Archive for the ‘Fine Art’ Category

MAKING A NAME – Coming Soon!

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Metric Cosmetics in collaboration with Endless Canvas presents MAKING A NAME,
a new documentary series about artists revealing an insiders perspective into their struggles, triumphs, and experiences.

Full episodes coming soon!

MetricCosmetics.com

IROT New Print

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

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Irot Print now available

Specifications
– 18″ by 24″ Inches
– 2 Color Serigraph
– Limited edition of 30
– 100 lbs Archival Paper
– Signed and Numbered by Artist

Growing up on the reservations in Southern New Mexico- Mescalero Apache, has shaped the cultural connection of Irot to public art. His first memories of pubic art were petroglyphs around the Sacramento Mountains. They were images drawn by the Mogollon (prehistoric people) of animals. He was fascinated by their meaning and got a glimpse of the region’s historic past. In grade school, Irot attended boarding school where he started to get involved in the local graffiti scene and was hooked. He graduated from college with a degree in Fine Arts, while spending much of those years living between the Bay Area and the mountain regions. His travels and culture inspire the diversity of his work and passion for the field. His work can been seen in local galleries and in murals on the streets in Bay Area.

MUSK 19″x25″ Serigraph

Monday, March 9th, 2015

http://www.endlesscanvas.bigcartel.com/product/musk-19-x25-serigraph

We’re excited to work with Musk on releasing this limited run screen print. This will be the first print Endless Canvas has done with Musk.

We’ve been documenting Musk’s work on the streets for over seven years now… seeing him up in all the abandoned buildings long before instagram turned them into popular spots.

Specifications
– 19″ by 25″ Inches
– 2 Color Serigraph
– Limited edition of 30
– 100 lbs Archival Paper
– Signed and Numbered by Artist

PTV ZINE Release Party – Issue #2 – Oakland, CA

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

On Friday night (2/6/2015), PTV Crew crushed out a storefront at 2520 Telegraph Avenue and had a release party for their second zine, the photo issue.

If you didn’t make it to the show you can order a copy here: www.EndlessCanvas.bigcartel.com

Photographer: L Herrada-RIos

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RTST x CLAMO’S SECRET CUBBY HOLE – Chicago, IL

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

RTST: www.RtstCreative.com

Artwork from this gallery is available at reserved times online at rtstcreative.bigcartel.com

Celeste Turconi and Lizzie Renschler Art Show

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Friends and Artists Celeste Turconi and Lizzie Renschler will be exhibiting their new paintings at Field Day’s 1st Friday opening on September 5th in Oakland from 6-10pm.

Lizzie is a Cincinnati born artist, who works to dissect her dreams by pulling inspiration from her subconscious realms and bringing them into realty. Celeste, a bay area native is inspired by found objects, she works in hopes to become grounded in a disconnected world. Both artists can be seen in both the gallery and on the streets, whose large-scale murals were featured in the Endless Canvas Special Delivery shows in both Portland and California.

Field Day is located on 329 19th St, Oakland, California 94612 www.fielddaywearables.com/

N.O. BONZO’s “DrownTown” Art Opening Recap – Portland, OR

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Photography Courtesy Of: Anton Legoo, of Portland Street Art Alliance

Drowntown (Love Letters From a Degenerate) opened May 1st, 2014 at Upper Playground Portland with new and select works from artist N.O. Bonzo The show features paintings and traditional printmaking techniques incorporating post industrial pigments of rust and oxidized copper. Echoing the artists outdoor installation aesthetic, blight and decay create the backdrop for strong archetypal female figures and narratives.

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The show coincided with the release of her book DrownTown,
collecting select works from 2012 and 2013, and documenting a narrative and visual exploration of personal themes: mental illness; gender identity; and suicide in Portland, Oregon. Incorporating metal leaf and hand mixed inks, the artist’s large-scale, hand painted installations populate the city’s riverfront and bridges. DrownTown is a collection of illustrated love letters from a degenerate and stretched across an urban landscape.

Opened May 1st and runs until June 1st, 2014.

At Upper Playground Portland: www.Fifty24PDXgallery.com

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GATS / JESSICA HESS – Two Person Art Show – May 3rd, 2014 – San Francisco, CA

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

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Part of the proceeds from all the GATS work sold in this show will be donated to The Prisoners Literature Project, an all-volunteer grassroots group based in the East Bay that sends free books to prisoners in the United States.
www.PrisonersLiteratureProject.com

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Doors open at 6pm on May 3rd. (No Cover / All Ages)

Limited Edition Prints to be released at the gallery on the third and then a week afterwards online if there are any left through
www.store.hashimotocontemporary.com

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT:

Hashimoto Contemporary presents a two person show featuring new works by San Francisco-based painter Jessica Hess and anonymous graffiti/street artist GATS. Expressed through a blend of classical and contemporary methods, this month’s exhibition explores graffiti and street art’s influence on the Bay Area landscape through both a fine art and street level perspective.

