Opposites Attract
:
Reflections on a broken system, works by Jos Sances

http://josart.net

February 6 - March 16, 2012

Jos Sances is a Bay Area based artist, and makes a living as an Designer/Printmaker/Muralist.

Jos is founder and art director of Alliance Graphics, a union screenprint and design shop. Over the years Jos has designed and printed thousands of posters and t-shirts for hundreds of progressive causes, while simultaneously maintaining a steady output of art which address issues and ideas which concern him. In 2010 the Library of Congress aquired 487 prints from Sances which represented a broad overveiw of his thiry years of printmaking. Before Alliance Graphics, he co-founded Mission Grafica at the Mission Cultural Center in 1980 and worked there until 1988.

As Pubic Artist, Jos has painted murals in collaboration with Daniel Galvez at the Oakland Coliseum, a 7000 sq.ft Mural for a new Recreation Center at Ira Jenkins Park in Oakland, tile mural commissions at the Juvenile Justice Center in San Leandro, CA; the AMTRAK/BART Station in Richmond, CA, the Sixteenth Street BART station in San Francisco, and a commission for Skyline College in San Bruno, CA. Additionally, Jos completed two tile murals in 2009; one as a solo project at the new Library in Castro Valley and the other in collaboration with Art Hazelwood at the Arnett Watson Apartments in San Francisco.

Jos is also a founding and lifelong member of the Great Tortilla Conspiracy.


From the 2011 series: "The Direct Experience of Climate Change"
Chicken Shit Won't Help, ceramic, 36 x 24


From the 2011 series:
"The Direct Experience of Climate Change"
Truth About Rats and Dinosaurs
, ceramic, 36 x 24


From The Peoples History Series (historical prints based on American myth and history): Jamestowne 2004, screenprint, 22 x 30 inches


From The Peoples History Series (historical prints based on American myth and history): Triangle Trade, 2004, screenprint, 22 x 30


From The Peoples History Series (historical prints based on American myth and history): Plimoth Plantation, 2003, screenprint, 22 x 30 inches


From the 2011 series:"The Direct Experience of Climate Change"
The Strength of Hummingbirds
, ceramic, 36 x 24