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Classic portraits of innocence and pop-culture by Bethany Marchman
Bethany Marchman is an artist from Atlanta, Georgia, who creates classic looking oil paintings portraying subjects from popular and kitsch culture. The paintings, often surrounded by beautiful vintage frames, have a classic feel due to the dramatic use of light and shadow. I love how Bethany portrays animals in her work, and how she uses a dark color palette to give her pieces an eerie, mysterious vibe....
See the article here!: http://www.bleaq.com/2014/bethany-marchman
San Francisco's Gauntlet Gallery presents: CONTEMPORARY/CONTEMPORARY, an art show in which participating artist reference famous contemporary artists. I chose, Wim Delvoye, the (in)famous conceptual artist, known for tattooing pigs, among other things... My painting (above) is a teen-angsty Piglet sporting a tattoo of Mr. Delvoye. It's entitled: Piglet: All Growns Up... yup.
Tattoo Fest Magazine
Thrilled to have a feature article in Poland's TATTOOFEST Magazine!!! December 2013
LIL BUB ART SHOW!
Original paintings and sculpture by over 60 artists from around the world, in honor of the internet's favorite cat, Lil Bub! On view at Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco, September 2013
So, I am on a sabbatical of sorts from showing my work in order to concentrate on a new series and on my side project, Lil Spitfire. Check it out!: www.lilspitfirepetportraits.com
I will have works available at (Berlin's) Strychnin Gallery's 10 Year Anniversary Show in August.
And, I will be participating in one more group show this year coming up in San Francisco in the early fall (more info to come.)
Excited to share these new works with you in the future!
Mini Solo Show!
Elements Art Gallery in Perth, Australia, Presents: Skulls & Hearts: A small solo exhibit of my paintings. Opening night, Friday April 5. 2013. Works also available through their web-site for those interested, but outside of Perth! Just click link below:
Elements Art Gallery
Poe - Berlin - March 15th
"THOSE WHO DREAM BY DAY, a visual journey inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, opening doors on the 15th of March at Strychnin Gallery, celebrates the imagination and oeuvres of the great Edgar Allan Poe.
The artists involved will be; David Hochbaum, Kathryn Carr, Daniel Van Nes, Luisa Catucci, Bethany Marchman, Eliza Bolli, Joey Remmers, Yann Gobart, Akiza, Virginia Mori, Loredana Catania, Saturno Butto, Hara Katsiki, Danny van Ryswyk, Ufocinque, Lola, Leila Ataya, Robert Tirado, Nom Kinnear King, Nick Sheehy, Mandy Tsung, Saiko Kato and many more.
*from Strychnin's Website
Gauntlet Gallery in San Francisco presents: "The Mash Up Show: A Pop Culture take on History's Famous Artworks" in this group exhibit, January 26th opening reception
New Print Avaiable!! Just $20!
"At Home Recital" is now available as an inexpensive quality print option.
This Indigo print is an easy to frame size of 8.25" x 11".
Contact me for order inquiries!
Had a great time in New York for the opening of "Bless Your Heart" at Bold Hype Gallery! Check out all the new pieces on their web-site here!
Bold Hype Gallery
"PAST FORWARD" Aug 31 - Sept 30, 2012
Contemporary Artists Paying Homage to the Classics of Italian Art
Civic Museum, Bassano del Grappa, Italy
This show will be available online at keep-a-breast.org/tokyoloveshow beginning on May 17th and will remain up for sale in person after the private showing from May 25th till May 31st at the Omotesando Grand Stairwell in Tokyo, Japan. All casts sold will benefit Keep A Breast Japan’s prevention, education, and support programs.
blog blog blog blog
Started a blog for a chance to go a little deeper into projects in process, sneak peeks at new works, etc....
Where to order.... Click this link to The New English Company site if you are interested in ordering the tea set or china plates featuring my designs. Check out all the other artists and amazing designs too! Such a cool company!
The New English
Where to order.... the ‘Selva Obscura’ catalog from the exhibition at Officine dell’Immagine gallery in Milan.
Curated by Giovanni Cervi and in association with Strychnin gallery, the 'Selva Obscura' exhibition showcases works from artists you know and love from all over the world and their works are featured in this beautiful catalog.
See my 'Family Reunion' painting included!
