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Eddie Colla X thedirtfloor.com

Pablo from thedirtfloor.com did a nice interview piece with me this week. Check it here:

California Homes Magazine

Mindy Ross’s amazing home was featured in California Homes Magazine this month. Mindy owns a few of my pieces and hence I was in California Homes Magazine. I always experience this kind of uncomfortable excitement when I end up in place where I seemingly don’t belong. The W hotel, The New York Times, California Homes Magazine…

It’s kinda like sneaking into the Academy awards through the service entrance.


Eddie Colla’s Sarah Palin poster on KTVU News

Warholian.com X Shaun Roberts

Warholian did a nice piece on D Young V and myself in Miami. There’s a nice slide show of awesome pics by photographer Shaun Roberts.
Check it out Here

Eddie Colla – “My Life” Mural

Please join us for the opening reception of Eddie’s 50 ft. Mixed media painting entitled “My life” The Mural “My life” is based on a character that Eddie has developed over the last year. The character functions as a vechicle, for calling into question ideas about our changing world and the future. The text on this piece, loosely translated, reads “I have a name, but that doesn’t matter. This is my life.”. Within that life and that character, as within any life, are a complex set of overlapping contingent issues, disconnected observations and fantasies.
Read more about the mural here: on warholian.com
Thursday, November 11 · 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Ma Velous coffe and wine bar
1408 Market St.
San Francisco, CA

Flag

I did this piece a few weeks back for the “truisms- a tribute to jenny holtzer” show @ Space Gallery
After this past weeks elections I am more firmly planted in these assertions.

Below is the text on this piece.
You’re big.
You’re dumb.
You’re white.
You drink beer
and watch the NFL because it mirrors your approach to conflict.
You over-consume and under achieve.
You think you are this nation.
You think you are the heir to this nation.
You have traded our legacy for mitigated fear and complacency.
You distrust intellectuals and aspire to stagnation.
You rent spaces to store things you never needed.
You elect simple men to guide you through a complex world.
You cry to mandate a language you haven’t mastered.
You’re afraid of everything.
You’re angry.
You watch TV
You let men with lapel mics tell you why you’re angry and who you’re angry with.
You fly by, drop bombs and expect to leave freedom and democracy in your wake.
You feed your children crap food, crap information and crap entertainment.
You think you represent all we stand for,
when in fact, your arrogance and ignorance
will be our ultimate failure.
You’re lazy and distracted.
You blame as if blaming is a resolution.
You veil your fascism and xenophobia under the righteous indignation of patriotism.
You’re reactionary.
You feel entitled.
You carry signs and wave flags and pump your fists.
You chant USA like baboons fighting for a female.
You cling to that remaining DNA.
You pull history from it’s context and twist it into some malformed quasi platform.
You preach patriotism and freedom and spend your money on goods made under
totalitarian regimes.
You vote with your dollars.
You abandon your values and ideals in exchange low low prices.
You preach christianity in a manner that ignores it’s very tenets.
You stand as an impedance to progress,
as if you could hold back a world that is moving past you.
You scream and roar like a dinosaur amidst plummeting temperatures.
and if anyone owes anyone an apology
you owe me one.

Wan Chai Stickers

New stickers avalable @ fiftyseven-thirtythree online store.
Or at the fiftyseven-thirtythree store
4125 Piedmont AVE.
2nd floor Oakland Ca
Stickers are 5×7.5 on Vinyl with a UV Gloss

Ambition


Traffic safety and philosophy are not mutually exclusive endeavors.

New stickers…

Got these in yesterday.

First Friday Afterparty September 3rd JLS

Express Gallery is proud to present a First Friday After Party.
Come join us this Friday, Sept. 3rd for a celebration of the best of the greater East Bay’s established and emerging art. Featuring the music of Dj Platurn of the Oakland Faders and Marc Stretch of Foreign Legion as well as live art by Ras Terms, Brett Amory, Safety First and Eon75. The Express Gallery opens it’s doors at 6PM
and will go late into the night with beverages provided by Trumer Pils. The Express Gallery and the current “Decade With No Name” showcase are proudly sponsored by: fiftyseven-thirtythree, East Bay Express, Spoke Art and Warholian.com

Our friends at the Oakbook have a great show up with local artist Daniel Healey just down the way from Express Gallery, they’re open on Friday from 6PM-9PM, so be sure to check them out as well!

Participating Artists:
Mike Shine
Gats
Brett Amory
Aaron Nagel
Amanda Lopez
Annie Vought
Eddie Colla
Scott Hove
Lea Bruno
Skinner
Owen Cook
Zoltron
Alika Cooper
Ras Terms
Monica Canilao
Dave Correia
Jason Vivona
Deth P. Sun
John Felix Arnold
Brenda Monroe
James Swinson
John Coyne
Meagan Donegan
Emory Douglas
& Hangar 18 Print Showcase