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WEAPON OF CHOICE UPDATE !…

Posted in weapon of choice with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 24, 2009 by jerforceone

WEAPON OF CHOICE UPDATE !…

FIRST OFF !…

the current show running at the Weapon of choice gallery !…

WOC G FRONT NOW

Weapon of Choice gallery present ‘Mash Media’

Featuring artists:

BYROGLYPHICS

JAMES BAKER

& TRXTR

Opening preview 17th September 6-10pm

Free entry, drinks provided.

Exhibition running until the 11th October 2009

Weapon of Choice Gallery, 14 St Michael’s Hill, Bristol, BS2 8DT

Since joining Red Propeller Gallery, who were instrumental in launching the careers of Ian Francis and Guy Denning, a phenomena with a simple formula – hunt down skilled, dedicated and unconventional artists who show a strong political, social or psychological content in their work – James Baker, Byroglyphics (aka Russ Mills) and TRXTR are all definitely heading in the same direction.

Already having shows in LA, Philadelphia and London under their belts, recent record breaking sell out print releases and major works coming up at prestigious urban and contemporary art auctions in London and New York this trio of artists at Weapons of Choice this month are on their way.

With a sell out show at Signal Gallery, London, in May and secondary market pieces already appearing at auction (substantially exceeding their guide prices) BYROGLYPHICS is riding high and has an enormous following. Describing his work as ‘Kitchen Sink Surrealism’ he has, for a long while, been quietly obsessed with Japanese pop culture, especially the Harajuku phenomenon.

‘I love the way that every piece of popular culture from the recent past is smashed together into a garish soup and regurgitated into real life with absolutely no boundaries’

His hybrid of traditional media and digital imaging, focusing on human idiosyncrasies both physical and emotional result in distorted forms both subtle and extreme.

TRXTR – successfully edging his way into the US market last year showing alongside Guy Denning, Charming Baker and Case in Los Angeles and with work accepted into the upcoming Bonham’s New York Contemporary Art Auction, is seriously on his way – Obsessed with sex and war, beauty and celebrity and the relentless destruction of the planet his beautiful mashed media psycho/schizo canvases defy interpretation.

Fresh talent, emerging from the hotbed of creativity, which is Loughborough University School of Art and Design, JAMES BAKER’S painting and prints are a celebration of the inevitable collusion and blending of cultures that now affects even the most distant of societies. These strange visual creations of a ‘poly-colour’ age are manifested in the ‘anything goes’ state of Yesyoucanistan, where borders are continually eroded, commercialisation rules and fringe beasts roam as champions of hybridity all resulting in a beautiful, chaotic fusion of screenprint, painting and drawing

NEXT UP !…

WOC T FRONT

Weapon of Choice for the 1st time on board the THEKLA!

Live graffiti from

EPOK & SEPR!

Hip hop & Dubstep from:

TASK FORCE!

GEMMY

GUIDO

CENTRAL SPILLZ

BETAMAX

Hosted by

BUGGSY & C-STRIKE-Z

B-Boys, Clothing giveaways!

Top bar hosted by Property of Bristol

Thekla 29th September 2009. 10-3AM

£10 on the door. £9 advance tickets from Weapon of Choice Gallery. 14 St Michael’s Hill, Bristol, BS2 8DT.

AND THEN !…

WOC G NEXT FRONT

Weapon of Choice present

‘Piece, Character / Character, Piece’

Featuring work by KTF crews:

EPOK and SEPR

Opening Friday 16th October, 6-10pm.

Show runs until the Sunday 8th November.

14 St Michael’s Hill, Bristol, BS2 8DT.

Free entry. Drinks provided.

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Gallery opening times:

Tues/Wed 11 – 6pm

Thursday 11 – 7pm

Fri-Sat 11 – 6pm

Sunday 12 – 4.00pm

MORE INFO ON MORE GOINGS ON SOON !…

till then check out !…

http://www.weaponofchoicegallery.co.uk/

facebook group !…

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6301389994

Weapon of Choice gallery present ‘Mash Media’
Featuring artists:
BYROGLYPHICS
JAMES BAKER
& TRXTR
Opening preview 17th September 6-10pm
Free entry, drinks provided.
Exhibition running until the 11th October 2009
Weapon of Choice Gallery, 14 St Michael’s Hill, Bristol, BS2 8DT
Since joining Red Propeller Gallery, who were instrumental in launching the careers of Ian Francis and Guy Denning, a phenomena with a simple formula – hunt down skilled, dedicated and unconventional artists who show a strong political, social or psychological content in their work – James Baker, Byroglyphics (aka Russ Mills) and TRXTR are all definitely heading in the same direction.
Already having shows in LA, Philadelphia and London under their belts, recent record breaking sell out print releases and major works coming up at prestigious urban and contemporary art auctions in London and New York this trio of artists at Weapons of Choice this month are on their way.
With a sell out show at Signal Gallery, London, in May and secondary market pieces already appearing at auction (substantially exceeding their guide prices) BYROGLYPHICS is riding high and has an enormous following. Describing his work as ‘Kitchen Sink Surrealism’ he has, for a long while, been quietly obsessed with Japanese pop culture, especially the Harajuku phenomenon.
‘I love the way that every piece of popular culture from the recent past is smashed together into a garish soup and regurgitated into real life with absolutely no boundaries’
His hybrid of traditional media and digital imaging, focusing on human idiosyncrasies both physical and emotional result in distorted forms both subtle and extreme.
TRXTR – successfully edging his way into the US market last year showing alongside Guy Denning, Charming Baker and Case in Los Angeles and with work accepted into the upcoming Bonham’s New York Contemporary Art Auction, is seriously on his way – Obsessed with sex and war, beauty and celebrity and the relentless destruction of the planet his beautiful mashed media psycho/schizo canvases defy interpretation.
Fresh talent, emerging from the hotbed of creativity, which is Loughborough University School of Art and Design, JAMES BAKER’S painting and prints are a celebration of the inevitable collusion and blending of cultures that now affects even the most distant of societies. These strange visual creations of a ‘poly-colour’ age are manifested in the ‘anything goes’ state of Yesyoucanistan, where borders are continually eroded, commercialisation rules and fringe beasts roam as champions of hybridity all resulting in a beautiful, chaotic fusion of screenprint, painting and Weapon of Choice gallery present ‘Mash Media’
Featuring artists:
BYROGLYPHICS
JAMES BAKER
& TRXTR
Opening preview 17th September 6-10pm
Free entry, drinks provided.
Exhibition running until the 11th October 2009
Weapon of Choice Gallery, 14 St Michael’s Hill, Bristol, BS2 8DT
Since joining Red Propeller Gallery, who were instrumental in launching the careers of Ian Francis and Guy Denning, a phenomena with a simple formula – hunt down skilled, dedicated and unconventional artists who show a strong political, social or psychological content in their work – James Baker, Byroglyphics (aka Russ Mills) and TRXTR are all definitely heading in the same direction.
Already having shows in LA, Philadelphia and London under their belts, recent record breaking sell out print releases and major works coming up at prestigious urban and contemporary art auctions in London and New York this trio of artists at Weapons of Choice this month are on their way.
With a sell out show at Signal Gallery, London, in May and secondary market pieces already appearing at auction (substantially exceeding their guide prices) BYROGLYPHICS is riding high and has an enormous following. Describing his work as ‘Kitchen Sink Surrealism’ he has, for a long while, been quietly obsessed with Japanese pop culture, especially the Harajuku phenomenon.
‘I love the way that every piece of popular culture from the recent past is smashed together into a garish soup and regurgitated into real life with absolutely no boundaries’
His hybrid of traditional media and digital imaging, focusing on human idiosyncrasies both physical and emotional result in distorted forms both subtle and extreme.
TRXTR – successfully edging his way into the US market last year showing alongside Guy Denning, Charming Baker and Case in Los Angeles and with work accepted into the upcoming Bonham’s New York Contemporary Art Auction, is seriously on his way – Obsessed with sex and war, beauty and celebrity and the relentless destruction of the planet his beautiful mashed media psycho/schizo canvases defy interpretation.
Fresh talent, emerging from the hotbed of creativity, which is Loughborough University School of Art and Design, JAMES BAKER’S painting and prints are a celebration of the inevitable collusion and blending of cultures that now affects even the most distant of societies. These strange visual creations of a ‘poly-colour’ age are manifested in the ‘anything goes’ state of Yesyoucanistan, where borders are continually eroded, commercialisation rules and fringe beasts roam as champions of hybridity all resulting in a beautiful, chaotic fusion of screenprint, painting and drawing

jody’s solo show launch night

Posted in weapon of choice gallery with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 16, 2009 by jerforceone

http://www.jodyt.co.uk/

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**TONIGHT** WOC GALLERY PRESENTS THE FIRST SOLO SHOW FROM JODY

Posted in weapon of choice gallery with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 14, 2009 by jerforceone

