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It was a fateful day one December when, in search of a unique Christmas gift, Ali decided to try a new craft. Using a borrowed box cutter and her kitchen cutting board, Ali created her first papercutting. After falling in love with cutting paper, Ali armed herself with a sharper blade and an actual cutting mat, and Light & Paper was born.
Douglas Miles, Global Fellow and February 2017 Artist-in-Residence
Kimball Education Gallery
February 1-26, 2017
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm
Reception: Saturday February 25, 3–5 pm
APACHELYPSE Now is a glimpse into the multi-faceted work of Douglas Miles from the San Carlos Apache Nation in Arizona. Using street art forms, he creates work that simultaneously deconstructs stereotypes and emboldens Native people in the 21st century. His renegade ethos at work creates a new iconography in art, photos, and film. The title APACHELYPSE Now is an homage to Francis Ford Coppola's Vietnam epic Apocalypse Now about a lone poet, renegade colonel, and his tribe gone rogue from the U.S.
Douglas Miles is an artist, designer, photographer, filmmaker, muralist, public speaker, and founder of Apache Skateboards. His work encourages reflection on how art can foster community-building and promote pride and well-being, especially among young people. His work is rooted in Apache history and deeply engaged with the world of contemporary pop culture. Miles’ work has been exhibited at Princeton University, Columbia University, the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, and the Institute of American Indian Arts Museum in Santa Fe. He recently collaborated with actor and author Ethan Hawke and artist Greg Ruth on a New York Times bestseller graphic novel, Indeh: A Story of the Apache Wars.
The Kimball Education Gallery is located in the free zone of the museum; no tickets are required. Please drop by any time during open hours.
Thanks to txmx's annual submission massive, Hamburg, DE may be one of the most historically-covered cities here on Stencil Archive. Of course, San Francisco's archives have over 20 years of photo documentation. Thanks to txmx for the photos! (photo at left by txmx, in Hamburg)
Over in Germany, walls are rocking!
El Bocho (just one)
F.P.T. (just one)
Here in San Francisco, stencils between the rainstorms…
Protests in the streets
On Valencia St.
Literally in NoPa (just one)
rockin’ in Hayes Valley (just one)
<<<At the airport last weekend, in Philly
NEW inserra (from Italy, thanks txmx)
Argentina (thanks Amanda)
France (just one)
Greece (Women’s March)
Italy (thanks txmx)
UK (just one)
Meanwhile, in the USA… lots of protest stencils
NEW Bovey Lee
NEW Joseph Steininger (WA USA)
LA, CA (just one)
NYC (just one)
South Carolina (just one)
Washington, DC (just one)
I had a fun evening helping Mona Caron cut out the stencil she designed for this mural. We had tried before. A while back, I was going to cut/paint another stencil for another public art project of hers, but the muraled utility box was taken off the streets before the stencil could get painted. In the best way, these utilitarian stencils allow the viewer of the mural to see it at its best angle. Mona painted this ribwort plaintain weed in a way that makes it look flat on an unflat surface. Watch the video, and the stencil marks the spot to stand and see the magic!
My cut paper is informed by our oftentimes labyrinthine relationship with nature, reflecting on what we do to the environment with our super machines and technologies and what nature does back to us in reaction. Despite the fact that we often turn to nature when we crave serenity and balance, we have a competing obsession with overdeveloping land and building new structures, diminishing our opportunity to actually experience the peaceful retreat that we crave.
Based out of Seattle, WA, Joseph Steininger is an artist and innovator. Using intricately detailed and hand-cut stencils applied with spray paint, his personal work is influenced by street art culture and printmaking. Using the traditional and time-honored forms of fine art, his pieces are remarkably complex and masterfully represent this contemporary medium.