Kelly Tunstall and Ferris Plock – Preservation

location1007 Market St. (@6th) SF, CA 94103date10.19.18


Kelly Tunstall | "guts", 2018 | Acrylic on panel | 36 x 24 in.

Kelly Tunstall, “guts”

Ferris Plock and Kelly Tunstall, Preservation


October 19 – November 30, 2018

Reception: Friday, October 19 | 6-8pm
Place: the luggage store | 1007 Market St. (@6th) San Francisco, CA 94103
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday | 12-5pm
(Closed for Thanksgiving, Thursday 11/22 and Friday 11/23)

Art Gathering + Kids Drawing Session

Sunday, November 18 | 11am-2pm
Kids drawing session in conjunction with the exhibition. Draw and decorate a “box skull mask” by Ferris Plock. $20 donation for masks appreciated.

The exhibition, Preservation addresses Plock and Tunstall™s attempts to nurture and protect their personal space and internal processes.

For Preservation, they asked themselves the following questions:
How do we perpetuate momentum?
How do we stay afloat and keep the core of our being happy and whole?
How do we preserve the things that make us who we are?

This body of work is the culmination of these reflections and questions.

The paintings are influenced by life events, politics, the neighborhood in which the pair live and work, the Inner Richmond, their trip to Japan, and inner landscapes.

Tunstall is known for her paintings of elongated, large-eyed female figures uses a variety of media to create experimental yet classically grounded exquisite works that merge graphic expression, stylized representation, surrealism, and sketch. Tunstall works with collage, pencil, acrylic, spray paint, pen and ink, gold leaf and some secret ingredients to create illustrations and installations.

Plock creates highly detailed works that combine contemporary pop culture with the aesthetic of Japanese ukiyo-e woodblocks and elegant line work and color.

Artistic Collective KeFe

Tunstall received received her BA at the College of Arts and Crafts in 2002. For more than a decade she has worked and exhibited with her partner and husband, Ferris Plock. They intertwine in their roles of painters, parents, and partners, often working together on the same canvas or preparing work for their mutual exhibition. But more importantly, they influence and complement each other artistically. Cartoonish, surreal girls, pastel hues, and simplicity in the composition are Tunstall™s trademarks. One can easily tell the difference between their painting and drawing styles, but both manage to harmoniously blend and illuminate each other™s artistic visions. KeFe is a moniker under which they explore their artistic and everyday communication and habits.

300 dpi Images:

Kelly Tunstall, “guts”

Ferris Plock, “skate”

Kelly Tunstall and Ferris Plock | "preservation", 2018 | Acrylic on panel | 24 x 36 in.

Kelly Tunstall and Ferris Plock, “preservation”