First off, I apologize for the delay in postings the past few weeks. I am still here, and still determined to keep this site going for as long as I can. Work has been a little too hectic lately, but i’m working on getting back to posting more. So, with a bit of a delay, here is this years Halloween feature. Art from Jason Edmiston, Travis Louie, Dan Harding, Ego, Scarecrowoven, Ken Garduno, Jackie Gallagher, Tom Haubrick, Matthew Bone, Chris Mars, Jacob Bannon, Darwin Enriquez, Matt Buck, Patrick Fatica, Tom Bagshaw, Chet Zar, Apricot Mantle, Brian Smith, James Groman, and Fernando Carpaneda. Click on The Bride for the full feature.
Just over a week ago on April 7th, the latest show I had the pleasure of curating opened at the Articulated Gallery in San Francisco. I had a few ideas of what would be my next show, but i thought that Marvelous Humans would be the most fun, and would be a great way to signal a break in my curating days. I’m not going to say I will never curate again, but I do have other projects now that will take more priority over curating. I am very happy with the art in this show, and the reception was a blast. A good amount of artists were present such as Glenn Arthur, Apricot Mantle, Robert Bowen, Peter Adamyan, Kelly Castillo, and Edward Cao. The artwork from the show is now available in the Articulated Gallery online shop, and you can also see some alternate images of the works over at the Creep Machine Facebook page. If you would like to see higher resolution images of the works, please feel free to contact me.
Opening this Saturday, April 7th, is a new exhibition I have had the pleasure to curate. Entitled Marvelous Humans, this group show features art inspired by the many human marvels that once lived, or are alive today. I have always been inspired by those who were born with a certain condition, and made the most of it, as well as those that choose to alter their bodies regardless of the negative reactions they would receive. So instead of focusing on these people as “oddities”, I thought it was time for some art to be created that was done with a level of respect. A few of the artists looked to the amazing “Human Marvels” website for inspiration, take a look when you have time.
The reception takes place at the Articulated Gallery in San Francisco from 8-10 PM, and a few of the artists will be in attendance. The Facebook Event page has the full info; please help spread the news. Participating artists include: Apricot Mantle, Casey Weldon, Dan Harding, Dave MacDowell, Edward Cao, Glenn Arthur, Elizabeth Levesque, Jackie Gallagher, Jason Snyder, Jay Doronio, Jessica Ward, Kelly Castillo, Larkin, M Fersner, Patrick Deignan, Peter Adamyan, Richard Frost Robert Bowen, Sandi Calistro, & Scarecrowoven. Take a look at the preview images, and we hope to see you there.
On February 11th, Last Rites Gallery in New York held the first part of the ArtFusion Charity event with a live painting day, and on Feb 25th will hold the gala and charity auction. ArtFusion bring together a over 15 talented, diverse, and well known artists to create collaborative works of art which will benefit The International Children’s Art Foundation (ICAF). Work by Ana Bagayan, Angie Mason, Annie Owens, Anthony Pontius, Billy Norrby, Brian Despain, Brian Murphy, Buddy Nestor, Chris Mars, David MacDowell, David Stoupakis, Dan Harding, Ewelina, Fred Harper, Genevive Zacconi, Jason D’Aquino, Jason Levesque, Jason Limon, Jennybird Alcantara, Mia Araujo, Michael Mararian, Paul Booth, Scott G Brooks, Vincent Castiglia, and many more can be seen during this event. The gallery sent out 15 canvas panels to be sketched on, which were then in turn painted by a group of selected artists to be collaboratively painted on.
If you head to the galleries homepage you will see the finished painting, as well as the drawing that was originally made. I love collaborative works, and this show has some outstanding examples of how great they can be. For example Dave MacDowell’s “Paul Booth” drawing painted by Scott G Brooks and Mark Elliot, as well as Chris Mars’ drawing painted by Paul Booth & David Stoupakis.
