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Hot Freaks are coming to 111 Minna for the month of August. A group show of uniquely diverse, unusually creative and exceptionally inspiring artists from California, Seattle, Toronto, Nevada, and New York. We are proud to host these Hot Freaks for the summer, to display their new works and creative adventures. Please join us for the opening reception at 111 Minna Gallery on Thursday, August 5th – 5pm – late. Admission is free, however 21+.
Some info about our Hot Freaks:
Joseph Ari Aloi, a.k.a. JK5, lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, where he relentlessly develops his visual, textual, and iconographic languages through a diverse range of media. JK5 is a highly respected custom tattoo artist and has been so for the last 12 years.
Jesse was born in San Juan Capistrano, California in 1987. He has been drawing since before he can remember, which was really only much-less-than-the-blink-of-an-eye ago on the geologic time scale. He now resides in San Francisco, California where his dignity remains intact for now.
Oliver Hibert is an American fine artist/illustrator/designer born in Seattle, Washington in 1983. From the age of 16, Hibert’s iconic psych-like style of art and design has caught the attention of numerous museums, galleries, big-wig companies and retail outlets around the globe. Hibert’s vivid and colorific artworks can be recognized on many mediums and media such as paintings, sculptures, shoes, skateboards, magazines, books, clothing, and much more. Currently, Oliver Hibert works and resides in Arizona on his desert farm of cacti and albino peacocks.
Rad dude, and killer artist from Sacramento, California.
Seth Scriver, born and raised in Toronto, attended the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and received an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Fine Arts. He is currently living and working in Toronto. Most of Scriver’s art making is based on personal experience and stories told to him. His visual aesthetics push toward a type of fantasy world created through a stream of consciousness drawing style. The drawings present a believable view of a chaotic world in which unknown entities play out small dramas.
FRANCESCO DEIANA ARNOLD
Chris Brennan is a photographer, artist, designer, DJ, and engineer based out of San Francisco, CA.
With a focus on candid event & party photography, fine art, and editorial – Brennan is also right at home collaborating with stylists and makeup artists in the studio or on location. An insatiable appetite for travel has driven Chris to more than twelve countries and throughout most of the continental United States looking for the perfect shot.
Focused on exploring the connectivity within humanity and its claims of control over social systems, habitat, nature, and future, Peirce’s artwork pendulates between the satiric and esoteric, optimistic and pessimistic, scientific and spiritual, bold and poetic. Grotesquely exaggerated human forms, arterial-botanic city organisms, and flowering interconnected urban clusters currently inhabit his psyche and spew into his work. On a more intimate level, his influences instinctively stem from past and current environs, travel, exploration, skateboarding, surfing, dreaming, philosophy, and interacting with all forms of the human animal with a focused lens on the social outcast.