Archive for the ‘Exhibits’ Category

Happy March everyone. So, if you’ve been following my posts on various social media sites, you’ve noticed I’ve been prepping for two major events, the first, was the conclusion of issue two of my comic book titled “Gauntlet”. We just put out a 1.0 version as a short run release for MegaCon in Florida, however will be redoing the cover, and adding the stories to the compilation book that weren’t finished for print. It’s going to be awesome, but I can’t share too much from the release just yet (I may sneak out some images later this month)

The second big event, was finishing up some pieces for the Fountain Art Fair, in which I was showing in the Greyegg presents booth with a number of other fantastic artists of various media and styles. The history of the location is that 100 years ago at the same armory, was the first large exhibition of modern art in America, which featured a number of artists of the time period from Cezanne to Picasso. So I’ve now shared a piece of history with these greats 3 times (this being my third armory showing)

The pieces I put into this were mostly new, and smaller pieces, including a number of the vinyl figures that I’ve posted before, as well as ten small wooden panel pieces, and a large skateboard featuring a mildly terrifying clown. The reason for the pieces being carnival themed was that the booth’s theme was that of a carnival. Here are a couple shots of just our booth, taken to share.

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Consider that most of the show the booth was packed, as well as the surrounding area,… pretty much most of the building. It was a great showing of pieces by all involved, with some really amazing artwork. Thank you to Greyegg, and to all the other artists showing in the booth who made it a successful venture for all, and an amazingly fun weekend as well.

JG

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Tomorrow in wiliamsburg will be the last show of the season for the summer music and art gatherings put in by Music-Kin. I’ll be showing some work there with a number of great artists, enjoying brunch and drink while listening to live music. Come out and celebrate the closing of the season, enjoy art, and what is supposed to be a beautiful day.
See you there.

JG out.

This past Sunday I was part of a great event put on by Music-Kin at Spike Hill in Brooklyn, kicking off their start to the weekly Sunday events.

The venue was great, the food and drinks were great, the atmosphere was perfect and relaxed for a summer Sunday. The music was absolutely fantastic, and I’d not expected the quality of talented artists and musicians who would be part of this. Frankly, I was incredibly, pleasantly surprised. Thank you Music-Kin for having me, and I look forward to being a part of future events with you guys.
Also note, these events are running at Spike Hill, every Sunday of the summer, no entry costs, just go and enjoy the show, have some great food and good times with friends. Do eeet, y’know you wanna.

A shot giving you an idea of the venue, the back end has more space, and there is another full bar and seating area through a door at the end of the chalkboard bar menu.

Some artist guy at the event answering questions about the art. Not sure who he is, but lookin classy in that shirt buddy…… (hint: it’s me)

This Saturday, while I’ll be doing the WCS charity run in the Bronx, some of my pieces will be at an event in NJ with friends. The above is the flyer for the show, created by Greyegg McKenna. Hopefully my Jersey friends can make it over to the show before May 5th to check it out, and enjoy some cool pieces.

What I did for the event was take a couple figures, gifts from here, and turn them into a cute little laughable duo. The concept of the show, was to create toy, so I wanted cute and lighthearted, while still maintaining some badassery. Kids deserve cool toys, and I know these would’ve made me a happy kid.

So, sketched onto primed figures

and then.

dun dun dun,….

Once I came onto the concept, I chuckled to myself, and did so often while painting these little guys. Pirates vs Ninjas,… come on. It’s a classic question, who will win.

Here’s a could little detailing shots to avoid any loss of detail from the lighting glare on the sealant coat of varnish.

“ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR, yeeee landlubber!”

“…….”

Because, ninjas are silent, but deadly. Also, in case you’re curious, the kanji on the ninja’s headband (from what I can tell on the internet) translates roughly to ‘Shadow’, which I liked, could be wrong, as the interwebs are not always the most reliable. If so, oh well, if not, he’s just that much more awesome.

Anyway, enjoy, and hope you get to check out the show. These guys were pretty fun to make so I think once I finish my current string of projects I’m going to order a bunch more and have fun.

JG out

This evening I was informed that I will be having a couple pieces shown in this year’s Fountain Art Fair. Part of the 2012 NYC Armory week art events. The news of this was a great surprise as I hadn’t known if I’d be showing any of my work at the event.

For those of you who’ve been fans long enough (or read my resume), you’ll notice that this will be my second show at the 69th Regiment Armory in New York City. I was part of the Convergence show in 2010, and now this event. To be part of such a gathering of incredibly creative and talented people at a historic venue like this, multiple times, is a fantastic honor, that I look forward to continuing with, as the people involved in the event are all truly fantastic and open people.

I strongly urge anyone in the area this weekend to make their way to this, the details are below, and frankly $10 for a ticket to spend all day making your way through so much art, frankly it’s well worth it. Looking forward to seeing you there and sharing in the visual feast.

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Fountain Art Fair

About Fountain Art Fair

Fountain is an exhibition of avant garde artwork in New York during Armory week, Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach and Los Angeles during Pacific Standard Time weekend.

Location:

69th Regiment Armory
68 Lexington Avenue @ 25th Street
March 9 – March 11, 2012
View or Download directions here

Hours & Special Events:

Friday, March 9, 1pm–7pm – VIP & Press Preview
Friday, March 9, 7pm–11pm – Artlog presents: Public Opening Night Reception, Fab 5 Freddy (DJ set)
Saturday, March 10, 7–11pm – Art For Progress presents: Saturday Night Party and a night of multimedia art
General Hours: Saturday, March 10 & Sunday, March 11, 1pm–7pm

Tickets:
$10 day pass / $15 weekend pass at the door
buy discounted tickets online!

Another quick flyer mock up for a show starting tomorrow. (better resolution this time) Come down, have a glass of wine or juice, or bring your own beverage to enjoy. Check out awesome artwork, and possibly end up on television as we are supposed to have a tv show filming the event for a reality show following one of the artists.

(note for those showing up however, dress warm, as the gallery doors stay open for the show)

 

GROUP ART SHOW

501 2nd ST.
BROOKLYN, NY 11215

(between 7th and 8th Avenue in Park Slope)

Gallery hours 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

These are the dates:
Thursday March 1st
Friday March 2nd
Saturday March 3rd

with opening reception on Thursday March 1st at 6pm

(quick little flyer tossed together with a low rez image of a mural I’m doing at this gallery’s second location)

Show link and details:

GROUP ART SHOW

501 2nd ST.
BROOKLYN, NY 11215

(between 7th and 8th Avenue in Park Slope)

Gallery hours 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

These are the dates:
February Thursday 23rd, Friday 24th,
Saturday 25th, Sunday 26th

with opening reception on Thursday the 23rd

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Be sure to shoot me an email if you’re coming to the show so I can keep an eye out for you. Will have some work for sale, as well as be taking orders for prints. Hope to see you there