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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Greg Boudreau - Urban Contemporary Stencil Artist

"Erika, Stencil and Blue" by Greg Boudreau
34" x 42"
spray paint on wood

Greg creates artwork with multi-layered spray stencils on frames constructed of salvaged wood. The images are based on photographs, collected in a variety of means, digitally adjusted and separated to layers. The layers are then printed as architecture blue print plots and cut by hand with an X-acto blade. The process mixes together photography, graphic design, industrial manufacturing, and traditional 'hands-oriented’ artistic approaches. His projects aspire to work against his own constraints of time and resources, emphasizing quantity, size, and increasing detail and difficulty, culminating in exhibits and installations of startling visual impact and ambition.

He was born in Redmond, WA and grew up in North County San Diego in a town called Fallbrook. He moved back to Seattle seven years ago for college, graduated three years ago with a degree in Business Administration, Marketing and began working on an art career. A year ago he was able to switch to working on art full time and currently lives and works in Pioneer Square in Seattle.

Greg was also a part of our current exhibit, "Spray It, Don't Say It".

Bherd Studios

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Ceramic work with Dean

This is Dean. He is the one that I have been working with for the the last 6 months. I caught him in action working on piece that he was just finishing up on.

This is one of a few pieces that we are collaborating on for the mask show that we are having on October 4th called "Saving Face". This is a portion of the chandelier that we are putting together. It has six different faces along with twelve arms and hands that are going to be holding a glass bowl. The colors are going to be black and a light blue.

Detail shot.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

littlegirllost Graffiti Stencil Artist

"Prisoner 701" by littlegirllost
12" x 12" acrylic on canvas

littlegirllost is a female artist from Melbourne, Australia who stencils to get all that creativity and nervous energy out there in a positive way. Her subjects of choice portray strength and/or beauty, with a little bit of vengeance thrown in for fun. Her works are heavily influenced by her trips to & love of Japan and her love of film, especially exploitation!

To see more of her work, please visit our Spray It, Don't Say It show page. You can buy her work online and we'll ship it to you.

Bherd Studios

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Jef Aerosol in Seattle

"Syd Barrett" by Jef Aerosol
15.7" x 15.7"
stencil on canvas
Check out more of his work

Jef Aerosol is our featured artist for the "Spray It, Don't Say It" exhibit at Bherd Studios through September 5th.

"Jef Aerosol belongs to the first and groundbreaking generation of street artists who has inspired and influenced many of today’s big names in Street Art. While stencil street art is relatively new to Britain, Jef started out in 1982 and soon made his mark in cities such as Paris. Using cultural iconography he has tirelessly continued to leave his distinctive and intriguing mark on the streets of major cities around the world such as Paris, Venice, Chicago, Amsterdam, Lisbon and London. Turn a corner in Paris, you might encounter vivid and life size stencils of Jim Morrison, in Chicago Bruce Springsteen or in Venice Dirk Bogarde. On a wall by Camden Lock you could come across Joe Strummer dressed as a spy or around Brick Lane, Gandhi in lotus position on a “No parking” sign."

Jef was kind enough to give us american's a break on his pricing due to our lagging currency exchange. His work has been selling for several hundreds more in Europe. So here's your chance to own an orginal from a world famous pioneer in street art.

Open Wed - Fri: 12pm - 6pm
Special opening Sunday, August 24: 12-5pm
or call for an appointment: 206-234-8348

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Gwen Stefani "Rock Steady" by Asher - Urban Contemporary Airbrush Artist

"Gwen Stefani - Rock Steady" by Asher
36" x 24" airbrush on canvas

Because we have so much great urban contemporary artwork up in our gallery this month as part of our "Spray It, Don't Say It" show, we're going to individually feature each artist on our blog.

Asher is an urban contemporary airbrush artist originally from the West Indian island of Saint Lucia. He moved to the U.S. and lived in New York for a few years, and now currently resides in Renton, WA. His art career has spanned a period of about 11 years, the majority of which he spent designing T-shirts, motorcycles, yachts, skateboards, as well as signs for businesses. Recently, he has taken part in live painting at art and music events and has had his paintings displayed in several well-known Seattle venues.

To see more of his work go to the: Spray It, Don't Say It Gallery

The gallery is open Wed - Fri: 12-6pm or by appointment by calling 206-234-8348.
Also special hours this Sunday, August 24 from 12-5pm.