Tuesday, November 30, 2010
This weekend with Me, Craola, Chet Zar and MORE!
SO MANY THINGS!!! (Aside from Leslie Neilsen dying and destroying my week, that is)
First, let's get a rundown of all of the awesome madness that is ensuing at the ZEROFRIENDS LA Retail Store this weekend:
As the brilliantly designed flyer above states, MY FAVORITE ARTIST in the ENTIRE UNIVERSE will be making his first appearance at the Zerofriends LA store THIS SATURDAY and signing & sketching alongside Craola! Hah! See what I did there? Alright, that was my attempt at boosting my confidence. Didn't work, so let's just get to the facts.
In a short little fun pre-holiday gathering, Greg "Craola" Simkins & Myself, Alex "Crappy RoseArt Brand" Pardee, will be hanging and singing for 2 hours at the ZEROFRIENDS LA Store! And yes, this actually DOES mark both Greg & My first time at the ZF LA store! I have been hard at work on my upcoming SOLO SHOW for the Corey Helford Gallery, so I haven't even had a chance to see the store yet! And I won't be back until mid January, if at all, so please please come say hi to me and Greg this Saturday, Dec 4, from NOON - 2PM!
Store info: Cella Gallery presents:
ZEROFRIENDS POP UP STORE
11135 Weddington St. Suite #112
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Open Daily from 12-7PM
Oh, and ALSO, because Greg & I both loved the ORANGE LANTERN COLLAB PRINT that we just released together, and since we both also love Christmas, we had a little fun defacing the original Orange Lantern piece for the holiday season and are releasing ONLY 40 OF THESE on Saturday exclusively at the Zerofriends LA store!!
"Orange Lantern" (The Santa O'Malley Edition)
By Alex Pardee & Greg "Craola" Simkins
Extremely Limited Edition of 40
8" x 10" Signed & Numbered by both Alex & Greg
Available SATURDAY, DEC 4 @ The ZEROFRIENDS LA STORE!
Some little details from the new version:)
What about FRIDAY, you ask?! Well Friday evening is going to slap you in your visage with a whole loaf of hardened AWESOMEsauce, as we are doing something that we have never done before and we are super excited about it.
Basically, if you follow Chet Zar, easily one of the best monster painters in all of the land, and someone who I have looked up to for years (I actually had seeked him out for advice years ago when I got hired as art director for The Used to get a little guidance as he had worked with bands for years prior, and he was my advice-wizard and I will forever love him for that:), then you most likely have seen his ongoing live-tweeting art project called #FridayNightArtDorks, which basically invites twitter users who are working on art on Friday nights to share their progress and work with each other via Twitter. Every Friday, Chet shares sculptures, color studies, collabs with his father, and drawings, and he has started a really cool cult of us artists who like to share stuff with each other for inspiration on those cold Friday nights.
So you know what Chet is doing THIS FRIDAY!? He is hosting the very first IN-PERSON #FridayNightArtDorks at the ZEROFRIENDS LA Store!
The event is open to anyone who would normally be stuck at home or in the studio working on art on a Friday night. Don't stay at home this Friday, come down and work on your own art alongside Chet and other art-dorks! There will be zombie movies being shown and maybe even some snacks so you don't neglect yourself and die.
Not everyone has to paint or work, of course, but it would be that much more fun if you all do. The idea is to create a fun creative night and share techniques, inspiration, and jokes with other artists and friends. You can start a piece here, bring one you've been working on to finish, etc. We also want to encourage you to Twitter your progress from the night. BRING YOUR OWN SUPPLIES THOUGH, PLEASE!!! NO ART SUPPLIES WILL BE…SUPPLIED.
Chet is an amazing painter and an amazing person so this is basically a rare opportunity to hang out, draw, and absorb some Chet-sweat!
Friday, December 3
Free admission, bring your own art supplies.
Myself in "Dave Correia" disguise, Chet Zar & Dave Correia in "suspicious" disguise.
Circa a few months ago.
Lastly, since we are talking about the store, Stephen Reedy has been doing a phenomenal job at hosting Movie Knights and everyone has been having a blast. No official Movie Knights event this week (though we will play movies at Chet's event) but stay tuned as you don't want to miss out on the next one. I mean, last week, at the ROBOCOP night, we had an "I'D BUY THAT FOR A DOLLAR" Sale where everyone got to buy this brand new Robocop Monster print for A DOLLAR!
Here are a few photos from the last 2 events. Stay tuned!
Lastly, a couple of additional things I want to mention that are going on in other parts of the world! Or at least in other parts of the west coast.
ZEROFRIENDS PRINT DISPLAY/ART SHOW
UPPER PLAYGROUND IN PORTLAND, OR
23 Northwest 5th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
Yes, we (Zerofriends) will have a large selection of our prints on display and for sale all through the month of December at the amazing Upper Playground PDX! And we can't have any kind of show without releasing something exclusive, right? Well, to celebrate my homie, and Oregon native Danger Ehren's career, Upper Playground will exclusively release "THE STUNTMAN" limited giclee print, which was inspired by Danger Ehren's insanity.
Limited Edition print, 22" x 17" Check out the print show opening December 2!
Here is the STUNTMAN Print:
Also on Dec 2 (same day) but in SF, I am a tiny part of a HUGE group show at 111 Minna Gallery called 111 At 111, featuring 111 artists. This drawing, called "SLAYER" is in the show and for sale:
111 At 111
December 2, 5 Pm
111 Minna St
I am also lucky enough to be a part of THIS INSANITY that is jumping off on December 9 in Santa Monica, CA, thanks to THE HUNDREDS!
More info next week, including a look at the painting that I did for the opening launch!
And lastly part 9, next week we (Zerofriends) will also be releasing a new crop of shirts just in time for Christmas as well as ANOTHER cool sale/print giveaway. More on that in a few days. Until then, here are some clues to the releases!
Alright, back to painting! It's only 3AM, i still have 2 hours of worktime left! yay!!!