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This Weekend Only: Martin Scorsese Tribute Show at Bold Hype Gallery!

DeNiro as Travis Bickle

You can see what seems like a thousand different interpretations of Robert De Niro as the character Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver — a film I really did not enjoy all that much — this weekend only at Scorsese: A Tribute Art Show at Bold Hype Gallery in Chelsea. Geoffrey and I waited in line for 45 minutes (another first!) to get into the opening reception last night, and inside the gallery it was more packed than a can of sardines, as you’ll see in the photo below:

Packed Bold Hype Gallery
Sardine City!

All of the art on display represents characters, scenes or themes from Director Martin Scorsese’s many iconic films, but mostly it’s about artists painting and drawing likenesses of characters in these films that were played by Robert DeNiro.

Robert DeNiro Character Heads
See What I mean?

Robert De Niro Triptych
This one is Nice.

DeNiro Gaga
DeNiro Gaga. Kind of Scary.

Bunny Bickle

I enjoyed Bethany Marchman’s interpretation of Travis Bickle / DeNiro as a rabbit.

Travis and Iris

Here, De Niro shares the wall with Jody Foster as their characters from Taxi Driver in two paintings that are, surprisingly, not by Shepard Fairey.

A few other non-De Niro characters managed to earn space on the walls.

Daniel Day Lewis Gangs of New York
Daniel Day Lewis in Gangs of New York

Sharon Stone in Casino
Sharon Stone in Casino

Goodfellas Cast Mt Rushmore Tribute
Goodfellas Cast Mt. Rushmore Tribute. Just a little De Niro in this one.

It was not that easy to photograph the show due to the crowds, but there are hundreds of paintings, sculptures and drawings on display, so if you’re a fan of Robert De Niro or the films of Martin Scorsese, this is a must see show!

The Martin Scorsese Tribute Exhibit will be up on Saturday April 20th and Sunday April 21st only, from 12 Noon to 5 PM each day! Bold Hype is located at 547 West 27th Street, 5th Floor, in the Chelsea Gallery District.

Far Away, So Close Group Show at Bold Hype Gallery

Bob Camp Ren & Stimpy Interior
Ren & Stimpy Production Still By Bob Camp

Thursday January 10th marked the first serious art crawl of the New Year, and what better way to kick it off than with a visit to Bold Hype Gallery on West 27th Street for their new group show, Far Away, So Close. We always have a blast at Bold Hype’s shows, so this was a special treat to have so many of our favorite artists exhibiting all together! Here’s some of what we saw:

Sweet Tooth By Daek William
Sweet Tooth By Daek William

Daek William’s paintings are a lot of fun.

Seducer By Eric Richardson
Seducer By Eric Richardson

Eric Richardson is probably my favorite local artist and I am so proud to own two of his paintings in my collection. His attention to detail and love of the surreal seems to be developing further each time I see his art. Now is the time to buy work by this artist because his pieces are only going to go up in value.

Preemtive Nostalgia By Scott Sheidly

Scott Scheidly is another surrealist I admire. The above work is called Preemtive Nostalgia. I like it.

The Wishing Well By Nathan Spoor
The Wishing Well By Nathan Spoor

Nathan Spoor is not only an amazing artist but a super nice guy who is also totally hot.

Luna II By Jason Limon

Luna II by Jason Limon is very indicative of his style and subject matter: surreal but organic and earthy.

Johannah O'Donnell with Tonya

Above, Artist Johannah O’Donnell poses with her painting entitled with Tonya. I chatted with Johannah briefly at the reception and she expressed to me how her objective with this series is to create hyper-realistic paintings that look even more real than photographs. I think she is on the right track, because her work is stunning.

Danika by Johannah O'Donnell
Danika by Johannah O’Donnell

Bob Camp with Art

Above, artist Bob Camp poses with a production still he drew for the Ren & Stimpy show – one of my favorite cartoons, ever! Bob was super nice and I’m sorry my iPad had no flash so that he is hard to see. Thanks, Bob, for the great Art!

Far Away So Close will be on Exhibit at Bold Hype Gallery, Located at 547 West 27th Street, 5th Floor, NYC through February 10th, 2013. Be sure to tell them that you read about the show on Worleygig.com!

Phil Noto's 35MM at Bold Hype Gallery

Phil Noto Goldfinger Connery
Gold Girl By Phil Noto (All Photos By Gail)

Bold Hype Gallery’s current exhibit has an easy crossover appeal from art lovers to classic film buffs in Phil Noto’s exciting collection of acrylic on masonite / canvas paintings, entitled 35MM. Here are few of my favorite paintings from the show.

