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The Diamond Sea @FFDG
    Thursday, 18 October 2012 /// Written by Van Edwards

The Diamond Sea
Artists include Brett Amory, Shawn Barber, Michelle Blade, Clayton Brothers, Curiot, Jeff Depner, Meredith Dittmar, Jeremy Fish, Jay Howell, Mel Kadel, Hiro Kurata, Nicolas LeBorgne, Russell Leng, Alexis Mackenzie, Travis Millard, Ralph Pugay, Winnie Truong, and Mathew Zefeldt.
@FFDG
Oct 13th - Nov 10th, 2012

The Grass Pipe
Jay Howell
ink and gouache on paper, framed
24" x 19"
pricing and availability, email
info(at)ffdg.net

Half the Time (B), 2012
Clayton Brothers
Mixed media on paper
framed
8 X 10 CM: 20.32 X 25.4
pricing and availability, email
info(at)ffdg.net

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Last Gasp @111 Minna
    Wednesday, 11 July 2012 /// Written by Trippe

Last Friday was the opening of Shinkansen Conspiracy at 111 Minna, a group show curated by Last Gasp, the largest and oldest publishers and purveyors of underground books and comics in the world. Works by Shawn Barber, Clayton Bros, Kevin Taylor, David Choong Lee, Henry Lewis, Jay Howell, and many others.

We were there early and left early before, what we imagine, was a good time later on. High fives to Last Gasp for not only being in business for over 40 years, but doing a damn great job.

For over 40 years Lasp Gasp has been publishing the art, writing and photography of the underground. Over the years they have published, and in some cases brought to light, some of the most respected and talented artists working today, including R. Crumb, Justin Green, Bill Griffith, Mark Ryden, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Frank Kozik, Todd Schorr, Winston Smith, Spain Rodriguez, Robert Williams, and countless others.

Kevin Taylor

The mood lighting of Minna.

Always a fan of LA based Clayton Brothers. We visited their studio back in 2009.

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SF Art Blog - Shawn Barber Press
    Monday, 18 July 2011 /// Written by Van Edwards

Thanks to the SF Art Blog for writing such a nice review of Shawn Barber's show @FFDG.

The history of Modern art is characterized by a series of movements that rewrote the established rulebook of what art should be that had been in place for centuries. Those movements needed to happen. That book needed to be rewritten. Unfortunately, part of this transition involved diminishing the importance of the real craft of painting, painterly skill and the celebration thereof.

Shawn Barber re-embraces that true craft; the craft of Velasquez and of Van Dyke, two masters that he lists as influences. His work goes back to the roots of what makes great art. It champions hard work, dedication and tradition. He even has the words ‘Work’ and ‘Hard’ tattooed on his fingers. ~continue reading

 

Shawn Barber @FFDG
    Tuesday, 12 July 2011 /// Written by Van Edwards

Youth of Today
Paintings by Shawn Barber
July 8th - Aug 6, 2011
@FFDG

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NEWS:
Works are still available from Mel Kadel & Travis Millard's show here.
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Photos of the works and also some pics from the opening night.


'Carbon Copy', oil on panel, 12"x12", 2011, $2500

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Shawn Barber Tonight, Friday
    Friday, 08 July 2011 /// Written by Van Edwards

Youth of Today @FFDG opens tonight, Friday (7-10pm), featuring 11 beautifully crafted oil paintings from the LA based Shawn Barber. Beverages served and Shawn will be present at the reception.

FFDG
248 Fillmore St. @Haight
Fri, July 8th (7-10pm)


Shawn installing his show @FFDG


Shawn's been tattooing since he got to San Francisco last week.

 

Shawn Barber @FFDG July 8th
    Wednesday, 06 July 2011 /// Written by Van Edwards

Youth of Today
Paintings by Shawn Barber
Opening: Friday, July 8th (7-10pm)

We're taking limited number of emails to be added to the preview list going live on Wed., July 6th 3pm Pacific. To inquire, email: info(at)ffdg.net

  On display will be 11 beautifully crafted oil paintings which are the next chapter of Los Angeles based Shawn Barber's "Doll Series". The "Doll Series" is Barber's response to living in a world consumed by popular culture. To Barber, it's been abundantly clear what motivates many young people in America especially since Barber has moved to Los Angeles two years ago to focus not only on his painting but to also open Memoir Tattoo with girlfriend Kim Saigh. With "Youth of Today", the "individual" personalities are saturated with a common ground- repetitive sadness fueled by the projected facade of synthetic surreality.

