Archive for the ‘Canvases’ Category
Jon contributed to the Never Judge a Book by Its Cover show at StolenSpace with his re-imagining of A Confederacy of Dunces:
The age old proverb is easier said than done, when choosing a read who can’t be swayed by good cover art, the cover after all has the job of explaining thousands of words in an instant. Think of the classic covers that grace the jackets of thousands of books and the names of the truly great artists that have put their artwork to novels, creating iconic classic covers for these classic books, but is the book cover dying? With the advent of the iPad it’s now questionable how long the printed novel and its cover will be around, just like the album cover, it’ll be resigned to a thumbnail in iTunes.
StolenSpace in association with Penguin plan to celebrate the art of the book cover with a show titled ’ Never Judge? this December.
The broad and varied spectrum of artists were inviting to paint, print, etch, sculpt, photograph, whatever their medium, whatever their style… create a book cover for a novel of their choice, a book that has inspired them, a book that has had a profound impact on them or a book that they remember fondly as a child … all that we asked was that they create their original artwork to the traditional format and size of a Penguin book 198mm (h) x 129mm (w)
For this exhibition ‘Never Judge?’ we will be exhibiting these artworks and fill the gallery with original book covers from our favourite artists from around the world. As well as originals we will be producing limited edition prints of a selection of the artwork. The show promises to be a visual feast and working in conjunction with Penguin and their upcoming Penguin Essentials project the show will be a guaranteed block buster.
The show ran in London from December 3rd to December 19th.
Jon did this piece for the Shelter Charity Auction at 20 Hoxton Square. It has a very “Day of the Deadsy” feeling to it, doesn’t it? This follows up the 2009 Shelter House of Cards project, to which Jon was also a contributor. Here’s a bit from the press release:
Every week across Britain nearly 5,000 households face the nightmare of losing their home. Housing charity Shelter has teamed up with creative agency Margaret and 20 Hoxton Square Projects to create ‘52 Weeks’, a unique show comprising artwork inspired by weeks of the year. Hosted by 20 Hoxton Square Projects and curated by Adam Waymouth, the exhibition aims to raise awareness about the thousands of families struggling to keep a roof over their head. It follows on from the success of Shelter’s House of Cards exhibition in September 2009, which raised over £100,000 for the housing charity.
heliumcowboy artspace currently has four paintings from Jon’s 2008 solo show, Anserine Apparitions up for sale. The 61 x 61 cm canvases are made with Posca, acrylic and emulsion paint and priced at 1.600 € each. Looking at the image above, clockwise from top left, the paintings are: Spaghetti Bib, Nag Hum, Drone Alone and Wine Stain. Interested parties should contact sales [at] heliumcowboy [dot] [com].
Here we see the wood panels Jon incorporated into his Lossy Botany Lab show at Hamburg’s heliumcowboy artspace. Click here to see the humble beginnings of these colorful panels. I think this work looks great on wood, and it ties in with the Lossy Botany Lab theme, as well. All photos courtesy of Jeps and Evelien of Darker and the Dutch Doodlesplatter posse. Stay tuned for a plethora of posts [click here for current tag archive], each concerning a separate element of the installation and exhibit.
Yesterday, we got some Felt Mistress plush peeks and some outlines and splashes of color for Jon’s upcoming solo show, The Lossy Botany Lab at heliumcowboy artspace in Hamburg. Today, we’ve got still more sneaks of work-in-progress. This should be a very interesting show, because as a vegetarian, plants are central to Jon’s diet. As the saying goes, you are what you eat. Basically, Jon Burgerman is a salad. Lossy Botany Lab opens July 1st at 8PM. Stay tuned for sketches and installations!
If you’re reading this, you’re probably not at the The Winchester Discovery Centre, where Jon’s latest solo show, Brain Drain, is currently commencing. Not wanting his overseas friends to be left out of the fun, Jon sent over some snaps of the almost-complete show. You can view the finished product live at the Winchester or over at his site here. Brain Drain looks great, and it’s full of new mixed media, muradoodles and collaborative work. The show runs through July 11th. If you’re in the area, Jon will be there for a talk on May 26th. RSVP for the 5/26 chat here.
Honorary New Yorker, Jon Burgerman, and Jim Avignon have three collaborative pieces in “Street Art New York, ” a silent auction benefit for Free Arts NYC. The event takes place Saturday, April 24th from 7-11PM with the auction beginning promptly at 7PM EST.
To celebrate the release of the new book “Street Art New York” and to benefit the programs of Free Arts NYC, original artworks by a stellar array of today’s Street Artists from New York and beyond will be featured in a silent auction to take place on April 24, 2010, from 7 pm to 9:30 pm at Factory Fresh Gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
The Benefit, to be held at one of New York’s epicenters for the thriving new Street Art scene, Factory Fresh Gallery, will feature an incredibly strong selection of today’s Street Artists joining together for one night as a community to benefit NYC kids from disadvantaged backgrounds as the numbers of poor and low-income children in New York continues to rise. Representing a renaissance in modern urban art at the dawn of a new decade, this artists will very likely be the largest collection of 2010’s street artists in one location.
The list of participating artists thus far includes* Bishop 203, Billi Kid, BortusK Leer, Broken Crow, C Damage, C215, Cake, Celso, Chris RWK , Chris Stain, Creepy, DAIN, Damon Ginandes, Dan Witz, Dark Clouds, Elbow Toe, Gaia, FKDL, General Howe, GoreB, Hellbent, Imminent Disaster, Jim Avignon, Jef Aerosol, JMR, Jon Burgerman, Keely, Know Hope, Logan Hicks, Mark Carvalho, Matt Siren, Mint and Serf, Miss Bugs, NohJColey, Peru Ana Ana Peru, PMP, Poster Boy, Rene Gagnon, ROA, Pufferella, Royce Bannon, Skewville, Specter, Stikman, The Dude Company, Tristan Eaton,Veng RWK *as of March 27, 2010.
Street Art New York, the book, by Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo, with a foreword by Carolina A. Miranda, published in April 2010 by Prestel Publishing (Random House). The authors of the successful Brooklyn Street Art book (and founders of BrooklynStreetArt.com) expand their scope and take readers on a fast-paced run through the streets of New York, along the waterways, on the rooftops, and up the walls of today’s ever-morphing vibrant Street Art scene as only NYC can tell it.
[Thanks to Jeps for the PDFs!]
Jon’s second solo exhibit in Beijing, China, Economies of Scale, opened October 25th at Deshan Art Space. Luckily, it will be on display through February 2010. The show includes a giant muradoodle and large, colorful paintings on paper and fabric. Pieces are priced between ￡3000-￡5000. Click here and here for more images, and email kyq96573 [at] 126.com for availability. Sorry this one’s a little late! Full queue here at Doodlesplatter Laboratories. Check back daily!
Of course it’s my luck that Jon would make a rare appearance across the pond, and I’m still stuck across the country. On February 12th, 2009, Jon and pop artist Jim Avignon opened Anxiety Room at Brooklyn, NY’s Factory Fresh. The show continues to explore a theme familiar to Burgerman fans (as seen in sculptures like WorryKnott and the London installation, Anxiety Wall). In addition to many paintings, drawings and masks, the duo collaborated on a live painting called Anxiety Broom. I got the “Too Many Emails” drawing! The rest of what’s still available can be found here. Check out a few work-in-progress photos sent by Jon at ToyCyte and pics from the show on Flickr here. Videos below the photos, too.