Traditionally stencil art involves cutting a design into a sheet of plastic or cardboard and using spray paint while holding the stencil in front of a flat surface. Normally this is done very quickly as a form of renegade street art making social commentary (popularized by artists such as Shepard Fairey and Banksy.) Frank Martinez takes this to a whole different level, sometimes incorporating as many as 10-20 layers to create a highly detailed and intricate piece of work. Martinez executes this technique so well that it’s hard to believe that it was created with stencils and spray paint. You have to see it for yourself to truly appreciate the level of craftsmanship that goes into each of his pieces. Join Frank this Saturday for the opening reception. The works will remain up until the end of the month.
August 15 – 31Ultra Pop!
5–9 p.m. | Free