Teen Artwork Goes on Display Friday

Alameda teen Malcolm Fooks has been drawing since he was a very small boy. In the first-ever solo exhibition of his works, he revisits drawings that his mom kept over the years and recreates their essence, using his current skills with graphite. Each simple drawing from his past has been transformed into a hyperreal masterpiece, showing significant artistic growth along the way. 

From simple portraits to planes and suits of armor, Fooks’ imagination and incredible detail make the exhibition a fun journey from Then to Now, also the show’s title.

An opening reception will be held tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to all ages. The exhibition continues through the month of September. Inkblot Gallery is managed by artists Jean Chen, Chrissy Collins and Jo Anne Yada and is located at 933B Central Ave.

Above, Fooks and his mother Margaret Lee celebrate the new show.