24 September 2009

Know your Artists BLOGS -

When he's not drawing french is skating - visit French's Blog here+

view his web site here+

When Derek Albeck not working on his own drawings he's doing illustrations for his friends Albums covers.view Derek's Blog here+

Derek's album artwork for Ancestors

When Michele Carlson is not drawing she is writing for Art In America read up on here reviews here +

When Hellovon's not drawing he's; answering questions for Fad Magazine
read interview here +

other times he's reporting on cool design stuff -view his full blog reports here +

23 September 2009

Insane Skate video

Septembers Installation artists Derek Albeck & French made this crazy skate video
view here+


images from Septembers Installation are now viewable here +

15 September 2009

THIS SATURDAY :: Sept. 19 :: Artists Reception

This Saturday we are celebrating our Sixth year in our Culver City Location with a really great Installation based Exhibition.

C E R A S O L I g a l l e r y Presents;

MICHELE CARLSON ‘Relics and Warnings’
HELLOVON ‘Semblance’
DEREK ALBECK & FRENCH 'The Initiation’

September 19 – October 14, 2009
Opening Reception: THIS Saturday, September 19, 6-9pm

Michele Carlson’s ‘Relics and Warnings’ is an exploration through collaged drawings of the spaces between history, memory, loss, and collectivity. Carlson’s surrealistic images of raven-haired women adorned in fabrics rich with ethnic patterns acting out the iconography of the artist’s own secret mythologies are visually seductive, interpersonal tableaux. Drawn to the allegories of lost cities and the relationship those myths have on contemporary diasporic communities, Carlson's works symbolize imagined forgotten cultures of faraway homelands. Invoking graffiti art practices, hip hop culture, homespun altar memorials, and cautionary fables, Carlson’s work delves into the detritus of the collision of contradictory sociopolitical ideas, where the valorization of certain lifestyles and memories becomes blurred with its victims’ fates. Carlson holds an MFA in Printmaking, MA in Visual & Critical Studies from the California College of the Arts, and she also holds her BFA in Printmaking and BAs in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts and American History from the University of Washington.

image: Michele Carlson Candy Painted.Saved,2009,
Mixed media and ink on paper 18x20.5 $700

Wispy, luminous, and waif-like, the portraits in HelloVon’s ‘Semblance’ show at Cerasoli Gallery gaze openly at viewers with the curiosity and allure of striking strangers with whom fantastic adventures may be possible. Engaging, beautiful, and tantalizingly untouchable, Von’s subjects seem born from a malleable reality, perhaps composed while amiably daydreaming. The drawings in ‘Semblance’ are indicative of Von’s fascination with image construction, form, distortion and the process of drawing itself. Utilizing a blend of traditional and digital mark making techniques, Von’s original drawings have been featured as part of Creative Review’s award-winning Monograph series and featured on billboards from London to New York in the Migration exhibition, adopted by Liberty of London for their relaunch and appeared on the catwalk at Milan Fashion Week as part of the Trussardi A/W 09 collection. HelloVon is the globally branded studio of London-based illustrator and artist Von. Von’s work has been exhibited at The London Design Museum and featured in Rolling Stone, Playboy, the New York Times and Esquire. ‘Semblance’ will be Von’s debut solo show in Los Angeles.

image:Hellovon Semblance 03, 2009, pencil & graphite on paper, 16.5x23.4 inches, $1400

Derek Albeck and French’s ‘The Initiation’ in Gallery Three consists of works in a variety of medias, including drawings, serigraphs, video and a small installation. With a shared interest in the occult, Albeck and French explore the idea of an initiation rite as interpreted by two artists working in different techniques and with unique conceptual ideas. The works are mutual investigations of forms of transformation and passage as rites of initiation, as well as tongue-in-cheek meditations on extreme music, such as a metal song by the band Inquisition. Derek Albeck lives and works in Los Angeles developing complex figurative works influenced by his background in graphic printmaking. His work has been exhibited in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. French is an artist from South East England whose love of metal music, history and story-telling informs his often dark artwork. He has exhibited in the UK, France, Denmark, Sweden, the U.S., Australia and Israel.

image: Derek Albeck American Headache Bobby, 2009,
graphite on paper, 20x16" contact gallery for price

image: French Electric Reaper, 2009,
pencil on paper, 11.7"×16.5" $300

HELLOVON work in progress film


05 September 2009

CATHERINE RYAN - Shiny Squirrel interview

"The Little Interview with Catherine Ryan"
Read the full interview here+

If you could draw/ paint like one artist who would it be?

Even though there are many artists that I admire, I don't think I would want to draw or paint like anyone but myself.

Are there any contemporary artists you identify with?

There are a lot of artists whose work I really relate to right now.
Two that stand out for me are Robyn O'Neil and James Benjamin Franklin.

Do your past experiences affect the work you are creating today?

I would guess that my work is most affected by things that I experienced as a child. But I'm not exactly sure how.

CERASOLI gallery is looking forward to CATHERINE RYAN's
forth coming 2010 solo exhibition February 6 - March 3.

Catherine Ryan 'Owl'
acrylic & charcoal on paper,
21x25” unframed sketch $900
email to: contact@cerasoligallery.com for Purchase

Catherine Ryan 'Table'
acrylic & charcoal on paper,
12x 9" famed $450
email to: contact@cerasoligallery.com for Purchase

view more available Catherine Ryan works here+

02 September 2009

ROY NACHUM Artslant Review

The Patina of Paint Pixels- on line artslant review

"....There are a number of times in my life where I can think back and recall times where I’ve stood in front of a canvas and been struck by how differently I’d see the picture if I didn’t see the deep brush strokes or seen how the grain of a wooden panel gave an image added tension or movement. Many times in art there’s no substitute for the experience of standing in a room in front of the work, and ‘Prophecy’ certainly qualifies as one of those times...." read the full review here+

View the exhibition installation pictures here+