Friday, June 1, 2012

Backroom Cinema at Spoke Art

I was given the opportunity to have a mini show in the backroom of ever popular Spoke Art Gallery. It will be opening alongside Casey Weldon's show "New World Hoarder"

Opening reception is Thursday, June 7th 6pm-10pm
816 Sutter St. San Francisco, CA 94109

My show plays along a theme that I have played with a few times before and that is my influence of b and exploitation movie posters.

 Where artists gather their influence is a large contributor to how their work will develop. An early and lasting influence on me was one I share with many artists, B and exploitation movie posters. What draws me to the these old posters is not just how great they look, especially when compared to today’s computer generated advertisements, but also how they are often able to tell a narrative in a way other styles of painting and illustration just can’t do.

In this series of paintings I look back on this influence as well as the influence from film in general. I conceived the main pieces in this show with the idea of creating a poster for my own non-existent film, to tell the narrative I want to share. The narratives range from social issues to historical reinterpretations. Subjects range from interracial relationships to denied genocide, from women’s reproductive rights to the beast that women can become when that time of the month hits.