Photos: Michael Sieben & Cody Hudson at FIFTY24SFJuxtapoz // Friday, 06 Jun 2008
Michael Sieben: Heroes for Ghosts
Cody Hudson: Save My Life
June 5 - June 26, 2008
Michael Sieben’s (Juxtapoz cover #81) Heroes for Ghosts and Cody Hudson’s (Juxtapoz issue #86) Save My Life opened last night at Upper Playground’s FIFTY24SF Gallery, fulfilling all expectations created around these two prolific artists.
Sieben explores the compromises we make when transitioning from childhood into adulthood in Heroes for Ghosts. In his signature technique, a blend of children's book illustration and skateboarding graphic design, Sieben created a series of parables that are familiar and unsettling at the same time.
Hudson’s work centers on the theme of the human condition, exploring the concepts of both euphoria and impending doom. Save My Life highlights new paintings on wood panels, framed drawings, and unique sculptural installations that Hudson created utilizing materials collected in San Francisco in the days preceding yesterday’s opening. Talk about “going green” in SF right?
Check out these opening night photos by Lauren Heald of the pair's amazing work...
Michael Sieben offers a grin next to one of his pieces
Early gallery-goers check out Sieben's space at FIFTY24SF
Getting a closer look
One of Hudson's amazing install pieces
Discussing Hudson's genius, no doubt
Hudson's explosive paintings in the upstairs room
Another Hudson installation: old pots have never looked so good!
Cody Hudson (left) chats it up
Final Hudson installation piece
Checking out Hudson's work