Wednesday, September 29, 2010

last call

come draw, play video games, check out the show one last time.

review on artshift

Review by Erin Goodwin-Gurrero
Filling the gallery of Empire Seven Studios in San Jose’s Japan Town are an assault of images from large canvases to drawings, prints, painted constructions and a quirky series of paintings on liquor bottles and long playing records. Sean Boyles gives us everything from in his notebook sketches to side trips into abstract expressionism. There is no room on the walls for title cards but in the tradition of anti-establishmentarianism that accompanies his youthful genre, the titles and prices are casually noted directly on the wall itself. Sandwiched in together with the aggressive or sad faces, nascent ideas, and sometimes-forgettable trivia, are the many works that reveal a talented observer of life around him. Within this giant collage, I felt rewarded to discover a pair of untitled mixed media-screenprint images that were rich in layers and details and some small linocut portraits that were delightfully controlled and composed. The big paintings grab most of the glory, nevertheless.
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Thursday, September 16, 2010

video game mural, e7s show, and zombies at grsf

this mural is for "learn to play", a video game show at the euphrat museum
opens this friday

these are a couple of photos from my show at E7S
thanks to everyone who came out. if you missed it there is still an art night and closing reception coming up. hours evenings m-f and on the weekend. contact E7S to make an appointment 525 N. 7th Street, San Jose, CA Email: Phone: 408.668.4434. there are a ton of other photos from the reception and of the work on the E7S website.

zombie art from "no naked faces" at giant robot in sf
art available online here.