I collaborated with Jade Suzuki and Jimmy Ko to create this short conceptual film. I hope you enjoy Bonsaism.
Shot in our gallery at 285 9th Street in San Francisco.
Recent Merchant Moments
I recently completed this new bug sculpture with embedded electronics. The wings flap via a small neodymium magnet interacting with an electromagnetic coil. The signals in the coil are amplified audio frequencies.
Nightly jam session at Merchants. Bisi: The Show is coming up this Friday. Join us for a great night of live music and art. 8pm at our Gallery in San Francisco.
I developed this performance with the technical and artistic freedom to create a starkly original audiovisual universe and I emphisizes the interplay between elements like music, videoprojections, led lighting and movement to present them to you.
Instead of using a traditional stage/screen setup, I had designed a kinetic scene where the projection surface (in this case textures on paper) are acting in harmonic movement with LED lights, projection, and music. These elements are fully integrated into the performance space and their balance creates an intimate abstract experience.
I am so proud of presenting music provided by the amazing Oigovisiones Label (Spain).
I Hope you can all make it and enjoy this project I was working on for the past months.
Doors open at 8.45 pm
Show at 9.30 pm
Artist John Espey doing a live evolving paint session at The Foundry. Also seen are painters Chris Love, Joshua King, and Mike Torchia.
Live painting at The Foundry last night. It was a great show and I met a lot of cool people.
The two year anniversary of Merchants of Reality. Also featuring the music of Aimee Amparo, Bisi Obateru, and comedy performance by Grandmaster Mumbles.