My Lego art wins the People’s Choice Award

A mosaic of a nude from painting I rendered from a photograph I took.

A mosaic of a nude from painting I rendered from a photograph I took.

My work Lego Nude – which is, well, a nude rendered in Legos – won the People’s Choice Award at the Del Mar Fair. But, it didn’t even win an honorable mention with the judges.

So I’m going to interpret that result as demonstrating that I am too cutting edge for the establish hegemony, and chalk this up as further validation of my status as the preeminent post-post-modern art genius.

I also have had another work of art from my wallpaper series on display of a pigeon on a coffee table at Caffe Trieste that I call “Trieste Regular.”

My work will be was on display at the 2011 Del Mar Fair now through the end of the fair on July 4th.

Pointing out that yes, I did in fact get the People's Choice Award on the 3rd day of the show.

My painting Trieste Regular.

Showing off my painting at the Fair.

Passages art show at the US Chinese Museum

This is the series of 9 pieces that will be exhibited at this show. The work was created from images taken of motorcycles in various states of dis-assembly while I was working at a motorcycle shop.

This is the series of 9 pieces that will be exhibited at this show. The work was created from images taken of motorcycles in various states of dis-assembly while I was working at a motorcycle shop.

WHO: Marlene Aron, Wanda Chan, Ned Millet and Torrey Nommesen
WHAT: Passages, art at the us Chinese Museum
WHERE: US Chinese Museam
4690 Tompkins Avenue
Oakland, CA
WHEN: September 6th through the 20th
Opening Reception September 6th, 10am to 3pm
WHY: East meets West in this show of local artists.

Art at Cafe Libertalia

In the Trees. One of the works that will be shown at this show.

In the Trees. One of the works that will be in this show.

WHO: Torrey Nommesen, Lula Becraft, Tina Nguyen, and Eric Wixon
WHAT: Art Show in a Hillcrest coffee shop. This show is being curated by Galerie de Lindel
WHERE: Cafe Libertalia
3835 5th Street
Hillcrest, San Diego, CA
WHEN: September 1st until Sometime in October
WHY: Come check out this amazing little coffee shop in and see four of my nudes.

Torrey’s art at the North Beach Poetry Festival

I know said I was putting my art career on haitus as I go back to school (if anyone was listening) but I keep getting pulled back in. Please buy all my art so I can stop all this nonsense!

Bocce Cafe banner

WHO: A bunch of poets and artists, including yours truly (I’m not a poet).
WHAT: 2009 North Beach Poetry Festival
WHERE: Bocce Cafe
478 Green Street
North Beach, San Francisco, CA
WHEN: Thursday and Friday May 21st and 22nd
Noon to 4pm
WHY: Art, poetry, madness

6th Annual Panopticon Decmeber 3 and 4

WHO: featuring works by Torrey Nommesen, Alex Miloradovich, Anna Poole, Ashley Hayward, Amy Cruz, Adam Lisbon, Andy Katz, Betty Fergusson, Carrington, Catz Forsman, Coco, Constantina, Elizabeth Ashcroft, Ed Brooks, Fanny Renoir, Frank Dong, Fong Fai, George Long, Harriette Holmes, Howie Whitehouse, Jack Freeman, James Cha, Jane Rades, Jean Dierkes Carlisle, Jennifer Barone, Jesse Cabrera, Jeffrey Thompson, Jeff Grove, Jessica Loos, John Dowling, Jonathan Van Coops, Katharine Snyder, Kent Barichievich, Kristine Brown, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Luckey Perri, Lynn Alcorn, Marsha Bellavance, Mery Bernard, Michael Pedroni, Momo, Nancy Calef , Neeli Cherkovski, Nining Muir, Rebecca Peters, Roger Strobel, Ronald F. Sauer, Rosemary Manno, Samantha Kopf, and Vince Storti.
WHAT: Ronald F. Sauer and Rebecca Peters present:

The 6th “PanOpticon”: a panoptic exhibition of more than 50 notorious artists!

at North Beach’s most exciting modernist gallery.

WHERE: Live Worms Gallery
1345 Grant Street
North Beach, San Francisco, CA
WHEN: Wedsday December 3rd 7 pm to 11 pm

and

Thursday, Noon to 9pm

Opening Reception Wedsday December 3rd, from 7 pm to 11 pm

WHY: Great art from 50+ North Beach notables!

Press about my upcoming show

I got some press about my show this Tuesday:

“Eclectic artists Torrey Nommesen and Scott Blake are moving in for a one-night-only show, Nommesen displaying his Lego mosaics and Blake featuring his Bar Code installation. The show runs from 5 to 10 p.m., so you can hit ’em before the library reading, if you prefer. Rather than attempt a feeble description of what to expect, go to Nommesen’s blog and check it out for yourself. You can also find out about Nommesen’s other upcoming North Beach appearances. This guy’s all over the map artistically, so each show is different from the last.”

‘Tuesday, Crossroads of Culture’ from The North Beach Examiner by Tony Long

and

“As usual with art, we are fully cognizant that the artist has spent hella more time thinking about it than we have…”

‘Bark Ode’ from SFWeekly.com by Hiya Swanhuyser

Award Exhibit for the Arti de Gesso Artists

WHO: Six North Beach artists who created chalk art for the 54th Annual North Beach Festival (including Torrey Nommesen)

North Beach Festival Website
ignacio interface (plays a week before the Arti de Gesso show)

WHAT: 2 weeks of events celebrating the Arti de Gesso (chalk art) of this year’s North Beach Festival
WHERE: Live Worms Gallery
1345 Grant Street
North Beach, San Francisco, CA
WHEN: November 2nd to November 8th

Opening Reception (with music by Torrey and Kyle)
October 30th, 6pm to 10pm

Halloween Show with The Capp Street Girls
October 31st, 6pm to 10pm

Poetry with George Tsongas
November 4th, 7pm

WHY: Great art and live music an poetry!

Scott Blake and Torrey Nommesen at Live Worms Oct. 21

Scott's barcode installation at BarCamp Omaha

WHO: Torrey Nommesen and Scott Blake
WHAT: I will be presenting a couple of my Lego Mosaics on the wall next to Scott Blake’s Barcode art.The traveling Barcode Art show is a completely portable, stand-alone art exhibit. He uses backdrop stands to make 8-foot-tall light boxes that are quite impressive. Some familiar faces include:

Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ozzy Osbourne, and Bruce Lee. With each scan of a barcode comes a surprise. Scott has developed an interface which brings the portraits to life.”
WHERE: Live Worms Gallery
1345 Grant Street
North Beach, San Francisco, CA
WHEN: Ocotober 21
5pm to 10pm


WHY: Come check out the crazy conceptual art of Scott Blake and have some of my homebrew