Wednesday, October 22, 2008

hanging The Pork Store today!

Here is the press release from Femina Potens:

Contact: Xandra Ibarra,
Exhibit from October 22, 2008 – December 17, 2008

October 21, 2008 – FP Edge presents danyol.
danyol captures the wit and sexyness of 60’s pop art in his modern art production. His fresh perception of cultural and visual images expands the pop art genre by connecting the public with the private. danyol’s work is a harmonious collage of patterns and textures composed of magazine cutouts, money, and music sheets that reveal the glamour and colorful nature of mass culture.

San Francisco artist danyol was born in 1970 in Orange County California just a stone’s throw away from Disneyland. Growing up he nourished himself on a steady diet of pop art, cubism, and sarcasm. danyol’s use of his own life and surroundings combine to form a dizzying combination of colors, patterns, and textures. These are then masked out by definitive figures and shapes, somehow bringing some definition to his chaos. While bright and smile inducing on initial viewing, look closely at the found objects collaged in the background; they leave hints as to the deeper meaning of the painting. Look at it from one angle and it is seemingly straight forward, but look from another angle in different lighting, and the painting becomes much more. While using equal parts nostalgia and current events together, danyol’s pop-influenced mixed media paintings explore the liminal spaces between surface and emotion; gender role, responsibility and reality; along with other inconsistencies in our fragile social fabric. FP Edge proudly invites you to share the work of danyol. The exhibit runs October 22, 2008 – December 17, 2008 at the Pork Store located at 3122 16th St, San Francisco, CA

FP Edge is an artists' network run by the Femina Potens Art Gallery, focusing on building relationships and recognition between cutting-edge LGBTQI and Erotic artists and artworks, venues and residents within the greater queer, feminist, wellness and sex positive communities. Based in the SF Bay Area, Edge connects a diverse range of artists with the businesses, collectors, exhibitions and other events searching out LGBTQI and erotic-themed works or commissioned pieces. The network also offers the support of the gallery's marketing experience, artist and venue consultation services and a vast list of specialized contacts within the West Coast art scene. For more information please visit or call 415.864.1558

Pork Store is a casual and lively café adding flavor to the already sizzling 16th street Mission. It’s a great place to hang out with friends while filling up on your favorite breakfast meals. Pork Store’s rockin’ staff makes sure patrons never see the bottom of their coffee mugs! For more information call 415.626.5523.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Lollipops & threads pics

Last nights show was so much fun. Thank you to all who made it out and those of you who tried =)

Here are some highlights:

me modeling the art of Jai Carillo

me with Brian of Whales, Tammye and Mark

part of the installation of 200 happy meal toys, an oregon state park sign and a mannequin with a toaster.

the small pieces wall

horsey horsey running up the wall.

You can see all the pics here:

Thanks again and see you all at the next show!