Video: Miss Van Sao Paulo 2013 VNA

Miss Van Sao Paulo 2013 VNA from The Baron on Vimeo.

“Miss Van is one of our all time favs and she features in the latest issue 21 of VNA. After a lengthy hiatus from painting on the streets, we caught up with her in Sao Paulo where she was feeding off the local vibes and getting sparked to paint outside again. We’re glad she’s back.” – Discreet

A need for a change, new emotions, and new inspirations – all that was a perfect reason for lovely Miss Van to go all the way down to Brazil. Meeting people from the different culture, seeing the Brazilian street art and getting back to her roots all added up to a great experience and we’re glad to get to see a glimpse into it with this new video.

Check out the work she has in the current 941 Geary show, While We Were Away, here.

The Latest from Amanda Marie and Hyland Mather (Battalion)

timelapse from New America Media on Vimeo.

Made by Cliff Parker

Above is a time-lapsed video of Amanda Marie‘s current mural in Myrtle Alley that she installed with the help of Hyland Mather via Battalionville.com. Hyland sent over his latest post which is full of photos documenting his trip with Amanda Marie through California, and we were happy to reap the benefits of their participation. Amanda Marie contributed several pieces to 941 Geary‘s group show While We Were Away: Curated by Tova Lobatz which we loved. The show features installations with mementos to explore each artist’s relationship with travel, and Hyland helped Amanda make hers especially memorable, suspending the suitcase with carefully tied string. The suitcase itself was filled with sticks that Amanda and Hyland acquired during their trip and used to inscribe words in the landscape. Read the blogpost to hear more about their road-trip down scenic Highway 1, which included marine life, found art, and detours to California’s historic sites.

While We Were Away, A Group Show Curated by Tova Lobatz
On view now through March 2nd, 2013
@ 941 Geary

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“While We Were Away” Artist Introductions – Miss Van & Jaybo Monk

Miss Van's extensive passport stamps

French natives, Miss Van and Jaybo Monk, each left their homes at a young age to pursue their passion for the arts. Miss Van is now based out of Barcelona, Spain, and Monk out of Berlin, Germany. Since relocating, travel has not only helped to shape personal perspectives of the artists, but their work and creative process as well. Gallery director and curator, Tova Lobatz, asked each artist featured in While We Were Away to contribute mementos from recent travels – visit 941 Geary to see the amazing presentation of the artist’s memorabilia next to their works and observe the direct correlation between the two.

While We Were Away, A Group Show Curated by Tova Lobatz
On view now through March 2nd, 2013
@ 941 Geary

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Opening Night: While We Were Away (Hi Fructose)

941 Geary saw yet another successful evening at the opening of “While We Were Away,” a group show curated by the gallery’s director, Tova Lobatz.  The show featured a wide array of artists from photographer Julio Pardo to mixed media artist Vhils, with the common denominator being the global accessibility of their work to world travelers like Lobatz.  With such a high energy collection buzzing with life it was sure to be a party, both artists and aficionados were in attendance, like Hi Fructose‘s Nastia Voynovskaya who provided us with some memorable photos of the opening. Check out her article and more shots of the night!

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“While We Were Away” Artist Introductions – Amanda Marie

"Vandals Vandals Ra Ra Ra" Mixed Media on Paper, 16x20"

Amanda Marie, a featured artist in 941 Geary‘s While We Were Away, A Group Show Curated by Tova Lobaz, currently resides in Colorado where she attended the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. Her distinctively illustrative style is immediately reminiscent of art from mid-century American children’s literature. In anticipation of the show, Amanda Marie also completed the latest mural to grace Myrtle Alley using stencils and spray paint.

Her imagery evokes nostalgia for a culture as wholesome as milk, and equally as white; where her archetypal ‘boy’ and ‘girl’ figures seem lifted from the pages of Eloise and Madeline. Amanda Marie’s benign storybook children are found weightlessly suspended, multiplied ad infinitum, and bursting with psychedelic colors in surprising contexts that provacatively render the familiar as unexpected.

While We Were Away featuring Amanda Marie
Showing through March 2nd, 2013
@ 941 Geary Gallery

Please follow the jump for more photos of the artist’s work in 941 Geary, as well as her recent and past murals.

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Opening Night: “While We Were Away” A Group Show Curated by Tova Lobatz

Last Saturday, 941 Geary hosted While We Were Away curated by Tova Lobatz: a group show that includes both nationally and internationally recognized artists Amanda Marie, Chanoir, How & Nosm, Jaybo Monk, Julio Pardo, Miss Van, Vhils, Poesia, Hebru Brantley, and Sten Lex.