In both observation and celebration of graffiti’s evolution within the local scenery, Hess’s photorealist oil paintings meticulously capture graffiti’s vibrant interruption amongst urban life. Combining traditional and formal technique with contemporary subject matter, her focus lies within the structure, decay and subtle details of each location. Her large-scale canvases isolate various graffiti-laden structures or spaces, while some of her smaller works pinpoint the subtle imperfections of spray paint and abstraction. Her paintings have become a way to encapsulate and preserve the often fleeting and ever-changing urban landscape, immortalizing each mark long after the walls have worn.

Oakland, CA-based street artist GATS (an acronym for “graffiti against the system”) is an international graffiti legend, creating outdoor art in places that reach as far as Palestine, the Philippines and Rome. Known for the iconic mask seen predominately throughout the artist’s work, the face of GATS can often be spotted peering out from an alley way or stretched across a rooftop, greeting passerby’s with it’s all-seeing gaze. Representing a sense of duality, GATS’s iconic totem has filled with intricate insignia over the years, speaking to the artist’s personal reflections. As GATS mentioned in an interview with Hashimoto Contemporary, “Over time the mask has filled up with more names, tears, cracks and other symbols. I’m not a religious person so this mask has become the ritual that I meditate on. The cryptic names that decorate the mask remind me to appreciate people in my life and those I respect. Every tear is to remember a specific individual who was murdered by the police. The mask becomes more and more cracked as it ages. It’s falling away as I lose attachment to the idea of a normal life and start to question which one is actually my alter ego.”

For this month’s exhibition, GATS will be bringing his iconic symbology to the white walls of the gallery in harmony with the brilliance of Hess’s fine art landscapes. Their work will span across a variety of surfaces, from vast large- scale canvases and sculptural painted masks to aerosol adorned remnants of the urban landscape. Together, the artists bridge their two different voices, creating a fresh and vivid look at the world around us.

N.O.BONZO’s “DrownTown” Art Show and Book Release – TONIGHT! – Portland, OR

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Drowntown opens May 1st, at Upper Playground Portland with new and select works from artist N.O. Bonzo The show will feature paintings and traditional printmaking techniques incorporating post industrial pigments of rust and oxidized copper. Echoing the artists outdoor installation aesthetic, blight and decay create the backdrop for strong archetypal female figures and narratives.

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The show coincides with the release of her book DrownTown,
collecting select works from 2012 and 2013, and documenting a narrative and visual exploration of personal themes: mental illness; gender identity; and suicide in Portland, Oregon. Incorporating metal leaf and hand mixed inks, the artist’s large-scale, hand painted installations populate the city’s riverfront and bridges. DrownTown is a collection of illustrated love letters from a degenerate and stretched across an urban landscape.

Opens May 1st at 6pm and runs until June 1st, 2014.

At Upper Playground Portland: www.Fifty24PDXgallery.com

GATS / JESSICA HESS – Two Person Exhibit – San Francisco, CA – May 3rd, 2014

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Gats Jessica Hess Art Show.

opening: 5/3/14
on view until: 5/24/14

www.HashimotoContemporary.com

R.I.P. AKO

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

AKAYO “I hate the police they all can suck my dick

Endless Canvas: How many years have you been doing the art thing? (how many years have you been writing?)
AKO: I’ve been writing since 1994 and creating art pretty much my whole life and doing it for a living since 2006-7 i think..My mom is a artist so i started young.

EC: What graffiti artists influences your work? if you could go into some detail how they helped you out that, would be awesome.
AKO: My influences come from the streets of San Francisco and the Bay area. Revs, King Tie, Kr, Mr. McGee, Felon, Rem, Dug one, King Dream where always big influences in my graffiti. Growing up in the Bay I was exposed to the best graffiti in the world and thats all I saw growing up, we didn’t have internet back then so local graff was it. But my big influences in graf are my folks and friends like Serch UTI RTH, Smear, Rekoil, Otis, Graffia, Musk, Susr, Ceze, Branded, Melo and all the homies..

EC: What influences your work other than graffiti?
AKO: Skateboarding, making films, traveling, life’s ups and downs?

EC: Is beer good or bad?
AKO: Beer is good. I don’t drink much I’m way more of a stoner than dranker but beer is kool. Where the weed at?

EC: When was the last time you paid taxes?
AKO: Last year, I did some stuff for a few companies and had to pay taxes. Taxes suck. They just raised taxes here in california

EC: Rate your love for the police on a scale of 1-10, 10 being the highest?
AKO: I hate the police they all can suck my dick

EC: Would you call yourself a tagger, bomber, artist or what? And could you give a reason why?
AKO: I just do what I do, I’m not into labels.

