Friday, August 12, 2016

Kate Garner: Hear no Speak no See no Evil

Kate Garner: Hear no Speak no See no Evil
August 6 - September 30, 2016
Online Exhibition based on Garner's Kate Moss outtakes

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Varnish Fine Art
16 Jessie Street, #C120
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415)433-4400



Varnish Fine Art is proud to partner with Kate Garner
with an online exhibition benefitting Elephant Haven sanctuary.
Kate Garner's Hear no Speak no See no Evil series is a collection of unique works incorporating her outtake photographs of the young Kate Moss during the pop-culture icon's first professional modelling session. Outsized highheels on the scantily-clad young woman holding a teddy bear highlight her youth without diminishing her strength and independent spirit. Each of the large-scale digital screenprints in the series were printed at Coriander Studio and uniquely embellished with glazes. Garner continues ongoing support for the cause of animal rights with a third of the proceeds of "Hear no Speak no See no Evil" at Varnish Fine Art donated to the Elephant Haven sanctuary - www.elephanthaven.com

Kate Garner organized an art auction in 2015 in London with other artists for Elephant Haven. Artists included Yoko Ono, Patti Smith, Russell Young, Paula Rego, Ronnie Wood, Peter Blake, Dan White, Patrick Hughes and more. Kate Garner's portraits and photomanipulations are the hyperbolic and colourful amalgam of an artist inspired by such muses as Kate Moss, Leigh Bowery, Pete Burns, Booby Tuesday. Garner found and championed a group of identity artists--people who use their bodies as walking, talking art installations--highlighting the Superheroic side of the IDentitist movement in The iDIOt: Contemporary Identity Artists solo exhibition of photographs at Varnish Fine Art in 2007 which was Garner's first gallery show in the United States.

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Chris Mars: Auto-Intervention prints now available!

Chris Mars
Auto-Intervention

New Limited Edition of Giclée Prints
Giclée Print on 100% Archival Cotton Rag Paper
34" x 17"
Edition of 12

This new limited edition of prints is based on the original painting c.2009.
Available now via our online Shop with shipping worldwide.

Auto-Intervention
Sometimes we turn to others for help. Sometimes, we can help ourselves. - Chris Mars


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Monday, April 11, 2016

Chris Mars "On Foreign Shores" prints now available

Chris Mars
On Foreign Shores

New Limited Edition of Giclée Prints
Giclée Print on 100% Archival Cotton Rag Paper
24" x 18"
Edition of 25

This new limited edition of prints is based on the original painting c.2015.
Available now via our online Shop with shipping worldwide.

On Foreign Shores
She's reached the shore. There is hope. - Chris Mars


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16 Jessie Street, #C120, San Francisco, CA 94105 (415)433-4400
                       

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Szukalski: Limited Wallwork Editions

Szukalski:
Limited Wallwork Editions
in Bronze and Paper

Stanislav Szukalski came to the United States from Poland and lived in Chicago when he was in his teens. He became a member of the Chicago renaissance along with luminaries Ben Hecht, Carl Sandburg and Clarence Darrow.

In the 1930's, as a celebrated prodigal son to be given his own museum by the Polish government, Szukalski returned to Poland with all his belongings, but his work was cut short by the Siege of Warsaw in 1939. He managed to escape to America to live in California with his wife, Joan Donovan, but his entire life's work was lost, either bombed or stolen during the War. Now living in total obscurity, he spent the rest of his life obsessively writing and creating art meant to prove a theory that all human culture derived from a single origin on Easter Island after the biblical Deluge of Noah.

In 1971 his work and existence were rediscovered by Glenn Bray, who became his patron and who later issued two other publications, Troughful of Pearls (Bray/Zwalve, 1980) and Inner Portraits (Bray/Zwalve, 1982). Last Gasp in San Francisco later published three further books about the artist. Szukalski died in Burbank, California on May 19th, 1987. A year later his and his wife's ashes were scattered at Rano Raraku, the sculptors' quarry on Easter Island by his close friends, some of them fellow artists, Glenn Bray and Lena Zwalve, Robert and Suzanne Williams, and Rick Griffin and Camille Houston.

A documentary film about the life and work of Szukalski is currently in production.

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