Curating team seeks works of FANTASY for upcoming exhibition: representations of uncanny realms, monomaniacal desires, and Frankensteinian bodies. Subject matter can fall into existing genres of Sword and Sorcery, SciFi, Superhero, Manga, Porn, etc., or illustrate a world of the artist’s making. Tone of works can range from the grotesque to the sublime, plaintive to enigmatic, but must be driven by the compulsion to render the otherworldly. Works that have been created to satisfy commercial demands need not be submitted.
Jeff Gauntt is an artist living in Los Angeles. His work is informed by the suburban idealism, artificial landscapes, and hand-made aesthetic of the Southern U.S. He received his MFA from Pratt institute in Brooklyn, NY and his BFA from the University of Houston. Jeff has been the recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, as well as the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award. His personal website is http://www.jeffgauntt.com
Nils Schirrmacher is a Los Angeles artist whose work is informed by the utopian experiments and transcendentalism of the 20th Century. He received his MFA from University of California, Irvine.
The call for submissions has now ended. We are in the process of contacting the artists we would like to include in our exhibition. Thank you for your patience during this process. We received a wide variety of interesting work, which eventually was edited in consideration of the show as a whole. The response was more than we anticipated, and it was wonderful to see so many artists interested in this exhibition. We wish you all of the best.
VENUE(S). We are currently in process of approaching possible venues for the exhibition, and we will directly contact the artists we’ve chosen with our updated news.
CATALOG. A catalog would be great, but that would only occur with financial assistance. We won’t know about a catalog until we have the show and venues established.
VARIETY. We are looking for any type of art. The more mind-blowing the better. This is a labor of love for us, since we are fascinated with personal expressions involving imagined worlds, myths, imagery and structures. So yes, we would appreciate painting, drawing, sculpture, performance, video, installation, conceptual art, sound art, scent art, or anything you can dream up which seems to fit the idea of “fantasy” or “the fantastic”.
WHAT IS FANTASY? Part of our impulse for organizing this show, is the fact that we are unable to place a hard definition on “fantasy”. It is far more than the limited genre definitions established by publishers of books, games or movies. Your art will help guide the way.
SCHEDULE. Phase 1 has passed. We are currently in the 2nd phase, searching for exhibition venues. In the 3rd phase we will finalize our choices, send out notices, and arrange shipping.