Thursday, October 01, 2015

All the shows I forgot to post.

This summer was very busy, and before I knew it, it's October! So here is a big ole blog post featuring all the shows that I forgot to post over the summer. If you are interested in more up-to-date information on all my shows, works-in-progress, etc - my facebook, instagram, and twitter are the most up to date real time on my artwork!

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First up for art shows is the Jurassic Park show at Mondo! This was my first contribution to Mondo and super pumped to be part of this exhibit.


"I Should Have Been There By Now"
12 x 12 inches  |  Gouache, ink on wood panel
©Nicole Gustafsson

I love these scene in the first Jurrasic Park film where Dennis get's lost and has an encounter with a dino.

Photo via Mondo
Gallery shot of the installation at Mondo.

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In June was the opening to the "Clue" themed show at Gallery 1988 in LA. I LOVE Clue, it is my favorite movie in the whole world and wanted to do something extra special for the show.

I created a vector drawing of the clue house that I had laser engraved, then painting the whole piece and made the windows open with little hinges. When the windows are closed, you can see the silhouettes of all the characters, then when you open the doors you can see the whole cast with their weapons.


And of course Tim Curry the butler had to be included so he's there waiting for you when you open the main doors at the bottom.


I had been wanting to do more interactive pieces for a while now, and had a fun time figuring out this piece. I hope to create more of these little houses perhaps in the future :)

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Last June was the opening to the Rahl Dahl show at Galerie F in Chicago. I selected Dahl's work "Esio Trot" which features lots of tortoises and a cute older couple. 


"Tortoise, Tortoise"
18x24 inches
Gouache, ink on wood panel
©Nicole Gustafsson

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Late August featured a group show of the Prisma Artist Collective that I'm a member of. Antler PDX gallery in Portland hosted our show, and I had the pleasure of being there at the opening with fellow artist Casey Weldon who is also in the show.



"Windmill Root Village"
13 x 13 inches (image size) | 17 x 17 inches (outside frame dimension)
Gouache, ink on paper
©Nicole Gustafsson 2015
Available

The theme of the show had a nature influence, so I created a piece based around a village nestled among giant tree roots. This painting is available through the gallery. Contact them if you are interested in this painting!

Antler PDX on Alberta street in Portland, Oregon. Love this area of town with lots of galleries, shops, and awesome food.

Little look at preview night at Antler.


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In September was the opening to the Guillermo Del Toro: In Service of Monsters (curated by Chogrin & Gary Deocampo) hosted at Gallery 1988 in LA. I'm a big fan of the film Pacific Rim so that's what I choose to pursue for my contribute to the exhibit. 



"After Kaiju"
12x12 inches  |  Gouache and ink on wood panel
©Nicole Gustafsson 2016
SOLD


Photo via Gallery 1988.
Here they are setting up the show at Gallery 1988. I LOVE the arches that were installed for this exhibit. Also Gillermo Del Toro himself was a featured guest at the exhibit and awesome to see photos of him amongst all the tribute works of his films.


Mid painting work-in-progres shot. Layering the gouache on wood panel. 

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A while back you may have seen this piece I was working on...and it is now available for bidding at the More Than A Cone Charity event online. My own pup Toshi modeled for this painting I did of a Shiba taking a nap in a field of flowers.

"Sleepy Shiba" 
Gouache ink on woodpanel  |  ©Nicole Gustafsson


Here is a little information about the project: "More Than A Cone is a non-profit fundraising organization. Our unique and informative art campaign calls on leading artists to transform the "cone of shame". Our goal is to change attitudes about the cone, and in turn raise awareness about pet adoption, wellness, and recovery." You can read more about it at their website: http://www.morethanacone.com/

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That's it for shows I can think of! I'm exited for the fall season and lineup for 2016! Yay!

1 comment:

Mariya Olshevska said...

Fantastic work! Really enjoyed this update! :)