Tag: Mark Warren Jacques

The Deets On Chris Valkov

If you haven’t stopped by the gallery recently, currently on exhibition is Infinite Color, guest curated by Mark Warren Jacques. I wanted to take some time and feature some in-depth material about the artists exhibiting in the show. So first up is Chris Valkov

CV: “I’ve been drawn toward technical and precise drawing and drafting ever since I can remember.  I love composing schematic, diagram-like images filled with recognizable quirky objects unusually juxtaposed to create a strong visual impact and providing a loose, open ended narrative.  My color use is sparing and flat which I find more striking and graphic. I began painting in late 2009 in a time of transition in my career moving from architectural drafting to professional tattooing. Having dedicated so much of my life to hand drafting led me to commemorate this respectful skill by capturing its core aesthetic onto large panels using paint. I immediately fell in love with the results. As my exploration evolves I often incorporate diagramatic, under-appreciated elements, unusually layered. Striving to invoke loose narratives, from humorous to daunting, I pay homage to graphic craftsmanship and look toward the future as I simply have too many interesting images in my head that I’d like to share with the world.”

For more on his work check out his website. His tattoos featured on there are awesome!

San Francisco Art Enthusiast

Thanks to our good pals at San Francisco Art Enthusiast who stopped by the opening reception of Infinite Color! We were pleased to read their review of the exhibition this month. Read below a brief excerpt of the review by Alfonso Cosio and Monique Delaunay.

“Spanning a wide variety of mediums and myriad intriguing subject matters, artists Stephen Scott Smith, Kevin Bouton Scott, Joshua Petker, Chris Valkov, Seth Neefus, and David Wien employ techniques or themes that to some degree concern the psychology and artistic qualities of color: from David Wien’s wood carvings in the window that incorporate interesting folk art motifs to Chris Valkovs finely executed pop-art inspired figurative paintings. Uninhibited use of vibrant color, however encompasses the main strengths of their works.  Jacques and Gallery Hijinks skillyfully take their curatorial mission steps further by painting the walls upon which they hang with complementary, colorful perspectival blocks. It beautifully calls increased attention to the artworks’ color properties, the result of which creates a striking ambiance within the gallery that makes the work shine.” –

Visit sanfranciscoartbeat.com to read the entire review and see the accompanies photographs.

Juxtapoz Magazine

Check us out on Juxtapoz Magazine about our upcoming opening for Infinite Color this Saturday from 6-10pm!

 

 

 

What’s new with Mark Warren Jacques

mark warren jacques art studio

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.

Mark Warren Jacques “Seeing is Conceiving”

Our pal Mark Warren Jacques spent a few days in SF preparing for his next exhibition at the Flatcolor Gallery in Seattle (which runs from 7th July to 1st August 2011). It  plays with the perceived dichotomy of becoming a father and having to grow up. Check out the hype video here!

According to Mark Warren Jacques, “The pieces in this show are all based in one way or another on the conception of our child. On one hand a sort of narrative of the conception and on the other hand the dichotomy of being a child / conceiving a child. I’ve been trying to somehow let the inner child out and at the same time let the idea of fatherhood sink in. A few of the paintings are on sheets of panel and are double sided and are displayed on shelves, visitors to the show are encouraged to pick up the paintings, to turn them around in there hands, to sort of play with them, like toys. Like how kids always want to play with everything. All the imagery is very playful with really bright colors, wide-open eyeballs, collections of playful shapes and a couple depictions of the night we conceived the baby, sexy right. I worked super hard on it and just felt so inspired by this whole thing. Life has this whole new look to it and I am stoked to get to turn it around in the work.”

MWJ, Good luck with the show in Seattle and congratulations on becoming a father!

The Letter Collector Teaser

We proudly  present The Letter Collector, and exhibition of over 50 artists. This massive group show is based on our common love of type and script. The viewer will experience an assortment of letters expressed through a range of mediums: drawing, painting, photography, neon, sculpture, video and mixed media. Please join us for the opening reception this Saturday, March 5th, 2011 from 6-10pm at Gallery Hijinks!

Exhibiting artists include: Aaron Bo Heimlich, Alexandra ZeeAndrea Wan, Andrew Johnson, Andrew McCintockAustin McManusBeau StantonCasey GrayCatherine Ryan, Chris BlackstockChristian Rex Van MinnenChristopher DavisonClaire Colette, Cora Lanzisero, Damon MacGregor, David BayusDenise SantillanDustin KlienEli HarrisEric HelveErik OttoErik ParaFernando PizarroHannah StoufferJakub KalousekJason VivonaJing WeiJon Contino, Kyle Jorgensen, Lafe Eaves, Lisa CongdonLouise ChenMark Warren JacquesMatthew ReamerMeryl PatakyMike GiantMolly BosleyMorgan BlairNas ChompasPakayla BiehnTimothy KarpinskiRich PellegrinoRobert MinerviniRosie HannaRussell LengRyan De La HozRyan Riss, Sarah Patterson, Sean Somers, Seth NeefusShea Greene, Tanya Behar, Uri Korn, Whitney Lasker, Viktor Layne, and Yellena James.



