I’m really looking forward to seeing the Outré Gallery Perth exhibition, Loco Locals. This group show features a line up of local illustrators, artists and tattooists. The varied lineup will ensure that there’s something for everyone while showcasing our local talent.
‘You’re invited to attend this exciting exhibition of multi-disciplinary West Australian artists whose works straddle conventional boundaries of genre and style, and are known for generating work that is at home on canvas, the street or a client’s flesh.’
Who: Kyle Hughes – Odgers (Creepy), Sean Morris, Amok Island, Martin E Wills, Pari Corbitt, Anya Brock, Liam Dee, Celene Bridge, Chis Rigoni What: Loco Locals group exhibition Where: Outré Gallery 260 William Street, Perth, WA When: Opening night – Friday October 18th at 6pm. Exhibition ends Friday November 1st.
This coming Friday, Marcel will celebrate the official opening of their shared studio space with a typographic exhibition.
In conjunction with Three Word Advice, the show will feature fifteen local artists, designers and illustrators showcasing their diverse styles, with limited edition runs of risograph prints.
With such a varied lineup this exhibition promises to whet your eye-candy appetite!
Who: Andrew Frazer – adf designs, Adam Cicchini, Amanda Preston, Agnus Dales – DFNKT DSGN, Ash Pederick – The Design Threat, Ben Wright, Bruno Booth, Chris Haines – Neon Dreams, Chris Nixon, Corey James, Edward Stroud, Ika Jumali – Cheeks, Jarrad Burley – THNK, Maegan Brown, Matt Redway What: Opening Exhibition – Marcel x Three Word Advice Where: Marcel 5/37 Railway Parade, Mount Lawley, Perth When: Friday 11th of October 2013 6pm – 8pm
Tuesday the 2nd of July saw the opening night of ‘Welcome To The World Of…‘ at Linton and Kay Galleries by Brooklyn based Perth artist, Daek William. The first solo exhibition in his hometown since his move to Brooklyn was a huge show, both in the the body of work and the opening night turn out. The night was distinctly Daek, with trademark renderings of folded and pictorial headdresses and the wine served in tea cups. Daek had made a lot of the work tactile and articulated, encouraging the public to engage and touch, rub, flick on a switch and even sniff the works. The works responded by automated moving parts, scents and change of colour. Too often an artist, whether intentionally or not, alienates the viewer and puts their work on a pedestal that the public must keep a respectful distance from. Daek’s background as a street artist seems to have carried over into his fine artwork exhibitions.
‘Welcome To The World Of…’ was a tight show by a talented original artist. If this is any indication of things to come, Daek William is one to watch.
Well alright, this one looks pretty damn grand! Some of our Perth street art and graffiti favourites in amongst this group show this weekend, including Lady B, Poise, Idol and Tomahawk – plus a bunch of other great artists who we’re really keen to check out!
These thirteen artists will be presenting a show featuring life, art, graffiti, photography, fashion and music – not only that though, but there will be a very special screening of "ART CAN STAY" A short film on local Graffiti Art, presented by CURTIN UNI (Screening at 7.30pm).
Add all of that in conjunction with some kick ass live music, and you have all the makings of a great group show opening – and if I was in Perth, I’d definitely be there!
Who: Lady Bananas, Tomahawk, Destroy, Dangermouse, Ladie Poise, Idol, Sler, Elsh, Dile, Hangdog, Twenty Eleven, Sarah Mikula, Nathan D’antuono What: Splendid Imperfections group show Where: The Fibonacci CEntre – 19 Blinco Street, Fremantle When: Show opens Saturday 29th June from 6pm til 9pm and runs until 11th July 2013
Last week saw the launch of Hancocks latest solo show, and our newest paintspotter, AllThoseShapes was there to grab a few photos for us from the show!
We’ve always been huge fans of Hancock, and seeing this new body of work and how he’s progressed the themes hes been working on over the past year or so is amazing. He has a definite talent for bringing out the uncomfortable in the everyday, and the beauty in the macabre. Check it all out and for more great stuff from around Melbourne make sure you check out AllThoseShapes.
