Myself,the Toe,and our favorite giant Doug Horne
have been asked by the esteemed Tony Peake to create an exhibition for
the Infamous Kustom Lane Gallery in Hawthorne,Victoria
So, we decided to do a Terra Austral version of our
Clash of the Titans
War of the Gargantuans
Blood Orgy of the Behemoths exhibitions
consisting of 10-12 subjects we vote on
and then each paint our take on that theme
in any style/medium/shape we choose appropriate....
and now we are planning
a LOWDOWN LOWBROW THROWDOWN DOWN UNDA!
shorter title "Kustom Tiki! Kill! Kill!"
both titles thought up by our clever mr. Horne...
this will be happeningon Friday May 27th
with a Meet the Artist's Day/possible slide presentation
about the current show
and how we started these crazy themed exhibition/wrasslin matches...
on Saturday May 28th
Here's our first Promo Flier
capitalizing on Australian Apocalyptic Movies,as well as cultural icons Crocodile Dundee
and Doug some kind of Indiana Jones badass...Fair Dinkum!
More fliers to come as we get the pieces finished and have time to play...
This show will have 12 subjects
of which we will each create a piece for the show
totalling 36 pieces!
the themes will be as follows...1.HAWAIIAN
3.PAPUA NEW GUINEA
9.AUSTRALIAN PLACES OR PEOPLE
11.DEADLY ANIMALS OF TERRA AUSTRAL
Here's some studies for my AUSTRALIAN CRYPTOZOOLOGY category.
i will be tackling the YOWIE!
and here is the study for what will eventually become a woodburn...
"the Chance Meeting" ink and marker on Aquarelle Watercolor paper
and i have been neglectful with this blog
and didn't even fill you in on November's "Mondo Tiki" exhibition at la Luz de jesus gallery.
Holden was kind enough to let us share some wallspace at this historic Tikifarm exhibit!
1)Tiki Farm's 15th Year Anniversary with Shelves and Shelves
of Mugs,Bowls,and other Ceramic Treasures from their vaults
2) Michelle Bickford and our dear Flounder (aka: Scott Scheidly)
will have a room full of their artistic offerings to amaze the peoples
3) Doug Horne,BigToe,and myself will also have work upon the walls
to add to the general atmosphere
4) Another Special treat is that all of us artists will have
Special Tiki Farm 15 Year Anniversary Mugs for you to acquire and covet
5) The Bookstore at La Luz will also be carrying 50 copies of my Coloring book
during the exhibition...
I'll have plenty of pens on hand if you'd like your copy signed...
6) Get a chance to chat it up with Holden,Scott,Michelle,Toe,Doug,and myself
in the FLESH! That's like meetin LINCOLN or something!
OPENING RECEPTION:NOVEMBER 6th, 8-11pm
(Show duration November 6-29,2015)
4633 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles,CA 90027
Here's a link to the la Luz gallery page...
and here's a link to all the pieces i had up that month!
Here's a lil video i made of one of the pieces
a BIG 12 x 36' woodburn!
entitled "the Bridge"
Here's a couple more shots from that evening....
Warming up before showtime at the Legendary Tiki Ti!
LOOK how HUGE Doug is! He could Crush us ALL! That's Proud poppa Holden in the foreground! What an incredible 15 years Tikifarm has had!
Here i am with Derek "Monkeyman" Weaver,the cat who carved the Awesomest frame in the world for the Too much Information piece!
if you'd like to see details of this incredible frame and pieces Go HERE!
the Place was packed ALL NIGHT!
our special anniversary mugs SOLD OUT! How wonderful is THAT?
We also did a Docent Tour with Holden,Toe,and myself. It lasted almost 2 hours and everybody walked away CRAMMED full of information and Inspiration!
All in All,a great show and tribute to our little scene...
plus,Doug,Tommy,and i sold a BUNCH of pieces!
Doesn't get much better than that!
That's about it for now!
I'll leave you with this techno mandala video i created....