Belewe

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!

Belewe

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

Monday–Saturday 9am–6pm

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.

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YUELELARYUARELEL

more yuel-elar-yuar-elel

Another spread from our new comic.

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YUELELARYUARELEL

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!

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Portland, Linework NW festival

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
Matthew Thurber
Edie Fake
Most Ancient
Daria Tessler
7:30-8:30pm
The panel will be in the bar area on the first floor.

Festival info:
Linework NW, illustration and comic festival.
2pm-9pm Saturday, April 12, 2014
Norse Hall in Portland, Oregon.

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Marbles

Concept art for a new mini comic.

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The Map of Neighboring Bodies : Print #2

The Map of Neighboring Bodies : Print #2

Now available in the Most Ancient shop. It is the second print in a series that focuses on iconography relating to bodies of water.

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Mine Field #2

New work from the studio:

Mine Field #2
2014
22in x 34in
8-color screen print

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A Few Reviews

Edie Fake wrote some positive things about Mothers and Scaffold 3 over at the Quimby’s site.

“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.

Sean Christensen included Scaffold in his 2013 favorites list and also charmed us with some very kind words:

“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.

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Last print in 2013!

the map of neighboring bodies #2
masa paper
3 color silk screen print
10in x 30in

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2014 Lunar Calendar

2014 Lunar Calendar

We refreshed our lunar calendar for the new year and it’s now available in the shop. This one’s 2 colors printed on masa paper. The resulting print quality actually resembles a Risograph, with a nice soft washed texture. Have a look at the shop page for more pictures.

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