Monday, April 30, 2012

The Reclamation: Process



 The Reclamation, 68 x 96 inches, oil on canvas.  The following photos show the process from start to finish.





Sunday, April 29, 2012

Lyric Group Show in Detroit

My contribution to the Lyric Show at 323 East Gallery in Royal Oak, MI curated by Glenn Barr.

All Stripped Down, 12x12 inches, oil on wood  
323East and Glenn Barr Studios Presents: Lyric 2012 Curated by Glenn Barr
Artists Reception from 6-11p on Saturday April 21st 2012 @ 323East in Royal Oak, MI.
Exhibition on View from April 21st - May 16th 2012  - This event is free and open to the public.

On the heels of the last March’s inaugural Lyric exhibition at 323East Gallery, Glenn Barr is back to curate the second incarnation of his pervasive musically themed group exhibition Lyric 2012.  With an expanded roster of local and international artists ranging from lowbrow, pop surrealism, graffiti and illustration, this show is set to be the largest group exhibition to date at the Metro Detroit gallery named Best of Place to Buy Art (for the 3rd Year in A Row!) by Real Detroit Weekly.

For this exhibition Glenn had one simple request for each artist: Each piece of art must be 12 x 12 inches, paying homage to the timeless beauty that can fit on the cover of a vinyl record. Each artist has been given free reign to draw inspiration from their favorite artist, album, song or lyric and put their personal interpretation to canvas.   

"Music and its lyrics can always stimulate our emotions as well as leave us contemplating a visual narrative. Artists have always been known to use lyrics as inspiration and with this have created some of the greatest works in the world. This exhibition will illuminate the artist’s personal transcription from a song lyric to canvas." - Glenn Barr


Archaic Ornaments Opening Night








Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Archaic Ornaments Solo Exhibition Opening Thursday April 12th



April 12th 2012 to May 5th 2012
Opening: April 12th 2012, 6-9pm
 
Bold Hype Gallery is proud to present Archaic Ornaments, Beau Stanton’s New York solo debut exhibition. This collection of paintings references ancient myth and mysticism, the relationship between creation and destruction, and vestiges of our collective unconscious. Please join us for the opening reception on April 12th, 2012 from 6-9pm.
Unearthing ancient narratives from the detritus of industrial decline, where Sirens grapple with sinking ships and Sibyls predict cataclysmic events, Beau Stanton gilds his apocryphal myth with the graphical elements of creation, destruction and rebirth, inviting the viewer inside our collective unconscious ornamented by layers of chipped artifice and the rusted machinations of time.
The work combines classical oil painting with intricate silk-screened patterns inspired by pre-modern architecture, letterpress printing designs, and decayed infrastructure. To create the unifying foundation for the body of work, Stanton began exploring abandoned 19th century sites around the greater New York City area, collecting photo references, cogs and gears from Staten Island's Rossville Boat Yard, and metal and glass from Brooklyn's Dead Horse Bay. The initial studies of these artifacts were distilled into highly ornate silk-screened compositions. Finally, the pieces are fully rendered with oil paint, manipulating focus, light, and perspective.
Stanton hails from California and was influenced heavily by the Aesthetic Movement as well as Realist painters Andrew Wyeth and Alphonse Mucha. He relocated to New York after graduation in 2008, and has since been mentored by New York Pop Surrealist Ron English. He has exhibited work with Ad Hoc Art, Gallery Hijinks, Opera New York, and Last Rites Galleries.
Archaic Ornaments opens April 12th and runs through May 5th, 2012 and is open to the public. For more information on the exhibition or Beau Stanton please visit boldhype.net or email us at eric@boldhype.com.