Alix Sloan Curates “Awakened” (Benefitting Adopt A Pet) at AFA in NYC

Posted by The G on September 24, 2012 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Various Artists.

Alix Sloan and Joshua Petker

Alix Sloan poses in front of Joshua Petker’s art at “Awakened” in NYC. Now through September 29, 2012.

Alix Sloan is one busy lady!  In addition to curating the exhibit “Awakened,” which is showing at AFA in New York to benefit Adopt A Pet, she’s also released her first book – “Pet Sitter” – with Amy Eyrie.   A portion of the proceeds of sales from “Pet Sitter” will be donated to Adopt A Pet.

Travis Louie

Travis Louie

The exhibit “Awakened” features animal-themed art from over 70 artists, including many According2g favorites such as Joshua Petker, Travis Louie, Aaron Smith, Jason D’Aquino, Paul Richard, Charles Addams, Maurice Sendak, Tim Burton and Dr. Seuss.  You can see the full list of participating artists on Sloan Fine Art’s official website.

Jason D'Aquino

Jason D’Aquino

Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss

Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak

These photos are just a small sample of the art displayed on the 2 floor gallery, located at 54 Greene Street in Manhattan.

“Awakened” will run through September 29, 2012.

“Pet Sitter” by Amy Eyrie and Alix Sloan is out now.

Travis Louie iPod Skins

Posted by The G on December 4, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photo by G.  Art by Travis Louie.

Travis Louie Ipod Cover

Travis Louie iPod Cover

How cool is this?!  A Travis Louie iPod skin.  Also available Travis Louie iPhone cases!

Great holiday gift idea, according2g – usable art!

 

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
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.

Curious Myths by Travis Louie

Posted by The G on July 11, 2010 under Artsy Fartsy, Encounters with G | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Travis Louie.

Curious Myths by Travis Louie

Head on over to the Joshua Liner Gallery to see a fantastic exhibit by New York’s own Travis Louie.  “Curious Myths” features Victorian imagery mixed with human oddities, mythical beings, and otherworldly characters who appear to have had their formal portraits taken to mark their existence and place in society.  I loved this exhibit so much!  As you peruse the gallery, you can imagine all kinds of funky scenarios about who these creatures are and what kind of life they have lived.  If you are not in the New York area and you miss this show (which would be such a pity), you must pick up Travis Louie’s book Curiosities.  The book features his wonderful art along with a brief story of the background of the character depicted.  It’s magnificent!  You can find out more information on Travis Louie’s blog.  I met Travis Louie at the opening for “Curious Myths” and he was extremely nice. See a picture of my encounter with this incredible artist, some more of Travis Louie’s work as well as a photo of another art legend who attended the opening, after the jump.

“Curious Myths” by Travis Louie is now showing at the Joshua Liner Gallery in New York through August 7, 2010 and is located at 548 West 28th Street, 3rd Floor.  Don’t miss it!

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