    Shawn Barber's body of work focuses primarily on painting, portraiture, and documenting contemporary tattoo culture. Barber's intimate renditions of tattooed individuals balance both meticulous brush strokes and loose energy. Figurative in nature, these large paintings take on abstractions with explosive colors, meandering lines and paint dripping down the canvas.

    Shawn earned his B.F.A from Ringling College of Art in 1999 and has paintings held in private collections throughout the United States, Canada, Asia, Europe and Australia. His paintings have been exhibited in diverse solo and group venues including: The Joshua Liner Gallery, NYC, NY; Billy Shire Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA; The Shooting Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Mesa Contemporary Arts Center, Mesa, AZ; University of Houston, Houston, TX. His first published book of art titled 'Tattooed Portraits' was published by 9mm Books in 2006, followed by his second tome, 'Forever and Ever', a 256 page hardcover book dedicated to the Tattooed Portraits Series. Shawn is currently working on a third book in the Tattooed Portraits Series with Last Gasp Books, to be released in July 2012. Among his extensive achievements, he has taught drawing, painting and the business of art for 10 years at various art schools throughout the country. After years of documenting the art of tattoo, it was a logical progression to pick up the tattoo machine and add tattooist to his resume.

'Mummified', oil on panel, 12"x12", 2011

'Attention Deficit', 36"x28", 2011

 

Shawn Barber "Youth of Today" Preview List
    Thursday, 30 June 2011 /// Written by Van Edwards

Shawn Barber's show Youth of Today opens Friday, July 8th @FFDG (7-10pm). and we're taking limited number of emails to be added to the preview list going live on Wed., July 6th. To inquire, email: info(at)ffdg.net

 

Shawn Barber @FFDG July 8th
    Friday, 24 June 2011 /// Written by Van Edwards

Shawn Barber opens Youth of Today featuring 11 new paintings on Friday, July 8th @FFDG (7-10pm) in San Francisco. Below are a few works included in the exhibition to give you a taste.

Youth of Today
Paintings by Shawn Barber
@FFDG, San Francisco
July 8 - August 13, 2011
Reception: July 8 (7-10pm)

 

Fabric 8, Fifty24SF, Ever Gold, & 111 Minna
    Wednesday, 08 September 2010 /// Written by Trippe

Last Thursday we were able to catch a few openings after an exhausting day of playing hooky on one of the nicest days of the year. Eric Otto @Fabric 8, Stanley Donwood @Fifty24SF, Jeremiah Jenkins & Josh Short @Ever Gold, and then down to 111 Minna for the group tattoo show, Everyday featuring works from Mike Davis, Mike Giant, Ryan Scott Shaffer, Juan Puente, Regino Gonzales, Daniel Albrigo, Shawn Barber, Henry Lewis, Don Edward Hardy and Edu Cerro.

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Shawn Barber @The Shooting Gallery
    Tuesday, 01 September 2009 /// Written by Megan Wolfe

San Francisco running till Sept 7th

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Shawn Barber Interview
    Wednesday, 11 February 2009 /// Written by Trippe

He answers your questions and we visit his studio for a video interview.

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Anathema @Last Rites
    Wednesday, 17 December 2008 /// Written by Manuel Bello

Featuring work from SF's Shawn Barber & Brooklyn based Vincent Castiglia.

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Shawn Barber - Forever & Ever
    Tuesday, 19 August 2008 /// Written by Trippe


Published through 9MM. $65

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Studio Visit: Shawn Barber & Henry Lewis
    Thursday, 17 July 2008 /// Written by Trippe

A look inside their studio as Shawn prepared for his solo show which opens in LA @Billy Shire on July 19th.

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ClipODay: Shawn Barber
    Friday, 04 May 2007 /// Written by Matt Petty

Matt Petty stops by Shawn's studio for a quick visit.

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Tattooed Portraits
    Thursday, 25 May 2006 /// Written by Administrator


Shawn Barber Book

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Sore Throats
    Friday, 28 April 2006 /// Written by Trippe

Shawn Barber, Henry Lewis, IPath demo, LowCard, and Sheppard Ferry.

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