POW!I got a couple pieces viewing at the Compound Gallery, Oakland, CA coming through Sept 19th-Nov 1st. I've never been to the gallery/studio/complex before, but running through their site they offer some great resources for artists, beginning-advanced/professional alike. Opportunities to create such as classes, residencies, and workshops. They have their own printing/lettering presses, woodshop, ceramics, and more! I'm excited to see what the place looks like in person. To all my local networks, come by and see the show! There's also an artist talk for the closing reception on Nov. 1st. All the info is below taken from the Compound Gallery's Facebook page/invite. Click photo to redirect you there!
Boxing inspired art including original 1960's Oakland boxing posters by Horwinski Press.
Show dates: September 19th-November 1st, 2015)
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 19th, 6-9pm
Closing Reception & Artist Talk: Sunday, November 1st, 2-6pm (talk starts at 4pm)
Featuring work by:
David Amoroso, David Fullarton, Hartwick Hanson, Horwinski Press, Justin Pastores, Laura Wong, Nancy Sayavong, Patricia Monaco, Veronica Schaible, Wray Herbert-King
Live streaming events at: CompoundArtTV.com
See our website for additional events
I'm doing two posts in one (double feature!) cause I'll be away during the middle of the week when I usually throw in the weekly feature. This is a small study worked from a reference photo of my uncle who served/gave his life in Vietnam. I never got to meet him, but I remember us visiting his grave as a kid plenty of times during Veteran's day. I always wonder how he was or how he might have influenced me and my brothers if he'd survived. Would he have suffered from PTSD causing us to be afraid of him? Would he have been a hard ass and toughen up all the Pastores boys?
There is a potential show coming up that I'm trying to be involved in and this was one of the sketches that I'm proposing. Of course for the final, it'll be cleaner, have more of my uncle's likeness, and more deconstruction. Once things narrow down and become finalized, I'll say something about it. For now, enjoy this sketch.
Again, you won't hear from me until Friday. SLS and I will be staying in Mendocino for a bit, so check back Friday for updates on....beaches? See ya