Saturday, March 28, 2009

Luke Chueh's sell out show at Corey Helford Gallery



Luke Chueh has had great success at his solo show "From Light Cometh Darkness” at Corey Helford Gallery.

And Arrested Motion was there to get all the coverage and some great shots of the art work. Go by and visit their blog and check out more pictures from the opening night.

HERE!

Todd Schorr solo show at Marry Karnowsky Gallery: Opens Tonight

TODD SCHORR solo show ‘THE WORLD WE LIVE IN’ opens at Marry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles.

OPENING RECEPTION:

SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 8-11 PM

Merry Karnowsky Gallery is proud to present a solo exhibition of new works by renowned American artist Todd Schorr. One of the most prominent pop surrealist painters working today, Schorr uses the exacting techniques of the old masters to paint colorful cartoon characters, corporate mascots and other pop culture icons in a unique style he calls “cartoon realism.”


Schorr’s work is highly influenced by the popular culture of his childhood: post-war 1950’s America. His formative years were spent watching countless horror, sci-fi, war,
cartoon, cowboy, and puppet shows on a black-and white TV set, building styrene plastic models, reading comic books, and leafing through his parents’ National Geographic magazines.

Schorr says: “Like any artist of worth, it took many long years of struggle and investigative
thought along with trial and error as well as constant honing of technique to reach the point
where I felt I had created a language which, when spoken well, would command some
semblance of purpose. I work in what is best described as a surreal style but filtered through the
mind and eyes of what is, for better or worse, uniquely American.”

Visit the gallery HERE!

170 S. LA BREA AVENUE
LOS ANGELES, CA 90036
323.933.4408

MARCH 28 - APRIL 18, 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009

My new love: LONDON MILES GALLERY


Ok people, here is the reason why I have been so bad at posting lately on a regular basis. Its my new Love. I recently moved to London to take a position as Gallery manager and head curator for a gallery in Notting Hill. In doing so, myself and the director, Phil Coleman have completely re-done the place and have started fresh with a new gallery name and portfolio of artsits. The gallery is LONDON MILES. And I am very proud of all that we have done in just One month. This April marks the launch of the space with an inaugural exhibition featuring works from a great collection of artists. Many we are all very familar with.
The Opening reception takes place on April 16th, 2009 from 6:30pm to 10:00pm and ofcourse I will be there glowing with happiness and excitment.

The 2009 calender is already booked out with some great shows, such as a 4 person show this May with artist Scott Belcastro, Nimit Malavia, Yuta Onoda and Timothy Hun Hong Lee.
In June we have a crazy good two man show featuring the best comic guys ever, JIM MAHFOOD AND SCOTT C.. there is so much more to tell, but as you an already see LONDON MILES GALLERY is the place to find your favorite cutting edge contemporary artists, and we are proud to say we are one of the first galleries in all of London to focus on the Lowbrow and Pop Surrealist art world.

London Miles is located at 212 Kensington Park Road, Notting Hil, LONDON
Email me there at Tina@londonmiles.com
and PLEASE GO TO THE WEBSITE to see all the great things happening this year.

WWW.LONDONMILES.COM

and thank you everyone for always supporting HUNT & GATHER!! I coundnt of done all this with out you!

Juxtapoz: 20 Questions with BRANDI MILNE
























Juxtapoz magazine recently had a short interview with the lovely artist Brandi Milne.

"What's the first thing you did when you woke up this
morning?Brushed my teeth and shuffled around the house like Ozzy Osbourne. At least that's how I felt!

Something about yourself the average person wouldn't guess?
I suffer from night terrors. It's different from nightmares; this is when you're in REM sleep and part of you wakes up really believing what you're dreaming. Usually someone's in my room or floating in the corner of the ceiling and I wake up grabbing at them or screaming bloody murder.
My mom had them too, I remember being little and hearing her scream through the night, and just laying there horrified. As I got older, they became mine - lucky me.

If you had one day left on Earth, what’s left to be discovered?

...what? My family.