The catalog is published and available for only 20euro through Vanillaedizioni.The show runs until the 25th are March, 2012.
Interview with X-PRESS Magazine
I got to talk with Emma from Perth's X-PRESS Magazine about the new 'Panem et Circenses' show at Elements Art Gallery. Read it here:
Herzensbrecher: Special Group Exhibit
Strychnin Gallery and The New English, in cooperation with Gallery Geuer&Breckner, UF6
Projects and Italian curator Giovanni Cervi, proudly present Herzensbrecher, a charity
group show in favor of Ein Herz für Kinder.
For this exhibition over 50 internationally renowned artists have put their visions, styles
and ideas onto hearts manufactured by the British porcelain innovators of The New
These one of a kind artworks will be displayed in a traveling exhibition, which will kick off
at Strychnin Gallery Berlin on March 16th.
I will have my heart in this show and am very excited to see everyone's creations! :)
Selva Obscura, Milan, Italy, Feb 23rd
I am happy to be included in the line-up for 'Selva Obscura', in Milan Italy at "Officine dell'Immagine' Gallery.
The show has been organized in collaboration with Strychnin Gallery by Yasha Young and the Italian curator Giovanni Cervi ( BLOOOM Curator and Independent Museums Curator ) and the opening will be the 23rd of February and runs through the 25th of March.
Solo Show in Australia COMING SOON!
Been working hard on "Panen et Circenses", a solo show at Elements Gallery in Perth, Australia this coming March (2012). Imagery includes animals and children with a nod to my earlier big-eyed work and a central circus/ carnival/ vaudeville -"entertainment" theme. Keep in touch for info and images as the show approaches!
ABOUT FACE: WWA Gallery, California
WWA Gallery Presents:
About Face: A portrait show curated by Industrial Squid
Opening Reception is Friday, January 13th, 8pm - 11pm.
Show runs through February 11th.
Artists include: Van Arno, Sarah Bereza, Nicole Bruckman, Jeremy Cross, Tina Darling, Brian Despain, Michael Foulkrod, Richard J. Frost, Tom Haubrick, Charlie Immer, Jason John, JoKa, Ken Keirns, Joachim Knill, John Koleszar, Craig LaRotonda, Laurie Lipton, LOUD-TREE, Dave MacDowell, Bethany Marchman, Lily Mae Martin, CJ Metzger, Miss Mindy, Buddy Nestor, Jeff T Owens, Christa Palazzolo, Ruel Pascual, Chris Peters, Richard Salcido, Ilona Sampovaara, Johnny Sampson, Amy Shawley, Nathan Stapley, Jophen Stein, Guim Tio, Tracy Tomko, Casey Weldon and more and more!
article in Los Angeles Beat
Proud to be showing new works at this year's AAF in London through the Fine Grime Gallery (Bath)!
Rock n' Roll Dolls
From September 16th to October 15, 2011 MondoPOP International Gallery in Rome will host a collective show: “Rock'n'Dolls”.
Artists include: Glenn Barr, David Cook, DolceQ, Camilla D'Errico, Lori Early, Maria Rozalia Finna, Dean Fleming, Jamie Hewlett, Bethany Marchman, Morg, Ombrascura, Paolo Pedroni, Lisa Petrucci, Raudiel, Italia Ruotolo, Paola Sala, Isabel Samaras, Mijn Schatje, Tokidoki, David Diavù Vecchiato + many more
Etiquette Art Show
C.O.P. Magazine and Strychnin Gallery join forces for this unique group show featuring a selection of international female artists interpreting exerts form Victorian Era etiquette guides!
Show opens at Strychnin Gallery, Berlin, Friday August 12th
learn more about this show and C.O.P. Mag
"The Enchanted Forest" May 13th
Every single minute forest regions with the size of 36 football fields disappear from our planet. Such a massive removal of trees without sufficient reforestation results in biodiversity loss, habitat damage and aridity. Deforested regions typically incur significant adverse soil erosion and frequently degrade into wasteland. Nowadays, deforestation accounts for about 20 percent of the global greenhouse gas emission which drastically affects global warming and climate change.
