…On their verbosely titled new record, A Storm of Light have created a massive and monolithic hour that can truly be called their own. There’s a primal, organic sense of emotion here, and truly huge-sounding production, which allows the group’s simple melodies and progressions to build into epic and hypnotic soundscapes. Well-placed cameos by Kim Thayil of Soundgarden and former Swans siren Jarboe round out the package to create a surprisingly satisfying listen.
I am pleased to announce A Storm of Light will be part of Festival Centro in Bogota, Colombia, at the Fundacion Gilberto Alzate Theater. The 5 day festival will be happening January 19th – January 23rd, and we will be playing on the 22nd. I’ll post more info as we find out what other bands are playing. We do know of at least one other great band from NYC who will be attending.
June 25th 2010
Voices in the Bardo: Curated by Buddy Nestor
Philadelphia, PA: Shadow’s Space Gallery: May 7 – June 25 2010
Shadow’s Space is pleased to announce an exhibition featuring works that explore the depths of the Bardo, the transmigration between worlds where death in imminent and darkness begins to close in. “Voices In The Bardo” takes us on a journey through this plain of existence between life and death featuring portrayals of superheroes & villains, angels & demons, the ugly, the taboo, and varying states of human frailty and folly. Exploring various interpretations of the Bardo are artworks created by a wide range of prominent artists who explore all facets of the neo-grotesque aesthetic, and ideals incorporated within it.
Seasoned artists such as Paul Romano, Josh Graham, Stephen Kasner and Frank Hyder will punctuate the exhibition with their highly signified visual styles. Romano’s striking colorful monstrosities, Graham’s otherworldly photographic manipulations, and Kasner’s dark and haunting imagery has captured the attention of not only the artistic community, but that of multiple recording artists and music fans alike. While Hyder’s unique large-scale creations have graced museum collections worldwide. Edith Lebeau and Dan Harding’s meticulous oil paintings present polar sides of the Bardo, ethereal sweeping beauty and demonic presences. While Peggy Wauters’ bizarre, intricate sculptures and dioramas range from the whimsical to the truly horrific.
Frank Hyder, Paul Romano, Katie Perdue, Nicole Boitos, Peggy Wauters, Edith Lebeau, Erin Endicott,JoKa, Josh Graham, Stephen Kasner, Dan Harding, Scott Cranmer, Alfons Van Audenhove, Buddy Nestor
January 23, 2010
Scion Installation Six:
Los Angeles, CA: Scion Installation LA: January 23 – February 13 2010
Austin, TX: Okay Mountain: February 20 – March 06 2010
Wichita, KA: Tangent Lab: March 26 – April 10 2010
Minneapolis, MN: Pink Hobo Gallery: May 7 – May 21 2010
Brooklyn, NY: Eastern District: June 4 – June 27 2010
The sixth Scion Installation tour focuses on the medium of video, which emerged in the 1960s and has since expanded galleries into more experimental, kinetic and interactive spaces. Installation 6: Video challenged 10 artists to create non-narrative video installations that will transform five unique exhibitions. Artists include Dust la Rock (Brooklyn, NY), Eric Nakamura (Los Angeles, CA), Saelee Oh (Los Angeles, CA), French (London, England), Josh Graham (New York, NY), Monihan Monihan (New York, NY), Mark Mothersbaugh (Los Angeles, CA), PMKFA (Tokyo, Japan), Sage Vaughn (Los Angeles, CA) and Ill-Studio (Paris, France).
Launched in 2003, Scion Installation is a revolutionary art tour affirming the brand’s ongoing commitment to support independent artistic expression and featuring work from an unprecedented collective of contemporary artists, designers, photographers and filmmakers.
I am pleased to announce that I have two pieces up in the Robert Berman owned E6 Gallery in San Francisco. The River of Time: 62 3/4″ x 17 3/4″ Giclee Print, and Ghosts: 70″ x 18″ Giclee Print.
The pieces are above, and were printed by Circle 9 Publishing, the link can be found on my links page. The prints are mounted on aluminum and coated with a cleanable, matte varnish. The large prints are currently selling for $2500. Smaller editions are on the way as well, price TBD. Prints will also be at the Robert Berman Gallery in Santa Monica at Bergomot Station very soon.
September 4th 2008
Catalyst Group Show 2008
Gallery Fifty 24 SF
Illustration by Aaron Horkey
This show ran from September 4th 2008 – November 25th 2008, at Gallery Fifty 24. Included were works from myself, Aaron Turner, Seldon Hunt, Aaron Horkey, Justin Bartlett, Stephen Kasner, Dwid Hellion, and Florian Bertmer. Thanks to all of the other artists and curator Brett Aronson.
photos courtesy of Daniel Locascio.
photos courtesy of Justin Bartlett.