Spreading fear and mayhem in the visual arts.

Harma Heikens, Ray Caesar et al. at Corey Helford, Culver City

by Suzanne on January 20th, 2011

Death and a nine-year-old by Harma Heikens, mixed media, 2008 - click to enlarge

And... yet another show announcement for the Culver City area and it seems that Ray Caesar (previously featured here, here, here, here, here, here and everywhere) is a busy man this month.

In the Nursery is a "contemporary interpretation of classic American nursery art" and has a very interesting line-up of artists including Chris Anthony, Tom Bagshaw, Shawn Barber, Scott G. Brooks, Ray Caesar (image below), Sas & Colin Christian, Korin Faught, Harma Heikens (image above), Liz McGrath and Martin Wittfooth. So this should be rather sweet.

I find it particularly interesting to see Liz McGrath rise from the interweb grave. I haven't really seen any new works since 2009 when she started using her mailing list contacts to regularly inform everyone what her husband Morgan Slade's been up to. Something I'm really not that interested in. But OH WELL.

Details below. Please note that the reception starts at 8 PM, not as 7 PM as listed on the website and that the Harma Heikens image only serves illustrative purposes as I'm not sure which of her works will be on show.

Beloved by Ray Caesar - click to enlarge

Opening reception: Saturday, January 29, 2011, 8 - 10 PM

On show: January 29 - February 9, 2011

Address: Corey Helford Gallery, 8522 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232, USA, tel: 310-287-2340

Hours: Tue - Sat: 12 - 6 PM

Featuring: Chris Anthony, Tom Bagshaw, Shawn Barber, Scott G. Brooks, Ray Caesar, Sas & Colin Christian, Korin Faught, Harma Heikens, Liz McGrath, Martin Wittfooth, and many others

Tom Bagshaw at Knifesmith Gallery, Bristol

by Suzanne on May 12th, 2010

Kuchisake-Onna by Tom Bagshaw

Looks like Bristol is still profiting from last year's Banksy Factor and decided to put on some big shows.

Maybe time for me to review my bad experiences with B-Town and head back there. Yay, Megabus!

There has definitely been enough press on the Art From The New World show at the Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery by now (Christ! They still don't have a webshite?!)), so let's look at Tom Bagshaw's solo show at the Knifesmith Gallery instead.

Nukekubi by Tom Bagshaw

An exhibition entitled Yokai Dreams promises preternatural creepiness and demonic supernaturalia, but I somehow can't help feeling it all looks a bit too... uhmm... fashiony and European. Maybe a more lighthearted theme/programme with a group show featuring Tom alongside mayhaps Femke Hiemstra would have been a bit more compelling? I guess I'll go check it out anyway.

On show: May 8 - 29, 2010

Address: Knifesmith Gallery, 11 Christmas Steps, Bristol, BS1 5BS, UK, tel: 0117 927 7749 | Map

Gallery hours: Tue - Sat: 11 AM – 6 PM

Artist's website

by suzanne_tumblr on May 12th, 2010

Nukekubi and Kuchisake-Onna by Tom Bagshaw