Archive for October, 2010

Zine ME!

Posted in All of the Above on October 8, 2010 by Space Gallery SF

Yes, again, tonight is the night of Residual Energy II release party and exhibition.

On a random note… for all of those who don’t know, I also work at Shooting Gallery and White Walls. While I was working yesterday this guy came in and let me peep his zine for the show tonight! It’s pretty rad. Can’t wait to see Ryan De La Hoz‘s zine, Residual Energy II, along with all the other talented artists contributing to the zine party! As some would say… the stoke is high!

Check out these photos from the homie’s zine

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Residual Energy II release party/exhibition TONIGHT!

Posted in All of the Above on October 8, 2010 by Space Gallery SF

Hey kids! Tonight is the night! Residual Energy II will be released tonight at Space Gallery. Party starts at 7 and ends at 12. Going to be a great night, I’m pretty excited!

Install is going down. Check it out!

Left in the Dark

Posted in All of the Above on October 7, 2010 by Space Gallery SF

On October 10th starts at 6pm, Space Gallery will be holding a signing and exhibition for the release of this unique book. The show will include photographs of some of the most delicately designed movie theaters in the world, located here in San Francisco.

LEFT IN THE DARK: Portraits of San Francisco Movie Theatres includes 59 full-color photographs
of San Francisco’s architectural gems by R.A. McBride along with eleven literary essays written
by some of the Bay Area’s own illustrious film/literary community including Liz Keim, Katherine Petrin,
Elisabeth Houseman, Joshua Grannell, Laura Horak, D. Scott Miller, Sergio de la Mora, Sam Sharkey,
Rebecca Solnit, Eddie Muller, Gary Meyer, Melinda Stone, and Chi-hui Yang.
Available for purchase now at www.leftinthedark.info

The Creator Behind Residual Energy, Ryan De La Hoz

Posted in All of the Above on October 7, 2010 by Space Gallery SF

Ryan De La Hoz is a man put here to live his life in as many creative fashions as possible. His heart even has creative beats. An inspiration to many, he is an artist, curator, and of course, zine maker. The release of his zine Residual Energy II will be this Friday at Space Gallery from 7-12.

To get to know Ryan better check out this interview. After reading it you will most likely feel more creative, inspired, and ready to dive in to your next big thing. Enjoy.

What do you like about zines?

I like zines because they have no boundaries. Independent publishing means that there are no rules!

Can you tell me a little bit about your zine, Residual Energy?

This is the second issue in the series. The term Residual Energy came from a paranormal definition that involves what remains after a living thing vacates and/or perishes. I found it to be a fascinating concept and one that I have loosely explored multiple times in my work. It is an 8.5 x 11, 24 page issue of things that I have made and things that I like. It includes installation views, images by guest photographers, drawings, Jeff Goldblum, and a vintage photo of my Mom on the cover.

Describe the process of making a zine, and how it differs aesthetically from painting a piece of artwork or curating a show.

The way that I design is very basic, since I have very little computer skills. I am more of a hands-on artist. So I keep it very simple as far as layout, and try to let the work speak for itself. There is a bit of curating involved as I seek out photographers for each issue. A big difference is that the zine develops naturally over a long period of time. In a way the zines are what I have been up to or into since the last issue. Continue reading

Residual Energy Issue II Zine Release Party/Exhibition

Posted in All of the Above on October 7, 2010 by Space Gallery SF

ZINE PARTY!!

Zines are an all time good time. Zines are made by independents, and stand independently as one of the greatest forms of media.  Zines are the rad things, without the ads and creepy personals, that we find in our favorite magazines. They are the tangible collections of fond memories, interesting people, and appreciated urges that bind us together. They are the shit.

An awesome zine, Residual Energy an 8.5 x 11 24 page, in full color, by the one and only Ryan De La Hoz, with contributions from Zach Lewis, Alexander Martinez and Brooke Candy. Residual Energy Issue II will be having its launch at Space Gallery THIS FRIDAY @7!

The coinsiding zine exhibition will include work from:
Ryan De La Hoz, Zach Lewis, Brooke Candy, Zack Schlemmer,Greg Kenton, and Alexander Martinez.

The show will also feature a curated selection of zines by:
Hamburger Eyes, SKINNER, Jon Vermilyea, John Kearns, Bryan Schnelle, Alexander Martinez, Joseph Manibusan, Christopher Morben, and more.

