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Society of Illustrators Lecture Series presents Drawing the Line: An Evening with Comic Luminaries tomorrow night in NYC from 7pm to 9pm.
Drawing the Line: An Evening with Comic Luminaries
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
7:00 – 9:00pm
Join Joe Quesada (Daredevil, Ash), Walt Simonson (Thor, Starslammer) and Jim Steranko (Nick Fury, Chandler) as they discuss the art of drawing as it pertains to sequential storytelling. Moderated by artist Dennis Calero.
Opening on Thursday, May 12th 2011 from 6pm to 11pm.
Location: 65 Hanbury Street. Shoreditch. EI 5JP
London Miles is very excited to announce our next
exhibition titled ‘Literal.eyes’. An all-new group show that takes a
closer look at the content found inside the dusty book covers of iconic
written works by great literary masters. Whether inspired by a novel,
poem, or a poignant phrase from their chosen literary piece, 30 artists
from across Europe are recreating how they visually and literally
interpret their all time favourite piece of narrative into a painting.
Iconic writers whose narratives are being recreated include the all famous
children’s favourite and cartoonist Dr. Seuss to our very own national
literary hero; William Shakespeare. Artists have chosen pieces of
literature from a broad range of authors, as well as foreign writers
relevant to their home origin. Some examples include, digital painter Tom
Bagshaw who will recreate ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ by Shakespeare, Nom
Kinnear King paints ‘The House of Spirits’ by Isabel Allende and Camilla
D’Errico takes inspiration from the Opera “Aida” by Giuseppe Verdi.
The show opens in an all new gallery space in East London!!
Stuart Whitton‘s work has been selected from 1,000 entries to appear alongside paintings by some of Britain’s leading portrait artists. The Royal Society of Portrait Painters hold an annual open submission exhibition in Central London each year, a rival to the National Portrait Gallery’s BP Portrait Award.
The exhibition hosts commissioned portraits of celebrities and major public figures completed throughout the year by members of the Society, as well as outstanding work by non-members, selected through the open submission. This year’s exhibition will be on display at the Mall Galleries near Trafalgar Square between May 5 and May 20 2011.
On May 13th the international group exhibition ‘The Enchanted Forest’, which is dedicated to the forests and their inhabitants all over the world, will open at Strychnin Gallery Berlin. The show should remind people of the drastic damage that is constantly done to our forests as well as their beauty, uniqueness and importance. Many lovingly and elaborately crafted sculptures as well as paintings and photographs by over 30 international artists will display both the desolation of deforestation and the forest‘s magic and liveliness that we have to save.
10 percent of the price of every sold artwork will be donated to a project of the WWF.
Saturday April 2; Toy Art Gallery presents
the CONTEMPORARY FIGURATIVE MODIFICATIONS group show
Toy Art Gallery is proud to present “Contemporary Figurative Modifications”, a six man group show featuring Bob Conge/Plaseebo, Brent Nolasco, Jim Koch, Leecifer, TASKone, and Nerviswr3k. These artists take customization to the next level, merging vinyl, paint, resin, canvas, even each other’s original creations to create a new toy art experience. From small custom figures to huge multimedia works, who knows what surprises are in store!
Join us for the “Contemporary Figurative Modifications” opening at 7pm on April 2nd with many of the participating artists in attendance. Show runs until April 30th.
“The Oh Land Art Exhibit” Performance Residency This Week Only:
Join us next week for an interactive art residency (a step inside the world of Oh Land’s US debut album) where Oh Land will be doing a special unique performance for each of the four nights. Artist Eske Kath is creating a literal art world – sculptures, paintings, projections, etc that encompass the feeling of the album as you walk through the gallery.
Oh Land’s creativity and artistic expression goes beyond the music as is just as visual as it is sonic. The cinematic scope of the album lends itself to a visual world of opposing forces: nature vs city, retro vs future, the primitive vs civilization, maximalist vs minimalist.
