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End of 2013 News.

November Already!? I never really mind when it sneaks up on me like that, Its my favorite time of year. Especially with the shows going on this month. To start it off, Opening November 1st, Spoke Art held its fourth annual Bad Dads show. The show is a yearly homage to the films of Wes Anderson. With over 70 artists supplying original art and Anderson specific print runs, there’s something for everyone. For the first time in my four years of participating in the show I finally took on the subject of Bill Murray, in the form of terrible father, Steve Zissou.

This is an Adventure. 8×16 Acrylic on Panel. Bad Dads 4 runs 11/1 through 11/23.

On November 8, Made in China opens at the Ian Ross Gallery. When I was asked to be in this show, I immediately said yes. Not only did the concept pique my interest, but I HELLA wanted to see what a “Knockoff” of my work would look like. Here’s the concept of the show in a nutshell by curator Eddie Colla:
Loakal gallery and Ian Ross Gallery assembled a group of contemporary artists and sent their work to a painting factory in China to be copied. The original paintings and their “counterfeits” will be displayed side by side. Questioning our society’s underlying assumptions regarding originality, intellectual property and the value of art. Participating artists: D Young V, Akira Beard, Ian Ross, Zoltron, Shark Toof, Jessica Hess, C Kirk, Ernesto Yerena, Eddie Colla, Peter Adamyan, Nite Owl and myself. You can read more about the concept and RSVP to the show HERE. To Illustrate the idea, Here’s is my painting Orange Crush, on the right, with its counterfeit on the left.

Here’s a bit of coverage and a preview of the show via Hi-Fructose.

At Modern Eden Gallery, November 9th is the opening of Letter Heads, a group show guest curated by Leon Loucheur and Dave Foto featuring works incorporating elements of lettering including graphic design, font, graffiti, and figurative work. Featuring: Robert Bowen, Pemex, Amandalynn, Monty Guy, Marcos LaFarga, Optimist, Mike Gallegos, Beast546, Jurne, Mags, Wand, Toro, Keb, Max Kauffman, Resk, Christopher deLeon, Kiro, Doug Rhodes, Helen Bayly, Naka, Udon, Phillip Portillo, Rubin, Asend, Tonce, Sen2, and Epic. Letter Heads opens in conjuntion with Sentient City, a solo show by painter Leon Loucheur. Both shows run 11/-12/7

High and Dry, for Letter Heads, 8×16, Acrylic/panel

On November 15th, at Lower Branch Gallery, is the opening of Natural Disasters: Exploring the Shadowy Side of a Twisted Nature. This will be a 2 man showing of paintings and drawings by Bay Area Graffiti Artist, and longtime friend, Satyr and myself, and all of our work will be based around animals and natural world. It could be the perfect time to pick up the gift of original art for the Holidays!

Centipede, By Satyr.

Skull Cancer, By Robert Bowen
Lower Branch is located at 233 Eddy St. between Taylor and Jones 2 blocks from the Powell St. Bart Station.

Well, I’m off to eat pumpkin pie and mashed potatoes.