Posts Tagged ‘Pemex’
PICK ONE UP IN PERSON TONIGHT:
(Friday August 2nd, 2013) Endless Canvas will be tabling at the Oakland Art Walk from 6pm-8:30pm. We’ll be set up at 23rd Street and Telegraph Avenue in front of Rock Paper Scissors Gallery. We’ll also be giving out Bella Ciao posters for free.
We’ve really stepped up our quality with this issue. We’ve added some color, added a couple editors to improve the quality of the interview and changed the binding so that it’s book quality… built to last!
This issue’s featured artist is Pemex. It includes an interview and a four page full color spread of his street work.
The majority of the photos were taken between the Summer of 2011 and the Winter of 2013 in the Oakland / San Francisco Bay Area.
ARTISTS IN THIS ISSUE:
Anemal, Irot, Torso, Crab, Cancer Carl, Lekt, Myla, Lady Mags, JR, Dead Eyes, Trust Your Struggle, Leach, Logo, Koleo, Digit, Kamo, Carb, Grief, Kama, Devote, Enron, Ohioe, OddFellow, Wire, Swerv, Lute, GATS, Pink Eyes, Reminisce, Phaze, Ribity, Vyal, Eggs, Jdog, Pear, Afrika, Euros, Cheph, Goya, Cloud, Psy, Sager, M4M, DyoungV, Destroy All Design, Rodi, Wrane, Ernest Doty, Pork, Chris Granillo, Bella Ciao, Krime, Bhoe, Pemex, Saze, Toro, Chan, Blief, Condor, DieSlow, Roar, Thor, Debl, MYTK, Swampy, You Go Girl, Remio, Paeday, Masher, Attica Riot, Tupac, Meck, Jade, Gun, Civ, PTV, Ebay, Mike, Marte, Aker, Mind Detergent, Hafta, Pobrecito, Optimist, Resta, Stok, Renek, Ghost Owl, Baer, Fword, Ank, Skul, Jurne, Broke, Safety First, Grizley, Oger, Dstn, Daver, Old Crow, HellDiver, Ras Terms, Swoon, Oasis, Party Ghost, Feral Child, Scez and more.
- Limited Run of 500
- 5.5″ x 8.5″ Inches
- Glossy Color Cover
- 66 Pages
- 4 Pages Full Color
- 62 Pages Black and White
- Perfect Bound
- Printed in Oakland
- Recycled Paper
- Animal-Free Binding
This past Saturday (December 1st, 2012), True Modern set up a guerilla cocktail party inside The Carbon Warehouse. The abandoned ink factory housing Endless Canvas‘s SPECIAL DELIVERY Bay Area 2012 Mural Exhibit provided a beautiful contrast to the custom Modernist furniture displayed at the cocktail party. As models served h’orderves, guests were given flash lights and encouraged to explore three stories of the post apocalyptic museum. It was pouring rain and the flooded floors turned into giant mirrors giving new life to the artwork. Water ran through the eyes of murals from floor to floor creating the Bay Area’s own Trevi Fountain. What I thought was going to be a simple furniture shoot turned into one of the most gorgeous things I’ve ever seen.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – 1AM is pleased to present “Reckoning”, a group exhibition reflecting society’s obsession with catastrophe, both imagined and real. The collection includes original art by Leon Loucheur, Optimist, Robert Bowen, Pemex, Monty Guy and Chamber Made. Drawing from a wide array of disciplines and cultural influences, these six artists expose a darkening horizon, commenting on the ruinous, self-destructive capacity of human societies. The opening reception is on September 28th from 6:30-9:30pm and is on view through October 27th.
“Reckoning” will feature works that incorporate a variety of styles and techniques, blending highly rendered realism with abstract painting, collage, urban and graphic influences to build mood and dynamic into the narrative of the composition. With graffiti and street art backgrounds, these artists will surprise viewers with this newest collection of works aimed at deconstructing conventional realism and reassembling it with layers of context and meaning.
All of the participating artists have been actively showing in galleries around the Bay Area and abroad, bringing worldly impressions from Ireland, South Africa, Taiwan and more. Explore their imagination and experience their influences through dramatic images and compelling landscapes in the paintings displayed in “Reckoning”. For more information, visit www.1AMSF.com. If you have any questions or would like to request media related material, please email anna@1AMSF.com.
Description by Babak:
On Saturday night, September 8, 2012, I and thousands of others witnessed the concrete and steel ruin that is Carbon Warehouse in the old Flint Ink building at 1350 Fourth Street, Berkeley return to technicolor life as a free, underground art gallery.
