Recently, we stopped by the San Francisco art studio of husband and wife duo Ferris Plock and Kelly Tunstall to talk about their upcoming show at 111 Minna Gallery.
Entitled “Holding Pattern”, the collection of all new work by Ferris Plock and Kelly Tunstall details lives spent in the air, or more symbolically, in transition between two spaces. The collection includes several large-scale collaborations, pairing Plock’s obsession for detail with Tunstall’s more ethereal style, though both ever graphic, in contrast with fields of metallic, rich color, or wood grain.
Tunstall, creates stylized portraits of mermaids, twins, and other creatures which desire to exist beyond the limitations of the medium of painting; while Plock’s work centers around slightly more masculine characters that come to the aid of one another. The result is a continuing conversation between male and female, man and wife; but also a really strange person with another really strange person; a microcosm of the modern world at large; inhabited by people as they seem, where the paintings function as a mirror of our most fantastic selves, or as we exist in dreams.
Though the work is centered around characters and their worlds, the pair’s techniques and styles, continue to evolve. Tunstall and Plock work in acrylic on panel, with gold leaf, ink and spray paint in the mix. The exhibition will also include new video work and sculptural components.
The opening is this Friday, November 6th 2015 and will run until December 31st, 2015. Be sure to stop by, say hi, and embrace the freedom of flight! You’ll for sure be seeing more of this duo in the coming months, so be on the look out.