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Hadley House murals

Monday, March 1st, 2021

Hadley House residents voted on 4 out of 8 potential murals to be painted in the stairwell of their condo. These are the four that were painted. The murals are details from paintings done in the style that was concurrent with Brutalist architecture (a style in which the building was designed.)

Gallery 110

Monday, February 1st, 2021

A note about the show:

Selected from over 1200 submissions, this exhibition presents the work of twenty-four artists working in a range of mediums and practices. While the selection was not guided by a pre-determined thematic, there does emerge common ground and threads of connection across the diverse works. In particular, there is a strong sense of revealing the unseen—whether a people, a system, a history, or a practice. Translated through transformative layers of materiality, abstraction, or revised modes of representation, the works address concerns from ethnic genocide, the threat of current politics, injustices across gender and sexual preference, the fundamental inequity of social structures, and efforts to reimagine the white-washing of history—among other issues. Other threads tie together across works foregrounding a tactile materiality, those embracing abstraction embedded with social issues or the body as a site of contest, and certainly, resonating in many diverse objects, a ghostly sense of absence and loss linked undoubtedly to our current state of isolation and lack of community connection.

CVG online red tag sale

Monday, January 4th, 2021

Invited to participate in The Collective Visions Gallery in Bremerton show. This is the youtube link advertising the show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqwaefQZX3Q&feature=youtu.be

I submitted 6 paintings of crows

Schoolmaster

Monday, January 4th, 2021

Commissioned to create a 3′ x 5′ painting of a schoolmaster snapper done in the style of Kehinde Wiley. All the elements in the design are found in the Bahamas.

Burnese mountain dog commission

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

My friend recently lost his Burnese mountain dog named Lola. He asked me to do a couple of paintings featuring that breed.

Dr. Woggles
Einstein on the Beach
La chienne

Dakota Art Covid Show take 2

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

These are replacement paintings for the ones that sold. OO7 Cats

To Russia With Love
You Only Live Twice
Thunderball

Seattle Storefronts Installation

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

An installation I did for Seattle Storefronts featuring some of my favorite hip hop artists: Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill and Mos Def. They are done in a glitch art style. Digital art printed on posters. Seattle Storefronts site is here: https://shunpike.org/storefronts/

Dakota Art Supply Covid show

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

We did a show featuring the paintings we all did during quarantine. All three of mine sold!

Hmong Flower mural

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

This is a mural about The Hmong flower farmers. The Hmong are the farmers that sell their flowers at Pike Place. Having been hit hard by tha pandemic Friendly Vang took on the responsibility of selling their flowers and vegetables at her house and around the city. In this mural I have included her two grandmothers, both Hmong refugees. The ends are decorative Hmong embroidery. Here is a King 5 story about Friendly and the Hmong farmers: https://www.king5.com/embeds/video/281-d8caa7d7-6fe3-4c41-9d71-ef6cebef0f3a/iframe?jwsource=cl&fbclid=IwAR0scI6qnczhy9KP7kenauOeyCo1nbo0jmz7qP6Du63QMPjzpZwKDwAU_xs

Corona Portrait

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020
A self portrait that was included in the Corona Portrait Project. Artists from around the world are included in this online exhibition: https://www.coronaportrait.com/tanaka