Art from the New World Opens Tonight

Juxtapoz // Saturday, 15 May 2010
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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

CHRIS ANTHONY

VAN ARNO

GARY BASEMAN

RAY CAESAR

COLIN CHRISTIAN

SAS CHRISTIAN (whose work is pictured first above)

LUKE CHUEH

COOP

DAVE COOPER

RON ENGLISH

NATALIA FABIA

KORIN FAUGHT

SARAH FOLKMAN

MELISSA FORMAN

AJ FOSIK

CAMILLE ROSE GARCIA

MERCEDES HELNWEIN

DAVID HOCHBAUM

SYLVIA JI

ERIC JOYNER

DAVE KINSEY

KUKULA

JOE LEDBETTER

HENRY LEWIS

LOLA

TRAVIS LOUIE

MICHAEL MARARIAN

ELIZABETH MCGRATH

MIA

BRANDI MILNE

BUFF MONSTER

MICHAEL PAGE

MARION PECK

JOSHUA PETKER

CARLOS RAMOS

JOHNNY RODRIGUEZ (KMNDZ)

GRETCHEN RYAN

MARK RYDEN

TODD SCHORR

KATHY STAICO SCHORR

MIKE STILKEY

GREG SIMKINS (CRAOLA)

JOE SORREN

DAVID STOUPAKIS

ADAM WALLACAVAGE

MARTIN WITTFOOTH

KENT WILLIAMS

 

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

Queen’s Road

Bristol, UK BS8 1RL

T: 0117 922 3571

www.bristol.gov.uk/museums

 

 

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