Spreading fear and mayhem in the visual arts.

by suzanne_tumblr on September 18th, 2009

Scott Musgrove has some lovely progress pictures of his new bronze sculptures over on his blog.

Also, if any of you doesn’t have his Accidental Taxidermist book yet, get it! Even my armadillo likes it - and he normally only reads Kafka and Strindberg. Observe:

Femke Hiemstra & A Whole Lot of Eye Candy at CoproNason, Santa Monica

by Suzanne on April 5th, 2009

Glamour Cat by Scott Musgrove, oil on board

Excellence in pop-surrealist eye candy can always be expected from the people behind Hi-Fructose and CoproNason Gallery, but I think they have outdone themselves yet again.

Overdose has just gone on show and features the works of such glorious artists as Alex Pardee, Brendan Danielsson, Chris Peters, Chet Zar, Chris Scarborough, Dan Quintana, Eric Fortune, Jason D'Aquino, Josh Keyes, Kris Kuksi (see image below), Kukula, Martin Wittfooth, Michael Page, Scott Musgrove (see image top), Travis Louie, Yosuke Ueno, Yoko d'Holdbachie to actually only name a few..

The Recreation by Kris Kuksi, mixed media assemblage

And as if this wasn't enough, Femke Hiemstra (see image bottom) has a solo show entitled The Herring's Hairdo in gallery #3. Weeeeeee!

On display till April 25. Details below.

On show: April 4 - 25, 2009

Address: CoproNason Gallery, Bergamot Station T5, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404, USA, tel: 310-829-2156

Preview Overdose show | Preview The Herring's Hairdo show | Press release Overdose | Press release The Herring's Hairdo


Concours De Popularité by Femke Hiemstra, mixed media book cover

Superschool at CoproNason: Opening tomorrow!

by Suzanne on March 7th, 2009

"Bull-Fight-Her" by Brian Viveros, oil & mixed media on maple board, 2009 - click for details/larger view

Sorry for the long absence - too much to post about and way too little time. And I'm afraid it will stay that way for the time being until things/life gets a bit less stressful.

However, a great show that's not to be missed opens its doors at CoproNason in Santa Monica tomorrow:

Superschool is curated by none other than Lola and features works by Brian Viveros, Scott Musgrove, Michael Page, Kris Lewis, Travis Louie, Gary Baseman, Heiko Müller, Chris Ryniak, Ana Bagayan, Mia, Dan Quintana, Tin and many, many more.

The reception is tomorrow, March 7, 8 - 11:30 PM. Further details below.

© Kris Lewis, 2009 - click for details/larger view

Opening reception: Saturday, March 7, 8 - 11:30 PM

On show: March 7 - 28, 2009

Address: CoproNason Gallery, Bergamot Station T5, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404, USA, tel: 310-829-2156

Preview show | Press release


"Prairie Boxer" by Scott Musgrove, mixed media, 2009 - click for details/larger view

Scott Musgrove in Culver City: Final Days!

by Suzanne on June 1st, 2008

Booted Glamour Cat by Scott Musgrove, oil on board

Hmm... judging by yesterday's post, it almost seems to me that stripping cartoonish creatures down to their bones (c.f. images above and below) is THE art flavour of the month. After all, skulls are so 2007 and, let's face it, aliens, particularly Martians - now that they've even invaded the Barbican - have been a little passé and tacky ever since Erich von Däniken decided unanimously that he's in fact a scientific author. Yeah, right.

All the better for us that self-proclaimed "natural alchemist" Scott Musgrove keeps enriching our imaginary worlds with his ever so endearing "accidental organisms" - as he refers to them.

For his current exhibition at Billy Shire in Culver City, he even seems to have finally discovered his indisputable talent as a 3D artist and presents a set of wooden sculptures alongside his iconic beastly paintings.

Moreover, he and Mike Leavitt (of Art Army fame) have collaborated in building an adorable mixed media diorama thingie.

My favourite work, however, is this painting of a seemingly melancholy inflatable monster deliberately floating low in order to have its belly pleasantly tickled by tree tops. Awwww!

Soul of the Booted Glamour Cat by Scott Musgrove, oil on board

Closing: Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Address: Billy Shire Fine Arts, 5790 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, tel: 323-297-0600

Preview exhibited works

Exhibition views

Artist's website

In other news, I keep seeing giant minotauresque faces in the Edwardian black walnut desk I write from. Very much like this one here. Is that common?

November Exhibitions

by Suzanne on November 4th, 2007

It's getting cold outside. The perfect time to join the crowds of homeless people and/or students who haven't paid their electricity and heating bills and make yourself at home in one of these warm and illuminated galleries:

Heather Nevay: Showtime

In the Long Grass by Heather Nevay

Who: Heather Nevay

Where: Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

When: On view till November 6, 2007

Why: Because you'll get to see all new works by Heather!

Ryan Heshka, Brian Despain & Scott Musgrove

Albino Walktopus by Scott Musgrove

Who: Ryan Heshka, Brian Despain & Scott Musgrove

Where: Roq La Rue, Seattle WA

When: Opening November 9, 2007

Why: Because even my armadillo likes Musgrove.

Christy Langer: Suspended Animation

Six Points by Christy Langer

Who: Christy Langer

Where: Katharine Mulherin Contemporary , Toronto, Canada

When: On view till November 24, 2007

Why: Because white resin is the new black.

Judy Fox: Snow White and the Seven Sins

From the Snow White and the Seven Sins series by Judy Fox

Who: Judy Fox

Where: P·P·O·W, New York NY

When: On view till November 24, 2007

Why: Because her new sculptures look like Hans Bellmer's and Jim Woodring's mutant offspring. Awwww!

StuntKid, Scott Musgrove & Daniel Martin Diaz

by Suzanne on December 1st, 2006

December starts with three great opening receptions for people living in Philadelphia and Phoenix:

StuntKid (a.k.a. Jason Levesque), Scott Musgrove & Daniel Martin Diaz are all opening their shows tonight, 1 Dec 2006.

© StuntKid - click to enlarge

The StuntKid's Girls Are Pretty at Trinity Gallery in Philadelphia.

© Scott Musgrove - click to view portfolio

Scott Musgrove's Little Creatures (also featuring: Jeremy Fish's works) at Lineage Gallery in Philadelphia.

→ Runs until: 28 Dec 2006

© Daniel Martin Diaz - click to enlarge

Daniel Martin Diaz at Perihelion Arts Gallery in Phoenix.