Scott Greenwalt has been busy since his show in November! We recently went over to his studio and took a look at his new works in progress. His current work continues to maintain his sense of scale and imagery, except this time around he has been working on painting at a different pace. In order to completely delve into his concepts and characters in the traditional imagery that he is known for, Greenwalt finds that working at a slower speed has been leading him in a more satisfying direction. He mentioned referencing his older works as well was allowing him to maintain a clear focus on the newer work that he wants to complete. By pulling from his older work he found that he can weed out what worked for him in the past and ground himself in terms of technique and images to continue the style that he relates to.
While in his studio he brought out a large Buddhist mythology book which he found in Texas about 10 years ago. This book was massive! In it contains highly detailed images and descriptions of myths that have influenced where he is drawing his current inspiration from, in addition to his older work. Although his images are still violent or mutant like, typical markers of his aesthetic, he is beginning to think about how to allow his audience more of an accessible manner to readily connect to his work. Instead of forcing a prominent foreground with heavy laden detail, he has begun painting more of an identifiable setting and lucid forms against increased negative space. Yet, by no means do these works arise as a mere trial period in this new direction, nor do they abandon the intense imagery he is known for; the space he has given in turn challenges and heightens the sense of awareness in detail and overall mood to the work.
Make sure to check out his upcoming show in September in the Minna Gallery.
Check out this studio visit with Scott Greenwalt as he prepares for his solo exhibition, Alchemist, at Gallery Hijinks opening November 12th, from 6-10pm and on display until December 17th, 2011.
Shot and edited by Jesse Chandler. Music by Scott Greenwalt.
A new studio and the beginnings of some big paintings, our pal Mark Warren Jacques gears up for his solo show at White Walls this December. Additionally he will be guest curating a group exhibition in March 2012 at Gallery Hijinks based on COLOR.
Last week we took a trip to visit Scott Greenwalt in his Oakland art studio. We caught him in the midst of preparing for his upcoming solo exhibition titled Alchemist, opening November 2011 at Gallery Hijinks.
The works have a sense of chaos, grotesque, scientific phenomenon combined with a mutation of both uncertain origin and destiny. Check out some snapshots we grabbed of the works in progress ranging from small paper pieces to large paintings on wood panel and canvas.
Austin from The Flop Box dropped by Gregory Ito‘s studio for a visit to see whats in the works for his solo exhibition titled Point of Vision at Gallery Hijinks. Scroll down the blog post to see works in progress as well as some sweet snapshots from their weekend river trip.
Photo credit: Meighan O’Toole
Yesterday Meighan O’Toole from My Love For You. launched her most recent podcast interview with the lovely Lisa Congdon. Hearing artist interviews straight from the artists themselves is such an awesome idea and Meighan is certainly on a roll. In this interview Lisa talks about her story as a late bloomer in the art world, her inspiration for her solo exhibition Boreas and well … I wont spoil it all for you. Click here to listen to the podcast on iTunes.
Also check out the Lisa Congdon Studio Visit featured on My Love For You a few weeks back! Her studio will make you jealous.
Last week we stopped by Gregory Ito’s art studio in the SOMA district of San Francisco. We took a quick peek as he builds a new collection of work titled Point of Vision opening this August 2011. The body of work comprised of paintings, sculpture, and installation are very much influenced by the concept of time, and use the celestial forms: Sun, Moon, and Earth. “My work is my intention to transcend an individual to a basic way of looking at the world we live in, and the universe we are part of. I hope to reveal the value and power we have to seek the true reasons we are living for. It is to inspire people to grow together.”-Gregory Ito
Luna the cat.
Last week we checked out Sarah Appleaum’s art studio in San Francisco. We were eager to see her material rich creations for her window installation in the upcoming show Boreas with Lisa Congdon which opens this Saturday (July, 2nd, 2011 from 6-10pm). Applebaum’s new-psych work has played a key part in reinvigorating installation and soft sculpture through her use of textiles in contemporary art and we cant wait to see the finished installation!
Our friend and accomplished artist, Erik Otto, is hosting an open studio in two weeks! Trust me, this is one you should not miss (check out our studio visit Erik a few months back). The event will have past and present artwork, prints, and other projects on display and available for purchase. “To keep it proper, there will be music and beer provided with a taco truck right outside! So please roll through to say hello as I will be working day and night for the next 2 weeks to make this the best open studios ever.” – Erik Otto
We look forward to see ing you there!!
Take a walk through a day with David Bayus as he documents his processes of sculpting, photography, digital media, and painting.
Video by Casey Gray and edited by Jesse Chandler.