On September 2nd, Gallery 1988 in Melrose opened a new themed group show, this one with work inspired by the Garbage Pail Kids. I remember when the collectors cards first came out in 1985, and kids went insane for them. The biggest draw for me was the art, and it’s the one thing that made the concept of this show exciting. There is a huge amount of work available in a variety of mediums, as well as limited edition prints. It was great to see what each of these artists would bring to show; would they make a painting styled like the classic cards, or opt to make something new and unique in design. There is a good mixture of both, and I am happy to see works styled like the cards and some that are not. It helps to break up what could have become too much. There is some amazing work in this show, seen below are some paintings by Allison Reimold, Dave MacDowell, N.C. Winters, and some killer prints available from Rhys Cooper. Take a look at the preview images and then over to the website for the full show.
Spoke Art just finished up some remodeling in the gallery and is all setup to open a new group show entitled “A Taste of Things to Come”; a preview of what’s in store for the gallery over the next year. Work by Handiedan, Serge Gay Jr., Sam Wolfe Connelly (featured), Nimit Malavia, Rod Luff, Jonas Lofgren, Casey Weldon, Timothy Doyle, and Ron Ulicny. The show opening this Thursday, August 4th from 6-10pm and will be on view until August 25th.
Opening Tomorrow, April 9th at 7pm at the Rothick Art Haus in Anaheim, CA is a group show with artists using the Matryoshka (babushka doll) as a canvas to paint on. Over 50 artists contributed their take on this Russian nesting doll such as: Mathew Bone, Paul Chatem, Casey Weldon, Glenn Arthur, Rudy Fig, Joe Scarano, N.C. Winters, Jennybird Alcantara, Joka, Jason Levesque, Jessica Ward, Cory Benhatzel, Jeff McMillan, Justin Lavato, Scott Holloway, Delphia Nikolaus, Lara Slater, William Zdan, and many more. Take a look at the preview images below, and keep your eye on the galleries website for the full show. There are also some pics of other dolls over at the Rothick Facebook Page.
Opening tonight, April 1st at the WWA Gallery in Culver City is a 6 person group show entitled “Lilacs Out of the Dead Land”. This new show features work by Casey Weldon, Paul Torres, Richard J Frost, Sinae Park, Lily Mae Martin, and Dylan Sisson. Each artist has a series of paintings or drawings to show, such as Casey Weldon’s freakish poochie poochie series. The show should be on the site to view in the next day or so.
Coming this April 7th, Bold Hype Gallery and Spoke Art will open a group show that is sure to please art and cult movie fans alike. “Quentin VS Coen” will feature work from over 100 artists, all of which will tackle a movie created by Quentin Tarantino or The Coen Brothers. Just a few names that fans will see participating in this show are: Brian Viveros, Casey Weldon, Charlie Immer, David Choquette, Edith Lebeau, Gene Guynn, Jesse Riggle, Johannah O’ Donnell, Munk One, Nimit Malavia, Rich Pellegrino, Roland Tamayo, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Scott Scheidly, Shannon Bonatakis, Steven Daily, Tatiana Suarez, Tiffany Liu, Tom Haubrick, Tristan Eaton, Dave Perillo, Joshua Budich, Mike Mitchell, Todd Slater, and many more. Thisis the first installment of Spoke Art’s “Versus” series, and since this show is bound to be a success, get ready for more shows of this caliber. What about George Romero VS John Carpenter? While I dream of a show filled with zombies and aliens, take a look at the preview of “Quentin VS Coen” and make sure to keep your eyes on the Spoke Blog for more works and news.
Coming this Saturday to Distinction Art in Escondido, CA is a duo show entitled “Macrocosm” with new works from Casey Weldon and Edith Lebeau. Each artist created some amazing looking paintings, and I was happy to see that they collaborated on a painting as well. The two styles these artists posses fit very well with each other, this is seen quite easily in the collaborative work and even the way the show flows from Weldon’s slightly muted palette to Edith’s more candy colored one.