Read the whole interview HERE! See more from Brandi HERE, and make sure you all go to her opening solo show Run Rabbit, Run at Thinkspace Gallery on April 10th.

New Work from Scott Radke


NEW WORK BY SCOTT RADKE.

I love these cat suits his little creatures are wearing. Or are they cats themselves? I think the kitty in the picture has made a new friend.

Oh its the mystery of Scotts work and the imagination that is just so interesting.. Yes Scott you have done it again.. truly amazing new creatures!
These little friends are approximately 20" by 11" wide at the base and are priced at 1,200.00 usd each..





See more from Scott and his complete portfolio HERE!

Scion Tour: Next Stop Minneapolis: April 3rd


Scion’s Installation 5 Art Tour will arrive in Minneapolis, MN on April 3rd on the heels of a successful tour stop in Phoenix, AZ. The Phoenix stop, a brand new market for the tour, exposed Installation to more than 12 000 art lovers during the First Friday art walk. Now Installation 5 moves on to Minneapolis for the second year running due to the exceptional response it received last year. The opening reception will take place April 3rd from 7pm – 11pm at Rogue Buddha Gallery, 357 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413. Artists J.Shea, Codak and Eye One will be in attendance and DJs Jonathan Ackerman and Millions Billions will provide the music. Rogue Buddha is owned by Nicholas Harper who is one of Installation’s featured artists and Scion is teaming up with MPLSART.com as the local media sponsor.

For Installation 5 each artist was asked to create his or her literal, or non-literal interpretation of the theme 'Self-Portraits'. Video art will be included for the first time in the tour’s five-year history, alongside painting and photography. Artists on the tour will include: AJ Fosik (3-D painting), Alex Hornest (painting), Andrew Schoultz (painting), Andy Howell (painting), Angela Boatwright (photography), Asylm (painting), Blek le Rat (painting), Christina M. Felice (photography), Codak (painting), David Choe (video art), Edwin Ushiro (painting), El Yem (video art), Eriberto Oriol (photography), Eye One (photography), Francesco LoCastro (painting), French (painting), Geoff Oki (video art), Ian Lynam (video art), J. Shea (painting), Jamel Shabazz (photography), Jeff Soto (painting), Kelsey Brookes (painting), Kofie (painting), Lisa Alisa (painting), Logan Hicks (photography), Mark Mothersbaugh (rug), Nicholas Harper (painting), Patrick Martinez (painting), Peter Beste (photography), RETNA (painting), Rick Rodney (photography), Rob Abeyta Jr. (painting), Ron English (painting), Saber (photography), Sage Vaughn (painting), Skypage (painting), Stormie Mills (painting), Tessar Lo (painting), Too Tall Jahmal (photography), Usugrow (painting), Will Barras (painting), Yoskay Yamamoto (painting) and more. As the tour travels, more artists will be added to the roster.

http://www.scion.com/installation/

PAPERSHAPERS: opens April 11 @ Scion





Papershapers, curated by Giant Robot opens on April 11 at Scion’s 4,500 square foot Installation L.A. Gallery in Culver City. Papershapers is a group show featuring ten artists who work with paper-not "on paper." The exhibition will feature works that are cut, torn, folded, and sewn into unique creations. Shin Tanaka will be making a rare U.S. appearance at the opening and will be on hand to show original pieces and fold paper with attendees!

Tanaka is an interactive paper artist from Japan who has attracted fans worldwide by creating downloadable templates that enable people to make cool, customizable figures at home. Scion recently placed inserts in Giant Robot magazine, issues 56-58, that allowed readers to directly experience Tanaka’s art. The three installments of the 4-in-1 Robot Paper Toy Project not only provided the bases for colorful, 3-D robot figures but, when combined, provide the parts to make a super robot. To commemorate the completion of the 4-in-1 Robot Paper Toy Project, Scion and Giant Robot launched a contest challenging readers to design their own paper figures using Tanaka’s downloadable template. The winner will be flown to Los Angeles for this show where their winning piece will be distributed. Details of the contest can be found at: www.giantrobotshin.com.

