Thursday, February 26, 2009

PDF of Show & more

So as you probably noticed this week we kind of lagged on posts. We decided to take it easy and let our minds and bodies relax alittle. We just got the updated pdf from Subtext with all the pieces from the show. 

Please contact the gallery using the info in the .pdf with any purchase inquiries. A huge thank you to anyone that purchased a piece online or at the show, we can't even express what it means for someone to connect with our art and then purchase it. So amazing.

We will be updating our site with the full show and older work that we have done. We will also be getting a store up very soon and will be doing alot more fun prints/art/skateboards/milk cartons you know the normal stuff.

Lastly, when Colby and I first came up with the story for "Home is Where You Make it" we knew that we wanted it to be a book. And after the response at the show and online that will be our next project. As we develop it we will be posting pics and such so keep a look out for that. If you know anyone or know someone that knows someone that might know Kevin Bacon that might help us get this published we would be very grateful. Thanks and have a great weekend. Above are some of the pieces from the show we haven't featured yet. I want that ukulelee =)

Monday, February 23, 2009

The Show Recap

View pics from the show (flickr).

We will be uploading individual pics of each piece soon and into that flickr set as well as posting an updated inventory on what's still for sale!

We have so many people to thank for such an amazing opening night for our first solo show. The night was a blur as we jumped from person to person, walking them through the story, talking to people who bought pieces, seeing family and friends, and enjoying the vibe. It was a crowded opening all night and most of the art sold, too!

Jolby would like to thank: Dolls for Friends for their incredible work and amazing additions to our show and story, Andy Roush for the music, Keegan and Katy from Keegan Meegan Press & Bindry for the amazing screen prints, Chris Forrette for our rad website, Merrick, the crew at Tangible Worldwide, Greg at In to Ink, Bobby @ Kitsune Noir, Brian Willette for printing our show you saved our lives, San Diego Reader & City Beat, and the Cuban Council Crew, Don/Dylan/Amy/George/Subtext for their amazingness and helping this all come together, everyone who bought a piece of art at the show we are so grateful, Monica Moon, Brian Haas for the frames and delicious beer/fuel, everyone that posted any word/sentence/picture/link including: Will @ its nice that, QBN, Little Chimp Society, Josh Spear, Drawn!, Dustin Ortiz, Kitsune Noir, and each and everyone for coming out, everyone that has supported us over the last couple of months we thank you from the bottoms of our hearts.

Josh would like to thank: My lovely wife Shannon for all of her support, my dad for making all our boards, my mom who is sick and couldn’t make the show, my family, Merrick & Tangible, Colby for the inspiration and drive to be a better artist, Subtext, Everyone that drove down for the show, Tem’s BBQ.

Colby would like to thank: Abby Rynko for her undying love/patience/honesty, Josh Kenyon for liking sports and for collaborating/pushing/pulling on a life-changing project like this, Josh's dad for his wood-working brilliance, Merrick & Tangible, everyone at Subtext, My Ma/Sis/Bro for the support and for the hospitality while staying in San Diego, the City of Portland, Anathallo, Fleet Foxes, Shannon Kenyon for her writings, Corey Warning for all his kindness, Tom Okerlund, Ideaworks Advertising for their support.

Friday, February 20, 2009

1 Day Left: It's all there!

Wow. What a long road it has been to get to this point. Josh and I have been up super early each day this week finishing the pieces, seeing great friends, eating like kings, and we just finished hanging everything in the show. We are so proud of the work and have so many people to thank that without them none of this would be possible. Hope to see you out there tomorrow so that you can join us in sharing this work with everyone and eat some freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies (what says 'home' more than that?) and some beer/wine, of course. We've also already sold 5 pieces and the show hasn't even opened yet!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

2 Days Left: Finishing the Show

Sorry Everyone for the lack of in progress pictures during the week. We thought we would have easy access to the internet and that is proving to be a little hard. But everything is going great and we finished all the art work today and ready to hang the show. We hope to see you there if not you can head over to Subtext and view a preview of the show. The paintings and Plush aren't in the preview but we hope to have those up soon. Above is a preview of the Matryoshka Dolls we painted. They represent William the main character and illustrate patterns that make up who he is and his journey. Ok we'll have some updates tomorrow from the gallery as we are hanging stuff. If they have internet =)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

3 Days: Kitsune Noir Wallpaper Project

We're so honored today to be posted on Kitsune Noir, the blog of all things awesome by Bobby Solomon, with artwork from the show. The two wallpapers above can be downloaded right here in sizes of 1024x 768 up to 1900 x 1200 including an iPhone and PSP wallpaper as well. We hope you'll go and download them so your eyeballs can feast and be satisfied. We emailed Bobby a few weeks ago to ask if we could launch these in conjunction with the show opening this Saturday and he was more than happy to. Thanks, Bobby!

