An Encounter with Jon Schnepp

Posted by The G on April 13, 2011 under Encounters with G | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Jon Schnepp.

Jon Schnepp and Geoffrey Dicker

Jon Schnepp and Geoffrey Dicker

Jon Schnepp is a funny mthr fkr!  He’s an American producer, director, actor, editor, writer and cinematographer.  You might recognize his voice as Gary the Dairy Fairy on “Aqua Teen Hunger Force.”  He also created the looks of all 5 characters on “Metalocalpyse,” an animated series about the world’s most popular death metal band, Dethklok.  The show is beyond hilarious, even if death metal is not your cup of tea.  When I met him the other night, I got the opportunity to express my joy from an episode of “Metalocalpyse” where the expression “Hamburger Time” is used in place of the word “death.”  He was extremely cool and by the end of our conversation, my sides hurt from laughing so hard.

He has two works of art on display at the “Tiny Trifecta” show at The Cotton Candy Machine located at 235 South 1st Street in Brooklyn.  One of the works is pictured below.  Thanks again for being such a great guy and for endless laughs!  You can read an interview Jon Schnepp did with Worley Gig at this link.

Jon Schnepp

"3 Pals" by Jon Schnepp

Tiny Trifecta at The Cotton Candy Machine

Posted by The G on April 10, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | 2 Comments to Read

Photos by G.  Various Artists.

Joshua Petker

Joshua Petker

To celebrate the 100th day of the year, 100 artists donated “tiny art” each priced at $100 per item for the grand opening of The Cotton Candy Machine boutique and gallery in Brooklyn.  The list of artists participating was quite impressive (see below) and each work of art that was being sold was an absolute steal.  Needless to say, the entry line was enormous as art afficianados attempted to snatch up works by some of the hottest artists on the scene and the event was pretty horribly organized.  To break it down in simpler terms, I was the 40th person in line, the event began at 7 PM and I was not in the door until almost 10 PM.  Though it was frustrating (read: please come up with a better system for future events), cotton candy was made on the spot and handed out freely to guests, the art was fantastic and the boutique has some really cool stuff for sale.

Elizabeth Winnel
Elizabeth Winnel

The list of participating artists (hence the long line) is:  Jessicka Addams, Esao Andrews, Jim Avignon, John Baizley, Shawn Barber, Gary Baseman, Andrew Bell, Leia Bell, Bongoût, Robert Bowen, Beast Brothers, Mike Budai, Casey Burns, Scott C, Joe Capobianco, Marcos Chin, Colin Christian, Sas Christian, Ciou, Becky Cloonan, David Cook, Dave Cooper, Jessi Cornett, Dave Correia, Molly Crabapple, Lana Crooks, Steven Daily, Daniel Danger, Camilla d’Errico, Stephan Doitschinoff, Huck Gee, Dana Glover, Dan Grzeca, Brian Ewing, Natalia Fabia, PJay Fidler, Justin Hampton, Kevin Hayes, Mark Heggie, Hero, Boris Hoppek, Jim Houser, Seldon Hunt, Jeremy Hush, Jordin Isip, Jeremyville, Aya Kakeda, Audrey Kawasaki, Lindsey Kuhn, Henry Lewis, Travis Louie, Lola, David Mack, Jim Mahfood, Steven Manale, Sara Antoinette Martin, Angie Mason, Dan May, Tara McPherson, Mike Mignola, Brandi Milne, Junko Mizuno, Buff Monster, Tomi Monstre, Michael Motorcycle, Kathie Olivas, Alex Pardee, Marion Peck, Brandt Peters, Joshua Petker, Nathan Pickett, Anthony Pontius, Little Friends Of Printmaking, Arabella Proffer, Noah Rice, Nathan Rice, Martha Rich, Jermaine Rogers, Paul Romano, Arik Roper, Martina Secondo Russo, Frank Russo, Jay Ryan, Mark Ryden, Isabel Samaras, Jon Schnepp, Mike Shinoda, Rafael Silveira, Greg Simkins, Skinner, Morgan Slade, Timba Smits, Shawn Smith, Jeff Soto, Nathan Spoor, Tofu Squirrel, Diana Sudyka, Fefe Talavera, Jill Thompson, Adam Wallacavage, Jonathan Wayshack, Eric White, Elizabeth Winnel, Martin Wittfooth, Chet Zar.

Travis Louie
A sketch by Travis Louie, pictured above.
Skinner, pictured above.
Not surprisingly, by the time I left, almost all the art was sold.  The exhibit will run until May 1, 2011 and it’s definitely worth a trip to Brooklyn to see.  Since most of the works were purchased by private collectors, you might not get a chance to see these works in person for a very long time.  Spotted in the crowd were artists Tara McPherson, Martina Secondo and Jon Schnepp.
After the jump, see a partial gallery view as well as the long line on opening night.
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