Garde Rail Garage opens tomorrow at 11:00am! I’m in phase one otherwise known as the grunt phase- loading out, settting up, hanging and tagging-shew! I’ll have work by the usual GRG art darlings such as Gregory Blackstock, Rebecca Shapiro, Pooneh Ghana, Terry Turrell, Lloyd Benjamin and brand new paintings by Holly Farrell. If you’re in or around Austin please stop in! 1911 Garden St- E. Austin.
I was intrigued some years back when I heard about a band called ART BRUT, naturally. When I heard them I loved them. Turns out, lead-singing, high-kicking frontman Eddie Argos also paints and has a great style.
Garde Rail Gallery is proud to be the first gallery to represent the photography of Austin, TX artist Pooneh Ghana. After seeing a photo of the band Art Brut (ironically enough) taken by Ghana, GRG perused more photos to discover a mountain of incredibly candid Polaroids of musicians at close range. These photographs are untouched and unfiltered, a real and fresh perspective in the digital age. Ghana’s work is not only behind the scenes; her precise and colorful live shots demonstrate great range for the emerging artist.
Jarvis Cocker, July 6 2009 4x4 polaroid photograph
Pooneh’s love for music has been the driving force in her photography taking her around Europe and America for the love of it. Having the gumption and the height (she’s 5’11”) she’s never hesitated going where she needed to in order to get the shot; her talent was quickly recognized and rewarded when press passes started gaining her more and downright legitimate access. Ghana’s work has already been featured in online zines and blogs such as Swide, Stereogum and Rollingstone.com.
We will be debuting Pooneh Ghana’s work at Aqua Art Miami, located at the Aqua Hotel, room 202, 1530 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL, December 2-5, 2010. For more information about Aqua Art Miami, visit www.aquaartmiami.com.
Bumbershoot is celebrating its 40th festival this year and Gregory Blackstock has been commissioned to create the official fine arts poster. Now he gets to visit with the mayor. You can too - Noon, Friday September 3rd, Seattle Center Courtyard. More info.
2010 Bumbershoot Fine Arts Poster artwork, 40 Memorable Seattle Joys to Go For by Gregory Blackstock.
Ooh La La! Gregory Blackstock is going to PARIS! The most famous English speaking/print bookstore in the world, Shakespeare and Company on Paris’s Left Bank, has invited Greg to sign copies of Blackstock’s Collections at their annual literary festival. This will be Greg’s first trip abroad! He is learning conversational French at rapid speed and X’ing off the days until his departure. We promise to post pictures.
King5 TV in Seattle will re-air the Evening Magazine episode featuring Gregory Blackstock on Tuesday December 1. Not in Seattle? Not to fear, the video will also be posted online….will send an update once posted.
Gregory Blackstock is featured in a new exhibit at the Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens in the UK.
Collected Fragments brings together eleven international contemporary artists who share an interest in collecting. Their art reflects an urge to create order and make sense of the world. Some of the artists are on the autistic spectrum and the relationship between this and their interest in collecting and ordering is explored in the exhibition.
Einstein’s Watch: Being An Unofficial Record of a Year’s Most Ownable Things is a new book published by the owners of 20LTD in London. A Gregory Blackstock drawing is featured as one of ”a year’s most ownable things”, alongside such items as Gandhi’s glasses, Steve McQueen’s motorbike licence, the Space Shuttle Endeavour, Michaelangelo’s first ever painting, the last picture of Marilyn Monroe, and Einstein’s Watch. Available from 20Ltd and Amazon.