-in, signed and stamped print of Small Gorgoneion II printed on 330 GSM hot press cotton rag paper, as well as a beautifully produced numbered micro certificate.
Orders are being accepted now for two-week period ending August 13, 11:59 am UTC/5:59 am PST. The final edition size being determined by the number of orders. Anyone ordering a copy during this window is guaranteed to receive one, and this is the only time the Yore extended edition will be made available.
The Yore expanded edition + print will be $90. Shipping will be $10 to U.S. addresses and $20 for international orders. All catalogs will ship via USPS Priority Mail. The catalog will go into production at the conclusion of the order period with shipping anticipated to begin in late September.
Unfortunately, João won’t be able to join us this year, but his presence wil be felt as we debut a bunch of amazing new Fables art, including the incredible cover to Fables #100.
We’ve also got the four new copies of Minion: The Wabi Sabi Edition. The Wabi-Sabi edition has been meticulously aged, distressed, varnished, glazed and otherwise treated to authentic perfection. This is as exact a replica as it gets! Each book is signed and includes an original drawing from João. The Minion: Wabi-Sabi edition is extremely limited, issued in an (eventual) edition size of 10.
Please come on by booth 4504 and have a look!
And for those not able to attend the show, if you want to know more about the Wabi Sabi edition, please feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.