Friday, April 8, 2011

Renovated Reputations and Manufactured Memoirs

Renovated Reputations and Manufactured Memoirs is a solo show at ArtHaus gallery and an illustrated anthology of short stories in which Griffin and Sabine collide with neo-noir fiction. Show up or else!
ArtHaus 411 Brannan Street  San Francisco, CA  94107
Opening Reception Friday April 8th 2011 6PM to 8 PM 
Show runs through June 25th 2011 
You could win a drawing of your own in exchange for a pice of flash fiction!
Enter here:
Renovated Reputations is the result of an internet blogging project in which paintings and assemblages based on vintage and antique vernacular photography are the inspiration for short fiction.  The blog, which gets between one hundred to two hundred and fifty visitors a day, is the nexus point.  Each week between seven to ten authors from the U.S. and U.K. submitted short fiction of one thousand words or less compete to win an original work of art that is the basis for the story.  The stories and assemblages are then coupled with great graphic design and photo illustration to create an environment that compliment the two.
The catalog is a collaborative joint between myself, an artist with a national reputation and proven track record.  (I’m also a professor of Art and Art History at Ohlone College in Fremont where I also am the director of the Louie Meager Art Museum and the author of the text book Liaisons, Reading in Art, Philosophy and History.  The authors are a dirty dozen or so such as author professor Mark Brosamer,  pulp author Steven D. Rogers of PulpFest fame, Dreamworks animator/cartoonist Brian Newlin, columnist Gigi De Vault and others. 
The impetus for this project is based in a solo show of paintings in I am having at ArtHaus Gallery in San Francisco in April 2011.  The show is called Renovated Reputations: Paintings and Fiction inspired by Vintage Portrait Photographs. 
Each story is a unique standalone entity – combined in one volume, they’ll kill ya! 
Download the Tabloid Newspaper catalog as a PDF.
Sincerely (I mean it!)
Kenney Mencher

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