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Coming Soon: Eyvind Earle exhibit at The Walt Disney Family Museum

Great news! The Walt Disney Family Museum is hosting an Eyvind Earle exhibit later this year!

My source?

Amazon has a posted a pre-order listing for a catalog by Michael Labrie titled, Awaking Beauty: The Art of Eyvind Earle.

Here’s the official description:

From his graphic, colorful concept art for Disney classics such as Sleeping Beauty to the dramatic, near-surreal paintings of his late career, the work of Eyvind Earle has garnered worldwide respect and admiration. Here, collected in Awaking Beauty, is a dazzling selection of his life’s greatest images, brought to you by the Walt Disney Family Foundation.

Awaking Beauty accompanies the Walt Disney Family Museum’s 2017 Eyvind Earle exhibition of the same name. In its glossy pages, you’ll discover more than 300 beautifully reproduced samples of Earle’s most remarkable imagery, including dynamic concept paintings for Paul Bunyan, humorous thumbnails for Lady and the Tramp, and background explorations and character sketches for dozens of beloved Disney films and shorts. You’ll also be treated to a collection of his charming Christmas card designs; arresting ink-on-scatchboard experiments from his autobiography Homeward Bound on a Bicycle; intriguing sculptures and silkscreen prints; and sweeping, grandiose, and powerful landscape oil paintings of the 1970s through ’90s

My work finna be there <3 { Glitch Art is Dead: Minneapolis // an exhibition uniting the international digital art community curated and organized by Aleksandra Pieńkosz (Krakow), Zoe Stawska (Warsaw) and Miles Taylor (Minneapolis)

An international artistic project which started in Krakow, Poland in 2015, Glitch Art is Dead kicked off at Teatr Barakah with an exhibit of 30 artists and a day of workshops. Hosted by Gamut Gallery, the 2017 Minneapolis installment will feature an exhibition of more than 90 artists from around the world running March 11th - 31st; a three-day weekend of Glitch Art workshops March 17th -19th; and a “Noise Night” exhibit finale on March 31st with performances curated by Alex Kmett.

Michael Carini Presents “Reign Upon Sonrise”

June 2-Sept 22 @ Martha Pace Swift Gallery

Historic Building 201 | 2820 Roosevelt Rd | San Diego 8am-8pm Daily

Free Parking | Free Admission

*Meet the artist first Friday of each month (5-8pm) for duration of exhibition

In August 2012, at the age of 28, I was reconnected with the biological family I never knew. At that time, I learned that my father, also named Michael, did not die in a car accident as I had always been told. Rather, I came to find out that he took his own life on my mother’s 21st Birthday, just shortly before I turned a year old. He did not leave a note. Almost 30 years later, in my most personal and emotional creation to date, I wrote that note for my father. Written through our collective heart, eyes, and hand, that piece of our soul is “Michael’s Note.”

“Michael’s Note” was followed by half a decade of critical introspection, reflection, and expression in the form of a visual history paradoxically representing a singular moment, time, and experience as well as momentum, time, and experience in their totality. Completed in the Spring at the age of 33 and given life in conjunction with the Summer Solstice, “Reign Upon Sonrise” is a five year meditative reflection of a simple complexity, or “simplexity.” A 49 canvas polyptych with a myriad of possibilities and experiences, this meditation is a personal and elemental narrative veiled under the umbrella of a fractalized spectrum of sub-narratives called “Reigndrops.” Peering into the human soul with no definitive beginning or end, may you enjoy your journey across the “Reignbough” and discover the enlightenment you seek in the “Reign Upon Sonrise.”

Dedicated to the father I never had the honor and privilege to know-


Hi How Are You Daniel Johnston?

              On November 11, at the MAMA Gallery, I had the immense pleasure of being able to experience the work of indie artist and cult hero, Daniel Johnston in person. I first heard of Daniel Johnston when one of my favorite musicians mentioned him in an interview, so I decided to look Johnston up. I’ll have to admit, his music was unexpected, and to be honest, it sounded like he recorded his songs in a cupboard, but it was that same low quality rawness that instantly piqued my interest. The first song I heard from Johnston was called “The Story of an Artist.” And from there my fascination grew. Johnston’s lyrics were uncensored. He sang of love and life and artistry. Although his music was uncomplicated and quite simple, I had never heard anything like it.  He didn’t seem to care about money or mainstream success, he cared about the lyrics and the music. The young and troubled Daniel Johnston moved to Austin, Texas and began to pass out his cassette tapes– that he recorded in his mother’s basement– to anyone that was willing to listen. I found this ambition and the style in which he worked inspiring; he just wanted to create art, whether that be through his drawings, his video recordings, or through his music. Johnston suffers from mental illness, but I tend not to focus on that aspect of his life too much because, not to belittle his illness, he is much more than his diagnosis. Daniel Johnston was one of the first totally DIY artists that I became interested in and I am sure many have a similar experience. I love that his work will live forever and it will continue to encourage people of all generations to create, even if they feel like they do not have the “proper” tools to do so (i.e: in Johnston’s case, proper recording tools). 

             The MAMA Gallery in Los Angeles showcased a Daniel Johnston exhibit featuring his art and a short film called “Hi How’re You Daniel Johnston?” The film was directed by Gabriel Sunday, and featured artists Lana Del Rey and Soko. Del Rey covered one of Johnston’s many beautiful songs called “Some Things Last a Long Time,” while indie French artist, Soko played the character of Daniel’s love interest, and the topic of many songs, Laurie. The film took the viewers into Johnston’s mind and we had the pleasure of meeting Johnston’s iconic cartoon frog, Jeremiah. The film took us back to the past to Johnston’s basement where the Daniel Johnston of 2015 met the Daniel Johnston of 1983 while he was recording one of his most famous tapes, “Hi How Are You?” The exhibit was a great representation of the living cult hero, and I am so lucky to have had a chance to experience his art and music in real person. If you haven’t had a chance to listen to Daniel Johnston yet, I highly suggest you do because he might just impact your life, or your creative mind, like he’s impacted mine. �1(�S]y�� *Photos taken by Silver Destouet @shotbysilver*

Some Things Last a Long Time:

The Story of an Artist

CAMP pop-up gallery and shop
July 2nd - July 29, 2016
4334 Rue Saint-Denis
Montréal, QC H2J 2K8

Camp is a place, a verb, an adjective. It’s playful and nostalgic, it’s always elsewhere and temporary. Removed from the predictability of daily life, Camp allows us to step out of our routines and approach issues as an altered and sometimes more audacious version of ourselves. (read more here)

Curated by:

Starchild Stela (right) is a multidisciplinary artist and writer who’s mostly known for their street artworks and graffiti adorning feminist messages. Building on their personal experience, their current work explores the merging of gender identity, queerness, emotionality, trauma, and softness. They are very fond of community work, pastel tones and magical moments.

Laurence Philomene (left) is a queer photographer and curator from Montreal, Canada. She makes colourful work dealing with identity, femininity, and softness. Her work seeks to soothe rather than provoke and has been published and exhibited internationally.

Ambivalently Yours (center) is a multidisciplinary artist who explores ambivalence - simultaneously loving and hating – by sharing pink illustrations, short animations, questionable advice, sound sketches, blog posts and anonymous notes left in public spaces. Her work has been exhibited in North America, Europe and Australia, shared virally on the Internet and featured prominently in online media publications, teenage blogs and zines worldwide.