Freight State of Mind is a two-person show of collaborative sculpture and canvas works by Jesus Cadena Rodriguez and Mike Bam Tyau. Using the freight train as a cultural touchpoint, Rodriguez and Tyau honor their favorite Bay Area freight writers and respond to the turbulent political climate with hand-lettered messages. Download the press release here.

Join us for the opening reception on Saturday, October 14, 7-10pm

Show runs October 14, 2017 through November 12, 2017


Jesus Cadena Rodriguez has evolved his practice of creating of CNC (computer numerical controlled) sculptures of freight trains from earlier explorations in drafting and model scale freight trains. Rodriguez works as a muralist and painter and has shown at First Amendment Gallery, Art Primo Seattle, and The Arsenal. 

Follow him at: @Ease_Us on Instagram.

Mike Bam Tyau has been creating aerosol art since the mid 80s with the TWS (Together With Style) crew and currently with the TDK (Those Damn Kids) crew. Tyau’s murals have been commissioned for Art Basel Miami and Pow Wow Hawaii. Tyau has curated several shows for the First Amendment Gallery and produced the Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle for 6 years. 

Follow him at: @MikeTyau on Instagram.