Phil Noto Catherine Deneuve
Cathrine

Leon  ByPhil Noto
Leon

Phil Noto Decker from Bladerunner
Bladerunner

Phil Noto Roy from Bladerunner
Roy

Jack Carter By Phil Noto
Jack Carter

Phil Noto’s 35MM will be on Exhibit through November 10, 2012 at Bold Hype Gallery, 547 W 27th St, 5th floor, New York, NY 10001. Gallery Hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 12:00 Noon – 5:00 PM.
Phil Noto 35 MM Sign

Bethany Marchman’s Bless Your Heart at Bold Hype Gallery

Porky By Bethany Marchman
Porky By Bethany Marchman

Here at the Worley Gig, we are especially fond of the contemporary art that embraces both the dark and the darkly humorous. Perhaps this is the reason we are really digging the latest exhibit over at Bold Hype Gallery: Bethany Marchman’s Bless Your Heart. According to Marchman’s bio, the artist aims “to create parallels between innocence and influence / history and popular culture. [Her] paintings are reflections of the awkward changes we experience as individuals and as a society, while questioning whether or not growth is synonymous with improvement.” Interesting!

Dealing largely with the anthropomorphism of animals, this new series is both playful and morbid. We just love it! Marchman’s use of traditional oils in a primarily dark color palette lends a renaissance feel to her work; one which is further enhanced by each painting’s ornate, gilt frame. So gorgeous! Each painting tells a story that the viewer can make up in his or her head. Here are some of the thoughts I was thinking while I looked at them.

Nelly Senior Year
Nelly Senior Year

Billy Senior Year
Billy Senior Year

Are these actually High School Year Book pictures of Goats? If so, what kind world do those Goats inhabit? I want to know.

Br'er Bear and Br'er Fox By Bethany Marchman
Br’er Bear and Br’er Fox

Are these the skulls of animal characters that populate literary legend? Do they adorn the walls of a museum in a parallel universe? I want to go there.

Sweet Bunny and Honey Bunny By Bethany Marchman
Sweet Bunny and Honey Bunny

Are these bunny rabbits in Victorian collars honored pets or regal children immortalized on canvas?

Wayward Girl Scout
Wayward Girl Scout

Does this distracted young scout realize that the Yeti is fast encroaching on her? Scary!

Anterior By Bethany MarchmanAnterior

Interior By Bethany Marchman
Interior

Posterior By Bethany Marchman
Posterior

How can I get away with not paying my rent so that I can afford to buy the three paintings above?

Bethany’s paintings recall elements of the works of some of our favorite artists including Travis Louie, Ken Kearns and Mark Ryden. If the images in this post resonate with you, or if you dig any of the aforementioned artists, you should not miss this show.

Bethany Marchman’s Bless Your Heart will be on Exhibit Through October 6, 2012 at Bold Hype Gallery, Located at 547 W 27th St, 5th floor, New York, NY 10001. Gallery Hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 12 Noon – 5:00 PM
Bless Your Heart By Bethany Marchman Sign

Suggestivism Curated By Nathan Spoor Now at Bold Hype Gallery

Colin Christian at Bold Hype
Sculpture By Colin Christian

Bold Hype Gallery’s summer group exhibition, Suggestivism, opened last Thursday in NYC. This fun exhibit of paintings and sculptures, which features 43 of the new contemporary art scene’s most talented and intriguing artists, was curated by uber hot surrealist painter Nathan Spoor, whose fantastic work we first discovered just a year ago at his own Bold Hype solo exhibit, Phantom Passport. The concept of Suggestivism, according to Spoor relates to introducing “a common creative thread amongst several disparate and unique voices within the modern art world.” Thus, you may notice seeming shared influences among the artists – which is very cool and ends up drawing you further into the search for meaning in each piece.

