Today my artist friends and I worked on our collages and then afterwards visited the top floor of the library to see two art shows. The first showcased local printmakers, while the second featured zines and was having its art opening. I was especially thrilled to see work by Coum Transmissions!
All images below from Irene Dogmatic's Mail Art collection exhibited on the 6th floor of the San Francisco Public Library and curated by the staff of the SF History Center and SF Punk Archive.
Even though there was a false fire alarm today, we still managed to get a lot done.
Everyone either flaked out or wasn't able to make it today, so it was just me. I worked slowly, but completed a silver background for a future project and worked laying out this collage I've worked on for some time. Next time, I'll glue everything down.
I was not very productive today. I cut out many things, but used none of them. I did peruse through magazines and tear out usable images.
Today was especially enjoyable as we all created collages.
Another creating collages with our group.
Met again at the public library for a day of creating collages. We had a newcomer named Joe show up.
I met today with several artists for our monthly collage day. It was a little slow at first, but then picked up at the end.
Ken and I were the only ones today. I started by making the background larger on my collage from last month.
Nothing is glued down on this collage and it's a good thing, because I hate it.
Ken's collage that I like the best.
I visited the art gallery across the street for an art show featuring collage. It was great to see work by Winston Smith.
I created two collages today, however the first one needs to have a larger background, so will have to majorly rework it.
I need to fix it and make the background larger, but it's a good beginning.
My second collage
Ken hard at work doing lettering
Mark's work unfolded
Mark's work folded
Today our group met at a cafe and even though it was really hot, we all seemed to find some inspiration.
My collage for the day
Nikki's finished work
Another day of collaging with six artists. There was some great things being created.
Beginning stages of my work.
Nikki's finished collage
Nikki's finished work
Airy hard at work
Mark's amazing art piece
Stephen's finished piece
I finished several collages I had started. It seems that everyone was very productive today.
It was a very productive day for everyone.
My friend Mark and I have been talking about doing a collage night. He organized this event, which was held at a wonderfully gracious gentleman's house. I didn't get a lot done, but was excited that one of the artists brought beeswax, which I used to cover one the collages.
I worked on the collaborative project between Sarah Smith and myself. I glued crystals on the cover.
Today there was 5 of us and we met at a cafe to work.
Today was attended by artists–Mark, Ken, Airy, Sarah, and myself. I didn't get pictures of everyone's work, but here are a few I did capture.
Today Ken and I met for the once a month collage meeting. I started work on two collages featuring deformed fetuses and finished the background for a triptych. Ken was very productive as well.
Today was a very productive for all of attending the once a month collage group.
Terrance Graven is a San Francisco artist whose installations incorporate sculptural elements, performance art, costumes, sound pieces, and theatrical lighting.