ByJonathan J Moya, writer at Creators.co
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Jonathan J Moya

Spoke Art Galllery in San Francisco is holding an exhibition of artists commissioned to explore the works of Stanley Kubrick. The shows runs through September 27th.

Kubrick only made 13 feature length films in his lifetime. Nine of those are represented in the show: Lolita, The Shining, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, Eyes Wide Shut, Dr. Strangelove, Full Metal Jacket and an early, little seen Kubrick effort, Killer's Kiss.

The un-produced and un-filmed epic 'Napoleon' gets a nod, in a piece from Fernando Reza that looks backwards at history while looking forward to the incomplete vision.

Brian Methe's 'Stanley Kubrick Moon Landing' even pokes fun at the urban legend that Kubrick was responsible for all that great Apollo lunar stomping footage.

Two under represented films get the best work. Veronica's Fish Killer's Kiss not only homages Kubrick cinema but Alfred Hitchcock's oeuvre also. Barry Lydnon gets absolutely two stunning and haunting portraits from Mandy Tsung and Megan Stratman.

The neglect for early Kubrick is rather sad. No Paths of Glory, Spartacus, The Killing or Fear and Desire.

My personal favorites of the bunch cover the whole crazy Kubrick quilt. Guillaume Morellec's 'Born to Film' equates the idea of war as hell and film-making as the same into one shell-shocked portrait of The Master. Christine Hostelter's 'Alex vs Alex' plays with the idea of the delinquent Alex from A Clock Work Orange intimidating his passive and future reformed self. Jayde Fish's 'Nasty Bits of Ultra-violence' layers Picasso's 'Guernica' and its statement on war onto all of the ultra-violence of existence filtered through the 3D of heightened reality. Johanah O' Donnell's 'I Think We're Awake Now' heightens a portrait of Nicole Kidman into a hard scrabble, existentially weary countenance of sad and harsh reality. Jonathan Wayshaki's 'Alex' portrait manages to brush in every apt reference from other Kubrick masterpieces.

Jessica Deahl - "My Little Lolita"
Jessica Deahl - "My Little Lolita"
Traci Ching
Traci Ching
Aaron Jasinski- A Great Big Dollar Sign fora Heart
Aaron Jasinski- A Great Big Dollar Sign fora Heart
Adam Maida
Adam Maida
Alex R. Kirzhner- I Was Cured All Right
Alex R. Kirzhner- I Was Cured All Right
Anarkitty-  Born to Kill
Anarkitty- Born to Kill
Audrey Pongracz- Beyond
Audrey Pongracz- Beyond
Bartosz Kosowa
Bartosz Kosowa
Brian Methe- Stanley Kubrick Moon Landing
Brian Methe- Stanley Kubrick Moon Landing
Calvin Wong
Calvin Wong
Chris Skinner- Space Station 5
Chris Skinner- Space Station 5
Christine Hostelter- Alex vs Alex
Christine Hostelter- Alex vs Alex
Christine Hostelter- Ludwig Van Looks On
Christine Hostelter- Ludwig Van Looks On
Crowded Teeth- Human Error
Crowded Teeth- Human Error
Cuddly Rigor Mortis- I'm Not Gonna Hurt Ya
Cuddly Rigor Mortis- I'm Not Gonna Hurt Ya
Cuyler Smith- Private Leonard "Gomer Pyle" Lawrence
Cuyler Smith- Private Leonard "Gomer Pyle" Lawrence
Dave McDowell- Come Play With Stanley
Dave McDowell- Come Play With Stanley
Dave Moscatti
Dave Moscatti
Dick White- Dick Hallorann
Dick White- Dick Hallorann
Doug La Rocca- Wanted:Ultraviolence
Doug La Rocca- Wanted:Ultraviolence
Eiko Ojala
Eiko Ojala
Epyon 5- All Work and No Play
Epyon 5- All Work and No Play
Fernando Reza
Fernando Reza
Fernando Reza- Jupiter and Beyond Infinite
Fernando Reza- Jupiter and Beyond Infinite
Reza- I Wish I Had One of Those Doomsday Machines
Reza- I Wish I Had One of Those Doomsday Machines
Geoff Trrapp- Jack
Geoff Trrapp- Jack
Irma Rivera- Wendy
Irma Rivera- Wendy
Ivonna Buenrostro- I'm Not So Bad Brother
Ivonna Buenrostro- I'm Not So Bad Brother
Jayde Fish- Nasty Bits of Ultraviolence
Jayde Fish- Nasty Bits of Ultraviolence
Jesse Riggle- 2001 Happy Hour
Jesse Riggle- 2001 Happy Hour
Joemur- Minotaur
Joemur- Minotaur
Johanah O' Donnell- I Think We're Awake Now
Johanah O' Donnell- I Think We're Awake Now
John Wentz
John Wentz
Jonathan Wayshaki
Jonathan Wayshaki
Joshua Budich- Daisy
Joshua Budich- Daisy
Just Van Genderen- Fullest Possible Use
Just Van Genderen- Fullest Possible Use
Kate Copeland
Kate Copeland
Kate Zambrano- Viddy Well
Kate Zambrano- Viddy Well
Mandy Tsung- Lady Lyndon
Mandy Tsung- Lady Lyndon
Mandy Tsung- Eyes Wide Shut
Mandy Tsung- Eyes Wide Shut
Megan Stratman- Lady Honoria
Megan Stratman- Lady Honoria
Michael Ramstead- Jack
Michael Ramstead- Jack
Nan Lawson- Wendy
Nan Lawson- Wendy
New Flesh- Winters Can Be Fantastically Cruel
New Flesh- Winters Can Be Fantastically Cruel
Nicole Gustafsson- Some Shine and Some Don't
Nicole Gustafsson- Some Shine and Some Don't
Rhys Cooper- Moon Watcher
Rhys Cooper- Moon Watcher
Rhys Cooper- Cordova Milk
Rhys Cooper- Cordova Milk
Robert Wilson- I'm Afraid Dave
Robert Wilson- I'm Afraid Dave
Sam Gilbey- We Were Afraid of a Doomsfay Gap
Sam Gilbey- We Were Afraid of a Doomsfay Gap
Sam Ho- Stop, Dave
Sam Ho- Stop, Dave
Sam Smith
Sam Smith
Sam Smith- Dr. Strangelove
Sam Smith- Dr. Strangelove
Sandi Calistro- Wendy Torrance
Sandi Calistro- Wendy Torrance
Sarah Jones- Lolita
Sarah Jones- Lolita
Steve Yamane- Sprocket Rocket
Steve Yamane- Sprocket Rocket
Thomas Walker- Bread Crumbs
Thomas Walker- Bread Crumbs
Thomas Walker- Strangelove/Mandrake/Muffley
Thomas Walker- Strangelove/Mandrake/Muffley
Tim Doyle- Death of the Author
Tim Doyle- Death of the Author
Tim Jordan- Grady Twins
Tim Jordan- Grady Twins
Traci Ching
Traci Ching
Van Orton Design
Van Orton Design
Van Orton Design
Van Orton Design
Van Orton Design
Van Orton Design
Veronica Fish- Killer's Kiss
Veronica Fish- Killer's Kiss
William Arvin
William Arvin

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