Excited to get back up to the Bay Area for our third time this coming June with our friends at Heron Arts. Nearly 90 artists will be taking part in the third iteration of ‘LAX / SFO’ and this show promises to be our biggest in SF to date.
All the artists have been asked to work within the same space confines of 12×12 inches (30×30 cm) and left to their own devices from there. We’re excited to see the results and share them with you all this June.
Adding some flavor to the space and serving as the show’s main highlight, we’re honored to have site specific mural interventions being placed throughout the gallery by Amy Sol and Lauren YS alongside installations from Balloonski all being created during the week leading up to the opening. These ephemeral works will only be up for the run of our show, so don’t miss your chance to see what these three incredible creatives come up with. We definitely can’t wait to see them collaborate!
See more images below or on display at Heron Arts in San Francisco from June 15 – July 6.
My interest has always been “capturing” the soul of a place through the people that happens to be there. Motion City was one of my first projects in this sense. I spent two years 2007-2009 shooting from a NYC public bus in all neighborhoods. Since my photographic work was always centered in people, I really wanted to “portrait” a city exclusively through its regular “random” people, without showing streets, landscapes, etc. Thats when I came up with the idea of my current project which I decided to call Time Lapse.
“I’m fascinated about how much life happens even at the most remote corner of a city. My itinerant life takes me around the world on a constant basis and I love walking around cities, finding a spot to sit for a couple of hours and, unnoticed, photograph random people passing by against a wall. I consider my works a kind of documentation of a city or a specific neighborhood. This series is not about the pictures I take but about the life that emanates from a moment of obsevation; a moment of pause”.
For the “Time Lapse” series I sit on a single spot, unnoticed, for about 2 hours, photographing a sequence of people passing by against one unique background. These quotidian gestures, combined, create a unique narrative of life by a wall in a place in the world. Time Lapse: 1 place, 1 moment.
The series is an ongoing project that includes cities in Spain, USA, Dominican Republic, China, Italy, Portugal, Cuba, France, UK, Australia, New Zealand…
Oriana Fenwick High Hokum was a personal/ free project I did back in 2014, this was my abstract take on the way we as humans go about highlighting sentiment and emotion like select memorabilia in a glass cabinet. I chose to use specific objects and shapes as placeholders for these intangible parts of human nature.
Oriana Fenwick is an illustrator from Zimbabwe, currently living and working in Frankfurt, Germany.
Vasantha Yogananthan (previously featured here).
The latest iteration of The Moleskine Project is on display at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Franscisco. Presented by Spoke Art, the group exhibition is co-curated by Los Angeles-based artist Rodrigo Luff, who originally conceived of the show as a tribute to the role of sketchbooks in the growth and development of artists.
The Moleskine Project VIII features the intimacy of over 50 artists’ sketchbooks, pushing the limits of what is possible within the small bound format. The result, in Luff’s words, is “an energetic visual dialogue of imagery,” something of “a collective sketchbook” — one “that allows us to appreciate the radically individual approach taken by each artist.”
See more images below or on display until June 22.