Amid the variety of Halloween related art shows, and the I Want My Music Video Art Show, Thinkspace Gallery opened a group exhibition featuring the work of Stella Im Hultberg, Mari Inukai, Audrey Kawasaki, and Amy Sol entitled In the Wake of Dreams. This show brings new paintings, drawings, and a new print set. Overall the show is as cohesive as it gets, there is no denying that these four artists fit very well together. I love the idea of being able to see the painted style each artist has, and the drawings, especially in the way each artist presents the drawings. With Stella Im Hultberg and Audrey Kawasaki’s drawings, you see only clean, well-planned linework. Each one also adding colored pencil, and in the case of Audrey laser cut sections of the paper. Amy Sol and Mari Inukai have a looser style of drawing, as you are able to see lines that were made while the artist worked out the forms. To me, this style of drawing has a very energetic feel and in a way is as intimate as a signature can be. The show will be up until October 29th.
Tara McPherson’s new art boutique the “Cotton Candy Machine” is now online. What you will find there is prints, shirts, posters, books, stickers, skins for you phone or laptop, and even pillows. Another great feature of this new boutique is art shows, the first of which is entitled “Tiny Trifecta” and opens this coming April 9th. The show will feature smaller art all priced at $100, so first come first served. There will be no presale so you need to be at this show in person. Art from Esao Andrews, Audrey Kawasaki, Arabella Proffer (shown), Scott C, Sas Christian, Shawn Barber (shown), Natalia Fabia, Lola, Travis Louie, Joshua Petker (shown), and many more will be showing miniature works at the show. Hea don over to the site to look at the new art boutique, and the full details for this upcoming show.
Opening March 11th at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles is a group show curated by artist Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins. The show entitled “INLE”, will feature over 100 artists drawing inspiration from Richard Adams’ award winning book, WaterShip Down, and more specifically the Black Rabbit of Inlé. The list of participating artists is nothing short of breathtaking and will include work by: Aaron Jasinksi, Alex Garcia, Alex Pardee, Amy Sol, Anthony Ausgang, Annie Owens, Attaboy, Audrey Kawasaki, Bob Dob, Brandi Milne, Brain Despain, Buff Monster, Camilla d’Errico, Carrie Anne Baade, Charles Wish, Chet Zar Chris Ryniak, Christian Rex Van Minnen, DabsMyla, Dan May, Dan Quintana, Daniel Danger, David Choong Lee, Eric White, Jason Limon, Fred Harper, Gris Grimley, Jon Beinart, Steven Daily, Jeff McMIllan, Johnny “KMNDZ” Rodriguez, Joshua Clay, Joshua Keyes, Kevin Peterson, Kris Lewis, Logan Hicks, Luke Chueh, Mark Bodnar, Martin Wittfooth, Matthew Bone, Meggs, Michael Page, Mike Mitchell, Molly Crabapple, Naoto Hattori, N8 Van Dyke, Nome Edonna, Roland Tamayo, Ron English, Sas Christian, Skinner, Skot Olsen, Tara McPherson, Jason D’Aquino, Jason Maloney, JAW Cooper, Jeff Soto, Jeremy Fish, Joe Ledbetter, Joe Vaux, Travis Louie, Yosuke Ueno, and many more, if you aren’t already blown away.
Skinner also created a timelapse video showing the creation if his INLE painting, and also giving fans a look into his working process. Check it out Here. The Gallery 1988 blog has an interview with Craola that gives an in depth look at the inspiration and inner workings of this show, check it out Here. Take a look at some of the preview images, and then keep your eyes peeled for the full show.
Coming this Sunday, February 27th @ 1pm Pacific time is a new limited edition print by Audrey Kawasaki. “The print is entitled “She Entwined” and is a 16″x20″ print (with a 1/16″ white border included) on smooth cotton rag paper; you also have the option or ordering the print framed which will be 20.25″ x 23.75″. The print is signed and numbered in an edition of 300, and like all of Audrey’s print will most likely sell out in minutes.
The always impressive Thinkspace Gallery will open it’s 5 Year Anniversary Show this Saturday, November 6th from 7-10pm. The exhibition will be on view up to November 27th and will feature work by Aaron Nagel, Amy Sol, Allison Sommers, Ana Bagayan, Andrew Offerman, Andrew Hem, Andy Kehoe, Anthony Clarkson, Audrey Kawasaki, Brett Amory, Brian Viveros, Caia Koopman, Camilla d’Errico, Chet Zar, Craig “Skibs” Barker, Dabs Myla, David Bray, David MacDowell, Derek Gores, Ekundayo, Emma Tooth, Esao Andrews, Fernando Chamarelli, Gaia, Jacub Gagnon, Jeff Ramirez, Jen Lobo, Joao Ruas, Johnny “KMNDZ” Rodriguez, Joshua Petker, Kelly Vivanco, Kevin Titzer, KuKula, Lindsey Carr ,Linnea Strid, Liz Brizzi, Natalia Fabia, Nathan DeYoung, Pakayla Rae Biehn, Pedro Matos, Sarah Joncas, Scott Radke, Stella Im Hultberg, Sylvia Ji, Timothy Karpinski, Tony Philippou, Tran Nguyen, Yosuke Ueno, and an an installation by Johnny “KMNDZ” Rodriguez. For the past week the Thinkspace Blog, Sour Harvest, has been posting some mini interviews with some of the artists in this show. The show is online now to view, and is every bit as impressive as an anniversary show should be.
