presents:
~ WELCOME ALL ~
A Photographic Exhibition of Americana and Beyond
in Full and Half-Frame Format
by
Geoffrey Ellis & Andrew Martin Scott,
on display
September 12th, 2008 - October 6th, 2008

Featuring: A display of decaying signs, deteriorating marquees, cracked neon, and crumbling typography. As well as, an assortment of old barns, pawn shops, laundromats, liquor stores, barber shops and coffee joints (and for god’s sake, no loitering, no shirt, no shoes, no service). And let’s not forget, an array of rusty cars, antique bikes, and motor-homes. And of course, a collection of faded posters, jukeboxes, 45s, soul music, and other relics of a less homogenized world.


Overview of Welcome All by Geoffrey Ellis & Andrew Martin Scott

Overview of Welcome All by Geoffrey Ellis & Andrew Martin Scott

Photos by Geoffrey Ellis (left wall) & photos Andrew Martin Scott

Photos by Andrew Martin Scott (left) & Geoffrey Ellis (right)

Opening night attendees

Opening night attendees

Photo by Geoffrey Ellis

Photo by Geoffrey Ellis

Photo by Geoffrey Ellis
Photos by Geoffrey Ellis

Photo by Geoffrey Ellis

Photo by Geoffrey Ellis

Photo by Geoffrey Ellis

Photos by Andrew Martin Scott

Geoffrey Ellis (right) & Andreas Trolf (right)

Canderson, Koperski, and Andrew Martin Scott (left to right)

Opening night attendees

Photos by Geoffrey Ellis

Photos by Geoffrey Ellis

Photo by Geoffrey Ellis

Photo by Geoffrey Ellis

Photo by Geoffrey Ellis

Photo by Geoffrey Ellis

Photos by Andrew Martin Scott (left) & Geoffrey Ellis (right)
Photos by Andrew Martin Scott

Photos by Andrew Martin Scott

Photos by Andrew Martin Scott

Photos by Andrew Martin Scott

Photos by Andrew Martin Scott

Photos by Andrew Martin Scott

Photos by Andrew Martin Scott

Photos by Andrew Martin Scott

Photos by Andrew Martin Scott

Opening night attendees perusing Sad Kids #5 by Geoffrey Ellis (hot off the presses)

Opening night attendees (Jay Howell & Ruthie)

Opening night attendees

Mariah & Ursala

Brian Glaze provided the musical entertainment for the evening

Tiger Lily & Canderson

Koperski, Breezy, and Andrew

Mr. Brian Glaze

Photo by Geoffrey Ellis

Photos by Geoffrey Ellis

Photo by Geoffrey Ellis

Photo by Geoffrey Ellis


Photo by Geoffrey Ellis

Photo by Geoffrey Ellis

Mr. Craig wades through the masses of humanity

Opening night attendees perusing Andrew's latest zine - Sobstory? # 8

Geoffrey Ellis, Andrew Martin Scott - picture takers & zine makers

Photos by Andrew Martin Scott
Photo by Andrew Martin Scott

End of the evening wind down w/ Mariah, Ursala, and Randy Lee

THANK YOU!



Artist Bios:
Geoffrey Ellis went to school to be a graphic designer, self-publishes a zine called Sadkids. Sadkids is a photo zine that comes out roughly twice a year that has been sold in shops all over the world, including SF, LA, NY, Portland and Paris, and was recently a part of the Nieves Books Zine Library Show in Tokyo. Geoffrey loves to collect stuff and loves taking pictures. He carries a camera everywhere he goes. He has lived in Southern California, all over Florida and Memphis, and now resides in SF with his beautiful wife and a bunch of cats. For more work visit: geoffreyellis.com and sadkids.com

Andrew Martin Scott was born 1974 in Chicago Illinois. He relocated to San Francisco to coordinate long-running punk magazine Maximum RocknRoll and later opened Needles & Pens. As an advocate of do-it-yourself ideology, Scott is a doodler, a graphic designer, a curator, a writer, and a photographic enthusiast of 1960's Olympus Pen half-frame cameras. He is an aficionado of small press that has been self-publishing his own photo/writing zine Sob Story? for 10 years. His work has appeared in various magazines, websites, and skateboard companies, such as Maximum RocknRoll, Bail, Punk Planet, Victim of Time.com, Fecal Face.com, Hot & Cold, The SF Bay Guardian, The Chicago Reader, and on the bottom of Anti Hero Skateboards. His photos, drawings, and/or zines have been shown on gallery walls in San Francisco (Yerba Buena Center for the Arts -The Zine Unbound), Brooklyn (Cinders Gallery - Move 16), and London (96 Gillespie Gallery - Hope Springs Eternal). More info @ www.amscott.org


~ WELCOME ALL~ in the press:
The Flavor Pill
The Fanzine
Art Business.com
Art Log
Mission Mission Blog
SF Art & Design Lover
Trifeca.org



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