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learn, forget, repeat…

Solo Show! Recent and ancient work. Inspirations Gallery A Writer’s Ink Space The Arts District at Liberty Station 2730 Historic Decatur Road Barracks 16, Suite 204 San Diego, California 92106 April 6 – June 26 Opening: Friday, April 6, 7 – 9 pm

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The Artist Odyssey

Excited to be featured in The Artist Odyssey’s new video series “ONE”. Check it out here. ONE is a video series created by The Artist Odyssey in which an artist discusses a single work for three minutes. I am talking about A-A-ALPHA-B __BET, a series of drawings about language, stuttering and communication. (Featuring the one and only Tony Kaye!)

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Hotels/Motels, December 15th/16th 2017

Fun was had. Thank you for having me Eric Wong, and Vanguard Culture! “Hotels/Motels (Unofficial Art Fair 2017), presents emerging and established artists who are working in a wide-range of media and disciplines. Artists from all over San Diego and Los Angeles, will transform hotel rooms into galleries, stages, and project spaces. In addition, to this carefully selected group of visual and performing artists, Hotels Motels, will be joined by partnering artist collectives, contemporary art galleries, and cultural organizations. Each of their rooms will embody a unique life of its own that reflects the design of the artist and curator.”

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San Diego Art Prize 2017 Winner!

Honored, thankful and excited to have been selected, together with Rizzhel Mae Javier, as the winner of the San Diego Art Prize 2017, New Contemporaries! Read more here: http://www.sdvisualarts.net/sdvan_new/pdf/PressJavierKohnke.pdf Exciting things are happening!

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New Contemporaries

Thank you all for coming, what was so nice to see old friends and new! Great work throughout the gallery and the Tiki Patio…   Very excited to announce that I’ve been nominated for the San Diego Art Prize’s New Contemporaries. A show featuring work by all the nominees will open at basileIE + CMCuratorial June 10th and run through August 5th. More info at San Diego Visual Arts Network  

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DNSE.af

This will be good: DENSITY n. c.1600, from French densité (16c.), from Old French dempsité (13c.), from Latin densitas “thickness,” from densus “thick, dense” (see dense ).    1. The state or quality of being dense; compactness; closely set or crowded condition.   Opening Friday June 30th, 6pm Closes July 2nd at Writer’s Ink, 2730 Historic Decatur Rd, Suite 202 (The Ink Spot in Liberty Station) San Diego, California, CA 92106   Featuring works by: Chris Bennett, Bryan & Ryan, Daniel Barron Corrales, Joey Edwards, Yasmine Kasem, Alexander Kohnke, Bob Matheny, Alexis Negron, Jackson Payne, Don Porcella, Melissa Walter, Shawn Wickens and Jeremy Zierau   Installation by: Scott Nielsen & Steve Flato   Performances by: John Krausbauer, Rachel Michelle Fernandes, Sam Ashley, M A L U, IIE, Necking + More TBA   Video by: Nick Lesley, Rachel Fernandes + More TBA

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“Unnatural Selection” at SDAI’s Potluck Mythodologies

(Melissa Walter‘s work exploring dark matter to the left, Unnatural selection on the right)     Potluck Mythodologies taking place at SDAI Project Space in in Horton Plaza will be the third and final installment of events happening in conjunction with the exhibition Boiling Process 5: Mythodologies currently on display at SDAI Balboa Park. The featured artists in the main exhibition work in a variety of media, and this series of events has hopefully provided a glimpse into the multi-faceted nature of their bodies of work, and expand upon ideas and themes explored in this project. Potluck Mythodologies will feature an assortment of food art created and shared by artists from San Diego, Tijuana and Los Angeles including Mexican Sushi by Cacahuates Japoneses, Cryopops by Elyse Reardon-Jung, Artisanal Bread by Lena Wolek, and an edible installation by elsoldelrac. Also included in the evening’s program will be a “potluck” of dozens of smallish wall works by the artists in the main exhibition […]