Spaces in Between Opens June 8th at Subtext!

Spaces in Between
New Works by Scott Saw
June 8th – July 6th, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, June 8th, 6-10pm

Scott Saw is an artist we’ve had the pleasure of showing many times over the years, but this marks our first solo exhibition with the San Diego native. His unmistakable work is a rich exploration of color and pattern inspired by space, nature, love and death. At its core, his creations are spiritual, energetic, vibrant, and most of all, cerebral. Spaces in Between will examine Saw’s recent life experiences, mixed subconscious interpretations of the afterlife, and will make us question what lies beneath the surface as we dive in and explore.

Michael Krueger & Travis Millard at Double Break

Double Break Presents
Digging a Hole, Looking for Something
New work by Michael Krueger and Travis Millard
May 18th – June 16th, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, May 18th, 6-10pm at Double Break

This Friday night Double Break  is bringing it hard again with Digging a Hole, Looking for Something, an exhibition of new work by Michael Krueger and  Travis Millard. Coming to us from Lawrence, Kansas and Los Angeles, CA respectively, Krueger and Millard will bring new  drawings, prints, ceramics and more. Both widely exhibited and admired artists, the two first connected at the University of Kansas and have long drawn inspiration from one other. Both artists explore the figure of the “common man,” displacing the mundane and the mythic from everyday life, weaving threads between past and present. Their search for the sublime in this densely hyper-visual yet vacuous post-industrial age is rife with humor, longing and discovery, as is apparent in this selection of new works on view at Double Break.

 

Yeller presents Christina Liu

Nice to Meet You
New Works by Christina Liu
Saturday, May 19th, 6-10pm
at Bottlecraft in Little Italy

Yeller is on a roll with another stellar show opening this Saturday night at Bottlecraft. Christina Liu is bringing’ it strong with Nice to Meet You. Inspired by all the people she surrounds herself, Christina’s work assembles a cast of crazed caricatures, social deviants, and macomb misfits sharing the occasional blank stare and silent pause we all know too well. Don’t be shy, come say hello to Christina and share some awkward moments with us this Saturday, May 19th, from 6pm-10pm at Bottlecraft Beer Shop.

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Coming in July: Fragments & Phantoms by Tim Maclean

Fragments & Phantoms
New Works from Tim Maclean
July 14th – August 31st, 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 14th, 6-10pm
Live Performance by Sundrop Electric at 9pm

We’re really excited about our upcoming show that is opening Saturday, July 14th during Comic Con weekend. Hailing from the Highlands of Scotland, Tim Maclean is an internationally exhibited artist who creates colorful and engaging, figurative works with a surreal twist. Tim has long been fascinated by the mystery of consciousness and how it is shaped by language and culture. In Fragments & Phantoms (his first solo exhibition), he explores the landscapes of mental realms, where the conscious and unconscious connect and archetypal patterns expand and converge. Maclean’s paintings are often populated with characters and figures inspired by the ages of pop culture, history, myth, and his own unique imagination supplies the rest.

Nature Calls: Opening Night

Nature Calls Curated by Bwana Spoons of Grass Hut
April 27th – May 25th, 2012
View the Work

If you missed out on opening night for Nature Calls, there’s still some time to view the show. A big thanks goes to Bwana Spoons, who put together a stellar list of artists for this exhibition. There’s a handful of great pieces still available, so come by and see it for yourself. The show runs through May 25th, so email us here if you’d like to come view the exhibit! More photos of opening night after the jump.

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Here’s some great portrait work by Jay B. Sauceda. Yee-haw!

Coming in June: Spaces in Between by Scott Saw

Spaces in Between
New Works by Scott Saw
June 8th – July 6th, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, June 8th, 6-10pm

Scott Saw is an artist we’ve had the pleasure of showing many times over the years, but this marks our first solo exhibition with the San Diego native. His unmistakable work is a rich exploration of color and pattern inspired by space, nature, love and death. At its core, his creations are spiritual, energetic, vibrant, and most of all, cerebral. Spaces in Between will examine Saw’s recent life experiences, mixed subconscious interpretations of the afterlife, and will make us question what lies beneath the surface as we dive in and explore.

Nature Calls Opens this Friday at Subtext!

Nature Calls Curated by Bwana Spoons of Grass Hut
April 27th – May 25th, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, April 27th, 6-10pm 

This Spring, we’re bringing a little Portland to San Diego. Imagine a club house (or hut) made of beards, fluorescent paint, driftwood, plastic toys, beat up skateboards, swimming suits, colorful string and bottle caps. That’s Grass Hut! Now imagine a show curated by their founder, Bwana Spoons. That’s Nature Calls! Featured artists include Chris Reed, Ansis PurinsJill BlissMark MurphyAlex ChiuMartin OntiverosJason VivonaSnaggsSkinnerMichelle ValiguraAmanda VisellRyan BerkleyJustin Scrappers MorrisonKiyoshi NakazawaArbitoTripper DunganJosh Herbolsheimer & Lisa De John.

Above: Peacock by Snaggs

Grant Brittain at Bottlecraft this Saturday

SK80′s
Works from Grant Brittain
Presented by Yeller Studio

Once you’re done dropping some major coin at Subtext to help our friend Jeff Adkins (hint, hint), you should mosey on over to Bottlecraft for SK80′s presented by Yeller Studio. This show will feature Grant’s epic work from arguably skating’s most influential era. It’s gonna be a big crowd so get there early! More details here.

American Dream House: Opens Friday at 3RDSPACE

American Dream House
New Works by Matt Stallings and Terri Mitchell
Opening Reception: Friday, April 20th, 6:30 – 10pm
at 3RDSPACE, 4610 Park Blvd (In University Heights)

If you don’t go to American Dream House this Friday, then you are a bonafide idiot. Wow. Not sure where that came from! I apologize. Seriously though, you’ll be in for a treat if you can make the show. Matt Stallings & Terri Mitchell have knocked it out of the park, and you should’t try to come see the work in person. See you there, idiots! Again, sorry.