Friday, March 26, 2010

Hunt and Gather heads to Los Angeles: Book release and exhibition at Thinkspace Gallery

The exhibition is fast approaching, Im heading to Los Angeles for the Hunt and Gather book launch event at Thinkspace Gallery, taking place in their new Culver city gallery location.

TheHunt and Gather group exhibition opens on April 9th, at 7pm and will feature original artworks from a great selection of artists featured in Hunt and Gather. Be prepared to see new works from artists Chelsea Lewyta, Jshea9, El Gato Chimney, Madsteez, Emilio Subira, Carrie Ann Baade, Plastic God, Dave Pressler, Victor Castillo, Andy Council, Tessar Lo, Elizabeth Mcgrath, Scott C., Tiffany Liu, Mr. Gauky, Charles Wish, Tina Imel, Deseo One, Aaron Kraten and Scott Radke.

On the following saturday, the 10th of April from 6pm to 8pm a great collection of artists will be coming down to celebrate the release of Hunt and Gather and to gather around and sign their pages to fans and visitors. It will be open to the public and the signing day will take place in Thinkspace Gallery.
Artist such as Greg Simkins, Nathan Ota, Joshua Petker, Nate Frizzell, Yoksay Yamamoto, Scott Belcastro, Elizabeth Mcgrath, Dave Pressler, Edwin Ushiro, Brandi Miline, and many more will be in attendance. Come down and celebrate with us and purchase your copy of Hunt and Gather and get it signed personally.

More information on www.thinkspacegallery.com

Thanks for the constant Support.
- Tina Ziegler

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Coming up at London Miles Gallery

A rising star of the UK Outsider Art movement, Alex Young is currently preparing for his forthcoming solo show, A.K.A with London Miles Gallery on Thursday, April 1. Succeeding his hugely successful debut show ‘Exhibitionism’ at the Grenade Gallery in 2008, Young’s new body of work looks to set to expand his artistic and conceptual horizons to even loftier new heights.

Traversing the boundaries of Fine Art, Illustration, and Graffiti Young is an artist who revels in his inability to be pigeonholed. Finding inspiration in the work of both classical and contemporary art masters, his finely detailed pointillist style portraits are a trademark of his studio work. Rendered predominantly in spray paint, Young’s primary medium of choice points to years of dedication to bombing the streets as a writer – an endeavour committed to alongside his years of formal art training.


Keeping separate his graffiti and fine art guises, Alex Young, the artist, draws upon the similarly rich dichotomy between stereotypical preconceptions, and our own consequentially co-opted public and private personas.


In his upcoming solo exhibition, A.K.A, Young has created an exhibition of portraits of pseudonymous characters he has interviewed and studied for each painting. The paintings are monolithic in comparison to the illustrational element sand colours that adorn their faces to represent their alternative name and persona.


Read the interview LMG conducted with ALEX YOUNG here.

Exhibition on show: April 5th to May 10th, 2010 at London Miles Gallery, Westbourne Studios. 242 Acklam Road. Studio 303. W10 5JJ. London. UK

Opening Reception: Thursday April 1st, 2010 from 6pm to 10pm

Reception Location: 47 Mowlem Street, East London. (off Vyner Street) Please note: Opening reception of A.K.A is at an LMG off site location in East London. Exhibition will move on April 5th to London Miles Gallery, Westbourne Studios and be on display for the complete 4 weeks.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

SPECTER, VARIOUS & GOULD take over Brooklynite Gallery

One of my all time favorite street artists Specter has a show coming up along side Various & Gould.

I interviewed Specter back in 2008, Check out the Interview HERE!

I wish i was in NYC to catch this, because knowing how these guys work...this is going to be one seriously ridiculously good art show full of the energy of the streets and tall standing installation pieces.




Here are the details:

The concept of “work” can be interpreted in many different ways depending on whom you hit up. Brooklyn-based artist, SPECTER and German duo VARIOUS & GOULD have each located discarded materials, used skill and ingenuity and re-conceptualized things in pulsating ways you might never have imagined. All this done in effort to turn the concept of “work” on its ear in an exhibition appropriately titled, “Make It Fit”.

Cart-pushers, delivery boys and slave-laborers – take the spotlight
in much of the work created by the artist who goes simply by the name Specter. With all of his portraits based on real people living at the bottom of the capitalist barrel, Specter forces the general public to see what they might rather not – those who got left behind. Collecting materials in much the same fashion his subjects do, Specter incorporates shopping carts, bicycles, and crates along with engaging images of your everyday worker, paying special attention to what makes them tick. His work is hand-crafted, retro-fitted, cleverand fresh.
















