This Friday, 12/03/2010, Unstoppable Tomorrow Vol.1

The time has arrived, this Friday we are open for business at Old Crow.  7pm-11pm we will be rockin it at our opening in Oakland.  Please come by and say hi and view an amazing show that we have put a lot of hard work and time into.  I will also have T-Shirts, my E.P., and Zine for sale as well.  Thank You to everyone who has helped put this show together, you know who you are!

Unstoppable Tomorrow Vol. 1 – Featuring Artists John Felix Arnold III, D Young V, Christopher Burch – Old Crow Tattoo & Gallery from Warholian on Vimeo.

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The Bridge is Over tonight at Lopo!

Come check out Ken Harman’s latest curated exhibition, “The Bridge is Over” at Lopo Gallery above the Hemlock Tavern on Polk Street in SF.  It will be up for a month and the opening is tonight and is going to be awesome.  Copy and past the e-flyer from my blog if you like.  I will be showing with the likes of Peter Gronquist, Monica Canilao, Aoi Yamaguchi, Brett Amory, Amanda Lopez, and many, many more!

Unstoppable Tomorrow Vol. 1 Video Trailer By Warholian and Variant Flyer to Re Post!

Thanks to the good people at Warholian for this awesome video trailer for Unstoppable Tomorrow Vol. 1!!!  Music produced by yours truly.  They did a killer job of compiling everything, and I look forward to working with them in the future!

Vimeo has great playback so here is the piece, with a condensed version of the press release.  If your click the links underneath the video it will take you to the Vimeo Page that the video is embedded in and will also give you access to links for other Warholian videos like the Bad Dads opening night video piece.  Awesome! Warholian you guys Rock!

<iframe src=”http://player.vimeo.com/video/16836970&#8243; width=”400″ height=”225″ frameborder=”0″>Unstoppable Tomorrow Vol. 1 – Featuring Artists John Felix Arnold III, D Young V, Christopher Burch – Old Crow Tattoo & Gallery from Warholian on Vimeo.

Unstoppable Tomorrow Vol. 1, an exhibition of new and collaborative works by John Felix Arnold III, Christopher Burch, and David Young V. Unstoppable Tomorrow Vol. 1 expresses the need for collaboration and the sharing of ideas to create a platform for creative survival. This event is highly anticipated as it marks the artists’ first show together since the closing of Babylon Falling in 2008. It will showcase a multi media explosion of new work, at the heart of which lay collaborative efforts in drawing, painting, installation, and sound. The work for this show confronts the idea of an inevitable reset of society, depicting future events that bring this about, and illustrates members and events within this new society itself. An opening reception will be held at Old Crow Tattoo and Gallery in Oakland, CA on Friday December 3rd, 2010 from 7-11pm and the exhibition will run through January 5th, 2011.

All three bodies of work exhibit an intense sense of cataclysm, hope and drive in the face of dark new beginnings, rebirth, reuse, and evolution through adaptation and creative thinking. The show will be set in an installation depicting this future world, much like that of a history museum display. Unstoppable Tomorrow Vol. 1 is a fully collaborative, mixed media event where all three artists converge as would be survivors of this afterworld to tell their story of what happened, what is happening, and how they perceive it through their distinct visual languages.

Music by John Felix Arnold III
Video Edited by Michael Cuffe of Warholian.com

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Final Painting is Completed…

…and the E.P. “Press to Continue” is being mastered!!!  We are in business.  I am mega proud of this last painting/installment to “Unstoppable Tomorrow Vol. 1” and can’t wait for the opening.  I got to paint a truck with Dr. Sex and Silhouette this past weekend which was raddddd as well!!!  More to come stay tuned…

Final Piece.  Un-named as of now. 4’x8′ Zazzzowwwww

Yeah I’m pretty damn happy about it;)!!!$

Unstoppable Tomorrow Vol. 1 December 3rd 2010

Finally everything is on lock!  Here is the Press Release and Flyer.  Friday December 3rd 2010 at Old Crow Tattoo & Gallery, Oakland, CA.

Unstoppable Tomorrow Vol.1 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contacts Terry at Old Crow Tattoo & Gallery and John Felix Arnold III

mailto:oldcrowtattoo@gmail.com

mailto:felixthethird@gmail.com

 

Old Crow Tattoo & Gallery Presents

Unstoppable Tomorrow Vol. 1

New and Collaborative Works By John Felix Arnold III, D Young V, and Christopher Burch

 

Opening Reception: Friday, December 3, 2010 7-11pm

Exhibition Dates: December 3, 2010 – January 5, 2011

 

Oakland-December 4th, 2010Old Crow is pleased to announce Unstoppable Tomorrow Vol. 1, an exhibition of new and collaborative works by John Felix Arnold III, Christopher Burch, and David Young V. Unstoppable Tomorrow Vol. 1 expresses the need for collaboration and the sharing of ideas to create a platform for creative survival. This event is highly anticipated as it marks the artists’ first show together since the closing of Babylon Falling in 2008. It will showcase a multi media explosion of new work, at the heart of which lay collaborative efforts in drawing, painting, installation, and sound. The work for this show confronts the idea of an inevitable reset of society, depicting future events that bring this about, and illustrates members and events within this new society itself. An opening reception will be held at Old Crow Tattoo and Gallery in Oakland, CA on Friday December 3rd, 2010 from 7-11pm and the exhibition will run through January 5th, 2011.

