Thursday, July 2, 2009

Followup: July 11 BFSA: Beach, Marquez, Odgers, Weiner

Lee Joseph sent some additional information about the artists exhibiting in the Lou Beach, Hudson Marquez, Jayme Odgers and Mel Weiner show at Billy Shire Fine Arts on the 11th.

Lou Beach
Beach is a prolific graphic artist who was an album cover designer in the 70s, creating LP jackets for David Sanborn, Weather Report, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Eddie Hazel, The Carpenters, Weird Al Yankovic, Neville Bros., Flying Burrito Brothers, Blink 182, currently illustrates for publications such as Wired Magazine, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Random House, McGraw-Hill, and Houghton-Mifflin. Both Matt Groning and Terry Gilliam are fans of Beach's work.

Hudson Marquez
Marquez was the driving force behind the iconic Cadillac Ranch sculpture in Amarillo, Texas. He was also instrumental in Ant Farm's public performances, museum exhibitions, inflatable structures, architectural commissions, illustration work, and videos. Mr. Marquez left Ant Farm in 1973 to co-found TVTV, the seminal "guerilla television" group that is considered to be the ground breaking pioneer of non-fiction television.

Jayme Odgers
Odgers was selected along with fourteen world class artists, including David Hockney, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein and John Baldasari, among others, to do an official poster for the 1984 Olympic Games. His work has been exhibited in the Brooklyn Museum, The San Francisco Museum of Art, Arco Center for the Visual Arts, the Albright-Knox Museum, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and the Museo Fortuny in Venice, Italy and is in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian s Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York City and The White House in Washington, D.C.

Mel Weiner
Weiner is a life-long fan of old-school boxing and creates portraits of his heroes using mosaic glass. Weiner feels that both boxing and mosaic are ancient crafts and the
mosaic portrait has timeless iconic relevance.

You can see some of the pieces here:

Lee Joseph Publicity for the Visual Arts
818) 848-2698 (p) 818) 848-2699 (f)

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