outside the gallery

Outside The Gallery
June 3, 2008, 4:28 pm
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Art has traditionally been viewed in a formal setting, such as a gallery. We seek to examine a wider idea of what art is and how it can be experienced. The theme of “Outside The Gallery” takes art outside of the constricting space of a gallery and opens up the definition to more unconventional media. Ranging from chalk art to body art to site-specific sculpture, “Outside The Gallery” will incorporate a broad array of media, placing these works in an outdoor setting to maximize the experience of the viewer. This element of experience is crucial to our exhibition, as the works of the artists we have chosen hinge on specific locations and the way in which their environments influence the viewer.

“Outside The Gallery” will be a touring exhibition, moving across major cities worldwide. Due to the nature of the artists included in the exhibition, it is plausible for our artists to create art in diverse settings. In each city, we will set up an area in which the works will be created and subsequently displayed. The works will not be numbered or titled, in order to permit the viewer to interact with each piece, uninhibited by formal definitions of art.


Remy Geerts and Paul Hoggard
June 3, 2008, 4:28 pm
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The works of Remy Geerts and Paul Hoggard are quite far outside the gallery, unless of course, the gallery is situated on a beach. These two sand sculptors have been decorated in countless competitions and many commissions since they begain working together in the late 1990s. Geerts and Hoggard are from the Netherlands and England, respectively. They both have expertise in photography as well as sculpture. Geerts has worked in ice, snow and paints murals. Their work, while often commissioned for non-coastal spaces, relies on water, gravity and conscientious design for its support. Sand is a readily available material that these artists have used to pay homage to nature in provocative ways. The temporary and delicate nature of their work speaks to the quickly changing, and oddly repetitive, nature of our world. Also, it cannot be contested that their works have a certain charm and novelty that is unexpected and pleasant, especially in thesemassive performance pieces.

Elephant Song

The Four Elements

Guido Daniele
June 3, 2008, 4:28 pm
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Guido Daniele’s work moves in and out of gallery spaces with impressive ease. Famous for his body art, his series “Handimal”s, photo real images of animals delicately painted on human hands and later displayed in bold yet quiet photographs, have received international attention. The work can travel on the surface of a live creature, further emphasizing the unavoidable interaction between work and observer. Born in Soverato Italy, Daniele studied sculpture at Brera Academy and currently works in Milan. His work has been well received by advertizing companies and the Animal Planet Television Network. Daniele also creates trompe l’oeil. His landscape and mural creations and collaborations have transformed inner spaces into outer spaces in a delightful way.


This carefully painted elephant is just one of the many animals from the series that has brought so much attention to Daniele.

Fichter Home, 1997

This example of Daniele’s work demonstrates his fascination with creating a literal outside space within an internal space.

Eric Lovino
June 3, 2008, 4:28 pm
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Eric Lovino is a tattoo artist in his mid-thirties. He wandered into a city tattoo shop around ten years ago and had no idea that he would deeply impact the ink business. Eric has been drawing tattoo flash, the designs that tattooists use as stencils for their work, for over 10 years. His tattoo designs have also been licensed world wide as temporary tattoos, stickers, car decals and t-shirts as well as being featured in a limited edition series of lighters by BIC.

Lovino studied at Manhattan’s Fashion Institute of Technology in the early 1990’s in hopes of becoming a comic book illustrator. By 1996, though, comics’ giant publisher Marvel had declared bankruptcy and Lovino felt that his chances of finding work in the graphic novel industry would be slim.

Lovino whipped up 10 11-inch by 14-inch sheets of flash and went around selling them to tattoo parlors. He returned to one of the shops that day to find someone already had his design permanently inked into his skin. At that point, he realized that he had found something.

By 2001 made tattooing and creating “flash” sheets a full-time job. He teamed up with FIT grad and fellow illustrator Victor Modafferi, along with a third partner, to form Bullseye Tattoos a year later.

Lovino’s business helped tattoos – once largely confined to the hides of military men and burly bikers – seep rapidly into the mainstream.

(This excerpt drew heavily from a News Article at http://www.nydailynews.com)

Rose: http: //www.bullseyetattoos.com/artists/Eric_Iovino/tattoos/12809-Tribal_Rose_Design

This tattoo is representative of the work Lovino started out making. It is a simple design for his “Flash” tattoo sheets. He sold many sheets like these to individual tattoo parlors to get his business off the ground.


