Sunday, July 6, 2014

SuperAwesome! and Andrew Hem's latest mural at the Oakland Museum

If you haven't yet had a chance to visit SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot at the Oakland Museum, you should get over there and check it out before the show closes on July 27th. Before you venture into the main exhibition, make sure to head up to street level and visit the Oak Street Plaza to see Andrew Hem's latest mural, a tour de force entitled "I think that possibly maybe I've fallen for you," which he completed in just five days.

Afterward, you can spend hours exploring the rest of the exhibition downstairs, which includes a fascinating look at the 20-year history of Giant Robot, as well as new work by 14 artists, including Erratic Phenomena favorites like Rob Sato, David Choe, Sean Chao and Ako Castuera. We road-tripped up there for the opening, so I can assure you it's worth a visit!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Dabs Myla's New Book!

Today I'm thrilled to announce that the gorgeous new book I co-authored with Dabs Myla will be released on July 15th! If you order it directly from Zero Plus Publishing between now and July 22nd, you will receive a signed copy, and domestic shipping will be free! Order early, as I predict this one will sell out fast.

Dabs Myla: Midnight Fantasy is an eye-poppingly vibrant monograph that takes you inside the world of Dabs Myla, a collaborative duo that spends every waking moment conjuring joy with a brush and a spray can, inspired by their life as a married couple, their perpetual travel around the world, and the beautiful pandemonium of everyday experience. With an introduction by street art historian Roger Gastman and an essay by Amanda Erlanson, and featuring 122 color plates, including many vivid photographs spanning the book’s entire 22-inch spread, this sumptuous volume showcases an impeccably curated selection of Dabs Myla’s paintings, art objects, gallery installations and murals. Each turn of the page brings a fresh evocation of the unique blend of passion, playfulness and virtuosity that distinguishes the work of Dabs Myla as unparalleled in its field.

Edwin Ushiro's "Gathering Whispers"

I'm excited to announce that on Saturday, July 12th, my friend Edwin Ushiro will be launching his next solo show at Giant Robot.

Check out his fascinating process photo below, and make sure to stop by the gallery and experience his haunting and ethereal reflections on a childhood spent balancing on the edge between light and darkness. I'll see you there!