I’m in a group show it opens tomorrow, 6pm at the Berkeley Art Passage. It will be open to the public til August 30. I mean literally no doors, just a wide open corridor. Drop by next time your in downtown Berkeley!
May 21–August 30, 2014
Opening Reception: May 21, Wed, 6-8pm
Berkeley Central Arts Passage
Kala Art Institute Off-Site Exhibitions
2055 Center Street, Berkeley, CA
Nyeema Morgan, I, Rhinoceros (partial installation view), 2014, Found objects, cast and painted resin, and digitally printed wallpaper
Kala Art Institute is pleased to announce, Belewe, the latest off-site exhibition at Berkeley Central Arts Passage. Join us for the Opening Reception on Wednesday, May 21, 6-8pm.
Derived from the folk etymology of the phrase blue moon, belewe roughly translates: “to betray.” The works in the exhibition evoke trickery, translation, moon cycles, and mysticism. Did you know that a blue moon isn’t blue?
Ben Bigelow’s site-specific, large-scale transparency pranks the viewer. Matt Smith Chavez’s unbound paintings speak in tongues calling on histories of textiles, Abstract Expressionism, graphic design, and emo-text messaging. Julia Goodman presents a handmade-paper calendar memorializing her father’s passing. Veronica Graham’s screenprinted tapestry, prints, and comics provide an onslaught of pattern and color measured by social narrative. Nyeema Morgan’s multi-media installation is part of her ongoing series I, Rhinoceros that ruptures the formal and structural gravitas of artifacts. Boris Scherbakov’s moonscapes printed on traditional Japanese paper blur the recognizable beacon of the moon into abstract meditations. Boris also presents work made in the theme by Lucy van Limburg Stirum.
In it’s second year, Kala’s Off-Site Exhibitions feature artworks from Berkeley-based artists and the Kala community. Working together in the vibrant downtown Berkeley Arts District, Berkeley Central Arts Passage and Kala Art Institute are forging new connections between artists and audience.
YUELELARYUARELEL is now available in the shop!
A game of marbles gets heady when the players inadvertently stage an arresting moment of symmetry. Will the moment inspire communal transcendence—or will one player’s indomitable competitive spirit keep everyone else grounded? Find out in this puzzling mini from Graham/Eisenhower.
Hand bound with special care, the stitch line is actually incorporated into the centerfold composition, maximizing transcendence!
Most Ancient is going to Portland this weekend for the Linework NW festival.
We will be debuting our new mini YUELELARYUARELEL at table 48 next door to our friends Revival House Press. For those who can’t make it to the majestic North West, the mini will be available in the online shop very soon.
Also, Saturday night we’ll be talking on a panel:
Thinking Outside Of The Grid – artists whose work extends far beyond the comics page
moderated by Sean Christensen
The panel will be in the bar area on the first floor.
Linework NW, illustration and comic festival.
2pm-9pm Saturday, April 12, 2014
Norse Hall in Portland, Oregon.
“Most Ancient does a fine job of pustulating and sickening this bleak and fevered ‘cycle of life’ narrative. Cat and cobra, wild, winding war and little eggs.” Mothers at Quimby’s
“With issue #3, the landscape of Scaffold comes into focus, and with it, a more cohesive grasp of the epic structures on display…Most Ancient lets the winding and encrusted multilayer scaffolding take front-and-center.” Scaffold 3 at Quimby’s
We’ve enjoyed reading his reviews in this capsule format for a while now. His writing is always carefully weighted and any criticisms are usually encoded pretty gently.
“The pages are filled with environments so detailed with such incredible and varied line work that I get nervous the way you can when entering a crowded room or a large building you’ve never been in.”
So we’re 1/12 of the way to 2015, working on some Scaffold stuff and several new projects, recoiling further than usual so that our next strike carries more force.