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11523 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City CA 90066 310 313 4931
For Immediate Release: November 17, 2008
For Press Contact: 310 313 4931 firstname.lastname@example.org
“$399. & UNDER!”
Buy ART for Holiday Gifts That Will Never Be Thrown Away!
A fine Art Reduced Priced Sale, Fashion, Film, Music, Performance, Design Riot
Make Warhol’s Ghost Proud: Eccentric-Stylish-costume Hair & Dress Encouraged!
Black Cat Gallery December 6-January 20 Hours: Friday & Saturday 11-6pm & By Appointment
Opening & Artists’ Reception Sat. December 6, 2008 7pm-Midnight
Live music (12 Midnight): FANGS ON FUR myspace.com/fangsonfur.com
Live Painting: J MARTIN Jmartindesigns.com MARK DERAUD markderaudartist.com
Dj’s DARREN REVELL indie103.1.com www.myspace.com/bigsonicheaven RAIN myspace.com/rainbow_arcoiris
Live Gothic Fashion Divas : fatal impact fatalimpact.com www.myspace.com/fatalimpact
Indie Films (7-12 Midnight): “The Three Sisters” and “Portals” by JUN TIANGCO III j2t3.com
The Black Cat Gallery in Culver City, presents “$399 and UNDER!” a multi-creative outburst with extremely reduced prices on artworks by LA’s best artists.
Opening night for “$399 and UNDER!” is Saturday, December 6, 2008 from 7pm-12 Midnight and will feature the Artists’ Reception, Live Fashion models, Live Music and DJ mixing, Live Action Painting, Indie Film, and Architecture, all of the violently original. There will be $399. And Under priced Artworks by JAMES MATHERS, NORTON WISDOM, TERRELL MOORE, TIMOTHY WILLIMAS, ORION, ANGIE MASON, ABRIL ANDRADE, GEZA X, TIM MOHAWK, CHRISTOPHER MOONLIGHT, TIM TIMMERMAN, STEVE BALDINO, HERWIG MARURER, JEREMY CORBELL, DAWN LAUREEN, ERIC FOBAIR, TIM TIMMERMAN, KEVIN ROLLY, JOSE WANTLAND, RALPH BONILLA, MICHAEL CASEY, JUSTIN KALMEN, KATRINA BEA, EDWIN BETHEA, MICHAEL SPITALETTO, and many more artists TBA.
FANGS ON FUR will be assaulting the eyes and ears of all with their ferocious and well-crafted music delivered with a style all their own @ midnight. Fangs on Fur combine their Gothic/New Wave melodies and tight slamming Punk attack with a Diva Art Fright stage show. If you want to hear something ORIGINAL and you like the Goth/Punk guitar sound of TSOL, wild stage antics of Iggy Pop, and the haunted singing style and visuals of Siouxie Sou, Fangs on Fur are for you. With a lineup featuring ex members of Christian Death, 45 Grave, Faith and the Muse, and The Leaving Trains comes a talented sound and fury by musical artists who know what the hell they are doing. They even design and create their own clothes! Look for their Fangs on Fur EP on Pachinkore Records. To eject from your life the corporate filth of Blink 182 and Greenday that’s been shoved down your throat see Fangs on Fur live at Black Cat and visit www.myspace.com/fangsonfur & fangsonfur.com You’ll get immediate results.
DARREN REVELL, the visionary DJ, creator and host of Big Sonic Heaven on Indie 103.1 will be administering his favorite musical meds all night within the gallery.