Come join the Zine party at Space gallery and check out these babies! Party starts 7. Fashionably late accepted, truancy not OK.

See ya there! Cheers!

Get to Know D Young V

Posted in All of the Above on October 3, 2010 by Space Gallery SF

If you don’t know who D Young V is, you’ve probably seen his art plastered on the walls of Space Gallery and many other notable galleries in San Francisco. D Young V is a well respected artist in the SF art community, and one to definitely watch out for. Many great things to come from D Young V in the future.

Check out this interview to get an insight on the motivations and the life of artist D Young V. Also, make sure to see “Truisms” A Tribute to Jenny Holzer at Space Gallery from October 10th-16th. Show includes Sanjin Agic, John Felix Arnold III, Robert Bowen, Eddie Colla, Sean Desmond, Michelle Kim, Aaron Lawrence, and Nathan C Warner.

Your work appears to be very influenced from politics and war. What about soldiers and the experience of being physically involved in a war interests and inspires your artwork?

In many ways it’s not only the soldier that interests me but rather the uniform. The uniform is a symbol that people will either fear, love, honor, cherish, respect or hate. The uniform is associated with a variety of different meanings. If you see a soldier you assume patriotism, war, country, sacrifice, oppression, authority, violence, order, discipline, etc.  If you see a punk, you assume rebellion, aggression, chaos, anarchy, left wing thinking, creativity, etc. Anything can serve as a uniform, the car you drive to the clothes you wear. Much of it is symbols to express who you are (or what you wish to be perceived as) to the rest of the world. One of the goals of my work is to alter the view of these symbols and place them into a new or contradictory context, allowing the viewer to rethink the meanings.

If the flag, uniform, politics and national identity are stripped away, you are left with only a person. I am very interested in knowing what leads a person to join the armed services (particularly in the US). I feel that some people are simply attracted to conflict, others discipline, some adventure, curiosity, escaping, direction, etc. I feel as though many people in this country have a misguided view of patriotism and nationality. Many people seem to invest much of their identity in this new form of patriotism, not so much out of love for country, but more to create some sort of security, strength, purpose or meaning in their lives. It’s a great feeling to be a part of something greater then yourself, but also foolish to blindly accept the decisions others make for you without question.

I’m not one to define what patriotism is or point the finger at anyone. I’m still attempting to develop my own views on this. I love the country I live in, but often feel that we’re going to have to seriously rethink our actions, philosophies and what our role is in the grand scheme of things if we’re going to evolve (or survive for that matter) as a nation.

You are very involved in the San Francisco art scene. Which artists in particular influence you the most? And, in general, in your seven years as a San Francisco resident how has the art scene changed since you first arrived here as a fresh young academy student?

I try to be involved in the SF art scene/community as much as possible. I believe that attendance and support is necessary for any scene or community to thrive. As far as ‘street’ and ‘fine’ artists that influence me the most, there is an extensive list. I’ll try to keep this list as brief as possible. In SF/ Bay Area there is: Brandie Grogan, Eddie Colla, Hugh Leeman, Jesse Hazelip, Casey Gray, Jason Vivona, C-3, Aaron Lawrence, John Felix Arnold III, Mike Giant, Emory Douglas, Brett Amory, David Choong Lee, Robert Bowen, David Ball, Megan Wolfe, Red Jordan Arobateu and a remaining list that would take up pages. I love SF/ Bay Area!

As far as the rest of the world is concerned: Blek Le Rat, Shepard Fairey, WK Interact, Banksy, H.R. Giger, Ramon Oviedo, Oswaldo Guayasamin, Wayne Douglas Barlowe and a near countless number of others. The SF/Bay area art community is very supportive, easy to navigate, immensely creative, and dynamic. It offers a limitless amount of possibilities.

To be honest, it wasn’t until roughly two years ago that I became more seriously involved in the SF art community. Babylon Falling gave me my first solo show in January of 2009. The owner of Babylon Falling, Sean Stewart, had introduced me to a lot of street art, politics, culture and new people living in the community.

In the two years that I’ve been involved in this art scene I have both grown a lot as an individual person and artist. I feel that I have witnessed the community here grow as well, with more talent presenting itself and many more people getting involved as time goes on. I am never really sure as to whether it has always been like this and being more involved has introduced me to the creativity that has always been here. This world is continually expanding and becoming more present both in the art world and local community as a whole. Continue reading