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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

Eddie Colla – “My Life” Opening Reception

This will be on Thursday Night @ Ma-Velous Cafe 1408 Market St. I’ll be there along with most of the fiftyseven-thirtythree Crew. So stop by.

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: http://warholian.com/?p=1038

Video of “My life” can be viewed 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

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

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.

Eddie Colla x D young V

D Young V and myself did this collision piece on the front of Space gallery, on Polk street, a few weeks back. I suspect D and I will be doin more of this in the future. He’s solid,we get along and work well together. So keep your eyes out for more of this.

Lyrics Born Tour Poster

I’ve always been a big fan of LB, which is why I was totally down and excited to do the tour poster for auto-reverse 2010.  He’s a super talented and down to earth guy and a pleasure to work with. I retired from being a gun for hire a long time ago, if I put my name on anything now, it’s because I’m down with it, period.
and I’m down with this.

Eddie Colla – Warholian.com Interview

Warholian.com did an interview with me last week. We talked about my new mural and some ongoing themes in my work.
See the full interview HERE

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


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