Check out this photo set from the opening night of Magic Weirdos Never Die, which is on now at Scawfell Studio in East London. Curated by Sean Morris, this exhibition is a follow up to last year’s Perth group show – Let’s Go, Magic Weirdos – and features a super tight selection of Australian, Spanish, US and UK-based artists.
MAGIC WEIRDOS NEVER DIE
Scawfell Studios / LONDON / May 2nd @ 6pm
FEATURING: Jon Boam, Manuel Donada, Jasper Dunk, Berto Fojo, Dillon Froelich, Ghostpatrol, Kyle Hughes-Odgers, Suzi Kemp, Sean Morris, Luke Pelletier, James Unsworth
New London gallery space Scawfell Studios opens its doors on May 2nd with “Magic Weirdos Never Die” – a group exhibition featuring 11 contemporary artists from 4 different countries, curated by Sean Morris.
Following on from the successful group show “Let’s Go Magic Weirdos”, held last year in his hometown of Perth, Western Australia, Sean Morris is at it again. This time he’s bringing his work and bunch of impressive, magical weirdos to London.
The line-up includes Australian art heroes Ghostpatrol and Kyle Hughes-Odgers, Spanish comic artist Berto Fojo, the prolific Luke Pelletier from the States, and killer London based illustrators Jon Boam, Suzie Kemp and Jasper Dunk.
Along side these phenomenal names will be the usual awesome depravity from Londoner James Unsworth, the black metal space demons of Madrid’s Manuel Donada, beautifully strange and politically charged drawings from Florida’s Dillon Froelich and the white trash fables of Sean Morris himself, who hits London just 2 weeks after a successful solo exhibition in Madrid.
‘Be Sweet, Deadbeat’ an exhibition of new works by Sean Morris at House of Bricks Gallery in Melbourne. More photos after the jump.
Following up his successful solo show last year in London, Sean Morris opens his first and much anticipated Melbourne solo on the 6th of December at House of Bricks. full details below. Melbourne is a really creative city so if you are creative and are in Melbourne you should go check it out.
I share a studio with a weirdo. everyday he is talking to me about his weirdo ideas. Most of his ideas disgust me or impress me or change the way I think about things. His name is Sean Morris, he put on a group show last week in Perth. It was filled with artwork from all over the world created by a bunch of other disgusting, impressive magic weirdos. opening night pics below. congrats Sean on putting this together you horrible weirdo.
Stevie Gee (UK) Jon Boam (UK) James Unsworth (UK) Manuel Donada (Spain) John Malta (USA) Michael C. Hsiung (USA) Luke Pelletier (USA) Ambird (USA) Eric McHenry (USA) Mariana Moyses (Brazil) Sheryo (Singapore) Ican Harem (Indonesia) Ryan Ady Putra (Indonesia) Cammy Yo (Japan) The Yok (Australia) Ghostpatrol (Australia) Kyle Hughes-Odgers (Australia) Eveline Tarunadjaja (Australia) Mel Stringer (Australia) Evie Cahir (Australia) Calliope Bridge (Australia) Cheeks (Australia) Yohyo (Australia) Sean Morris (Australia)
NORTHBRIDGE, W.A. – Paper Mountain is pleased to present “Let’s Go, Magic Weirdos” a group exhibition featuring contemporary artists from 5 continents, curated by Sean Morris.
Please join us for the exhibition opening on Thursday October 25, 2012 from 6pm-9pm, at Paper Mountain: 267 William Street, Northbridge WA.
Perth artist Sean Morris has assembled a selection of 23 of his contemporaries from around the world; to take part in one of the most exciting group shows held in Western Australia in recent years. “Let’s Go, Magic Weirdos” sets out to harness, cage and present to the city a collection of exciting new work unleashed by crazed and beating minds from across the globe.
While the work of the “Magic Weirdos” encompasses a range of artistic styles, each artist involved shares what Morris calls a “defiant, fearless approach to art making.” Regardless of physical location; together they inhabit a world where rules are made for breaking, and the paradox of conventional art is thrown out of the window.
The line-up includes Melbourne folk-art legend Ghostpatrol, prolific New York-based street artists Sheryo and The Yok, London illustrators Stevie Gee, Jon Boam and James Unsworth, LA skate artists Michael C.Hsiung and Eric McHenry, New York comics renegade John Malta, Indonesian punk-rock illustrators Ican Harem and Ryan Ady Putra, and Perth’s finest all-rounder Kyle Hughes-Odgers.
New work by these phenomenal names will sit alongside the creations of Australian illustrators Mel Stringer, Eveline Tarunadjaja & Evie Cahir, the sci-fi influenced artwork of Madrid’s Manuel Donada, beautifully strange drawings from Brazil’s Mariana Moyses and California’s Ambird, paintings by North-Carolina native Luke Pelletier, and contributions from young local talents Yohyo, Cheeks and Calliope Bridge. Finally, there will be new works from the mind behind this madness, Sean Morris.
This show is sitting on the precipice of an art movement ready to explode. Come down to Perth’s newest and most exciting artist run gallery, located in the heart of Northbridge, to pick yourself up a piece of work while you can. Take a breath, grab a drink, and step into the world of the artistic rule-breaker, the rebel, the weirdo.
Let’s Go, Magic Weirdos!
Hey spungoz, Hamishi here. It’s my first day @ #theopeninghours thought I’d celebrate by curating an exciting show in Melbourne on the grey area between high + lowbrow art and the relevance of lowbrow art in a contemporary discussion.
Please join us for opening celebrations on the 27th of September at 6pm.
Curated by Hamishi
Where is the middle ground between high and lowbrow art in Australia’s regressive commercial contemporary art scene? “Sup Brow?” is an exhibition presenting an informed discussion on the relevance of “Juxtapoz Art” in contemporary art and the border between Lowbrow and Mainstream Australian painting through the lens of Australian and international painters, illustrators and mixed practice artists.
Tom O’Hern (TAS)
Hiroyasu Tsuri (TwoOne)
Henry Gunderson (USA)
Lola Dupre (FRA)
Sean Morris (WA)
See below for a full view of the gallery and also ALL of the artworks that were on display.
Download a copy of the catalogue here.
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