Thursday, August 27, 2009

skate boards bikes and cleaning services

Rhonda from Dirt Gallery sent this shot of New Image Cleaning Service!

Amber's car broke down so she skateboarded to work! So cute!!!!!

Went to the Bike Show on Melrose and Hyperion. This piece is made of bike tires!

Ed Templeton Interview on Juxtapoz.com

Part 1 of 2: http://www.juxtapoz.com/Features/exclusive-interview-kelly-d-williams-x-ed-templeton
Part 2 of 2: http://www.juxtapoz.com/Features/exclusive-interview-kelly-d-williams-x-ed-templeton-part-2

I will be at the opening to celebrate the latest collaboration of the dynamic duo. The DF's will be showing sculpture made of paper mache. Can't wait to see this and please stop by Gallery 24SF opening to see the Date Farmer's and their latest project and all of us.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Brushstrokes with Norman Vename

Malibu in the Morning Joshua Tree in the Afternoon!

Here are some cool shots of the Dessert that a very talented photographer took.
We will have a new web sight up soon -- Finally and we needed some dessert shots thus the trip to Joshua Tree in the height of August!!!
Anyway it was hot as hell and more beautiful than Heaven!
Not too corny- right???

Friday, August 21, 2009

Kassia Meador came in to show us her art and Malibu is pumping

Here are a few pics of the wonderful surfer Kassia. She has been taking lots Polaroids. we were stoked on her new photos and amazing energy. There is also a good swell coming up and if you have a chance and don't mind the crowds get out to Malibu tomorrow.

Kassie is currently riding on new versions of traditional surfboards made out wood without scags - they're super fast!

Here is a really wonderful sand painting by an anonymous sand painter from northern California that Kassie turned us onto.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

District 9 is Awesome

Go see this movie before you hear to much about it!!!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Carlos and Armando ideas worth waiting for!

The Date Farmers came in today from the desert.
We are sending print ideas back and forth with POW London.
The POW prints are going to be SICK!!!!

Also the guys took a wind up toy and made their own ridiculous illustrated version. Should be up on utube in a day or so....

Monday, August 10, 2009

Art Majors Win Again!

Virginity rates among students by major
Source: Counterpoint magazine at Wellesley College

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Michael and Pepper's Awesome Collection

I will probably be adding to this post. This is the home of my collector's Michael and Pepper. They are both architects. I will soon be posting some of the homes Michael has designed.
Michael and Pepper ,otherwise known as the Texans, are all about supporting young artists and building an on going cohesive, mostly figurative collection. It is
effortless for them because their collecting comes from a deep and sincere place. They collect before anyone and they have listened to me most of the time! Their own vision and style proceed them...
A few of the things they have taught me is to not be afraid to overlap,use strong color in interiors and mix everything you like regardless and to collect art.
The more one collects art the more you see
it really does make sense (or maybe it doesn't) - but either way there is a lot to think about and
enjoy! They have helped tons of artists all over and have supported New Image Art thur the years. Many of the works below come from NIA. Not all of them but I forgive them!!!

This is one of my favorite artists - I just love this series of works by Iona R Brown and Iona is so cool!
A piece from the show ended up reviewed in the NY Times.

They have many Twist works this is one of the large ones.
The Great Margaret Kilgallen

Jo Jackson put skulls on the map before anyone!

This is the first Date Farmer's painting Carlos and Armando brought to the gallery(after they brought the card board drawings in the time before). This time
they bribed me with a half a case of dates... Pepper bought this painting and another one within the first minute of seeing it.
Michael and Pepper's support of the Date Farmers encouraged me and the guys... This is a very early work by the DF's. Their figures were a bit boxier then and monochromatic.

Ed Templeton

The works below were painted by Rebecca Westcott. Rebecca was run over by a drunk driver while changing her tire at the
age of 28. I gave her probably her first solo show. I am 99 percent sure of that. She is having a
show at the Smithsonian Musem in Washington DC this November. Some of the works below
will be on view. These paintings were in the bedroom I stayed in while in Houston. They
seem so important.

Matt leines
Chris Johanson
Neck Face
Chris Lindig SF artist. One of my all time favorite shows! It is nice that these works are intact.

The Bast everyone wants is in the main bedroom.

A sensitive work by Clare Rojas
The Bast Chair
Neck Face sculpture and Jerry King painting in the den

There are many more large and major works which I will try to post soon, Jeff Soto's first show
at my gallery is in their house but I could not get a good shot. Large Swoons,Faile,Caroline Hwang installation,incredible Matt leines,Cleon Petersons,more Date Farmer works....The house is in a book on Texas Interiors,
I am not sure if I am doing it justice, maybe you have to experinece it in person.