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Gallery opening @ 111 Minna, SF, 3/1/13

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 26, 2013 by n8vandyke

Gallery opening @ 111 Minna, SF, 3/1/13

It’s been a good, long while since I have had a showing in the city I call home… San Francisco. I’ve teamed-up with buddy and amazing illustrator, Jon Way$hak, to put together a two-man show and the results make for a memorable exhibit. I will be in attendance for the opening this Friday and I invite one and all to come on out for some twisted culture. Looking forward to meeting some new faces and seeing some old friends. 21+.

http://www.111minnagallery.com/

UPDATE:

Anne Hathaway has taken it upon herself to flash the world a little sneak peek of one of the pieces from my show at 111 Minna which opens this Friday.

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COOKIE MONSTER!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 15, 2012 by n8vandyke

I was recently invited to take part in a group art show in L.A. @ Known Gallery. The theme of the show is Sesame Street and part of the sales from the show will go to benefit City of Hope’s Department of Pediatrics. Aside from it being a very brief exhibit (April 28-29) there were a lot of guidelines to the artwork. That means no violence, sex, politics etc. It can be hard for me to hold back at times but this seemed like a worthwhile time to do it.

I knew I wanted to do a Cookie Monster piece so I started chopping away at ideas…

I started jotting down some ideas on some scrap paper while having a drink in the Upper Haight area of SF.

Late one night while hanging out I decided upon drawing Cookie Monster breaking a giant cookie over his head in a somewhat grand way. I never intended anyone to see this “drawing”, but here it is…

After the above mess, I composed myself and knocked out the below sketch with a sumi brush around 3am. I got up in the morning and first thing I did was to check the sketch and make sure it wasn’t a complete disaster. At that point I knew that this was the direction to take it.

I took that rough sketch and did a refined ink drawing on 11″x14″ Bristol board.

From there I had my foundation for my painting which is mixed with too many mediums to count. I even used some of my grandmother’s pastels. This final painting is 11″x14″ and is titled “Cookie Crumble Rainbow”.

Lastly, we have the show flier. I will not be at this opening but I’m sure it’ll be a fun trip down memory lane.

Thursday Dec. 4th: Solo Show Opening in Portland

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on December 2, 2008 by n8vandyke

Hey guys. So, for some dumb reason I thought a solo show in London last month wasn’t enough. I’ve got a solo show in Portland, Oregon which opens this Thursday. I’m in Portland right now prepping for the show and it looks to be a good one. I’ll be in attendance and so should you. The info is as follows…

Opening Reception
Dec. 4th 6-9:30 pm

Upper Playground
23 NW 5th Ave.
Portland, OR 97207

P (503) 548-4835

With Apologies To Frank Frazetta

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