A variety of paper artists from around the world will also participate in the exhibition - Ana Serrano, Annie Vought, Brian Dettmet, Hunter Stabler, Peter Callesen, Polly Verity, Richard Sweeney, Mu Pan and Ryohei Tanaka.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Tonight opens LUKE CHUEH solo show


Tonight at the Corey Helford Gallery opens LUKE CHUEH's solo show titled " From Light cometh Darkness". The show opens at 7pm and goes till 10pm. Im sure this one will have a line out the door so get there early to get a peek at the show and if your up for it, even purchase some of those nasty cute little bears that we all love.

Visit Corey Helford for more information HERE!

..IS WHAT I MEANT TO SAY.. RIPO'S first solo show!


Exciting times my friends! Street artists and super nice guy RIPO is having his first solo show this month in Belgium at NO NEW ENEMIES gallery.
His Solo show is titled " WHAT I MEANT TO SAY " and will be Opening on March 27th in Brussels.


Ripo says this about what we can expect,
" I'll be showing two new series of ink drawings along with new works (both inside and out) from the Reflect On project and some of my favorite photos. I've also been painting the walls inside and before I'm gone outside too. If you're not around Belgium maybe spread the word to someone who is.

Thanks to No New Enemies for making this happen. Check the link to see in the process as we set up and the final results. "

Story telling and sign posts are on the agenda and the show will combine a mixture of photographs (of his outdoor work), drawings, sketches, diary notes and headlines.

Visit this great gallery here!
See more from RIPO here!

The launch of LeBasse Projects in Culver City

I am very happy to be posting this launch for the new LeBasse Projects gallery in Culver city. For all of us that are huge fans of the old Project Gallery and the many artists that they represent, its very exciting to know that such a great gallery has gone even bigger and better, opening up a much bigger space with a great collection of artists. CONGRATS Beau Basse, the founder and director of LeBasse Projects.. He is just one awesome guy.!

LeBasse Projects will be launching their inaugural gallery exhibition ‘Vous Avez Eté Juste Servi’ at a newly remodeled 2400 sq/ft gallery space in the heart of Culver City’s Art District. Over the past two years, the former project:gallery has established itself as a center for developing some of the most highly talked about emerging talent. The inaugural exhibition will showcase an exciting array of international artists that will be showing with the gallery in 2009.

The show will include Yoskay Yamamoto (Japan), Meryl Donoghue (UK), Tessar Lo (Indonesia), Koralie (France), Melissa Haslam (Australia), Brian Donnelly (Canada), Ryuichi Ogino (Japan), Lisa Alisa (Russia), Kentaro Hiramatsu (Japan), Nate Frizzell, Edwin Ushiro, Amanda Visell, Eric Fortune, Jason Redwood, Scott Belcastro, Alicia Ross, Jack Long, Michele Valigura, Laura Ball and Casey Ruble.

The opening reception will be supported by Gen Art, a leading arts and entertainment organization in Los Angeles, as well as across the country. Gen Art is dedicated to showcasing emerging fashion designers, filmmakers, musicians and visual artists and is partnering to launch the new LeBasse Projects as part of their continuing support of cutting edge contemporary art.

Music and Beverages sponsored by Gen Art. Food by Kogi.

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 21st from 7-11pm

Visit the gallery for more information. Www.lebasseprojects.com

Sunday, March 15, 2009

The art work of Timothy Hon Hung Lee




So awhile back I received an email from artist Timothy Hon Hung Lee from the UK. He kindly asked me to have a look at his art work. I did and what I found had me griping my computer in two hands and staring dangerously close to the screen to take in every detail and line of pen work. Now since im living in London, I was blessed with Timothy visiting me at the gallery. He came by to have a chat and actually gave me the honor of seeing his original pen and ink drawings in a personal enviroment. They are more than incredible. The many intense hours that go in to these drawings and the complete no mistake policy they require have me in a state of WOW. Not only are they pretty large scale but there is not one section he leaves out, from the detail of a flower to the smallest strand of hair, you really get an idea of just how dedicated of a guy he is. On top of it all he is more humble than allowed for someone with this kind of talent.

