A Look Inside Mike Shine's Wonder WagonJuxtapoz // Monday, 20 Sep 2010
Shine blends a collaborative and fun spirit into his folksy, Nordic-inspired, philosophically informed paintings and installation pieces for a carnival-esque ride of epic proportions in his Flotsam's Wonder World.
His inaugural exhibit at the new 941Geary gallery in San Francisco sees a full transformation of this beautiful, lofty new space into an art "opera" complete with films, music, a carnival tent, games, and over 200 mixed media pieces on everything from walls to cars, makeshift houses.
One of the most enjoyable portions of the exhibit is a large carnival tent, littered with straw and hay bails, whose inner walls are lined with fully functional spinning art pieces as well as freaky boxes containing preserved specimens like fake fetus', animals, and other oddities. It's pretty cool.
Do yourself a favor and stop by to see the show in person, as its nearly impossible to fully convey in words of photos.
Flotsam's Wonder World by Mike Shine
Open now through October 30th with an closing performance from 6-11PM with trick-or-treating.