The Temple of Art kickstarter is now live. I am honored to be a part of this endeavor alongside many talented artists including Neil Gaiman, Jon Schnepp, Allan Amato, Amanda Palmer, Barron Storey, Dave McKean, Dan Quintana, J.A.W. Cooper, Matthew Bone, Karen Hsiao, David Stoupakis and many more. Please take some time to support this wonderful project by visiting our Kickstarter page here:
The Temple of Art is an art and photography project over 2 years in the making. It is a unique collaboration between over 50 artists and celeb photographer Allan Amato. Allan took photos of all of us, and we all created original physical artwork over the images.
The project started out as a book and gallery pitch, and now we are Kickstarting a documentary that explores our process, our motivations as artists, and why we create the art we do. Check the lineup, there won't be anything like this.
More also on our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/templeofartdocumentary
As artists, we are rarely given an opportunity to confront our perceptions of reality and self; this film will illuminate the universal tension between the pursuit of our vision and the demands of a critical world.
Marcas Gallery has compiled this wonderful little video of the opening night. Check it out!
The Tarot Under Oath art book is now available for pre-order here! Cataloging the major arcana of the tarot as envisioned by some of todays top surrealist painters, the Tarot Under Oath art book features the pieces from the TUO show as seen at Last Rites Gallery.
TUO on Hi-Fructose
TUO on Haute Macabre
I am excited to announce that I will have a piece in the San Diego ArtExpo, curated by Mark Murphy and opening the weekend of SD Comic Con. I will be exhibiting one of my largest artworks to date, measuring in at a staggering 12"x12". ArtExpo is a curated selection of emerging artists and DIY- creatives who create hand-made objects, original artwork, silkscreens and collectibles. ArtExpo takes place during Comic-Con and Gam3rCon at the Wonderbread Factory Campus location, 121 14th Street, San Diego. Free to the public. Search, promote and share #ArtExpoSD
The Bees Knees exhibit is opening soon at Alexi Era gallery. This is a cause I feel very connected to, both as a former bee hive owner, and general admirer of those industrious little pollinators! Please join Alexi Era Gallery in thier efforts to support the bees!
THE BEES KNESS: 100 POSTCARDS FOR HONEY BEESPublic Opening Reception : July 19th 7-9PM
Special Collectors Preview: July 19th 6-7PM
(RSVP: $20, Call 618.407.5596 or email: email@example.com)
The Bees Knees is an awareness and fundraising exhibition for Honey Love, urban bee keepers and activists trying to help our honey bee population. The Exhibition will feature 100 artworks on postcards from artists all around the world. All postcards will be priced $5-$50, and available to take home right away showing your support along with a honey tasting feature local harvested honey. On the back of each postcard is a special message about how you can help the bees. 100% of all sales go to HoneyLove and their commitment to save the bees! We aim to raise awareness, bring hope and also create a dialogue about the importance of bees.
The Temple of Art project, created by Allan Amato, is underway! Book, gallery show, comic con panel, and documentary to come! I am so thrilled to be a part of this project. Check it out on Facebook here: TOA
So excited to have a five-page spread in the most recent issue of the beautiful HEY! Magazine. I am honored to have my work featured alongside so many artists that I admire. HEY! Magazine #18 available to order here: HEY! Magazine
The Marcas Contemporary Art grand opening show "Corrective Course" takes place tonight from 7-10pm. Previews and write-ups for the show can be seen on Juxtapoz, Hi-Fructose, and Platinum Cheese. I hope to see you tonight for the launch of this exciting new gallery space!
On July 5th, the Santa Ana area will be welcoming a new addition to its thriving arts scene with the grand opening of Marcas Contemporary Art and its inaugural exhibition entitled “Corrective Course”. This gallery is to make its debut in the East End of Santa Ana’s Downtown District by presenting emerging cutting edge Contemporary Art. Marcas Contemporary Art is a collaborative project from curator Dana Jazayeri and artist Steven Daily. This creative space is set to gather art enthusiasts and encourage an interaction of ideas.
“Corrective Course” will feature 40 contemporary artists, many making their debut in Orange county and one, Peruvian muralist Jade, making their U.S. debut. The show will present a variation of techniques and stylizations, including figurative contemporary painters, sculptural elements, tattoo fine art painters, surreal works, illustrations, and street art. Artists scheduled to show in Corrective Course: Dan Quintana, Alex Garcia, Nikko Hurtado, Matt Hurtado, Kevin Peterson, Jasmine Worth, JoKa, Adrian Dominic, Shawn Barber, Tom Haubrick, Sylvia Ji, Michael Mararian, Steven Daily, Olivia, Nicomi Nix Turner, Ekundayo, Jason Gallo, Gabe Larson, Laurie Lee Brom, Gustavo Rimada, Brendan Monroe, Victor Reyes, Remio, Cryptik, Travis Louie, Albert Reyes, Zach Johnsen, BwannaSpoons, John Casey, Tomi Colgin (monstre), Julia Sonmi Heglund, Lucien Shapiro, Jade, Troy Coulterman, Adam Feibelman, Andres Guerrero, Amir H. Fallah, Colt Bowden, Lettercatsigns, Karen Hsiao, Ben Eine, Bob Dob, and Dan H. Cook.
Don’t miss out on viewing this show in person and taking in the contemporary art scene emerging in Santa Ana. Take a look at a few preview images via the gallery.
Saturday, July 5th 7-10pm
Marcas Contemporary Art
305 4th Street, Suite 103
Santa Ana, CA 92701
San Diego based dark surrealism oil painter