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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

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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)”

Must See Art: Jason Limon’s Blood/Nectar Exhibit at NYC’s Bold Hype Gallery


Flourishing By Jason Limon (Media: Acrylic on Panels)

On one of the rainiest Thursday nights in recent history, Geoffrey and I got soaked to the bone splashing through ankle-deep puddles and dodging the deluge while gallery hopping from Chelsea to Soho. Urban Art Safari! One of my favorite exhibits that we were fortunate to make it to that night is Jason Limon’s Blood/Nectar, currently on view over at the Bold Hype Gallery, which is a must see for fans of surrealist painting. Jason paints in acrylics on canvas and wood panels as well, with his subjects incorporating fusions of organic matter, such as birds that have evolved to be part plant or part machine.

Interfuse

His paintings are really cool and remind me a lot of one of my other favorite contemporary surrealist painters, Greg “Craola” Simkins. Jason Limon is getting added to my list of cool artists to pay attention to. Check his stuff out while you can!

Jason Limon Poses Next to His Work

Blood/Nectar runs to November 12, 2010 at the Bold Hype Gallery, located at 547 West 27th Street (West of 10th Avenue) Suite 510, New York, NY.