FFDG - SEX AND CULTURE
111 MINNA - SOMARTS
02.07.14 Part II
(with assistance from RWM)
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FFDG: Modern Hieroglyphics - Mike Giant.
Comment by AB: Mike Giant creates a symbol-rich language of sorts by combining corporate and band logos, tattoo designs, and other emblems of pop culture in attempts to chronicle our lives and times, and by doing so, hopes to interpret what we're up to now for future generations. His adept 14 by 11 ink drawings are accompanied by penciled explanatory notes around the margins in order to fill in the missing details. Larger sizes are also available... tons to choose from. Well done; go see. I like Mike Giant.
The basic idea - abundances of art by Mike Giant at FFDG.
Art by Mike Giant closer.
Mike Giant annotates an enamored fan's blackbook.
Art with penciled commentary by Mike Giant.
Mike Giant art.
Art by Mike Giant.
Mike Giant pencil & ink on paper closer.
Art by Mike Giant.
Relative density - Mike Giant art show at FFDG.
Center for Sex and Culture: Flesh, Fetish and Fairytales - Kerry Kelly and Karen Thomas.
Review by RWM: If you're deciding whether or not to have sex anymore, you might like these images which are filled sometimes with discomfort. Some however might like the comments being made about sex here. A dark and quirky world is sometimes presented. One will be surprised by the unexpected and outlandish. The treatment is adult, but not necessarily pornographic. Someone might read Kurt Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions, though that might not be his best book for these large subjects.
Comment by AB: Kerry Kelly approaches the assignment from a dominant/submissive elder vs youth perspective while Karen Thomas peppers up her erotica with multitudinous props and oodles of animals. Pretty much anything is possible here.
Kerry Kelly & Karen Thomas and their art at Center for Sex and Culture.
Art by Karen Thomas.
Karen Thomas art in above image closer.
No shortage of breasts or animals here - Karen Thomas art.
Art by Kerry Kelly.
Kerry Kelly art closer.
Art by Kerry Kelly closer.
111 Minna Gallery: New Work by D Young V, Eddie Colla and Hugh Leeman.
Review by RWM: Dark work about pain and suffering. An identity is presented here; the images look like the players are participants in war. You can sense the alienation. Tough times for tough people. Angst abounds for these chosen ones.
Comment by AB: Individual and collaborative works make up this show as all three artists break new ground.
Art by D Young V, Eddie Colla and Hugh Leeman at 111 Minna Gallery.
Collaborative art by D Young V and Eddie Colla.
Art by Hugh Leeman.
Industrial style prints on metal by Eddie Colla.
Eddie Colla art.
Wall of ink drawings by D Young V (like it).
D Young V art in above image closer.
Art by Eddie Colla (left) - D Young V (right).
Overview - D Young V, Eddie Colla & Hugh Leeman art at 111 Minna Gallery.
Comment by AB: According to the flier, examples of art by over 150 international artists have been gathered by ArtCrasher progenitor Hollie McLaughlin-Martin to be part of this rambling rudderless display. Most are digital prints of the art rather than the originals themselves, and are clipped to parallel wires that stretch around the gallery walls. Local artist Pete Doolittle is on hand painting live.
Pete Doolittle and his art at ArtCrasher show, SOMArts Gallery.
Art by Rhiannon Brunett, left.
Collaborative art by Zach Collins & Ted Tollefson, right.
Art by Sherrie Taylor (left).
Actual paintings by Todd Kruse.
Turnout - ArtCrasher group art show, SOMArts Gallery.