Archive for the ‘Art Shows’ Category

Jeremy Fish Studio Visit

Friday, December 19th, 2008

WOW! John Trippe of Fecal Face visited Jeremy Fish in his studio a few weeks ago while he was preparing for his show at FIFTY24SF titled Ghosts of the Barbary Coast. I was blown away when I checked out the interview and I had to share it with you all. The work for the current show looks amazing!! If you’re in the bay area during the next 10 days you have to go experience this.

See more radness here.

Art Shows Tonight in Austin

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

Have we mentioned our good friend Matthew Briar Bonifacio Rodriguez before? He’s an artist. He is in a traveling group show that is opening in Austin tonight at Super Alright Creative Studio. The show is called Way Down In New Orleans, and is curated by Aubrey Edwards. The show starts at 7pm, click here for more details.

This travelling exhibition opened in the nation’s capital of Washington DC on the third anniversary of Katrina, and it has now come to the capital city of Texas.Way Down in New Orleans unites an array of New Orleans-based artists with artists nationwide, five artists hailing from Austin…

Also…

Since you will already be in East Austin be sure to swing by the East End Craft Gallery art opening tonight featuring the collections of Melanie Sallis & Susan Page. The show starts at 6pm. We recently stocked the gallery with a number of tees and accessories so check them out!

East End Craft Gallery
1101 Navasota St. (corner of E.11th & Navasota)
Austin, Texas 78702

GIVE LESS FRUITCAKE, BUY MORE ART (art show)

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

I was pleased to find out that two of the most creative people I’ve ever been able to know and work with are in an art show this friday at T and P Fine Art Gallery in Philadelphia. I guess it’s a big deal because these two guys were such a big part of the genius behind Paul frank Industries for about 16 years combined. Working at a place like PF for that long could burn some out – you work all day creating all kinds of special amazing-ness and at the end of the day you sign somebody else’s name on your work – but not these two. They have both moved on to bigger and better things, like this art show, and also:

  • Benjamin Soto is now art directing a top secret Disney project that I cannot talk about (mostly because I don’t know what the project is).

Flyer artwork by Benjamin Soto

Friday December 5th, 7pm
T & P Fine Art
1143 South 9th St., Philadelphia, PA. 19147
www.myspace.com/tandpfineart
email jon@tandpfineart.com

Lombardi/Screamer December 4th in Austin

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

Hello gang, this Thursday night don’t miss the grand Christmas Expo Group Art Show at Gallery Lombardi from 7pm-10pm. Go and pick up some great artwork at discounted prices (once the work is purchased it goes home with the buyer). I have a couple pieces in the show that may look a little familiar.

Rice and Beans Personified

Reginald Skateboard

The exhibit runs through January 4th.

Also Thursday night is the release of Three (which I am also in). What is Three you ask? Here is Mason of The Screamer Company to explain it:

MASON – “The Screamer Company invites you to celebrate the launch of our newest publication – THREE. Come to our office First Thursday, December 4th, 6 – 10 PM to pick up your copy. Orf Brewing will be sponsoring the party and we’ll have live music and art for your enjoyment.”

And here I though three was just a number between two and four.

My Monsters

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Back on Halloween I had a couple pieces in both the Houston and Austin locations of Domy Books for their “Monster Show 3.”

Here are pictures of the four pieces in the show

and here we are the night of the opening. Giselle was a Private I, Chamila was Rosie the Riveter, and I actually didn’t dress up.

The shows run through December 5th. If you’re in Austin this weekend for the East Austin Studio Tour, be sure to swing by Domy, as they are on the tour, to check out all these scary creatures up close.

Here are more Austin monsters and here are more Houston monsters.

If you’re interested in purchasing a monster piece email info@domystore.com

Californians, go see Matthew Rodriguez at Tinlark Gallery NOV.15th 5-8PM!!!

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Who is Matthew Rodriguez?

He was very friendly early on in our transition from California to Austin. Matthew has quickly become one of my favorite artists and favorite people altogether. He makes awesome artwork and is arguably one of the biggest artists coming out of Texas. All of you people living on the west coast should stop by and say hello and take your friends and take him a tall boy of sparks and ask him about Africahhhh. He’s basically my brother from another mother.

Where is Tinlark Gallery?

Crossroads of the World
6671 Sunset Boulevard, #1512
Hollywood, CA 90028
phone:323.463.0039
email:info@tinlark.com
www.tinlark.com

Juxtapoz wrote about the show here.

“The arts show is going to be a collection of paintings and mixed media telling stories about hoodlum street animals, fed up plants, stray animals, tiny chandeliers, the great pacific trash pile, the environment’s big problem, bling, and stories told by my grandpa,” Rodriguez told us.

