Sunday, April 27, 2008
Who killed Marilyn Monroe?San Diego artist and author David Russell Talbott says he knows, and reveals this and other dark secrets from Tinseltown's heyday in his upcoming illustrated book, "HOLLYWOOD PULPCORE". Talbott will be bringing his touring art show to Vermillion on May 2, 2008. The gallery will be displaying numerous original paintings from the book and the artist will be on hand to meet the public. Here's his web site.
More about David Russell TalbottDavid Russell Talbott comes from a California family filled with painters, musicians, and one B-Movie scream queen. He spent over ten years in the indie rock scene before dropping his guitar in favor of a paintbrush.
His artwork was first popular in the West Coast music scene, completing over one hundred flyers for various music venues in Southern California. David then created his art style called "PULPCORE", influenced by the vintage pulp of the Forties and Fifties. His images are filled with a cast of characters you'd find in classic crime fiction and film noir.
Since his first show in the late nineties, he has exhibited across the US and has been published internationally. His artwork has been seen in JUXTAPOZ, Sleek Magazine (Berlin), & San Diego CITYBEAT. His “HOLLYWOOD EATS ITS OWN” art series is now being turned into a fully illustrated book.
David will be available for interviews in Seattle starting April 28th. The "Hollywood Pulpcore" art show will run thru June 30, 2008.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
I don't know if this is interesting to anybody but I have some pictures of new stuff for Vermillion.
Here we have a church pew that I am re-upholstering. I got it at the Re-Store. I love that place. This will go along one side of the wall in the restaurant so a crowd can sit together.
This is the mirror that used to be in Kincora's. Thanks to Dawn and Shea for that. It's giant.
Capitol Hill has always been a destination for art and culture but now our humble block is coming alive with Vermillion and Grey Gallery and Lounge providing a new opportunity to see upcoming and career artists in a gallery setting with the luxury of a more casual setting. This Thursday, Grey is having an opening for Amy Ellen Flatchestedmama Trefsger. Also, highly recommended is the "Bookish" exhibit curated by Carrie E.A. Scott at the Hedreen Gallery just down the street at Seattle U.
We're showing Consumer Conquest by Stacey Farrar. Stacey is exploring the idea of endless consumerism and planned obsolescence with his "breathing piles of consumer items" and intricate drawings of soon-to-be-extinct items like cassette mixapes and incandescent lightbulbs. Throughout April.
I just sent an email about this. Here are the details:
Friday, 4/11/8, 8PM. (Donation)
We're inaugurating the 10'x10' movie screen with films by local film luminary Jon Behrens. Jon is a prolific filmmaker as well as a collector of vintage TV, movies and commercials. This Friday we're showing his highly acclaimed collection of short works with snacks and wine. He's organizing future events here featuring vintage 60's toy commercials and Sci-Fi classics, reviving the program he used to have on the back porch at Linda's Tavern.