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“Between Wind and Water”, Sarah Joncas and Caia Koopman @ Thinkspace

On June 16th, Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City opened a duo show with new work from Caia Koopman and Sarah Joncas entitled Between Wind and Water. Both artists have very different styles, but the show doesn’t look odd because of this. The last solo show that I remember seeing from Sarah Joncas was at Last Rites Gallery last April 2011. Taking a look at her personal website, you can see that she is going to have another solo show at Last Rites this coming December 2012. Her work seems to be getting a tad darker, and in some cases even a bit more erotic—these changes however are subtle. I do hope she keeps moving in this direction, or even one that would not be expected. Both artists submitted some top-notch work to this show, so take a look at the preview and then head over for the full show. There is also a good interview with Sarah Joncas over at the Sour Harvest blog.

See the full show here: Sarah Joncas and Caia Koopman @ Thinkspace

“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

Prisma Artist Collective

Back in October 2011, a small group of artists had the idea to create a collective online. The internet is a great place to get your work out there, but I have often heard from artists that a place to swap ideas, share stories, converse, and even help each other out is lacking. So this group of artists started the Prisma Collective, and now there is already over 25 active members: Mary Jane Ansell, Tom Bagshaw, Lindsay Carr, Hsiao-Ron Cheng, Leontine Greenberg, Nicole Gustafsson, Caitlin Hackett, Daria Hlazatova, Ruben Ireland (shown), Sarah Joncas, Nom Kinnear King, Alex Louisa, Rod Luff, Kit Lane, Jen Mann, Kelly McKernan, Lady Orlando, Lily Piri, Audrey Pongracz, Michael Shapcott, Kaspian Shore, Allison Sommers, Kelly Vivanco, Casey Weldon, and Bec Winnel. The site is very well laid out, easy to navigate and is ready to go with the content. Each artists has their own profile and gallery, a shop section filled with prints and originals, and a list of interviews with the artists that will be published soon.

Check it out: Prisma Collective

The 13th Hour 4th Annual Group Show @ Last Rites

Just a few days before Halloween, on October 28th, Last Rites Gallery in New York opened the 4th annual group show The 13th Hour. The gallery is known for consistently showing the best in dark and surreal art, and the 13th Hour is a show that focuses on dark surrealist works from a broad variety of artists. This year the list of participating artists included: Shawn Barber, Matthew Bone, Paul Booth, Colin Christian, Sas Christian, Jason D’aquino, Tom Gabriel Fischer, HR Giger, Fred Harper, Naoto Hattori, Michael Hussar, Joka, Sarah Joncas, Aunia Kahn, Michael Mararian, Chris Mars, Annie Owens, Chris Peters, Anthony Pontius, Dan Quintana, David Stoupakis, and many more.
Aside from the outstanding dark art shows the gallery opens month after month, I love the shows that feature dark works of art from artists that rarely contribute to these types of shows, and art from those you might not have expected, such as Self Deceased XXXII by Tom Gabriel Fisher — otherwise known as Tom Warrior of Celtic Frost fame and most recently Triptykon. Eli Livingston also created a sculpture, one that seems to be able to light up from the inside. leslie Ditto also created some prints from her painting Witching Hour, that might still be available from her Facebook page. If your in the area make sure to stop by and see these works in person, you have until November 27th. Otherwise the show is now online to view.

13th Hour @ Last Rites 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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Halloween 2011 Feature

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!

Photos: Sarah Joncas & Anthony Pontius @ Last Rites Gallery

he duo show of Sarah Joncas and Anthony Pontius opened at Last Rites over a week ago. The gallery now has some photos of the reception with both artists in attendance. Looks like there was some live painting going on. The photos look amazing and really help fans to “virtually” check out the show. make sure you check out the galleries event page as well.

Check em out: Last Rites on Flickr

Sarah Joncas

Preview: Sarah Joncas & Anthony Pontius @ Last Rites Gallery

Opening this Saturday, April 30th at the Last Rites Gallery in New York is two solo shows, Lilith by Sarah Joncas, and The Decay by Anthony Pontius. Sarah Joncas is using the Lilith myth more as what the character represents, not a direct reference. As stated in the press release “the women I’m portraying in these pieces are bolder, more sexual and more mature than those of my previous work, I’ve decidedly brought back some of the whimsy that I’d abandoned after years of schooling.” Anthony Pontius is using a mixed approach to painting to create new myths, “a story that is familiar yet it has not been cultivated by anyone.”
Creep Machine was able to get some exclusive preview images, so hit the “read more” link to check out the full preview. The gallery is also taking pre-orders, so if you are interested in any of the works make sure to contact them directly. Otherwise, keep your eyes on the Last Rites homepage and if you can attend the show it will be up until June 5th.

