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Jon-Paul Bail, Free University Art School Event
Sunday, April 3, 2011 – 2PM to 4PM
998 Valencia Street (at 21st Street)
San Francisco, CA
The Free University Art School is very proud to present Jon-Paul Bail prolific Bay Area artist who uses the streets of the world as his canvas. “JP” will present a poster show of his work, present a poster review of important street campaigns from the last two decades, and a slide show of his work including his world-wide “Fox News Media Blitz.” The Media Blitz imagery is pure JP – humorous, satirical, timely, relevant – and don’t expect him to be “fair and balanced” when it comes to Glenn Beck. JP will conclude the class with a street action / wheat paste demonstration.
Come early / limited room!
Jon-Paul Bail (JP) founded Political Gridlock in 1991 and has been posting street art ever since. JP’s work is branded by strong cohesive messages and relevant imagery, putting a funny and sometimes shocking spin on popular culture. His work reference issues that are based in local, national and global communities. His first company was called Reagan Wear and was co-founded with Ron Donovan from The Firehouse Kustom Rockart Company. Having studied silk-screening with Malaquias Montoya at California College of the Arts from 1986 – 1989, JP graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1991. His poster titled Inhail to the Chief , which depicts Barrack Obama smoking a blunt, was featured in rap artist E-40’s music video featuring Dem Boyz in 2010. He has done print work for Winston Smith and Emory Douglas and has shown work in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Rome, Italy. JP’s art is in the collections of the Legion of Honor, Oakland Museum, and Center for the Study of Political Graphics and has been published in four political art books (Yo! What Happened to Peace, Reproduce and Revolt and two editions of Paper Politics).