Date(s) - 01/04/2020
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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This workshop will provide participants with an insightful overview about the history of stenciling and other revolutionary acts of street art as seen in ancient and contemporary art. Participants will also gain a basic understanding of how to design, cut, and spray their very own reusable stencil to take home that day!
- Class size is limited to 15 participants
- Supplies are included in $65 ticket purchase
- Minimum age 15+ years
- Painting-friendly clothing is encouraged
- Feel free to bring inspiration imagery for your stencil
Jeremy Novy’s (b. 1979) unique brand of street art is ripe with thoughtful social examinations. Novy has combated a homophobic lack of representation with a celebration of gay iconography, bringing joviality and warmth to disused urban spaces. With a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, he curated the first major exhibition of its kind, “A History of Queer Street Art,” premiered in San Francisco in 2011 and later toured to Pop Up Gallery in Los Angeles and Yale University.
Since graduating from Pecks School of the Arts, Novy’s art has been met with acclaim across the country. His work has benefited non-profit foundations, advocacy organizations, and community service programs and has been featured in numerous films, books, publications, and collections public and private. His stencil work is cogent in its messaging and remarkably complex for its compositional simplicity—like the koi fish of his most-established series which, floating beneath the surface of concrete, refer to anti-authoritarian coded symbols in Chinese art under communism. His pioneering images of drag queens, physique pictorials, and pornography bring to life the multiplicity of modern identity, reminding us that the we, each of us, must walk the streets of our cities in collective solidarity.
Voss Gallery is an art gallery in San Francisco’s Mission District established in 2019 by Ashley L. Voss. The gallery features a dynamic exhibition program of work by emerging and mid-career artists in both solo and thematically organized group shows with an emphasis in New Contemporary, Street Art, Outsider Art, Lowbrow, and Pop Surrealism. Voss Gallery prides itself for its unique commitment to fostering community and establishing relationships with local artists and young collectors. New exhibitions are presented approximately every four weeks.
IMAGE: Courtesy of Jeremy Novy