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Chris Stain & Armsrock, I Know There is Love / Ezra Li Eismont

Ad Hoc Art
49 Bogart Street
August 7 - September 6, 2009
Reception: Friday, August 7, 7 - 10 PM
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Chris Stain first became infected by graffiti’s bold colors, striking form, and independent nature as a child in the summer of 1984. As time went by he investigated other avenues of art such as print making, graphic design, and screen printing. Stain’s work is a direct reflection of the people, neighborhoods, and struggles that are swept along with the every day lives of the common American. It is his hope that through the work he will be able to convey the importance of the role of the less recognized individual of society.

Armsrock is an artist and activist whose work focuses on the human condition in the urban environment. By creating hundreds of unique drawings of his fellow citizens, and placing these original pieces on the walls of the city, Armsrock makes an attempt to generate a critical understanding of the stories and fates that house us.

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Ezra Li has shown his work extensively throughout the Bay Area in such galleries and museums as I I I Minna Street, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Upper Playground, Balazo Mission Badlands Gallery, Richmond art center, Inferno Gallery,Gallery A.D. in San Jose, I.C.U. Art in Los Angeles and numerous warehouse gallery spaces. Examples of his work have appeared on flyers and album covers for local parties and groups such as Balanceman, the Bay Area Art Collective and Cat Five. He is staff artist for Thermal Recordings, Nutmeats Recordings, and Oaklyn records – three Oakland based record companies. He has also published work in ANARCHY magazine (winter/spring 2005/2006) WIRED magazine (october 2003), The Stranger (july 2004), GQ Spain, PRINT Magazine (June/July 2001),and GRAFFITO (by Michael Walsh, 1996). Eismont’s work resides in hundreds of private collections across the globe.
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