BEAST FROM A FOREIGN LAND – opening photos and artwork

Great opening in Tokyo last Friday for Beast From a Foreign Land with AJ Fosik.
Big thanks to all the artists, HPGRP Gallery and everyone who came out.
Check out the opening reception photos, available artwork as well as some of the press for the show.
ogi2
AVAILABLE ARTWORK -

SONY DSC
OPENING RECEPTION PHOTOS

PRESS FOR THE SHOW –
FECAL FACE – (USA)
YAHOO JAPAN – (JAPAN)
VERY NEARLY ALMOST – (UNITED KINGDOM)
HIDDEN CHAMPION – (JAPAN)
FASHION HEADLINE – (JAPAN)
ROOMIE – (JAPAN)
ELLE MAGAZINE – (JAPAN)
J WAVE RADIO – post and on air interview (JAPAN)
HI FRUCTOSE – (USA)

Beast From a Foreign Land with AJ Fosik on VNA

Nice write up from Very Nearly Almost magazine about the “Beast From a Foreign Land” show with AJ Fosik that Hellion is producing in Tokyo next month.

SONY DSC

Tall Trees of Portland book signing

My second book, “The Tall Trees of Portland” will be released next month along with a group show featuring all the artists in the book on April 3rd. This past Thursday night in the gallery we gathered everyone from the book together for a private party and signing event. Spectacular night to say the least. So much talent in one room. I admire and respect every single one of these folks. Thanks to Overcup books for publishing my books in a time when nobody gives a shit about books. Big thank you to Sizzle Pie and Gigantic Brewing Company for supporting the arts with the best pizza and beer in Portland. Thanks to my new gallery assistant Lauren for taking photos all night.
talltreespdxgroup

Images from the book signing at Hellion.

DSC00495.jpg
DSC00591.jpg
Zach Johnsen & Jshea
Jon Macnair
Meredith Dittmar and AJ Fosik
DSC00465.jpg

REVERSE ENGINEERED OPENING NIGHT

SONY DSC
Part 1 of our 2 part show this month featuring AJ FosikJsheaSouther SalazarTroy CoultermanMichael Alm and Yosakay Yamamoto opened last night.
Part 1 featured sculpture work from each artist at Hellion Gallery.  For part 2, I will be curating the Antler Gallery space.  This part will feature 2d companion pieces to the sculpture work from each artist.
Hellion Opening Reception – February 13th at 6pm (show closes on 3/1)
Antler Opening Reception – February 27th at 6pm (show closes on 3/29)

AVAILABLE ARTWORK –
MichaelAlm_North American Cougar (puma concolor cougar)

PART 1 OPENING NIGHT PHOTOS
SONY DSC

Michael Alm video

Check out this video from Michael Alm.  Michael is showing next month at Hellion in our big sculpture show, “Reverse Engineered” with AJ FosikJsheaSouther SalazarTroy Coulterman, and Yosakay Yamamoto.

 

MASSIVE beer release with AJ Fosik and Gigantic Brewing

On May 9th, Hellion collaborator Gigantic Brewing celebrates it’s first anniversary with the release of Massive. Massive is a limited edition barley wine style ale featuring label artwork from AJ Fosik.  Only 150 cases of this beer were made.  I have a feeling it will go quick.
Check out the video and photos from Massive being bottled.

DSC06884.jpg
DSC06900.jpg
DSC06918.jpg
DSC06732.jpg
DSC06734.jpg
DSC06739.jpg

Opening reception and available artwork from Everyday Anomalies

Thank you, thank you to everyone that came out on a cold January night to support the gallery.  Check out the available artwork from Troy Coulterman and the opening receptions photos.
Hellion is only 2 years old and I am amazed at how my little hidden gallery has grown.  2012 was an amazing year that included shows in Tokyo, San Diego and Portland; the release of my first book “The Tall Trees of Tokyo and consulting on the first ever Japanese food festival in Portland.  I am truly grateful for all support and kindness. I look forward to 2013 and all the crazy shit that awaits!

Everyday Anomalies - Troy Coulterman
Everyday Anomalies - Troy Coulterman
Everyday Anomalies - Troy Coulterman
Everyday Anomalies - Troy Coulterman
Everyday Anomalies - Troy Coulterman
Everyday Anomalies - Troy Coulterman

AJ Fosik studio visit

Had a chance to visit my pal AJ’s studio last week.  He is in the midst of completing a body of work for his “Lamplighter to the promised land” show at Guerrero gallery in San Francisco that opens November 10th.  Aj with assistance from his wife Kristi were elbow deep in the grindstone of creating these artifacts from some lost pyramid tribe of North America.  It was fascinating in the same way that watching a tv show with some rare surgical procedure being performed fascinates me.   I got to see the guts.  The guts are glorious.  Layers of glued plywood shaped with a band saw into beautiful bull horns, individual wood scales tacked on the body with the skill of a northwest roofer, faces and mouths exploding in wooden geometry.  Simple and complex Beautiful beasts.  The lucky folks in San Francisco will get to see the finished pieces in person next month.  You lucky, lucky bastards.