The Lower Polk area continues to house some great art galleries. Even though solid fixtures like Space Gallery and Gallery 1988 are now gone, places like White Walls and Gauntlet Gallery are still going strong. These particular galleries have been the source of so much inspiration in many of my personal works, and I am grateful to have them in my backyard.
Last year, a lucky encounter afforded me an invite from the owner of Gauntlet Gallery to show my Wanderer piece in the 12X12 Visions and Reflections show (the piece was a play on Caspar David Friedrich's Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog). The show went well, and in March of this year, I received another invite to the CA12X12 show. This show featured a compilation of works from 50 different California artists, including a locally flavored piece by yours truly, called The Kaepernicker. Again, a piece that's a mash-up of sorts, this time between Rodin's Thinker and Colin Kaepernick's signature bicep kiss.
There was a lot of great talent at the show, and it was an honor to be a part of it all. Looking forward to next year.