Posts Tagged ‘ Spaghetti Western ’

All Over Bar The Shooting

Well last Friday and Saturday, myself and six of my friends set ourselves up in a DIY warehouse space, usually home for underground gigs and band rehearsals. We hung our works around the room, set up a projector at one end of the room to play our favourite westerns and spent the night hanging out with all our friends both old and brand new.

Above are the woodcuts I had on display. I side-stepped the often expensive job of framing all my works with the help of some foamcore, bull-dog clips and a few bits of balsawood – setting up what I think was an aesthetically please display.

I have to send out a big lot of thanks, not only to the wonderful folks who came and bought my prints but all those who braved the unwelcome inclement weather over the two days of the show.

As far as I’m concerned, it was the most fun I’ve ever had at an art show and the Spaghetti Western theme played a big part of it! When was the last time you got to sit in a gallery, surrounded by some awesome art, having a drink and watching ‘A Few Dollars More’?

Here are all the works I contributed. They will appear online for sale HERE in the next day or so. Make sure you check back in.

Title: Lee Van Cleef  (2012)

Colour Woodcut on Kozo paper

45cm x 18cm

Edition of 10

Title: Two Horses Too Many (2011)

Woodcut & Gouache on Rives Etching Paper

36 x 15cm

Edition of 5

Title: Draw (2011)

Colour Woodcut on Kozo paper

36 x 15cm
Edition of 10

Title: El Corazon (2012)

Woodcut & Gouache on Rives Etching Paper

20.5 x 29cm

Open Edition

Title: El Nopal (2012)

Woodcut & Gouache on Rives Etching Paper

20.5 x 29cm

Open Edition

Title: Who Are You?

Woodcut & Gouache on Rives Etching Paper

29,5 x 13cm

Edition of 5

Title: Sugar Skull (2011)

Colour Woodcut on Kozo paper

20 x 35cm

Edition of 3

Title: Make Something (2011)

Colour Woodcut on Kozo paper

29cm x 29cm

Edition of 10

Title: El Mariachi (2011)

Woodcut (Test Print) on Butcher’s Paper

32 x 39.5cm

Test Pressing

High Noon!


Well, We’ve cleared out the space that this is in and the works have started to be hung.

Come rain, hail, shine or showdown, we gonna have a great time. If you’re in Brisbane come along. We holding the show from 6pm till late Friday and 10-3pm Saturday.

Wasted Dream II:The Showdown 24th & 25th February 2012

Above is my flyer for a group exhibition I’m going to be a part of next month. I’ll be distributing these flyers around Brisbane over the coming week. For me it’s more than just a group art show it’s a chance to exhibit my art with some of my best friends and other friends whom I admire a lot. This is the second of these DIY art shows that my friend Mikel has put together and this time we’ve added an extra dose of Spaghetti Western to the mix.

We’ve made a facebook event page. Go HERE for all the details.

I’m planning on having either nine or ten new works in the show. Eight of them are finished. Two are half done at the time of writing this. A few images of prints are already out and about or elsewhere on this blog. Sometimes for me the actual woodblocks are very different to the finished prints.

This one is my update on the theme of Mexican bingo cards (of which E has a whole set). This block looks nothing like the finished print that I have completely hand coloured with Gouache.

…and then there’s this block. If you’ve seen ‘Once Upon A Time In The West’ then this should be familiar to you. Still after a few goes at different versions of the print, I’m still yet to get anything that looks nearly as attractive as the woodblock itself. Luckily I still have a month to rectify this situation!

In other news, I’ve made another artist book and I think it looks pretty great. Make sure you check back in next week because I’ll post up all the details about it and how you can get yourself a copy. As with most things I do, I’m not a big edition kind of guy so I will only be making a limited number of books – I do hand make all of them myself and there’s only so many hours in the night. I do however have a plan this time so that no one misses out.

Lastly, I’ve still got a long list of art-related things I want to do and finish off but I think I’ll be taking the weekend off from art. The one photo I’m not going to post up is my swollen left wrist. An unfortunate side effect to too much carving over the last week or so. Stupid human body slowing me down.

Cheers,
Alex.

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