Sunday, April 12, 2009

Upcoming: Griffin McPartland

Easy on the I's
Griffin McPartland
Opening reception on Thursday, 30 April 2009 7 - 10pm
with live performance by Coconut

Oakland-based artist Griffin McPartland has been curating, publishing, and making art in the Bay Area since 1992. As half of the publishing team of the celebrated Hot and Cold project zine, Griffin has shown at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; The Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, Lump Gallery, North Carolina, and Cell Project Space, London.

In his first solo show at Adobe Books and the Backroom Gallery, McPartland uses balloons as a vehicle of communication. Collected through day to day observations, McPartland's writings
transform pop culture, mundane human occurrences and social trends into a satirical language. Fleeting thoughts are given residence in a series of balloons creating a visual banter between the artist and the observer.

Upcoming shows include Glen Horowitz, North Hampton, New York and Bear Ridgeway Exhibitions, San Francisco.

Curated by Maggie Otero

30 April to 30 May, 2009
Adobe Books Backroom Gallery
Everyday 11am to midnight