Hey, everyone! It’s been a couple weeks since my last post. I’m sure the holidays have been as much of a hectic time with you as they have been with me, but I hope you’ve had a chance to spend it with those you love. I just wanted to blog with some official news: my next major show will be next month at The 4th Wall Gallery in Dallas, TX, with the opening on January 14th from 7-10pm! It’ll be a duo show, with my work hanging alongside a favorite artist of mine, Glenn Barr! I’ll be showing 16(!) original works of mine.
The gallery itself is a really cool space. It’s owned by Matthew Abramowitz, who also owns the famous Storyopolis store/gallery in Los Angeles (they are constantly voted the best bookstore in L.A.!). They’re known for bringing artists like Gary Baseman and Mark Ryden into the art world consciousness. A great place! The 4th Wall Gallery in Dallas is the fine art extension. It’s housed in a renovated 100 year old house, filled with many rooms and wood moulding. A beautiful space! And, to be honest, in my opinion, they are the ONLY GALLERY in Dallas, Texas that has the guts to show what is CURRENT and at the forefront of the Contemporary Art scene, particularly on the more Urban side. So, I am really enthused to be in their space. If you’re in, or will be in Dallas, TX on January 14th, COME ON BY! Both myself and Glenn Barr will be in attendance! Below is the flyer imagery for the show, as well as the press release:
The 4th Wall Gallery in Dallas, Texas is pleased to announce the January 14, 2010 opening of a solo show by Glenn Barr, with additional works by THH70. Both artists will be in attendance at the opening which will run from 7 – 10pm. The show’s run will conclude on February 6, 2010.
Glenn Barr’s robots, creatures, and vixens live in a seedy yet swinging 1960’s universe, drenched in the haze of a post industrial hangover. Barr has used elements of pop culture to infuse familiarity to an otherwise parallel reality, where angels and devils alike share the same urban playground. With a nod to pulp art and cartooning, Barr’s paintings are mesmerizing in both their simplicity and depth.
Glenn Barr is one of Detroit’s most celebrated and successful underground artist. His paintings have appeared in galleries from Seattle to New York City. Worlds converge in Barr’s soulfully voyeuristic and subliminally strange imagery as his scintillating visions transpire in scenes taken from subversive underworlds and apocalyptic horizons. The interiors are adorned with desembodied cherubs, morally bankrupt vixens from the darker realm of the spiritual world. Along side these kinky inner sanctums, Barr presents views of the unban landscape as a post-industrial world that could never be or perhaps as a vision of the post nuclear future soon to come. Be it femme fatales or otherworldly scenarios his visuals just might prove him to be this generation’s ultimate erotic/ surrealist painter!
THH70 was born in human form in 1970 in Los Angeles, California, but the persona of his nom de guerre was conceived in 1994 as a stage name for his other career as a recording artist. He is now an accomplished visual artist, with his works in private and corporate collections on every continent. Since 2000, he has sold over 1300 original mixed media pieces, and his website – http://www.thh70online.com – continues to receive thousands of hits per month. To date, THH70 has shown in solo and group shows in galleries and museums across the United States and the Caribbean, and has appeared in print and online publications worldwide.
THH70 is recognized for his unique artistic approach that he has branded “Lo-Fi Urban Contemporary”, combining crude painterly techniques and utilizing materials and media (that include everything from acrylics and spray paint to household products like Windex and X-14 mildew remover) with his own style of raw illustration and stream-of-consciousness linguistics. This show marks THH70’s first major gallery appearance in Dallas.
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As for me, the remaining days of 2009 and beginning of 2010 will be spent working on a large commissioned piece (photos to be uploaded once it’s completed) and getting ready for the show above. But, more than that, it’ll be spent reflecting on 2009: it’s successes and not-so-successes. :-) And where to take it all from there. And to count my blessings for all the support and friendship that I constantly receive from you. This year marked a decade that I’ve been selling my work all over this planet of ours. It’s been such a gift, and as this year (and decade) come to a close, I want to wish you all a very Happy and Healthy New Year and to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support. Many of the great things that happened to me over the course of this past year were directly a result of your friendship. So, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU.
Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!