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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!

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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 Presents Nathan Spoor's Phantom Passport


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Take a look at any of the dozen or so paintings by LA-based artist Nathan Spoor on view now at NYC’s Bold Hype Gallery, and it’s obvious that you never, ever have to grow up if you don’t want to. Phantom Passport is the artist’s latest collection, featuring new paintings created by Spoor over the last two years. When you examine the image density in these paintings, which depict characters from storybooks or the artist’s own fecund imagination, toys, games and strange, dreamlike interactions and landscapes, you can see how it would take months for Spoor to fine tune each canvas. His pictures are amazingly complex and I enjoyed trying to pick out familiar images in each one; from the “Cootie” plastic bug assembly toy I enjoyed playing with as a small child, to characters from Alice In Wonderland and various Fairy Tales. I continually discovered new elements for the first time, even after multiple viewings.

Nathan was at Thursday night’s opening party and he was super nice (and, oh, so handsome). I asked him if, like Kenny Scharf, he outlines each image before beginning to compile the layers of visual montage that will fill his canvas, and he said that yes, he always has a carefully planned outline before he even gets started. You can also tell that his paintings are extremely personal to him. Spoor also writes for acclaimed art publications like Hi Fructose and Juxtapoz magazines, so you know his writing, like his painting, marries passion with an understanding of the arts in context. I’m looking forward to keeping an eye on his future endeavors. With Nathan Spoor’s Phantom Passport, Bold Hype Gallery has hit another one out of the park.

Phanton Passport is on Exhibit until June 4, 2011 at Bold Hype Gallery, Located at 547 W 27th Street (Between 10th and 11th Aves) 5th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Gallery Hours are 12 – 5 PM, Tuesday – Saturday