For the creative team of Various & Gould the concept of “work” means
looking well beyond the vigor of the everyday tasks one has to
perform for a paycheck and instead focusing on the surprisinglygraceful interaction between a laborer and his tools. Imagine peeringinto the cut-out holes we often see at a construction site and being exposed to a vibrant world of multi-colored uniforms, enlarged tools and graphic text. A world where workers trade body parts depending on their needs, moving in tandem while performing their repetitive tasks in a choreographed “workers waltz”. Using found objects, work related symbols and their refined silkscreen techniques, the line between work and play becomes blurred inside the imaginative minds of Various & Gould.

Brooklynite Gallery is located at 334 Malcolm X Blvd., Brooklyn, NewYork 11233. We are open Thursday thru Saturday from 1pm – 7pm or by appointment.

Opening Reception:
March 20th, from 7 to 10 pm
On show until April 16th.
Go by and check it out! This show is going to be fresh!
 

Monday, March 15, 2010

Kill Pixie at Edwina Corlette Gallery , Brisbane.

Like archaeology in reverse, Kill Pixie's work excavates the future, searching for what is to come. Inextricably embedded in their geometrically structured environments, Kill Pixie’s humanoid characters and anthropomorphic machines are like puppets or dolls - compelled to enact roles prescribed by powers beyond their control.

However, in these meticulously crafted art objects - worked on paper in ink, acrylics, and water colours with resin, and mounted on wooden panels or handmade boxes - one senses the presence of the indomitable spirits of creativity, humour and resistance, and the power of adaptation.

Opening on the 22 Mar – 10 Apr 2010

Located on Brunswick Street in New Farm in the heart of Brisbane's thriving gallery precinct, with spaces designed by Ark Atelier, the gallery represents artists from across a broad range of media, including painting, photography, sculpture, installation and digital arts.

For more information and to view the collection of artworks visit:
Edwina Corlette Gallery.

A peek into the magical world of LOLA "Ipsum Factum"


This March Los Angeles artist Lola unveils her magic at Corey Helford Gallery with a new collection of works entitled “Ipsum Factum”. Lola’s second solo exhibition at the gallery is her most highly anticipated to date. Through the artist’s unique process of visual storytelling, Lola explores catalysts for new beginnings as well as the forward momentum of positive change to be the best that one can be. Lola’s enchanting mini-vignettes blossom from the vibrant challenge of discovering newness and liberation of fi nding one’s authentic voice.

“Every day is a lesson and a challenge, with noticeable evolution and growth” adds Lola, and for her upcoming show, she fi nds inspiration in being “pulled along by the moon as the unexpected guest, mesmerized byits signifi cance for the love of a story”.For “Ipsum Factum”, Lola creates narratives that are more metaphorical than before, illustrating harmonious relationships between humans and animals. Her palette takes a softer direction, adopting soothing neutral, earthy tones, and her work increases both in scale and content. Each piece originates from her personal selection of signature antique frames.
Open to the public, the reception for “Ipsum Factum” will take place on Saturday, March 27 from 8 to 11pm, and the show will be exhibited until April 14, 2010.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Hunt and Gather: London Book Launch


The London book launch for Hunt and Gather is coming up on Saturday March 20th from 7 to 11pm.

Come down and have a celebration drink with myself and a few of the artists featured in the publication.

The evening will include page signing, a presentation of Hunt and Gather, wine, cheese and dubstep.

Location: 47 Mowlem Street. East London.
I hope to see you there!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Bric a Brac- A solo exhibition with Jshea9


Bric a Brac is a new series of work by j.shea , created and derived by rumaging through garage sales.....flea markets and secondhand shopsoften these collected objects are broken lost or forgottenand the process of tracking them down and finding them is just as meticulous as thethe work in the studio of reconfiguring them and breeding a new life into them since relocating to portland 2 year ago shea has been collecting these objects and emersing himself in the strange world of thrift store and flea market culture finding inspiration not only in the items for sale but in the people that create those environments like the vendors and the regulars this new collection of work is created in various media including sculpture carving assemblege work either freestanding hanging or in the artists familar shadow box style the new collection of work will remain on exhibit till april 22,2010.

The exhibition will open March 19th at 7pm at Lyrik.
2035 SE 39th Ave. Portland.
Visit www.jshea9.com for more information

New interview with Yoko D'holbachie by Coates and Scarry!


Richard Scarry and Chippy Coates have recently conducted a great interview with Japanese pop surrealist painter artist, Yoko D'Holbachie.

Q: Where do you get your inspiration from?
I get it from my dreams, any time day or night. It might bother me in some ways.

Q: Your color palette is crazy, how did it evolve?
According to my mother, my color was already crazy when I began to paint at an early age, but it was too strong and messed up. I think it was refined thanks to the study at an art university.

Read the complete interview HERE.
Thanks Richard!