Check out the rest of the works: Last Rites x ArtFusion
This past weekend a group show dedicated to the music of Metallica opened at the Exhibit A Gallery. While I was not able to attend the show, friend of the Creep Machine Brennan was able to make it to the show, take some photos, and write a short review for us. Take it away.
So a few weeks ago I received an email about an invite only show coming up at Exhibit A Gallery here in Los Angeles. It was for a show entitled Obey Your Master and was going to be a group show with artists paying tribute to one of the greatest metal bands of all time, Metallica. The list of participating artists was a who’s who of the current art scene. You had everyone from Travis Louie to Shawn Barber and Sylvia Ji to Shepard Fairey all with pieces re-interpreting some Metallica songs into art. I was obviously very stoked to be able to attend this show, and it did not disappoint at all.
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One of the shows I was really looking forward to seeing as the end of the year drew closer, was a new solo exhibition by Dan Harding — and the best part was that this show was going to be in San Francisco. The shows theme changed and in an exciting turn, also featured the work of Joanne Augustine, with the idea that the two artists would work off each other. Entitled “I See You See” this show features photography by Joanne of various nature scenes, Dan then took these images as inspiration for new paintings. The reception was December 3rd at the Articulated Gallery, and the show will be up until the end of the month. If your in the area please stop by. Not only can you check out the Loved To Death store, but head up to the gallery and see photography and paintings by two very talented artists. I made sure I was at the reception and took some photos and have a review as well.
Opening this Saturday, December 3rd, at the Articulated Gallery in San Francisco is a duo show with Dan Harding and Joanne Augustine entitled I See You See. The show is an exploration of inspiration, as Joanne’s photographs were taken by Dan and used as the basis for a new series of paintings. I have always been interested in the way that artists find inspiration, what draws them to create and what pushes them ever forward, and the idea that one artist was influenced by what another artist was influenced by is an amazing idea. The reception starts at 8 PM and will run until 11 PM, both artists have also flown out to San Francisco to be in person. This is a great opportunity to see some beautiful photography and painting in one place. Take a look at the preview images below, and then be there or wait it to show up online.
Black Friday is here again, and along with the great savings comes sitting overnight in the cold, dealing with a crazy mob of people, and possibly getting pepper sprayed because you took the last xbox 360 (source). So avoid the mayhem, and support your local, small businesses and better yet artists. Many of your favorite artists are having black friday/holiday sales. This is a great opportunity to not only score some art, prints, shirt, and more, but you also know you are helping out a person and not some mega-corporation. Here is a short rundown of some of the artists/online stores you can save at, if you know any more add them to the comments.
Stella Im Hultberg has added some small originals to her shop for this years sale: Shop here
Need some horror shirts? Fright Rags is having a huge sale on mens tees, girly tees, posters and more: Shop Here
Spoke Art is having a sale on all inventory, prints and originals. Use SPOKEARTSALE, and save 10%, it ends Monday. Shop Here
Vannen Watches is having a 40% off sale, just use BLACK40 during checkout. Shop Here
WWA Gallery will be donating 15% from all sales to 1 of children’s charities. WWA Gallery
Gris Grimly is having a 50% off sale over at his online shop. Check it out here
Edith Lebeau added a bunch of new paintings to her online shop. See Here
Use LE2011 over at Cate Rangel’s shop and save 40% on all limited edition prints. Shop Here
Dan Harding is having a sale in his new online shop. Just use TURKEY and save 20%. Shop Here
Get a free print over at Tara McPherson’s Cotton Candy Machine when you buy anything online. Check it Out
Chet Zar added two new sculpture, Hammerhead and The Dead Pope, both on sale. Shop Here
If your in the need for some clothes, Disturbia Clothing is also having a sale this weekend. Shop Here
Save 30% on selected items at Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins online shop. Shop Here
Phone Booth Gallery is having a “mystery tube” sale. For $75 you tube Includes rare prints, blems, misprints, sketches, leftovers, extras, and more from all your favorite PBG artists!