Since moving over to the US earlier this year, Daek Williams has been hard at work refining an already beautiful style of work. Now, he will be returning to Australia to Perths Linton & Kay Galleries to show everyone why he’s one of our favourite artists about.
"After complete dedication to creating a piece of work in a public space, a street-artist walks away knowing that it will often be short-lived and eventually will be destroyed.
It is this carefree, changeable environment that makes bringing works into a gallery setting particularly significant for Brooklyn based street-artist Daek William, who will show a selection of works at Linton & Kay Galleries from the 2nd of July with the support from Robert Oatley Vineyards,The Butcher Shop and Creative Crops.
Welcome to the world of… reveals the life experiences of Australian-born Daek William, from his nostalgic youth saturated with American pop culture through to the highly technological world that we live in today.
“My interests are infinite, and therefore this body of work cannot by pinpointed to one select theme, but rather an appreciation for what is in this monstrous world we live in.”
From a life of working on the street, Daek William has different ideals to the majority of artists in a gallery setting, encouraging the viewers to interact with his works.
“Contrary to the belief that art work is too precious to touch, with my frivolous attitude from working on the street, I encourage viewers to feel and experience my works. This interaction is as important as my artwork itself.”
A recurring theme throughout Daek William’s work is a composite origami mesh of illustrative articles, photorealistic portraits and child hood nostalgia.
“My work projects into the world, to a community, to the people, to the inspired and the admired. My work is a beautiful object for your eyes to enjoy.”
With a belief that everything has been done before, but not by himself, Daek William will present his world and a new twist on exhibiting in a gallery setting. "
Check out all the info below, and if you’re in Perth make sure you head along to see the show – man, Perth has some good shit going on this month!
Who: Daek William What: Welcome To The World Of … Where: Linton & Kay Galleries, Old Perth Technical School, Level 1/137 St Georges Terrace, Perth When: Show opens 6pm til pm, 2nd July 2013
Check out Daek William, Linton & Kay as well as the facebook event page for more info.
Last Wednesday saw the opening of Cheeks‘ solo debut, Now or Never, at The Butcher Shop in Perth. Now or Never was packed with Cheeks’ recognisable cast of weird and stylised characters using a pallet of loud colours. I particularly loved her use of pizzas and cat skulls as a reoccurring block pattern. Someone needs to make this into a fabric so I can cover myself in it.
It’s been interesting to watch the artistic development of this young artist. With her first solo exhibition a resounding success, her ideas, confidence and skill can only grow. Watch this space…
Cheeks has been on the Perth scene since around 2010, exhibiting primarily in a group exhibition setting. ‘Now or Never’ is the first solo exhibition for this young artist, and I can’t wait to see how she’s going to construct the show. Cheeks has such a weird imagination and coupled with her solid execution, ‘Now or Never’ is going to be a show like no other.
“Now or Never is the debut solo of Perth artist, Cheeks. Her latest body of work takes on a personal nature telling the stories of the strange limbo that is a 20 year old trying to fill her adult shoes. The ego, the possibility, the uncertainty and everything in between that hardly makes any sense at all. Drawing inspiration from her personal journal as well as the stories of those around her, Now or Never relays those stories through illustrations and paintings with wacky colour schemes and a wackier set of characters, who although often bugged out or exasperated, are still having the time of their lives.
Cheeks is a self-taught artist/illustrator from Perth, Western Australia. Fuelled by a steady diet of burritos, pizza and dumplings her illustrations are inspired and influenced by the stylings of low brow art and contemporary illustration as well as every rat bag subculture you can think of. Cheeks also enjoys cartoons, movies, night time and furry creatures. Her drawings are a mash up of all these influences interpreted with a slight eccentricity and some dad-joke humour. Cheeks works predominantly with inks and acrylic on paper, her purpose to always tell a story.”
