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What: gallery 1 - "Good Samaritan's" group art exhibition - gallery 2 - Matthew Bone's "Like giving a kid a loaded gun "
Opening Reception, December 13 - 8:00 � 11:30 p.m.
Dates: Exhibit � Saturday, December 13, 2008 � January 2, 2009
Contact: Gary Pressman, Gallery Director Copro/Nason Gallery
CoproNason gallery presents a group art exhibition �Good Samaritan's�.
A portion of the proceeds from this show will be donated to �The Dog and Pony Show� The music and art community is filled with talented people who share the plight of having no access to adequate healthcare. There is a national problem with our healthcare system and we all need to help each other in these dark times. All of the money donated will go directly to pay the bills of those who need assistance. The more money we raise the more people we can help.
ARTIST LIST: Alex Garcia, Bad Otis Link, Bethany Marchman, Brandi Milne, Brian Viveros
Brooke Kent, Charles Manson, Chet Zar, Chris Peters, Christopher Pugliese, Dan May, Dan Quintana, Delphia, Eric Fortune, Femke Hiemstra Jasmine Worth, Jeff Gillette, Jimmy Pickering, Keith Weesner, Kevin Scalzo Kukula, Lauren Gardiner, Lola, Luke Chueh, Makiko Sugawa, Mari Inukai, Mark Covell, Martin Wittfooth, Michael Page, Naoto Hattori, Nathan Spoor, Nouar, Peter Forystek, Tin, Valarie Bermudez, Ver Mar, Vince Cacciotti, XNO & more
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Right now I'm at work, checking up on all the really nice comments all my new friends and fans are leaving me on here, thanks to AnD putting me in the "spotlight" today. They are so nice, aren't they? I really can't believe how sick I am today with a head cold....sooooooo sick....just miserably ill. Feeling like I wish i could turn my desk into a feather bed and crawl in it and die. I'm going to have to tough out the next 8 hours like a weathered sailor on the icy seas with nowhere to run to. But, at least I have the entertainment of meeting all you new folks today...so keep it coming, please! You've been making me feel better already, or at least you're keeping my mind off how stuffy and ouchy my head is.
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the boring basicsI'm a Los Angeles based artist, graphic designer and illustrator I work fulltime as a multimedia design teacher for highschoolI graduated from Art Center with a BFA in Illustration in Dec. 04I work music gigs for Goldenvoice, AEG and SuperflyMy secret lovesliving life by walking on the edge of a bladehighheels and bootsBlack, turquoise, silver, red-violet, sage greenleather, feathers, vinylcorsets, lacing, garter belts, long gloves, thigh high stockings, fishnetsspiders, praying mantis, butterflies, mothsfast cars, motocycles, and bad boysvintage design, rebel rocker attitude, gothic romanceCan't live withouta hot boy to keep me warmmy pets: kitty and pitty punk rock, metal, goth, stoner rock, hardcore, doomtattooshigh thread-count sheetsvodka, sake, and winegreen tea, fresh pineapple, dark chocolate covered almondsmy box of paintstrips to the ocean, hikes, traveling to faraway placesdriving fast#Thanks for stopping by! If you are interested in any of my art, design, or painting commissions, please feel free to ask. I'd be happy to work something out with you.
Published on October 29, 2008 at 9:39am
Trick-or-Treat, Bitter and Sweet
Kids don’t trick-or-treat much anymore, and Halloween has become more of an excuse for adults to dress up in slutty costumes and get bombed—which is exactly as it should be, really. All this stuff with little vampires and Ninja Turtles going door-to-door begging for fun-size Snickers was just an American perversion of what Halloween was meant to be. Halloween has its roots in the pagan festival of Samhain, an annual rite to mark the end of the harvest and the onset of the cold, hungry season. People believed that the barrier between the living and the dead broke down on Oct. 31, so they would put on masks, set fire to stuff, slaughter animals and dance all night to placate the restless spirits. So come Friday night, when you’re dressed in a French-maid outfit and puking in the gutter, know that you’re part of an ancient, noble tradition.This year, two Costa Mesa galleries are presenting Halloween-themed group shows at which artists offer up some tricks and treats for grownups. “Blood Work,” the exhibit at the Lab’s ARTery Gallery, is the more impressive of the two, with nearly 20 artists crowding the walls with their disturbed imaginings. But the Box Gallery’s “Penumbra,” while only featuring three artists, boasts its own share of icky, sticky delights.“Blood Work” offers a dizzying profusion of styles, from the cartoony, lunchbox-ready cuteness of Ali Sabet to the dark, detailed, wonderfully twisted work of Kristen Ferrell. If there’s a surprise here, it’s that a lot of the pieces in this show are so . . . well, girly, for lack of a better word. It’s not like boys have a monopoly on monsters or anything, but you don’t go into a Halloween show expecting quite this much estrogen. Artists such as Aileen Holmes and Natasha Buruato have a determinedly femme and childlike sensibility, while Kendra Binney’s characters are such vulnerable little nothings they look like Caspar the Friendly Ghost could beat them up with one wispy arm tied behind his back. This is not to suggest, however, that the show has no bite; Brooke Kent and Ferrell are both ladies you wouldn’t want to tangle with in a dark alley, and Jeff McMillan butches things up with the welcome return of the white-furred, horned gorillas that are ubiquitous in his work. (I’m guessing that when McMillan was a kid, he was traumatized by the deadly mugato from the original Star Trek.)There are a few would-be Frankensteins here who never quite manage to bring their monsters to life. Sam Oak, for instance, introduces himself as an artist, author, composer, producer and musician, but based on the evidence in this show, I’m afraid I have to go for the obvious (if mean) play on words and suggest that he probably shouldn’t quit four of his five day jobs. But even if some of the individual contributors to “Blood Work” don’t look so hot, you’re overwhelmed by the show as a whole and the sheer number of colorful, ghoulish sights. The exhibition only runs until Nov. 9, so be sure to make it over there before midnight this Saturday (Dia de los Muertos!), or you’ll make the spirits angry.* * *After you’re done with “Blood Work,” flutter into the night sky on your little bat wings and make your way a few blocks over to the “Penumbra” show at the Box Gallery. Matthew Price is back with his waifish, big-headed girls. (Seriously, this guy turns up in local shows more often than some of us remember to floss our teeth.) This time, he’s brought along the Night Gallery’s own Goth ceramicist Robert Brown, as well as Mickey Edtinger (a.k.a. Mikey ME), a transplanted Austrian who paints his flowery yet disturbing visions in shades of brain green, mucus yellow, dried-blood brown and crow’s-feather black. Brown’s such a pro he’s proven that he can even make a teapot look sinister, while Price and Edtinger have something of the gawky charm of teenagers filling their looseleaf notebooks with page after page of horrible little things.The show runs through Dec. 13, so you’ll have time to swing by and get a jolt of evil energy when you need a break from all the gooey, false cheer of Christmastime. Christmas is when we try to act like the decent souls we wish we could be; Halloween’s the time when we get to act like the monsters we know we really are.“Blood Work” at the ARTery Gallery at the Lab, 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, (714) 966-6660; www.sobeca.net. Call for hours. Through Nov. 9; “Penumbra” at the Box Gallery, 765 Saint Clair St., Ste. B, Costa Mesa, (714) 724-4633; www.boxboxbox.com. Call for hours. Through Dec. 13.
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