I seriously need a teleporter that takes me from Chicago to Double Punch Gallery in San Francisco every month or so. They have the coolest shows going on there, and Catch Your Death is no exception! The show will feature the work of our friends Steve Seeley and Skinner, as well as Jesse Balmer and Brian Schnelle.
From Double Punch:
Double Punch Gallery Presents
Catch Your Death
New Works by
Oct 17th – Nov 13th 2009
Opening Reception Saturday Oct 17th 7PM till LATE
Gallery Hours Mon – Sat 11 – 7 Sun 11 – 6
SKINNER, Jesse, and Bryan will be in attendance and refreshments will be served.
Double Punch Gallery 1821 Powell St. @ Filbert San Francisco, CA 94133
Works available online: www.doublepunch.com 415.399.9785
Skinner resides in Sacramento, CA. Like some fantastical LSD nightmare, the art of skinner is a full bore visual assault that maintains a vicious stranglehold on one’s senses. Rivers of blood cut valleys out of crystal mountains that cradle the battleground of the war for evermore. From the ashes and dust rises one warrior, a very strange warrior, on a mission to destroy preconceptions of visual art and paradigm all the while maintaining a very very dark sense of humor. www.theartofskinner.com
Jesse Balmer recently completed his first solo exhibition at Fecal Face Dot Gallery in San Francisco, CA. In 2008 he created the cover illustration for Daestro’s record “Keepers”. He has been featured in numerous shows throughout San Francisco and Southern California. His imaginative creations feature extremely tight line work, fantastical beings and colorful environments. www.jessebalmer.com
Bryan Schnelle lives and works in Los Angeles. His works expose and explore human greed and the decomposition of ‘utopia’. Bryan Schnelle began entertaining himself with images of people wearing ski masks back in 2005. Since then, his work has become more realized and refined. Masked figure represents an unknown. The incognito character hides behind a dark veil of falsehood and deception; a metaphor for society. Schnell’s Old English script on white panels is authoritative and demanding, while the masked portraits creates an abrasive and uncomfortable combination. The backgrounds are left solid white to further illustrate the isolation of the world in which these characters inhabit. Keeping with the same themes of provoking political and social thought, he is now moving to a more abstract and intrinsic aesthetic. www.bryanschnelle.net
Steve Seeley is based in Chicago, IL. In addition to his normal body of work. Steve has been working on an ongoing project entitled “The Creature” since 2005. He has been altering the cover of Dell/Whitman’s UFO Flying Saucers Issue #5, originally published in 1975. Most of these paintings on vintage comic book covers will be on display during the exhibition. A sample can be viewed here http://www.thedelicatematter.com/paintings/p17_sectionid/4
If you’re in the San Francisco area, you should totally go tonight. It should be a blast!