TONIGHT !… WEAPON OF CHOICE PRESENTS !… JODY’S FIRST SOLO SHOW !…

till then heres a review from 247 magazine …

jt247

link to view the review in the mag – http://viewer.zmags.com/showmag.php?mid=wggqfs&fullscreen=true#/page22/

W.o.C vid by threenine

Posted in weapon of choice with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 6, 2009 by jerforceone

A collection of the Weapon of Choice events that have taken place in Bristol over 08/09.

jody’s first print !…

Posted in weapon of choice gallery with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 5, 2009 by jerforceone

jody’s very first print release.

876JodyWS

The giclee print measuring 50 x 70cm’s has been photographed and produced from the original ‘untitled’ canvas previously exhibited at the RWA back in March 09’. Limited to an edition of 100, each print comes signed and dated by the artist.

On the run up to his solo show at the Weapon of Choice gallery on 14th of August Jody has been hard at work creating some brand new pieces. Be sure to get down there between 18.00 – 22.00 to catch a glimpse!

as of today !…
Prints can be purchased through Threenine …. http://www.threenine.eu/shop/jody/1/182

or from the Weapon of Choice Gallery…. http://www.weaponofchoicegallery.co.uk/

see more of jodys stuff here …. http://www.jodyt.co.uk/

Jody Solo Show @ WoC Gallery

Posted in weapon of choice gallery with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 22, 2009 by jerforceone

flyer front

jody flyer front

flyer back

jody flyer back

Opening preview 14th August 6 -10 PM.
Free entry. Drinks provided.
Bristol native Jody began painting at the now infamous Barton Hill Youth Club under the wing of the legendary John Nation in the late 1980’s. After a long break from the graffiti scene he has resurfaced following the success of Felix Braun’s Children of the Can book launched last year.
Returning to the Bristol scene refreshed and reinvented, Jody’s first solo show draws inspiration from the barrage of slick and cynical imagery portrayed through fashion and advertising. No picture can be truly trusted – we are subjected daily to hyper retouched, overly sexualised and false imagery, making us feel aspirational, but at the same time, insecure about own selves. Jody digs just below the polished surface of magazine spreads, movie posters and advertising to uncover a sinister world of false idols and hopes.
Blank and hollow eyes stare back where once perfectly made up faces once did – imagery that was meant to be flawless is subverted, changing the intended meaning into something darker, disturbing and more powerful.
The show opens at the Weapon of Choice Gallery on the 14th August and runs until 13th Sept 2009.
jody
WoC
WoC blog
WoC fb event page
WoC fb group page
Opening preview 14th August 6 -10 PM.
Free entry. Drinks provided.
Bristol native Jody began painting at the now infamous Barton Hill Youth Club under the wing of the legendary John Nation in the late 1980’s. After a long break from the graffiti scene he has resurfaced following the success of Felix Braun’s Children of the Can book launched last year.
Returning to the Bristol scene refreshed and reinvented, Jody’s first solo show draws inspiration from the barrage of slick and cynical imagery portrayed through fashion and advertising. No picture can be truly trusted – we are subjected daily to hyper retouched, overly sexualised and false imagery, making us feel aspirational, but at the same time, insecure about own selves. Jody digs just below the polished surface of magazine spreads, movie posters and advertising to uncover a sinister world of false idols and hopes.
Blank and hollow eyes stare back where once perfectly made up faces once did – imagery that was meant to be flawless is subverted, changing the intended meaning into something darker, disturbing and more powerful.
The show opens at the Weapon of Choice Gallery on the 14th August and runs until 13th Sept 2009.
http://www.jodyt.co.uk
http://www.weaponofchoicegallery.co.uk
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=106368883076
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6301389994

WoC website

Posted in weapon of choice, weapon of choice gallery with tags , , , , on July 21, 2009 by jerforceone

weapon of choice website is now live , check it out !…

http://www.weaponofchoicegallery.co.uk/