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The graffiti of Tenfold

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By Jenn Porreca in New Art on Sunday 30 March 2008

Up to date graffiti websites are hard to come by, and even more so, good graffiti websites of Bay area heroes. Recently I came across the flickr site of Funk and Jazz. He’s got multiple photo sets, but most impressive is his collection of over 4,000 images of Bay Area street art.

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Anthony Kurtz

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By Jenn Porreca in New Photography on Friday 14 March 2008

Anthony Kurtz recently sent me an update including imagery for his upcoming show at the W Hotel in San Francisco. This new body of work is a collection of photos he took while on a trip in India. At first glance, the art-techie type might think these photos are taken with HDR technology, which I became an instant fan of. Thankfully, though, Anthony reassured me that images like this can still be captured the good old fashioned way: manually.

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the3some

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By Jenn Porreca in New Illustration on Friday 14 March 2008

Law-abiding citizens by day, voracious visual junkies by night, the3some is a trio of superheroes who go all out to slug it out with the monotony manifesting their lives. The3some seeks collaborations with like-minded people and together, they strive to bust boredom. As you are reading this, the relentless battle continues.

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Dream Catcher

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By Jenn Porreca in New Events on Friday 14 March 2008

The Bay Area is home to many things that remind us of our lost childhood, our forgotten innocence, and deep seeded secrets and dreams. Berkeley-based artist, Kukula, is one of those such reminders. This week she is travelling to Los Angelese with one of her largest exhibitions to date. Dream Catcher will open this Friday, March 14th, at Thinkspace Gallery.

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The Magic Seeker

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By Jenn Porreca in New Art on Saturday 8 March 2008

As artists we are consistently working to push the boundaries of what we believe is possible without regard to how we might do it. We are the forever dreamers, the magic seekers, and the alchemists of spirit. Theo Jansen is a kinetic sculptor based in Holland. He is a wind sculptor who has created animals […]

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David Choong Lee

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By Jenn Porreca in New Art on Friday 7 March 2008

David Choong Lee is a San Francisco-based painter and illustrator. With deep influences in the underground culture of street art, hip hop, turntablism and mass media, his work puts a face on the humanity of it all. David will be showing with me at the upcoming Heavy Hitterz show at Pablo Gallery, in the Cubao […]

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Daniel Goffin

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By Jenn Porreca in New Events on Thursday 6 March 2008

On May 4th, I’ll be part of a 30 person art show that will open in the Cubao District of Manila, Philippines called ‘Heavy Hitterz’. This show will highlight artists from around the world from New Zealand all the way to Germany and back. As part of this show, I’ll be highlighting some of the […]

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Noise Pop

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By Jenn Porreca in New Events on Thursday 28 February 2008

Every year around this time the city of San Francisco comes alive at Noise Pop. For those who don’t know, this week is made for music lovers intent on listening to the most unforgettable shows by emerging indie rock, electronic, punk and local musicians. It’s the best time of the year for us next to the recent Pillow Fight at Embarcadero Center.

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7 letter words

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By Jenn Porreca in Cool Websites on Monday 25 February 2008

There are few more joys an artist has in life than coming across great resources for inspiration. Lately I’ve been studying typography, the meaning of words, and then something as simple as trying to find all the ’7 letter words’ I can so that it might fit into my latest musings.

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Lola

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By Jenn Porreca in New Art on Friday 22 February 2008

Lola’s painting exhibitions are not the generic herdings of wall relief or novelty gatherings. Her fascination with painting and love for creating conversive works is an almost regal adoration of visual linguistics. Through each of her painstakingly hand-crafted works, the self-taught Los Angeles artist is peeling back layer upon layer of intrepid silence. With each stroke, Lola’s work is seeking solace in the truths that lie beyond the smallest doors in oft-overlooked hallways, each filled with curiously manicured passages to shadows of reminiscence. Working in the ways of the old masters, Lola performs a ballet of lyrical proportions with a definitive grasp of a most surreal and fantastic language.

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Mark Bannerman

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By Jenn Porreca in New Art on Thursday 21 February 2008

When I first saw the art of Ray Caesar, I thought to myself no other digital artist could compare. Then recently, I’ve started coming across myriad digital artists who prove that this truly is an artform. Last week, for example, I fell in love with the work of Mark Bannerman. His work is rendered so […]

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San Francisco’s Muni cars

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By Jenn Porreca in Cool Travel on Monday 18 February 2008

My town is one of foghorns at five am, the smell of salty air and the sound of seagulls, Peets coffee, steep hills and die hard fans and loyalists. For those of us who have been here in San Francisco for some time now, we know all the secret gems of this small city — from Clarion Alley, to Army Street, from Irving to Broadway.

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Valentine’s Day pillow fight

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By Jenn Porreca in Video on Friday 15 February 2008

Every year on Valentine’s Day, doting couples typically do the usual thing — chocolates, dinner, flowers and so on, ad nauseum. Here in San Francisco, we do things just a little bit differently. Forget that old stuff that was made for our grandma and grandpa and join us for our annual Valentine’s Day pillow fight! […]

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In the morning, in the tide

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By Jenn Porreca in New Art, New Events on Sunday 10 February 2008

One would think a life out in Arizona would produce imagery of arid deserts and funny little plants that grow under such conditions. But Joe Sorren’s paintings speak of hope, innocence and another world, with the bright sun rising high into the clouds over an endless ocean of dreams. Sorren’s new painting In the Morning, […]

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Phoneticontrol

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By Jenn Porreca in New Art on Friday 8 February 2008

The street artist known as Phoneticontrol is a Chicago native now hovering in dark alleyways in San Francisco and giving life to his creations. This environmentally-friendly artist moved to the Bay Area in 2006, and since that time has carefully plotted out his infiltration into the city by creating a whole underworld filled with steam punk androids, flatulent monsters, screwy spaceships and other weirdness.

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