Abstract GeometryApril 22 - May 29, 2011
ABOUT THIS SHOW
fabric8 is pleased to present Abstract Geometry, a group show exploring non-representational shape and form in painting featuring Apex, Chor Boogie, Damon Soule, Evan Venegas, Jet Martinez, and Nome Edonna.
Apex, aka Ricardo Richey, is a San Francisco-born and -bred artist whose graffiti sensibility has evolved into a style that is not only typographic but also architectural. Having begun his career as a kid tagging MUNI buses, Apex moved to the wall, then the canvas, and begun careful exploration of abstract letter forms. His pieces are crafted with multiple layers, patterns, and colors that evoke the sense of urban building.
Chor Boogie is an artist, a conceptual genius, a street romantic, and a master of illusion and technique. His works have been said to have healing effects, displaying unique and unmatched use of color, form and movement. Chor Boogie's intention is to create timeless dynamic moments of imagination, creativity, meaning, style, self-expression, and taste. Originally from San Diego, he currently resides in San Francisco and travels extensively to create and exhibit his work around the world.
Damon Soule, at the age of four, began his lifelong pursuit of exploring the application of homogenous forms onto linear topography, an endeavor not unlike some relatives in his bloodline. After various attempts to feign conformity, including a short stint at the San Francisco Art Institute, Soule relinquished all attempts at socialization and ventured forward independently as well as successfully. He has recently returned to San Francisco after seven years in New York and Portland.
Evan Venegas began painting with oils at a young age, and started developing his technique, of realistic rendering of imaginary objects, in his early teens. He considers his pieces "playgrounds for the mind", striving for an orchestral balance of palette and composition. Born and raised in Queens, New York, he began his art education at Parsons School of Design, then moved to San Francisco to complete a BFA in Painting at the San Francisco Art Institute. He returned to New York in 2000.
Jet Martinez is a Mexican-born, San Francisco-based muralist and painter whose vibrant style has graced gallery, public, and private walls in Tokyo, Zurich, Oaxaca, Florianopolis, New York, Seattle, Washington DC, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. He received a BFA in painting and printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute, and currently serves as art director for the Clarion Alley Mural Project (CAMP). Martinez is a proud father and a die-hard believer in the power of art as a means to creating a better world.
Nome Edonna is a self-taught artist born in California and residing in San Francisco since 1999. Known for his smooth-sided biomorphs that combine the organic and the mechanical, his work is an obscure interpretation of contemporary urban life. Skilled in both abstract and realist forms of painting, Nome did not study art in school but currently teaches it.
Abstract Geometry was on exhibit from April 22 through May 29, 2011 at fabric8, 3318 22nd Street, San Francisco.