 

Monster Show 3

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

This Friday, Halloween night from 7pm-9pm, I’ll be showing a couple drawings in both the Austin and Houston locations of Domy Books for their 3rd ever Monster Show. Swing by and check out some spooky drawings and some killer books. My friends Matthew Rodriguez and Zach McDonald will also be showing some pieces. A lot of fun will be had so don’t miss it!!

California by Kevin

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

July 17th I visited California after having left well over a year ago. I was there for four days. The girls had flown out about 3 weeks earlier and I couldn’t wait to see them. I’d never been so anxious on a plane ride. Nothing a few cocktails couldn’t help. That and some personal T.V. watching (JetBlue is pretty great). I’d never flown into Long Beach before. What a neat little airport that was. I felt something amazing stepping off the airplane onto the tar-mat. It was… could it be? A cool breeze. I was in heaven. I quickly saw my parents and found my wife and daughter waiting for me at a different gate. Chamila didn’t leave my side when we reunited. We were all so excited to be back together.

We quickly made our way over to the nearest In-N-Out where I inhaled a double-double with animal style fries, it was a beautiful moment. After dinner we found ourselves across the parking lot at Marshall’s. Man, the Marshall’s in long beach has some great clothes at discounted prices. Chamila found a football, her new favorite type of ball, and started tossing it around with my dad.

Giselle orchestrated a little get together at the Railroad Inn that same night. It was a good little turnout. Here’s a picture with our friends Nick and Sarah. These two are some of the coolest people I know.

On Friday we drove around running some errands. We ended up by the Main Place Mall in Santa Ana at this great toy boutique/art gallery called Go,Rilla!Go,Zilla!. This place was loaded with fun stuff.

Upstairs from the shop is the art gallery. They were showning some really neat work.

The owners of GoRilla!GoZilla! are also the masterminds behind the Harveys seatbelt bag. So, right next door is a Harveys store.

Gary Baseman bag

Santa Ana has really turned into a pretty cool city. We decided to have dinner at a little restaurant/bookstore/lounge called The Crosby located in the heart of Santa Ana’s artist disctrict. This place opened up in the last year since we moved to Austin. The guys who run it are super nice people. We actually ran into them during the SXSW festival back in March here in Austin. Check them out here and here.

Logo

Menu

Wallpaper

More wallpaper

Beauty

After dinner we headed to Hermosa Beach where our friend Karol lives. She was nice enough to abandon her house for the night and let us stay there. Awaiting us was a bottle of wine, a sweet card, spending money, and amazing guacamole dip. She is way too kind. Thanks again Karol!

The next day we hung out in Long Beach with a few friends. We checked out The Outfit which is curated by our friend Angie. We have some kids’ tees and onsies there. You can find The Outfit inside of The Kids are Alright in Long Beach.

After that we headed home to get ready for a wedding. Our friends Mike and Kimmy were getting married. I was a groomsman and I had so much fun! It was such a great time. Giselle had a lot of alcoh….eh… fun too. Here are a few of the wedding photos.

We spent most of Sunday at the ocean. First we had a big family gathering at the Port’s O’ Call Village in San Pedro where we ate freshly caught shrimp and fish. It was oh-so-good. After that we went back to the beach where we hung out for a few hours, got to splash around a bit, and we watched the sun set.

 

Goodbye Pacific Ocean! We’ll miss you.


Weekend art show recap (late)

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

Last Saturday, June 28th, the family and I loaded up into the car and headed for East Austin where we were lucky enough to catch 2 great art shows. The first was at Okay Mountain where they were having a fund-raising event. There was a silent auction with a lot of good art up for grabs. Some art they were selling at very affordable prices, steals even. I was lucky enough to meet Michael Sieben and pick up one of many limited edition screen prints he and Nat Swope collaborated on recently. Sieben, an Austin artist, has quickly become one of my favorites. You can buy his work right here.

Heroes for ghosts.

Also we won a gift bag filled with random oddities. The strangest gift had to be the filter mask with the twin towers on the packaging. Kind of creepy. Also since moving from California about a year ago we’ve grown accustomed to sinking our beers into koozies (or “cozies”) before drinking them because Texas is hot, which makes you hot, which makes your beer hot, and koozies keep your beer cold. We actually won 3 total meaning Giselle and Chamila got one too. Chamila also won an origami set.

After hanging out a while and playing ping pong with chamila and the missus. We headed over to Pump Project. They were having a show called Size Matters. Every piece in the show measured 5×7 feet. There was some really good work here as well. The most impressive piece was by Zach McDonald. He too is an Austin artist and a super nice guy. I wish I had taken my camera because I don’t have a picture to post. However, you can see some of his work here.