The show examines how travel and globalized culture affects contemporary art through some of the most current talent. Various art mediums were on display, including a massive hanging sculpture constructed of Hello Kitty stuffed animals by Chanoir, photography by Julio Pardo, as well as a spectrum of paintings. Everyone seemed to enjoy the open bar of Guinness Black Lager as well!

While We Were Away is on view through March 2nd, 2013
@ 941 Geary Gallery

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“While We Were Away” Artist Introductions – Chanoir

Chanoir - "Totem" Musée des Artset Métiers 2010 - Photo by Bertrand Vacarisas

While We Were Away opens tonight at 941 Geary – a group show that includes both nationally and internationally recognized artists Amanda Marie, Chanoir, How & Nosm, Jaybo Monk, Julio Pardo, Miss Van, Poesia, Sten Lex, Vhils, and Hebru Brantley.

An engaging installation of personal memorabilia collected from every participant will also be on display as gallery director and exhibit curator, Tova Lobatz, asks viewers to reflect on how travel has shaped the process and perspective of each chosen artist, and seeks to establish a new precedence of candor in artist exhibitions.

While We Were Away, A Group Show Curated by Tova Lobatz
Opening Reception – Saturday, January 19th, 6-9 PM
On view through March 2nd, 2013
@ 941 Geary (www.941geary.com)
941 Geary Street, San Francisco CA 94109

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“While We Were Away” Artist Introductions – Vhils and Hebru Brantley

Vhils, Can Festival - London

While We Were Away opens tonight at 941 Geary – a group show that includes both nationally and internationally recognized artists Amanda MarieChanoirHow & NosmJaybo MonkJulio PardoMiss VanPoesia, and Sten Lex. Also included in this amazing line-up are Vhils and Hebru Brantley who we introduce below with images of current works and personal travel photos courtesy of the artists.

An engaging installation of personal memorabilia collected from every participant will also be on display as gallery director and exhibit curator, Tova Lobatz, asks viewers to reflect on how travel has shaped the process and perspective of each chosen artist, and seeks to establish a new precedence of candor in artist exhibitions.

While We Were Away, A Group Show Curated by Tova Lobatz
Opening Reception – Saturday, January 19th, 6-9 PM
On view through March 2nd, 2013
@ 941 Geary (www.941geary.com)
941 Geary Street, San Francisco CA 94109

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“While We Were Away” Artist Introductions – Julio Pardo

In anticipation of the opening of While We Were Away, a group show curated by gallery Director Tova Lobatz at 941 Geary, we introduce you to another of the ten artists included in the show, photographer Julio Pardo. With a focus on globalization, travel, and how the two influence works created by each artist, Pardo provided us with candid photographs, personal affects, and his treasured travel scrapbook documenting time spent in Asia. See what’s inside below and check back tomorrow for another installment and check out the earlier posts introducing Poesia, Sten Lex and How & Nosm, and their travel memorabilia.

“While We Were Away,” A Group Show Curated by Tova Lobatz
Opening Reception – Saturday, January 19th, 6-9 PM – RSVP
On view through March 2nd, 2013
@ 941 Geary (www.941geary.com)
941 Geary Street, San Francisco CA 94109

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“While We Were Away” Artist Introductions – Sten Lex and How & Nosm

Sten Lex, Open Walls 2012, Baltimore

This Saturday, 941 Geary will present a group show curated by gallery director Tova Lobatz, While We Were Away. The show responds to the concept expounded by the Tate Modern‘s 2009 exhibition Altermodernity, in which its curator Nicolas Bourriaud proclaimed “A new modernity is emerging, reconfigured to an age of globalization – understood in its economic, political and cultural aspects: an altermodern culture.” Travel, and the speed with which information is exchanged in an increasingly globalized society, has profoundly affected contemporary art.

Sten Lex and How Nosm are both artist duos who will be contributing work to the group show as well as memorabilia and personal artifacts from travel in recognition of its affect on their art. Sten and Lex are both from Italy, and are considered to be at the forefront of the stencil graffiti movement, while How and Nosm are twin brothers who have painted large scale murals across the world: their style distinctly recognizable by its red, black and white palette.

While We Were Away
A Group Show Curated by Tova Lobatz
Opening Reception: January 19th, 2013 from 6 – 9 pm
On View Through March 2nd, 2013

RSVP to the event here.

View some of the memorabilia for the upcoming installations after the jump.
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