As a resident of San Francisco's Inner Sunset neighborhood for the last 13 years I'm delighted to announce I'll be taking part in the first ever Inner Sunset Art Crawl tonight, Friday February 17th, from 6pm until around 10 pm. I was lucky enough to get the Arizmendi Bakery on 9th Avenue between Irving & Judah, as my venue, so I'm going to be showing 13 drawings and calling it 'Baker's Dozen', because that's the kind of smart arse I am.
All 13 pieces in the Crawl show are from a series of Apology Drawings that I've been working on over the last few months, you can see them all here. This is an ongoing series of small mixed media drawings. Each one is an imagined apology combined with a pencil portrait drawn from found pictures of people I've never met.
Although I've lived in the USA for the last 16 years I'm originally British, which means I come from a place where everyone constantly aplogises for everything, and I live in a place where no one ever apologizes for anything. This series has come about as a result of that experience. The pieces are also intended to explore the capability of a short, contextless phrase to insinuate a variety of larger and more complex narratives in the perception of the beholder.
Okay, that's enough of the art-justification guff. The real point is that the whole Art Crawl thing should probably be a laugh - there's a lot going on including music, an outdoor showing of The Wizard Of OZ movie and let's not forget it's also Beer Week here in San Francisco. I'll be lurking in the vicinity, hopefully clutching a pint of strong ale.
If you're not there I'll expect an apology.
I think the drawings will be on show in Arizmendi until Monday 20th, by the way.