FOULADI PROJECTS PRESENTS:
Love, Life, Art and the Devil
Featuring work by Sacha Eckes
January 11th - February 23rd, 2013
Sacha Eckes blossomed her career as an artist during an especially fertile time in San Francisco where she primarily resided from 1993 to 2007. Throughout this era, she was an active and visible member of the local Mission arts community, both showing and organizing exhibitions at many alternative spaces including Adobe Backroom Gallery, The Lab, Balazo, and The Luggage Store. She was one of the first artists to be interviewed on fecalfacedotcom, a website that continues to cultivate a large audience of skateboard and graffiti art enthusiasts. Her drawings and illustrations have been published in numerous national magazines. From 2006-2011 she drew a weekly cartoon for the SF Chronicle called "Life is Good" and worked as a curator from 2005-2007 at 111 Minna Gallery where she founded Sketch Tuesdays, a now legendary monthly drawing event. In 2007, she moved to Antwerp, Belgium and maintains her vibrant contribution to the arts community there and beyond.
The title of this exhibition, "Life, Love, Art and the Devil", reveals the four major themes in Sacha's drawings, paintings and cartoons. These universal motifs are conveyed with abundant humor, palpable tenderness and a persevering desire to survive within this chaotic world. Her work pulls the viewer into a whimsical dimension populated frequently by comical characters questing for a deeper understanding of life's paradoxes. From Goya, she is inspired graphically and compositionally, and by Guston in her ongoing investigation to balance the abstract and the figurative.
For more information, interviews or images contact:
Holly Fouladi, Fouladi Projects
firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 425-2091