Heroes and Vilains

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Heroes and Vilains
Curated by: Thumbprint Gallery

410 Tenth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
July 5th, 2011 - July 5th, 2011
Opening: July 5th, 2011 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM

san diego
858 354-6294
Monday - Saturday 11:30am – 2am Sunday 11:30am - 2am
graffiti/street-art, surrealism, figurative, modern


The ever-lasting battle between good and evil has been ingrained into popular culture and entertainment through heroes and villains.  The upcoming group art exhibition at Bar Basic on July 5, titled “Heroes and Villains,” will pay homage to the characters that have embodied this battle in popular culture.  Local San Diego artists will display their creations, inspired by the theme.  

Daniel Jaimes and his ultra-realistic paintings will be one of the artists exhibiting in the upcoming group show.  The artist paints photorealistic paintings, rendered using impressionistic methods.  Jaimes began drawing at the age of ten, however did not take his art seriously until 2006 upon the death of his father.  Two days before his father’s funeral service Jaimes drew a collage from photographs of his father to commemorate his life.  Ever since then Jaimes has participated in various art shows in San Diego, including various Thumbprint Gallery exhibitions.  

Another artist who will be featured in the group show is Bret Barrett, who is a veteran in the San Diego art scene and has shown in venues all over the city.  Barrett describes his work as “ultra-dimensional.”  The artist uses paint and motion to create his pieces, while alternating between surrealist and realist motifs.  Some of the other artists exhibiting include Jack Stricker, Gloria Muriel, Victor Villa, and Gumaro.  True Delorenzo and Chi Hom will be painting live, while DJs Skullcrusher and drdiggs provide the soundtrack for the evening.  

The event starts at 7pm and will run until midnight.  Bar Basic is located at 410 Tenth Avenue in downtown, San Diego.  The show will be open to the public.  There will be no cover.  Only those over the age of 21 will be admitted.