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Come on out to my studio on September 8th and 9th as I participating in GO Brooklyn.

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UPDATE: My two pieces sold!  Thanks to everyone who came out.

I donated two pieces to this charity event called We are One happening on the 17th at the Camel Art Space in Williamsburg.  Come out and see great affordable works from tons of talented artists.  All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Japan Society Earthquake Relief Fund.

Thanks!

Karl

From their website:

WE ARE ONE – JAPAN BENEFIT @ Camel Art Space

EXHIBITION: December 17th, 10:00am-6:00pm

ART WORKS SALE / RECEPTION: December 17th, 6:00-9:00pm

Location: Camel Art Space
722 Metropolitan Ave., 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Contact
: weareoneatcamel@gmail.com

Press Release:

We’d like to announce the second exhibition of “We Are One”, to assist with the ongoing earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis relief efforts in Japan.

It’s been approximately eight months since the tragedy in northeastern Japan.The Japanese people are still struggling to find peace of mind as they face an on-going nuclear crisis, and many people in the disaster areas still do not have homes.

Some experts say it will take more than 10 years for a full recovery of Japan. We feel strongly that it is necessary to continuously support Japan with a long-term perspective.

The “We Are One- Japan Earthquake and Nuclear Crisis Relief Exhibition” held at the New York Institute of Technology on April 11th, 2011 was a big success. Over 100 artists contributed their time and artworks, and the joint efforts created an unforgettable experience for all artists and volunteers. We were able to raise over $17,000, of which 100% of the proceeds went to the Japan Society Earthquake Relief Fund. Thank you again for making that exhibition a reality.

Camel Art Space and WE ARE ONE’s second benefit exhibition is scheduled for Saturday, December 17th, 2011.

The art work will be sold at an affordable price below $200, to ensure that many works will be bought during this one-day event. The works will be sold on a first come basis, and 100% of the proceeds will go to the Japan Society Earthquake Relief Fund, a reputable fund that works diligently at ensuring all the money goes to the places in Japan where it is needed most.

We sincerely hope you will support the effort and come to WE ARE ONE.

Thanks to everyone who made AGAST 2011 awesome.  Talking about painting to new people and selling a few in the process is always good times.  If you saw my work but were unable to get back to look at it again, shoot me an email and set up a studio visit at km@karlmetz.com.

 

2011 AGAST is almost upon us!  Come on out  October 15th and 16th from noon until 6pm and see my latest work as well as the great work of several hundred artists.  I will be showing my paintings, lighting, and a few sculptures.

Event Info:
http://www.agastbrooklyn.com

Participant Galleries:
http://www.agastbrooklyn.com/2011_Gowanus_Open_Studios/artists_galleries.html

These paintings were generated over the course of about 15 hours.  Each one is 6″x12″ and the intent is to group them into larger compositions.

Overall, the experience was extremely valuable to me in that it gave me an opportunity to explore ALOT of different color compositions in a very short period of time.

Medium: Enamel Paint on Masonite
Size: 6″x12″

Want to buy one?Email me at metz.ztem@gmail.com

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Title: The Mood Organ
Size: 24″ x 12″ x 8″
Media: Fluorescent Tubes, Color Plastic Filters, Plaster, Enamel Paint, Steel, Wire

I started making this piece a few weeks ago while still partially deaf from the Dan Deacon concert at Cake Shop.  Apparently the show knocked some craziness loose in my head and this is the result.  This piece is part painting, part sculpture, and part architecture model.  Intended to be a table lamp, it uses amber  colored plastic tubes to soften the light from the fluorescent tubes.  The name of piece derives itself from a device mentioned in Phillip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? In it, the characters have a small tabletop fixture where they can dial in whatever emotion they wish to feel.  This novel was also the basis for the movie Blade Runner.  (Nerd Alert)

Title: Eumenides on the Horizon
Size: 17″ x 46″
Material: Enamel on a Salvaged Door

The Eumenides, otherwise know as the The Furies, are Greek Deities who are the personification of anger and vengeance the underworld has towards the world of the living.

Title: The Kelpie
Size: 24″ x 44″
Medium: Enamel on Masonite

The Kelpie is a mythical creature that takes the form of a wet horse to draw children and weary travelers near them.  If one tries to pet or mount the horse, the skin gets extremely sticky and the Kelpie drags the person into the darkest depths of the nearest body of water.  I think the moral to the story is to keep your hands off another man’s horse…

UPDATE:  They apparently call the Kelpie a “Nuggle” on the Orkney Islands.  Gaelic has some awfully cute words for dreadful monsters.

