Artists include: Shorty Fatz, John Stuart Berger, Matt Richie,
Ken Davis, Task 1
March 7 - April 26, 2009
"It Takes All Kinds" is a showcase of artists that are diverse
and unconventional in their work and media. They work against
the grain of conventional society, yet still pay homage to classic
and contemporary styles. By showing these artists in a single
forum the exhibition reveals converging ideas, outlooks, and
themes while celebrating individual style. The show is meant
to spotlight the varied backgrounds of each artist and reveal
the underlying similarities they share.
Autobody Fine Art is proud to play host to
work that is frequently dismissed as commercial or alternative
but has at its heart a very deep appreciation of art history
and aesthetics motivated by political concerns. This show will
challenge notions of what is acceptable as "fine" art and how
images are represented and repeated once they move from the outside
world to the precious placement within a gallery.
Shorty Fatz /
Shorty Fatz consists of San Jose artists Matthew Rodriguez
and Samuel Rodriguez who are recognized for their state of
the art original bicycle fabrication and paintwork.
John Stuart Berger / www.johnstuartberger.com
John Stuart Berger is a Northern California artist who passes
time by manipulating and mutating various forms of the natural
world. He is intrigued by organisms that tend to slither, crawl,
ooze, fly, strike and usually bite!
Matt Richie / www.matt136.deviantart.com
Hailing from Hayward, Matt is known for his
meticulous woodburning and ball point pen work as well as complicated
and seductive shadowboxes.
Political Gridlock / www.gridlock.com
These Oakland Printmakers
have been leaving an impression on the world with everything
ranging from their to politically charged propaganda to their
rock poster work.
Ken Davis / www.myspace.com/coolhandken
Currently living in Alameda, Ken’Äôs
work has been described as a combination of old-school hand lettering
combined with contemporary themes. Skateboard companies, stores,
and bands have all commissioned him to produce work for them.
Task 1 / www.taskonerus.com
Street artist and sculptor who constantly is trying to blur the
lines between disciplines of Graffitti, Fine Art and Visual
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