From RH Gallery: NEW YORK – January 31, 2013 – Michael Kagan, Jean-Pierre Roy and RH Gallery are pleased to announce Single Fare 3. This third annual open-call exhibition invites artists to make work on a tiny, innocuous piece of plastic: the New York City Metrocard! The exhibition opens at RH Gallery on February 13th, 2013 and will be on view through February 22nd. Over one thousand artists working across disciplines including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and video will submit art on Metrocards to the exhibition. RH Gallery’s entire 3500 square foot space will be consumed by tiny works of art reflecting a network of artist communities in New York and beyond. With last year’s edition bringing lines around the block, the expanded third edition show is sure to be a sensation. All works will be sold beginning at the reception on February 13th open to the public, from 6-9pm. The first hour from 6-7pm will offer collectors their first choice works for $200 each, following which all works will be sold for $100. Beginning on February 14th, works will be available for purchase at the gallery through February 22nd as well as online at www.single-fare.com.
85 East 4th st. New York, NY
“A holiday party for the friends and artists of Kraine Gallery!
Just in time for the holidays, Kraine Gallery presents Put a Bow On It 2012, a collection of small works all priced under $300. Art will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Once sold, each piece will immediately be wrapped (complete with bow!) and sent on its merry way.”
In light of the holiday season we are pleased to offer you 20% off all purchases in the bluetan store through January 5th. Prints and Zines make fantastic gifts!
Use promo code “holidaysale” at check out.
Amsterdam Study #2
According to Strasser:
“It has taken me over 20 years to completely paint what I want. My work is mostly about using found material and placing it in a new context and giving it new life. This creates a certain kind of poetry with the found detritus. I also believe sex and death should always be present in a piece. There’s a Dionysian Apollonian pull of divine inspiration and the latticework of coincidence”
11” x 8.5”
Claiming home as North Carolina and residing in Brooklyn, NY, Joseph O’Neal creates a transcendental dialogue through a system driven by the archaic. Symbols, phonetics, and imagery come descendent from a past that, in the words of Motherwell, “…could only have been conceived of at present.”
11” x 8.5”
oil pastel, pencil on paper
Joe Strasser and Joseph O’Neal will have a piece in Archipelago Books annual benefit auction. Archipelago Books is a not-for-profit literary press dedicated to promoting cross-cultural exchange through international literature in translation. Come out and support a good cause.
Purchase Tickets Here: Archipelago Benefit Auction Tickets
Browse Auctionables Here: Archipelago Auction
november 29, 2012
7 p.m., live auction begins at 7:30
10 river terrace
new york city
subway: chambers st [1, 2, 3, a, c]
bluetan collective is excited to announce WOODHULL, a group exhibition of paintings, photographs, works on paper and collaborative installation at Brooklyn FireProof featuring Geoff Henshall, Steve Chellis, Joe Strasser, Joseph O’Neal and Brandon Fonville. Very special musical performance by SoftSpot.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
7pm - 11pm
119 Ingraham street., Brooklyn, NY
10.6 - 10.19.12
reception: Saturday Oct.6th 6-8pm
Space Womb Contemporary Gallery
22-48 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY
Joseph O’Neal will be participating in Amalgamation. A group exhibition of varying styles and mediums. Other artists include JongWang Lee, Kumasi Barnett, Rachel Fagiono, and more.
Film por Vida at Book & Job Gallery
There’s a ton of great photography for sale through San Francisco’s Book & Job Gallery following their showing of the traveling Film por Vida Print Exchange Program show. Framed prints from Jai Tanju, Brandon Fonville, Dave Schubert, Greg Hunt, Tobin Yelland, Bryce Kanights, Joe Brook, Dennis McGrath and many more.
and don’t forget to check out our bluetan shop for a rotating collection of affordable prints, zines and more!
In a continuing effort to offer quality work to collectors of all budgets, we are pleased to announce the release of Brooklyn Boxers a zine by George Spencer.
Brooklyn Boxers is a 36 page zine compiled of over 40 selected images from George Spencer’s 1000 plus series of boxers dating back to 1989. Spencer’s direct blue-collar approach to painting lends well to the traditional zine format. Brooklyn Boxers also offers an insightful seven page conversation with George Spencer and Joseph O’Neal.
[ “Boxing match right in the front yard. The guy calls him out; the guy comes out and they’re just punching each other in the face. They’re duking it out, and I’m just like I can’t believe this, you just don’t see that everyday. I got the camera and I’m like I gotta film it. So I’m filming it. Then I’m kind of like well this is fucked up what if they get pissed at me. I’m putting the camera down, I’m filming it a little bit, it was just kind of… really had me kind of weirded out, cause I felt really a part of it in a really weird way. So that was the absolute first boxing piece I ever did.”] - Spencer excerpt from conversation with Joseph O’Neal
5.25” x 8.25” laser printed
color cover/black and white zine
36 pages, stapled
published by bluetan
signed and numbered edition of 40
published June 2012
plastic wrapped with stickers and buttons.
The Film por Vida show is traveling to Norway and the venue looks awesome!
Film por Vida Print Exchange
May 11 - 20, 2012
show is dedicated to Ross Rogers