Who: Cheeks What: Now or Never solo exhibition Where: The Butcher Shop – 276 William Street Northbridge, Perth When: Exhibition opens Wednesday June 12 from 6pm and runs till July 3rd
Man, you have no idea how much I fkn loved seeing this show pop up on my radar!!!
When I first got interested and started doing graff back in the early 90s, Biz was one of the kings – and, almost two decades on from then, he is still, in my mind, still ranked as one of the definitive kings of the Australian graffiti art world.
"A collection of the latest and greatest works from BIZ one of Perth’s most formidable street artists a member of 2 of Australia’s most respected crews both TFC and MKA.
This is the first and only time you will have the rare opportunity to purchase one off original works or some limited prints. Highly recommend to anyone with an appreciation of high quality graffiti spanning decades of styles 80′s, 90′s Old School thru to today’s modern futuristic works."
One part of that makes me sad - "first, and *only* time" – no, surely not … as I can’t make it to Perth to fkn see it! I hope its not the only time we see him showing in the future, but if that’s the case, man Perth you guys are just full of fkn luck.
Do NOT miss this show!!! Someone needs to grab a print for me!!!
Who: BIZ What: Exhibit A Where: Kurb Gallery, 312 William Street, Northbridge When: Exhibition launches Saturday 15th June at 6pm and runs exclusively Monday 17th – Friday 21st June 12pm – 9pm
Sometimes when you’re travelling you are just in the right place at the right time – luckily for me thats happened during my visit here to NYC.
Amongst that fortune was being able to catch up with The Yok and Sheryo last week in the lead up to their opening, and, of course, being able to attend that very same opening tonight at Krause Gallery down near the Bowery.
The calibre of work in display was second to none – having seen them labour over the work whilst I was visiting possibly gave me a greater appreciation of the whole thing, but seeing work in progress and then the finished products all up on the walls and installed is something else. On the surface, many off the images seem quite simple in their iconography – that simplicity, however, is only on a casual glance, in each piece there is a complex play of ideas and head-nods to a whole swath of cultural foibles and fancies.
From beautifully rendered porcelain pots to the firehouse white on blue plates, there is a measure of immaculate detail hidden within each of this duos works. Messages both written and placed upon paper or ceramic surface as near hieroglyphic entreats – and though some of these can be obviously translated, you also get the sense that there are some distinctly playful in-jokes between the two artists scrawled across their work.
The upstairs section of the show was formal in its presentation – that aforementioned white and blue sprayed across the room. The bars and plates, though made of fragile material had a strengthened presence that belied their canvases.
Downstairs however, was a loose assortment of painted walls and printed materials documenting the couples journeys across SE Asia, Mexico and here in NYC, their adopted home.
I loved this section – you don’t always get such a complimentary display in an exhibition of some of the more intimate processes and plans behind the finished product. Playful scrawlings on found pages and plans for walls painted and finished abounded in ramshackle manner – a perfect juxtaposition to the room above.
Often when artists collaborate, the seams between styles are in some evidence, instead of a perfunctory presence – yet of all the times I looked upon this work, I often found it difficult to discern, happily, where the Yok ended and Sheryo began – or visa versa.
For me, this is the essence of collaboration – that wavering grey area where two talents are able to combine into a distinct entity – something that the viewer, and even the artists themselves, have never seen before – and which would never have eventuates without such a close working relationship. Though this show was billed as two artists, it could have easily been one – such was the ease by which their merger of styles was both demonstrated and substantiated.
As I sit here, tapping into my phone and writing this over tea and post-show congee, I cant help bit think that this might be what NYC is really all about. Not the glitz and glamour and "oh New York is so fkn coool" and all the "art scene" bullshit, but about individuals, artists, having the opportunity and ability to present new shit in such a broad, dynamic environment – and being embrace for it. Not only did I see some amazing work tonight, but I also saw the "Pipe Dreams" of two artists literally manifested upon the walls of this grand old metropolis.
I love this city, and I love its artists, new and old, and I loved this fucking show.
Check out more of the photos from the show below – apologies for not being the best, I had to resort to my point and shoot after my dslr craped out … but I hope you enjoy them!
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