Tag Archives: shark toof

Made in China Exhibition

So let’s go back about 2 years…. My studio mate Ken Harman of Spoke Art gets an unsolicited email from an oil painting factory in China. The email explains how the factory is excellent in making reproductions of great works of art as well as portraits, landscapes, nudes etc. All at very reasonable prices. Storage 2 warehouse

I thought “shit, that would be a great show”. The idea was to have inexpensive copies of emerging contemporary artists and display them side by side. It calls into question so many things about our culture of individuality, the art world, marketplace and value. We had to do it. But we never did, UNTIL NOW!!!!Made-in-china-Flyer-web

Our preoccupation with originality is filled with nuances and paradox. We assign market value to original art pieces for their scarcity, driven by the singular vision of the artist, yet we readily consume designer knock-offs from stores like Forever 21 and H&M, which make their profits from directly imitating the runway collections of Marc Jacobs, Donatella Versace and Alexander Wang. Is fine art something that, too, can be imitated? The rising popularity of giclees, art toys and limited edition sculptures seems to say that the answer is yes for many consumers.Artist 2 artist 3

My Gallery, loakal in Oakland teamed up with Ian Ross Gallery in San Francisco to bring you “Made in China”. Artists included in the exhibition are D Young V, Shark Toof, Zoltron, Ernesto Yerena, Akira beard, Peter Adamyan, Jessica Hess, C Kirk, Ian Ross, Eddie Colla, Nite Owl And Robert Bowen. Each artist submitted a piece for the exhibit and photos of those pieces were sent to Shenzhen China to be copied.
The pieces will be displayed side by side at the exhibition D-Young-V-Side-by-Side

What place do imitations hold in the art market? How do we measure the value of creativity? Viewers are invited to ask themselves these questions when viewing the original works and their imitations in “Made in China.

Come see for yourself Nov. 8th 7-10 pm at Ian Ross Gallery 466 Brannan St.    San Francisco, CA

facebook event page is HERE

Warhol Reimagined – The New Factory

Warhol Reimagined – The New Factory presented by Warholian.com and Project one gallery.

For Warhol Reimagined we’ve asked some of the best talent in the art world today to come forward and rework some of Warhol’s classic imagery.
Our featured artists were given 20″x 26″ panels, and we’re asked to pick from a selection of over 60 of Warhol’s works. The works were chosen based on their importance in Warhol’s history as an artist and overall representational aesthetic. The artists have been asked to reinterpert the Warhol image they have selected into their own style.
Andy Warhol is best known for his Campbell’s soup can works that were first displayed at Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles in 1962. These works now hang in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. We’ve chosen to recreate the MOMA display by utilizing the talents of 32 well known and emerging artists – each reimagining a different can in their own light.
Warhol Reimagined: The New Factory is curated by Warholian.com and this will be their first ever art show for the newly established arts brand. Warholian exposes the “New Artist Movement” genre emerging in Los Angeles, New York, and namely San Francisco.

The show is being presented by Project One, an art gallery and lounge in the Design District of San Francisco. Project One gallery features 1200 sq feet of open gallery space with 20 foot ceilings. The gallery represents local, national and international artists, and focuses on contemporary art from artists they love.

This show opens Thursday March 10th @ 7pm
Project one gallery is located at
251 Rhode Island
San Francisco, CA

Come by and see what promises to be one of the best shows of the season.
Facebook Event here

Urban Osmosis at LoPo Gallery SF

Ken Harman at spoke art managed to put together yet another amazing group show. I got to show my work alongside an amazing array of talented artists. Kelly Towels, Gats, Ras Terms, Safety First, Nina, Dead Eyes, Cuss and Political Gridlock, Shark Toof, Chor Boogie, Eon75, Sfaustina, Hugh Leeman, Cryptik and of course D Young V. The opening was on New Years Eve and the show runs through January. Below are some great photos by SF phtographer Steve Rhodes

Marxist Glue

Here’s some pics from the Marxist Glue show @ Hold Up Art in L.A. I can’t say enough good things about the artists in this show or about the staff at Hold Up Art. It was really one of the best experiences I’ve had as an atrist. There are still some limited edition prints available here

Marxist Glue @ Hold up Art

This promises to be one of the best group shows this year. Check the line up
Robbie Conal Mear One Skullphone Shark Toof Cryptik ABCNT Yo!Peace Eddie Colla Mark Of the Beast Zoltron Phantom Political Gridlock Nomade Lucky Bunny Visual Communications

Thursday, October 28 at 6:00pm – November 15 at 6:00pm
Hold Up Art
358 East 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA
“Marxist Glue” will feature an overwhelming installation of LA’s top wheatpaste artists, converting Hold Up Art’s exhibition space walls into neutral battle grounds for this hand full of talented image makers. The show will also feature brand new limited edition silkscreen prints from each of the participating artists, available exclusively at Hold Up Art.
FIRST 50 people in line will receive a free 18×24 Marxist Glue official poster courtesy of ARTDIG.com