Archive for the 'Exhibition' Category
This Thursday my artwork is being exhibited in Aalborg, Denmark at Galerie Wolfsen.
If youre in sunny Aalborg be sure not to miss this one. Also showing is the talented El Mac from LA and Anders Gjennestad from Norway
for more info check- http://www.galeriewolfsen.dk/
For a catalogue of the show email - firstname.lastname@example.org
A preview of some pieces for the show-
I submitted 4 artworks on found objects for the recent charity exhibition in Denver called Knock it Out.
If you’re in Denver be sure to check it out. I think its on for 2 more weeks.
Check Blackbooks gallery has photos of the opening and a catalogue of the show…
I have a few pieces in a big group charity exhibition coming up in April at Blackbook Gallery in Denver called Knock It Out. Im honoured to be part of such a great line-up of Artists.
“Black Book Gallery is using art as a platform to support Love Hope Strength Foundation’s (LHSF) mission of saving the lives of people with cancer. Cancer took the life of Co-owner Thomas Horne’s twin brother, Tim, as well as millions of others world-wide each year. The show titled, “Knock it Out” is Tom’s tribute to all the families,patients, and victims of this devastating disease. (www.knockitout.org). Everyone, in every corner of the world, knows someone affected by cancer, and on the evening of Friday, April 5th, 2013, Black Book Gallery invites us all to come together to celebrate the lives of our loved ones.”
Check the flyer for more info. Ill shed more light on this shortly…
I have been quite busy since my brief return to Melbourne after a 6 month world tour.
I am partaking in a short residency at Backwoods Gallery, that is currently in progress. I am creating new works on found objects and vintage paper that i have located at several locations in Melbourne.
Here is a sneak preview of my new body of work and Residency/Studio sessions.
For more information on the current residency and catalogue enquiries of the works please visit -No comments
I am honoured to be included as a guest artist for a current exhibition called Unnatural: Natural History at the RWA in Bristol. I was invited to take part in a very short residency and work on a canvas at the Academy during my stay in Bristol. My work is along side 37 amazing artists around the globe including ROA, Case, David LaChappelle, Kate MccGuire etc. exhibited in their main hall.
Check the website for more info on the show.
here are some pics of the Unnatural: Natural Exhibition -
My final Artwork that I completed in Residnecy for this show -
I also painted a wall on the Balcony of the RWA right next to ROAs piece and Case -
ROAs balcony piece -
check Everfresh Studio for more pics on this show.
I have a small piece in this group show in New York. check the flyer for details >No comments
I am in a group show coming up in New York for the Launch of King Brown magazine issue 8.
Finally the long awaited King Brown Magazine is Launching their 8th Issue:——Co-curated by Morning Breath Studio (NY), issue 8 features fine work and studio visits of skate-related artists including:Mike Giant (brown bag), Grotesk (cover), Andy Jenkins, Jay Howell, Dave Kinsey, Kevin Lyons, Greg Lamarche, Tommy Guerrero, Cycle, Pontus Alv, Razauno, Stefan Marx, Steve Gourlay, Zach Malfa-Kowalski and Ben Horton.
For more info > http://www.kingbrownmag.com/
Last week hundreds of people came down to Backwoods Gallery to see off one of Melbourne’s most prolific street artists, James Reka. Before moving to Europe next month, he put on a pop up show that tied together all of the loose ends of his decade long career. Featuring a final fresh body of exhibited work alongside selected works from 2004 to 2006, fans came down in hordes to pay their final respects to one of Melbourne’s finest.
The new body of work was exclusively painted on rusted found objects such as spray cans, corrugated sheet metal and antique gold-mining pans that were found walking the train lines and salvaged from abandoned warehouses. Referencing his beginnings as a graffiti artist, the walls were strewn with scrunched butchers paper to create texture and act as an urban framework for the works. It was a process-driven concept, with Reka organically using every aspect of the spray cans to create artworks, from turning the paper labels into collages to painting the shell of the can itself.
In addition to this new body of work, Reka pulled a large collection of old works out of the vault from some of his original shows in the early to mid 2000s. Many of these canvases haven’t been seen for six or seven years and produced a huge, esteeming response from the crowd. Displaying works that have been painted over a decade apart, the audience could see Reka’s transformation from being known as having the strongest graffiti inspired line-work in Australia to his now renowned free-form canvases. Whether it is one of his iconic characters from the early 2000s or an incredibly intricate new work, Reka’s style is revered within the community and has continues to influence younger artists. There is no doubt it is commendable to already have such a strong retrospective of work and such a huge turn out of admirers in what is guaranteed to be a long and illustrious career.
Australia is losing one of their best to the bright lights and bigger walls of Europe, but there is no doubt that Reka’s legacy will continue both on the laneway and gallery walls for years to come. Gone, but not forgotten.- Text by Georgia Frances King.
Some images courtesy of Everguide & Kompound blogs.
A selection of works from the exhibition:No comments