In concordance with the United Nation's International Year of Forests, Strychnin Gallery presents 'The Enchanted Forest' an international charity group show curated by Yasha Young and Giovanni Cervi that is dedicated to the forests and their inhabitants all over the world. The show should remind people of the drastic damage that is constantly done to our forests as well as their beauty, uniqueness and importance. Many lovingly and elaborately crafted sculptures as well as paintings and photographs by over 30 international artists will display both the desolation of deforestation and the forest‘s magic and liveliness that we have to save.
The long list of participating artists includes: David Hochbaum, Luke Chueh, Mia Araujo, Caitlin Hackett, Travis Lampe, Tom Bagshaw, Bethany Marchman, Mimi S., Seymour, Lindsey Carr, Skeleton Heart, Daniel van Nes, Christina Graf, Miraschi, Raf Veulemans, Lisa Black, Lisa Mei Ling Fong, Annie Bertram, Francois Escalmel, Wee Flowers, Squp, Tamara Ferioli, Fernanda Veron, Lost Fish, Angela Singer, Elmer Presslee, Lucy McLauchlan, Auriea Harvey & Michael Samyn (Tale of Tales), Sage Vaughn, Suzanne Moxhay, Yumiko Kayumawa and many more.
10 percent of the price of every sold artwork will be donated to a project of the WWF!
Check out the latest updates from the
Mad Potter's Tea Party, Strychnin Gallery, Berlin
March 12, Group Exhibition at Mondo POP Gallery, Rome, Italy
Dal 12 marzo al 23 aprile 2011 MondoPOP presenta:
Pop Surrealism Big Bang!
Sottoculture ed elementi di stile all’origine alle nuove correnti del Pop Surrealismo, Urban art e Lowbrow.
a cura di David Vecchiato
Dal 12 marzo al 23 aprile 2011 MondoPOP International Gallery torna alle radici delle nuove e amatissime correnti artistiche del Pop Surrealismo, Urban art, Lowbrow con un’esibizione collettiva che va alle origini delle tendenze di New Art più seguite al mondo. Un excursus sugli elementi estetici delle sottoculture più popolari dagli anni ’50: Pin Up, Custom Car, Tattoo, Punk, Rock n' roll, Skateboard, Surf, tiki, Sci-fi, Mexico, Japan!
Nuove leve del movimento più POPolare degli ultimi decenni si uniscono ai capiscuola per spiegare un immaginario particolare, giocoso e cupo, onirico e concreto.
Donne e motori, tattoo & bambole, piccole sculture perfette, opere coloratissime e miniature manieristiche: in pieno stile mondopoppiano diverse interpretazioni si affacciano in galleria per rendere un’idea dell’evoluzione e della direzione intrapresa dalla giovane arte contemporanea internazionale.
My first virtual show!
The grand re-opening of Populuv Gallery in Secondlife, "Southern Gothic" solo virtual art show with music by DJ Enigma Bombay, Sat, Jan 8th, 2011, 3 -5 PST/SLT, POPULUV Gallery- Summerland, brought to you by Pop Tart Gallery
Feb 4th, 2011...
Atlanta, GA: "JUNG at heART" art show and fundraiser special event for the Creative Community Housing Project will be at King Plow. Art show collaboration between Neda Abghari, Fahamu Pecou and me! This will be a very unique event for a great cause. VIP tickets still available!
Berlin, Germany: Strychnin Gallery presents "The Mad Potter's Tea Party"! Gobs of international artists' super limited edition designs for The New English Company's fine bone chinaware will be on display in a fantastic and surreal exposition.
CMTV Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
Excerpt about the show: AWAY FROM DIOS
The Seven Deadly Sins
Opening 9th December 19:30 hrs until 29 th January 2011
"The Seven Deadly Sins, classification of Christianity and Catholicism of human vices, as mentioned in the first lessons, are part of the Western tradition for centuries. Over time, artists have addressed this issue and have made interpretations that are as cultural and moral witness of a era.
CMTV Gallery, with the aim to update this topic, has proposed to 8 renowned artists, from around the world, to develop a cardinal sin with a predetermined format (90 x 90 cm). This collective has among its objectives to reflect back on a matter that never ceases to be current, and at the same time promote artistic dialogue between continents.
