Last year, Nastia Voynovskaya from Hi-Fructose posted this on C3‘s upcoming show Before the Sun Dies, Part II “Kingdom of Night,” which will be hosted in the WW Project Space this Saturday, May 11 (we have switched venues from the Shooting Gallery to the WW Project Space since this post was written). She toured the San Francisco-based artist’s studio to catch a glimpse of his upcoming work for our exhibition. C3 creates meticulously rendered graphite compositions based on antique photographs and portraits of his friends. Each piece is a ‘screen-shot’ from a film that only exists in the artist’s imagination. The artist’s invented narrative draws inspiration from Old Westerns, the Wizard of Oz, and horror films, “He culls his compositions from antique photographs, portraits he shoots of friends and found objects. Using the same friends’ faces for recurring characters, the works tie the surreal scenes to personal aspects of the artists’ life.”
C3′s latest show is a thematic continuation of his earlier exhibition with Aron Meynell, entitled Before the Sun Dies, Part 1 “Tempest Horizon,” which took place in the Shooting Gallery at the end of 2011.
C3′s haunting, surrealist imagery will be showing this Saturday in the WW Project Space. RSVP.
Before the Sun Dies, Part II “Kingdom of Night”
Opening Reception – May 11, 2013, 7-11 pm
On View Through June 01, 2013
@ White Walls Project Space (www.whitewallssf.com/projectspace)
San Francisco, CA
View more photos by Nastia Voynovskaya, after the jump. Read more »