By combining Ethereal Dreampop, Shoe Gaze, Goth/Industrial, and Dark Romantic Rock for masterfully created sets Revell will be spinning his musical menagerie of sounds for 399. & Under! by mixing the timeless songs of yesterday-Cocteau Twins, My Bloody Valentine, Portishead, Bauhaus- with the songs of the here and now:
Panda Riot, The Verve, Sigur Ros, Autolux, and Goldfrapp. Indie103.1.com www.myspace.com/bigsonicheaven
JMARTIN, artist/custom clothing designer for J-Low, Gwen Stefani, Dave Navarro, LA Laker Smush Parker, P Diddy, Ayu Hamaski, etc. will be airbrushing fashion models throughout the evening. For the first time in NBA history, an NBA player, (Smush Parker), is wearing custom painted shoes by J. JMartin can paint on anything under the sun and make it electric. Jmartindesigns.com
JUN TIANGCO III will be projecting two of his silent films “The Three Sisters” and “Portals”. “The Three Sisters”, starring Rainbow Underhill, explores the inner disturbing spaces of a schizophrenic woman who isn’t aware of her three separate sides. “Portals is a color visual story about the creative flow in artists and following the connection to the source where it comes from. j2t3.com
FATAL IMPACT the online Gothic, Punk, and Dark Counter Culture clothing and accessorie store will be featuring Drop Dead Gothic Fashion Divas all night.
Fatal Impact is owned and operated by the highly-creative and soon to be married duo Goth Model, Fashion Designer and Musician Kitty Corey and Post Punk/Goth DJ Jamey Wheeler. Look for Fatal Impact discount coupons for clothes and accessories that shock, scare and inspire during the opening reception.
Complimentary AGWA BUZZ cocktails, (a new LEGAL liqueur distilled from coca leaves from Bolivia), ALIZE’ fruit cognac cocktails, and organic BLISS tea will be served on the outdoor smoking patio by the Saints and Sinners bar blessing godz.
http://www.agwabuzz.com/ http://www.absente.com/ http://www.alize.com/ http://www.blisstea.com/
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE ARTS !
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
The BLACK CAT GALLERY blackcatart.com myspace.com/theblackcatgallery
11523 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City CA 90066 310 313 4931
"NIGHT GALLERY: STUDIO ART PARTY"
Saturday, November 15, 2008 7pm-12 Midnight
Main Room Fine Art Exhibit featuring:
TIMOTHY WILLIAMS myspace.com/timothywilliamsart timothywilliamsart.blogspot.com
GEZA X myspace.com/gezaxart
Sub-Gallery Fine Art Exhibit featuring:
CHRISTOPHER MOOONLIGHT myspace.com/moonlightandmermaids
Live Gothic/Acoustic Music by:
MICHAEL BERG (10:30 pm) myspace.com/minus12
PETER SEAN MALONEY (10:00 pm) myspace.com/peterseanmaloney
JUN TIANGCO III j2t3.com
Make Warhol’s Ghost Proud: Eccentric Dress Encouraged!
Triad birthday bash for Timothy Williams, James Mathers, Eric Dhyrsen
Like Willem DeKooning, Artist/Musician TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, supported his art making by house painting. Finding discarded vintage doors and windows from the houses he painted and off the street, distressing them further and placing his oceanic-stained glass paintings behind the glass Timothy’s work gained notoriety and started selling in famed Venice artist Terrell Moore’s Westminster Garage Gallery in the 90’s and is now included with the likes of Picasso and Matisse in Hammer Museum owners Michael Hammer Collection, Weinstein Gallery Director Michael Miller, Bauhaus/Love & Rockets Bass Man David J, and film producer Alan Mindel. "Timothy has hit upon an original style. I haven’t seen anything that looks quite like his work. I appreciate the way his art looks old and mysterious yet new and never seen before." -Michael Hammer. Timothy and actress wife, Rainbow Underhill, opened the seminal Culver City Black Cat Gallery known for it’s melting cauldron of creativity. Since 2000 Black Cat’s shows have included fine art, music, dj’s, architecture & fashion shows. Los Angeles Times listed Black Cat as one of LA’s best galleries.
