Daily Archives: April 23, 2009

Press Release: Dustin Olson

Presents
“Fantastic in the Sack”
New Works By Dustin Olson

Gallery Three is proud to present “Fantastic in the Sack,” a new body of work by Dustin Lee Olson. His cohesive collection of eight paintings denotes elements of sexism juxtaposed with sweetness and beauty. Please join us at Gallery Three for “Fantastic in the Sack” by Dustin Lee Olson on May 9th 2009 from 7-11pm. Read the full press release here.

NPR Asks, Public Art or Nuisance?

This morning on NPR, a fierce debate concerning graffiti went down. Feathers got ruffled and a web forum gave listeners a chance to voice their opinion on the controversial matter. Although some hateful responses were tinged with ignorance, others were worthy of high-fives. Below are two excerpts that we support. For the full thread, see KQED Community.

https://i0.wp.com/farm4.static.flickr.com/3145/3060794863_26ec9884fc.jpgSan Francisco piece by Shepard Fairy (referenced several times in the thread).

“Public art itself can carry a powerful message, and can be a beautiful expression of the defiant and rebellious spirit that has shaped this country for so long. Unfortunately, like so many forms of expression, cheap mimicry has given it a bad name.” -Jollymore

“Humans have been leaving their marks on the walls for over 30,000 years! Graffiti can be found in caves, in pyramids, in the ruins of Pompeii, and from settler scrawls by Native markings in Utah.”-Anonymous

DRAW Show Walkabout

The days are speeding by and DRAW Show‘s stopover at The Shooting Gallery draws near to closing. It seems as though new drawings are being added to the wall every day; every time we walk through the gallery, fresh images emerge from the mass and grab our attention. We did a quick walkabout of the space to give you an idea of the incredible scope of this show. Enjoy.