Plock says, “I had a lot of fun creating these paintings and a lot of memories and personal stories are wrapped up in each of these paintings. It was very nostalgic and cathartic for me. However, it was also rewarding to take these images of my past and give them new faces and new contexts. I am always trying to balance my work with play and I feel like that this show is very much that balance.”
This month San Francisco artist Ferris Plock is showing his latest work at the Shooting Gallery in San Francisco. “Just For One Day” features Plock’s signature brightly colored fusion of traditional Japanese style with a rebellious contemporary sensibility. For this latest series, Plock features his childhood heroes from an assortment of cartoons, comics and commercials. The artist re-imagines Daffy, Snoopy, Hello Kitty and others wearing colorful samurai gear, seemingly at home in a far away world.
“Just for One Day” will be on display at the Shooting Gallery through October 29, 2011.