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Zio Ziegler’s new body of work for his solo show opening at LeQuiVive Gallery tomorrow night in Oakland. 

From the artist:

“I’ve often been asked what my symbols mean in relation to one another, and while I hint at their meanings with a reference in a title, their meanings are as ephemeral as the process itself. This transience of meaning serves as catalyst for each viewer’s understanding. Because each painting lacks a singular explanation, the viewer is faced with self-reflection of his or her own life and internal pursuit. My paintings have subjectively different meanings for each person that views them, and through the observer’s own balance of reason, context, and intuitive reaction, each one serves as a starting place of thought and reflection rather than a means to an end.”

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Lauren YS for “Us” at LeQuivive Gallery.

Opening December 13th, 2014 at LeQuivive Gallery in Oakland, California is the group show entitled “Us.”  Above are a selection of works from the kinetic and electric Lauren YS for her part in the show.  The show will also feature work from Matt Ritchie (Supersonic’s “A Day in the Life with Matt Ritchie”), Bruce Parker and Patrick O'Connell.  Lauren YS will have brand new work featured in the 4th Annual Supersonic Invitational Group Show which opens January 10th, 2015 at Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco, California.

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Yellena James explores a wildly flourishing imaginary ecosystem in her solo show “Radiance,” opening at LeQuiVive Gallery in Oakland on January 10. While paintings of flowers are traditionally on the tame side, James’s work is far-removed from your average still life. Her flat, stylized flora explodes from every corner of each piece. The brightly colored, biomorphic shapes are ambiguous and suggestive, sometimes even overwhelmingly energetic. James draws and paints them in combinations of acrylic, marker, and ink, inviting a playful dance of various textures. “Radiance” will include a site-specific mural at the gallery, as well.

See more on Hi-Fructose.

Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

inspired a little by Wilco, a little by this house I lived in during some glory years of Denver.    Many visits, many pals from all over the country visited.    

watercolor and ink on paper

11.5x14 in 

for ‘Home again, home again’   on view till the 23rd of February at Lequive gallery

(1525 Webster Oakland, CA (

better view at http://www.flickr.com/photos/kauffmanartistry/8119383971/in/set-72157632537333445

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Matt Ritchie for LeQuivive Gallery’s “Us.”

Opening on December 13th, 2014 at LeQuivive Gallery in Oakland, California is the group show, “Us.”  One of the contributing artists is Matt Ritchie (Supersonic’s “A Day in the Life of Matt Ritchie”) who displays immaculate ability at carving and painting sculptures and miniatures.  The show also features work from Lauren YS, Bruce Parker and Patrick O'Connell.  Matt will also have brand new work in the 4th Annual Supersonic Invitational Group Show which opens January 10th, 2015 at Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco, California.

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Graffiti-writer-turned-figurative-painter Optimist has a solo show and retrospective opening at Oakland’s LeQuiVive Gallery on February 6 titled “Packrat’s Paradise.” A glimpse into his studio sheds light on the show’s tongue-in-cheek title. Optimist’s multilayered mixed-media works feature abstract elements, tightly painted figures, as well as ephemera like graffiti stickers and bus tickets. “Packrat’s Paradise” pays homage to graffiti culture while chronicling the artist’s creative evolution.

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Shabazz Palaces

~12x15 in watercolor and ink on rives bfk

available, email michael@lequivive.com to enquire   

for ‘Home again, home again’   on view till the 23rd of February at Lequive gallery

(1525 Webster Oakland, CA (

for better viewing- http://www.flickr.com/photos/kauffmanartistry/8383254099/in/set-72157632537333445

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Visceral Paintings.

Zio Ziegler.

Around Webster Street in Downtown Oakland.

Zio Zielger currently has a show open at LeQuiVive until Dec 5.

See show details

http://lequivive.com

http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/zio-zieglers-visceral-paintings/Content?oid=4126663

See other Zio Ziegler art on the street

http://www.streetartsf.com/tag/zio-ziegler/

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CHAMPAGNE TIGERS

Exhibition: September 26th- October 18th

 

John Felix Arnold III

Ken Davis

Mark Pricks

Sean Gillespie

Dana James

& Hunter de La Ghetto

 

Wu Tang Clan as a rap group and each solo artist within it, has produced more than a legacy within hip hop but a multifaceted brand that has touched various areas of popular culture. That being said, visual art and music have gone hand-n-hand since the beginning of time. The relationship is joyfully symbiotic and the art forms exchange a dialogue with each other that is interchangeably inspirational. The exhibiting artists are using Wu Tang as the essence of their inspiration. This driving force brings not only a synergy to the work shown but also an admiration of its subjects. Each piece is homage to Wu Tang Clan and a kind of visual “dap” or handshake their amongst fans. Please join us as we present this exhibition to the public on September 26th.

W'aka

~15x22 in watercolor and ink on rives bfk

the house where I grew up in ol South Bend….

for ‘Home again, home again’   on view till the 23rd of February at Lequive gallery

(1525 Webster Oakland, CA (

available email michael@lequivive.com to enquire

for better viewing http://www.flickr.com/photos/kauffmanartistry/8387184039/in/set-72157632537333445

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San Francisco-based artist Zio Ziegler’s work requires two levels of the viewer’s attention. There are the large figures almost always present in his canvases, drawings and murals — Cubist-inspired bodies whose heads and limbs appear splayed out the surface. Ziegler stitches together these characters with intricate, collage-like patterns that often evoke indigenous, South American folk art forms. The repeating patterns within each figure inform our understand of the larger whole. His solo show “Intuitivism” opens tomorrow, November 15, at LeQuiVive Gallery in Oakland. Earlier this week, the artist painted a large-scale mural on the corner of 17th St. and Webster St. Take a look at some photos of the mural as well as a preview of the exhibition on Hi-Fructose