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Art Radar: 10.08.09


Art Radar 10.08.09

Insert Exclamatory!: A seemingly random collection of work thematically connected

Insert Exclamatory!: A seemingly random collection of work thematically connected
Michelle Constantine @ Space07
Opening Reception: October 10, 2009 5-10pm
Exhibition Dates: October 10 – December 6, 2009

Curator, Lainya Magaña, and Space07 are pleased to present Insert Exclamatory! A seemingly random collection of work thematically connected, a solo show featuring the work of Los Angeles-based artist, Michelle Constantine. The work for Insert Exclamatory!Insert Exclamatory! Constantine employs the folk craft of quilting to tell certain stories. Other pieces included utilize the techniques of printmaking, collage and photocopying centers around the thematic connection of unexpected situations that have gone wrong in ways both specific to the artist and non-specific in terms of cultural and historical contexts. Constantine’s work thrives in these “wrong” situations; they are her best inspiration. By exploring these unexpected events through the unexpected use of bright, happy colors, Constantine finds peace in what has gone wrong and, ultimately, acceptance.

MICHELLE CONSTANTINE is a graduate of Pasadena’s Art Center College of Design. Constantine works primarily in fabric, a medium the artist has been comfortable with since childhood, and enjoys printmaking. Her work deals with things that have gone wrong juxtaposed with vibrant, happy colors (and sometimes glitter.) Constantine’s work has been exhibited internationally, with a recent show at London’s Riflemaker Gallery. She has also shown throughout California and her work resides in several private collections. The artist currently lives and works in Pasadena, CA.

Space07, 1421 R St., Sacramento, CA 95811, 916-444-7474

Art Radar 10.08.09

The Festival of Rock Posters

The Festival of Rock Posters will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2009, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the Hall of Flowers at Golden Gate Park, 9th Ave. at Lincoln Way, San Francisco. The show will feature renowned artists and dealers from around the world. This is the one show that shouldn’t be missed by poster collectors and fans of rock art. Artists will be on site to sell and autograph posters. Artists from the 60’s who will be present include Wes Wilson, Victor Moscoso, Stanley Mouse, David Singer, Lee Conklin and others. Contemporary rock poster artists who will be at the show include Emek, Justin Hampton, Jermaine Rogers (PNE), Malleus, The Firehouse, and Gary Houston. Plus many other artists! Admission is $10.00.

The Festival of Rock Posters is an annual event sponsored by the Rock Poster Society (TRPS), which is a local nonprofit organization. TRPS is the world’s largest organized group of rock poster collectors, artists and dealers.

San Francisco County Fair Building (Hall of Flowers)
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94122

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Art Radar 10.08.09

Art Radar 10.08.09

San Francisco favorite, Needles & Pens, just opened a new mini show featuring works by Tim Kerr, Russ Pope, Mathew Rodriguez, and Michael Sieben. Titled If, Then Maybe, the show will grace the gallery/shop Needles and Pens through the month of October.

Further information at: Needles & Pens

Art Radar 10.08.09

Southern Exposure’s Alternative Exposure grant program seeks applicants

Southern Exposure’s Alternative Exposure grant program seeks to fuel the energy of the local visual arts community by supporting the vibrant artistic activity that occurs on the ground level. Alternative Exposure grants provide direct support, up to $3,500, to individuals and groups working in the visual arts to create frameworks of support for other artists working and presenting work in our communities.

Application deadline: 6:00pm on November 6, 2009.

To apply: View the AltEx Round III Guidelines and Application

Art Radar 10.08.09

Marc Bell interview over at Fecal Face

Hailing from Montreal, Canada, Marc Bell’s work is constantly negotiating between disparate influences including comics, folk art, popular culture and Fine Art. Embedded in his drawings is complex and layered wordplay that allude to these influences while remaining deeply funny. Bell’s works vary from pen and ink drawings colored with subtle watercolors, to comics, to elaborate mixed media cardboard constructions, and, put all together for the first time in HOT POTATOE, provide a comprehensive portrait of a multi-talented and influential contemporary artist. Marc Bell’s book HOT POTATOE shall be released this October through Drawn and Quarterly.

Marc Bell is the author of several books including SHRIMPY AND PAUL (Highwater) and THE STACKS (Drawn & Quarterly), as well as the editor of NOG A DOD (Conundrum Press, PictureBox). Marc is represented by Adam Baumgold Gallery in Manhattan.

Check out the full interview: Fecal Face: Marc Bell

Art Radar 10.08.09

Hello Kitty’s 35th Anniversary

It’s Hello Kitty’s 35th Anniversary and Sanrio is celebrating in a big way. In addition to launching a variety of special, limited edition products, Sanrio will introduce Three Apples, a multi-dimensional exhibition and celebration of all things Hello Kitty running from October 23 to November 15 at Royal/T in Culver City, CA.

More info from M.I.S.S. soon! Stay tuned!

Art Radar 10.08.09

Art Radar 10.08.09

Opening Oct. 10, Scion’s Installation L.A. Gallery presents “Infinity,” a group exhibition curated by respected contemporary artist Andrew Schoultz, which explores both the vastness of the infinite and the limitations of the finite.

Scion’s 4,500 square foot Installation Gallery in Culver City will host a laboratory of works that experiment with time, space, technology, mortality and other highly studied and interpreted continuums. Fifteen artists, including acclaimed and emerging printmakers, installation artists, illustrators, muralists, collagists and painters, exhibit their takes on the limitless and perpetual using confined and restricted mediums.

Noah Davis, Xylor Jane, Butt Johnson, Chris Natrop, Aaron Noble, Ryan Travis Christian, Richard Colman, N. Dash, Chris Duncan, Andres Guerrero, Joseph Hart, Andy Diaz Hope, Hilary Pecis, Andrew Schoultz, Ryan Wallace.

The opening reception takes place on Oct. 10, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. at the Scion Installation L.A. Space, 3521 Helms Ave. (at National), Culver City, CA 90232. The reception is free with complimentary valet parking and an open bar. Many artists will be present and available for comment. The exhibit will run until Nov.7, 2009.

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