Contact the folks over at Virtu Art Gallery for 50% off Lori Earley’s Annabelle print. Shop Here
Kelly McKernan is having a big sale over at her online shop, Check it out
Arabella Proffer’s first book is ready for pre-order, with a foreward by your truly… Get it here
Save 20% off everything at Gallery Nucleus. Just use GOBBLE20 during checkout. Shop Here
Save 30% off at Brian Ewing’s store by using COOKIES during checkout. Shop Here
At Steven Daily’s online shop save 50% on all paper products, and up to 50 on giclee prints. Shop Here
Opening tonight, October 7th, at the Meltdown Gallery in Los Angeles is a massive group show, over 100 artists, all taking inspiration from music videos for the first “I Want My Music Video Art Show” curated by Chris Marrs Piliero and Dave MacDowell. Artists such as Sarah Joncas, Aaron Jasinksi, Aunia Kahn, Apricot Mantle, Chet Zar, Dan Harding, Dan Quintana, Edith Lebeau, Jason D’Aquino, John Cebollero, Kelly Vivano, Larkin, Kolaboy, Nate Van Dyke, N.C. Winters, Paul Chatem, Scott G Brooks, Scott C, and many more have created art based on their favorite music videos. Oh, and yours truly also has a piece of art in this show (thanks to Dave for talking me into it). The reception starts at 8 PM and I have heard that a good majority of the artists will be there, so if you stop by make sure to say hi to the artists that made this show a must see. The exhibition will run until October 20th, so if you can’t make the reception you have a little bit of time to see the show.
I am very honored to be a part of this show, there is so many amazing artists. To be honest I was a little too nervous in the beginning and thought about not entering. I will stay with my original goal of this site and not show my work here, however I am proud of the piece and hope the viewers of the show enjoy it. Take a look the preview images of the show, and then check out the site below for some more images and video links.
It’s that time again, and one of my favorite times of the year. It’s October and this means Halloween is just around the corner. This is the month you can spend your nights watching horror movies, which I do all year long anyway, as well as appreciate all of the horror and dark art that is created. This months feature has some outstanding art from some of the best artists out there: Sarah Joncas, Jay Doronio, Tom Bagshaw, Gary Pullin, Nikko Hurtado, Leilani Bustamante, Larkin, Jackie Gallagher, Dan Harding, Ryan Heshka, Jason Levesque, Ojimbo, R.S. Connett, Charlie Immer, Akira Beard, John Cebollero, Craig larotonda, Christopher Ulrich, and XNO. Click the image to go to the feature and have a great October!
August 20th was the birthday of legendary horror author, H.P. Lovecraft. I planned on making a post filled with Lovecraft inspired works, but decided instead to show just one work of art. “Cthulhu Rising” by Dan Harding is the perfect painting to show on this occasion. While a portrait of Lovecraft would have been fitting, this painting featuring his iconic character Cthulhu, perfectly embodies the feel and energy Lovecraft’s stories have held for so long. I could easily imagine this painting being the cover of a book. The original work was a commission, 12″ x 16″ oil on masonite. However, if you really like this image head on over to Dan’s online shop for a 11″ x 14″ print on textured linen paper for only $20.
This past weekend was a good time for art fans as a handful of amazing shows opened up. One of which was “Necropolis”, a dark art group show that opened at the Congregation Gallery on Saturday. The show features work by Nikko Hurtado, Christopher Peters, Cam Rackam, Christopher Ulrich, Larkin, Dan Harding, Scott Holloway, Buddy Nestor, Jeremy Cross, Jason Soles, Aunia Kahn, Christopher Conte, Kolaboy, Chad Savage, the Creep, Jason Hernandez, Sean Chappell, Scarecrowoven, Liv Rainey-Smith, and many more. The show will be on view until roughly August 12th. I was very happy to see the work of Kolaboy, as I have been a fan of his since around the time this site started. Liv Rainey-Smith also made some amazing little block prints.