Oakland Scraper

Graffiti // Thursday, August 04, 2011
A very inspirational figure in my life always repetitively branded the following phrase in my head, “Don’t ever leave the job until the job is finished.”  Maybe the word soup will inspire a much-needed soup kitchen?

Aaron Hodges "While We Sleep" at Hatch Gallery, Oakland

Tattoo // Friday, July 01, 2011
We know Aaron Hodges very well as a tattoo artist at Idle Hands in San Francisco, but we know that he is also a fine art painter who showed at FIFTY24SF last summer. Tonight, July 1, in Oakland, he has a new series of oil paintings, While We Sleep, showing at Hatch Gallery.

Visionary Quest

Street Art // Monday, June 20, 2011
  Here is a new mural from Oakland-based artists Doodles, Feral, J Bcuz, and ATWA.   Welcome to the mythical, supernatural realm that one can enter when drinking the tap water of “The Town”.  

Never Heard Of Yah: Alexis Mackenzie Studio Visit

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 17, 2011
San Francisco-based Alexis Mackenzie creates meticulously abstract collages from a variety of found books. I stopped by Alexis's studio while she was preparing for a 2 person show opening this Saturday at Swarm Gallery in Oakland. Her most recent work is refreshingly different from previous collages. Here is what I saw.

A Studio Visit With Aaron Nagel

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 01, 2010
Kirsten Incorvaia of White Walls Gallery recently popped into Aaron Nagel’s studio in Oakland where he has been feverishly finishing up his latest series of paintings for his upcoming show at Shooting Gallery. Come in and take a look.
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