Gonzalo Rueda (Pride), José Luis Serzo (Greed), Dani Torrent (Gluttony), Rubenimichi (Lust), the Americans Tim Hopper (Envy) and Bethany Marchman (Sloth), Australian Matthew Coupper (Wrath) and Sergio Mora, will do the work that will serve as summary of the show, complete the list of guest artists.
Although each has its own style and have a proposal that makes them unique, they have elements in common. Overall, interest in irony, metaphor, the desire for beauty through the combination of religion and popular culture, the new surrealism, the return to the human figure as central and their interest in speaking of our times, are some of the topics they share."
PRINT SHOW! Spain
November 25, 2010
Print'em All !
a group exhibition by printitgallery.com
Featuring artwork of Lolo, Karoly Kiralyfalvi, Aryz, Bethany Marchman, Robert Seidel, Dextro, Guillaumit, Heleno Bernardi, Evgeny Kiselev, Quayola, Marcos Cabrera, Melvin Galapon and Fernando Chamarelli.
Opening Reception - Screencast - Art Lottery - Thursday November 25, 20h-23h
Exhibition Dates - November 25 - January 25
Sounds by Jeremy Norris and Will de Luxe
Holala! Gallery at Carrer de Valldonzella whith Montalegre, Barcelona 08001
A GIANT thank you to everyone at Bold Hype Gallery and everyone who came out to the "Pet Peeves" show on Thursday! It was so great seeing my friends and meeting wonderful new people! Below is a link to Bold Hype's blog with photos from opening night. I'll post some of our NY pics on Flickr soon too!
SOLO SHOW AT BOLD HYPE NYC!!!
If you are in the NYC area this week, please come out to Bold Hype Gallery for the opening of my solo show "Pet Peeves", Thursday, November 18th. I'm excited to be going up for the reception and look forward to checking out Bold Hype's new space in Chelsea.
"Pet Peeves" is a collection of 29 brand new animal paintings done in the spirit of classical portraiture. For a sneak peek from the Hi Fructose website go to:
Thanks to Strychnin Gallery, I have a design included in the Tectonic Plate collection by The New English. The line has debuted at the Blooom Art Fair in Germany and continues to show internationally.
(Excerpt from Lifestyle Bazaar: London Design Festival: )
TECTONIC PLATES – WHERE ART & INDUSTRY COLLIDE
The relationship between art and industry is often seen as a problematic one, with both sides harbouring prejudices and misconceptions about the other. TECTONIC PLATES takes the idea of displaying plates; a familiar component of the family kitchen and china cabinet for over 200 years (but which appears to have skipped a generation) into a fresh, new and contemporary context. By bringing together over 100 artists and designers to create these exciting and stimulating plates TECTONIC PLATES not only offers an insight into how art and industry may combine to respond to the demands of the new consumer but also shows how the removal of creative boundaries can lead to the reinvention of event he most familiar of everyday objects.
Thank you so much for your support!!
Very best wishes and happy holidays!!
The New English
The New English China Company, based out of the UK, will be launching their new line of artist designed plates the evening of 10th September to coincide with Fashions Night Out in NYC.
My work will be included in this particular line and if you plan to be in NY for fashion week, please check it out!
Sweet Streets 2
SWEET STREETS is an exhibition of artworks inspired by Japanese street fashion.
Sept 11, 2010: "SWEET STREETS 2" opening party at Gallery Nucleus!!
Sept 12, 2010: SWEET STREETS presents 6%DOKIDOKI Fan Day!!
TOMORROW NIGHT AT ALCOVE GALLERY, ATLANTA
THE 7TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW
July 10th at Alcove Gallery, Atlanta
"Watercycles" group art show! See you there!
I’ll be showing with H.C Warner, Davey Wong, Valery Milovic, Michael Pukac, Greg Theakson, and more!
Been preparing for a solo exhibit at Bold Hype Gallery (now in NYC!) called “Pet Peeves” that will be featuring animal paintings, coming November 2010!
“Sweet Streets 2” at Gallery Nucleus, CA, is huge international group art show celebrating Japanese street fashion. This event will be taking place Sept. 11, 2010 and should be a blast.
I’m very excited to be working on a collaborative project with some very talented artists and awesome people, photographer, Neda Abghari, and painter, Fahamu Pecou. This project is constantly evolving and growing, and I look forward to keeping you updated on everything as it unfolds!