The Letter Collector

the letter collector

March 5th- March 27th, 2011

Opening Reception: March 5, 2011 from 6-10pm

With over 50 artists from across North America, Gallery Hijinks is proud to present The Letter Collector. This exhibition aims to simulate the distinctive styles, shapes, and mediums of an antique collection of letterpress type, in the form of contemporary art. Please join us for the opening reception on March 5th, 2011, from 6-10pm.

The Letter Collector is curated with the intention to exhibit both emerging and established artists in one massive group show based on the common love of type and script. Stemming from immensely different backgrounds, each artist creates their unique translation of a letter in the alphabet. The viewer will experience an assortment of letters expressed through a range of mediums: drawing, painting, photography, neon, wood, relief sculpture, and mixed media.

Exhibiting artists include: Aaron Bo Heimlich, Alexandra ZeeAndrea Wan, Andrew Johnson, Austin McManusBeau StantonCasey GrayCatherine Ryan, Chris BlackstockChristian Rex Van MinnenChristopher DavisonClaire Colette, Damon MacGregor, David BayusDenise SantillanDustin KlienEli HarrisEric HelveErik OttoFernando PizarroHannah StoufferJakub KalousekJason VivonaJing WeiJon Contino, Kyle Jorgensen, Lafe Eaves, Lisa CongdonLouise ChenMark Warren JacquesMatthew ReamerMeryl PatakyMike GiantMolly BosleyMorgan BlairNas ChompasPakayla BiehnTimothy KarpinskiRich PellegrinoRobert MinerviniRosie HannaRussell LengRyan De La HozRyan Riss, Sarah Patterson, Sean Somers, Seth NeefusShea Greene, Tanya Behar, Uri Korn, Whitney Lasker, Whitney McCabe, Viktor Layne, and Yellena James.


The Letter Collector will be on display from March 5th, 2011 until March 26th, 2011, and is open to the public during gallery hours (11am-6pm Tuesday-Saturday).

MWJ Mix Tape

Our leading lady, Ayni Raimondi, from Portland OR just posted a mixed tape by Mark Warren Jacques on her website msms. Check out the site when you get a chance, ms.ms offers a curated event calendar for the greater Portland area. msmspdx.com is a place for us to share with you things to do, see, eat, drink, buy, give, share and enjoy. I like it.

MWJ Mixtape for MS.MS. by msmspdx

Track listing:
Girls – Death in Vegas
The Homeless Wanderer – Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guébrou
Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices and Organ – Steve Reich
Age of Consent – New Order
Nothin’ in the World Can Stop Me Worrying’ ’bout That Girl – Kinks
Army of Light / Honeymoon – Ah Holly Fam’ly
Up So Fast – Young Man
Lucky Peak – Ah Holly Fam’ly
Spirit – The Clientele
The Echo – Ellie Fortune
Guinnevere – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Mark Warren Jacques’ Magic Triangle

magictriangle

Big ups to Katie Edmonds for providing us with these lovely images from the Mark Warren Jacques installation. Only a few days left to see this little guy in person before he goes to a new home.

Mark Warren Jacques is Young Man

We asked Mark Warren Jacques to make a mix tape for his solo show I’m Here Now. Little did we know that MWJ was a bit obsessed with the new Young Man record titled BOY, and would play it over and over again for the entire week of installation. While you take a look at some art done by Mr. Jacques listen to the album that inspired at least two of the titles of pieces from the show.

Young Man album cover

Boy by Young Man

Life is so unfair but I go along without a care.

Life is so unfair but I go along without a care.

Life is so unfair but I go along without a care.

Its beautiful strange we were drawn together as to leave a sense of connection that we never want to loose touch with.

Its beautiful strange we were drawn together as to leave a sense of connection that we never want to loose touch with.

Its beautiful strange we were drawn together as to leave a sense of connection that we never want to loose touch with.

Work is love made visible.

Work is love made visible.

Work is love made visible.

You & I lay mouth to mouth.

You & I lay mouth to mouth.

You & I lay mouth to mouth.

Imagine never being alone.

Imagine never being alone.

Imagine never being alone.

tremendous photo credit Jason LevinsThis is what Mark’s been up to since he left San Francisco. Photo credit Jason Levins

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