Tag: Martin Machado

Photos from the opening night of Too Far Gone

Interview with Martin Machado on In The Make

Check out this beautiful interview with Martin Machado on In The Make where he discusses his new body of works Too Far Gone, opening this Saturday, May 5th, at Gallery Hijinks.

“Each piece goes off on its own little tangent, exploring the past and present of shipping and the romance/realities of a life at sea. In a few pieces I borrowed from the style of the Mexican artist Dr. Lakra, which he sort of borrowed from old film posters and his work as a tattooist. I thought the techniques of overlaying imagery worked perfectly for exploring some of the concepts I wanted to touch on; juxtaposing images of my crewmates with more romantic shipping imagery. I’m interested in people’s dreams and influences that shape their lives. I think it applies to us all, really, in any occupation or path, but I focused on why people begin working on ships, which was a question I asked most of my crewmates. All of the imagery has special significance; some are taken from my own photos and others were sourced later from old magazines, the Internet, books, or old Sailor Union of the Pacific newspapers. There are some historical images of key figures in shipping, such as Andrew Furuseth and Harry Lundenberg, both Norwegian sailors who came to America and fought for sailors rights here in San Francisco. There are also references to Sailor Jerry’s tattoo work, which has been so widely popularized, but was originally made for these sorts of characters to stumble into his shop in Honolulu, Hawaii and find a connection with the art.”- Read the entire interview here.

Too Far Gone Trailer

Too Far Gone is a short documentary trailer shot by a lowly deckhand, Martin Machado. The trailer features Machado’s recent six month journey living and working on a container ship as well as his collections of artworks for his upcoming solo show opening at Gallery Hijinks May 5th from 6-10pm and on display until May 26th, 2012.

For more info:
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Edited by Jesse Chandler
Music by The Raveonettes

A Sneak Peak For Martin Machado’s Upcoming Work

 

We recently came by Martin Machado‘s studio to see what he was working on for his upcoming show, opening on May 5th, and we’re really excited about his new work! Check out the photos below and the recording at the bottom to hear him talk about his new work and influences.

 

Marty's Studio

Click here to listen to Marty talk about his current work!

Martin Machado, Kyle Jorgensen and Pakayla Biehn in 7×7 Magazine

7×7 Magazine‘s February 2012 issue includes works from some of our artists at Gallery Hijinks. If you are a “creative genius” like Kyle Jorgensen, Pakayla Biehn and Martin Machado make sure to submit your work for a chance to be published in 7×7 Magazine. Martin Machado’s painting, seen below, will be featured in his upcoming solo exhibition in May 2012.

 

7x7 Magazine

Let’s Review…

Holy holy!  It’s the end of the year already and looking back through the past twelve months, I’m really impressed by how great the art and shows were, and also dismayed by how I forgot some of them. So, in case all y’alls have forgotten because of the barrage of great art you have encountered over the year, let’s review and savor one last time before the end of the world comes (it’ll be 2012, after all).

We began the year with As It Was Before, a two person show by Martin Machado and Todd Freeman with install by Aleksandra Zee.

Ghost Fish by Martin Machado

Ghost Fish by Martin Machado

Torch Lake by Todd Freeman

Torch Lake by Todd Freeman

Then on to February with the resin collage work of Sebastian Wahl‘s Kaleidoscope Eyes.

Kaleidoscope Eye 4 by Sebastian Wahl

Kaleidoscope Eye 4 by Sebastian Wahl

In March we had The Letter Collector which was a massive group show with all the artists showing their love of script and type.

Z by Eli Harris

Z by Eli Harris

S by Damon Macgregor

S by Damon Macgregor

With April came American Mythic, Peter Gronquist‘s use of ebay items and mixed media to create a variety of interesting and tongue-in-cheek works.

American Mythic by Peter Gronquist

American Mythic by Peter Gronquist

Robert Minervini‘s Sunken Dreams owned May with the geodesic domes settled in quiet dystopian landscapes.

Under the Influence of the Season by Robert Minervini

Under the Influence of the Season by Robert Minervini

June was a healthy serving of Bad Casserole, David Bayus‘ mixed media works.

That Museum Visit by David Bayus

That Museum Visit by David Bayus

July came with Lisa Congdon‘s Icelandic inspired works in Boreas with installation by Sarah Applebaum.

Antarctic Camper by Lisa Congdon

Antarctic Camper by Lisa Congdon

Extra Dimensional Quilt by Sarah Applebaum

Extra Dimensional Quilt by Sarah Applebaum

We had Gregory Ito‘s Point of Vision, an exploration in broadening his own perception on time for the whole of August.

As the Sun sets with Grace by Gregory Ito

As the Sun sets with Grace by Gregory Ito

Post-apocalyptic Sanguine Machine: Antedeluvian Artifacts from Futures Past by Beau Stanton presented us with creation/destruction in September.

Mortality Mask by Beau Stanton

Mortality Mask by Beau Stanton

Pakayla Biehn had October superimposed and double-exposed with her paintings in (t)here.

On and Ever Onward by Pakayla Biehn

On and Ever Onward by Pakayla Biehn

And last but not very least, we finish out the year with Scott Greenwalt‘s Alchemist, delving into what “change” really means.

Thousands of Years ago in the Future by Scott Greenwalt

Thousands of Years ago in the Future by Scott Greenwalt

Dang. That’s a lotta good art.

Gallery Hijinks on KQED Gallery Crawl

We are proud to announce Gallery Hijinks’ feature in this months on KQED Gallery Crawl. Gallery Crawl is a monthly snapshot of current activity in the San Francisco Bay Area’s thriving gallery scene. Featuring interviews with artists, gallerists and curators, the program profiles the latest exhibitions and provides a glimpse into the curatorial philosophy of each space. Please watch the video and read more on what both KQED and My Love For You wrote on this months exhibition.

New Print: Martin Machado

SalmonPrint

Digital print of “Canned Salmon Paintingoil painting by Martin Machado. This 12″ x 16″ print is on sturdy flat white paper, signed and numbered by the artist. There’s only a few left of the edition of 28. Get them while they’re hot at our online store.

Commercial Salmon Fishing Photographs: Martin Machado

Martin Machado‘s paintings often stem from photography of his ventures out to sea. In his current collection of works in As It Was Before, he exhibits some striking pictures from his recent trip to Naknek and Kvichak in Alaska.  Check out a few close up shots of the two photograph sets.

Commercial Salmon FishingCommercial Salmon Fishing – Naknek/Kvichak – Alaska

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FishDudes

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Opening Reception of As It Was Before

Thanks to all of our friends and family who came out last Saturday for the opening reception of As It Was Before new works by Martin Machado and Todd Freeman with installations by Aleksandra Zee. For those who couldn’t make it, here’s a little recap of the nights events.

Marty and Allie

Marty and Allie

Todd Freeman Copper and hand painted prints

Todd Freeman copper and hand painted prints

Martin Machado oil paintings and photographs

Martin Machado oil paintings and photographs

Installation shot of Aleksandra Zee's nests

Installation shot of Aleksandra Zee's nests

Nest in the corner, art on the walls.

girl

girls

Gallery Hijinks

Gallery Hijinks

Strangers in the night

Strangers in the night

Todd Freeman

Todd Freeman

Aleksandra Zee

Aleksandra Zee

The Scene

The Scene

Thanks to Asiento for providing an amazing after party!

Thanks to Asiento for providing an amazing after party!

For more pictures of the opening reception, visit our flickr page.

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