Posts Tagged ‘solo shows’
For his former home city of Nottingham, Jon has created:
a series of drawings and projections in response to Street Art; Contemporary Prints from the V&A forming a semi-permanent presentation of his trademark character creations.
Papering Over The Cracks opens at the Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery on July 2nd and runs through September 25th.
Above you see our heroes: the evening’s artist, Jon, flanked by Jeps and Evelien (of Darker and the Dutch Doodlesplatter posse) who made the trek from The Netherlands to the Lossy Botany Lab show at Hamburg’s heliumcowboy artspace. As with most of Jon’s shows, there is a ton of work, so here’s just a glimpse at some of the doodles (many of which were plant-based matter-themed) captured for us by J & E. Stay tuned (or look back) for a plethora of posts [click here for current tag archive], each concerning a separate element of the installation and exhibit. Click through for a gallery of images and price list from the event. Thanks to Jeps and Evelien for all the great visuals!
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.
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.
Here’s a cool stop motion video made by the fine folks at Hamburg’s heliumcowboy artspace. The video depicts various lab techs involved in the construction of the building, whilst Jon occasionally pops into the foreground with a banana.
Here’s an early blueprint of the Lossy Botany Lab, back when it was still called a Lossy Botnay Lab. Ha! As they say across the pond, just taking the piss out of ya there.
This picture shows that it’s very important to choose safety when engaged in building. For instance, abandon goggles and pick up beer. What a lovely staff at heliumcowboy artspace. I hope to someday visit. Read the rest of this entry »
This fella is known as Lab Assistant Ollie. He works at heliumcowboy artspace in Hamburg, where The Lossy Botany Lab will make its debut on July 1st from 8-11PM. I wonder what will become of this giant lemon of a balloon? Could it get a similar treatment to 2007’s Immature Miniatures inflatables? See example (lab hypothesis) only below… Until we have a definitive diagnosis, check the tag archive of all previews and sneaks here.
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.
Jon always fills a sketchbook in prep for a show or a painting. Here, he’s shared with Doodlesplatter some of his preliminary sketches for The Lossy Botany Lab at heliumcowboy artspace in Hamburg. Throughout today, you’ll see more of how these doodles were fleshed out. The show opens in ONE DAY on July 1st! Jeps will be representing and picture-taking on behalf of the Dutch posse! In the meantime, you can see a tag archive of all previews and sneaks here.