Exhibition Opening and Gallery Debut
Gardens of FELT Zine Delights

Gray Area is pleased to premiere the very first exhibition in our new Gallery space: Gardens of FELT Zine Delights, by internet art collective FELT Zine.

Gardens of FELT Zine Delights
Exhibition Opening and Gallery Debut

6 - 9 PM
Thursday, August 25, 2022

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Gray Area is pleased to present Gardens of FELT Zine Delights, an exhibition of work from the FELT Zine internet art and digital culture collective, and the debut exhibition in our new Gallery space.

Join us on August 25th for an opening celebration from 6-9 PM PDT. Gray Area Gallery will be open for regular gallery hours beginning Tuesday, August 30th.

The Gallery is a new exhibition space at Gray Area’s physical location in the historic Grand Theater on Mission Street. Throughout the course of Gray Area’s history, our interdisciplinary, multi-purpose space has continued to showcase dynamic creative outputs from a broad spectrum of creators & thinkers. For the first time, within the wider umbrella of our experimental event and educational programming, we have created a dedicated and separate space for longer-term exhibitive media projects.

Beginning August 2022 with an inaugural exhibition curated by FeltZine, Gray Area Gallery will host exhibitions that are open to the public. In tandem with wider Gray Area thematic programs, the first year of Gray Area Gallery programming will center on the complicated tensions and surface areas between identity, representation, expression, oppression, and technology. The Gallery will continue to serve as an anchoring platform for Gray Area to root the multi-faceted, multi-disciplinary, and multi-purpose nature of our creative expression and technology program.

An internet art collective focused on creating digital and in-person experiences that examine digital activism, hip hop culture, race, gender and class, FELT Zine was founded a decade ago to give voice to art that wouldn’t likely be embraced by traditional galleries or museums.

The debut exhibition Gardens of FELT Zine Delights is a simulated world, video series, and interactive experience inspired by classic icons from Hieronymus Bosch’s famed triptych, The Garden of Earthly Delights (1490 - 1510). Originally conceived as a series of 3D-rendered sculptures and animations to be released as a collection of NFTs, Gardens of FELT Zine Delights has evolved into a fully developed interactive world built using a video game engine.

Artists

black and white logo for internet collective FELT Zine. Bold, all caps type face is used, and an upside-down wifi symbol points to the phrase

FELT Zine

FELT Zine is an experimental internet artist collective that produces web3 and metaverse projects rooted in the visionary work of underground cultural catalysts. FELT Zine hosts IRL art parties and curates exhibitions around the world. The collective was founded in 2011 as an independent fashion magazine, soon after transitioning into an art collective, and eventually 3D and digital art NFTs.

image of a young man wearing a navy blue jacket and baseball cap in front of a colorful wall mural.

Devon "Dev" Moore

Devon Moore aka Dev Moore is a net artist, curator, creative technologist, and member of the FELT Zine collective. Dev’s work incorporates technology, modern-day youth experiences, personhood, music culture, and more all while referencing components of tech culture.

portrait of artist, curator, arts worker, community organizer, and activist Mark Sabb. He is facing the camera with his head slightly tilted up, wearing a patterned button up shirt.

Mark Sabb

Mark Sabb, is an artist, curator, and creative technologist. Mark is the founder of FELT Zine, an experimental internet artist collective which produces web3 and metaverse projects including NFTs. He was previously the Senior Director of Innovation at the Museum of the African Diaspora and established the Museum’s digital presence along with pioneering on-site AR/VR implementations.

Digitally painted image of a female figure wearing traditional chinese garb, looking forlornly out of frame.

Jawn Billetes

Jawn Billetes, the internet’s “cyber chola,” creates 3D art, crypto-based NFT art, and Virtual Reality simulations that center around ideas born out of the zeitgeist of universal Narco culture & American culture, while exploring the juxtapositions between luxury, wealth, and self-actualization.

Ty Vadovich

Internet artist from Phoenix, Az with 7 years experience in 3D software. Inspired by art from the renaissance period to modern day.

selfie of FELT Zine member Jawn Billettes. He is looking directly into the camera with a serious expression, whilst holding up a piece sign with two fingers. He is standing in front of a neon sign advertising the web3 company Zora.

Max Bochman

"Max Bochman (tranqui.eth) is a web3 developer and community educator at ZORA. He is new to the digital creative scene after dropping his previous career to dive head first into blockchain development in January 2022 without any previous coding experience. He combines a passion for creative coding with a desire to see a world where information and content can flow freely, fully compasable and owned by its originators rather than behind walled guardians of big tech/government."

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