Something exciting is coming to the UK in the month of May in the shape of “Art from the New World”, an exhibition organized and curated by Los Angeles based Corey Helford Gallery. The exhibit will show a snapshot of the blossoming American new contemporary scene that we at AM love so much and is to be held at the location of last year’s Banksy versus the Bristol Museum – The Bristol Museum and Art Gallery.
If you’re in the UK, don’t miss this chance to check out the show and see the work first hand as this is the first time that many of the artists have shown outside of the United States. The artist list reads like a who’s who of the new contemporary scene and represents all the different facets of the scene that we enjoy so much. The quality of the works produced for the show we’ve seen to date look stunning – check out this exclusive first look at Marion Peck’s piece entitled “Little Willie on Horseback” – shown above.
Josh Agle (SHAG), Jason Shawn Alexander, Chris Anthony, Van Arno, Gary Baseman, Ray Caesar, Colin Christian, Sas Christian, Luke Chueh, Coop, Dave Cooper, Ron English, Natalia Fabia, Korin Faught, Sarah Folkman, Melissa Forman, AJ Fosik, Camille Rose Garcia, Mercedes Helnwein, David Hochbaum, Sylvia Ji, Eric Joyner, Dave Kinsey, Kukula, Joe Ledbetter, Henry Lewis, Lola, Travis Louie, Michael Mararian, Elizabeth McGrath, Mia, Brandi Milne, Buff Monster, Michael Page, Marion Peck, Joshua Petker, Carlos Ramos, Johnny Rodriguez (KMNDZ), Gretchen Ryan, Mark Ryden, Todd Schorr, Kathy Staico Schorr, Mike Stilkey, Greg Simkins (Craola), Joe Sorren, David Stoupakis, Adam Wallacavage, Martin Wittfooth, and Kent Williams will all be showing at the museum, and from what we hear, more than half of the artists are flying out to be in attendance for the private view on Friday April 30th and the public opening on Saturday May 1st, which is set to include book signing and other meet and greet sessions with the artists.
More details and preview images after the jump.
Look out for interactive performances and installations from Gary Baseman (interviewed), Mike Stilkey (interviewed) – who’s planned a 10 foot tall installation featuring over 2000 books we can’t wait to see – and a 15ft ice cream cone, which sounds as it could be an acknowledgment of Banksy’s Bristol ice cream truck installation, from the Buff Monster (featured). We’ll be along to join in the festivities and enjoy the art, so look out for some further coverage leading up to this important event and its four month long museum run.
Discuss this show here.