New York's 3rd Annual Fine Art Exhibit for the Animation Industry
And this year, folks, I'm lucky enough to be in it and will be exhibiting three of my photographs. So if you're in town Friday night and feel like joining and supporting me/us, please do.
Opening reception - Friday, December 5th 2008, 6pm-9pm December 5th through December 15th, 2008 at Erebuni 158 Roebling St. Williamsburg, NY 11211
"Erebuni is pleased to present Too Art for TV 3, the third annual group exhibition showcasing the fine art expressions of the animation industry. Twice before, this show has drawn in excited, elbow-to-elbow crowds of artists, illustrators, filmmakers, animators, and fans of animation. This year’s exhibit, now the biggest one in Too Art for TV’s history, features 36 artists who- by way of toys, prints, paintings, sculptures, and experimental film- will set free their skills otherwise "owned" by television networks bosses."
And its curated by the absolutely adorable and extremely hardworking...
Liz Artinian is a Brooklyn based painter and has worked in animation since graduating with a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Currently Liz is the color supervisor for "The Venture Bros.", an animated series on Adult Swim.
I've always loved Halloween and especially love it in New York whereyou're encouraged to dress up and be creative and gross as possible. Actually, now that I think about it, its just like every other day in NYC :D
Anyway, here's a photo of me from two years ago.
To complete the effect of me having just crawled out of a grave, I remember rolling around in the bushes of Bryant Park on 5th Ave. I also remember Rachel Simon, my lovely producer, being absolutely horrified and reminded me that rats and pigeons more than likely rolled around there too on a regular basis.... eeeek! I'd never thought of that.
Oh well, I survived.
But I was part of a team effort with Rachel Simon and Venture Bros animation director, Jen Batinich. We called ourselves... Zombie Bananarama!
Not sure what I'm going as this year but I have an idea... it might just have to be political! :)
The lads were on top form and dare I say, the best form I've seen them to date. And Union Pool in Williamsburg might have hipsters that are a pain in the ass but it sure is a cool venue to photograph. Here's a few samples from that night...
A couple of weeks ago I travelled on the A train to north Manhattan to visit the truly breathtaking Cloisters Museum & Gardens. This is a unique architectural amalgam museum made up of five medieval French monasteries set in the beautiful Fort Tryon Park.
The West Terrace provides magnificent views of the Hudson River unlike any other vantage point in Manhattan. Its so peaceful.
And its filled with stunning art and artifacts. Here's just a few examples...
If you have never been, I urge you to go. You will not be disappointed, I promise you. In fact, I lost myself so completely in my surroundings that I actually found it difficult to convince myself that I really hadn't been transported to South of France.
The lads were on fine form and they certainly looked the part but woe was me... the lighting in this venue well and truly sucked. There was only one spotlight in the whole place so it pretty much ended up being the Julian Colin Sylvester show, as he was the one member of the band in the one poxy spotlight!
Oh well. I worked with it and got a few interesting shots but none that I could say I'm completely 100% happy with.
But here are a few that come close...
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that the entire venue was painted with aluminium paint, so my flash was constantly being reflected back at me.
You can also check my Myspace account for these and more.
Left to right: Chad Flewwelling (drums), Julian Colin Sylvester (guitars and vocals), William McCormack (bass) & Trevor Murphy (guitars and vocals).
Formed in New York City in 2008, The Voxys' sound has been described as upbeat jangly '60s-inspired melodic garage pop. And if you get a chance to catch these guys live, you'll not be disappointed, I promise you.
I just love the dude urinating in the background. NYC... I love ya!