Art show runs from January 16th through January 30th
in welcoming back Benjamin Kellgren to our venue; this time, he’s switched from his characteristic choice of India Ink to Montana Acrylic Paint Markers and has also tried several new techniques that are going to be AMAZING for the upcoming week.
BEN will also be LIVE PAINTING for the evening during Housepitality for a project called “Multibodies” from 8PM-12AM. He will be one of 20 artists to live paint the torso of a female mannequin. Once they have all been completed, they will be auctioned off during a huge party set to benefit aspiring young artists in the San Francisco community.
-Appetizers from 7-9
$5 SHOT OF JAMESON
$4 ORANGE CREMESICLE MARTINIS
Artist Statement: In this new body of work, Ben
Kellgren employs a
simple, pain-staking technique of stippling ink with Sharpie pens to
create organic, abstract imagery. Drawing from the dynamic natural
setting of his native Bay Area, Kellgren slowly builds depth and
tension into each meditative work. He allows the image to
gradually through hours of dot making to convey a sense of energy and
movement. view current work at benkellgren.tumblr.com
Bio: Born and raised in Petaluma, California, Ben Kellgren began his Arts education at Santa Rosa Junior College, where he focused on printmaking. Kellgren then transferred to Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon, and graduated in 2009 with a BFA in Intermedia Design, with a focus in photography and video. At home in San Francisco, his new work draws from his printmaking roots, creating bold, energetic images through physical, laborious mark making.
The show will coincide with F8’S weekly HOUSEPITALITY PARTY!! As usual, UNLIMITED CHAMPAGNE FROM 9pm-10pm!
( ( ( ( (H O U S E P I T A L I T Y) ) ) ) ) is proud to present the launch of a new San Francisco/Berlin label:
“Touch Of Class Records”
Housepitality founder and resident DJ Michael Tello and partner Ray Zuniga a.k.a. Signal Flow bring the new imprint back from the
BPM Festival with a debut exclusive LIVE Performance from one of Berlin’s top acts AQUARIUS HEAVEN from Wolf + Lamb and Circus Company. Join the crew for a serious night of new music and sweet vibes.