I’m a bit late on this - the show has already happened - but it’s certainly something to be mentioned and looked at. Last month at Gauntlet Gallery in San Francisco, California was the three day show, “In Reference” which was produced by Evil Tender. You see, Evil Tender hired photographer Holly Burnham to photograph model Hattie Watson, then had the photographs sent to artists around the world where they in turn created another work of art from the reference photographs which I found to be an excellent and beautiful idea. The result is just that and featured work from artists: Jay Shaw, Sonny Day & Biddy Maroney (We Buy Your Kids), Kilian Eng, Richey Beckett, Oliver Barrett, Eric Petersen, Ryan Humphrey, Nikita Kaun, Brett Burnham, Alaina Varrone, Randy Ortiz, Ruben Ireland, Anne Benjamin, Jack Durieux, Kyle Carter, Robert Bowen, boneface, JC Richard, Marc Aspinall, Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff, Jonathan Burton and Helen Bayly.
‘Celestial’, my contribution to the incredible “EVIL TENDER Presents: In Reference” art show, that takes place this Friday 20th Feb at the Gauntlet Gallery in San Francisco.
There will be a limited set of prints available at the show, with a small number hitting my store next week.
I’m incredibly proud to be a part of this show, alongside so many of my good friends and favourite artists, including Jay Shaw, We Buy Your Kids, Kilian Eng, Oliver Barrett, Randy Ortiz, Anne Benjamin, Jack Durieux, Kyle Carter, boneface, JC Richard and many others. Check out www.eviltender.com for more information.
Benjamin Kyle, the only American to be classed as 'missing' despite his whereabouts being known.
Kyle was found behind a Burger King in Georgia, USA, with no recollection of who he was, beyond a strong sense that his name was Benjamin, and few vague memories of Denver and Indianapolis.
Doctors have attributed this to either retrograde amnesia or dissociative fugue, a rare condition in which a person suddenly, without planning or warning, travels far from home or work and leaves behind a past life. Patients show signs of amnesia and have no conscious understand or knowledge of the reason for the flight. The condition is usually associated with severe stress or trauma.
Kyle has tried to regain his memories by exhaustively searching the public records of Denver and Indianapolis and missing persons websites, fingerprint searches via the FBI’S NCIC, television and radio interviews for information, several DNA searches and comparisons, and even hypnosis.