Posts Tagged ‘Gallery’

BLACK TO THE FUTURE Art Show – August 16th, 2013

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

Blackball Universe presents: “Black to the Future” – Afro-Futurism Defined

Show: August 3-31st Saturdays: 12-5pm
Reception Party: August 16th (Fri) at 7pm
230 Madison Street Oakland, CA 94607

“Black to the Future” premieres on August 3rd at our Blackball Universe Gallery, re-introducing our inaugural artist Norman Maxwell along with Deadeyes and Nelson Enriquez. This collaboration comments on afro-futurism and diverse cultural influences.


Norman Maxwell, our first featured artist, began his career as a graffiti artist in 1979. After an art school education and decades of dedication, Maxwell developed a unique and expressive style that reaches a wide audience of admirers. His hefty resume includes art direction and set design for the music videos of Madonna, Janet Jackson, John Legend, and Iggy Pop to name a few. Blending street art and classical aesthetics in a deep exploration of urban symbolism, Maxwell reaches for a self-declared “visual soul” style that explores themes consistent with Afro-Futurism.

Deadeyes first started as an artist by lifting ideas from his zine writings and incorporating them through street art, murals, and installations. Inspired by the street art characters in the San Francisco mission in the late 90’s, he began creating visuals similar to tribal masks. He developed his characters by exploring the fluidity of his lines. He discovered diverse cultural influences in his works, with symbols from traditional African, Inuit, Polynesian, and Native American art forms. He believes that this new visual language from various styles will enable his viewers to accept the combinations of culture in their daily lives.

Nelson Enriquez is a multidisciplinary artist primarily focused in painting, photography, video, and mixed media. Born in Havana, Cuba, Nelson’s work is both social and sometimes biographical, exploring themes of immigration, travel, frontiers, consumerism, and material scarcity. Nelson has exhibited widely in Cuba, Germany, and the U.S. in both personal and collective exhibitions. E has received international awards from “Europa Abierta” and the Cuban National Festival of Ephemeral Sculpture.

RECKONING – A Group Show About Catastrophe – 9/28/2012

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Reckoning at 1am SF Gallery.

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 If you have any questions or would like to request media related material, please email

BRICK BY BRICK – Art Show – July 6th, 2012

Thursday, July 5th, 2012
F4CGallery Presents:
Daniel Albrigo, 
Jamos “Ikon” Douglas Meagan Spendlove

F4C Gallery.

  1. (Photo Credit: Famous Four Colors)

New York’s Daniel Albrigo joins the F4CGallery with his new cosmic & psychedelic take on America’s trails of glory. Piecing together the past with a futuristic look.

The Bay Area’s Meagan Spendlove stacks her vibrant colors & ethereal linework. Molding together the rounds of motion, design & creative flow.

Colorado’s Ikon (Jamos Douglas) will be showcasing his works and installing a must see mathematically based burner. Composed of various cuts, changing colors and shape from the angle of viewing. We welcome this talented freight & brick slayer.

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Located at:
1525 Webster St.
Oakland, CA

INBETWEEN – Collective Art Installation – Saturday February 11th, 2012

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Dan Bortz Art Show.

“In Between” an art show rooted in collaboration featuring the artwork and installation’s of Nick Mann, Brett Flanigan, Craig Rodgers and Dan Bortz. The varying styles and perspective’s in each artist’s work will make this a showing not to be missed.
Collectively they have worked together in creating sweeping public murals and have added visual mysticism to residents day to day all over the country. “In Between” will serve as the first time this group of inbetweener’s will work together in a gallery setting. Each artist is a veritable force with strong creative voice and technique. When working together the work speaks of the future, reminding the viewer of our place within worldly folklore. Dream sequences of possibility, driven in self discovery each artist is pushing life forward within mixed media offerings. By employing native and primitive drawing aesthetics’, they create a visual enema is that re investigates mankind, the world’s animal kingdom and universe itself.

THE TRUCK SHOW San Francisco – Feb 10th, 2012

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

Endless Canvas will be publishing a limited run of zines specifically about Truck Graffiti to be sold at this event.

Opening Reception:Friday, February 10th, 2012 from 6:30-9:30pm

1AM, in collaboration with artists, Optimist and Plantrees, are proud to present “The Truck Show SF”. The exhibit pays homage to the modern box-style delivery truck as an icon of graffiti and also is a charity event to benefit Visual Element, the public arts component of Oakland’s EastSide Art Alliance. Optimist and Plantrees have put together a killer line-up of artists, including infamous Bay Area graffiti writers like Satyr, Jurne and Pemex that have agreed to donate 100% of their proceeds to Visual Element. The organizers of “The Truck Show SF” hope to show that the graffiti writer’s love and respect for the art form is a powerful tool to help fuel and positively influence the next generation by giving back to their community even in a time of financial struggle. The opening reception is on Friday, February 10th, 2012 from 6:30 to 9:30pm and will run through March 4th, 2012.

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 graffiti artist. In an attempt to keep trucks looking new, many owners will opt to give a graffiti writer permission to assume control over these plots of valuable real estate in the urban landscape.

Visual Element is the only intensive “Urban Graffiti Arts” program in East Oakland serving high school youth. The class facilitates the production of walls through their engagement with local property owners and the community. Students are trained to be responsible artists by learning a variety of visual arts skills including mural production, digital photography and graphic design. Visual Element creates a sustainable cycle and public art projects, which send the message that productive and self-sufficient youth can contribute positive change to their neighborhoods.

The organizers of “The Truck Show SF” are excited to partner with Visual Element. We both believe that murals educate, motivate to action, and inspire more creations of beauty. With a wide price range of artwork for sale, everyone interested will be able to take home a piece of graffiti history and support an important cause.




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CRYPTIK’s Installation at Marxist Glue – Los Angeles, CA

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Cryptik Society Wheatpaste Installation at Marxist Glue.

This was Cryptik’s installation at the Marxist Glue art show in Los Angeles. The stencils are hand cut and the lettering is free hand.

Cryptik’s Buddha character first caught our attention when we were down in LA for the Art vs Cops show almost a couple years ago now. Right after the second riot for Oscar Grant, Cryptik came through the east bay and hit some nice runner spots.

The show runs the first three weeks of November 2010 at the Hold Up art gallery on 2nd street in Little Tokyo.

ABOVE & BLEK LE RAT Art Show – San Francisco, CA

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Above Graffiti and Blek le Rat Stencil Street Art Show.

Faces in the Mirror by Blek le Rat & Transitions by ABOVE



Opening Reception: May 1st, 2010, from 7-11 pm.

Show runs through: June 5th, 2010, and is open to the public.

STARPIG Limited Edition Canvas

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010




– STAR PIG Canvas

– 18 x 18 Inches

– Aerosol, Ink and Serigraph

– Small Limited Edition Run

– Each one varies

Star Pig is an Anti-Police Street Propaganda Campaign that has been going strong since 2001.

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