Last Rites Gallery

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Thinkspace Gallery 5 Year Anniversary Show

The always impressive Thinkspace Gallery will open it’s 5 Year Anniversary Show this Saturday, November 6th from 7-10pm. The exhibition will be on view up to November 27th and will feature work by Aaron Nagel, Amy Sol, Allison Sommers, Ana Bagayan, Andrew Offerman, Andrew Hem, Andy Kehoe, Anthony Clarkson, Audrey Kawasaki, Brett Amory, Brian Viveros, Caia Koopman, Camilla d’Errico, Chet Zar, Craig “Skibs” Barker, Dabs Myla, David Bray, David MacDowell, Derek Gores, Ekundayo, Emma Tooth, Esao Andrews, Fernando Chamarelli, Gaia, Jacub Gagnon, Jeff Ramirez, Jen Lobo, Joao Ruas, Johnny “KMNDZ” Rodriguez, Joshua Petker, Kelly Vivanco, Kevin Titzer, KuKula, Lindsey Carr ,Linnea Strid, Liz Brizzi, Natalia Fabia, Nathan DeYoung, Pakayla Rae Biehn, Pedro Matos, Sarah Joncas, Scott Radke, Stella Im Hultberg, Sylvia Ji, Timothy Karpinski, Tony Philippou, Tran Nguyen, Yosuke Ueno, and an an installation by Johnny “KMNDZ” Rodriguez. For the past week the Thinkspace Blog, Sour Harvest, has been posting some mini interviews with some of the artists in this show. The show is online now to view, and is every bit as impressive as an anniversary show should be.

Thinkspace Gallery 5 Year Anniversary Show

13th Hour @ Last Rites Gallery

The most recent incarnation of the 13th Hour group show at the Last Rites Gallery opened this past Friday, October 29th. I am told by a few of the artist that attended the reception, that all went well, and it was one of the best show yet. The full show is now online to view, and seeing how today is Halloween you might want to head on over and check out some of the art. There is some really amazing work in this show, once again Scott G Brooks creates a mind-blowing painting, and I love how Sarah Joncas created something creepy in a Hitchcock kind of way.

13th Hour 2010 @ Last Rites Gallery

Exclusive Preview: 13th Hour @ Last Rites Gallery

Coming this Friday, October 29th, the Last Rites Gallery in New York will host the third annual “13th Hour” group exhibition, just in time for Halloween. The previous two 13th Hour shows were amazing, and from the lineup of participating artists this year will be the best one yet. Starting at 7pm, fans will see work from Paul Booth, Scott G. Brooks, Caniglia, John Cebollero, David R. Choquette, Christopher Conte, Brendan Danielsson, Jason D’Aquino, Pedro De Kastro, Paul Gerrard, Fred Harper, Naoto Hattori, Charlie Immer, Sarah Joncas, Laurie Lipton, Travis Louie, Michael Mararian, Chris Mars, Richard Meyer, Chris Peters, Anthony Pontius, Pooch, Paul Rumsey, José Manuel Schmill, David Stoupakis, Brian M. Viveros, Jasmine Worth, and Chet Zar.
 The Creep Machine was able to get an exclusive preview of some of the art that will be in this exhibition, take a look and keep your eye on the galleries site for the full show.

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Halloween 2010 Feature

Halloween is upon us again, one of my favorite times of the year. Not only is it filled with great memories of being a kid, eating too much candy and watching horror movies late into the night, but this season is when some of the creepiest art is made. This is the second year I have posted a Halloween feature, and hopefully this one is even better. Head on over to the feature page and see work by: Chris Murray, Charlie Immer, Apricot Mantle, Scott Move, Naoto Hattori, Jessica Ward, Dean McDowell, Esao Andrews, Brian Smith, Dennis Brown, Dan Harding, Ryan Heshka, Celene Petrulak, Adrian Borda, Ego, Buddy Nestor, Edward Frausto, Laurie Lipton, Dave MacDowell, Jehan Choo, Natalie Shau, Joshua Carlton, Dan Hipp, Dienzo, Sarah Joncas, Chet Zar, Chris Brodahl, JR Williams, Tom Haubrick, Nicole Absher, Larkin, and Nouar.

If there is any art you find creepy, that hasn’t been added to this gallery, add the link to the art in the comments.
Halloween 2010 Feature