Stanley Donwood interviewed by Pitchfork for his FIFTY24SF Gallery show

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The good people of the highly-influential music website, Pitchfork, have interviewed our very own exhibiting artist, Stanley Donwood, about his new show at FIFTY24SF Gallery(that is up now, go see it, now) as well as doing artwork for a little band called Radiohead.

Go read it here.

And check out the prints we have of Stanley Donwood in our webstore.

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Stanley Donwood gets interviewed by Pitchfork for “Over Normal” @ FIFTY24SF

The good people of the highly-influential music website, Pitchfork, have interviewed our very own exhibiting artist, Stanley Donwood, about his new show at FIFTY24SF Gallery (that is up now, go see it, now) as well as doing artwork for a little band called Radiohead.

Go read it here.

And check out the prints we have of Stanley Donwood in our webstore.

STANLEY DONWOOD AT FIFTY24SF GALLERY NEXT WEEK

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It’s almost upon us, and the excitement is brewing here for Stanley Donwood’s first ever US based show – and it’s happening in San Francisco.  The opening reception is going to occur on Thursday, September 2nd at 7:30pm, and after seeing some of the work in person, it’s going to be pretty epic.  Here’s the information about the show below, see you there:

Fifty24SF Gallery presents “Over Normal”- a solo exhibition by Stanley Donwood and his first ever showing in the United States.

When thinking of iconic imagery in music from the last 20 years, Stanley Donwood’s work with Radiohead invariably comes to mind – and for good reason.  Where Radiohead’s music stretched the auditory horizons and painted musical sceneries of mans place in the modern world, Donwood’s imagery and packaging forced us to face the gravity of the music from the minute the album hit our hands; and by creating cryptic, academic and (at times) dystopian layouts, the albums themselves became as striking and relevant as the music they contained.

Although Stanley Donwood generally avoids the grandeur of media and would prefer to be undersold, to speak only in terms of his work with Radiohead would be a disservice. From his exhibitions of intricate etchings at Lazarides Gallery in London, to the vibrant works that made up his show at Iguapop Gallery in Barcelona, Donwood’s gallery work has consistently mixed personal and political emotions with modesty and humor.

For “Over Normal”, the catalyst for the large works featured in the show is in Los Angeles, where Stanley began to notice (with equal parts amazement and distress) that the advertisements bombarding him on the multilane highways were made of seven basic colors, immediately grabbing viewers’ attention in a primal way.  More recently, Stanley noticed a parallel between the use of those colors and an influx of spam emails that promised everything from more fruitful sex lives, to cheap foreclosed properties at the expense of someone else’s misery. The word’s that were used in the emails were formatted in the same fundamental way as color in the advertisement’s had been used: to grab unconscious attention and tell a story without the viewer knowing it.  Marrying the immediate words used in these emails with the attractive and distressing colors of the advertisements, Stanley has produced a line of seven vibrant, original pieces for this exhibition.

Stanley has also produced a 12 page newspaper to accompany the show, this explains how he came about putting together a neuron firing sound installation in an artificial neural network which is also featured in the show and is entitled ‘The Overnormaliser’.

“Over Normal” will run from September 2nd – October 27th with an opening reception occurring on September 2nd from 7:30PM – 10:00PM at FIFTY24SF Gallery

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Stanley Donwood at FIFTY24SF Gallery Next Week

It’s almost upon us, and the excitement is brewing here for Stanley Donwood’s first ever US based show – and it’s happening in San Francisco.  The opening reception is going to occur on Thursday, September 2nd at 7:30pm, and after seeing some of the work in person, it’s going to be pretty epic.  Here’s the information about the show below, see you there: (more photos of the work after the jump)

Fifty24SF Gallery presents “Over Normal”- a solo exhibition by Stanley Donwood and his first ever showing in the United States.

When thinking of iconic imagery in music from the last 20 years, Stanley Donwood’s work with Radiohead invariably comes to mind – and for good reason.  Where Radiohead’s music stretched the auditory horizons and painted musical sceneries of mans place in the modern world, Donwood’s imagery and packaging forced us to face the gravity of the music from the minute the album hit our hands; and by creating cryptic, academic and (at times) dystopian layouts, the albums themselves became as striking and relevant as the music they contained.

Although Stanley Donwood generally avoids the grandeur of media and would prefer to be undersold, to speak only in terms of his work with Radiohead would be a disservice. From his exhibitions of intricate etchings at Lazarides Gallery in London, to the vibrant works that made up his show at Iguapop Gallery in Barcelona, Donwood’s gallery work has consistently mixed personal and political emotions with modesty and humor.

For “Over Normal”, the catalyst for the large works featured in the show is in Los Angeles, where Stanley began to notice (with equal parts amazement and distress) that the advertisements bombarding him on the multilane highways were made of seven basic colors, immediately grabbing viewers’ attention in a primal way.  More recently, Stanley noticed a parallel between the use of those colors and an influx of spam emails that promised everything from more fruitful sex lives, to cheap foreclosed properties at the expense of someone else’s misery. The word’s that were used in the emails were formatted in the same fundamental way as color in the advertisement’s had been used: to grab unconscious attention and tell a story without the viewer knowing it.  Marrying the immediate words used in these emails with the attractive and distressing colors of the advertisements, Stanley has produced a line of seven vibrant, original pieces for this exhibition.

Stanley has also produced a 12 page newspaper to accompany the show, this explains how he came about putting together a neuron firing sound installation in an artificial neural network which is also featured in the show and is entitled ‘The Overnormaliser’.

“Over Normal” will run from September 2nd – October 27th with an opening reception occurring on September 2nd from 7:30PM – 10:00PM at FIFTY24SF Gallery

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LTRHDS Exhibition

各アーティストによる A to Z 大喜利。オーストラリア二都市で開催。ブックも同時発売。
べん氏と久々の合作 LUVVINE3 で参加。

THE EXHIBITION OF THE ENGLISH ALPHABET
Letterheads 2010 brings together twenty-six contemporary artists to each re-envisioned a single letter of the English alphabet, creating a collection that explores the influence of the ubiquitous letterform in all aspects of contemporary art. The lineup of high profile and emerging artist, represent the fields of illustration, cartooning, fine art, graffiti, street art and graphic design from around the globe.
All works are done on framed paper. A limited edition alphabet book of the artwork will be available for purchase at the opening too. These are already selling like hotcakes so get in fast.

LTRHDS Melbourne Exhibition
February 26 2010 – March 19 2010 @1000 £ Bend, 361 Little Lonsdale St Melbourne.
LTRHDS Sydney Exhibition
April 30 2010 – May 28 2010 @Red Bull Gallery, Huntly St and Burke Rd Alexandria.

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