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
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.
Opening this Saturday, March 10th from 6-10 PM is a new group show entitled Wayward Fairy Tales. Curated by Jeff Felker and Glenn Arthur, this show will feature work by Jason Levesque, Leilani Bustamante, Chelsea Greene, Glenn Arthur, Kelly Castillo, Ahren Hertel, Aunia Kahn, and Jeff Felker. Each artist will be presenting their rendition of classic fairy tales. We’re all used to the “happily ever after” ideal, but this show will set out to prove that “beautiful tragedies” can be just as amazing. This exhibition runs until April 7th, so if you can’t be there for the reception make sure to stop by when you can.
Modern Eden Gallery
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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.
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Beautiful Grim, is a project started by Daarken (Mythic Entertainment) and Leif Jeffers, an animator at DreamWorks. The idea of the Art Auction is to help out with Daarken’s girlfriend Cat who is currently undergoing Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer. Stated on the site: ” In order to help alleviate some of her medical bills Leif and I wanted to throw an art auction. The proceeds that are left over after her medical bills have been paid will go to a breast cancer related charity to be determined by the artists in the coming weeks.”
The auction has now started, and works from such artists as Glenn Arthur, Ben Jelter, Ruel Pascual, Richard Smith, Julie Zarate and many more can be found.
Check it out here: Beautiful Grim Auction
Glenn Arthur has released a new print through Society6. “You Have To Let Go Eventually” comes in either 17″ x 21″ or 22″ x 27″, on ultra smooth 100% cotton rag paper with Epson K3 archival inks. This would be a great looking print to go alongside his “Loving You Splintered Me To The Bone” print I featured a bit back.
Get it here: Glenn Arthur @ Society6.com
Perfect timing on this one, December featured artist Glenn Arthur has just released a new print. “Loving You Splintered Me To The Bone” is a giclee on 100% cotton rag paper using Epson K3 archival inks, the print is either 17″ x 21″ or 22″ x 28″ custom trimmed with 2″ border. Glenn states on the site “This piece is extremely special and sentimental to me which is why I chose it for my first print.” What an great image to use for a first print, and not only are they generous sizes but each print can be had for under $40.
Get em here: Glenn Arthur prints @ Society6
October’s Halloween feature seemed to extend into the month of November, but now we are back on track again. For the last month of the year the featured artists will be Glenn Arthur and Jeremy Forson. Both are amazing artists and I am very happy to have them on the site. Make sure you check out the previous featured artists that are all in the archives now.
Head on over and check out this months artists: Featured Artists for Dec
Here is the rundown of the shows opening this weekend:
Corey Helford Gallery is hosting the first solo show from Coop in the past three years. Reception is from 7-10pm
Gallery 1988 SF will open “Searching for Satori” a new solo show featuring new works by Matt Dangler
The Lab will open “Black Market Sugar” a group show featuring work by Glenn Arthur, Cate Rangel and many more.
Merry Karnowsky Gallery> will host “I’ll Hit You Up Tomorrow” featuring new works from Kill Pixie.
Thinkspace Gallery ‘Culver City INVASION’ during the 4th Annual Culver City Art Walk ‘Pop Up’ Gallery Location: 8542 Washington Blvd. (just a few doors west of Corey Helford). Work by all sorts of amazing artists as well as live painting.
Nowhere Limited will open “THE VISUAL ART OF MARK MOTHERSBAUGH: RUGS! RUGS! RUGS!”
Joshua Liner Gallery will host two new solo exhibitions, “Stories From the Other Side of the Bridge” by Mike Davis and “An Uncanny Lineup of Serendipitous Connections” by Heidi Taillefer. This is going to be one exciting show.
David B Smith Gallery will host “Sprout” featuring new works by Josh Keyes.
Californian artist Glenn Arthur has just added some new work to his blog. This new painting “Objects In The Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear” 16″ x20″ acrylic on wood, is a part of his new series entitled “The Ghost And The Banshee”. I also like the fact that he added some process shots of al the stages of the painting. I love when artists do this, as it not only can show you some tricks if your an aspiring artists, but it allows you to see the craftsmanship of the painting we all enjoy.
Looking at the process shots, you can also clearly see that Glenn rocks with acyclic paints as well as graphite.
Glenn Arthur Process