Monday, April 4, 2011

Woops! I've been working on the show and forgot the Hammond Cheese!

I will take care of that tonight.  Friday is the art reception for Renovated Reputations.  Here's the e-mail I sent out.


A whiff of Edward Hopper, a blast of Mickey Spillane, a rrowf of David Lynch!


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


415-977-0223 

www.arthaus-sf.com


Opening Reception Friday April 8th 2011 6PM to 8 PM 

Show runs through June 25th 2011 



Enter here: http://www.kenney-mencher.com
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 even a cook from Kentucky Patrick Nelson. 

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

http://www.kenney-mencher.com/


 


These
are some of the paintings the stories are based on.





Isabelle Ringing
20"x16" oil and mixed media
on masonite panel



Betty Million 


11"x14" oil and mixed media on masonite


(wishbones, bookpages, ephemera)



Chastity Beldt


10"x8" oil and mixed 


media on masonite