myspace.com/timothywilliamsart timothywilliamsart.blogspot.com myspace.com/musicbyblackcat
Since Andy Warhol gave JAMES MATHERS his first one man show at New York’s famed Paige Powell Gallery, where Jean-Michel Basquiat also made his start, the World of Art has undeniably recognized the fierce talent and genius of this LA based Soul Attacking, Mind-Bending Master Painter. Mather’s collectors include the famous
Corsini Family of Florence, Actors Nicholas Cage, Eric Idle (Monty Python) and Beverly D’Angelo, Crowded House singer Tim Finn, and Dublin’s famed Guinness Draught Co. Owner Marina Guinness. The Art of Mr. Mathers will arrest your vision, flex your convictions, slap and somehow soothe your soul. James has shown at Edgemar Center for the Arts, Turskin Whitney, Phoenix, Sponto, Attack, Zero One, Charley Cowles, Gracy Mansion, and Nature Mort Galleries in the states and has also shown internationally in Zurich, Rome, Berlin, Dublin, and Amsterdam. Adding to his prolific art career James has also directed 3 independent feature films, "Crushproof", "Bungalow 19", "Karmageddon" and had a major role in "Malibu Song"- a documentary film about the state closure and destruction of the homes of the Topanga Arts Community.
Legendary platinum music producer GEZA X helped invent Punk Rock producing seminal acts Black Flag, The Germs, Dead Kennedy’s, etc. and performing/recording his own art damaged music since punk’s beginning in the late 70’s. His productions of "Holiday in Cambodia" for the Dead Kennedys and "Lexicon Devil" for The Germs separated California's punk sound from others at the time with its eccentricity, humor and spunk, making Los Angeles very different than the scene in New York or London. In the 90’s Geza produced Meredith Brooks’s song "Bitch" which went platinum ranking #2 on the charts and the musical bible Billboard Magazine voted Geza "Best Producer of the Year" in 1997. Since the 80’s Geza began taking pictures of the early punk scene. Geza now takes those pictures, such as a 1979 photo he shot of Red Hot Chili Pepper singer Anthony Keidis, dramatically alters it via computer, prints the altered photo on canvas, adds paint to the canvas and frames the completed works with copper tubing. He describes his artworks as "Biomorphic Shutterings." The neo-Warhol, pop-iconic, and vibrantly colorful style work comes across as contemporary to the core with harrowing whispers of yesterday. Geza has shown in several group shows including Track 16 and Black Cat Galleries. Geza’s art collectors include Tool manager Victoria Blake, Philanthropist Cameron Melville, and famed artist manager and collector Peter Hursch.
MICHAEL BERG will be performing his musically superb and highly original dark folk/nighttime cafÈ ballads at 10PM.
David J of Bauhaus/Love and Rockets has recently produced Michael’s new album "Lights Down", which gives shades of Nick Drake and Jacques Brel sung with Michael’s own unique storytelling style. Against the backdrop of his fingerpicked guitar or piano you will find this is real music by a real artist! If you are ailing from the C-grade "singer/songwriter" musical impostors who shove insipid music into our lives via big media, Michael Berg is your new medicine man! Give "Save Me" a listen for immediate relief, musical inspiration and hope from the evening shadows.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Event: NIGHT GALLERY: "STUDIO ART PARTY" at Black Cat Gallery
Saturday November 15, 2008 7pm-12 Midnight Free Admission
and in the Sub-Gallery: CHRISTOPHER MOONLIGHT
Triad B-Day Bash for Timothy Williams, James Mathers, Eric Dhyrsen
Gothic/Acoustic Music by MICHAEL BERG myspace.com/musicminustwelve & PETER SEAN MALONEY myspace.com/peterseanmaloney
DJ: RAIN & JUN TIANGCO III
Eccentric Dress Encouraged!
Timothy WilliamsARTIST 310 * 488 * 9166 http://www.myspace.com/timothywilliamsart BLACK CAT GALLERY DIRECTOR 310 * 313 * 4931 email@example.com http://www.blackcatart.com http://www.myspace.com/theblackcatgallery11523 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City CA 90066
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
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Thanks to Eddie Campbell, Batton Lash, and Dan Brereton for there insight. I see your influences on my work. Do you?
