Yes the moment has come and the time is nigh. Come lose your mind with us at the opening of my newest solo exhibition... "Excorrigia / The Scourge" premiering at Superchief Gallery (@Culturefix, 9 Clinton Street at Houston, in New York City's Lower East Side). The opening, hosted by myself, Carolyn LeBourgeois (who made the cross country trek with me) the whole crew from Sueprchief, Ed Zipco, Billy, and Tricky Yooth aka Patrick, as well as the owners of Culturefix and their rad gallery manager Josh Allen, will commence at 6pm and go until 10pm, Thursday, April 3rd 2014. The work is hung and I am so proud of this one. The works themselves are ready to be experienced as a full on visual narrative following The Scourge in the world of Unstoppable Tomorrow, individually to be felt and walked around inside of with the eyes and minds of the audience, and they are very ready to find homes here in NYC and beyond. Also Joel St. Julien, one of my family from the Bay Area, has helped me co produce a sound piece of intensely demonic and frightening soundscapes and textures that will no doubt bring the whole thing together, finished by a (human) sacrificial altar piece installation in the 2nd floor street window of the gallery space. Needless to say, I feel really good about this one and cannot wait to see what kind of response we get! See you there!
Bright On Time
"Bright on Time" is a collaborative Residency Project from John Felix Arnold III (USA) and Koutaro Ooyama aka Mon (Japan). The opening of the exhibition is the culmination of three weeks of intense thinking, work and collaboration between the two artists. Transcending language and cultural barriers the two artists have created a beautiful, fully interactive, and multi disciplinary environmental installation.
The piece utilizes the entire gallery space, in which you are invited to sit, lounge, stretch out, and relax on the sculptural structure, floor, anywhere. Enjoy the collaborative painting that wraps around the whole room, and zone out to the atmospheric sound work that will fill the space. Viewers are invited and encouraged to enjoy the Moss (Koke') pillows that have been hand crafted, and enjoy a state of introspective calm and creative relaxation inside of a world that is inspired by Japan's Koyasan Mountain and the idea of the ancient meeting the future to create a multi layered present.
The project provides the viewer a world in which you can have a moment away from the hyper activity of Tokyo to reflect and enjoy peace of mind and interaction with the artwork and one another. We encourage interaction, conversation, comfort, and any activities that one may feel inspired to enjoy in the space, so that you the viewer will become part of the artistic statement and larger piece rather than simply a "viewer". Please come and become part of our world. The artists will be at the event to entertain any dialogue and questions you may have and the night will be aurally graced by sound work made by "Felix" and "Mon". Drinks and snacks are also available and we anticipate a strong reception and party.
Reception and Party Begins at 7pm and goes until ?
Spes-Lab is located @ Mita 2-3-20 2F, Meguro-Ku, Tokyo, Japan 153-0062
Any press inquiries are welcome. This event is free.
I ended up taking a great reel of great production and progress shots of "Should I Stay or Should I Go?" at Old Crow Tattoo & Gallery, and some good photos of the openings. Him Downstairs performed Saturday night and then Sunday was Unstoppable Death Machines and the Laughters. Count Z-Bop was even hanging out. It was spectacular! I hope you all enjoy seeing the install process and the final product. -Felix
Tools, Wood, things to make the magic with.
Motocycle piece "The Great Debate" just finished moments ago.
The organ was a good find, thank you urban ore.
Viking Ben lending a hand.
Arial view compliments of Terry Addison.
"In Memory of..." series.
Star Wars Stormtrooper Helmet Relic Remix.
D Young V looking wild!
Nadia and I flossin!
D Young V and I representing.
We all love to see ZeeZee!
The most amazing couple alive.
Joel Tarman back from Palesien with Rhea St. Julien.
Fuckin New Yorkers!
"The Great Debate"
Joel and Rhea St. Julien aka Him Downstairs.
Ara Christina Jo being awesome as usual.
How did everyone at Old Crow become so damn cool? Dana James looking tough on the bike piece!
Dana James fully suited up for the world of Unstoppable Tomorrow.
The lovely Chloe Crossman with the coolest hair dew of all time.