Coming this Saturday, September 4th, is a new limited edition print by Audrey Kawasaki. This one is not time limited, so your going to have to fight for it if your looking to pick this one up. “Migawari”, which means To give or sacrifice oneself, was first shown at Audrey’s solo show at the Jonathan Levine Gallery this past January. The print is 19″ x 15″ on a 20″ x 16″ sheet of paper, signed and numbered in an edition of 200, and comes with a certificate of authenticity. You can also order the print framed for bit more. The print goes on sale Saturday the 4th at 1pm Pacific time.
It’s been quite a while since the site had a contest, so thanks to Virtu Art Gallery and their kind donation, the Creep Machine has a limited edition “Yuuwaku” print from Audrey Kawasaki to give to one lucky reader. This print was from the last batch of “timed” print releases that Audrey had back in January. The print is 16″ x 20.5″ on 100% cotton archival fine art paper, signed and numbered in an edition of 1350. This is also the image that will be seen on the latest Hi Fructose Collected Edition Book.
So what do you have to do to win? Simple, just comment below with a number between 1 and 1350. In two weeks on July 10th the person with the closest number wins (in the case of multiple, same number entries, Random.org will decide) . How easy is that for such a beautiful print? Make sure to enter your e-mail address when you leave a comment. One entry per person, multiple entries will be deleted, and good luck!
NOTE: Please refrain from entering web site addresses, some entries are being caught by the spam filter because of it.
Opening this Friday, June 11th at the London Miles Gallery is a group show curated by Andrew Hosner (Thinkspace) entitled “The Next Generation: A New Chapter in Contemporary Art.” The show will feature work by many of the rising stars in what is being called the New Contemporary Movement. All of the works from the show are 12″ x 12″, and just a few names found in this show are: Aaron Nagel, Allison Sommers, Amy Sol, Andy Kehoe, Audrey Kawasaki, Caia Koopman, Chris Murray, Dave MacDowell, Kelly Vivanco, Linnea Strid, Mari Inukai, Sarah Joncas, Stella Im Hultberg, Nathan DeYoung and many more. The full show should be online this coming weekend, and for those fans that can see the show in person it will run until July 4th.
Hi Fructose have just released the news about the second installment in the “Hi Fructose Collected” box sets. This 300+page hardcover book will feature the best work from issues 5-8. There is a special intro by Long Gone John, interviews and more. The deluxe version of the set will include “A Special 2’x2’ Fold-Out Poster by Jason Freeny, Specially Designed Sticker Pages from Travis Lampe, Gary Baseman, & Ferris Plock. 5 Special Edition Prints from: Travis Louie, Audrey Kawasaki, Edwin Ushiro, Mars-1 and Yoko d’Holbachie packaged in a beautiful print portfolio with vellum artist and title pages between each print.” All this will be placed into a ribbon tied hard case.
The set will be available on June 1st, so don’t wait the last one sold out pretty fast.
Check the site for the full preview: “Hi-Fructose Collected 2″ Box Set
Audrey Kawasaki has added a couple of new “study” pieces to her blog and I had to share them. She states “so ive been having some fun doing these small ‘studies’. i tried to be more loose with the marks, and i must say, i enjoyed it immensely! no matter the outcome, the process was really refreshing.” The outcome looks amazing. I have always loved more brushy, loose works. When done correctly the art has so much energy and movement to it; and as you can see by these pieces, not only did Audrey fully retain her signature figures, but has placed them in an exciting new environment.
Head over to her blog for the rest of the process pics: Audrey Kawasaki Blog
As mentioned this last week, Audrey Kawasaki is having another timed released print sale. The sale will start today from 3pm to 4pm Pacific Standard Time. You will be able to buy one of two limited editions. “Yuuwaku” is 15″x19.5″on a 16″x20.5″ on 100% cotton archival fine art paper, and “Hyakki Yakou” is 22″x13″ on a 23″x14″ on 100% cotton archival fine art paper. The prints will be signed on the image area. Both prints are $100 each or $250 framed. Make sure you are all signed up and ready, the website will no doubt experience traffic problems, like all sites do, and this is sure to be flooded with fans and print flippers alike.
Get em here: Audrey Kawasaki Shop
Audrey Kawasaki is having another one of the “timed release” print sales, to ensure that all of her fans are able to get prints. So far it has been exceptionally hard to buy a print without having to get it from someone who bought the print, just to make money off the sale. Coming this January 23rd, from 3pm to 4pm Pacific Standard Time, you will be able to buy one of two limited editions. “Yuuwaku” is 15″x19.5″on a 16″x20.5″ on 100% cotton archival fine art paper, and “Hyakki Yakou” is 22″x13″ on a 23″x14″ on 100% cotton archival fine art paper. The prints will be signed on the image area. Both prints are $100 each or $250 framed.
Here is the rest of the info: Time Release Print @ Audrey’s Blog