The last week has been very difficult for many. For days I was looking for many close friends and loved ones lost in the Sendai quake, I was one of the fortunate to know everyone I was looking for is alright. But there are still many more who are missing and need help, so we cannot forget to help out. However I know many of you who come here do not come for current events, but for the art.
This weekend I am a part of three different shows. One in Brooklyn, one here in San Jose and the last in San Francisco. Here’s the info.
MF GALLERY PRESENTS:
THE 40oz SHOW
The theme is simple:
40 oz Beer Bottles
Customized by over 40 Artists,
For Sale starting at just $40.
SATURDAY MARCH 19TH 7-10PM
THE THEME IS SIMPLE: 40oz BOTTLES, CUSTOMIZED BY OVER 40 ARTISTS, STARTING AT $40.
Lawrence Van Abbema, Mike Bell, Cory Benhatzel, Christine Benjamin, Michael Foley, John Stuart Berger, Eric Bleich, Stephen Blickenstaff, Scott Boilard,
Alexandre Boisseau, Dave Brockie, Fernando Carpaneda, Daniel Caspera, Shawn Conn, Jono Doiron, Erica Doll, Mary Doyle, Feightner,
Missy Feigum, Rudy Fig, Kirsten Flaherty, Bob Gorman, Christina Graf, Political Gridlock, Nathan Groppe, Peter Gunn, Jaz Harold, Scott Holloway,
Annie Hunter, Jevin June, Luis “Zimad” Lamboy, Brianna Lengel-Bail, Mike Maas, Enrico Macchiavello, Sean Madden, Matt Maguire, Drew Maillard,
Greg Maillard, Erika Jane Mallette, Sara Antoinette Martin, Tara McPherson, Valery Milovic, Corrie Monson, Michael Lee Nirenberg, O_O,
Mitch O’Connell, Broke One, Annette E. Padilla, Pyro Painter, Bianca Panzram, Our Lady Of Perpetual PMS, Lisa Petrucci, Matthew Pleva, Pasquale Reca,
Jake Remington, Eric “Eyeball” Richardson, Peter Rodriguez, Alexa Rose, Lou Rusconi, John Russo, Martina Secondo Russo, Frank Russo, Scarecrowoven,
Dan Scheckler, Aarti Sharma, Smitty, Adam Suerte, Aaron Tompkins, Vahge, RT Vegas, Glenn Wernig….
…These and many more of today’s best Underground Artists have been asked to customize a 40oz Beer Bottle in any way they see fit. Many of the artists have
made their own label, thus creating their “own brand” of beer. Many have painted the bottles or collaged onto them. Many others have completely transformed
the bottles into sculptures and art objects.
The Opening Party, on Saturday March 19th (7-10pm) will be a Cash & Carry event, meaning that buyers will be able to take their purchase home that same night.
Prices start at only $40, making the art affordable to all collectors!
As a special treat on Opening Night, MF Gallery will also be selling Limited Edition Collector’s “MF 40’s”. These bottles will be full of beer, which can be consumed
at the party, or taken home to be enjoyed at a later date.
In addition to plenty of beer, refreshments will be served, and punk/heavy metal music will be blasted! Most of the artists will be in attendance. Admission is free and
open to all ages… 21+ to drink.
MF Gallery is located at 213 Bond Street, between Butler and Baltic Streets in the Gowanus area of Brooklyn, NY. Take the F or G to Bergen, (Exit at Bergen and Smith,
walk 2 blocks east on Bergen. Turn right on Bond. Walk south on Bond for 3 blocks.) the A to Hoyt/ Schermerhorn, (Exit at Schermerhorn and Bond. Walk South on Bond
for 8 blocks.) or the R to Union. (Exit at Union and 4th ave. Walk west on Union for 3 blocks. Turn Right on Bond. Walk North on Bond for 4 blocks.)
The art in this show will be on display until the end of April. After opening night, MF Gallery will be open by appointment only. Contact Martina or Frank at (917)446-8681 or info@MFgallery.net to make an appointment to visit the gallery. The entire show is also available for viewing and purchasing online at: www.MFgallery.net.
For more information, to request high resolution images or to set up interviews, please contact Martina Secondo Russo at info@MFgallery.net or (917)446-8681.
SJ WORKS Auction: Saturday, March 19 with final preview starting at 5pm and Auction at 7pm
Three paintings donated to works going up at the auction.
work inspired by food & drink
March 16th – April 10th, 2011
Opening reception: Sunday, March 20th, 2-6 pm
Delicious, our annual show of work inspired by food and drink, is like a visual Thanksgiving: it’s literally a feast for the eyes. This year’s show is our seventh, and we’re proud to include work from over 90 local artists. There’s something for every appetite: still lifes straight from the farmer’s market, landscapes of vineyards and farms, scenes of local eateries and bars. This year’s show is equal parts comfort food–cupcakes, donuts, tv dinners and cocktails–and produce, reflecting the eternal battle of the food pyramid. You can choose sides with impunity…we’ll never tell. A list of participating artists is below; click here to see some images from the show.
Tami Sloan Tsark
Prints, Etching & Photography
Encaustic & Mixed Media
Jake Wrench – restored vintage clocks
Lorna Newlin – ceramics
Sarah Morse – cork necklaces
Rae Trujillo – handmade book
Bettina Pauly – handmade book
Heather Logsdon – handmade wallets
Brian Behnke – phobia magnets
Also, new painting made today. 8×10″ acrylic on panel.