We are excited to be participating in an upcoming show at Project Gallery in Hollywood, CA. On display will be a complete series of our Sea Riders and Archers, Merchant & Harvest Goddesses, and some other new surprises… If you are in the area or know someone in LA that would be interested in attending – please spread the word : )
– BF & JDG
PROJECT GALLERY PRESENTS TROIKA
WHEN: Opening: Thursday, April 10, 7pm – 10pm Exhibit runs through: May 25, 2014
WHERE: PROJECT Gallery: 1553 North Cahuenga Blvd. Hollywood 90028
WHAT: PROJECT Gallery is proud to present TROIKA; a group exhibition featuring Carlson Hat-ton, Gentleman’s Game, GG and their unique and vastly varying styles of work through: (respectively) images and narratives derived from a psychotic reality, mixed media collaboration, and the personal experiences told through character.
About PROJECT Gallery:
Beautifully designed PROJECT Gallery is a cultural destination located in the center of Hollywood. PROJECT features actively rotating exhibitions with emerging and established artists and boasts a unique and creative event space with a modern edge. In a very short time PROJECT has held exhibitions for contemporary artists such as Zio Zigler, Ian Ross, Jeremiah Kille and street artist/muralist CANTSTOPGOODBOY. Diversified programming has included a group pop up with LA art venture CARTWHEEL and the highly regarded photography exhib-
its: Innocents by Moby, 50 Years of The Rolling Stones, Indian Larry by Timothy White and ROCK/FIGHT, all of which garnered national attention. The gallery has already received widespread media attention from LA Times, Entertainment Weekly, FAST COMPANY, KCET Artbound, LA Weekly, BL!SSS mag, Complex, Los Angeles Confidential, Refinery 29 and many others.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Born in San Diego, CA, Carlson Hatton has an extensive art education from The Cooper Union, BFA
The Ateliers, Amsterdam, NL (2 year post graduate program)and The Jan van Eyek Academic, Maastricht, NL(2 year Laureate program). His work explores the limits of the visual language created to reify that which is trou- blesome to depict and thus dependent on illustration. The symbiotic relation or fusion of environment and fig- ure, the passage of time, and the glow of light signifying celestial intervention. Drawing inspiration from music history, national geographic, fashion magazines, electronics catalogues and art history; my work traverses the visual vestiges of an imposed collective consciousness in search of meaning, unity or at least overlap.
For more information on Carlson please visit: http://www.carlsonhatton.com/
Gentleman’s Game is a collaboration by artists Brandon Friend and Jason Douglas Griffin. The creative process was visually depicted by the duo in a featured piece titled “A Gentleman’s Game” in their 2011 show Identity Crisis, where two chess players are seen countering projected moves by the other. Friend and Griffin have unique mixed media approaches to art which fuse seamlessly together in their collaborative works.
Their distinctive process of layer-based mark-making or ‘imprinting’ creates pieces with incredible depth and texture. The painters, who met over a decade ago while studying at the University of Maryland, have been work- ing together for a number of years, and explore themes of everyday life, sustainability, pop culture and myth. Gentleman’s Game is founded on mutual respect, trust, and fair play.
Gabriel Gimenez, better known as GG, is one of the youngest self-made artists residing in Miami. With a relent- less curiosity towards life and tremendous work ethics, GG has built a name for himself in the art and fashion community. His talents caught the eyes of art enthusiasts, and has shown in local, national and international art fairs, special events and galleries. His inspirations spring from personal life experiences, feelings, emotions, goals and events that affect our environment in a negative or positive way – a personal life analysis expressed through his characters, main character being Fado.