Kathie Olivas at Gold Hype
Kathie Olivas

Artists participating in the exhibit include some of our favorites such as Eric Richardson, Jason Limon, Chris Mars, Chet Zar, Kathie Olivias, Colin Christian and Spoor himself, as well as Annie Owens, Bob Dob, Bob Schnider, Brandt Peters, Brendan Monroe, Chandler Wood, Christian Van Minnen, Dan May, Darren Legallo, David Molesk, Francesco Locastro, Heidi Taillefer, Heiko Muller, Jason Maloney, Jeff McMillan, Joe Vaux, Joey Remmers, Julian Callos, Kevin Peterson, Marco Mazzoni, Mia Araujo, Michael Page, Naoto Hattori, Nathan Ota, Nathan, Nc Winters, Rod Luff, Sandow Birk, Scott Schiedly, Skinner, Thomas Doyle, Tom Bagshaw, Winnie Truong and Yevgeniya Mikhailik.

Eric Richardson at Bold Hype
Eric Richardson

I really loved this exhibit and would “suggest” that you check it out before it closes. See more pictures from Thursday’s opening after the jump!

Suggestivism will be on Exhibit Through June 30th, 2012, at Bold Hype Gallery, Located at 547 W. 27th St., 5th Floor New York, NY 10001

Jason Limon at Bold Hype
Jason Limon

Thomas Doyle at Bold Hype

Thomas Doyle

 

Heidi Taillefer at Bold Hype

Heidi Taillefer

 

Chris Mars at Bold Hype

Chris Mars

 

Francesco LoCastro at Bold Hype

Francesco LoCastro

 

Joe Vaux at Bold Hype

Joe Vaux

 

Scott Scheidly at Bold Hype

Scott Scheidly

Bold Hype Gallery Presents Archaic Ornaments By Beau Stanton

Archaic Ornaments Exhibit Bold Hype Gallery
Foreground Painting: The Reclamation, Oil on Canvas By Beau Stanton (All Images Courtesy of Bold Hype Gallery)

Local Surrealist painter Beau Stanton has been an up-and-comer on the New York art scene for a few years now, gaining notoriety through his participation in various group shows on the way to achieving his first New York solo exhibit, up now at Bold Hype Gallery in Chelsea. Beau’s latest collection of paintings, presented under the name Archaic Ornaments, combines classical oil painting with his intricate silk-screened patterns “inspired by pre-modern architecture, letterpress printing designs and decayed infrastructure.” The details of the silk screens come into play especially on Stanton’s layered paintings, such as the series of skull images seen in the photo above, and they really need to be seen up close to be fully appreciated.

Archaic Ornaments Visceral Perception

Visceral Perception, seen above, is my favorite of the many skull images in the show, and I especially liked Stanton’s use of  “Flower Power” colors and the painting’s overall vibrancy. One of the cool things about Beau Stanton, besides his visionary artwork, is the fact that he is such a passionate fan of art in general and he’s enthusiastic in his support of the work of other artists. I see him out all the time at Gallery openings and he is always friendly and has an insight to share on what others are doing. Beau Stanton is an artist to watch, for sure. Make a point to see Archaic Ornaments while you can.

Archaic Ornaments Cyclops Polyphemus

Cyclops Polyphemus

Archaic Ornaments By Beau Stanton will be on Exhibit at Bold Hype Gallery, Located at  547 West 27th Street,  New York, NY 10001 through May 5th, 2012. Gallery Hours are Noon – 5:00 PM, Tuesday – Saturday.

Archaic Ornaments Erythrean Sibyl

Erythrean Sibyl

 

Gail’s 2011 Pop Culture Top Ten List!

Header for Top Ten List in Starburst

Now that we are just a couple of short weeks away from kicking off a spectacular New Year, full of art, music, pink things, bacon and free food, I would like to ask you, Dear Readers, how was your year? I hope it was awesome. As you can see from this Rad Blog you are now reading, I got to do some fun things in 2011, including going on my most fun vacation in many years when my sister and I took a 7 day Caribbean cruise, with three days in New Orleans on the front end. Holy cow, was that ever fun! Such adventuring! Such fine dining! Such ridiculous humidity! I’m still sweating.

What this all means is that it’s time again for the obligatory Year End Top Ten List, so, instead of going with the predictable, rote, yawnfest Top Ten CDs list I’ve decided to do more of a Pop Culture Mixed Bag, if you will. Because that is how I roll. Let’s get started.

PunkFunkRootsRock

Best Album: Manraze, PunkFunkRootsRock. Take guitarist Phil Collen from Def Leppard, team him up with drummer Paul Cook from The Sex Pistols and add Simon Laffy, the bassist from Phil’s former Glam band, Girl (because every power trio needs a bassist), and you’ve got a record that sounds, well, like a raunchier version of Def Leppard! We especially love Phil’s Lemmy impersonation on “Over My Dead Body.” Record of The Year! Read my interview with Paul Cook at This Link.

