So get ready to geek out!
Comic-Con conventions are getting bigger and crazier and spanning the globe. Comic-Cons are fun, cool-geeky, and a great place to meet people who share your geeky obsessions. But what if you can't make it, can't get a ticket or have an aversion to crowds? What if you just want to stay home and buy cool Comic-Con style art online? Comic-Book, Video Game, sci-fi, fantasy art, an Artist Alley anywhere you have an Internet Connection? And not just on a set size paper. How about a huge acrylic or canvas print that sits over your couch or maybe you just want greeting cards. Everything here is available on Fine Art America. Just click on any image you like to purchase in any size and custom frame as desired. Here I'm posting some of the best submissions of a contest I created on the site called "Geekdom and Comic-Con," as well some of my own art.
So get ready to geek out!
Fine Art America is a great website to discover new art and artists (like me!). From pin-up art to lovely photos of flowers, you're bound to find something you like. But, let's focus on the more interesting stuff here. Do you really want a picture of a flower on your wall?
I'm holding contests on the site to find the best sexy art and comic-book/geek art, so stay tuned for the winners!
"Community" inspired art by Arica Houy
Los Angeles (June 20, 2012) – The PixelDrip Gallery announces the "Six Seasons and a Movie" art show. Hosted at Monk Space in Los Angeles on June 23-24, the event will be a weekend celebration of all things “Community” as interpreted through the vision of over 130 artists from around the world. This is an event organized by fans meant to serve as a physical focal point for the show’s fans to gather.
Mark Batalla, curator and manager of PixelDrip said: “We continue to be astonished and humbled by the artists that have agreed to participate in the art show. Any of these individuals is talented enough to have their own solo exhibit. Having the opportunity to gather their artwork under the same roof is a dream come true and one we would like to share with as many people as possible. We are also honored to have artists that have worked on ‘Community,’ such as Rob Schrab, Megan Ganz, Jim Mahfood, and Myke Chilian. The cast and crew’s close relationship with the fans is one that separates ‘Community’ from many television shows. This is our heartfelt tribute to both ‘Community’ and its fanbase.”
Exhibited artwork will range from framed and canvas pieces to vinyl toys, dioramas, and plush dolls. Additional artwork and video shorts will be on display via projector and monitors. Among the interactive elements are several video game demo kiosks and a table with three college textbooks that attendees can artistically vandalize. Monk Space itself will be transformed to give attendees a genuine Greendale experience. Attendees are also eligible to win prizes through raffles, the costume contest on Saturday, and the trivia contest on Sunday.
Throughout the event, the PixelDrip crew will also be shooting a documentary of the exhibit that will be distributed to the various backers of the art collective. Attendees should be aware that they are likely to appear on camera. Release forms will be available to fill out as necessary.
Admission is free to the public. In addition to markets, restaurants, and supply stores in the immediate area, there will be a food truck parked just outside the venue during exhibit hours. The exhibit will be open from 11am to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday. Monk Space is located at 4414 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90004. Further announcements concerning the Six Seasons and a Movie art show will be revealed leading up to the event.
The current artist roster as of this release includes:
Aaron Sayre / Adam WarRock / Alice X. Zhang / Annis Pekka / Arica Houy / Arran McKenna / Aviv Or / Balen / Bannon Rudis / Ben DeGuzman / Ben Steeves / Bethany Sellers / Bobby Rubio / Botjira / Brendan Suleiman / Bumbledom / Caanan Grall / castlepöp / Chip’s Challenge / Chris McVeigh / Chris Schweizer / Claire Hummel / Clayton Chowaniec / Craig Arndt / Craig Ashforth / Crystal Fontan / Dan Hipp / Dave Perillo / Dave Stenken / Donna Brown / Douglas Holgate / Eric Anderson / Erica Henderson / Fro / Giordano Casanova / Giovana Medeiros / Glen Brogan / Heather M. Morris / Hector Lowe / Henry the Worst! / Howard M. Shum / Ian Richens / inksnax / Ive Sorocuk / J. Salvador / Jack Cusumano / James Stayte / Jeff Pina / Jeff Victor / Jen Ann Bennett / Jennifer Jeong / Jennifer Steadman / Jennifer Vo / Jessica Bradley / Jim Mahfood / Joëlle Jones / John Murray / Jon Defreest / Jonathan Mann/ Jonny Eveson / Jordan Allen / Joshua Budich / Joshua McGrane / Julieta Colas / Justin Crisostomo / Kali Fontecchio / Karen Hallion / Karina McBeth / Karoleen Decastro / Kasey Albano / Katie Sekelsky / Kevin Woody / Kristin Murphy / Kyle Kulakowski / Kyle McCoy / Leesasaur / Leigh Young / Len Peralta / Lewis Heald / Lou Studdert / LoveTHYconan / Lucy Knisley / Lusy DeCoursey / Margot MacDonald / Mark Batalla / Mason Phillips / Matt Greenholt / Matt Parsons / Max Wittert / Mbecks14 / Megan Ganz / Megan Lara / Michael Mayne / Mike Horowitz / Ming Doyle / Myke Chilian / Nancy Pham / Natalie Nourigat / Nik Holmes / OMOCAT / Otis Frampton / Perpetual Fungus / Rad Sechrist / Ramsey “Raz” Sibaja / Rebecca Hayes / Rob Cham / Rob Schrab / Rosemary Travale / Rowan McKeough / Sakari Singh / Sam Filstrup / Sam Spratt / Sanjit Kaur / Sean Mills / Sophie Iannuzzi / Stephan Krosecz / Steven Ray Brown / Taryn Gee / Timothy Lim / Tom Trager / Tomas Overbai / Tony Bui / Valeria Herrador / Vanessa Stefaniuk / Vanessa Zucker / Victor Camba / WinterArtwork / Yasmin Liang / Zach Allen / Znuese
