~AMERICAN HANDSCAPE/JUDGE & G. KELLY/THE ARM/OPENS TO-NITE
AMERICAN HANDSCAPE – opens to-nite – SAT JAN 19 – 7-10 PM – !!
A SHOW OF POSTERS & PRINTS BY: JUDGE & GINA KELLY – MUSIC BY SON WYATT
– DRINKS BY THE ARM –
THE SHOW RUNS: JANUARY 19 – FEBRUARY 6, 2008
THE ARM – 281 NORTH 7TH ST – BTWN HAVEMEYER & MEEKER – WILLIAMSBURG – BKLYN
HOURS: FRI – MON 12-6 PM OR BY APPOINTMENT
(DURING POSTED GALLERY SHOWS)
BAND POSTERS & OTHER SCREEN & ART PRINTS BY JUDGE AND G. KELLY, “TWO BUSY ARTISTS IN THE MUSIC POSTER SCENE” – NOW ON SHOW – AT THE ARM LETTERPRESS/GALLERY.
JUDGE (Kathleen Judge) – has been working in the medium of silk-screen printing for the past seven years. Previously she’s worked in animation and storyboarding for companies such as Calabash Productions and MTV. When Judge is not on tour with NEKO CASE, she travels to and fro in the country – from print studio to print studio – including Screwball Press, The Bird Machine, The Lower East Side Print Shop, Anchor Graphics and others.
– PRESS RELEASE
G. KELLY (Gina Kelly) moved from sculpture to silk-screening in January of 2006. She resides in Los Angeles and has shown recently with: Me and You Variety Candy-L.A., The Butcher Shop-Chicago, and Concrete Walls Gallery-L.A. Kelly’s studio doubles as her kitchen, and her images represent many bands, artists, and institutions including: CALIFONE, WILCO, BUILT TO SPILL, BONNIE PRINCE BILLY, SMOG, experimental animator BRENT GREEN, as well as THE GETTY, THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM and others – in her two years with the medium.
– PRESS RELEASE
UP-DATE: THURS JAN 24, 2008 – 6:40 PM
AMERICAN HANDSCAPE – is – simply – one of the best shows in NY right now.
The work is in multiples and still fairly under the radar – meaning !! – with prices averaging $20/$30/$40 a print – – you can not lose. unless you’re brain dead & miss out !!!! Some of the prints are in numbered editions. but, even the band posters – which were made in limited editions of 100/150 prints, max. – and with many, well at least some – lost to actual promotional use – i.e. stuck to venue windows, etc, even the band posters are serious collector’s items.
JUDGE was at the opening. G. KELLY was not – she was back in L.A.
JUDGE was that kind of down-to-earth talented craftsperson/artist one often meets up with on film crews or production sets. More a “roadie” than a “fine art studio” artist – her art nevertheless beats ‘hands-down’ – easily – a lot of what we’ve seen recently in Chelsea. Apart from touring and making many venue posters with NEKO CASE – an (a-m-a-z-i-n-g) girl singer, who is also is the long time singer for the hot VANCOUVER band – THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS – JUDGE has also made posters for: CALEXICO and FREAKWATER – with many examples of these, and the NEKO CASE posters – in the show.
G. KELLY posters cover bands such as: CALIFONE, WILCO, SEBADOH, ANDREW BIRD, and BONNIE PRINCE BILLY.
BRING CASH – THE ARM DOESN’T SEEM TO TAKE CREDIT CARDS – and if they have a few copies of the one on the wall – you want – you can get your print right away !! – cash & carry – can’t be better than that. (unless you want to bring into consideration – the BRIAN CHIPPENDALE SCREENPRINTS over at CINDERS – and they are $60/a piece. equal in print mastery – but very different in themes & tonality. get BOTH !!)
approaching THE ARM – 289 N 7TH STREET – IN WILLIAMSBURG – BKLYN – NY – !!
THE EXHIBITS ARE PRESENTED ON THE WALLS OF THE ARM LETTERPRESS STUDIO
DAN MORRIS – THE BRAIN – BEHIND – THE ARM. HE ALSO GIVES THE LETTERPRESS CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
JUDGE opens ‘AMERICAN HANDSCAPE’ AT THE ARM, JAN 19-FEB 6, 2008
we meet JUDGE at THE ARM, ‘AMERCAN HANDSCAPE’ OPENING, JAN 19, 2008
JUDGE, ‘NEKO CASE – 2007 AUSTRALIA’
you can check out NEKO CASE: here !!
don’t miss sampling her song: ‘BEHIND THE HOUSE’ – when you check out that website – there’s a download link halfway down on the left hand side
JUDGE, ‘NEKO CASE WITH ERIC BACHMANN’, silkscreen ($40)
G. KELLY, ‘CALVIN JOHNSON’
G. KELLY, ‘SEBADOH’ ($30)
G. KELLY, ‘BONNIE “PRINCE” BILLY’, silkscreen, edition 55/97 ($35)
G. KELLY, ‘CALIFONE & WILCO’, silkscreen poster ($40)
JUDGE, ‘FRETBOARD JOURNAL 2007’, silkscreen, edition 39/146 ($20)
IF I HAD $20 – WOULD I BUY IT ? – MOST DEFINITELY, YES !! – DIDN’T HAVE THE CASH ON HAND – BUT HIT UP THE NEXT DOOR DELI’S ATM – EMPTIED OUT THE ACC’T – AND WALKED AWAY – PRETTY HAPPY !! THE PRINT IS VERY DETAILED, NUMBERED & SIGNED ON THE BACK – AND HAS AN AMAZING IRRIDESCENT GLAZE TYPE LAYER ON THE FRETS – YOU CAN JUST MAKE IT OUT – AT THE LEFT HAND SIDE of THE PHOTO.
JUDGE HAD SOME OF HER ORIGINAL SCREENS ON DISPLAY – THIS IS THE SCREEN FOR: ‘CALEXICO NOV 3 2007 TOUR’
ANGUS TARNAWSKY of the Australian band, BACHELOR Of ARTS, drops by THE ARM, with him, THE ARM founder/director DAN MORRIS.
VANDERCOOK UNIVERSAL PRESS, at THE ARM
C & P PILOT, C & P PILOT, CHALLENGE 25″ GUILLOTINE, BOXCAR PHOTOPOLYMER PLATE BASES, at THE ARM
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH, AT THE OPENING, ‘AMERICAN HANDSCAPE’, THE ARM, JAN 19, 2007
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ARTLOVERS NOTES WITH – DEEP REGRET – ON THE ARM GALLERY – HOME PAGE – A SHOW WE WISHED !! – WE HADN’T MISSED !! THIS PAST OCTOBER 2007 – AT THE ARM:
IAN VANEK (of JAPANTHER) – PRESENTS – ‘6 YEARS IN A VAN: A POSTER ART SHOW’
Opening at The Arm – October 20th, 2007 at 8PM.
Featuring the live music of Hornet Leg from Olympia, Washington.
ABOVE: B & W PHOTO HORNET LEG COURTESY/THE ARM HOMEPAGE
THE ARM – IS A SMALL SCALE – GOODS FACTORY – & – GALLERY – LETTERPRESS STUDIO – IN BROOKLYN
FOR MORE ABOUT: THE ARM !!
and check out: www.judgeworks.com