very detailed, and certainly show off his ability to translate real life subjects onto paper. His color pieces were more engaging and also incorporated his skills at rendering portraits. It looked like he had played with watercolors or something on a couple of the series he had up too. His sketches were ok, although I'm not really a good judge of that kind of thing.They didn't really grab me or anything though.
The problem with this show wasn't so much the work that was being displayed, but rather how it was being displayed. If you're going to do a show at SubV then you have to put in some sizable pieces or figure out a way to present smaller pieces at a more engaging level for the viewer.
Putting small pieces up on the walls above the clothing, merchandise, and books dilutes the quality of the viewing: you have to strain your eyes and crane your neck just to get a look. It takes away from the experience and appreciation for the work that's up. If you are going to have smaller pieces then perhaps instead of putting them high up on the walls try to frame them on stands and put them on top of the merchandise cases of hang them at around average eye level. That way the viewer can enjoy the pieces more comfortably and take in the finer details.
After watching the flick I made a quick move to the Sohoe & Getso show up in the Plateau. It was about midnight when I showed up and the place was packed from end to end with people. It must have been 106 degrees Celsius in there, no joke. I managed to make my way tot he back of the room to build a fort and figure out a plan of action to take on this monster of a show. After losing five pounds in sweat and making a couple of stops to say some hello's, I proceeded to try to get a few shots of the work that up.
But if I had to choose I'd say the Bart Simpson collage piece, the Zombies by the door, the three headed chick piece, the black and white canvasses, the green faced dude, and that whole corner where the Simpson piece was. All that stuff was dope. I also digged Sohoe's series centered around his "Eh?" piece, I thought that as a series it all went well together along with the "So Holy" letters over three canvasses and the other canvass he brought back from the show at Roy Bar just a few months ago. So I pretty much liked everything.
I was only there for about an hour or so but from what I gathered the party was a big success, more people were streaming in even as I left. I have no way of knowing what the prices of the pieces were or who to contact since I have only recently met Sohoe & Getso and have no contact info for them as of yet. But check these pics of their work and as soon as I have some contact info I'll post it for those interested in purchasing anything from them. If anyone is interested in the Bosny work then you can contact SubV here for that info.
So all in all I had a great night, the art was great though the venues and presentation could have been better, and the party was barn burner from what I gathered.
I'll have more from TA, Turcot, and CBR soon so stay posted.