Please keep an eye on my web page for updated art inventory and news.
Thank you again and much love!
Saeby, Denmark: Huge international group show curated by Fantasmus and Strychnin Gallery, April 1, 2010 - May 1, 2010.
Whaleless Exhibit in Milan
The next leg of the Whaleless Exhibition will open on April 14th at the Civic Aquarium in Milan, Italy.
60 participating artists!
Open during Milan Design Week and will close on May 16th.
Interview on line with Art Nouveau Magazine by Kendrick Daye
"Seven Year Itch", Strychnin Gallery Anniversary Show
I'm very excited and honored to be showing work with Strychnin Gallery's collection of amazing international artists, for a gallery anniversary celebration and art show, February 12th, 2010, Berlin, Germany.
Beep Beep Gallery Dec 12th
"Cautionary Tails" solo show with new paintings.
Opening reception Saturday, December 12th, 7pm-10pm.
Show runs through month.
The Red Thread
August 7th 2009, Strychnin Gallery, Berlin, presents Jennybird Alcantara, Edith Lebeau, and Bethany Marchman!
All new works!
Whaleless travels to the Civic Museum, Italy
"Whaleless", In cooperation with Giovanni Cervi, Strychnin Gallery, and the Civic Museum, Musei Civici, Reggio Emilia, Italy, July 9th, 2009
May 21-26 2009, 6th International Art Fair of Bolzan, very excited to have work represented by Strychnin Gallery
Museum of Modern Art, Naples, Italy
The Urban Art Superstars go to the Museum:
Curated by David Vecchiato
From April the 24th until May the 25th at MADRE- Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina, Naples.
Vernissage on Saturday , April the 25th at 9 p.m. at the Museum.
Finally there’ s a new air in museums !
The most exhaustive exhibition on Urban Art presented in an Italian museum brings to MADRE some of the most important names of the young contemporary Art scene, born from the latest urban and youthful cultures.
After years of discussions on the limit between art and comics, the most “comics - corrupted” artists will invade Napoli COMICON festival.
David Vecchiato ( here in the double role of curator and artist) presents the most recent works of international stars of Urban Art, colleagues and friends as Gary Baseman, Boris Hoppek, Shag, Ian Stevenson, Gary Taxali, Mijn Schatje, Jon Burgerman, Jim Avignon, Junko Mizuno, Glenn Barr, Bigfoot, Naoshi, Ciou, Sergio Mora, Nathan Jurevicius, Joe Ledbetter and others from all over the world.
And also the new phenomenon of Art Toys, strongly supported by MondoPOP Gallery and XL Magazine, will play its game among artworks from street art, skate art, pop surrealism, lowbrow and poster art.
To complete the scene, Urban Superstar will propose the huge installations of Junko Mizuno, Mijn Shatje and Tokidoki from Fornarina private collection, presented during the Urban Beauty Show in 2008 at Louvre in Paris.
Fornarina joined naturally to the Urban Superstar project as they are one of the first international brands that is investing on new artistic currents promoting their exponents.
Jeremyville from Australia and Mijn Shatje from Paris will be our guests at the inauguration and will offer astonishing performances and meetings with the public! People will be involved to participate to the performance.
And Italy? Beyond the roman Simone Legno, founder of the Californian Tokidoki brand, other Italian artists will take part to the show, that shared the last 15 years of underground art experiences and events. AlePOP, Allegra Corbo, David Vecchiato himself, Fupete, Licia Viero, Scarful, the young Sten e Lex, Cesko, El Gato Chimney, the Serpeinseno collective, the parisien Zelda Bomba and many others.
As David Vecchiato remebers: “ During these years we refused to be tamed by the logics of old art employees asking us to stop with this imaginary similar to comics, cartoon, tatoos and graffiti. We experienced on our skin the slowness of our country, facing to loose the opportunity to tell one of the creatives souls of our generation.
As uncle Warhol teached us, we learned how to menage personally the production, distribution and sale of our own art and we reached our international colleagues. Bringing this vital art from street into a museum, I hope to encourage new young artists from any country to develop new aesthetic senses within their community, with the main purpose to focus on the passions which join us, rather than on the differences that move away".