That’s Me in the Back Row: Third in from the Left

Best Game ShowThe Kostabi Show, where a panel of three Art critics and/or celebrities compete to title the works of modernist painter Mark Kostabi for cash awards, while a jury votes on which title suits the painting best. I had the opportunity to serve as a member of the jury for a taping this past summer and went home with $6 cash more than I had when I arrived, plus a Kostabi coffee table book signed by Mark. Bonus: free pizza! Kostabi, who is an accomplished pianist, also released a swell modern classical CD, The Spectre of Modernism, this year, which has been in heavy rotation on my iPod for ages now.

Dave Depper's Ram Project

Best Beatles Thing: Dave Depper’s Ram Project, an authentically covered version of Paul McCartney’s second solo album complete with off-key Linda-esque backing vocals! So good!

Nick Kent Book Cover

Best Rock Book: Nick Kent’s Apathy For The Devil, a memoir of the British rock critic’s life and career in the 1970s. Everyone knows that all of the best music happened the Seventies , so I will admit that, as both a writer and fan, I certainly would have loved to have lived that life myself, save for the messy heroin addiction part.

Metropolitan Museum Exhibit

Best Fashion-Related Museum Exhibit: Alexander McQueen’s Savage Beauty at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Four words: Crown of Thorns Headdress. The Savage Beauty Exhibit set all kinds of ridiculous attendance records for the Met and was just insane. Insane!

Chris Connelly CD Cover Art

Best Homage to Eighties Alternative Goth: Chris Connelly’s Artificial Madness. David Bowie Meets Killing Joke plus Bauhaus sautéed lightly with Magazine and a little Ministry on the side. Homage!

Fix The Ministry Movie Poster

Best Rock Documentary: Fix, The Ministry Movie. Kids: Don’t Do Drugs. Or do a lot of them. One or the Other.

Best Seventies Southern Rock: The Sheepdogs, Five Easy Pieces EP. Bonus points to the band for their fan-winning appearance on the most recent season of Project Runway!

Reality TV (Competition): Top Chef, because Celebrity Chefs are the new Rock Stars!

Suckadelic Art Toy Universe

Pop Culture as Art: The Suckadelic Art Toy Universe Retrospective and Pop Up Store at Boo Hooray Gallery (NYC). The judges and critics on the second season of Bravo’s Work Of Art didn’t really dig the SuckLord’s artwork too much, but his parodies of Star Wars toys served up with a serious side of snark made for one of the most subversive, hilarious and memorable art shows of the year! Art!

Honorable Mention: Kasabian’s Velociraptor, MGMT Live at the Guggenheim, The Zombies at City Winery, Single Fare Please Swipe Again at Sloan Fine Art, Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark, Jeremy Dower’s Canis Mortuus Familiarus at Bold Hype Gallery, American Horror Story, Maurizio Catellan’s All Retrospective at The Guggenheim, Patti Smith at Webster Hall, The Wyld Olde Souls’ Ensoulment, Jeremy Fish Listen & Learn at Joshua Liner Gallery, Robot Chicken, Tosh.0.

Happy Holidaze and all the best for 2012!

This list previously appeared in a slightly abbreviated form on the East Portland Blog Dot Com.

Jeremy Dower Intrigues With Canis Mortuus Familiaris

Now here’s an art show that’s really gone to the dogs, but in the best way possible! Canis Mortuus Familiaris, at Bold Hype Gallery through May 7th, 2011 consists of artist Jeremy Dower’s digital prints and sketches of fantasy canines in various states of otherworldly beingness. From ghost dogs to balloon dogs, to imagined mutant dogs and miniature metal sculptures of little doggy skeletons: Dower’s work enchants and  fascinates. This is my favorite show of the year so far! Jeremy’s dogs are unique creations that captivated me and captured my imagination as soon as I walked into the gallery and saw this little guy:

“Lumpy Poodle”

Seriously, how cute is he? So Cute! Some of the paintings are a bit more “out there,” but we here at The Worley Gig dig “out there” big time. Check these out:

“Melting Cluster with Pink Blobs” (My Favorite)

I love this one as well! Little floating doggy ghosts!

Also on display are a selection of the artist’s smaller scale works which are priced for mid-income collectors at $180 framed. What a bargain!

