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Prints: Moonlight Meeting by Dan May

Dan May added a new limited edition print to his online shop today entitled Moonlight Meeting. The print is 11″ x 11″ on Hahnemuhle German Etching, 310 gsm, signed and numbered in an edition of 45. The great thing about this piece, is that is signifies a change in Dan May’s work. The monster to the left showcasing the style we have seen in his paintings for years, and the figurative foreshadowing on the right side. His paintings are becoming more figurative lately, so this piece in a way visually shows this transition.

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“I Like Soup” Andy Warhol Tribute @ Virginia MOCA

Jason Levesque (aka Stuntkid) was asked to co-curate a group show along with Heather Hakimzadeh at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art. Each artist was asked to customize blank soup cans, and these new cans would be shown alongside an exhibit of works by Any Warhol. The show, entitled I Like Soup, featured work by Glenn Arthur, Luke Chueh, Dominique Fung, Charlie Immer, JoKa, Sarah Joncas, KozynDan, Elizabeth Levesque, Jason Levesque, Jason Limon, Jim Mahfood, Dan May, Soey Milk, Buddy Nestor, Charmaine Olivia, Conrad Roset, Casey Weldon, Chet Zar, and many more.

Each customized can is now online to view, and for every can that is sold the proceeds will go to help benefit MOCA’s educational programs and the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia. Head on over to the site and check out all of the works, some of these cans are outstanding. JoKa and his toothpick painting style is always impressive, and Chet Zar Kozyndan, and Jason Levesque went all out and even added some sculptural elements to the cans.

I Like Soup @ VMOCA

Preview: Suggestivism NYC @ Bold Hype Gallery

Opening this week, May 10th, is a group show curated by Nathan Spoor entitled Suggestivism NYC. This new show will feature over 40 of the most exciting, intriguing, and talented artists in the contemporary art scene such as: Chris Mars, Skinner, Chet Zar, Dan May, Nathan Ota, Jeff McMillan, Rod Luff, Sas Christian, Colin Christian, Joe Vaux, Bob Schneider, Mia, Naoto Hattori, Bob Dob, Tom Bagshaw, Jason Maloney, David Molesky, Darren LeGallo, Michael Page, Kevin Peterson, Thomas Doyle, Sandow Birk, Heidi Taillefer, Yevgeniya Mikhailik, Brendan Monroe, Annie Owens, Eric Althin, Jason Limon, Joey Remmers, Chandler Wood, Martin Wittfooth, Eric Richardson, Francesco LoCastro, Nathan Spoor, Kathie Olivas, Brandt Peters, Scott Scheidly, NC Winters, Christian Van Minnen, Winnie Truong, Julian Callos, Heiko Müller, and Marco Mazzoni.

According to Spoor, Suggestivism “does not center around claiming a title for giving any movement a name, but for introducing a common creative thread amongst several disparate and unique voices within the modern art world.” Richard Chang once stated that Suggestivism has its roots in 19th century artist such as James McNeill Whistler, Georges Seurat and Arthur B. Davies. The show will run until June 30th, so if your in the area, make sure to stop by.

Bold Hype Gallery

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Preview: “Twin Peaks; Fire Walk With Me” Group Show @ Copro Gallery

Opening this Saturday, April 21st, at the Copro Gallery in Santa Monica is a new group show entitled Twin Peaks; Fire Walk With Me
20th Anniversary Group Art Exhibition
. A year ago in February, Clifton’s Brookdale hosted In the Trees: Twin Peaks 20th Anniversary Art Exhibition, which had some amazing artwork (seen here), and many of he artists from that round will be seen in this latest exhibition. Martin Wittfooth, Glenn Barr, Chris Berens, Brett Amory, Chris Mars, Dan May, Chris Buzelli, Billy Norrby, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Esao Andrews, Lori Earley, Brian Viveros, Ryan Heshka, Scott C, Chet Zar, Paul Chatem, Stella Im Hultberg, and many more.

There is some very strong work in this exhibition, I was especially intrigued with the paintings by Billy Norrby, Glenn Barr, and Dan Quintana. Stella Im Hultberg submitted another beautiful painting, and I was happy see a landscape by Chris Peters. The stand out piece for me was Deliverance by Lori Earley (seen first). I was a great surprise to see Lori submit a digital painting that had some oil, acrylic, and mixed media embellishments to it. The more I looked at it I could see her style peek out, but the overall work is a new direction that I really hope she continues with. During the reception there will be a limited edition print available of this painting, un-embellished, signed and numbered in an edition of 20. This is bound to be a mind-blowing exhibition, so if your in the area make sure to stop by, otherwise check out the preview images and then over to the website.

