While in residence at the Growlery, artist Michael Kershnar created a body of work inspired by San Francisco, its denizens, and their beliefs. Spatial influences include Golden Gate Park, Soma and Potrero Skate Parks, Thrasher, The Haight, Castro, Tenderloin, and Japantown. Totemic influences come from Skate Goat, the backyard hummingbirds, and the coyotes of Bernal Hill. Through paintings, illustrations, typography, scribing, and photography Kershnar shows us his mirror of San Francisco and presents the viewer with their own reflection integrated into his pieces.
Please join us October 29th from 7 PM -10 PM at The Growlery. Costumes encouraged.
Michael Kershnar is a lifelong artist and skateboarder with a deep interest in the natural world and global spirituality. Among his catalogue of commissioned works are illustrations for skate brands Toy Machine, Element, and Volcom, as well as rock luminaries Morrissey, The Beastie Boys, and The Grateful Dead. Kershnar shows his pieces around the globe. He has been featured in Thrasher, Juxtapoz, and Bliss magazines and European culture publications.
Kershnar has assisted in the launch of art residencies in Paris, Vienna, and Copenhagen. He is an art teacher and co-founder of the nonprofit youth outreach organization Elemental Awareness.