Signs procured on the streets of San Francisco, encased in resin as pop art jewels.
Teichert's 2011 series Spare Any Change shifts the underground economy of panhandling into new context. The signs, some painstakingly crafted by the original draftsmen, display a gamut of emotions. From pride [I Hate to Ask & U Hate to Give], to desire [Hungry for My Wife in Shanghai], to the old classic, humor [Why Lie I Want Beer]. Despite being one of the wealthiest cities in America, San Francisco hosts between 7-10,000 urban campers each night. Teichert set out on foot to buy the signs from their creators, in the process gaining insight into one of San Francisco's omnipresent issues, which will be chronicled in an upcoming documentary short. Selected works were included in Los Angeles Art Association's Open Show and the full series was showcased at Teichert's solo exhibition National Anthem. For slides of the full collection click here.
One short night's sleep after Alex's SF show, we loaded up the car and headed south once again. Unfortunately my friends from Oceania don't drive so the duty fell upon me. I actually enjoy driving, with a little more sleep under my belt of course. We arrived in time for a quick freshening and a stylishly late arrival; the gallery was already packed and in no time the temperature began to rise. Though I'm not a smoker I spent a large portion of the evening outside, gazing into the little ... more
Made a quick trip southbound this weekend with my charming studio assistant, copilot and photographer extraordinaire, Juanita. Dropped my babies in LA for the show and got a bit silly in the canyons, Laurel and Topanga, respectively. Driving into LA always fills me with seductive potential, and by the time I'm headed home, I usually sigh with a bit of relief. . . Only to turn around and drive back again on Saturday for the main event. Definitely excited for the road ahead (and no speeding tickets please).
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I'm pleased to announce my inclusion in Los Angeles Art Association's 2011 Open Show. A rather sweet birthday present to receive today. My co-conspirator Alexander Philippe will also be showing works.
On December 10, 2011, Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA) will present the 2011 Open Show, LAAA's signature survey exhibition of the very best emerging contemporary artists of all media.Distinct by design, LAAA's annual Open Show has developed into one of the most potent survey exhibitions on the West Coast. The opening reception is 6 to 9p on December ... more
I have now completed ten works in resin as part of my Spare Any Change series. I'm submitting for a few shows here in SF and in LA so I'll be sure to update my exhibition schedule when the dates are confirmed.
A little preview of the new series, Spare Any Change. Let's just say, the process of acquiring some of my art supplies was very interesting. My friends Alex + Nino were kind enough to accompany me on a few of the runs with a video camera; should expect to see some of the footage in the near future, in addition to more works from the series. And yes, the far right piece reads, "I hate to ask & u hate to give."