Layover's 'depARTure' gallery
rotates installations from local artists monthly~
John Hageman Jr
John Hageman Jr is primarily a cartoonist. Since 2006 he has been producing a weekly web comic called Social Vermyn. The story follows the adventures of an “angry” person as he struggles to fit in and swim alongside the other fishes. For the most part he makes comics but also finds time to paint. Using acrylics mostly and preferring to paint on harder surfaces such as wood. 2012 was the year of the skateboard deck as John painted over 20 for various co-workers. He has also participated in many arts shows here and there around California. John likes bold colors and bold lines. In college, John became super fascinated by stained glass windows and much of his style has sprung from that inspiration. John uses cute images as a contrast to the subject matter he covers in comics and paintings. Mostly because he finds it funny, but really doesn't know any other way.
*Opening night First Friday*
1517 Franklin Street *downtown Oakland (x street 15th)
See you soon!!
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