Friday August 7th! The opening of “I Know There is Love” by Chris Stain and Armsrock in the main gallery, and Ezra Li in the Project Room!

Installation Progress

Installation Progress


Install has been going great! You won’t want to miss the presentation of “I Know There is Love” from Chris Stain and Armsrock (in the front gallery) and Ezra Li Eismont (in the project room) at Ad Hoc Art Gallery!
The opening is on Friday, August 7th, from 7-10pm
The show will be open during regular gallery hours from August 7th – Sep 6th 2009.
This will be an awesome opening; everyone should definitely come out for a good time with good people and amazing art. You will not be let down! Last time we had a show with Stain he built an entire shantytown, be prepared to be impressed!
For more information on the artists or the event, read below or go to adhocart.org!
Hope to see you here!

IN THE FRONT GALLERY: Chris Stain & Armsrock
Chris Stain first became infected by graffiti’s bold colors, striking form, and independent nature as a child in the summer of 1984. As time went by he investigated other avenues of art such as print making, graphic design, and screen printing. Stain’s work is a direct reflection of the people, neighborhoods, and struggles that are swept along with the every day lives of the common American. It is his hope that through the work he will be able to convey the importance of the role of the less recognized individual of society.

Installation Progress 2

Installation Progress 2


Armsrock is an artist and activist whose work focuses on the human condition in the urban environment. By creating hundreds of unique drawings of his fellow citizens, and placing these original pieces on the walls of the city, Armsrock makes an attempt to generate a critical understanding of the stories and fates that house us.

Ezra Li at Ad Hoc (2)
IN THE PROJECT ROOM: Ezra Li Eismont
Ezra Li has shown his work extensively throughout the Bay Area in such galleries and museums as I I I Minna Street, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Upper Playground, Balazo Mission Badlands Gallery, Richmond art center, Inferno Gallery,Gallery A.D. in San Jose, I.C.U. Art in Los Angeles and numerous warehouse gallery spaces. Examples of his work have appeared on flyers and album covers for local parties and groups such as Balanceman, the Bay Area Art Collective and Cat Five. He is staff artist for Thermal Recordings, Nutmeats Recordings, and Oaklyn records – three Oakland based record companies. He has also published work in ANARCHY magazine (winter/spring 2005/2006) WIRED magazine (october 2003), The Stranger (july 2004), GQ Spain, PRINT Magazine (June/July 2001),and GRAFFITO (by Michael Walsh, 1996). Eismont’s work resides in hundreds of private collections across the globe.

Last Day of Gaia & Disaster!

"Frame 16," Imminent DisasterThis is the last day to view the Gaia and Imminent Disaster Show! Likewise this is the last day of Hiro Kurata, Tommii Lim, and Nancie Yang in the project room and alcove! So stop what you’re doing if you haven’t seen this show and come over now. Make sure you make it to Ad Hoc by 8, before the opportunity is gone!

Up Next: Chris Stain, Armsrock, and Ezra Li!

Come see Chris Stain, Armsrock (in the front gallery) and Ezra Li Eismont (in the project room) at Ad Hoc Art Gallery!
The opening is on Friday, August 7th, from 7-10pm
The show will be open during regular gallery hours from August 7th – Sep 6th 2009.
stain and armsrock flier front
This will be an awesome opening; everyone should definitely come out for a good time with good people and amazing art. You will not be let down! Last time we had a show with Stain he built an entire shantytown, be prepared to be impressed!
For more information on the artists or the event, read below or go to adhocart.org!
Hope to see you here!
IN THE FRONT GALLERY: Chris Stain & Armsrock
Chris Stain first became infected by graffiti’s bold colors, striking form, and independent nature as a child in the summer of 1984. As time went by he investigated other avenues of art such as print making, graphic design, and screen printing. Stain’s work is a direct reflection of the people, neighborhoods, and struggles that are swept along with the every day lives of the common American. It is his hope that through the work he will be able to convey the importance of the role of the less recognized individual of society.
Armsrock is an artist and activist whose work focuses on the human condition in the urban environment. By creating hundreds of unique drawings of his fellow citizens, and placing these original pieces on the walls of the city, Armsrock makes an attempt to generate a critical understanding of the stories and fates that house us.
Ezra Li at Ad Hoc (2)
IN THE PROJECT ROOM: Ezra Li Eismont
Ezra Li has shown his work extensively throughout the Bay Area in such galleries and museums as I I I Minna Street, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Upper Playground, Balazo Mission Badlands Gallery, Richmond art center, Inferno Gallery,Gallery A.D. in San Jose, I.C.U. Art in Los Angeles and numerous warehouse gallery spaces. Examples of his work have appeared on flyers and album covers for local parties and groups such as Balanceman, the Bay Area Art Collective and Cat Five. He is staff artist for Thermal Recordings, Nutmeats Recordings, and Oaklyn records – three Oakland based record companies. He has also published work in ANARCHY magazine (winter/spring 2005/2006) WIRED magazine (october 2003), The Stranger (july 2004), GQ Spain, PRINT Magazine (June/July 2001),and GRAFFITO (by Michael Walsh, 1996). Eismont’s work resides in hundreds of private collections across the globe.

Willoughby Windows

“Willoughby Windows” on Friday, July 10th, 2 – 7pm

Photo by Martha Cooper, Logan Hicks in his window space

Photo by Martha Cooper, Logan Hicks in his window space


An ambitious creative venture featuring 12 storefronts on an entire block
(88-106 Willoughby) of downtown Brooklyn which will highlight installations by 15+ artists.
The opening will be a street party on Friday, June 19th, from 2-7pm.
Some of New York’s artistic finest will be representing to the fullest.

Some of the artists included in this event will be:
Ad Hoc Art staff/interns, Cannonball Press, Chris Stain, Cycle, Dennis McNett, Ellis G,
Gaia, Greg Lamarche, John Ahearn, Josh MacPhee, Lady Pink, Logan Hicks,
Michael De Feo, Morning Breath, and Tom Beale.
Also, some very special guests will be documenting our efforts,
including Martha Cooper, Charlie Ahearn, Luna Park, and Art Jones.
The party will be featuring entertainment by
DJ $mall Change, DJ Painted, and Lady Circus.
Food will be provided from local vendors.

COME OUT, enjoy the food, music, art, and artists!
Hope to see you there!

*Also Ad Hoc Art Gallery will be closed on July 10th for this opening, so if you were planning to go to the gallery, come on out to the opening instead!*