“Twin Peaks; Fire Walk With Me” @ Copro Gallery

Prints: “Northbound” by Dan May

Just over a week ago I talked about Dan May’s latest painting Northbound, and the exciting new direction that his art is taking. For those that enjoyed this new style, Dan has decided to release a time-limited print of the painting. The print is 16″ x 20″ on a sheet of 17″ x 22″ Canson Etching Photo Rag, 310 gsm, signed and numbered in a max edition of 75, and a certificate of authenticity. The print will be on sale until March 28th, unless it sells out earlier.

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Art Focus: “Northbound” by Dan May

It’s been a while since I have created an “Art Focus” post, the section where I spend a bit more time talking about one painting or even series of paintings. Today, Dan May released a new painting that gave me the inspiration to get this section back on track. For those familiar with Dan May’s work you are well aware of the content in most of his paintings. He employs a dry-brush style with acrylic paints, and creates these magical worlds with creatures plucked right out of his imagination. In the past two years however, Dan has been adding more figurative elements to his work. Stylized figures, often with little or no facial features, would make their way into his paintings and slowly more and more figurative has been filling his portfolio. In 2011 (Flickr) Dan created a few paintings that hinted to a new possible direction, as well as showed the artists ability to render faces and figures.

This new painting, entitled Northbound, focuses a majority of the attention on the figure. The stylized hair seen in his most recent figurative work The Departure, is missing and Dan has opted for a more realistic presentation. The lighting, and sky is the background, is a bit moody, however it serves to really push the focus on the figure. Aside from the skin tones, expression, and energy in this figure, I am most impressed by the “weight” the figure seems to have. It’s clear that Dan thought of the internal anatomy while painting this figure, as opposed to creating a shell that tries to represent a figure. The most impressive figurative works are those that you can believe the person exists, no matter how stylized they may be, you can sense every element, every bone and muscle that makes up the figure. Dan has achieved this perfectly with his first painting of 2012, and now I am curious as to what the next year will bring.

Review: Obey Your Master Art Tribute to Metallica

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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“Where Time Beckons the Wicked” by Dan May

Dan May has just released a new commission painting he was working on, that I had to share here. Dan’s work has always been mystical, colorful, and always growing forward with each new painting becoming more intense. This new painting steps this up a notch in a big way. Coming in at 60″ x 30″, “Where Time Beckons the Wicked” is a window into Dan’s world that gives a clearer view than ever before. The colors have that amazing muted feel his most recent works have, and not only does this painting contain a human figure, but some animals, and some of the unique creatures Dan is so well known for. It’s a stunning image to view on a monitor, I can only imagine how impressive it is in person. I know this painting took ages to create, but I do hope we see some more large scale works such as this from Dan in the future. Click the image for a larger version.

Dan May Flickr

Prints: “Twisted Fate” by Dan May with a contest

Dan May will be is releasing a new print this week, but there is a cool twist. Anyone who purchases this print will be automatically entered in a drawing to win the original, and more you can even get entered more than once for more that one purchase. The print, “Twisted Fate” is from a painting Dan contributed to the Craola curated group show “INLE”, and is 8″ x15″ on 11″ x 17″ Canson Etching Photo Rag. The print is only available for a two week period, so the amount of sales determines the edition. The original painting is roughly the same size, 9″ X 18″ acrylic on panel, 14″ X 23″ framed. The print drops tomorrow, June 15th at 2pm PST.

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Preview: “INLE” group show curated by Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins @ Gallery 1988

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.

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“Beneath The Noise” print by Dan May have a new print availble for this week, this one is from Dan May. The print is entitled “Beneath The Noise” and is 14″ x 18″ on 100% archival paper, signed and numbered with a max edition size of 40.

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New canvas prints by Dan May

Dan May has added some new prints to his online, this time they are stretched canvas prints. There are seven new prints, and each one is a limited edition print on canvas, signed and numbered and limited to 50. The sizes range from 10″ x 10″ to 18″ x 18″. Each print also comes with a certificate of authenticity. The great thing about these new prints, is that once you receive them all you have to do is find a place to hang them. Take a look at the few previews I have shown here and then head over to the store to see all seven.

Dan May Store