Thursday, September 22, 2011

Post-Apocalypse

Hi guys!

Thanks again to everyone who stopped by WWA Gallery for "The End." There are still pieces available from the show, so if you're interested in purchasing anything, click here. The show will be up through Oct. 8th, so check it out in person if you can!

I'm a little late in posting some pictures, but better late than never:
Here are all the pieces set up in the gallery (photos courtesy of WWA Gallery)...



And here are a few photos from opening night (courtesy of WWA Gallery, my mom, and my cousin Chrissy)...





**In other news, I've got an interview in the art/design magazine Domestic Etch, which you can preview and purchase by clicking here. Thanks to Domestic Etch and Elizabeth Goodspeed for the interview!


















**In other-other news, I'm participating in the "I Want My Music Video" art show taking place at Meltdown Gallery (in the awesome Meltdown Comics shop in Hollywood) and opening Oct. 7th. It's curated by music video director Chris Marrs Piliero and artist Dave MacDowell and showcases artwork inspired by various music videos. I'll be showing a signed and framed print of my Sufjan Stevens illustration, which is no longer available in my print store.



**Also, I forgot to post this a long time ago, but Pat put up pictures of his contributions for the next round of our on-going collaborations. Check them out here (along with the previous round) on our shared Society6 page: http://society6.com/studio/julianandpat
Or just look here:



I have the next round of the collaboration, so it's my fault for the lack of updates. I was crazy busy working on my show, but I'm hoping to finish the next round in the next couple of weeks. Cross your fingers!


**I've got other projects in the works too, so keep an eye out in the coming weeks for some new stuff!

Monday, September 12, 2011

This Is "The End"

A tremendous thank you to everyone who made it to the opening of "The End" on Friday! I had a fantastic time showing with Jeni Yang and I was incredibly grateful to be surrounded by old friends, family, and some new friends! I couldn't have asked for more.

Once again, here is my artist statement for the show:
"The End" is about love and heartbreak, destruction and regrowth. It showcases the melodrama of a crumbling relationship over the backdrop of the apocalypse. The focus is on desolation at a smaller, more intimate scale rather than at the world-wide level, but the dissolution of a personal connection and the end of the world play out as parallel events, accompanied by the heightened emotions and uncertainty that they both elicit.
So...heartbreak and the apocalypse. Here are the pieces!

The first few pieces in the show are the "Harbingers," various flying animals falling from the sky (except for the locust). They each have their own symbolic significance, but generally I wanted to imply impending doom and the idea that "the sky is falling."






The two swallows are mixed media sculptures (they are meant to hang from the ceiling...I'll post pictures of them from the gallery soon), while the four other harbingers (from top to bottom: locust, bat, kingfisher, bee) are on 5" x 5" scratchboards.

The following are done in pen, ink, and acrylic on paper mounted on 10" x 10" wood panels. They serve as a sort of accompaniment to the main narrative since they deal with the same pattern of destruction, recovery, and the eventual flourishing of life:


"Inferno"


"Deluge"


"Ouroboros"


"Feral"

The next five paintings are all done in acrylic and gouache on paper mounted on 18" x 24" wood panel. This set serves as the main narrative, and is really where the heartbreak comes in:

"Rapture"

"Sunder"
"Carrion"

"Fallout"

"The End"



THE END!
If you are interested in buying something from the show, please visit this link to see all the available pieces: WWA Gallery
I will make another post later on with some pictures from opening night. By the way, the show is up until October 8th, so check it out in person if you can!
Thanks to the always awesome crew at WWA Gallery for having me and Jeni in the gallery. And a very special thank you to all my friends and family who provided me with so much support throughout the entire process of making the show, and who showed me incredible generosity during and after the opening!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Apocalypse...NOW!

Well, later tonight. Yes, "The End" is here, and I'm so excited!

If you're interested in buying work before the show opens, please click HERE to view all the pieces. Otherwise, you can come see all the work in person at the opening tonight from 8pm-11pm at WWA Gallery!
Here's the link for the facebook event page again: Julian and Jeni Gallery Reception

I'll make a post with all the pieces and some pictures from the opening after tonight, so keep an eye out for it.
See you later!!