Friday, October 12, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
People I forgot to photograph, include the Bridges, of Pendant Productions (Your Source for Original Radio Dramas!) who do wonderful fan, superhero radio shows. Comic dealers Eliot & Josh Spero, and staff, who we had the table next to ours (and bought work off of me) as well as my friend Dan, who knowing nothing about comic books, helped me out all day long, without complaint or pay. Thanks also go out to Heidi MacDonald for making an anouncment about my table on her blog for Publishers Weekly, called The Beat.
Lastly I'd like to thank Bruce Schwzartz for providing me with the table at an amazingly low rate.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Anyway we were there, pushing our new comic The Back Lipstick Curse.
Two things: One, I forgot to take pictures while I was there, so I'm going to find ways to substitute them with other things (and there are plenty of photos on line anyway) and two, my hearts really not in this. I love comic con, but it was so big this year, so overwhelming, that I came away with a feeling of isolation, that I believe was shared by many a comic book (and graphic novel) creator. I know that sounds odd, with over 150,000 people in attendance, but with so many other things to compete with, that had nothing to do with comics, and so many people going this way and that, it all kind of started to feel a little meaningless.
Right, let's start with the arrival, where we first got our badges and souvenir books. Great news on that front. All of my students Star Wars 30th anniversary pin-ups made it in. Great job kids.
Then it was on to:
10:30-11:30 From Fan to Creator: Goal-Setting for Creative Types—Which side of the convention table do you want to be on, artist or fan? If it’s artist, what’s keeping you from getting there? If you have an idea in your head that you’ve had trouble bringing into reality, you might benefit from this practical goal-setting workshop. Teacher and leadership trainer Douglas Neff will show you techniques for setting and achieving your most important goals. Whether you want to write your own screenplay, draw your first comic, or shoot your independent film, you’re sure to get something useful from this informative workshop. Room 30CDE
On our way we got to wave hi to our passing friend Pan Noles as she shuffled Neil Gaiman to some unknown event. She came an went so quickly, it made me feel a little sad. Anyway, the room was full. Took a peek in, to see what it was all about, and lost interest very fast. Listening to the man talk, I realized I'm living the goal-setting lifestyle as it is, so it was off to the exhibit hall for us, where our little girl Katelyn met her first celebrity.
As you can see, it was love at first sight. As we rolled wee lass away, she kept turning around for one last look. Damn cute.
Now, where did we stop? In no particular order.
Exhibit A Press:
...where we picked up the Supernatural Law Companion. It's a wonderful little book written by artist and writer Batton Lash's wonderful wife (and SL editor) Jackie Estrada, who was kind enough to note my small contribution to their comic within. Jack also had the presence of mind to take photos.
Then it was on to Eddie Campbell, whom I also didn't get to see for very long, and for the stupidest reason. By the time we got to see him, we weren't sure if we had enough money to stay parked where we we're, and thus cut short our last day at the con. I hate being broke.
Neko Press. Wonderful people. Great art. Took some video of artist and owner Billy Martinez, doing some fantastic live painting. Enlarge the picture to see when his next show is by the way. I did a piece on them, in this blog, which you can read here.
I'd like to thank David Mack for this poster and the copies of Kabuki that he gave to my students at Art Is Our Passion. David, I will not forget your continued kindness toward my students, and your support of their education.
We also go to spend some time with another great comic book painter, Dan Brereton who is going to be coming out with a whole bunch of new stories for his book The Nocturnals. I cant tell you how much I love his work, and I really recommend you pick it up.
Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg where on hand, signing their book The Plain Janes. I think this is a very good book to put into the hands of any young person.
My wife Faith, and baby Katelyn watch as am unidentified ego goes by.
I stop to say hi to one of my fans.
Also stopped and traded coming with the folks at Bleeding Edge, who I'm quite a fan of. Believe it or not, I really like the comic they're putting out, to tell the story of their toys. It's sincere, and unashamed of what it is. A quality sorely laking in a lot of things goth.
We also had the pleasure of meeting up with Dame Darcy, for a nice chat about our upcoming projects. She's a very nice woman with an imagination to match, and I love her work.
Another victim of the parking lot cures were our friends at Penny-Farthing Press, whom I've written about here, and who have just debuted there first animated film, The Lock.