Things are shaping up pretty nicely this summer at G16, and we've got some updates to share: CURRENT EXHIBIT...
First off, we've extended our show with Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam, GRABNER KILLAM 2014! It's a fantastic show, so we are very happy to have it up for the entire month of August.
ArtSpace recently put Michelle Grabner’s silverpoint works at the top of their list 6 Artworks to Invest in this June. Also on the list were Jasper Johns and Boris Mikhailov! Not bad company..
In October we will be opening our first ever show with Reed Anderson, an artist based out of Brooklyn, NY.
From the artist's website:
My practice draws from a background of printmaking, popular culture and painting. The heart of my current body of work uses large pieces of intricately cut paper as a stencil, which is folded and painted upon itself multiple times to create an image. Paper that has been cut out of these drawings are further embellished and collaged into the larger drawing, while smaller artworks arise from detritus. This growing organic mass, with interconnections and offsprings, is both a map of how I work and the product of the work itself.
We are very excited for the new work coming in from both artists - it's shaping up to be a spectacular fall program!
If you couldn't make it to his show at G16 this past April, Rex Ray's work will be on view in Beauty Reigns at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio along with twelve other talented artists. On view through August 17.
Amy Francescini recently discussed Futurefarmers' project over the past year, The Flatbread Society, with blog cum art commission programme Situation. The project, which originated as a permanent project in Oslo and has developed installments in other locations within Europe - first in Vivre, a group site-specific exhibition located at a chateau in Chamarandes, FR and now in Bristol, UK. Check out the interview.
Tucker Nichols, a regular contributor to the New York Times op-ed arts and newly appointed creative director and designer for Plumb Goods, showed recently with ACME in Los Angeles. The exhibit, OK Great THANKS this is SO RIDICULOUS, was on view from June 7 - July 12.
Alice Shaw finished a new body of work this past year, titled Exalted Landscapes. The work, in which Shaw paints over black and white photographs of the norther California landscape with gold leaf, was recently on view at the SFO Museum from March through June. From the press release, SFO states "Shaw’s recent work centers around humanity’s conscious effort to be less prone to conquer the environment and more determined to actively preserve the planet’s natural beauty. Inspired by how gold and other precious metals were used in Byzantine art to beautify and revere paintings and icons, Shaw enshrines parts of her black-and-white images with twenty-two karat gold leaf to instill a renewed reverence for nature." We've seen the works in person and they are every bit as brilliant as you can imagine. See for yourself.
Amy Ellingson, with whom we produced a remarkable edition, has a show on view at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, titled Iterations and Assertions. The exhibit will be on view through September 15, so be sure to go see it while you can!
IN OTHER NEWS...
Did you know Griff Williams and Evel Knievel were cousins? Well, they were, and Evel left a number of his belongings to Griff. The Thing Quarterly, upon discovering this bit of information, asked Griff if they could put together an exhibition of these ephemera of the famous daredevil - and so The Summer of Evel (Knievel) was hatched. On July 24th, the Thing Quarterly will be hosting an opening for the exhibit which will include a screening of extremely rare home footage of some of Evel's stunts, filmed by Griff's parents, accompanied by a live score by the revered Kelley Stoltz and Justin Frahm. For the full scoop, visit The Thing Quarterly's page here.
The following evening, we are hosting an art auction hipraiser (hip replacement fundraiser) for our good friend Virgil Shaw next Friday, July 25th. Please come out for some good music, cool art, drinks and general hip-ness! Music by Virgil Shaw, Sonny Smith of Sonny and the Sunsets, and Marc Capelle & the Casuals.The art auction will include work by Alicia Mccarthy, Richard Shaw, Todd Francis, Torin Brandborg, Chris Johanson, Whitney Shaw, Alice Shaw and more.. Visit the Indiegogo page here! They've already hit $7K: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/virgil-shaw-hip-replacement