the 2015 Southern Exposure Monster Drawing Rally is happening this friday night from 6-11 pm at the Verdi Club in san francisco. there will be around 120 artist working side by side creating drawings on the spot that will be immediately available for purchase. all proceeds directly support SOEX programs and artists throughout the bay area.
well emeryville to be exact, at the 28th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition. there you can view the work of over 100 bay area artist including the drawing above, (Somewhere, 2014, Pencil on Illustration Board, 30 x 40 inches), by yours truly. Opening night is this friday, october 10th from 6-9 pm. see you there!
i kept waiting for this poster to be made available again before i shared it with all of you, but it looks like it’s just not going to happen any time soon… in any case, this amazingly accurate/amusing poster was created by a girl named Tor, (18 x 24 inches in size), and depicts the neighborhoods of San Francisco using only the silhouettes of various bicycles. not only is it absolutely brilliant in both concept and design, (one of those “gee, i wish i had thought of that” ideas), but it serves as a handy guide to
understanding the city itself.
available here (at some point?) for only $30
you know those old polaroids that you keep hidden away in that cigar box of yours? the ones you take out and thumb through every now and again after your fourth or fifth whisky? you know what i’m talking about… there are photographs that you keep, and then there are photographs that keep you. they may haunt, they may heal, they may be used against you in a court of law. or, they may just be the work of bay area photographer Hannah Olivia Nelson. much like that last drink, Hannah‘s narrative work plays upon our memory of people and places possibly forgotten. her photos possess a feeling of unsettling familiarity, a sense that we have been there, we have felt that, and now its time to move on… (if only we could). in short, Hannah Nelson’s work reminds us of a past as fleeting as the present. and no matter how much we may drink and/or try to forget, (or try to remember for that matter), these moments are worth a long and languid look, even if it is three in the morning. cheers!