Trying on stuff before bed.
I was a wannabe b-girl. For a big chunk of my teenage years, my notebooks and binders were drawn with little guys doing windmills or head spins. If there were ever breaking crew trading cards, I would of wanted to collect them. I listened to Tour De France by Kraftwerk or this Jackson Sisters track as breakdancing consumed me. But I was afraid of battling and the stupid consequence of breaking my glasses. I tried to practice with my friends after school but I was usually too chicken to dance in front of people, especially when it came to the big scary break circle at school dances, super intimidating.
We used to go to breaking events to see the different crews do their thing. Radiotron in Los Angeles and the B-boy Summits come to mind. I saw the legendary B-girl Asia One of the Rock Steady Crew from afar and couldn’t help but think, hey, she’s like me! She was an amazing role model for b-girl wannabes. I really appreciate the fact that they were doing something for young people, organizing, providing them places to dance and have an outlet. It always felt empowering.
At the time, hardly any girls were seen breaking, at least not in my school. I was a big tomboy and my friend Lesley was really good at popping! We geeked out over watching videos and tried to practice after school. My guy buddies taught me some moves and we’d haul linoleum floors around town, from donut shops to parks, garages or living rooms.
Whenever I catch videos of breaking online, I still get goose bumps. I haven’t given it much thought about it over the years until recently when I started to make my new zine. After hours of drawing and catching up on some breaking videos online, snippets of my high school days flashed back. I learned about these seemingly impossible and ever evolving dance moves, ones that didn’t exist in my youth. I had to look up what Elbow Chair Spins, Chair Flares and Elbow Hops were all about.
I savored those breakdancing wannabe days and drew these moves collected in this little zine. I hope you will find it fresh.
June journeys into the center of A Waffle Lot. I'm really happy with how this show turned out. It's the first time the Coffee series can be seen together in an exhibition as well as a new set of silkscreen prints. I truly hope you can come see it in person!
The show is up until June 25th, upstairs at Legion, 679 Clay Street in San Francisco. Photos by Alice Wu.
I went to gravity hill at the Mystery Spot and this happened. New painting and more ready for tonight's opening party at Grumpy Bert! 7pm, 82 Bond Street, Brooklyn, boom! 💥🎴 So nice to be showing with so many amazing peeps.
Paintings are now available for view and purchase online.
🚀 Lost in Space 🚀
May 29 - June 21, 2015
Opening Reception Friday 5/29, 7pm
82 Bond Street
Brooklyn, NY 98104
This post is rather last minute but the opening reception for my little show at Legion in San Francisco is tomorrow, 5/14 from 6-9 pm, eek! Please come and join us for some art and snacks! I will debut four new silkscreen prints, coffee paintings and some works from the studio that have never been shown in the states before. You might also find a few little surprises!
Evah Fan 🍢 A Waffle Lot
May 14 - June 25, 2015
Opening Reception Thursday May 14, 6-9pm
Legion | 679 Clay Street, San Francisco
Done-done-done-done ♪ Welcome to my NEW WEBSITE! I finally got to update a bunch of new works on here ☺
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