For hours, we gawked at the fabulous graffiti that covered close to every inch of the building, with music, beer and wine, and an electric atmosphere that should make world art hubs like London, Berlin and Venice blush.
The floor, the walls, the ceiling and sundry nooks and crannies were painted with explosive colors, designs and styles. Many works displayed wit, wildness and undeniable artistry. We gazed upwards to espy the livid ceiling of this crazy, cement Sistine, then we gazed down to follow the lushly sprays of color at our feet. Meanwhile, the building and its inhabitants trembled as the freight trains–many adorned by the same art sheltered now inside the building–roared by below.
This once-abandoned trilevel factory seemed happy to be hosting thousands of equally colorful guests busy drinking in the art in 3D, dancing, flirting, posing, snap-shooting and juggling, all self-regulated, well-behaved and paying close attention to what they saw.
From where I stand, the project as a whole suggests a rare mindfulness and was executed expertly and with foresight. The City of Berkeley and the police seems to have played a welcome role in facilitating this art event by keeping a very low profile and just letting folks do their stuff.
Neither was this an LA-style, Eli Broadish splash for the rich and pretentious, or some rarified and ultimately impotent extravaganza. This was a grassroots, super-collaborative public tryst between artists and their audience, a rare bird in a cynical, corporate art world that should be nurtured.
Sadly, after the event, a tiny handful of uninspired, vandalous fools are reported to have tagged a few buildings in West Berkeley, leaving an unfortunate hair in the mouth of a community that had so enjoyed an otherwise delicious art feast.
Yet, none were among the artists that awed us that night. And none have the right to distract us from thanking everyone that helped artwork blossom before our eyes in this enjoyable, provocative way.
Because, on that night, Berkeley appeared talented, fearless and exciting, and in a humble, inclusive way, a bastion of public art.
PEMEX will be participating in the SPECIAL DELIVERY Bay Area 2012 – Large Scale Mural Exhibit
taking place on Saturday September 8th.
Pemex will be one of the featured artists at our SPECIAL DELIVERY Bay Area 2012 Mural Exhibit to take place in September.
Donating all artists profits to:
Eastside Arts Alliance / Visual Element
The modern box-style delivery truck lives in the inner cities all across America. For the modern day graffiti writer it is a contemporary relative to the subway cars of the 70’s and 80’s which helped spark the explosion of graffiti. In a state of eminent relocation, they assemble a disjointed gallery of ceaseless unrest, a perfect canvas for any opportunistic writer. Pristine new clean white box trucks not only invite as they call it “the application of a medium” to their surface, but beg for it. In the streets delivery trucks fit best after being worn and weathered as a pair of old shoes with scuff marks and layers of historical remnants. In an attempt to keep their property looking new, many truck owners will opt to give a graffiti writer permission to assume control over these plots of valuable real estate in the urban landscape. The Truck Show SF is an homage to this modern Icon of Graffiti, displaying these moving masterpieces to the public through the filter of 1AM Gallery in San Francisco (opening Saturday, February 10th).
The Truck Show SF is seeking to be a leader in Bay Area street art gallery shows by dedicating all of the profits for the artists to the non-profit organization Visual Element, which is the public arts component of the EastSide Arts Alliance. Visual Element is a visual arts and graffiti mural training program for high school youth. Because it is the only intensive “Urban Graffiti Arts” program in East Oakland serving high school youth, Visual Element attracts young aspiring artists and graffiti writers, usually ages 15-20. The class facilitates the production of walls through their engagement with local property owners and the community. Students are trained as responsible artists and contribute their skills to not only walls but, political banners for a number of social justice causes. The participants of Visual Element learn a variety of visual arts skills including spray can techniques, “graffiti” writing, mural brush painting, computer experience, digital photography and graphic design. They learn these skills through actual project based work, building a portfolio of work as they undergo their training. As they get more and more proficient they then are able to “shop” their skills back to the neighborhood. This sustainable cycle and the public art projects Visual Element creates, sends the message that productive and self-sufficient youth can contribute positive change to their neighborhoods. Murals educate, motivate to action, and inspire more creations of beauty and for that the organizers of The Truck Show SF are excited for their partnership with Visual Element. They look
forward to seeing the passion for graffiti go full circle to help teach and empower as all too often graffiti is deemed to be something that only takes from society. In these times of ultimate corporate greed and complete abandonment of government support for the arts, the organizers of The Truck Show SF hope to show that the graffiti writer does it for the love and that alone is powerful enough to help fuel and positively influence the next generation. With a wide price range of pieces everyone interested will be able to support the cause and take home a piece of graffiti history.