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The 13th Hour Fourth Annual Group Exhibit, Last Rites Gallery (NYC)

Opening Reception
Friday October 28 2011 7 – 11PM
@Last Rites Gallery
511 W. 33rd Street (3rd Floor)
New York, NY

Last Rites Gallery opens it’s fourth annual The 13th Hour group exhibit
celebrating the spirit of the Halloween season.

In it’s annual exhibit, Last Rites sets out to present a broad-spectrum representation of Dark Surrealism. Held during Halloween weekend, the show is the gallery’s largest group exhibit, and features renowned artists from around the globe- working in an array of mediums including painting, photography, and sculpture. From gothic elegance to finely crafted grotesquery, the beauty within the darkness is embraced and brought into the spotlight.

Artists Include: Shawn Barber, Nick Baxter, Matthew Bone, Colin Christian, Sas Christian, Jason D’aquino, Pedro De Kastro, Tom Gabriel Fischer, HR Giger, Fred Harper, Naoto Hattori, Michael Hussar, Joka, Sarah Joncas, Aunia Kahn, Eli Livingston, Michael Mararian, Chris Mars, Annie Owens, Chris Peters, Anthony Pontius, Dan Quintana, Matt Rota, Paul Rumsey, Beau Stanton, David Stoupakis, Jasmin Worth, and more.

More info here

Happy 100th birthday to a pioneering woman in color and concept design, Mary Blair!

Last night the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, CA put on a spectacular tribute for the centennial birthday of Mary Blair, and this morning Google has honored her legacy with Mary as the inspiration for their Friday “Google Doodle” click here to see that.

 


Mary Blair

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Justin Sweet solo show @ Gallery Nucleus (Los Angeles)

Put it on your calendar, this will be a brilliant show, Justin is a modern master! Read More

Apricot Mantle is featured in this month’s Famous Monster’s of Filmland Halloween issue! Here’s one way to win an autographed copy from ST!

Check out ST artist Apricot Mantle‘s spooky illustrations featured throughout the October 2011 issue of Famous Monster’s of Filmland  magazine, which is on news stands now. Read More

Welcome LA Sculptor, Matthew J Levin to ST!

Check out ST’s latest artist addition and debut video, Los Angeles based sculptor. Matthew J Levin here

Michael Hussar’s “Wunderland” @ BabyTattooville 2011, some photos of ST shoot from Arrested Motion

Check out some exclusive behind the scenes photos of Michael Hussar’s “Wunderland” room @ BabyTattooville 2011 where Arrested Motion captured some photo shoots, general antics and the ST crew capturing some new and familiar artists for future ST videos.


Mischa in the Michael Hussar Wunderland suite (Oct 2011)

All photos here

Enjoy!

L.

 

Chet Zar’s “The Left Hand Path” @ Copro Gallery this Sat Oct 15 (Los Angeles)

This Saturday Night in Los Angeles! Join ST artists’ Chet Zar and Dan Quintana for a sure to be amazing opening night of solo work. Can’t wait for this one, if you already had plans  … change them and get out there. This will be a fun show! Read More

Sketch Theatre 3.0 – site is being updated!

Hey All! Just a little FYI to inform you that we are doing some updates on the ST website today so the homepage may not reflect current videos and news while we work out the kinks. Should be back to current (and with a few cool new features) by tomorrow. Thanks for your patience!

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This coming weekend "Busted" Art Charity Auction Benefiting Women with Breast Cancer

Busted Art Charity Auction Benefiting Women with Breast Cancer
bidding starts this weekend on Ebay so anyone is free to bid wherever you may be!

Featuring work from ST artists Ana Bagayan, Bob Dob, Chet Zar, Dan Quintana, Greg “Craola” Simkins, Jessica Ward, Steven Daily, Tomi Monstre, and Tara McPherson.
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A special artists reception at:
Mirror Gallery
Saturday 10.01.11 9pm – 11pm
963 Chung King Road, Los Angeles CA

go to www.artinsupportofbusted.com for more info


Hades in Hollywood this Thursday evening, an artists' speakeasy in LA presented by Sketch Theatre

Here is a fun event presented by yours truly!
Sketch Theatre (www.sketchtheatre.com)

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The Gallery Girls present a live model drawing social event in a big new space  within a secret Hollywood sound stage.
LOTS of cushioned chairs and great sound system.

featuring Drinks – DJ – Live Models, bring your sketching supplies!
Crazy themes and Fun People!