In April I will be doing an interview with Timothy, and you will be able to get it first here on Hunt & Gather. But till then have a look at this great interview he did, it is beautifully edited.


See more of Timothy's work here on his website!

DIY PUSHER SHOW : Munky King LA


Munkey King in Los Angeles, California has a group show coming up that has me shaken in my high heals.(out of excitement that is) It features artists like Retna, Dave Pressler, JShea 9, Le Merde, Luke Chueh, Racecar 13, Buff Monster and seriously the list goes on.. I dont know how they managed that but its ridicoulsy, I hope they have enough wall space.
Its titled DIY PUSHERS SHOW!

And opens on March 26th, 2009 - Thursday from 7:00 to 11:00pm at the Munky King Melrose Gallery. Get there early as there tends to be a line formed going down the block.

This is what Munky King has to say about the event, " Thomas Han's Pusher toy gets the custom treatment from some of the finest artists and sculptors around the world. To coincide with Thomas's guest appearance in Luke Chueh's "From Light Cometh Darkness" exhibition at the Corey Helford gallery on March 20th, we will be transforming the gallery into a Pusher haven. "

Music Provided by R-Rated and DJ Colby

Sponsored by Sapporo: YES FREE BEER! Get more information here !


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Meter Maid Studies: San Fran. March 13th.



ROMANOWSKI AND LOWER HATERS PRESENTS: "THE METER MAID STUDIES"

THIS FRIDAY MARCH THE 13TH. LOWER HATERS GALLERY
7 TO 11PM 597 HAIGHT STREET/STEINER SAN FRANCISCO CA

WE INVITED 27 ARTISTS TO EXPRESS THEIR FEELINGS ABOUT METER MAIDS
AND THE DPT OVER ALL.
THE LINE UP IS AMAZING...

HANNAH STOUFFER
RUBEN RUDE
NORMAN MAZWELL
GREG GALINSKY
BRIAN BARNECLO
GONZONE
DAVID CHOONG LEE
CURVE
PAUL HAYES
BUTTER
MARS-1
SEAN SOMMERS
MARK BODE
BING JI LING
MERKELEY
PETE DOOLITTLE
FERRIS PLOCK&KELLY TUNSTALL=FEKE
KRESCENT CARASSO
CLAIRE MACK
DANIEL DENT
ROJELIO MARTINEZ
DJ BURT
DOZE GREEN
APRIEL COFFEY
CLAUDIA NISEMMA NOLTE


wow! This is just too good. I havent seen a line up like this is ages,and this show concept is going to be pure madness, will truly bring out some interesting pieces. Maybe even a bit negative, as who likes meter maids? Of course no one other than the Romanowski could pull this one off. I hope it just rocks, then again there is no reason why this show wouldn't. Im really looking forward to seeing some of the artworks that have been done for this exhibition.
So just be there if you live in SF! NO EXCUSES!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

The art work of Tadaomi Shibuya





I was having one of my myspace artist tour days when I came across the work of this talented fellow, Tadaomi Shibuya from Yokohama, Japan. His chisel faced women and his perfect shadows and color combos really got me interested. I thought he was so good, i had to share it with you here.

Friend him here on Myspace.

He also has a great collection of clothing he has designed and a whole history of commerical work.
check him out!

Joshua Petker solo show: Opens March 20th SF.

Now there are some exciting shows this month, but one I am personally looking forward to is Joshua Petker's Solo show at the Shooting Gallery in San Fran. California opening the 20th of March. His solo show is titled Water Lilies, and will feature of course only the newest work coming out of his studio. Joshua was one of the last artists I added to Hunt & Gather art book, which by the way will be published this September and distributed world wide. I am extremely happy he made the deadline and is one of the 45 featured artists. All very exciting really.

Well if your around S.F this month, and are lucky to be there at the opening night, make sure you take loads of photos and go shake Joshuas hand, as to put it bluntly.. HE IS JUST KILLIN IT RIGHT NOW!

congrats!

See more of Joshuas Work here:
Go to Shooting Gallery