Urban Superstar will be an event rich of performances and interactions with people: many Urban collegues and I, belive that the real artistic moment is revealed just in the performance, the specific instant where creation pass through the artist. What remains of the artwork is only a snapshot, a residual. We must never lose the sense of art called as the most noble, by Nitzsche: that is the art to celebrate and have fun.
The Superstars of Urban Art arrive in Naples, artists not always easy to tame, just as some rockstars.
They will come with a promise: “ We will not break Gioconda glass, neither cut Fontana’s canvas, nor use the bog of Duchamp. We’ll just open museum’s windows to let new air enter from the street”.
URBAN SUPERSTAR Show
Curated by David Vecchiato
From April the 24th until MAy the 25th 2009
At MADRE - Museo D‘Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina,
via Luigi Settembrini 79, Napoli.
URBAN SUPERSTAR show is an event by Comic(ON)OFF
MondoPOP International Gallery, Roma
Napoli Comicon, Napoli
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firstname.lastname@example.org / www.comicon.it
La Repubblica XL
Aiko Nagakawa aka Lady Aiko (Japan/USA)
Allegra Corbo (Italy)
Bethany Marchman (USA)
Boris Hoppek (Germany/Spain)
Cesko ( Italy)
David Vecchiato aka Diavù (Italy)
El Gato Chimney (Italy)
Gary Baseman (USA)
Gary Taxali (India/Canada)
Glenn Barr (USA)
Ian Stevenson (UK)
Inge Cornil (Belgium)
Jim Avignon (Germany)
Joe Ledbetter (USA)
Jon Burgerman (UK)
Junko Mizuno (Japan)
Licia Viero (Italia)
Mijn Schatje (Francia)
Nathan Jurevicius (Australia)
Sergio Mora (Spagna)
Sten & Lex (Italia)
Simone Legno aka Tokidoki (Italia/USA)
Zelda Bomba (Francia/Italia)
Bold Hype Gallery Group Show
April 4, 2009, Bold Hype Gallery in Orlando, Florida presents "Say When", group art exhibit including artists: Nathan Spoor, Dan May, Amy Sol, Lola, Bethany Marchman, RS Connett, Ken Garduno, Charlie Immer, Colin Johnson, Andrew James Jones, Ken Keirns, Jason Limon, Michael Page, Scott Scheidly, Martin Wittfooth. -Curated by Nathan Spoor and Eric Althin
April 3, 2009, Alcove Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, presents "Fool's Gold", 3 Person Exhibit: Charlie Owens, Bethany Marchman, Davey Wong
Whaleless Exhibit Goes to Germany
March 27, 2009, Strychnin Gallery, Berlin, Germany, presents the traveling Whaleless Exhibit of international artists dedicated to saving the whales.
Defintion Gallery, Baltimore Presents: “Melancholy”- Recent Artworks by artists Bethany Marchman, Nicholas Harper and Brandon Maldonado
EXHIBITION DATES: MARCH 6 – MARCH 28, 2009
The Goddess Garden
Mondo POP Gallery Rome, Italy, presents 7 Woman Exhibition inspired by the goddess theme, January 17th through March 14th, 2009
Family Guy Art Print Available!
Limited edition prints of "Brian: Portrait of A Dog" availble. Check out the link below!
Dec 13th, 2008: Copro Nason Gallery presents "Good Samaritan's" Group Art Exhibition, Santa Monica, CA
January 2009: MondoPOP Gallery, 7 Woman Exhibiton, Rome, Italy, more info to come...
August 2009: Strychnin Gallery, 3 Artist Exhibition, Berlin, Germany, more info to come...
La Luz de Jesus Art Gallery, L.A., CA
FAMILY GUY C.R.A.P. (A Collection of Rare Art Pieces)
Opening Reception 10/18/2008
Back in 2006, Fox commissioned a series of original art as a celebration of the passion of the "Family Guy" fans and the creative spirit embodied in the show. The show, which became known as "The Family Guy Artists Series", was a resounding success and has lead to the 2nd Family Guy Artists Series! The new show will debut at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles , CA , on October 18th, before setting off on a tour of galleries around the world.
Over twenty artists from the Lowbrow Pop Movement have taken the show's characters, design and sensibility as a starting point and literally let the ir imaginations run wild. The result is a wholly original and eclectic series of images in a variety of media that bear the unmistakable "Family Guy" imprint through the prism of each artist's entirely unique style and perspective.
