A series of digital collages derived from pulp cover art from the 1920s – 1960s.
About David Normal and “Pulp and Circumstance”:
David Normal, hell or high water, is dedicated to his art. Always striving for his personal best, he meets the world on his own terms with a deeply imaginative vision sustained by deep philosophical and conceptual underpinnings. Beginning his career with punk flyers in the late ‘80s, his work has always been eclectic in style, as well as encompassing a diverse array of media – animation, theater, installation, performance art, video and more. These accomplishments were recognized in a museum show of his “Crossroads of Curiosity” suite of murals at the British Library in London in 2015.
“Pulp and Circumstance, Digital Collages”, currently on display at Moshi Moshi, is a series of digital collages based on Pulp magazine covers from the 1920s – 1960s. In Normal’s wide ranging studies of art; illustration from the golden age of the pulps has always been a perennial favorite genre. The stylistic uniformity of the pulp illustrations lends itself to a “seamless” approach to collage making, favored by Normal, wherein the finished work appears not so much as a collage, but as an illustration rendered by one artist. With this seamless approach Normal directs the viewers attention especially to the narrative and symbolism of the art. With playful irreverence, “Pulp and Circumstance” explores scientific, religious, erotic and psychological themes that are simultaneously allegories for the drama of Normal’s personal life.
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We have two great new beers on tap this week in honor of SF Beer Week.
First up is Manzanita from Fort Point Beer Company in collaboration with Freigeist from Germany. We put this on tap last week and Lanny loved it. Smoked beechwood malt and charred Manzanita branches add complexity and a touch of bitterness that is nicely balanced by a crisp refreshing finish.
Next up is Patchwork, on tap at Moshi Moshi beginning Wednesday February 15th. Patchwork is a hoppy red ale brewed at Harmonic Brewing in collaboration with Triple Voodoo, and Magnolia breweries. A special Chilean malt gives this beer its color. Citrus notes interlace with the complex malt flavors while assertive hops add pop to
the finish without taking over. Delicious. It’s available only at participating bars and restaurants within the Dogpatch neighborhood.
Dine with us Wednesday night February 15th and try some great beers. When you’re done you can catch a shuttle provided by the Brewer’s Guild at Triple Voodoo brewery just down the street from us that will take you to Magnolia, Harmonic and Speakeasy breweries from 6:30pm to 10:30pm. See you there!