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It Was Nature @RVCA, Opening 5/16, Fri.
    Thursday, 15 May 2014 /// Written by Van Edwards

Our friends, the talented artists Mario Ayala and Martin Machado, will be participating in the group show It Was Nature at San Francisco's Haight & Ashbury based RVCA opening Friday evening 5/16 (6-9pm) ~show details

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"Salt the Skies" at FFDG Opening Fri, Mar 21st
    Tuesday, 18 March 2014 /// Written by Trippe

FFDG's spring show "Salt the Skies" is set to open on Friday, March 21st (6-9pm).

Featuring works by Brett Amory, John Felix Arnold, Mario Ayala, Jud Bergeron, Curiot (Favio Martinez), Christopher Burch, Lola Dupre, Michelle Fleck, Matt Gonzalez, Hiro Kurata, Marty Machado, Mark Mulroney, and Nicomi Nix Turner


 

"Salt the Skies" at FFDG Opening Fri, Mar 21st
    Friday, 07 March 2014 /// Written by Trippe

FFDG's spring show "Salt the Skies" is set to open on Friday, March 21st (6-9pm).

Featuring works by Brett Amory, John Felix Arnold, Mario Ayala, Jud Bergeron, Curiot (Favio Martinez), Christopher Burch, Lola Dupre, Michelle Fleck, Matt Gonzalez, Hiro Kurata, Marty Machado, Mark Mulroney, and Nicomi Nix Turner

 

L2 at Book & Job
    Tuesday, 09 July 2013 /// Written by Rachel Ralph

SAN FRANCISCO --- The Book and Job Gallery opened their new group show L2 with not one but two nights of events, including a Saturday night hip-hop show in their tiny space.

Curated by our friend Mario Ayala, the show includes work by Alex Ziv, Henry Gunderson, and several other local San Francisco artists. The show was packed full of diverse works and had a fitting DIY feeling with work priced low, and I have a feeling some of these artists will be asking for much higher prices in their shows soon to come. Get down to the Tenderloin and snatch some up while you still can.

Words & Photos: Rachel Ralph - rachel(at)fecalface.com

Nathan Harris

Andrew Luck

Mario Ayala

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"Out the Window" at Prohibition Gallery
    Thursday, 06 June 2013 /// Written by Trippe

Henry Gunderson emailed over some photos from his recent group show with Andrew Luck, Jordan Bogash, and Mario Ayala "Out The Window" which ran at the Los Angeles based Prohibition Gallery.

Mario Ayala and his work... and his dog.

Henry Gunderson beside his work.

Work by Henry Gunderson

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Alex Ziv & Mario Ayala at FFDG +Opening Pics
    Wednesday, 24 April 2013 /// Written by Van Edwards

Photos from the opening of Going Nowhere featuring works by San Francisco based artists Alex Ziv & Mario Ayala which runs through May 4th at FFDG.

Looking at work by Mario Ayala

Alex Ziv (right) with friends

Photo of Alex Ziv's work.

Work by Mario Alaya

Work by Alex Ziv

Looking at work by Alex Ziv

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"Going Nowhere" Tonight, Fri @FFDG
    Friday, 12 April 2013 /// Written by Van Edwards

FFDG is pleased to present San Francisco based artists Alex Ziv and Mario Ayala in the two person show entitled "Going Nowhere" featuring 22 new mixed media works on paper. Both artists are attending The San Francisco Art Institute with Alex Ziv studying for his MFA in painting while Mario Ayala in his last year for a BFA in painting. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, April 12th (6-9pm). The artists will be present. Beer and wine will be available.

Going Nowhere
Alex Ziv & Mario Ayala
Opening reception: Friday, April 12th (6–9pm)
@FFDG, San Francisco
2277 Mission St.

Press Release (+click to read)

FFDG is pleased to present San Francisco based artists Alex Ziv and Mario Ayala in the two person show entitled "Going Nowhere" featuring 22 new mixed media works on paper. Both artists are attending The San Francisco Art Institute with Alex Ziv studying for his MFA in painting while Mario Ayala in his last year for a BFA in painting. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, April 12th (6-9pm). The artists will be present. Beer and wine will be available. The show runs through May 4th.