RSVP on Facebook –

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=230974503594899

Glenn Arthur Solo Exhibition "The Mechanics of Seduction"


“The Mechanics of Seduction

The Solo Show of Glenn Arthur

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Glenn Arthur’s “The Mechanics Of Seduction” is a series of paintings exploring the fascination, power and sensuality found within the human machine. Inspired by an era defined by industrial enlightenment and artistic innovation, Glenn fuses together a fanciful blend of elaborate and historical aesthetics. Each delicately painted female entices the viewer through mechanical elements while alluring them with hypnotic beauty into a world of ornate elegance wrapped in a cloak of disquieting surrealism. The juxtaposition of organic emotion and unfeeling apparatus demonstrates the unyielding, seductive romance between human and machine reminding us of the inherent desires that fuel us all.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Saturday, October 22nd, from 8-11pm

Location:
Art Whino Gallery
120 American Way
National Harbor, MD 20745

Reception begins at 8pm

Show end date: November 13th

The event is FREE and open to the public.

About the Artist

Glenn Arthur is a self taught visual artist from Orange County, California. Born in February of 1979, he grew up in a conservative, religious household with little to no influence in art. After shedding his roots he quickly realized that creating art would be his calling. Although he constantly doodled and sketched throughout his youth, Glenn did not come into painting until later in life when a friend forced a paintbrush into his hands and said, “You need to do this!”

Since then Glenn has been diligently working on creating his own brand of beautifully painted images. Using acrylic paints on wooden panels, he adds in elements and influential symbols of his past and present to each piece. Beyond the aesthetics of his artwork, Glenn brings an overwhelming sense of passion to his paintings. Touching on themes of love, death, conflict and duality, Glenn’s art tells stories of strength and hope through emotion and sentiment with his sensual beauties and signature hummingbirds.

to see Glenn on Sketch Theatre click here

ST artist Aaron Sims launches new site

Aaron Sims  just launched his directors website.
Check it out!
www.aaronsims.com

Watch Aaron’s time lapse videos for ST here 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Saturday Sept 3rd, Los Angeles – Ana Bagayan's Lunch Bunch Fundraiser/Group Art Show

Come out to WWA Gallery on Saturday September 3rd, support a good cause and some awesome ST artists!

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Feminality @ The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles this Saturday Sept 3rd

The Feminality gallery event opens Saturday, September 3rd from 8:30PM – 12:30AM

@ the Hive Gallery 729 S. Spring Street in Los Angeles, CA.
Admission is $8. Several artists will be on-hand for the event.

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Brandan Styles & Ellie Rusinova “Hades and Persephone”

The Feminality gallery event opens Saturday, September 3rd from 8:30PM – 12:30AM at the Hive Gallery
Address:729 S. Spring Street in Los Angeles, CA.
Admission is $8. Several artists will be on-hand for the event.

This Saturday, September 3rd the Hive Gallery Hosts Couples Edition of Feminality Art Show throughout September

For the past six years the Hive Gallery and Studios in Los Angeles has been the feeding ground for the burgeoning Los Angeles art scene. In that tradition, for the entire month of September, Hive will be hosting Feminality – a unique exhibition showcasing twelve of the most talented artist couples of this generation. These include renowned artists Jessica Ward & Apricot Mantle, Dan Barry & Edward Robin Coronel, Tim & Emma Mount, Erlend & Pamela Tait, Tracy Tomko & Erin Asmussen, Meats Meier, Misaki Sawada, plus many more.

