Storytelling has always been one of art’s fundamental purposes, a tool for recording real life tales, observing political and social events and to create new magical worlds beyond reality. This exhibition “Storytellers: A Group Art Show,” at Bar Basic on July 3, presents works by a group of artists who constantly endeavor to become create stories both real and fictional through their art.
A notable artist in this show is San Diego based artist Christopher Konecki. This artist takes a whimsical look at mankind's misunderstanding of his own environment, in particular nature. His paintings mash natural images with an unnatural style of acrylic paint and aerosol cans. His latest work explores the power of human spirit when confronted with hardship. Generally irreverent, Konecki focuses subjects that are both serious and absurd. Konecki earned a BA from Point Loma Nazarene University in 2008 and since has displayed work in galleries across Southern California.
Another local artist is Enosh, a designer and b-boy who enjoys the freedom of expression through a pen, marker, paintbrush, spray can, music, and the dance floor. After acquiring a BA in Graphic Design from The Art Institute of California, he soon found himself working on various projects for bands, record labels, event promoters, apparel companies, creating art for the streets and in galleries. Enosh is greatly influenced by the West Coast underground hip hop scene during the early 90's. His urge to constantly draw and create fuels him achieve in the world of art and design.
Matthew Land, a Sacramento native currently living in San Diego, blends elements of abstract expressionism, surrealism, folk, pop, and realism into paintings that create a certain mood or atmosphere to be determined by the viewer. Tangible textures take on a 2D feel as painted images exist in 3 dimensions in the foreground and background. In his works Land often uses the removal of paint alongside the addition of paint giving each piece an antiqued charm.
Some of the other artists exhibiting include Jordan J., Ina S.T., Brian Hebets, Tia Vamp, Rick Moore, Dion Terry, Alfie Numeric and more. There will also be live art and DJs.
The opening starts at 7pm and runs until 12am on July 3. Bar Basic is located at 410 Tenth Avenue in downtown, San Diego. There is no dress code and no cover. However, you must be at least 21 years old to attend.
410 Tenth Avenue
San Diego, CA
Starting: July 03, 2012
Ending: July 03, 2012
Start Time: 7pm
End Time: 12am
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Dress Code: No
Parking Fee: No
June 14, 2012 02:09pm