Alex Ziv's works, composed of pen and ink on paper, explore and help to define Ziv's definition of "Americana" through the visual iconography and language of motorcycle subculture. Through exploring topics of contemporary and historical Americana through a background knowledge of mainstream and subversive symbology found in subcultures, Ziv's work attempts to enhance and highlight topics of turbulence.

Mario Ayala's work is a further exploration of his lived experiences intertwined with the ideals of the West Coast ethos containing its ritualistic chachkies, cultural luxuries, and the anxieties due to taking mind altering substances while faced with the prioritized decision of guns or butta. Ayala creates pictorial hyperboles from friend/ family experiences to explore the trudges of economic class, multi cultural sacrosanct, and the day to day hustle for egalitarianism.

About Alex Ziv
24 year old Alex Ziv was born and raised in San Francisco California where he is attending The San Francisco Art Institute in pursuit of an MFA. He has been selected to show both nationally and internationally as well as being selected for his first museum group exhibition at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art opening early in May. His work explores topics of contemporary and historical Americana through a background knowledge of mainstream and subversive symbology found in subcultures to enhance and highlight topics of turbulence.

About Mario Ayala
Mario Ayala is 21 years old and is in his last year at the San Francisco Art Institute studying for his BFA in painting. He has shown work in several group exhibitions in San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles and in North Carolina. Mario's work involves the use of multiple materials, but mostly the use various paints for their own specific processes of application and historical contexts to metaphorically describe the ethos of West coast subcultural ideals. He creates pictorial hyperboles from friend/ family experiences to explore the trudges of economic class, multi cultural sacrosanct, and the day to day hustle for egalitarianism.

Work by Mario Ayala

Work by Alex Ziv

 

"Going Nowhere" Friday @FFDG
    Tuesday, 09 April 2013 /// Written by Trippe

FFDG is pleased to open "Going Nowhere" by SF based artists Alex Ziv & Mario Ayala Friday, April 12th (6-9pm). ~RSVP on Facebook

Both artists are attending The San Francisco Art Institute with Alex Ziv studying for his MFA in painting while Mario Ayala in his last year for a BFA in painting.

Going Nowhere
Alex Ziv & Mario Ayala
Opening reception: Friday, April 12th (6–9pm)
@FFDG, San Francisco
2277 Mission St.

"Fuck Bitches Get Money" by Mario Ayala

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"Going Nowhere" Opens April 12th @FFDG
    Thursday, 04 April 2013 /// Written by Van Edwards

Going Nowhere
Alex Ziv & Mario Ayala
Opening reception: Friday, April 12th (6–9pm)
@FFDG, San Francisco
2277 Mission St.

FFDG is pleased to present San Francisco based artists Alex Ziv and Mario Ayala in the two person show entitled "Going Nowhere" featuring 22 new mixed media works on paper. Both artists are attending The San Francisco Art Institute with Alex Ziv studying for his MFA in painting while Mario Ayala in his last year for a BFA in painting. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, April 12th (6-9pm). The artists will be present. Beer and wine will be available.

Press Release (+Click to expand)

Alex Ziv's works, composed of pen and ink on paper, explore and help to define Ziv's definition of "Americana" through the visual iconography and language of motorcycle subculture. Through exploring topics of contemporary and historical Americana through a background knowledge of mainstream and subversive symbology found in subcultures, Ziv's work attempts to enhance and highlight topics of turbulence.

Mario Ayala's work is a further exploration of his lived experiences intertwined with the ideals of the West Coast ethos containing its ritualistic chachkies, cultural luxuries, and the anxieties due to taking mind altering substances while faced with the prioritized decision of guns or butta. Ayala creates pictorial hyperboles from friend/ family experiences to explore the trudges of economic class, multi cultural sacrosanct, and the day to day hustle for egalitarianism.