Title: Contemplations of the Penultimate Dodo
Size: 48″ x 30″
Medium: Enamel on Masonite

Titles: Contemplations of the Penultimate Dodo Studies 1-4
Size: 12″ x 18″ each
Medium: Enamel on Masonite

Title: Tectonic Drift
Size: 36″ x 36″
Medium: Enamel, Concrete, Plexiglass

Title: Rosicrucian Quadrant #7 & #8
Dimensions: 18″ x 36″
Medium: Oil Based Enamel Paint on Plywood

This piece is the next in the line of my shipping crate paintings (#5 & #6 were damaged in the move to my new studio).  As with #3 & #4, these paintings fold together and can be shipped without using any packaging.

If you are interested in buying this painting, I am donating it to the Open Space Alliance of North Brooklyn’s online art auction on December 4th.  You can find out more on the auction here.  OSA is a great organization that is working hard to increase the green space in the Williamsburg/Greenpoint area.  You can also thank them for cosponsoring the Pool Parties.

update: SOLD!!!

Dimensions 14″ x 16″ each

masthead1I and several hundred other artists in the Greater Gowanus area are going to open our doors October 17th and 18th for the 13th Annual A.G.A.S.T. Studio Tour so that everyone can see the great work we are doing here in Brooklyn.  Feel free to stop by my studio from 1-6pm on either day and see some of my paintings, meet some interesting people, and perhaps have a glass of wine.

Follow the link below for a printable map of the festivities, my building is #19 on the map and I am room #46 on the second floor.

A.G.A.S.T. Map

Have fun and support Brooklyn Art!

Karl

Dimensions: 24″ x 48″
Medium: Enamel on Masonite

While everyone else was out reveling on Saturday night, I was toiling away making sure my paintings were ready to hang at Fitness Together.  As a reward, I drank what some would consider a little too much calvados,  put the complete works of the Flaming Lips on shuffle and painted this.  I really like the area just right of center, I think it looks like a Morey Eel.

I would love to give this painting to Wayne Coyne, if you are Wayne Coyne, know Wayne Coyne,  or know someone who knows Wayne Coyne, I would appreciate any help you can give in helping me accomplish this mission.

Series Title: The Bacchae- Pentheus, Dionysus, and Thyrsus
Medium: Oil Enamel on Masonite
Size: 48″ x 24″ each
I did not intend intend for these paintings to be a series but when I placed them side by side this past Friday, I could not get over the affect caused by them as one unit. I guess you can chalk it up to gestalt if you lean that way, but regardless these painting vibrate together. I’ve named it the Bacchae as it is a celebration of so much of what I have been working toward with my foray into painting. Instinctual forms that embrace the materiality of the medium and create a visual experience that surpass the sum of its parts.

This painting is currently en route to Boston, it folds in half and becomes its own shipping crate.

Medium: Enamel on Plywood
Size: 18″ x 36″


Medium: Enamel Paint on what appears to be an old old Artist’s worksurface.  I’m guessing it is MDF.
Size: 54″ x 42″
Music: Les Claypool: Live Frogs Set 2 (Pink Floyd’s Animals) & Lou Reed’s Dirty Boulevard.

The panel saw was broken at Lowes today which turned out to be a blessing in disguise.  Unfortunately, I realized this after sifting through all of the masonite to find the one piece that was not chipped or water damaged.   Oh well, so it goes…

Feeling kind of dejected and without a surface to paint, I sulked back to the studio saying that this would be a good day to do some cleaning.  Fortunately, as is often the case, someone had the good foresight to leave me some material in the trash corridor.  Today it happened to be a very beat up desktop that really deserved a place in the wastebin, but I had bigger ideas.  No cleaning for me thank god… See above…

UPDATE: This was Mahalia Stines old workbench.  She makes beautiful jewelry and handpainted silk scarves.

Medium: Enamel Paint on Masonite
Size: 24″ x 48″

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Oil Based Enamel on MDF
24″ x 48″

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Title: Tigris & Euphrates
Medium: Oil Based Enamel on Plywood
Dimensions: 24″ x 48″

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