“Pooch Mutation Study 5”

“Pooch Mutation Study 6”

Jeremy has also painted an expansive doggy  mural right on the wall in the gallery’s rear room, which he apparently  finished just hours before the opening reception on Thursday evening! Amazing stuff!  Adding an aural dimension of whimsical creepiness, Dower (who is also a musician) has composed an original score for the show, which consists of ambient sounds with almost cartoonish sound effects and pleasing, Asian-influenced motifs. Super cool! You really should make a point to see Canis Mortuus Familiaris as soon as possible!

Addendum: Read Geoffrey’s take on the exhibit and see more photos, including one of G and the artist, at This Link!

Bold Hype Gallery is located at 547 W 27th Street (Between 10th and 11th Aves), New York, NY 10001

Quentin vs. Coen Tribute Art Show Comes to Bold Hype Gallery

For just 3 short days late next week, Spoke Art will present Quentin vs. Coen – An art show tribute to the films of Quentin Tarantino and the Coen Brothers. This exhibit is a follow-up to last year’s highly successful Bad Dads – a tribute to Wes Anderson. I’m sorry I missed that. For Quentin vs. Coen, Spoke Art has arranged a battle-royal style art show featuring over 100 world class artists from the new contemporary art scene. Painters, screen printers and digital artists were invited to submit reinterpretations of their favorite scenes, characters and films from these much lauded directors, resulting in an eclectic showing of inspirational fine art. From the previews I’ve seen online, it looks like there will be some mind-blowing art to enjoy!


Fargo

The show opens on Thursday, April 7th 2011 at NYC’s Bold Hype Gallery and will be on view only until Saturday, April 9th – so if you snooze you definitely lose on this one. Opening night (reception 6:00 – 9:00 PM) will feature a costume contest (Dude, “The Dude”!) and complimentary “Caucasian” cocktails (i.e. White Russians). I’m there already!

Bold Hype Gallery is located at 547 W 27th Street (Between 10th and 11th Aves), New York, NY 10001

Pulp Fiction

Must See Art: Creepshow by Dolla at NYC’s Bold Hype Gallery

“Too Many Creeps…”

I will admit that Creepshow, featuring work by Orlando-based street artist Dolla, is the first gallery show opening I’ve attended where they handed out 3-D glasses at the door. Dolla, who recently completed the conversation-inspiring campaign, “Dolla Lama” is – like Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Kenny Scharf and many others – among the up-and-coming contemporary artists making the welcome transition from the street to the gallery. I couldn’t be more excited to tell you about his creations. The Creepshow exhibit is based on a central character created by Dolla, The Creep. Creep looks like a mechanical crab with a cartoonish, mobster-like face. Dolla explains the Creepshow in his own words, below:

“Two Heads Are Better Than One”

“Since I first started putting my art up on the street, one of my main goals was to create a character that was synonymous with the name DOLLA: a character that was instantly recognizable and undoubtedly mine. In ’04 inspiration was found when I sketched my first “CREEP.” I hit the streets with creep stickers and posters, and since late ’07 creeps have been the main focus of my graffiti art. CREEPSHOW is a celebration of the past and present states of the CREEP – from stickers to spray paint.

“3-Dimensional” is the theme I originally chose for this new body of work. My initial inspiration was anachronistic 3-D and optical illusions. Although these elements are still represented in my new paintings, my focus shifted a little more towards the literal sense. So, in addition to paintings, I decided to create a small army of 3-Dimensional CREEPS, 100 CREEPS to be exact. Half of the gang was created using recycled spray cans (CREEP CANS) and the others are all hand fabricated wooden sculptures. The sculptures come in 6 styles and 3 different sizes. Like most of the art in this show the sculptures are all finished using spray paint and vinyl spray masks.


Creep Cans

The CREEPSHOW would not be complete without a Mural. I wanted to create a piece that represents what I would do in the street. For my graffiti pieces, I use a combination of can control and a few hand cut stencils to create patterns and sharp details. Even though graffiti isn’t really meant to be viewed up close, I have approached it like [I did] from the beginning. I am obsessed with creating clean sharp lines.” I really enjoyed the Creepshow and was glad to be able to meet Dolla in person at the opening. He is a very down to earth, cool guy. Preview the show at This Link.

Creepshow Runs Through January 8, 2011 at Bold Hype Gallery, Located at 547 W. 27th St. 5th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Gallery Hours are Tuesday – Saturday from Noon – 6 PM

“Pink Creep (Medium)”