After Lovino’s initial success with his simple “tribal” designs, he started to get more creative and colorful. Lovino started to add more color templates and detailed images to his “Flash” sheets. This “Lucky Number 7” design was made for temporary tattoos that Lovino started selling to vendors.


This representation of the Virgin Mary is a testament to Lovino’s illustration skills. The detail in the work is a sign of a talented tattoo artist.

Kurt Wenner
June 3, 2008, 4:27 pm
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Master Artist and Master Architect, Wenner is famous for inventing three-dimensional pastel drawings known as 3D Street Painting or Anamorphic art in the early 1980’s by combining traditional street painting techniques along with classical training, illusion, and performance. His development of this technique was featured in the National Geographic documentary Masterpieces in Chalk as a new art form, which inspired many communities to create their own street painting festivals and other artists to continue the practice of bringing images of icons and popular culture to an ever changing public. Wenner also designs Villas and Residential Architecture in addition to creating 3D Street Painting for Publicity and Advertising. His illusionistic paintings are increasingly popular with corporate clients and advertising agencies and his images have been used in prints ads, television spots, and point of sale displays. As an artist, his main artistic motivation was to rediscover, transform and share neglected ideas from the past. “I believe that while the patrimony of great masterpieces from the classical tradition belongs to history, the artistic process it proposes is eternal.”

Mantua, Italy

The Last Judgment, Mantua, Italy

This street painting of the Last Judgment was commission by Pope John Paul II when he arrived in Mantua, Italy. Under Wenner’s direction, thirty of European’s best street painters worked for 10 days to create this piece of work. When it was finished, Pope john signed the mural, recognizing street painting as an official form of sacred art.

St. Regis Hotel, Monarch Beach, CA

Cadillac Group, St. Regis Hotel, Monarch Beach, CA

This pastel drawing was done for the Cadillac Group as an advertising promotion.

Dies Irae, Mantua, Italy

This street painting depicts the famous thirteenth century Latin hymn Dies Irae (Day of Wrath). It is a medieval Latin poem that describes the day of judgment, the last trumpet summoning souls before the throne of God, where the saved will be delivered and the unsaved cast into eternal flames.

Julian Beever
June 3, 2008, 4:27 pm
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Julian Beever is an English chalk artist who has been creating chalk drawings on pavement surfaces since the mid-1990s. His works are created using a projection called anamorphosis, which is a distorted projection or perspective requiring the viewer to use special devices or occupy a specific vantage point to reconstitute the image. Basically, his images create the illusion of three dimensions when viewed from the correct angle.

Besides this pavement art, Beever also paints murals with acrylic paints and replicas of the works of masters and oil paintings, and creates collages. He works as a freelance performance artist and creates murals for companies. He has worked in the UK, Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Spain, the U.S., Australia, Brazil and Argentina.

Let’s Be Friends

This drawing was done in Tokyo for the TV show ‘Unbelievable’ and was a plea to Japan to appreciate the beauty of living whales.

Taking the Plunge

Julian loves to interact with his work. In this photo, he puts on a swimming suit and gets ready to take a dive into his work.

That hemmed in feeling…

This depiction is of Julian trying to help some people out of a dungeon or some kind of pit trap. He does a great job of pulling in the audience around his work also.

Carolee Merrill
June 3, 2008, 4:26 pm
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Muralist in San Juan Capistrano, California, Merrill’s murals has transformed the walls of hotels, churches, restaurants, businesses, and private estates throughout California and Washington. Her work is infused with her love and passion of the natural world. Being highly technically advanced with the capability of designing, she can execute images of any style or subject. She also paints exquisite custom paintings or makes reproduction of any artists. Hoping to produce works that would spark a reverence for the sacredness in nature by capturing the essence of living creatures in her painting, she has earned a reputation through the many clients that she had work for.

Elephant Walk Mural

This is a mural of a herd of elephants in San Juan Capistrano, CA.

Bougeureau Mural

Style: Old Master style mural

Coral Reef Mural

Style: Coastal/Nautical Murals