Art from the New World Opens TonightJuxtapoz // Saturday, 15 May 2010
This exhibit plans to build on the massive success of last summer’s Banksy vs Bristol Museum, the exhibition that catapulted Bristol to the top of that survey, drawing almost 4,000 visitors per day.
Art From the New World presents a diverse range of artists, spanning the spectrum from pop surreal and neo-figurative to street art in the exhibition. Virtually all of the works have been specifically created for the show and will infiltrate not only the exhibition gallery, but most of the ground floor of the museum. There will be a full programme of events accompanying the exhibition and visitors will have the opportunity to buy a limited edition set of prints signed by the artists. Highlights include:
• A fifteen-foot tall “ice cream cone” balloon sculpture created by, and topped with the characters of well-known street artist Buff Monster (who is featured in Banksy’s new film, Exit Through the Gift Shop). The artist will also be on-site creating a “live painting” of murals on select museum walls during the days immediately leading up to the exhibition.
• On opening day, paintings by world-renowned artist Gary Baseman will come to life as a special collection of his costumed characters makes a rare appearance to interact with museum guests.
• The Todd Schorr painting “An Ape Allegory”, featured in San Jose Museum’s Todd Schorr retrospective and on loan from the Corey Helford private collection will be on display in the main rotunda.
• Artist Mike Stilkey will transform a wall of 2,000 books* into a ten-foot “canvas” for his work. The unique sculptural installation will greet visitors as they enter the museum.
Participating artists include:
JOSH AGLE (SHAG)
JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER
SAS CHRISTIAN (whose work is pictured first above)
CAMILLE ROSE GARCIA
JOHNNY RODRIGUEZ (KMNDZ)
KATHY STAICO SCHORR
GREG SIMKINS (CRAOLA)
Art From the New World
Public opening date: Saturday, May 15th, 2010
The exhibit will remain on view through August 22, 2010
Free entry. Open daily 10am-5pm
Bristol’s City Museum & Art Gallery
Bristol, UK BS8 1RL
T: 0117 922 3571