Saturday, August 27, 2011

Angry Woebots at Art Whino

Location: Art Whino, National Harbor, Maryland
Space: Art Show
July 2011

What do you get when 4 friends who also happen to be artists take a road trip to an art opening? Well, you're about to find out. And if you guessed mayhem, then you'd be close to being right. The pictures below are from a trip that EVOKER took with a rag-tag group of his artists friends to attend Angry Woebots opening at the Art Whino gallery. EVOKER, Luke Chueh, Mat Curran and J*RYU all piled in a rental car and found their way (after many stops at BBQ joints) from North Carolina to the DC area to partake in the opening night festivities. The following images feature a look behind the scenes at the show setup - including last minute touches to finish the art. Remember to check out the gallery if you're ever in the area!

Angry Woebots putting the finishing touches on a painting

J*RYU(standing) showing off Luke's work


Hanging the awning that Woebots painted

"Rucky Bamboo" by J*RYU & Angry Woebots

"Rucky Bamboo"

EVOKER, Angry Woebots, Mat Curran

Sketching for fans

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Andy Foltz

Location: Morrisville, NC
Space: Artist's Studio
July 2011

Andy Foltz, a North Carolina-based artist, brings a certain charm, curiosity and humor into his work. His paintings always have a story to tell or a semi-obscure reference to make. From the Saurian apocalypse to “Don Piano”-spouting cats, each piece of art is intriguing. As you become familiar with his work, you might notice reoccurring characters, which draws his audience closer into the stories he tells. We once compared some of his work to Todd Schorr's in that his large scale paintings include details upon details, telling separate stories that form one cohesive piece.

Enjoy a look into Andy’s studio and keep an eye out for his work as it's been getting noticed more lately. He was just featured in the iam8bit show in LA!

One of Andy’s co-workers at Red Storm (who doesn’t spend much time drawing) created a series of drawings which Andy then interpreted and painted. The results are hilarious.
(Above & Below)

Somali pirates

A depiction of Andy’s dopey, happy-go-lucky cat. He's just super stoked to see that bird.

Painted after an eventful car ride home with family members

A Halloween costume Andy made from a previous year

A piece featuring one of Andy's vintage, ornate frames. A lot of his work can be found in frames like this one.

Look familiar? This creature inspired the Halloween costume shown several photos above.

Andy and Team Sweet

Andy's also a musician.