Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Dirty Bird Lounge VERSES -revisited-

As promised here's more info for the show I have up in the lounge.

It runs from the 8th of October to 31st of October (Hey that's exactly when I had this show in Mama Buzz last year, weird) and I'll be holding an opening reception on the 8th from 6pm-9pm. The Dirty Bird Lounge is located at 29308 Mission Blvd Hayward, CA 94544- (510) 537 2201 if you have any questions on how to get there. Below is a flyer of the show you can print it on your pillow sheet so you don't forget.

If you are a newspaper/ magazine and wants to run a story about this show the PR (Press Release) is available below. Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Dirty Bird Lounge- 29308 Mission Blvd Hayward, CA 94544- 510 537 2201

Victor Salazar-


CONTACT: Aric Yeverino, Victor Salazar FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Yeverino-510 537 2201/Salazar- 714 883 2056 (Photo Opportunity) JPEG available

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Newly Reincarnated Bar Brings Art Culture to Hayward

October 1st, 2009

Hoping to bring a new beat to the Hayward community the Dirty Bird Lounge brings local and emerging artists to expose their work. The lounge is located at 29308 Mission Blvd Hayward, CA and the show runs from the 8th of October through the 31st of October. An opening reception will be held on the 8th of October from 6pm to 9pm in which the artist will be present. Works included are from Victor Salazar's, a CSU East Bay Alumni, Verses series.

The new bar/ lounge, formerly known as the Viper Lounge newly known as the Dirty Bird Lounge, has been serving cocktails for over 60 years and is proud to bring for the first time ever art exhibitions into the bar. “I want to bring more art into the community and maybe help Hayward become an art scene” says Aric Yeverino, owner of the lounge. “I live in Oakland and I've been surrounded by art constantly and I think there's a lot of artists that come from Hayward we need to see.” The bar also offers two freshly felted pool tables and an eclectic jukebox.

The current exhibiting artist, Victor Salazar, is showing his Verses series. The series is a set of paintings created to illustrate emotional instability through form. “The lounge is bringing something new to Hayward and it's nice to see an outlet for art other than just the Sun Gallery or the Arts Council Gallery” says Salazar. “It's also a great opportunity for artists in Hayward to get exposure in a place where everyday people go to.” Salazar has shown work in many places including Oakland and was part of the Oakland Art Murmur in October 2008.


Monday, September 21, 2009

I'm becoming my own hero. And that's healthy!

Hello my boys and girls and frequent trolls who surf the web looking for inappropriate content. This month has been a little crazy I've been trying to look for a job and couldn't find any. It makes it a lot harder when someone tells you they are gonna hire then 2 weeks of non answered phone calls you finally go to the place he's not hiring you. But that's not what this blog is about! It's about my work and my ways of getting the work done!

I guess my bedroom is slowly becoming a studio. Everything is running up the walls to make space for gesso piles on top of furniture and lots of loosely rolled work I need to store. I actually just store them in front of me in open air.

I worked more on the personal sort of like Wizard of Oz ish paintings and this is one of them below. It's charcoal on duralar and it's one of the antagonists of the narrative. When I actually start making the big work it's going to look more visually interesting than narratively interesting. I'm more into aesthetics instead of morals you know? I don't want to tell you what to think. If you wanna know what's right or wrong you should ask your mom and if you don't have a mom ask your facebook friends.

The painting below is still in progress and it's also part of the "narrative" paintings. I have a great feeling about these. They remind me a lot of childhood and the feeling of magic. If you follow my work closely you will probably notice a lot of references to old works of mine.

I can't stand working on one type of work only and I already said I started new pens and sharpies and there's one of them below. It's actually more sculptural since it protrudes from the wood. I'm getting into new places with these and they are becoming a challenge to continue. Not a challenge like "oh no these are so hard and I'm so bored producing these" but it's becoming harder and harder to continue this long run and keep it interesting. Interesting to me. But when it does become interesting it feels very rewarding. I guess that's why I'm in it for :)

I almost forgot to mention. I'm having an opening reception at the Dirty Bird Lounge in Hayward. They liked my work (Verses) so I bust it out. More details to come. Come see me!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Many Directions

In this post I've decided to show all different works I have going on right now at my "studio".  I like all of them but time will come in which I'll have to decide which one I have to choose to work on first.  I decided to let you guys influence my decision :O

I started a new set of pens and sharpies.  They are different because the process that i used to make has changed a bit so I call them the NuPensAndSharpies. The main difference is that i use watered down white gesso and things are monochromatic.  So in a way I'm making the work look more complex by using more shades.

The paintings on the left( or wherever they are I can't see where they'll end up blogger is stupid)  are two different set of works.  The first one is part of my club series in which I paint club like experiences but viewed in a lighter perspective.  The paintings on the right are my newest paintings in which I use personal experiences and alter egos to create a a world lightly based on my personal life.  Both works are very different in feelings.

So which body of work are you interested in seeing grow first? :)

I must also mention that I have a duralar series as well but I need to take new photos of those and post them.

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