March 29 – April 1
The Charles Bank Gallery – 196 Bowery
8:00pm – Exhibition Opens Each Night
8:30pm – Intimate Performance Each Night
About Oh Land:
A Brooklynite transplant by way of Copenhagen Denmark, Oh Land has the music and press world buzzing with her individual brand of filmic electro-pop. Formerly a classically trained ballet dancer, Oh Land has transformed her artistic upbringing into a debut album of lavish loops, jagged glitchy beats, and layered vocal bliss. “This album is all of my secrets, wishes, dreams and fears,” explains Oh Land. “I tell stories from my life wrapped in fairytales and fables all happening in the dreamy landscapes of a world I call Oh Land. I hope people will find an escape in the music and let their thoughts and dreams run wild, just for a moment.”
About Eske Kath (visual artist who has commissioned the exhibition):
Eske Kath hails from Copenhagen, Denmark and is the creator of the Light Sculptures that adorn Oh Land’s album visuals. In large format paintings and sculpture, Eske depicts nature and human civilization in conflict, but also overcoming these. Human civilization in Eske’s work is symbolized by the image of the house. The house serves as proxy for the human figure and also as exemplar for humanity’s will to control nature. The sculptures in the gallery, consisting of light-filled wood and plastic houses, ask interesting questions about the durability of human civilization and the artist’s role and culpability as a member of that civilization. At the same time their flickering lights reminds us of the warmth and the comfort that can be contained within the settings we create ourselves.
Charles Bank Gallery
196 Bowery, New York NY
This Friday 1st of April
The 101 Crew exhibition at 6:30pm – at 10:00pm
show will be on till the 30th of April at:
Stigma Gallery: Exhibition Streetart Laboratory & Workshop
Andrea Metaxa 4 (Exarhia District 106 81)
«Contemporary Greek Woman»
THE HUB (5 Alkminis St., K. Petralona, Athens)
Curated by Marina Fokidis
London solo show at LAVA Gallery on the 14th of April…
LAVA Gallery, 1.11 Kingly Court, Carnaby street London, W1B5PW
April 01, 2011
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Illustrator Joe Ciardiello, known for his portraits of authors in the NY Times Book Review, as well as for his musician portraits, will discuss his new book “Black White & Blues”. Published by Strike Three Press, this is a limited edition book featuring 15 drawings of legendary blues musicians. Joining Joe for the evening will be the designer/printers, Daniel Smith and Virginia Cahill to talk about the process of producing a letterpress printed, hand-bound and numbered edition.
The book will be available for sale following the talk.
BLACK WHITE & BLUES, portraits of blues musicians by Joe Ciardiello published by Strike Three Press in a limited edition of 64 signed & numbered copies.
Book size: 10.5″w x 15″h
48 pages, letterpress printed on Rives BFK and hand bound.
To learn more about Joe Ciardiello and his work visit his website.
I’m honored to be producing and moderating the lecture “Illustration as Fine Arts” at the Society of Illustrators of New York.
Gallery owners Heidi Leigh and Nick Leone from Animazing Gallery in Soho, and Alix Sloan from Sloan Fine Arts in the Lower East Side will discuss the crossover from illustration to fine arts, the criteria they use for their exhibitions, the role of illustrative artwork in New York’s gallery scene, and how illustrators should go about exhibiting their personal work.
Society of Illustrators of New York
128 East 63rd Street (F train)
Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 | 6.30-8.30 PM.
TICKETS: $15 non-members, $10 members, $7 students
Really hope you can make it!
I’m very proud to produce a lecture for Edel Rodriguez at the Society of Illustrators of New York next week.
Edel will be talking about his experience as both an illustrator working in a range of different markets, as well as a former art director at TIME.
PLEASE JOIN US!
Society of Illustrators of New York
“An Evening with Edel Rodriguez”
Wednesday, January 19th, 2011.
128 East 63rd Street @ Lex.
See you then…