About Alex Ziv
24 year old Alex Ziv was born and raised in San Francisco California where he is attending The San Francisco Art Institute in pursuit of an MFA. He has been selected to show both nationally and internationally as well as being selected for his first museum group exhibition at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art opening early in May. His work explores topics of contemporary and historical Americana through a background knowledge of mainstream and subversive symbology found in subcultures to enhance and highlight topics of turbulence.

About Mario Ayala
Mario Ayala is 21 years old and is in his last year at the San Francisco Art Institute studying for his BFA in painting. He has shown work in several group exhibitions in San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles and in North Carolina. Mario's work involves the use of multiple materials, but mostly the use various paints for their own specific processes of application and historical contexts to metaphorically describe the ethos of West coast subcultural ideals. He creates pictorial hyperboles from friend/ family experiences to explore the trudges of economic class, multi cultural sacrosanct, and the day to day hustle for egalitarianism.

Work by Mario Ayala

Work by Alex Ziv

Going Nowhere
Alex Ziv & Mario Ayala
Opening reception: Friday, April 12th (6–9pm)
@FFDG, San Francisco
2277 Mission St.

Press Release (+click to read)

FFDG is pleased to present San Francisco based artists Alex Ziv and Mario Ayala in the two person show entitled "Going Nowhere" featuring 22 new mixed media works on paper. Both artists are attending The San Francisco Art Institute with Alex Ziv studying for his MFA in painting while Mario Ayala in his last year for a BFA in painting. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, April 12th (6-9pm). The artists will be present. Beer and wine will be available. The show runs through May 4th.

Alex Ziv's works, composed of pen and ink on paper, explore and help to define Ziv's definition of "Americana" through the visual iconography and language of motorcycle subculture. Through exploring topics of contemporary and historical Americana through a background knowledge of mainstream and subversive symbology found in subcultures, Ziv's work attempts to enhance and highlight topics of turbulence.

Mario Ayala's work is a further exploration of his lived experiences intertwined with the ideals of the West Coast ethos containing its ritualistic chachkies, cultural luxuries, and the anxieties due to taking mind altering substances while faced with the prioritized decision of guns or butta. Ayala creates pictorial hyperboles from friend/ family experiences to explore the trudges of economic class, multi cultural sacrosanct, and the day to day hustle for egalitarianism.

About Alex Ziv
24 year old Alex Ziv was born and raised in San Francisco California where he is attending The San Francisco Art Institute in pursuit of an MFA. He has been selected to show both nationally and internationally as well as being selected for his first museum group exhibition at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art opening early in May. His work explores topics of contemporary and historical Americana through a background knowledge of mainstream and subversive symbology found in subcultures to enhance and highlight topics of turbulence.

About Mario Ayala
Mario Ayala is 21 years old and is in his last year at the San Francisco Art Institute studying for his BFA in painting. He has shown work in several group exhibitions in San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles and in North Carolina. Mario's work involves the use of multiple materials, but mostly the use various paints for their own specific processes of application and historical contexts to metaphorically describe the ethos of West coast subcultural ideals. He creates pictorial hyperboles from friend/ family experiences to explore the trudges of economic class, multi cultural sacrosanct, and the day to day hustle for egalitarianism.

 

Mario Ayala - Mini Interview
    Friday, 15 February 2013 /// Written by Trippe

Location? Age? Education? Website?

I grew up in Los Angeles/ Inland Empire area and currently live in Oakland. Im 21, and I'm in my last year at San Francisco Art Institute. ayalamario.tumblr.com/

How would you describe your work to someone?

I guess I would tell someone I primarily work on paper, prefferibly stretched over panels. I use a wide range of mediums, gouache, enamel, oil, etc. My imagery derives from various interests I have, drug/alcohol consumption, Suburbia, and Santeria to name a few.

Influences?

Jazz, Giorgio Morandi, James Bond, the Lost Bros familia, my dog Bubba Gucci, but my biggest influence has got to be my father. Hardest working man I know.

