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.
Soulpancake is a site created by Rainn Wilson (The Office) and a bunch of his friends. As stated in their Facebook page “We want to make discussions about Spirituality, Creativity, and Philosophy cool again. Were they ever cool? We have no idea. But it seems like a good idea.” One of the features of this new project that caught my eye was art, and in their newly launched Youtube channel, they have a timelapse painting video by Ken Garduno. This is a great video that shows just how badass Ken is when it comes to painting, so make sure you check this out. And, if you like what you see make sure to check out Soulpancake and all they have cooking up as well.
“Long Distance La Dubla” opened in May 4th at Blackbird Studios in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show featured new works by Tom Haubrick, Ken Garduno, and Travis Jackson. All three artists kindly allowed me to post the works from the show here on the Creep Machine, so you can check out this amazing show no matter where you are. Check out the work and make sure to keep your eye on Tom Haubrick and Ken Garduno‘s Facebook pages, as they post quite a lot of sketches and information. If you are interested in original works, you can check out the Tom Haubrick’s Etsy page, and Ken Garduno’s Etsy page as well.
Adam Yauch, more famously known as MCA of the legendary band Beastie Boys has passed away at the age of 47 (link). For the past few years Yauch has battled cancer. Since the 80′s Beastie Boys have influenced an endless amount of musicians, created some of the most memorable music videos around, and inspired artists in every medium, not just music. Just last month the Beastie Boys were inducted into the the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. So turn on your favorite tunes, and check out the art below that was inspired by the music and members of Beastie Boys.
Opening this Saturday, February 25th at the Cella Gallery in Los Angeles, is a group show curated by Nicole Bruckman and Stephanie Chefas entitled Femme Fatale. Over 35 artists, each one inspired by the female figure, have come together to present artworks in a variety of mediums. Aaron Nagel, Apricot Mantle, Aunia Kahn, Casey Weldon, Cate Rangel, Chris Peters, Chrystal Chan, Dave MacDowell, Delphia, Edith Lebeau, Gail Potocki, Jason Rudolph Pena, JAW Cooper, Jeff Ramirez, Jessica Ward, JoKa, Ken Garduno, Korin Faught, Linnea Strid, Nom Kinnear King, Paul Chatem, Stella Im Hultberg, and on and on. This is bound to be an amazing show with such an impressive list of talented artists. Take a look at the preview below, and if your in the area be there for the reception from 7-11 PM.
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.
This past weekend saw a good number of art shows open up, but on Saturday April 16th, a show sure to draw out your nostalgia for the 90′s was opened at Gallery Nucleus. The theme of the show was the film Edward Scissorhands, and the show was done in honor of the 20th Anniversary. Aside from reminding me how old I am getting, there is around 70 works of art that also reminded one how cool this movie was. Aeron Alfrey, Lorelay Bove, Brigette Barrager, Robert Doucette, Ken Garduno, Edweird Gray, Benjamin Lacombe, Dave Perillo, Aurore Damant, and Israel Sanchez are just a few of the names that submitted art to this show. I really like the painting that Aurore Damant created entitled “Welcome to Suburbia” (shown last). It’s colorful, and the style of drawing is one that I have always been a sucker for.
Check out the full show: Gallery Nucleus
The Creep Machine was lucky to get one of the participants of the Crazy 4 Cult 4 show, Apricot Mantle, to not only take some photos of the event for us, but write a review as well. Hit the link to see the rest of the photos and the review. Hopefully we can talk Apricot into doing this more often.
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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Ken Garduno has just added a new print to his etsy shop. “Lust” is based off of a painting by the same name, which happens to be for sale in his shop as well. This is a single color screenprint on cream paper, 18″ x 24″ in an edition of 50 for only $30 a pop. This is a great looking image and a very generous size as well.
Get it here: Ken Garduno Etsy Shop
This is the weekend that Art Basel will be taking place in Miami. There is an insane amount of art to be seen, and many of the artists that have been featured on this and other art sites dedicated to “underground” art, are being shown in some of the booths at the event. Black Maria Gallery is one of them, and will be a part of the Aqua Art Miami in booth #23. Some of the artists that will be featured are: Paul Chatem, Steven Daily, Ken Garduno, Jason Hernandez, Tom Neely and more. The preview of works is up on the galleries website if you want to check them all out.
Art Basel is one of the events that I would love to go to, but there are a few other sites that were able to attend and have ongoing coverage. Stop by Arrested Motion and Daily Du Jour for more pics of the work that can be seen at Art Basel this year.
Check out the rest of the art: Black Maria Gallery @ Aqua Art Miami
Here is the rundown of exhibitions opening this weekend. Ton of excellent shows.
CAVE Gallery will be opening “Curious Oddities” with new work from Josh Taylor, Paul Chatem, Amy Botello, Apricot Mantle, Matthew Ryan Sharp and more.
Thinkspace Gallery has three big shows taking place. “Beneath The Seams” by Sarah Joncas, “The Conservatory” by Kelly Vivanco and in the project room “Portraits Of The Unknown” by Tran Nguyen. The shows are online and look fantastic.
Strychnin Gallery will be opening “Midsummer Nights Madness”, with new work from Brian Horton, Leslie Ditto, Edith Lebeau, Angie Mason, Kristen Ferrell, Oksana Badrak and many more
Roq la Rue will have “Best Loved Tales of Misery and Woe” by Travis Lampe and “About:Face” by Chris Crites
Exhibit A Gallery is opening “The Detournements of Wynn Miller”, in which the artists photos are reinterpreted by Shepard Fairey, Shawn Barber, Greg Gossel, Nate Frizzell and more.
POVEvolving will open “A Touch Of Evil” featuring new works and an installation from Attaboy
Cerasoli Gallery will host “Out Through The In Door” by Matt Phillips, “Some Are Here and Some Are Missing” by Mario Wagner and “Beyond A Shadow” by Seth Curcio
Black Maria Gallery has “Nights and Hunters” with new work from Ken Garduno, Jason Hernandez, Michael Hsiung and Sam Saghatelian. And the “Swoon” group show with works from Andrew Bell, Jeremiah Ketner, Julie West and many more
Billy Shire Fine Arts will be opening “Intemperance” featuring new works by Carrie Anne Baade
Last Rites Gallery will open “Flesh to Canvas”, a show featuring fine art from “a renowned group of tattoo artists” such as Shawn Barber, Paul Booth, Alex Garcia, Nikko Hurtado, Kim Saigh and many more