It is undeniably the Stanley Kubrick was one of the most influencial filmmakers in modern cinema. His movies transcend genres. Spoke Art clearly understand the impact that Kubrick has had and in their latest gallery exhibition, a selection of artists honour the filmmaker.
“KUBRICK – An art show tribute to the films of Stanley Kubrick” opens September 6th (6PM – 10PM) and is on view until September 27th. Over 60 artists have collected to re-imagine their favourite characters, scenes and thematic concepts from one of the world’s most prolific directors.
There are many filmmakers who have produced one or two masterpieces in their careers, but it is a rare thing for them to produce consistently critically acclaimed, commercially successful and just damn exceptional movies. Quentin Tarantino and the Coen brothers are an exception to that rule.
As a celebration of their phenomenal careers, Spoke Art have brought together 60 exceptionally talented artists to interpret their favourite scenes, characters and movies from the filmmakers back catalogues for their upcoming exhibition, ‘Quentin Vs Coen’.
Ever since Gallery1988 announced their plans to hold a Ghostbusters 30th anniversay gallery, we hoped and prayed that there would be a piece by Scott C. Then came the news of the full line up and low and behold, Scott C was up there.
When the reveal came, “Ghostbusterland” was everything we could hope for. Featuring many characters, both main and background, from the film, “Ghostbusterland” paid fantastic homage to my favourite movie using Scott’s inimitable style.
No word came on how many prints would be available and everything went a bit dark. Today Gallery1988 have finally revealed their plans via Twitter!
From the stroke of midnight (EST) / 9 PM (PST) Tuesday, May 27th until Friday night, May 30th at midnight (EST) / 9 PM PST “Ghostbusterland” will be sold as a Timed Release, meaning everyone will have 72 hours to get their hands on it. Once that timeframe is over, this piece will NEVER again be be made available, well, with the exception of ludicrously expensive copies on ebay.
“Ghostbusterland” will be produced as a 16×20 inch, archival ink giclee will come signed and numbered at $70 each and the edition size will be determined by the amount sold during the release.
Personally, I am over the moon that this will be a timed edition. Scott C pieces are notoriously hard to come by and the Gallery1988 Ghostbusters have all sold out quick sharp. This way everyone that wants to get a piece will have the opportunity. Mine will be straight to the front of the framing queue!
Gallery1988 have also revealed a couple of other new pieces for the L.A leg of the show including a great comic panel style piece by Matthew Skiff as well as pieces by Jason Marz and Oliver Barrett. The traveling Ghostbusters gallery show will open at the Los Angeles, West site this Saturday, from 7-10 PM and run. daily from 11-6 PM (Closed Mondays & Tuesday) through to June 1st and will feature over 70 artists who have all passionately created paintings, prints, sculptures, plush and limited edition apparel, all in celebration of Ghostbusters celebrating the big 3-0.
“Ghostbusterland” will be available from www.Ghostbusters30th.com next Tuesday! Make sure you take time to have a look at some of the other pieces from the show and follow Gallery1988 on Twitter. More information can also be found on their Tumblr
Spoke Art are certainly one of the most diverse and exciting galleries, specialising in an eclectic mix of contemporary painting, sculpture and illustration, there is always something bold and different on show from month to month.
January is no exception and see’s Spoke Art presenting the Third Annual Supersonic Invitational, a group show dedicated to highlighting emerging as well as established artists in the New Contemporary art movement. The show itself will open on Thursday, January 9th. 6pm-10pm with artists in attendance at the Spoke Art Gallery, 816 Sutter St, San Francisco and will run daily from January 10th until the 25th.
The show will see contributions from an impressive 41 artists who have been chosen for their “diverse ways of expressing similar reflections of life in the second decade of the 21st century”.
In a press release earlier today, “Supersonic Electronic” curator Zach Tutor described the show and working with Spoke Art as such;
“I see Supersonic and Spoke Art as the seeds and hopefully roots of this burgeoning movement as Supersonic is a source of this aesthetic inspiration for many artists around the world and seeks to chronicle, as well as unify, the styles of this generation’s work.
Thanks to Spoke Art the yearly show has become a platform to showcase the best of these talented artists in a physical space furthering what these artists are defining. The gallery is still the most important space for an artist and these artist’s works which are mostly viewed on screens around the world are given, in a sense, a physical blog post.
For me there is much beauty in seeing an artists work from the distance of a screen and finally having the chance to view it in person. It’s like knowing of a treasure’s existence, following the map and then digging it up, basking in the light of the gold.”
The list of contributing artists certainly is impressive and divers. Spoke Art describe the selection as existing “in a world with instant access to unlimited aesthetic inspiration resulting in a very multifaceted generation of artists whose work displays and contains an extraordinary amount of influences. This access to all forms of art and media has shaped their creative output greatly and has pushed art forward to an exciting new era that is only just beginning to be recognizable.”
To give you an idea of the exceptional levels of talent exhibiting at the show, just check out the full list of all the artists taking part ;
Brett Amory, Glenn Arthur, Tom Bagshaw, Oliver Barrett, David Bray, Hsiao Ron Cheng, Dan Christofferson, Kristina Collantes, Seamus Conley, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Jason Edmiston, Jeremy Enecio, Cam Floyd, Ken Garduno, Andrew Hem, Stella Im Hultberg, Allan Innman, Martine Johanna, Erik Jones, Steve Kim, Jason Levesque, Jen Mann, Alessandra Maria, Soey Milk, Mike Mitchell, Aaron Nagel, Joanne Nam, Victo Ngai, Charmaine Olivia, ONEQ, Alex Pardee, Jeff Ramirez, Conrad Roset, Joao Ruas, Tina St. Claire, Tatiana Suarez, Ken Taylor, Sachin Teng, Casey Weldon, Matthew Woodson, and Zoltron.
The opening Reception will take place Thursday, January 9th. 6pm-10pm with artists in attendance and the show will be on view until Saturday, January 25th at the Spoke Art Gallery, 816 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109. If you can’t make it down to the show, there will also be an online release on Friday, January 10th so you won’t miss out!
For more information on Spoke Art, their current and future shows and exhibits, head on over to their website and event Facebook page. Also, pop along to the Supersonic Electronic WEBSITE for more information on their exciting work and the artists they support.