It's so cool to be a part of this project that has been done by big name arists like Gama-Go, Jean Julian, Peitari Posti, Josh Cochran, Travis Millard, Mike Perry, and a lot more.

3 Days: Finishing the Paintings

Josh and I arrived in San Diego yesterday and after stopping by Subtext we got right to work. We've got a lot of paintings to finish in the next few days and above is Josh smelling it up.
Today we're speaking at the Art Institute here in San Diego as well as seeing some old friends. More soon!

Monday, February 16, 2009

5 Days: Jolby Arrival & Gallery Preview

Most of you reading the updates know that Josh and I live pretty far from each other, but still manage to work together seamlessly through the wonders of the iPhone and the interwebs. We arrive in San Diego tomorrow and have plenty to do today in preparation. However, everything seems to be falling in place quite nicely.

Subtext has posted a short preview of the prints with a first look at pricing for the show. We definitely wanted the art to be accessible to everyone. Remember to check back all week for our posts 'til the show opens on Saturday.

Friday, February 13, 2009

8 Days: We Are Blogging Every Day Next Week!

Starting Monday February 16th, we are going to be blogging every day until the show opens the following Saturday bringing you updates from Subtext Gallery, our insanity trying to finish everything for the show, and even more sneak peaks. We've just begun to scratch the surface of the art of the show and we're expecting over 40 piece there, yet we've only previewed about 20! Sit tight kids!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

9 Days Remain: Dolls For Friends Sneak Peak

We got these awesome shots in the e-mails today from our collabers Dolls for Friends of the dolls they are creating for "Home is Where You Make it." This is just a peak at only three of the dolls they are hand-crafting based on our characters we use to tell the show's story. We are so excited to see the characters in plush form and to see them come to life!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

11 Days Left: Sneak Peaks on

This one will be short and sweet! We just launched with a whole slew of preview goodness!

Don't worry though; this blog will still be very active. The site is just to catalog our work. Make sure you check back next week as we blog every day in prep for the opening next Saturday!

Monday, February 9, 2009

12 Days Left: Screen Printing with Keegan

Only 12 days left and we're updating this week with the screen prints for the show that are awaiting your eyeballs. The dude with the glasses above (who is ever-so-carefully registering the screen) is Keegan Onefoot who is 1/2 of Keegan Meegan Press & Bindery in Portland, OR. I got to spend a few hours this week with the pressman himself talking art, color, some politics, and coffee. He is an awesome guy and a great artist as well. I would recommend you contact him for any screen print or letterpress needs if you are in the area. Enjoy the process shots above and keep an eye out for a sneak peak link that should be going up soon with even more eyeball-teasers. Cheers kids!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

18 Days Left: Dolls For Friends

We are collaborating with the amazingly talented team that is Erin & Jill Lynch who are better known as Dolls for Friends. They are a husband and wife design team who work as collaborators on a wide variety of art-based projects and have joined us to sew some custom dolls of our characters and objects as one-off art pieces for the show. They are two of the nicest people I've met in the NW and they are a blast to work with. Check out their awesome work and don't forget to visit their Etsy store.

(Note: the dolls below are not from our show, but are Erin & Jill's original creations).

Monday, February 2, 2009

19 Days Until the Show: Welcome to The Forest

We are two days away from finishing all 21 prints. It feels really good to see the story come to life and we are pretty excited to start on the paintings but nervous too. This weekend myself and a good friend Andy Roush were hard at work creating music for the show. Andy is an amazing composer and has been incredibly generous to make a 3 part song that follows the artwork from the show. Once it is done and we put up the preview of the show we will make the song downloadable so you can follow the story with the music. We should be getting some shots of the plush dolls very soon so look out for that.

This week's sneak peek are from the tree top forest. This is were William comes to find out home means to him. Enjoy and keep checking back. Also if you have a blog and will post anything about our show that would be amazing.