Sunday, August 09, 2009
" WE ARE AWAKE"
Curated by Ryan De La Hoz
Double Punch Gallery Presents
New Works By
Shawn "AKO" Whisenant
Nick Mann "Doodles"
July 25th 2009 - August 13th 2009
Saturday July 25th 7pm till LATE
Double Punch Gallery
1821 Powell street
John, Nick, and Shawn will be in attendance and refreshments will be served
-I'll have 15-20 new works on paper available and a installation at this show,i hope to see everyone there!
Shawn Whisenant, also known as “AKO” or “Akayo” was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. His art can be found on the streets or in galleries and museums across the United States, Australia and Europe. He has been working on the streets since the mid 1990’s where his images continue to endure on walls, mailboxes and other surfaces around the city. He has participated in group shows worldwide and has had solo shows in San Francisco, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and New York. His work has appeared in numerous publications worldwide.
John Casey was born on Friday the 13th in 1964 in Salem, Massachusetts; he has been inventing creatures as soon as he was able to hold a crayon. Drawings that his mother saved from when he was only three years old reveal an obsession with the figure. The figures in these drawings show not only the distorted perceptions of a child, but a fascination with skulls, teeth, spirographic eyes, and invented body parts. This obsession with strange creatures continued throughout his youth. John graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston in 1988 with a BFA in Painting. Several years ago he relocated to Oakland, California.
Jon MacNair was born in Seoul, South Korea and grew up in the suburbs of southeast Michigan where he developed a love of drawing. He attended The Maryland Institute College of Art where he earned a Bachelors of Fine Art in illustration. These days Jon can be found doing freelance illustration for many editorial publications. He has also enjoyed success with his fine art, having shown work in galleries across the country.
Nick Mann, also known as “DOODLES” is an artist living in Oakland, California. Nick draws from his influences including: the Pacific Northwest, traveling, animals, graffiti, small towns, large towns, and underwater creatures. Doodles’ work can be found on the streets of London, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, Sweden, France, Ireland and Italy. He has become highly revered for his intricate and multi layered wheat pastes installed around the city.
Double Punch Gallery Presents - We Are Awake, featuring John Casey, Jon MacNair, Shawn Whisenant "AKO", and Nick Mann "Doodles". Duration of the show is July 25 -Aug 13, 2009. View flyer & bio information here. All artwork sold online will be shipped AFTER the show ends on August 13th. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art Available At www.Doublepunch.com
Opening Night Photos Of We Are Awake On Fecal Face