Thursday, November 26, 2009

Visual Feast!

Come celebrate the holidays with a...

From Rock N' Roll artist,
Justin Hampton

The NW artist that created the Grey Album art, classic works for literally hundreds of bands and was featured in the inauguration art show...
An exhibition of poster art, rare peices, originals,paintings and more!
Artist reception SaturdayDecember 5th 7-10 pm
4323 NE Freemont AvePortland, OR 97213-1018
(503) 282-1887

Monday, November 23, 2009

PNE Gallery showing in LA November 13th-27th

Munson Industries Presents an ‘art show’ worthy of Rock and Roll!!!Poster Art, rare pieces, originals and other surprises!

Including:PNE – Jermaine Rogers, Justin Hampton, and EMEK, Tara McPherson, Cole Gerst/Option-G, Zoltron, and Dave Hunter

The show opened with the artists: Friday November 13th, 2009. The show will be open from November 13th, 2009 thru November 27th, 2009

POVevolving Gallerywww.povevolving.com939 Chung King Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90012(in the heart of Los Angeles famed downtown/Chinatown art walk)

Timing is everything.Not since 2002 have a group of artists, this talented and recognized, with each specializing in the rock and roll poster genre, shown in Los Angeles. With the common thread of music as the glue, each artist represented will showcase their unique and assorted array of work, detail and collection of bands and cities.

Coachella to Comic-con, these artists have fans in all places. Their prints, toy runs, and originals sell out. Their rare pieces fetch nice profits on ebay AND at auction houses. Even a signing at a sneaker retailer during a hurricane could cause a riot.


PNE (Jermaine Rogers, EMEK, Justin Hampton)Post Neo Explosionism is a movement founded by three giants of rock poster art: Justin Hampton, Emek and Jermaine Rogers. They have come together in an unprecedented union of talents that began with a group showing of their works in Seattle in the fall of 2002 at the famed Showbox Theater. Here, the seeds of PNE were sown. The now-historic two-night showing of their works included performances from numerous bands that played in their honor including solo sets from Doug Martch from Built To Spill and Dave Mercer from The Shins. The immense display of over ten thousand square feet of rock posters and music was greeted with a massive turnout and outstanding reviews.

Hampton, Emek and Rogers each have been working in the field since the early ’90s. Though relatively young, they have over 30 years of professional experience between them. Collectively, they own over 2500 images that have been used in work for a who’s who of rock and music ICONS. Each artist brings his own significant fan base to the table. Like the Impressionists of the late 19th century, PNE realized that there was strength in numbers: they could make a real mark together as a united front. They draw upon many artistic influences, especially those of the Explosionists. Melding high-impact imagery with solid content, the Explosionists were known for their works of controversy. Decades later, the Neo-Explosionists continued this tradition, taking it a step further by creating new mediums for their work to

Tara McPherson is an artist based out of New York City. Creating art about people and their odd ways, her characters seem to exude an idealized innocence with a glimpse of hard earned wisdom in their eyes. Recalling many issues from childhood and good old life experience, she creates images that are thought provoking and seductive. People and their relationships are a central theme throughout her work.

Tara exhibits her paintings and serigraphs in fine art galleries all over the world. Named the crown princess of poster art by ELLE Magazine, she has created numerous gig posters for rock bands such as Beck, Modest Mouse, and The Melvins. Her array of art also includes creating toys with companies like Kidrobot, Dark Horse, and Toy2R, painted comics and covers for DC Vertigo, advertising and editorial illustrations for companies such as Widen+Kennedy and Spin Magazine, and teaching a class at Parsons in NYC.

McPherson’s art has been included in books such as Lost Constellations; The Art of Tara McPherson Vol II (Dark Horse), Lonely Heart: The Art of Tara McPherson (Dark Horse), Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall (DC), The Art of Modern Rock (Chronicle), Illusive 2, Illustration Now! (Taschen), SWAG and SWAG 2 (Abrams), and more. Her art has also been featured in the Oscar Award winning film Juno.

Tara was born in San Francisco in 1976 and raised in Los Angeles. She received her BFA from Art Center in Pasadena, CA in August 2001 with honors in Illustration and a minor in Fine

Cole Gerst/Option-G is an artist, illustrator, designer and animator based in the Mount Washington area of LA. He is the founder and art director of option-g visual communication. Gerst began his career in the music business and continues to design cd covers and posters for such bands as The Shins, Modest Mouse, Beck, Elliot Smith and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
While still painting and designing, Gerst has branched out into directing and animation. His “Yung Yeti” cartoon airs on the Sundance Channel later this year and a pilot for another network is in the works. To top it off Gerst has two monthly comics in the LA Weekly, “The Good Life City” and “LaLa Land”.

In his spare time you can find Cole tearing up the hills of LA on his 1978 Puch Free Spirit or hanging with his 2 German Shepherds.

ZOLTRON is an enigma. A self proclaimed 70’s teen idol, Zoltron’s wave hairdo and unique California accent epitomized a certain level of cool, which inevitably paved the way to his success as a graphic designer, poster and street artist, pseudo- photographer and vinyl sticker aficionado. Zoltron is the founder and creative director of the self-titled design company as well as the notorious silkscreen sticker printing company, Sticker Robot. Zoltron’s artwork has been shown across the country, has been published in national and international magazines and was once called “Pretty Heavy” by a transient who was urinating on a dumpster as Zoltron walked by.http://stickerobot.com

DAVE HUNTER is an Alumni of The California College of the Arts in Oakland and the Center for Electronic Arts San Francisco, Dave Hunter has been involved in the Bay Area rock art/music scene for 23 years. Hunter first surrounded himself in the company of Rock Posters and the legendary Fillmore/Avalon Ballroom artists who created them while organizing and installing Rock Poster shows at the Psychedelic Shop and Artist Rights benefits in San Francisco beginning in 1986. Dave went on to to work in the Bill Graham Archives and was in charge of framing and installing poster art at The Fillmore, The Warfield and Shoreline Ampitheater music venues.
From these Rock Art rich backgrounds Dave began to design and produce rock art for Bay Area Bands, Record Labels and Venues. Eventually getting back to his roots in printmaking, Hunter has created hand silkscreened posters for the likes of Metallica, Sly & The Family Stone, Gov’t Mule, The Decemberists, Throbbing Gristle and Les Claypool – some of which are featured in the new Goldenvoice San Francisco poster series. Dave Hunter currently lives and works from his art studio in Fairfax, Ca.

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