EC: On average how many times do you go out and paint in a month?
AKO: I get up everyday I’m alive. For some reason I feel the need to write on something everyday, its apart of everyday routine. When I travel I write alot more cause new cities are awesome and I have to leave my mark.

EC: What era/ region of graffiti do you hold up as the greatest (NYC 80 Subway, 90’s LA, etc……)?
AKO: San Francisco 1990s where my all time favorite, its where I’m from seen and lived in. Some of the best graffiti and most groundbreaking bombing was going down in SF in the 90’s and still to this day. I would have like to seen new york during the subway movement,i bet that shit was sick!

EC: What got you started making art or keeps you making art?
AKO: I enjoy making art and I don’t know what else I would do with myself without art in my life. It has enabled me to travel,work on projects, make stuff I, show my work, pay my bills. I’m still excited about making art and when I’m not excited I’ll stop.

EC: What is your favorite beer?
AKO: hmmm weed.?

EC: Have you done stencils or wheat paste? (if not) Have you ever thought of doing such things?
AKO: I’ve done wheat paste before but never really into that much, I like tagging and painting. Wheat paste and stencils are both great mediums if used correctly.

EC: Do you see a different between what some call “street art” from what some call “ego graff/ tagging”?
AKO: Street art and graffiti have nothing to do with each other in my eyes, different ball game and lets keep it like that. I hate the term “street art”

EC: What is your feelings on the buff?
AKO: Its life we have to learn to live with it and its only getting worse these days it seems. Lately its still all about the streets but I’ve been painting more landmark spot where I know it will take the buff years to get it..?
AKAYO “I hate the police they all can suck my dick”
EC: You can only pick one to save from total destruction.
a. your mom
b. your girlfriend
c. your beer
AKO: my skateboard
EC: Nice try but your still wrong, its always beer.

EC: Could you give a brief history of your graffiti career? or. Could you give a brief history of your local graffiti scene? If you want to answer both that would be awesome.
AKO: I stared in 1994 in the sf bay area been working on the streets here since a young age. Grew up like everyone else who got into graffiti. I got into it from mainly from skateboarding and being a little punk kid looking to do some damage..

EC: Anybody you would like to shout out or give thanks to?
AKO: Everyone who’s supported me in my life journey, my family, My Family RTH, Smear, Serch, Osiris Shoes, All the galleries I work with and support me, 531 Gallery, Danny Warhol, my muse, Two Rabbits Studios, James, Susr, Yoshi, Jdis.

New Poster – DEAD EYES – Abstract Serigraph – 19″x24″

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

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Artist: Dead Eyes

19″x24″ Hand Pulled Serigraph on Archival Bristol Board

– Limited Edition of 50
– Hand Numbered and Signed
– Less Than Eight Available

Dead Eyes is an East Bay Native and has been putting in work for over a decade. His work is heavily influenced by Black Futurism.

Shipped safely in a hard cardboard tube.

Available in our store: EndlessCanvas.bigcartel.com

NINA WRIGHT “So Flesh” – Solo Art Show at VAMP – Oakland, CA

Monday, April 8th, 2013

“So Flesh”

The beautiful and macabre paintings of Nina Wright are on display at Vamp record store in downtown Oakland at 331 19th Street. Canvases stretched to form pieces of a female body bring to life the original style of Nina’s brush through color, shape, space, and layers of expression.

Check it out, it’s dope!

CANNON DILL “Heavy Water” – Solo Art Show at Le Qui Vive Gallery – Oakland, CA

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Cannon Dill’s solo show at Le Qui Vive gallery at 1525 Webster Street will be on display all this month. Spray paint, acrylics on wood, found objects, canvas, wheat pastes, screen printed and embroidered clothing make up an extensive gathering of Cannon’s works that are a must see.

Artist JOHN PARK Documentary Teaser

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Endless Canvas and Pop’t Culture Present:

John Park Artist Documentary Teaser from Grounded TV Network on Vimeo.

Coming soon to coming soon to endlesscanvas.com & getgrounded.tv/popt-culture

“John Park is an artist and teacher living in Los Angeles, California. He received his training at the Rhode Island School of Design where he studied classical drawing, painting, sculpture and anatomy. His current series is an attempt at reconciling these classical influences with the more urban aesthetic of the Pop Surrealist movement. The paintings themselves are executed in a live, public setting usually in one evening and then taken back to his studio for further reworking and detail work. He teaches drawing and painting at Concord High School in Santa Monica, has three cats and one Tree.” (bio from Think Space Gallery)

John Park Paintings and video. (JOHN PARK & CHRISTINA ANGELINA)