Here

Reuben Rude

Here

Blank

Reuben Rude

Blank

REAL

Reuben Rude

REAL

California Bear

Reuben Rude

California Bear

California Sun

Reuben Rude

California Sun

Rainbow Skull

Reuben Rude

Rainbow Skull

Porthole

Reuben Rude

Porthole

Paradox 2

Reuben Rude

Paradox 2

Paradox 3

Reuben Rude

Paradox 3

Hold On

Reuben Rude

Hold On

Diamond

Reuben Rude

Diamond

Elephant Man

Reuben Rude

Elephant Man

Dog Man

Reuben Rude

Dog Man

Bird Man

Reuben Rude

Bird Man

Table 1

Reuben Rude

Table 1

Underpinnings

Bill Zindel

Underpinnings

Mask Of Hermes

Bill Zindel

Mask Of Hermes

Rosette Two

Bill Zindel

Rosette Two

Rosette Three

Bill Zindel

Rosette Three

Rosette Four

Bill Zindel

Rosette Four

Ralf

Bill Zindel

Ralf

Florian

Bill Zindel

Florian

Seeing Eye 2

Reuben Rude

Seeing Eye 2

Seeing Eye 1

Reuben Rude

Seeing Eye 1

Prior Damage

Bill Zindel

Prior Damage

Flaca

Jose Arenas

Flaca

Cochinito

Jose Arenas

Cochinito

Bendita

Jose Arenas

Bendita

Flora

Jose Arenas

Flora

Ruby

Jose Arenas

Ruby

Picado

Jose Arenas

Picado

Califa

Jose Arenas

Califa

Geografias

Jose Arenas

Geografias

Parts & Labor

Parts & Labor

October 25, 2014 - December 2, 2014

A three person show featuring new work by Reuben Rude, Bill Zindel, and Jose Arenas.

Parts & Labor emphasizes the working process of art-making – similar to a mechanic, an artist combines craft and skill with the use of materials to create a desired product. The finished piece is a marvel on its own, yet many hours were invested in the building of it. The three artists participating in Parts & Labor make their living in both the commercial and fine art realms.

Reuben Rude

Reuben Rude is the child of hippies who met in San Francisco during the Summer of Love. He grew up in the woods of Northern California and came back to San Francisco to study at the Academy of Art. He utilizes his expertise in drawing, painting, and illustration in both the creative and commercial realms, having shown in galleries, comic books, and magazines throughout the world. When he is not making art, he is working on his 100-year-old house.

Bill Zindel

Bill Zindel is an independent artist, illustrator, and designer who creates collages that are structured yet unrestrained, employing bold colors and patterns with geometric leanings and retro-futuristic tendencies. He draws inspiration from typography, signage, old records, and sacred geometry. His work as a designer informs his art formally, but his love of cutting, pasting, and collecting goes back to childhood. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, Bill lives in El Cerrito CA.

Jose Arenas

New York-based artist Jose Arenas creates works that explore dual identities, personal ritual, migration, and the displaced feeling that occurs from growing up in both California and Guadalajara. He combines decorative patterns, culturally-assigned symbols, and familiar abstract forms to create an emotionally resonant narrative that remains open to interpretation. Arenas received a BFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute (1995), and an MFA from UC Davis (2000). His work has been exhibited throughout the United States, and he teaches at Parsons, The New School for Design, and Kingsborough College.

Video Commentary

Cosmic Dust 02

Cosmic Dust 02

David Choong Lee

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Reflection / Refraction

Reflection / Refraction

Kelly Ording

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Color Flux

Color Flux

Evan Venegas

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All That Glitters

All That Glitters

Ursula Xanthe Young

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What Was Left Behind

What Was Left Behind

Ursula Xanthe Young

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The Birds And The Bees

The Birds And The Bees

Ursula Xanthe Young

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Project Documentary

Project Grand SF