Feminality, the brainchild of graphic artist and Wizard Sleeve Toys founder, Mike Franco, was originally started back in 2009 to drawn attention to the ever-growing female art community in the lowbrow/pop surrealism genre.
“I started my toy website (www.WizardSleeveToys.com) back in 2009 and simultaneously started developing the idea for this show,” says Franco. “I was drawn to the works of several female artists and wanted to enable them and create a showcase for their work.” Feminality was created to do just that.

The first Feminality Art Show debuted at the Hive Gallery back in November 2009 and featured the uber talented Tara McPherson live painting a mural alongside a number of upcoming female artists such as Amy Botello, Aunia Kahn, Tofusquirrel and more.

During Art Basel 2010, Feminality Art Show tried a different approach introducing the first round of the couples edition. Artist couples would each create their own piece of art and then do one piece together. “It’s exciting to put great artists together in this unique couples setting and situation. I’m sure they will not disappoint”, said Franco. Franco plans to expand Feminality into other regions of the country.

The next show will coincide with Art Basel Miami (December 1st-4th).

The Feminality gallery event opens Saturday, September 3rd from 8:30PM – 12:30AM at the Hive Gallery, 729 S. Spring Street in Los Angeles, CA. Admission is $8. Several artists will be on-hand for the event.

All of the art created for the Feminality Art Show will be available for sale to the public both online and at The Hive Gallery throughout September.

For more info, please visit www.FeminalityArtShow.com or www.TheHiveGallery.com

Watch the Promo Video Here !!

Rob Reger's 'Encyclopedia of Hallucinations' opens this Fri September 2nd @ La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Hollywood, CA.

Check out Rob’s debut ST video here!!

and for Los Angeles friends, after you watch that make sure to clear your Friday night
for Rob Reger’s “Encyclopedia of Hallucinations” @ La Luz de Jesus Gallery!


La Luz de Jesus will be hosting an exhibition by artist Rob Reger titled “The Encyclopedia of Hallucinations” This is an interactive show: attendees will be asked to write a short description of what they see in Reger’s paintings. The best of these writings will be documented on the La Luz de Jesus website

The concept for Rob Reger’s “The Encyclopedia of Hallucinations” has its roots in Reger’s childhood camping trips when his father taught him to draw forms from a squiggle with a stick in dirt. The future artist and his father drew mainly faces, animals, and monsters and then created narratives from these figures.

As a result, Reger learned to experience pareidolia, to ‘find things in other things,’ a concept that is still with him to this day. The Encyclopedia of Hallucinations gives the vie
Imagination is Rob’s inspiration, and though his suggestive abstract forms, Reger gives his viewers the freedom them to find their own visions.

In his own words: “Looking back, I see this early experience as shaping my fascination with suggesting recognizable forms in abstract work and the tendency to personify forms and ‘find’ figures within general chaos. I inspire others, through specific forms that suggest forms, to use their imagination to find their own forms.”

Reger’s art aesthetic and his design house,  Cosmic Debris, grew from a tangle of roots joining the DIY punk scene of the ’80s with guerilla art, surrealism, and the psychedelic explosion of the ’60s. As the founder, Creative Director, and President of Cosmic Debris, Reger introduced the world to Emily the Strange -an icon of empowerment for young alternative girls and outsiders of all ages. Like the little black-haired muse
herself, Reger fuels his magination with music, the natural environment, science and the artistic explorations of his friends and other inspiring figures.


Reger received a BFA from University of California, Santa Cruz and a MFA in printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute. His oil paintings, printmaking, watercolors, and collage have exhibited in galleries around the world, including: Tokyo, Paris, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, Berlin, Milan, Hong Kong, Sydney, and Santa Cruz.

Exhibition information:

Rob Reger
The Encyclopedia of Hallucinations
also showing:  Lauren Gardiner   Misfits of the Forest

September 2 – October 3
Opening Reception: Friday, September 2nd, 8-11 pm
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90027
323-666-7667
www.laluzdejesus.com
info@laluzdejesus.com

images in order above:

“Tide Pools”
Cel-Vinyl Acrylic on panel   2011
“It Takes All Types” (detail)
Cel-Vinyl Acrylic on wood   2011
“One Informs The Other”
Cel-Vinyl Acrylic on panel   2011