Author's Archive

08.15 2010

Print Liberation X Bill McRight

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07.11 2010

Count Back From Nothing @ David B Smith

AJ Fosik & Bill McRight
Count Back From Nothing
July 16- August 14
Opening Reception Friday
July 16 from 7-10 pm
David B. Smith Gallery
1543 A Wazee Street
Denver, Colorado 80202
303.893. 4234

09.25 2009

Year of the Wolfbat!!!

Year of the Wolfbat!!!

An installation by Dennis McNett

Show dates: October 2nd

09.16 2009

Wolfbats are coming!!!

Dennis McNett just sent over evidence of the flock of wolfbats that will be landing at Space 1026 next month for his show The Year Of The Wolfbat!!! The beasts will be lurking in a psychedelic landscape of super nature that the gallery will become for all of October!

homeboy is destryoing his studio building these beasts!

If you look up “wolfbat” you’ll probably find a picture similar to this one.

08.05 2009

30 Days in the Hole

06.10 2009

Fuck Cancer Drawing Jam!

Justin Van Hoy is a true fighter. He has fought and beat cancer for the second and final time. Now he needs a little help from his friends. Please join us at Space 1026 for the Fuck Cancer Drawing Jam! We will be passing the hat and sending all the money raised his way as well as drawings. We got the paper and beers, bring your favorite drawing tools and money! Help us celebrate Justin

05.31 2009

Sketchy Stash

AHN|VHS is pleased to present an exhibition of sketch books by Bill McRight.

Primarily a printmaker working in linoleum block and silkscreen, McRight’s work is known for its extreme intricacy and for his bold, often absurd figures. These sketchbooks are McRight’s place for character and concept development, as well as impulsive composition. The figures in his books are drawn and redrawn with altered and increasingly exaggerated gestures and features, interspersed with pages of striking painterly abstraction and bursts of free associative text or overheard phrases. There seems to be a narrative at work, although the books leave no conclusion but to continue to another page. It is rare that McRight takes a figure directly from one of these books for use in a print; these forms are composed on impulse and are made to retain that immediacy. This looseness and experimentation with material and gesture is a surprising contrast to McRight’s rigid sculpting of forms in his prints and lino cuts in particular.

This is the first exhibition of the artist’s books since his 2005 MFA thesis exhibition at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.

AHN|VHS will produce a limited edition reproduction of one of these sketch books concurrent with the exhibition.

Bill McRight is a printmaker working primarily in silkscreen and linoleum or wood block. In 2005 he received an MFA from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. His prints have been published by Cannonball Press. He lives in Philadelphia and is a current member of Space 1026.

AHN|VHS Gallery
319 A N. 11th Street 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
Friday, June 5, 2009
7:00pm – 11:00pm

03.10 2009

Chris Johanson at Davidson College

Brad Thomas runs the Van Every/ Smith galleries down there at Davidson College in North Carolina… This time around he has brought Chris Johanson to Davidson and they are having an opening this Thursday, March 12 at 7pm. One part of this show that sounds extra-special is a collaboration between Chris and members of the Art Works 945 program at Urban Ministries in Charlotte.

Also coming up in that neck of the woods, on Sunday, the 15th AJW, Sweatheart, Narwhals of Sound, Coma League and Radio Taiwan are playing at the Saturday Skateboards warehouse… and it’s only $5.

So if you are South of the Mason Dixon line. Go to Davidson and Charlotte this weekend… and If you are in Philly and plan on going, hook me up with a ride!


03.04 2009

Rent Time

Make sure to include Copy in your first friday art quest, Nick Paparone is doing a performance or live art or something… I’ve been helping print shirts over there and have gotten some kind of sneak preview… it’s gonna be awesome!

A performance in a lecture series type format that surveys the constant rituals brought forth everyday, every month, every year until our demise. Including the non-stop purging of literal and metaphoric excrement caused by eating meals and doing what you have to do to pay rent.

02.20 2009

The kids are alright!

I got an email from Timothy Soper, he teaches art at Kings Highway elementary school in Westport, Connecticut. He had his 4th grade classes do a project about relief printmaking. Tim showed his classes some of my prints and told them the project was about using line to make monsters. I just got some pictures of some of their prints… watch out world when kids that are 8 are making prints that rule this hard we are all in trouble!