All three bodies of work exhibit an intense sense of cataclysm, hope and drive in the face of dark new beginnings, rebirth, reuse, and evolution through adaptation and creative thinking. The show will be set in an installation depicting this future world, much like that of a history museum display. Unstoppable Tomorrow Vol. 1 is a fully collaborative, mixed media event where all three artists converge as would be survivors of this afterworld to tell their story of what happened, what is happening, and how they perceive it through their distinct visual languages.

John Felix Arnold III was born in Durham, North Carolina in 1980, and currently works as an artist and designer in San Francisco, CA. He graduated from Pratt Institute in 2002 with a BFA in Communication Design. He depicts the complex connections, flow and inter-workings of movement, imagery, sound, feeling, emotion, and perception of everyday life and time spans with highly detailed morphing, amoebic forms called Astroknots. He shows internationally and most recently was featured in Best of the Bay‘s 2010 show , A Decade With No Name, in Oakland, CA. For more information please go to http://felixthethirdrock.com/

His new work explores personal accounts of the turning of humanity through portraiture and epic visual narratives. While still documenting the Astroknots themselves on found objects, his works on paper delve into the memories and perspectives of the survivors of this world, echoing his own feelings, thoughts, and visions on the tumultuous and unpredictable age we live in. He will also be releasing a self produced soundtrack/ E.P. titled “Press to Continue” to guide viewers aurally through the experience of Unstoppable Tomorrow Vol. 1.

David Young V is a pen and ink artist currently working out of San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood. Influenced by wheat pastes and graffiti, his monochromatic drawings might be mistaken as a stencil from afar. With a closer look, the extent of his penmanship becomes obvious. His line work is meticulously detailed, illuminating every stroke and process of the piece. D Young V has a BFA in Fine Arts from Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY and a MFA in Painting from the Academy Of Art, San Francisco, CA. For more information please go to http://www.dyoungv.com/

Keeping with the tradition of his current series Live Forever, David Young V (D Young V) will be portraying a much darker version of his current world. Focusing less on the cultural or militaristic specifics of this world, he will be portraying work from a more personal and psychological state of things. Thus allowing the viewer to gain a deeper and more emotional view into the world being created through his work.

Christopher Burch, St. Louis Missouri. Christopher received his BFA from Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri in 2002, and his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2008.

Christopher’s, aim is to create a visual language that captures the ectoplasmic echoes existing between laughter and death, the space between erasure and presence, the conflict between the singularity and multiplicity, the uncanny ability of the comedic to show the vulnerable, the horrific, the morbid, the schizophrenic, and the ghostly, all at the same blurring moment in time. For more information go to http://vimeo.com/4284042

Old Crow Tattoo & Gallery is located at 362 Grand Ave. Oakland, CA 94610 phone # (510) 834 2769

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http://www.dyoungv.com/

 

 


 

The Past Few Weeks Have Been A Lot Of…

…fun, and incredibly busy.  Bad Dads and the inaugural opening of Lopo was AWESOME, costumes and folks galore, I’ll post images next time around.  if you haven’t seen it yet, GO SEE IT NOW!!! Thanks Ken, Chris, all the artists involved!!!  Robert Bowen gets the award for dopest costume!!!

Was able to work on the vocals for my EP “Press to Continue” for the opening of “Unstoppable Tomorrow Vol. 1” as well this past week.  This show has spawned a lot of new endeavors and cool ideas for the future.

Also please check out www.oldcrowtattoo.com as well for info about the space and people hosting our show.  Now here is a round of images, finals, photos, and sketchbook fun to check out until I do my first big PR blast with the press release next week.  Till then, may the force be with you…

My friend from New York popped up and checked out Not-A-War.

 

She had fun playing along.

It’s great to get back into color again. Oils, latex, and pencil on paper 15″x22″

Working on these collaborations for Old Crow has been an awesome experience.

Amor Fati Mixed Media on Paper 22″x30″

Begrudging Patience Sumi and White Pencil 22×30″

Memory Locker Sumi Ink and Latex Paint on Paper 22×30″

Through Generations Mixed Media on Paper 22×30″

The Sentinel Mixed Media on Paper 22×30″

End of Innocence Mixed Media on Paper 22×30″

From the Truisms Show. Sumi on Paper 50″x50″

My Beautiful Mess.

Sketches, reference, work, work, work.

Getting Epic! Sumi Ink on paper 50″x50″

Late Night Debris Hunting for the installation going up at Old Crow.  Geah!!!

Figure Drawing 11×17″

Young Coconut Juice lil sketchbook drawing.

Back Piece Figure Drawing 11×17″

Figure Drawing 11×17″

On the Bart lil Sketchbook Drawing

Sketchbook fun!

Bart Riders in lil sketchbook

Awesome to have friends who are down to model for this Art disease. Figure Sketch on Paper 17″x11″

Astroknots Sketches! Headz! Pen and Gesso on paper 11″x17″

New 8ft. piece in progress.

New Piece in Progress with Live Model.

Surprises show up at the most amazing times.  My friend from out of town happens to be an incredible model, and we had just enough time to shoot some amazing photos of her with the piece I’m working on and for reference.  Perfect timing to finish my final big piece for “Unstoppable Tomorrow Vol.1”.  The world works in mysterious ways, and I am very thankful.

Till next time…