Since there is slightly better coverage of local shows around now, I feel more free to turn the blog more towards discussion and creating more awareness of out of town happenings.
If you have been around the scene here, particularly at Modern Formations, you likely know local artist Mike Egan. He's having what looks like a big show in San Jose right now at a gallery called Anno Domini.
"In his newest body of work, Pittsburgh, PA artist Mike Egan looks back on his time spent working in funeral homes. Surrounded by death and mourning, Mike started painting not only the stories of those who have passed, but the stories of those left behind after one's passing; the mourners, the lovers, the hurt and the relieved.
Funerals shows death in a tongue-in-cheek perspective of the one's who have passed, the ones who survived, and the people who deal with death on a day to day, the clergy. Devils and crosses, Clergymen spitting blood, and skeletons smoking pipes; Funerals shows satire in death and the rituals of saying goodbye."
Check ot all the images and instalation shots here.
More gallery info here
Show ends April 16th
Tuesday-Friday Noon-7 p.m.,
Saturdays Noon-5 p.m.
additional hours by appointment
366 South First Street
(btwn San Carlos & San Salvador) map
San Jose, CA 95113