Artists scheduled to participate include the following:
Baltimore's Definition Gallery in September
DEFINITION GALLERY PRESENTS - A DOZEN ECHOS - NEWS WORKS BY AN ALL FEMALE ARTIST LINE UP FEATURING: BETHANY MARCHMAN, SYLVIA ORTIZ, LESLIE DITTO, LEAH PARRENT, MOLLY CRABAPPLE, MARION BOLOGNES, ANNIE OWENS, DANIELLA OVTCHAROVA, KAREN HSIAO, LAUREN BERGMAN, DANNI SHINYA LUO, HILARY GORE also featuring artworks by local artist KIM SUTER.
EXHIBITION DATES: SEPTEMBER 5- SEPTEMBER 27, 2008
OPENING RECEPTION DATE: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2008 from 7PM to 11PM
Echo [ek-oh]: a sympathetic or identical response, as to sentiments expressed.
Definition Gallery presents “A Dozen Echoes,” an inspiring ensemble of a dozen female artists from across the United States. Each artist explores the unifying circumstances of being a modern woman in the 21st century while simultaneously reflecting on women’s past roles in history and culture. The gallery selected the artists for their ability to convey these personal and universal experiences with painstaking detail. The exhibition demonstrates a mastery over a variety of mediums; from traditional glazes to contemporary photography.
Whaleless Art Show in France
TRUE HATE meet WHALELESS
du 6 Septembre 2008
SAMEDI’ 6 Septembre
de 18 à 20 heures
Bethany will be included in the "Whaleless" Art Show benefiting the "Whaleless" charity to save the whales.
The theme of the show focuses on what the world would be like without whales and features a long list of international artists.
September 6, 2008
LA Rochelle, France
7/25 Alcove Gallery: "Hairball"
See article on this group art show celebrating Alcove Gallery's 5 Year Anniversary in PINE-MAGAZINE.
Red Dot, New York Art Fair:
New works available through Foundation One Gallery at the Red Dot Art Fair in New York City March 27th - March 30th 2008
BERLIN: Mona Lisa Show
MONA LISA A group show featuring 50 international lowbrow artists,
including Danielle de Picciotto and Alexander Sterzel. Also featuring:
MESSALINA BRAGATTI III. "DIVA WITHOUT FUR" A performance by Berlin
photographer and fashion designer Tina Cassati.
Opening night: January 25th, 2008 from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m.
Felicia Feaster reviews "Wonko" Art Show at Alcove Gallery in the Creative Loafing:
Wonko: Sugar high
Alcove Gallery pays tribute to Willy Wonka
By Felicia Feaster
Alcove Gallery may have found its groove.
After four years in the relatively funkless hamlet of Buckhead, Chris Warner's temple of underground art has settled into a new, 3,200-square-foot space in Avondale.
Exhibitions at Warner's 1,200-square-foot Bennett Street space tended to be crowded affairs, with art packed in like commuters on the Tokyo subway. But Warner's artists now have room to flex and preen, and the benefits of a little space are immediately apparent in Alcove's current group show Wonko, a tribute to that creepiest of kiddie yarns, 1971's Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. As close to a snuff film as children of the '70s were apt to get, the movie lodged in many nascent imaginations for its mixture of psychedelia, doom and a grown-up – Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder) – with an adversarial, even sadistic relationship to his young charges.
"I was scarred. But in a good way," Warner says of the impact of Wonka on his childhood.
This fun, slightly naughty show full of scrumptious eye candy taps into a fertile thirty- to fortysomething streak of pop-culture nostalgia. The participating artists go gaga for the Wonka cast, from Valery Milovic's vixeny Veruca Salt to Johnny Yanok's addictive painting of the bad-trip Oompa Loompas. Artist Leslie Ditto imagines hero Charlie Bucket as a big-eyed Dickensian waif, while Barcelona artist Sergio Mora suggests a sugar-dusted Mark Ryden in his lurid and utterly seductive dinner-mint pastel canvases inspired by the recent Tim Burton version of the Roald Dahl yarn.
