Julian, Steve and the polar bear
Julian Faulkner is back with new work for a show at Artspace1616, and if anyone is wondering if his illustrative paintings are still dizzyingly detailed, vibrant and playful with a story to tell, indeed, they are. In “Steve Wanders Away From the Tour and Spots a Bear,” our hero finds himself out of one of several little love boats, which are navigating through icy waters, and atop an iceberg instead. And on the next floating piece of ice is a polar bear. Faulkner’s narrative brings up issues of climate change and the effects humans have on the environment, including consumption, pollution and migration.
Also showing in with Faulkner is Mick Sheldon of Sacramento and Anne Veraldi of San Francisco.