Jay Ryan "Objects and Animals" Book Signing Event
Thursday December 10th at 7pm
Jay Ryan will be bringing his latest posters and we will be breaking out some of his rare early works just for this event. Jay is one of our favorite contemporary poster artists. His work is quirky and eccentric, ...just the thing to start up an interesting conversation in your living room. For that matter, maybe you can invite Jay over to your living room, he's pretty quirky and eccentric himself, not to mention a great conversationalist.
Jay is here on the West Coast leg of his book release tour with graphic novelist Paul Hornschemeier. Jay and Paul will be discussing their latest work, answering questions, and signing books. The last time Jay was here everyone had a great evening so don't miss out on the poster geek social event of the season!
And in case you've been living in a cave and haven't seen Jay's work, we've finally posted a bushel full of his work here.
October 9th through October 24th
The Many Faces of
Lee Conklin, the legendary artist of Santana's first album cover and over 30 Fillmore Posters for Cream, The Who, The Grateful Dead, Traffic, The Yardbirds, Buffalo Springfield, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jeff Beck, Vanilla Fudge, Country Joe, Big Brother and many others, will unveil his new paintings on Friday October 9th at the D.King Gallery in Berkeley. Conklin's signature style incorporates human faces, fingers, and other body parts organically morphing into other-worldly psychedelic landscapes. In his latest paintings, Conklin updates his 60's style with new full color work in a larger scale.
The evening will also mark the release of Conklin's highly anticipated and extremely limited large scale silkscreen print "Faces". Those who attended the Denver Art Museum's Psychedelic Experience Poster Exhibition raved about the impossibly intricate linework and stunning psychedelic imagery of the original artwork from Lee's masterpiece Fillmore Poster BG #112. Even the most seasoned poster aficionados were shocked to find a work of such complexity and maturity obscured beneath the lettering of the finished poster. At more than double the size of the original, the serigraph brings the complexity of this piece to light in all its glory. Two colorways, black on white and black on silver, will be released on the evening of the exhibition in signed numbered editions of only 50. A very small number of hand inpainted monoprints will also be available.
The exhibition opens at 6pm Friday October 9th at D.King Gallery, 2284 Fulton St. Berkeley. The gallery is just 2.5 blocks from the downtown Berkeley BART station and directly across the street from the southwest corner of the UC Campus. For further information contact the gallery directly at (510) 548-1062.
The white and silver prints are now available for online purchase:
Lee Conklin Faces Print - White Version
Lee Conklin Faces Print - Silver Version
Please inquire for the hand painted versions
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