“In Dreams” A David Lynch Artshow

March 6, 2014

Spoke Art is well known for it’s amazing themed shows. This March they will be hosting an exhibition themed around the work of David Lynch. I am excited to have been asked to be a part of this show and humbled to be included among such an amazing cast of artists. More info about the show itself follows:

Spoke Art is proud to announce our first ever David Lynch- inspired art exhibition, In Dreams. The show features a dynamic range of artwork influenced by the prolific and innovative films of director David Lynch. Comprised of over 50 artists from around the globe, each of the exhibited works evoke the emotional complexities and stylistic ventures of Lynch’s work through a variety of mediums, such as painting, sculptures and limited edition fine art prints.

Often defying the conventions of filmmaking, the films of David Lynch feature all-too-familiar worlds that, beneath their vibrant exteriors, guard unthinkable secrets. From the desolate and disturbing darkness of Eraserhead (1977) to the unspoken evils of a small town in the cult classic TV series Twin Peaks (1990), In Dreams presents a closer look into the unsettling, yet hypnotizing realm of Lynch’s cinematic repertoire

Participating artists include Akira Beard, Alex Kirzhener, Allison Reimold, Audrey, Pongracz, Christine Hostetler, Cuyler Smith, Dave MacDowell, Epyon 5, Jason D’Aquino, Joel Daniel Phillips, Joemur, Johannah O’Donnell, John Wentz, Jonathan Wayshack, Kate Copeland, Kate Zambrano, Kelly Mckernan, Ken Davis, Kukula, Mandy Tsung, Matt Macabre, Meggs, Meghan Stratman, Michael Ramstead, Peter Adamyan, Rich Pellegrino, Rodrigo Cifuentes, Sandi Calistro, Sarah Joncas, Scarecrowoven, Veronica Fish, Zach Tutor, Evan B Harris, Fugscreens Studios, Matt Ritchie, Cuddly Rigor Mortis , Rebecca Rose, Tessa Morrison, Geoff Trapp, Guillaume Morellec, Adam Maida, Bartosz Kosowski, Blunt Graffix, Brian Methe, Chuck Sperry, Clint Wilson, David Moscati, Fernando Reza, Jermaine Rogers, Joshua Budich, Lauren Gregg, Matthew Skiff, Rhys Cooper, Sam Gilbey, Shaun Lynch, Tim Jordan, Mat Weller, Matt Chase, Ruel Pascual

RSVP on Facebook here

And without further ado, I created a piece called “Henry Spencer”. It is a three color screenprint (all metallic), 18×24:

Eraserhead_WEB

Online sales begin on Monday, March 10 –  so head on over to Spoke Art


Snakes on a Plane: The Films of The Asylum limited edition poster show

April 5, 2013

I was asked to be a part of an exhibition in Denver, Colorado this month and design a film poster for my pick of an Asylum film. After much thought it was decided to work up something for the film called Dragon Crusaders. Luckily this was on my Netflix queue, so I gave it a whirl. The camp is amazingly hilarious. I was sold. Without further ado I’d like to introduce my poster:

Dragon Crusaders_WEB

Many of the Asylum peeps will be in attendance and they will be screening some of their films at the show. Here is a little more info about the festivities:

Group Exhibition of Limited Edition Movie Posters for the Films of The Asylum Studios

Opening Reception – Friday, April 19th 2013, 5:00-9:00PM

Show Runs Friday, April 19th 2013– Saturday April 27th2013, Closing Reception Sunday April 28th at the Bug Theater

 Sponsored By Oskar Blues Brewery, Longmont Colorado’s winner ofbeeradvocate.com’s top-rated Scottish Ale and Detail’s Magazine World’s Second-Best Canned Beer (among other awards)www.oskarblues.com

 DENVER- Snakes on a Train / Films of The Asylum Limited Edition Poster Show

Titanic II?  The 18 Year Old Virgin?  Transmorphers?  Abraham Lincoln Vs. The Zombies?  These are the films of the Asylum, and for the first time they will receive custom, limited edition posters done by the country’s best screen printers.

Octopoda Art Blog and The Studio12 Art Gallery have teamed up to bring the world the limited edition posters that the movies of The Asylum have so long deserved.  For the show an unbelievable collection of the most sought after and highly regarded screen printers from across the country were gathered, asked to each chose a classic Asylum title and design a limited edition collectible poster.  The opening reception will include a number of the artists on hand as well as a full range of The Asylum movies available for purchase as well live music from Nashville / Denver based Hip Hop artist DJ King Pinnacle (along with special guests), David Latt (co-founder of the Asylum / director / producer) will be on hand and beer will be provided Oskar Blues Brewery.

There will also be a closing reception Sunday April 28th at 7:00PM at the Bug Theater (3654 Navajo Street, Denver CO) that will feature a screening of Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus.  Admission to the closing reception is free for anyone who has purchased a poster (or purchases a poster at the event) or a $3.00 per person admission ($5.00 for two people).

Description: Since 1997 The Asylum has been producing some of the world’s most notably amazing low budget films, proving that limited resources bring out the best in creative spirit.  Winning countless fans inspired by their ingenuity and rock and roll approach to film making they have become the gold standard in off beat films.  JOIN US IN A CELEBRATION OF INNOVATION, HILARIOUS TITLES AND CAMPY FUN!

Sponsored by Oscar Blues Brewing, Stand Up Branding, The Bug Theater, Octopoda Blog / Online Art Gallery

Participating Artists and their chosen film in Alphabetical Order:

Altieri Art: Death Racers

Amandalynn: MILF

Myah Bailey: Titanic II

Michael S. Boyer: Six Guns

Geoff Brandenburg: The Day the Earth Stopped

Tim Doyle: Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus

Craig Horky: Lincoln

Ryan Mowry: Rise of the Zombies

Jillian Nickell: Moby Dick

Neil M. Perry: Two Headed Shark

Timothy Pittides: I Am Omega

Hatrobot: Bigfoot, Anneliese: The Exorcist Tapes

Vanessa Schneider: The 18 Year Old Virgin

Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff: Snow White

Clint Wilson: Dragon Crusaders

Heidi Elise Wirz: 1,000,000 BC

About Studio 12 Gallery:

Studio 12 Art Gallery combines the energy and atmosphere of a working artist’s studio and art gallery. We are centrally located in Downtown Denver, Colorado in the Bolt Factory redevelopment at Second and Kalamath Street within Denver’s Arts District. The art gallery shows an eclectic mix of original art, contemporary craft and design as well as offering museum quality, archival custom picture framing.  Please check the events section of our website for the current and scheduled shows as well as workshops and special events.Studio 12 Gallery is open   M-F 10am-6pm and Sat. 11-4pm. For more information call 303-629-8744.