The group show Crazy 4 Cult is now back again for the fourth installment. The full title “Crazy 4 Cult 4: The Case of the Redundant Number”, will feature work inspired by cult movies from a wide range of amazing artists. Just a few of those participating are: Allison Sommers, Anne-Julie Aubrey, Apricot Mantle, Casey Weldon, Chet Zar, Chris Murray, Dan May, Dave MacDowell, Ewelina Ferruso, Gene Guynn, Joe Scarano, Ken Garduno, Ken Keirns, N.C. Winter, Rich Pellegrino, Scott Campbell, Stella Im Hultberg, Tom Haubrick, and many more. Some are veterans of the group show, and many are new. The past three shows seemed to have been dominated by just a handful of movies, Donnie Darko, The Big Lebowski, Edward Scissorhands, and Willy Wonka. There are so many amazing cult movies, I do hope some of them are given the same treatment some of the repeat titles have. Here is a short preview of some of the works that have been posted around the web, or graciously shared with the Creep Machine. Hit the jump-link to see the full preview.
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The “interactive gallery” 88point5 has some new works by Casey Weldon. The solo show will be up until June 13th. I really do the like the idea of seeing artwork in person, even if I don’t get to see in up close someone else can, but its a great show anyway so head on over and take a look.
Here is the list of exhibitions that will be opening this weekend
La Luz de Jesus will open a show with new works from Lyle Motley, Miss Mindy, Lauren Gardiner and Jessica Cooper
Cave Gallery opens “Brush Fire”, a group show featuring work by Amy Botello, Chet Zar, Anthony Clarkson, Cate Rangel, Tatiana Suarez, Terri Woodward and more. The featured artist is Gene Guynn.
Rotofugi will open “Common Nonsense”, New works by Ken Keirns & Scott Tolleson
Gallery 1988 SF will be hosting “Beyond the Page”, a group show inspired by children’s books. Anne-Julie Aubrey, Casey Weldon, Catherine Brooks, Chrystal Chan, Gene Guynn, Isaac Pierro, Jason Limon, Jeff McMillan, Jonathan Bergeron, Leanne Biank, Megan Kimber, Melissa Haslam, Nicoletta Ceccoli and many more.
Definition Gallery will open “The Quantum Exhibit” featuring work by Leslie Ditto, Sylvia Ortiz, Gilbert Oh, Michael Forbes, Amy Botello, Se7en, Patrick Fatica, Luis Lorenzana, Jasmine Worth, Kelly McKernan, Kelly X & Sid Watters
Melt Gallery will open “Gag me with a Toon”. A show curated by Steven Daily and will feature work by Alex Pardee, Bob Dob, DANNI SHINYA LUO, Dan Quinata, Jim Mahfood, Jonathan Wayshak, Kevin Llewellyn, Lola, El Maz, Tara McPherson, Th Chung, Travis Louie and more.
Corey Helford Gallery. “La Noche de la Fusion” is a new solo show from Gary Baseman
Crewest will open “Canceptual [v.3]” featuring work by Dave MacDowell, Smear, Downer, Man One, Revel, Shark Toof, and many, many more
Subliminal Projects will open “Ego, Addiction & Other Bedtime Stories” featuring new works from Sam Flores
Rivert Gallery will open “It’s What’s Inside That Counts” a solo show featuring the work of Andrew Bell
Gallery 1988 is releasing three new prints, all of which are based on paintings that were in the Beastie Boys Tribute Show. To pick up any one of these prints, contact the Gallery 1988 Los Angeles location: (323) 937-7088 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Casey Weldon has updated his online shop with some new original artworks. Each these “mini” paintings are all on paper and were made as a “warm up piece before a long day’s work.” The paintings are all 5 1/2″ x 7″, acrylic on paper with the corners rounded.
I really dig these little paintings, each one of that an amazing feel to them and it’s nice to have smaller works around the house as well. Helps to “fill in” as much wall space as possible.
Head on over to see all of these “mini” paper paintings.
The Beastie Boys theme art show “Under the Influence” opens at the Gallery 1988 in LA tonight. The show features a whole mess of artists creating art inspired by the band. The show is now online to view, or order art if you wish. Along with original art there is also a good amount of limited edition prints made for the show.
There are some really great artists in the show such as: Ken Garduno, Tom Haubrick, Matt Dangler, Aaron Jasinksi, Andrew Hem, Michael Page, Alex Pardee and the three shown below, Dave Macdowell, Casey Weldon and Chris Murray. Dave’s painting is of course amazing as usual, the colors and textures in Chris’s and Casey’s Biz Markie with the Ted Nugent shirt and energy beam shooting mouth is too much.
Check out the show here: Beastie Boys Show