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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

Preview: Paul Chatem “Another Man’s Hero” @ Shooting Gallery

Opening this Saturday, April 14th, at the Shooting Gallery in San Francisco is the latest solo show by Paul Chatem entitled Another Man’s Hero. This new show focuses on the idea of identity, and continues Chatem’s amazing style of interactive paintings. During the next week I will stop by the show to take some photos as well as a new video — as these paintings really need to be seen in motion. Take a look at the preview shots below, and if your able to stop by the show make sure you do so. It will be up until May 5th 2012.

Shooting Gallery SF

Preview: “Femme Fatale” group show @ Cella Gallery

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.

Cella Gallery

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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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Preview: “Conjoined II The Sequel in 3D” @ Copro Gallery

Opening this Saturday, January 21st at the Copro Gallery in Santa Monica is the latest installment of the Conjoined group show curated by Chet Zar. This show focuses on sculpture and 3-dimensional art by Colin Christian, Scott Musgrove, Kevin Kirkpatrick, Christopher Conte, Dave Pressler, John Cebollero, Charles Kraft, David Richardson, Paul Chatem, Jacob Roanhaus, Zombienose, Joe Sorren, Scott Radke, Shiflett Bros, Ron English, Chet Zar, Neil Winn, and many more.

It’s not often one gets to see so many 3-dimensinal works in one show, especially when all of the art is so amazing. If you are in the area make sure you stop by. While art always looks better in person, sculptures are one of those medium that really need to be seen in person to fully enjoy the space in which they occupy.

Copro Gallery

“I Want My Music Video Art Show” @ Meltdown Gallery

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.

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Interview: Paul Chatem

Back in May I reviewed Paul Chatem’s latest solo show “Island of the Colorblind”, and ever since then I had the plan to interview Paul and get a deeper look into his working process, what inspires him, and how he deal with being colorblind. Of course it took a lot longer than I thought to get this interview going, but luckily for me Samantha Levin came to rescue and helped out with the interview, coming up with some great questions and acquiring the images you see below. So this is the very first dual-interview here on the Creep Machine, and I think it worked out very well. Perhaps we will see more in the future. Make sure to click the “read more” for the full interview.

Creep: In order to create this latest series of interactive works, you learned an entirely new skill: clock making. This has given your works an extremely unique element to them, and added audience participation. Did you have any other ideas to create interactivity aside from the clock style works of art?

Paul Chatem: I’ve read a bit about clock making as well as gear ratios. Clock making is more complicated than what I’m doing. I’m just using the basics of gears or cogs to create a kinetic aspect to my paintings. At this point the movement in the gears has been pretty simple, there’s still a lot of things I need to learn so I can take it to the next level.
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Preview: Cave Gallery Three Year Anniversary Exhibition

This coming Friday, May 13th, the Cave Gallery in Venice, CA will be celebrating their three year anniversary with a group exhibition. This new show will feature work by Anthony Ausgang, Anthony Clarkson, Chet Zar, Chrystal Chan, Craww, Jason Hernandez, Joka, Kevin Peterson, Pat Perry, Megz Majewski, Paul Chatem, SIT, Macsorro, Tom Haubrick, Van Saro, Zach Johnsen, Zoso, and many more. During the reception there will be music and live painting by John Park.

Cave Gallery

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Review: “Island of the Colorblind” – Paul Chatem @ Shooting Gallery

On Saturday, April 9th, the Shooting Gallery in San Francisco opened the first solo show of Paul Chatem. Paul has shown quite a few times at the gallery, but always alongside another artist such as Mike Maxwell. This time it is all new artwork, and continues his new kinetic, interactive paintings and brings them to a new level. The show is entitled “Island of the Colorblind”, a title that was inspired by Oliver Sacks book of the same name. Ever since Paul’s past shows at the gallery, and the work that has popped up in group shows, I have been waiting to see this new solo exhibition. I Made sure to be there on the reception night, take some photos, talk to Paul about his work and inpsirations, and even made a little video to show those fans that cant make it to the show how the paintings work. Click the “read more” link for the full review and photos.

The show opened at 8pm and already had a good amount of people looking at the art. The gallery space, which is narrow, makes it a bit hard to take photos of the work if there is too many people in the gallery. Luckily for me, I had some time to take pics of the work before it got too packed. The lighting in this gallery always makes for great photos and with the intricacy, textures, and colors Paul’s paintings have, you want good light to really draw these works in. continue reading «Review: “Island of the Colorblind” – Paul Chatem @ Shooting Gallery»

Preview: “Doll Haus: The Modern Matryoshka” @ Rothick Art Haus

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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“Island of the Colorblind” by Paul Chatem @ Shooting Gallery

Opening this Saturday, April 9th, is a new solo exhibition of works by the always amazing Paul Chatem. This new show is entitled “Island of the Colorblind” and will feature some new paintings, and if they are anything like his last couple of shows “The Death of Bighead” (featured) at the Cave Gallery and “Rock, River, Bones” (featured) that took place at the Dialect Gallery, fans are in for some mind-blowing art. Paul has always had a colorful, nostalgic, and unique style, but now that he has been creating interactive, movable works of art, these shows are not to be missed. It’s not often patrons are encouraged to touch the art hanging on gallery walls. Along with this new solo show, Paul’s homepage has also be redesigned. So head on over and take a look, and there is even a video that will get you prepared for this new series.

“In The Trees: TWIN PEAKS 20th Anniversary Art Exhibition”

Opening tonight, February 12th, in Los Angeles at Clifton’s Brookdale is a group show dedicated to David Lynch’s cult television series “Twin Peaks”. The show will feature work by Glenn Barr, Tim Biskup, Scott Campbell, Paul Chatem, Ryan Heshka, Stella Im Hultberg, Ashley Wood, Jessica Joslin, Chris Mars, Liz McGrath, Eric White, and more. Clifton’s Brookdale is a very unique restaurant, however the artwork for the show has been placed online so those of us that aren’t able to make it to the show, and grab some food, will be able to check of some of this outstanding work. I really like what Stella Im Hultberg came up with, the contrast and colors are perfect.

Check out the full show and details here: Twin Peaks