“To lose the earth you know, for greater knowing;
to lose the life you have for greater life;
to leave the friends you loved, for greater loving;
to find a land more kind than home, more large than earth.
Whereon the pillars of this earth are founded,
toward which the conscience of the world is tending-
a wind is rising, and the rivers flow.”
-Thomas Wolfe, You Can’t Go Home Again
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I recently completed two new pieces for an amazing group show presented by Lower Haters and curated by Curt Anderson. The show is entitled “The Beginning of the End” and it OPENS TONIGHT!! The exhibit will feature new artwork from myself and 8 artists from Urban Muse including Taren Meacham, Cuca Refugia, Pobresito, Give Up, Dec!mus, Nichole Camarillo, Burner, and Biafra Inc.
The opening reception is today (March 14th) from 7 to 11pm at Lower Haters Gallery, 597 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA and will feature a video projection element detailing process, music, and free beer. The show will run through June 9, 2010.
Lower Haters is also having a “The Beginning of the End” pre-sale online right now. So if you want to check out the art and maybe snag one of your favorites, take a look.
My process painting video for “The Girl and the Owl,” one of the pieces I have in the show:
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