The most outrageously perverse and pleasurable piece in the show has to be Bethany Marchman's "Woncchus," a portrait of Gene Wilder's Wonka as a shirtless, muscled Caravaggio androgyne with desire-flushed pink cheeks, wet eyes like a Disney spaniel and a provocative cluster of fruit at his midsection. Like several of the Wonko artists, Marchman taps into a decadent, malevolent, sexual component of the 1971 film. Candy-lust is dangerous in Willy Wonka, and it's dangerous here, too, apt to make you gobble and gorge.
Wonko: 40 Artists Reveal Secrets of the Chocolate Factory. Through Jan. 20. Wed.-Sat., noon-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-4 p.m. Alcove Gallery, 2852 E. College Ave. 404-663-0159. www.alcovearts.com.
"The Grind" @ Foundation One Gallery Atlanta
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OCTOBER 30, 2007
Press Contact: Ivan Annikov / email@example.com / 404.806.0925
FOUNDATION ONE GALLERY PRESENTS THE GRIND - EXHIBITION AND CHARITY AUCTION TO BENEFIT THE SWIFT-CANTRELL PUBLIC SKATE PARK
Dates: December 8 – December 22, 2007
Opening Reception: Saturday December 8, 2007 from 7PM to 11PM
(Atlanta, Georgia) Foundation One Gallery Presents “The Grind” – an art exhibition and charity auction featuring more than 60 nationally recognized artists.
“The Grind” is a collection of art created on skateboards by a list of nationally recognized artists. The entire exhibit will be auctioned for charity. Some of the artists donating art for the auction include Mike Giant, Todd McFarlane, Shepard Fairey, Alex Pardee, Derek Hess, Faile, David Carson, Scott Campbell, Tim Biskup, Paul Frank, and local artists Dosa Kim, Michi, Sam Parker and Bethany Marchman. All proceeds from the auction will benefit The Swift-Cantrell public skate park. The auction will take place at the opening reception and all bids must be received by 11PM on December 8, 2007. Foundation One Gallery will also offer bidding on-line through their website www.foundationonegallery.com two weeks prior to the opening reception. Following the auction, all remaining skateboards will be offered for sale at Foundation One Gallery and through the gallery’s website. Prices for the remaining boards will be determined after the auction closes.
“Being a parent myself, I am all about having places in the community where kids can go to have fun. To be able to have some fun of my own and do some cool artwork in order to contribute towards this skate park was an easy decision for me.”
- Todd McFarlane, Creator of Spawn
The Swift-Cantrell public skate park is being built in Kennesaw, GA. The park will be included in the Swift-Cantrell mixed recreational use park now under construction just outside of downtown Kennesaw. The planned 30,000 sq. ft. concrete skate park will include street and transition skating areas and will be designed and built by one of the top skate park designers in the country. Costing an estimated $1,000,000 the park will be the first and only public skate park in the area. For more information on the Swift-Cantrell Skatepark, visit www.swiftcantrellskatepark.com or contact Zak Cochran at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT FOUNDATION ONE GALLERY
Foundation One Gallery is an exhibition space located in Atlanta, Georgia showcasing local emerging talent and nationally acclaimed artists with roots in contemporary culture. Foundation One Gallery rotates exhibits on a monthly basis. Opening receptions provide the community with an opportunity to meet our artists. Select artwork from each showcase is available for purchase through our website.
Hours of operation: Tuesday-Friday 12PM-6PM
For more information on this or any event, please contact Ivan Annikov at email@example.com or 404.806.0925. Digital images of artwork are available upon request.
Please check out Bethany's interview with Claudio Parentela:
The Atlanta Creatives Project
This is an inspiring new project by Neda: Sharpshooter NYC/ ATL: "The Atlanta Creatives Project is a photographic documentation of Atlanta's creative core. For years, Atlanta has been home to many inspired individuals who enrich our experiences and everyday lives within the city. The project will serve the purpose of placing faces with the many names. All facets of the city's creative underground will be explored by this is a never-ending visual history of our great city."
PINE MAGAZINE show review
Please check out Pine Magazine's review of "In Poor Taste" written by Cathy Klein and Alicia Johnson.
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Lil Spitfire Pet Portraits has been a fun project with so many adorable little critters to paint.
Been staying busy with this as well as developing a new series! Sneak peeks to come...
I will also be doing an occasional group show this year, and will be sure to update as opening dates approach.