About PixelDrip Gallery
Founded by J. Salvador, the PixelDrip gallery and artist community is dedicated to bringing traditional and digital artwork together and showcasing it to the surrounding community, wherever that may be. Its members come from a range of different fields like film, video games, comics, graphic design, writing, and education. The PixelDrip artists bring these influences into their art and find no difference between rearranging pixels on a computer screen or blending paint on a canvas. PixelDrip is not content to stay in a single location and routinely exhibits pop up shows at various videogame tournaments, comic conventions, stores, and art galleries. Mark Batalla is the curator and manager of PixelDrip. He has curated PixelDrip events at The Hive Gallery, Meltdown Comics, Gallery Nucleus, Titmouse Animation Studio, and various other venues in the Los Angeles area.
The Floor Show Gravity and Materials
June 16 - July 28, 2012 456 North Camden Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
T. 310.271.9400 F. 310.271.9420
Hours: Tue-Sat 10-6
Opening reception: Saturday, June 16th, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Gagosian Gallery is pleased to present "The Floor Show: Gravity and Materials," a group exhibition of floor-based sculpture organized in collaboration with curator Richard D. Marshall. "The Floor Show" explores the variety of ways contemporary artists have expanded the possibility of the sculptural medium by removing it from the once-compulsory pedestal.
In Andy Warhol's painting Dance Diagram (1962), he renders an appropriated diagram for ballroom dance steps on canvas. By installing the painting on the floor rather than the wall, Warhol transforms it into an interactive sculptural object that prefaces his stacked Brillo Boxes. From this early moment, the show bears witness to the ways in which placement on the floor has augured a wealth of thematic elaborations—addressing the effects of gravity, horizontality, randomness, and the physical qualities of materials.
Carl Andre, Robert Morris, Richard Serra and Robert Therrien have focused on materials and their interaction with the floor, taking advantage of their rigidity, flexibility, color, and texture. The precariously balanced steel components of Serra's Malmo Roll (1984) afford the piece a visceral thrill, the plinth-less sculpture highlights the inherent strength and beauty of its medium. In Morris' Untitled (1976), strips of grey felt, hung from the wall, spill onto the floor—thus showcasing the biomorphic textural response of the material's weight and folds to the force of gravity. Andre's The Void Enclosed by Lead and Copper Squares of Three, Four, and Five (1998) is composed of equally proportioned unfinished lead and copper squares, its careful placement on the floor creating an ideal perspective for viewing the literal illustration of the geometric principle Pythagorean triple. Therrien's No title (Pallet) (1997) is shaped like an industrial sleeping pallet, occupying its rightful place on the floor-however, its striking reflective surface transforms this familiar and banal shape into an object of beauty.
The younger generation of artists exhibited have continued to utilize the floor as the support for their work, but they often instill subjective and emotional content not explored by their predecessors. Rachel Whiteread's Black Bed (1991)—a cast polyurethane sculpture of a black mattress lying directly on the floor--startles with its disquieting intimacy and seeming reality. Felix Gonzalez-Torres's UNTITLED (SUMMER) (1993), which consists of a string of lights puddling on the floor, creates an object of memory and loss—reinforced by the light bulb's allusion to personal relationships, and their inexplicable tendency to burn out at different times. In Mike Kelley's Crooked Body (1993), an assemblage of stuffed children's toys is sewn together and strewn haphazardly on the floor to reference the internal despair and longing felt when an object of seeming adoration is quickly discarded. Tom Sachs's 4' x 8' Sheet of Plywood (2011) consists of perfectly square sheets of laminated plywood stacked on the floor. The physical labor represented by the plywood stack is a sacred and integral part of his process, for Sachs, the plywood stack itself becomes an object of devotion.
Check out Los Angeles metal sculptor Bruce Gray's cool new "Prime Directive" series of Robot Sculptures. This series of robots was inspired by the daughter of legendary science fiction writer Isaac Asimov, who has commissioned three sculptures from Bruce, including Robot 1. There are five different versions of these table top sculptures available, and they are made from plasma cut 3/16 thick steel plate. They each stand about 14 inches high, and look great by themselves or in a set. The robot sculptures are currently available for $200 each at:
Sculpture & Art by Bruce Gray
688 South Avenue 21
Los Angeles, CA. 90031 USA
Bruce Gray Youtube Channel