EK Interview: Orlando Sanchez

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

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

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…

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EK Interview: Alicia Martin Lopez

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…

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Astronomical Menagerie

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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111 Minna’s 20th Anniversary

111 Minna Gallery is celebrating their 20th Anniversary along side Last Gasp and thanking its vast number of supporters in style. Join them now and celebrate 20 years of recognized talent and a prolific gallery whose constant support of underground artists, has transformed it into a crucial cornerstone of San Francisco’s art scene. Press and collectors…

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EK Interview: Mike Shankman

Here’s what I know about Mike Shankman. He’s a hard working dude. He is patient. He’s talented. He loves painting deeply. I’m not sure if there’s anything else I need to know. Oh, and I do also know his paintings are a real treat in person! He is currently solo-showing at the prolific 111 Minna…

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EK Interview: John Wentz

John Wentz is a teacher at the Academy of Art in San Francisco with a perspective that all teachers would do well to adopt.  As an artist he pushes the envelope, challenging the manner in which we, as a culture, view heroes, the idea of archetypes and the effect on future generations of depriving them…

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EK Spotlight: 111 Minna Gallery

The first amazing gallery spotlight we’re shining is on 111 Minna Gallery, a San Francisco institution that has been around since 1993, specifically known for its focus on underground, low brow, edgy and often controversial art. Micah LeBrun, the curator of this laid back gallery, speaks with us about their selection process and the interplay…

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