Grant’s Tomb Gallery marks the 100th Anniversary of the beginning of The Great WarFriday, August 15 7pm-10pm OPENING RECEPTION Saturday, August 16 Noon-6pm • Sunday, August 17 Noon-3pm
About the Show…
San Francisco, Ca, August 15, 2014 – Grant’s Tomb Gallery in North Beach will be hosting a show to mark the Hundredth Anniversary of the beginning of World War One featuring poster and collage art in The Guns of August!, Featuring the Social Realist work of Erik Chipchase, the show also incorporates works from notable collage artists Winston Smith and Rene Apallec. Guns of August! opens Friday, August 15, 2014.
“This era has always fascinated me visually,” admits artist Erik Chipchase, “with the juxtaposition of the new 20th Century technology and the petrified military culture of the 19th Century. In 1914, a silhouette of a French officer had scarcely changed since The Crimean War in 1830, except for the medals. Modern warfare had not yet made its impression.”
The Great War is also significant in the art world for spawning the revolutionary Dadaist and Cubist movements, which will be well represented by Winston Smith and Rene Apallec.
The French have a saying, “plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose,” which translates roughly as “the more it changes, the more it remains the same”. As the media headlines focus on places like Russia and the Ukraine, Syria and Iraq, and the Middle-East, one does not have to look very far to find the origins of complex, convoluted conflicts occurring in our modern world.
The show highlights images from the beginning of the war, before most of the iconographic events ever occurred. In 1914, there were no trenches and no chemical warfare. However, there were Zeppelins, Armoured Rolls Royces, large battleships, and massive guns.
Please join Grant’s Tomb Gallery for The Guns of August! Opening Party on Friday, August 15th, from 7pm to 10 pm, or come by Saturday, August 16th, from 12 – 6pm, and Sunday, August 17th, from 12 – 3pm.
Grant’s Tomb Gallery in North Beach, dedicated to collage and contemporary art, is located at 50-A Bannam Alley (off Union near Grant in the heart of North Beach) in San Francisco. For more details, visit www.winstonsmith.com/grants-tomb/
For more information contact:
Erik Chipchase, Artist
PO Box 2943, Petaluma, CA 94953
After doing sold-out and attendance smashing art shows worldwide, Shepard Fairey and Art Alliance have turned their attention to Chicago. Assembling one of the largest art shows ever done, Art Alliance: The Provocateurs, features trailblazers of the art world such as Shepard Fairey, Swoon, HAZE, Space Invader, Dzine, Mark Mothersbaugh, FAILE, Ryan McGinness, Winston Smith, RETNA, Stanley Donwood, Monica Canilao, Clare Rojas, Estevan Oriol, Evan Hecox, Gary Panter, Jen Stark, Camille Rose Garcia, Revok, Cleon Peterson, D*Face, WK Interact and many others.
The show will be far more than a typical exhibition by combining world class art with experiential and interactive components such as: music, public art, panel discussions, charities, local community interests, and education.
In 2014, the Art Alliance: The Provocateurs exhibition will take place during, and in partnership with, Lollapalooza, one of the largest music festivals in the world, which draws hundreds of thousands of culturally sophisticated and creatively curious visitors to Chicago each summer. The energy and vibrance of our selected visual artists parallels that of the musicians who rock the festival every year. Cross pollinating with the Festival guarantees that the art show will reach beyond the all-too-often narrow audience for art.
Additionally, the exhibit will feature live music and a Saturday night Aftershow to complement the revolutionary spirit of the art in The Provocateurs.
with Boing Boing and Noise Pop
Friday, July 18, 2014, 7–8:30 pm
Oakland Museum of California
Decades after records were declared dead media by the mainstream, the vinyl revival has broken through to popular consciousness. But for many musicians, visual artists, designers, and fans, vinyl’s visceral power has never disappeared. In this energetic panel discussion, presented in collaboration with Boing Boing and Noise Pop, Boing Boing editor David Pescovitz and a panel of legends from the worlds of art, design, and music will discuss why we still yearn to put the needle on the record.
Nick Harmer, bassist, Death Cab for Cutie
Winston Smith, legendary punk artist for Dead Kennedys, Green Day, and Alternative Tentacles
Lawrence Azerrad, designer of iconic albums by Wilco, Miles Davis, and the Beach Boys
Enjoy mixed drinks and other beverages during the night at a special bar located in the Vinyl exhibition during Friday Nights @ OMCA. Beverages will be for sale in the gallery from 5 to 9 pm.
Talk and Play, a program series in Vinyl: The Sound and Culture of Records, features guest participants from DJs to music journalists, record collectors to experimental musicians. Talk, Play, and Sip stirs up the social atmosphere with a bar located in the Gallery during select Friday Nights @ OMCA. With something different every week, you might find yourself swapping albums with collectors, learning from an expert about the mechanics of pressing an album, or listening to a specially curated music set.
Included with Museum admission. During Friday Nights @ OMCA, from 5 to 9 pm, admission is half-price for adults, free for ages 18 and under. Admission for Members is always free.