Sezio & Yeller Studio present
The PARACHUTE FACTORY
FEBRUARY 16th, 2013
Downtown San Diego, California
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Hosted by MINDGRUVE and housed within a historic bi-level warehouse, the exhibition will feature paintings, installations and cinematic art from over forty San Diego-based artists. Spanning across a variety of mediums, Parachute Factory will feature a diverse body of work where navigation throughout the space is highly encouraged to get its full potential. Along with the art, guests will also be able to enjoy live music, craft beer from Karl Strauss and bites from MIHO Gastrotruck.
I was approached awhile back about painting the back of the Art and Craftman's store in Hilcrest. I was going to possibly paint and collaborate with Mike Maxwell (top three mocks). I made a bunch of quick mock-ups, and nothing had really been decided, till this day (2014) the wall remains grey. I really want to paint this wall and I think I'm going to re-do some mocks and try some new designs. Hopefully 2014!
This is one of my favorite pieces, it is for a show at the Roots Factory in Barrio Logan. It's a group show called 'In Guad We Trust', where each artist is free to give their interpretation of our Lady of Guadalupe. I've always been a fan of religious imagery and I chose to show Guadalupe as the mother of god. As we all know, the Virgin Mary and our Lady Guadalupe are the same person in different stages of her life. This piece is even more special to me because I painted her face as my wife's.
I had the pleasure of designing the shirts for the NEON DESERT Music Festival this year and I'm very pleased with the outcome! I asked Ernesto Yerena to design a shirt, and he cranked out one of the baddest shirts around. These shirts are pretty limited, so make sure you get your shirts early in the day before they sell out!
I am proud to be featured in this months Fusion Magazine 'Gallery' section so make sure you grab a copy and check it out! If you're not in EP, take a look at the digital version. I'd like to thank Oscar and Rafael for working with me and my crazy schedule. I've been a fan of this mag since it came out, they've been putting out quality issues for a while now. Issue #52 of Fusion is dedicated to the 2nd annual Neon Desert Music Festival taking place May 26, 2012 in downtown El Paso, TX. Where I'll be live painting/posting an 8'x12' wall. I'll be giving out some shirts and stickers.
Photos below are courtesy of Jeff Durkin
5 level installation//15x20ft stenciled portrait of Andrew Carnegie in the historic Carnegie Building in Downtown San Diego.
March 2012//All photos, no video was used.
Community @ Carnegie Building
Rough Edit//work is still in progress