Cheese burgers or tofu burgers?

PIZZA!/ Sam's Burgers on broadway

Favorite place traveled?

Haven't done much traveling, but I recently visited New York for the first time last summer and was pretty stoked on it.

Working routine? Music? Time of day?

I try an work either early in the morning, but I usually end up working on things late at night shackled in my atelier listening to some jazz or oldies. You know, that Art Laboe shit.

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Sketch Tuesdays Tonight, Tuesday
    Tuesday, 23 August 2011 /// Written by Trippe

August 2011 edition of Sketch Tuesdays at 111 Minna Gallery tonight, Tuesday. Live sketching/art making by local artists. Artwork is available for sale to the audience.

Artists: Adam 5100, Kelly Allen, Romanowski, Justin Lavato, NoMe Edonna, Lee Harvey Roswell, Lango Nator, Noa-h, Bo Heimlich, Tim Dangaran, Fuerene Chew, Alex Petty, Helen Bayly, Anthony Culmer, Aoi Yamaguchi, Mike Kerschner, Kool Kid Krayola, Mario Ayala, and Hailey Gaiser


Beers. Friends. Talented artists. Inexpensive artwork. Nice Tuesday evening.

Sketch Tuesdays resident DJ Pre-K. | Tonights film projection: Wave Twisters | Also, a good chance to see the current exhibition at 111 - 'Illusions Of Grandeur' with NoMe Edonna and Lee Harvey Roswell. | Where: 111 Minna Street @ 2nd St., San Francisco, CA 94105 | When: Tuesday August 23rd, 6:00 till 10:00. | Admission is FREE, but 21+ (we have a full bar here.. mmm)

 

Water McBeer @Ever Gold
    Tuesday, 16 August 2011 /// Written by Kid Yellow

San Francisco's Water McBeer puts on their second show this time at Ever Gold Gallery July 30 - Aug 7, 2011. Featuring 21 solo shows from Featuring: Gerald Anekwe, Quinn Arneson, Mario Ayala, Juan Manuel Bocca, Jordan Bogash, Ryan de la Hoz, Jeremy Fish, Matt Furie, Jay Howell, Henry Gunderson, Lili Ishida, Warren Thomas King, Kool Kid Kreyola, Aubrey Learner, Calvin Marcus, Evan Nesbit, Matthew Palladino, Albert Reyes, Eric Shaw, Aiyana Udesen, Jamie Williams, Susan Wu, Alexander Ziv, Guy Overfelt, and PEZ.

Photos: Kid Yellow.

Mr. McBeer and Bill enjoying an evening of outstanding excellence

Jordan Bagash and his date

Eric Shaw went huge

Warren King

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Sketch Tuesdays Tonight @111 Minna
    Tuesday, 22 February 2011 /// Written by Trippe

111 Minna hosts another Sketch Tuesdays in asociation w/ Broken Meter tonight featuring artists Jessica Hess, Brett Amory, D Young V, Claire Pasquier, Hugh Leeman, Adam 5100, Megan Wolfe, Donta Santistevan, Mario Ayala, Ryan De La Hoz, Mike Cuffe, SKINNER, Dan Plasma, Erik Otto, Aaron Lee, Dennis McNulty, Mr. Lucky, Chor Boogie, and Nate Van Dyke. Tuesday, February 22 from 6-10 p.m - MAP.


The drill: artists draw in front of you. You drink. You buy the work they just drew for cheap prices. Win win win.

 

Chill Wave U.S.A. @Water McBeer Gallery
    Friday, 10 December 2010 /// Written by Henry Gunderson

The Water McBeer Gallery opens their second show in SF featuring many students from SFAI: work by Quinn Arneson, Mark Aubert, Mario Ayala, Juan Bocca, Henry Gunderson, Ben Herndon, Lili Ishida, Kid Yellow, Kool Kid Kreyola, Hannah Kirby, Max Marttila, and Alex Ziv.

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