Feb 28, 2014

Fecal Face coverage on 111 Minna Gallery show!

Microscopic Giant Interview (part: 2 of 3)

2nd installment for Microscopic Giant interview for 111 Minna Gallery!

This is the second of a three part interview....Thanks Tracy!

Feb 19, 2014

Microscopic Giant Interview (part: 1 of 3)

Latest interview for 111 Minna Gallery show up on Microscopic Giant!

This is the first of a three part interview....Thanks Tracy!

Feb 14, 2014

111 Minna Video!!!!!

So fucking well done!!!!!  Sam Grant put this together for my three artist show at 111 Minna Gallery with Eddie Colla and Hugh Leeman. The show opened last Fri. (Feb.7). Sam Grant was also one the artists I collaborated with as well.

Jan 2, 2014

NEW WORKS BY DYOUNGV, EDDIE COLLA and HUGH LEEMAN

NEW WORKS BY DYOUNGV, EDDIE COLLA and HUGH LEEMAN

NEW WORKS BY DYOUNGV, EDDIE COLLA and HUGH LEEMAN

Here are the postcard images for my upcoming show at 111 Minna gallery, February 7th, 2014.

Oct 31, 2013

MADE IN CHINA

MADE IN CHINA

I'll be a part of 'MADE IN CHINA' - a group exhibition/project curated by Eddie Colla at Ian Ross Gallery, Fi., November 8th (7-10pm).
Ian Ross gallery is located at: 466 Brannon st. (@ 4thst.), San Francisco, Ca.
You can view the facebook event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/236128979875842/
ALSO!!! The show was featured on the cover of the Huffington Post!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/25/made-in-china-exhibition_n_4156623.html?utm_hp_ref=arts
Show Statement:
The upcoming group exhibition, “Made in China,” presented by Loakal Gallery at Ian Ross Gallery, seeks to probe our society’s underlying assumptions regarding originality, intellectual property and the value of art. Curator Eddie Colla invited a group of established and emerging contemporary artists to create an original painting and send a photo of their work to a factory in China — a factory where reproductions of Monets and other masterworks are painted to be sold as kitschy home decorations in the West. The Chinese factory artists then reproduced the works based on the photographs and shipped them back to Ian Ross Gallery, where the original paintings and the Chinese “counterfeits” will be displayed side-by-side. 
Our preoccupation with originality is filled with nuances and paradox. We assign market value to original art pieces for their scarcity, driven by the singular vision of the artist, yet we readily consume designer knock-offs from stores like Forever 21 and H&M, which make their profits from directly imitating the runway collections of Marc Jacobs, Donatella Versace and Alexander Wang. Is fine art something that, too, can be imitated? The rising popularity of giclees, art toys and limited edition sculptures seems to say that the answer is yes for many consumers. 
China’s culture of copying is often discussed in the Western media by perplexed bloggers and journalists, who seem astounded by such advents as almost-iPhones brandishing pear logos or a version of London’s Tower Bridge in the city of Suzhou. It is difficult for us to wrap our heads around China’s collective-oriented society, where, art historians have pointed out, a well-made copy can be as highly prized as the original. Yet, China is not merely a country of imitators. Some of the world’s most high-profile artists sought after in private collections and museums world-over, such as Ai Wei Wei, Yue Minjun, Sun Yuan and Peng Yu, hail from the country that Americans increasingly view as a rival.
What place do imitations hold in the art market? How do we measure the value of creativity? Viewers are invited to ask themselves these questions when viewing the original works and their imitations in “Made in China.
Participating artists: D Young V, Akira Beard, Ian Ross, Zoltron, Shark Toof, Jessica Hess, C Kirk, Ernesto Yerena, Eddie Colla, Peter Adamyan, Nite Owl and Robert Bowen.

Sep 26, 2013

URBAN INFLUENCES IN CONTEMPORARY ART

URBAN INFLUENCES IN CONTEMPORARY ART

Tomorrow night the action begins! I'll be showing along 'urban contemporary' artists from all over the USA at IAN ROSS GALLERY in SF! I'll be alongside: 2wenty, Mear One, Hugh Leeman, John Felix Arnold 111 and others. Curated by the lovely Julie Zener!

Opening night: Friday, Sept 27, 2013 6-11pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/521616181256633/?ref=notif&notif_t=plan_user_joined

IAN ROSS GALLERY is located at: 466 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

www.ianrossgallery.com

For information regarding the show, please contact Julie Zener, Term of Art, 415-­246-­3944 email: julie@artsfund.com

Danielle Rocha, Ian Ross Gallery, 415-­505-­7910 email: daniele@ianrossart.com


Sep 22, 2013

PORTLAND TRIP

PORTLAND TRIP

Photo by Jessica Hess

I recently had the opportunity to visit Portland for the first time with Jessica Hess. The two of us were a part of 'The Buddy System Invitational' at the Breeze Block Gallery (www.breezeblockgallery.com). The concept of the exhibition was for the gallery to select a group of artists, those artists would then choose a 'buddy' to show with. Jessica Hess was amongst the artists chosen by the gallery, she then chose for me to participate. we had decided to travel to Portland top check out the show, and get some work up throughout the city. Below are some pics of our exploits...  

Photo by Jessica Hess

Me pissing on MEGGS mural...

Photo by Jessica Hess

SAMPLE

Photo by Jessica Hess

Photo by Jessica Hess

Photo by Jessica Hess

Photo by Jessica Hess

Photo by Jessica Hess