Smith|Allen are an Oakland-based artist duo composed of installation and sculpture artist Stephanie Smith and architect/designer Bryan Allen. They will be creating a 3D-printed, site-specific installation at Loakal for their show with Scott Greenwalt, “Degeneration/Regeneration.”
Opening Reception: May 2, 6-10 pm at Loakal. RSVP on Facebook.
Stephanie Smith is a Bay Area artist who graduated from UC Berkeley with degrees in Art Practice and Psychology. She has exhibited at Interface Gallery in Oakland, A Simple Collective in San Francisco, Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco, and Headquarters Gallery in Berkeley, among others. She has been published in SFAQ, and has co-curated exhibitions in the Bay Area, including at Catharine Clark Gallery.
Bryan Allen Assoc. AIA received his Masters in Architecture from University of California at Berkeley, he is a Branner Fellow and has taught at UC Berkeley and San Jose State. He has lectured at Techshop, The Bold Italic and UC Berkeley. He has exhibited at Wurster Hall, the Firehouse Collective, Headquarters Gallery in Berkeley, and at numerous venues in Salt Lake City, Utah.
smith|allen brings together an architectural designer with a sculpture and installation artist. Their work responds to site, form, structure, and interaction and investigates the relationships between nature, humans and technology. The duo’s work has been featured in Wired, Forbes, 7x7 Magazine, Curbed, SF Weekly, and Architecture Magazine. In 2014, smith|allen will begin the artist residency program at Autodesk, and in 2013 the duo participated in the Project 387 residency. smith|allen have exhibited at Interface Gallery, ASC Projects, West Coast Craft. The duo began collaborating in 2013 and currently live and work in Oakland.
Oakland-based painter Scott Greenwalt in his studio with two of the paintings that will be in his show with artist duo Smith|Allen at Loakal, "Degeneration/Regeneration." The exhibition opens at Loakal May 2, 6-10 pm. RSVP on Facebook and G+.
Scott Greenwalt received his BFA from the University of Central Missouri in 1996 and his MFA in Drawing and Painting from California College of the Arts in 1999. He was most recently featured in the art anthology Juxtapoz New Contemporary (2013) and Juxtapoz issue 155 in December 2013. He has appeared in numerous group shows and solo shows in galleries in San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles Copenhagen and beyond. Inspired by natural and supernatural processes of transformation, Greenwalt strives to depict fantastic metamorphoses of extraordinary subjects in his paintings, drawings, and installations. He is fascinated by the various phases of transmutation. Much of his work may be described as portraits of non-people, still lifes of non-objects, or landscapes of non-places. Portions of the image may be decipherable, suggesting a current state, while there are others that may foretell what the form will be in the future, and still others that will recall past incarnations. The finished piece becomes a snapshot of numerous brief, ephemeral moments charged with perpetual tension.
His imagery is inspired by disparate sources: from work by artists Francis Bacon and Hieronymus Bosch, to anatomical, botanical and geological studies as well as science fiction films of the 1970-80s. He renders these paintings in a language drawn from the craft of horror because he is also interested in engaging with the fear of the unknown, the undecipherable, and a state of uncertainty. However, there are moments of anticipated hope in his work, as well as awareness that through these massive shifts, though the process may be difficult or appear destructive or alien, something majestic and beautiful can be revealed.
In the studio with @smithallenstudio as one of their sculptures is printing in the 3D printer. #3dprinting #art
1xRUN is releasing a limited edition set of prints from “Carpe Diem” that features Brett Amory, Jessica Hess, Hueman and Max Kauffman’s pieces. The original works were painted within a 24 hour period inside the gallery on 4’ by 8’ panels.
- 1 - Brett Amory “Waiter #?” Archival Print on 310gsm Fine Art Paper
- 1 - Hueman “Aurora” Archival Print on 310gsm Fine Art Paper
- 1 - Jessica Hess “Cock Fight” Archival Print on 310gsm Fine Art Paper
- 1 - Max Kauffman “The House That Owl Built” Archival Print on 310gsm Fine Art Paper
Each print is signed and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
All four prints are dropping in only two days. More info and artist interviews on the 1xRun site:http://blog.1xrun.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/carpe4.jpg
Stephanie Smith and Bryan Allen together form Smith | Allen, an artistic collaboration that seeks to push the boundaries of art and technology with 3D printed installations and sculptures. Here’s a sneak peek of their new piece, hot off the press, so to speak, that will be debuting at Loakal on May 2 for the two-artist show “Degeneration/Regeneration” with Scott Greenwalt. #loakal #3dprinting #installation #art #oaklandartmurmur #firstfriday @smithallenstudio @soylentgreenwalt
Jean-Michel and Andy, so awesome!
Some sneak peeks from the awesome street art book Burn After Reading. This book is comprehensive yet portable… a street art anthology you can easily throw in your backpack or pocket. See more art books in our online store.
John Wentz with his piece, 14 Hours, currently on view in our group show “Carpe Diem.”
All the artwork in the exhibition was created within 24 hours by the artists on 4’ by 8’ panels. See the whole show here: http://bit.ly/1pWI83a
Lauren YS and Jet Martinez painting in the rain together at “Carpe Diem” on March 29. All the artwork in the exhibition was created within 24 hours by the artists on 4’ by 8’ panels. The results of the experiment are currently on view at Loakal.
See the whole show here: http://bit.ly/1pWI83a