Friday, December 25, 2009

Happy Holidays

Just woke up, its Christmas day and I am in lovely sunny California..oh its so nice to be in a warm place for the Holidays. I want to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas, and a Happy New Year. I get this feeling that 2010 is going to be a great year, I wish you all luck, good health and happiness!
I hope to see you back here in 2010, well rested and well fed!

Happy Holidays from Hunt and Gather!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Hunt and Gather- The book! Coming out soon!

Hunt and Gather showcases a contemporary view of international art featured in galleries and media across the globe. This striking collection of surrealism, pop art, illustration, Collage, Graphic design and mixed media represent many of today's most boundary-pushing artists. Aspects of this collection are dark, at times macabre, but these images are complimented by arrestingly playful pieces.

Dedicated to fostering the relationships between artists and art enthusiast, Hunt and Gather author Tina Ziegler has selected an array of artist to contribute to the book, work that they feel best represents their creative output, accompanied by first-person texts that shed light on how and why these individual make their art.

Featuring: Aaron Kraten, Andy Council, Brandi Milne, Carlos Ramos, Carrie Ann Baade, Catalina Estrada, Charles Wish, Greg Simkins, Jason Jackenco, Chelsea Greene Lewyta, Dave Pressler, Diva, Edwin Ushiro, Elizabeth Mcgrath, El Gato Chimney, Emilio Subria, Georgina Ciotti, Jon Beinart, JShea9, Joshua Petker, Karl Persson, Kukula, Mad Steez, Mr.Gauky, Nate Frizzell, Nathan Ota, Plastic God, Romanowski, Scott Belcastro, Scott Campbell, Scott Radke, Scott Scheildy, Tanner Goldbeck, Tessar Lo, Tiffany Liu, Timothy Hon Hung Lee, Tina Imel, Victor Castillo, Yoskay Yamamoto

Hunt and Gather's myspace!

Hunt and Gather's sneek preview on Facebook by Mark Batty
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Hunt and Gather is due to come out in Jan/Feb 2010. Please stay tuned here on for more information about the book release, book launch events and signings.
Thanks so much for all the support through out the years!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Hi-Fructose Interviews Motoi Yamamoto: Salt Sculptor

I just took my daily visit to Hi Fructose's website and they have recently posted a fantastic interview with Japanese salt sculptor, Motoi Yamamoto. His work is just breathtaking, the patience he must have to sit in a cross legged position and create these extremely detailed sand labyrinths is admirable in the fast paced world we live in.
I find a sense of peace come over me when i look at his work, as if just by looking at his work I gain a little bit more understanding of the world we live in and the amount of time and dedication it takes to do something truly special with the life we are given.

Well, I wont get too deep, but do take some time out of your busy day to go on over to Hi Fructose's website and read this great interview, written by Nathan Spoor.

Opening at Jonathan Levine Gallery

Just when I thought this month couldn't get any better, Jonathan Levin gallery has to just go over the top. On December 12th,2009 they are opening two very exciting exhibitions, with two artists that are seriously doing some serious business. Audrey's art career has boomed in the past years, and today she is one of the most collected female artists of this "movement." Audrey Kawasaki opens "Hajimari—a prelude", with a fresh body of work. And in gallery 2, opens another great solo show with James Marshal, titled "And There Was War in Heaven".

Now seriously, get yourself together and watch this show closely. How many want to bet it sells out before it opens?! Audrey, your just a super star! And Dalek is just...a ledgend.

Stay tuned HERE!

Kukula, new solo show at Corey Helford

Oh the lovely and dangerously sweet Kukula will be blessing us all right before the Holidays with a new solo exhibition. Kukula has just got to be one on my favorites, not only for her art but also for being just one of the most awesome ladies ever!

So you can imagine just how excited I am about her solo show. She has been working very very hard on painting the work for "Immortal Artifacts" which opens on December 19th, 2009 at Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City, California.

As soon as the preview pics go up, Ill get some posted. But just by the flyer I can tell this is going ot be a very special show.

Visit Kukula HERE.

Vist Corey Helfor HERE!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Visting the studio of WORD TO MOTHER

Artist Profile : WordToMother from Andrew Telling on Vimeo.

A short but sweet video in to the studio of London based street artist WORD TO MOTHER and the preparation for his solo show at StolenSpace Gallery that happened earlier this year.

More information GO HERE!

Chasing The Last Glimpse of Light, a solo show by Scott Belcastro

Chasing the Last Glimpse of Light
December 12th, 2009

He has done it again! Scott Belcastro has produced another beautiful and outstanding solo show. Opening on December 12th, at Lebasse Gallery in Culver City, CA.
Titled "Chasing The Last Glimpse Of Light" Scott Belcastro shows us a softer side and his boldness to experiment with a pastel colour pallet. Peaches, limes, and lemon yellows beautifully used to create perfectly blended sky's and contrast from the use of darker colors like black and deep sea blue. This new technique he has been experimenting with of splattering the paint across the tops of hills to produce intense flower fields or snow covered mountains is a breakthrough from Scott's traditional detailed and chiseled landscapes. And a technique that I personally have fallen in love with. When you have the opportunity to see his work in person, you must. "Belcastro's paintings are a collection of thoughts on existentialism, meditation, religion, prayer, isolation, sin and forgiveness."

Chasing The Last Glimpse Of Light is Scott Belcastro's first solo show at LeBasse Gallery and in the U.S. This exhibitions is an important show for his growing career as an artist and is one you must not miss, so please for all our sake, get down there on the 12th of December and go tell Scott just how brilliant he is!

(above images, left:" The end of the day " 12 " x 12 " acrylic on panel. $ 550, Middle:
" Things from the past " 12 " x 12 " acrylic on panel. $ 550, right:" Place to Pretend " 30 " x 30 " acrylic on panel $ 2250)

View the rest of this stunning collection HERE!
Visit LeBasse Projects Gallery HERE!