Re-Trospected Revisited! Closing Party April 10th

Just announced !

Closing PARTY For Dave Seabury’s solo show, “Re-Trospective” to be held Sunday, April 10th, 2016 at 4:30pm.            There will be refreshments and LIVE music by the Chuckleberries! Event is FREE.

There is currently a contest going on within the show, and the winners will be announced during the event. The contest revolves around the manikin sculpture, previously known as “Homeland Security”. Dave is asking contestants to “Title, and describe this piece”,  to write  “…the most pretentious, art speak laden title, and descriptive paragraph about this piece.” Interested persons then fill out a form with their title and description, and add it to the pot, entries are being sent to Dave and viewed now. “Extra Points” are rewarded  for citing “psych/social/political significance”.

The chosen entry will be announced during the event on Sunday, April 10th and will include the following options as a prize: 1) Dave will apply a painted design to a pair of VANS (or similar) tennies, or on a garment that you provide.

2) Choose 1 piece from a selection of original art by Dave. Painting, photograph, or small assemblage/sculpture.

3) Long term loan of the piece in question (provided it is displayed in a relatively public place)

Good Luck Everyone!!

 

Dave Seabury: Painter, Sculptor, Photographer, Musician

Music and art are the driving forces of my life. I paint and assemble my sculpture in much the same way that I write music: beginning with no set goal, I improvise and let the piece emerge. The inspiration for my art comes from musicians, artists, friends.

I began painting in the 1980’s, using discarded paint and canvases from the Berkeley Dump, where I worked as a salvager. Shortly thereafter, I began assembling sculptures. Like my painting, my sculptures use materials primarily gathered from the dump, local recycling centers, flea markets, garage sales, and just about anywhere things are left behind. I started welding in 2005.

I have received no formal instruction. Most of my “education” comes from reading art books and visiting museums and galleries. I consider my lack of formal training as an advantage. No one has been around to tell me, “You can’t do that” or “Its done this way.” My aim is to create visual stimulation that asks, “What the hell is going on here?”

I have been involved in the local Rock & Roll music scene since the mid ’70’s; performing with acts as Jonathan Richman and Little Roger & the Goosebumps, Dick Bright’s SRO, and Berkeley’s infamous Psychotic Pineapple. Currently I perform with Psychotic Pineapple, The Chuckleberries, The Rock & Roll Adventure Kids, The Pointing Wranglers, The RaveUps, The Feztones, The Presidiots, and numerous other musical aggregations.

I am a lifetime East Bay resident and work full time as the Waste Reduction Coordinator for the Presidio Trust in San Francisco.

Connect with me here:

234daves@gmail.com

…And on the Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/FBk-DaveSeabury-Art-Music

Mariana Nelson Biography

Mariana Nelson was born and raised in Newport Beach, California. She moved to San Francisco in her early 20’s and became involved in a thriving and inspired art community where she found her focus on reusing existing materials.

She began wrapping discarded materials found at reuse centers and also from the street. Using an age old Japanese wrapping technique called Temari, she soon developed a pattern that was unique to her alone. Anything from lint, dog hair and found plastic was wrapped with bright and colorful fiber, transforming trash into treasure.

As Mariana’s collection of small Temari grew, she began to find ways of assembling them together to create large pieces. Her current body of work involves using hundreds of wrapped forms to create one unified piece. Some of her work explores the idea of dark matter, while other compositions focus mostly on color and shape. She is also using a large collection of  plastic coffee cup lids, melting them into flower like sculptures.

MELT will open December 18th from 4:30-6:30pm and run thru February 12th.

Here is Mariana preparing her Temari piece featured in the S.C.R.A.P show.

mariana Nelson Bio

MELT

Warm up with our winter show, “MELT”; a solo show featuring recent works by Mariana Nelson. Opening Reception is next Friday, December 18th from 4:30-6:30 pm. There will be refreshments available and live music provided by the artist’s brother, Joe Robinson. Come join us and view the result of trash transformed into treasure.

melted coffee cup lid by Mariana Nelson

melted coffee cup lid by Mariana Nelson