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EK Interview: Lucien Shapiro

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July 14, 2014

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Another fantastic artist at 111 Minna for the Empty Kingdom Art Show is Lucien Shapiro!  His pieces, made from found objects, create a cultural commentary revolving around identity, sexuality, rituals and modern symbology.  Check out his interview for a more in depth discussion from the man himself:
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EK Interview: Caleb Brown

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June 30, 2014

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Two of the insane and gorgeous paintings of Caleb Brown are currently hanging at 111 Minna for the Empty Kingdom Summer Show!  His work draws on real world crises and issues, both international and global, and the subsequent fallout.  Taking very real situations and issues and framing them through hyperrealism and photorealistic painting Caleb challenges what the viewer assumes and asks more about the social underpinnings, causes and effects of these catastrophes.
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EK Interview: Brin Levinson

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June 26, 2014

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We are honored to have two pieces from Brin Levinson (previously featured back in October 2013) at 111 Minna for the Empty Kingdom Summer Art Show that is still going on through July! Contemplating, humans, their place in the environment and the future of the world due to our actions, Brin poses a world in ruins.  Check out his interview:
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EK Interview: Derek Gores

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June 21, 2014

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Derek Gores has a two of his Full Volume series currently hanging at 111 Minna in San Francisco for the Empty Kingdom Art Show that goes from now until July!  His art address sexuality, fashion, and culture, check out his interview:
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EK Interview: Joel Daniel Phillips

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June 16, 2014

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The work of Joel Daniel Phillips is as beautiful and detailed as it is meaningful.  His illustrations depicting homeless and indigent individuals humanize a normally ignored class of the population, as visible as they are forgotten, Joel forces us to face what is around us every day but we do not see.  You can see two of his pieces currently at 111 Minna as part of the Empty Kingdom Art Show that goes through July.  Check it out if you have a moment!
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EK Interview: Amanda Elizabeth Joseph

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June 5, 2014

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We have featured and interviewed Amanda Elizabeth Joseph multiple times, and for good reason.  Her hyperreal figures are as honest as they caricatures and her interview responses are intelligent and well poignant.  We are honored to be bringing one of her pieces to the Empty Kingdom Summer Show.  Check out the interview:
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EK Interview: Adam Caldwell

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June 3, 2014

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Adam Caldwell is another fantastic artist who will be showing some pieces at the Empty Kingdom Summer Show NEXT MONTH!  His art draws into attention consumption, spirituality, sexuality, nature and our role whether as a part or separate from it.  Check out his interview:
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EK Interview: Karen Ann Myers

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May 29, 2014

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The work of  Karen Ann Myers discusses female gender roles, space, and self-perception.  We'll be showing some of her awesome work at the Empty Kingdom Summer Art Show so come through to see her work! And check out her interview:
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EK Interview: Jamie Vasta

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May 24, 2014

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Jamie Vasta will be bringing her amazing glitter art to the Empty Kingdom Summer Art Show.  Her work crosses renaissance fables with modern say subjects, creating entrancing work.  Check out her interview:
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EK Interview: Denis Peterson Part 2

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May 19, 2014

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Denis Peterson's work is soulful and gorgeous.  He depicts the humanity and dignity inherent to the human experience.  We are honored to say that one of his amazing pieces will be coming to the Empty Kingdom Summer Show. After reading his interview I spent the afternoon in the park talking to two homeless gentlemen and was incredibly thankful for the humility gained from just shutting up and listening to strangers talk about their lives.  What will you do?
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EK Interview: Michael Reedy

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May 19, 2014

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Michael Reedy will be bringing his psychedelic exploration of anatomy and geometry to the Empty Kingdom Summer Show!  His art is at once expansive, exploring life, death and all experience in between, and finite, teasing at confidence and addressing body image.  Check out his interview:
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EK Interview: Michael Page

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May 16, 2014

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 Michael Page has been making some dope art, trippy and unreal and overwhelming, his use of color would liquify a Crayola executive's brain.  We are super juiced to announce that he will be joining the Empty Kingdom Summer Show.  Check out his interview:
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EK Interview: Michael Ward

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May 13, 2014

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I love the modern day abandoned Americana mystique that Michael Ward's work seems to be steeped in.  There's a romance to it, the rich pastel colors seem to pop out and call to you to come visit these places that people walk but ignorant to the beauty Michael imbues them with.  We have the honor of featuring his work at the EK Summer Show, so come to The City if you can!
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EK Interview: Christine Wu

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May 9, 2014

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Christine Wu is another one of the fantastic artists bringing their art to San Francisco for the EMPTY KINGDOM SUMMER ART SHOW!  Her work deals with mythos, sexual tension and the emotional depth and trauma inherent to relationships.  Check out her work and interview:
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EK Interview: Orlando Sanchez

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May 6, 2014

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Orlando Sanchez is yet another fantastic artist in the lineup for the Empty Kingdom Summer Show.  Hailing from Naples, FL but currently in Austin, TX, Orlando's work is colorful and full of vitality.  He has immersed himself in the perception of the human being, both physically and emotionally, check out his art and his interview:
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EK Interview: Jonny Ruzzo

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May 3, 2014

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Jonny Ruzzo  is another fantastic artist who's work will be making it's way into the EK Summer Art Show.  His work is as vibrant and colorful as it is meaningful, through his art Jonny explores a great number of questions, regarding sexuality, gender differences, success, companionship and much more.  Check out his interview:
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EK Interview: Erin M. Riley

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April 28, 2014

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We have interviewed Erin M Riley twice on Empty Kingdom, making this a hat trick, so it is no surprise that she will be gracing the Empty Kingdom Art Show with a few of her pieces.  Shocking, honest, Erin's pieces delve into gender roles and stereotypes much deeper than some are willing to do.  Her exploration is nothing short of stunning, both in execution and subject matter.  And she's got some cool things to say too:
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EK Interview: Alicia Martin Lopez

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April 25, 2014

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This summer we are proud to announce the first Empty Kingdom Art Show at 111 Minna.  Within the show will be a host of fantastic artists, one of whom is Alicia Martin Lopez.  Alicia works with both digital painting and oil, which she describes rather well.  Her work is mysterious and other worldly, she herself is intelligent and well spoken.  Check out her art and interview!
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Dave Young, Eddie Colla AND Hugh Leeman AT 111 MINNA

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February 17, 2014

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Dave Young, Eddie Colla and Hugh Leeman are at it again, they currently have a show at 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco!  Though they have been working together for a while, this show is meant to be less a collaborative effort and group show.  Nonetheless, it's interesting see how their work and thought processes have evolved, both individually and thanks to their collaborations.  Check out the interview and if you're in The City check out the show!
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Astronomical Menagerie

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October 4, 2013

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The amazing San Francisco based artist Alec Huxley has given EK an exclusive look at his solo exhibition titled "Astronomical Menagerie" now Displaying at 111 Minna Gallery. The Opening Reception is tonight October 4th,  5pm – Late and the work will be on display through October 26th so don't miss it!
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