20080329

THE MOST EXPLOSIVE PICTURE OF THE YEAR!

Hello!

THE MOST EXPLOSIVE PICTURE OF THE YEAR!, a solo exhibition of new drawings by Steak Mtn., opens at The Threadless Gallery in Chicago from April 4th to April 29th, with an opening party on the 4th from 7pm to 9pm.

For THE MOST EXPLOSIVE PICTURE OF THE YEAR!, Steak Mtn. is hanging three different phases of his work. The first section will be dedicated to showcasing the hundreds of xeroxed voodoo, doodles on tracing paper and full scale ink illustrations that have been utilized for some of the punk & noise records he has designed and illustrated over the past ten years. The second section will be images from a small series of color studies that rely on text and inky illustration to create disparate & seamy narratives. The third section will be the debut of his very recent pencil drawings, a series structured on transgressive statements, haunted house imagery & thick seeming minimalism.

Steak Mtn. will be on hand for the opening with a limited three color screenprint made for especially for EXPLOSIVE, plus that night their will be the premiere of a (long in the works) top secret Steak project. If you can't make the anytime in April, all of the work (minus the Scrapbook Wall of Death) is online at http://www.steakmtn.com/explosive.

Thanks!
Steak Mtn.
http://www.steakmtn.com
http://www.steakmtn.com/explosive



Bio :
Steak Mtn. (or Christopher Norris) is a vaguely successful graphic artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Since 1996, he has been illustrating/designing records, merchandise and ephemera for bands & record labels with clients including Against Me!, Atom and his Package, Panthers, Sire/Warner Bros., Vice/Atlantic & Earache Records. Recently, he has been branching out from the music industry by bringing his graphic gallows humor to snowboards (Rome), branding (MTV, Esther Creative Group) & clothing companies (Threadless Select, Shirtkiller, Art in the Age).

20080328

April 4th brings THE MOST EXPLOSIVE PICTURE OF THE YEAR!!!

Next week on APRIL 4TH, my first solo show is happening in Chicago at the THREADLESS GALLERY (THREADLESS RETAIL STORE). I will post more about it this monumental evhttp://www.blogger.com/img/gl.link.gifen next week, but in the meantime look at the BONGOUT SHIRT I DID recently and a really frank & LOUDMOUTH INTERVIEW I did a few months ago that I forgot all about. Sometimes you design things you wished you didn't forget, sometimes you say things publicly you wish you could forget forever.

Here is the poster for next weeks triumphant THE MOST EXPLOSIVE PICTURE OF THE YEAR!!!!

20080314

The Second Coming of Golf

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

PALE HORSE (FORMERLY BLACKOUT CREATIONS) PRESENTS "THE SECOND COMING" GRAND RE-OPENING ART SHOW STARTING SATURDAY, MARCH 15TH.

30+ local, national and international artists will be showcasing Four-Horseman themed artwork.
St. Petersburg, FL, March 1st, 2008 – With Blackout Creations no more, graphic designer, Chris Parks is carrying on with the new name, Pale Horse Graphic Design and Art Gallery. To celebrate this new beginning, a new art exhibit entitled "The Second Coming" will be on display starting Saturday, March 15th through Saturday, March 29th, 2008.

This exhibit includes new works by Kathie Olivas, Brandt Peters, Rob Schwager, Hydro 74, Bask, Red Labor, Jarrod Eastman, Steak Mountain, Horsebites, Dan Mumford Josh Taylor and many more. You may have seen artwork by these artists in magazines like Juxtapoz and Computer Arts, as the cover art for your favorite CD, on the t-shirt you are wearing right now or at other galleries across the globe. Well-known, Tampa Bay area artist, Brandon Dunlap, is also co-curating the show.

The opening reception is Saturday, March 15th from 8:00 - 11:00 pm at 19 MLK Jr. St. S., St. Petersburg, FL.

There is no cover, all ages are welcome and free drinks with proper ID.

Music provided by DJ Muggles. Sponsored by Scion and Red Bull.

Also for more info and directions to Pale Horse, please visit.
Pale Horse Link


So......here is the image I gave them. I mean, Nicklaus......"Old Nick"....right? Evil? Anyway.....

20080306

RADAR EYES curated by Seripop in Chicago!


On top of DRAW in London, I am also in the RADAR EYES that opens in Chicago tomorrow, Friday March 7th. It is curated by the trusted wackos of Montreal, Seripop, who are pretty much the absolute final word on screenprinting alchemy these days. My piece in the show is YAY GOD :
Which you have seen floating around these parts for a bit. If you can't make it to Chicago to purchase this, then go over here or here and order a copy of Apenest from Cody. He is including a very small run of YAY GOD screenprints as a small incentive of buying issue 2 from him directly.

Here is the press release for RADAR EYES.

FRIDAY MARCH 7, 2008 7pm - 1am
The Co-prosperity Sphere presents:

RADAR EYES: A SURVEY OF HALLUCINOGENIC PRINTMAKING
curated by Reuben Kincaid and Seripop

Co-Prosperity Sphere
3219 S Morgan St
773-837-0145

Canadian Print duo Seripop (http://www.seripop.com) and Reuben Kincaid ( http://www.reubenkincaid.blogspot.com/ ) are hosting a large group show representing the works of over 40 different experimental printmakers on March 7, 2008. The exhibition contains work sharing a similar aesthetic highlighting the talents of artists and designers making hand drawn, ephemeral work. Many of the prints depict distortions of perception, altered states of awareness and geometric, sometimes hallucinogenic subject matter or compositions.

For a quick look at a few of the hundred or so works on display please visit:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/versionfest/sets/72057594136155224/

Show opens at 7pm

At 9pm we will ask for a $5 donation for the hot entertainment

Live music By the Chandeliers and Fought
Beer by Grolsch
Cookies Courtesy: Aron Kincaid

For more information go to:
CLICK HERE FOR A PREVIEW OF THE SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!


!!!!! This show inaugurates a new era for the Co-Prosperity Sphere. We made some upgrades and improvements to the space and hope you like it as much as we do !!!!

If you really really dig prints and want a special preview of the work before it is all sold please join us between 6-9pm on Thursday, March 6 for a preview at the Co-Prosperity Sphere.

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DRAW!

People of the United Kingdom! I am in a group show that opens this Friday, March 7th (and closes March 23rd) at http://www.blogger.com/img/gl.link.gif called DRAW. Curated by Erik Foss & Curse Mackey, and featuring rad people like (my trusted friend) Mark McCoy, Chris Johanson, Kerry King (yes....that KK), Maya Hayuk, Clive Barker, Kat Von D & about a bajillion other quality pencil and pen movers. Click here and here to see my two pieces if in fact you are not a London Dungeoner. Below is the show flyer! Awesome!