Posts Tagged ‘plush’
Jon contributed a design for a custom Cavey plush for Cavey’s birthday party. Holly from A Little Stranger transforms the designs of UK artists into special one-off handmade Cavey plushes. The plushes will be available by auction the week leading up to the party:
It’s Cavey’s 1st Birthday and he wants to party with you! Join us at the Fleet River bakery for a unique night of fun, food and fantastic custom plush. Twelve of the UK’s top artists have created exclusive designs for Cavey, and Holly from A Little Stranger has transformed them into stunning one-off plush pieces. The auctions for these unique creations will conclude on the night so come on down, enjoy yourself and maybe you’ll get to say “Hey Cavey” to your favourite artists and artworks alike. Facebook event page.
Remember this great Felt Mistress teaser? Felt Mistress really knocked it out of the park with these felted fruits, veggies and plants. As with most of Jon’s shows, there is a ton of work, so here’s just a glimpse at some of the plushes photographed by Jeps and Evelien (of Darker and the Dutch Doodlesplatter posse). Stay tuned (or if you’re at the last one, look back) for a plethora of posts [click here for current tag archive], each concerning a separate element of the installation and exhibit (as well as the pricelist from heliumcowboy artspace). Click through to see some of the great soft sculptures, a pic with Evelien to show the size of these buggers and a little video too. Head over to Felt Mistress’ Flickr set for even more fantastic felty foliage.
Is it possible for someone to have too much fun? I’m sure setting up a solo show in Germany is stressful, but from the looks of these photos, all I see is some good wood, plentiful Poscas, a blingface, a trio of felted peapods and Jon finishing up a Popsicle! Of the wood panels, Jon remarked: “Been working on some wood panels. It’s like cardboard but harder.” For other shots of Jon’s wood, be sure to click the “wood” tag. Don’t worry, kids, it’s all safe for work!
The show has grown through many stages, in which Jon was a resident of heliumcowboy artspace in Hamburg. Lossy Botany Lab’s grand opening is now right around the corner: doors will be ajar on July1st.
Felt Mistress shares some sneak peeks of the work she’s been doing recently for Jon’s upcoming show, The Lossy Botany Lab, at heliumcowboy artspace in Hamburg. One thing about FM’s plushes, they kill in color (above) and they’re bad in B&W (below). [Quick translation for my mom, who dutifully reads Doodlesplatter: In youth parlance: "kill" means to reign supremely and "bad" means good. Crazy, I know!]
As always, looking forward to more! Stay tuned to DS for sneaks from Jon this afternoon & tomorrow AM as the The Lossy Botany Lab grows closer…
I’m not typically too fond of sneak peeks, but I’m on a roll this morning here, and I thought you could all use a bit of delayed gratification. What you’re looking at above is a mysterious object sent directly by Jon (origin and provenance as yet unknown) book-ended by two plush sculptures by the always-awesome Felt Mistress courtesy of her Flickr page. The plushes are set to be revealed at Jon’s upcoming (May 14th) Brain Drain show at the Winchester Discovery Centre. Of all the flurry of Burger activity across the pond lately, this is the show I’d like to go to most. Please send over the private jet, thanks.
Wow, there are a bunch of great appearances to catch if you’re in the UK in May. This one, particularly, stands out as a Jon Burgerman event not to miss. Brain Drain will feature new paintings, prints, drawings, digital animations and soft sculpture, along with key works from the last 8 years.
Jon Burgerman’s work often deals with the modern world, disquietude, mental phenomena and irrelevant minutiae. These themes are taken as starting points for the creation of often flowing and interconnected hand rendered works that are simultaneously painting, design and mass communication.
Brain Drain is a new exhibition by the UK artist. The show will involve the squishing, twisting and wrenching of Jon’s meagre brain to elicit revelational truths and insights through the medium of pens and paint. Augmented reality, dualism, twin earth theory, the pineal gland and the perfect sandwich are current concerns being wrung out.
Brain Drain runs from May 14th – July 11th, and smack in the middle, on May 26th at 8PM for a £5 sum, you can meet the man. This all takes place at The Gallery in the Winchester Discovery Centre, which, I kid you not, is located on JEWRY Street. Loves it! Someone send pictures! RSVP for the 5/26 talk here.
Awww…check out the latest plush mash-up between Jon Burgerman and Felt Mistress! It’s a pickled pig (duh) and at £95 (~ $146 USD) and almost 16 inches, it’s a good way to get in on the usually-exclusive-to-art-shows collabo action. The hand-stitched pieces are “very limited” and come with a stitched label. Naturally, I adore this, but I’m tapped out this month. Make me jealous by getting one of your own right here.
[UPDATE: This just in from my man Jeps, ambassador of the Dutch Posse: "If people respond positive to them, they will bring them to production. Quoting Felt Mistress: 'We only have 3, and these are to decide if we should make more!'"]
The JB x FM collaboration keeps rolling, and this time Jon teams up with Louise aka Felt Mistress in a piece for the Multiversal Group Show, opening December 3rd in Miami. If you’re wondering how these collabs work, in this case, Jon sent Louise “a naked character design to dress.” I asked her about the inspiration for that terrific cardigan: “Fancy cardigans always come to mind when thinking of Jon.” Do those socks come in adult sizes??? Check out previous JB x FM soft sculptures in the artkive here. I’ll actually be on site to see this show in Miami. I’ll try to play it cool, and not re-enact this moment that has remained with me since 1994 when Weezer opened for Lush and these dudes from New Jersey pulled out a sweater and started unraveling it during Weezer’s signature song. I was there for Lush, and found the whole moment rather unfortunate, but see, it’s still with me 15 years later.