David Uhl has a new piece out for Daytona’s Anniversary Rally… Check it out and check him out in person in Daytona… Hey, check me out there too! I will be roaming the streets, so come and find me.
Love, Respect, and Fine Art,
We are excited to announce the release of David Uhl’s latest masterpiece, “Ready to Rally”. This piece is the 7th in the Daytona Commemorative Series and features a beautiful lady biker, readying her ride for the next leg in front of Daytona Harley-Davidson on Beach Street (image below).
In David’s words, “This being the anniversary year for the rally, I wanted to paint a subject that was very rally specific. Looking over the last six years of my Daytona Commemorative pieces, I realized that there was not a “Bike Week ” depiction in the whole group. So I thought it appropriate this year to create a work that represented a sight that would most certainly grab your attention while you were cruisin’ the streets. This is my favorite model Elizabeth and she will be with us at Destination Daytona in Ormond Beach on the 11th and 12th to meet and greet all those who care to stop by and say hello”.
As with his previous Daytona pieces, David will make these prints available through the end of this year’s rally (March 13th). Edition numbers will be assigned as orders are taken and shipping is included in the prices below within the lower 48 United States.
Hand-signed, numbered canvas giclee prints:
“Regular” – image size 20″ x 30″, $895 framed
“Large” – image size 28″ x 42″, $2,850 framed
To reserve your print, simply respond to this email or call me at the number listed below. David will be in his gallery at Destination Daytona in Ormond Beach (outside the front door of the dealership) from March 4-13.
OK Folks, back to the Fine Art Friday scene and this week is an artist from NYC. Aaron Young was born in 1972 in San Francisco, attended San Francisco Art Institute in 2001 and then received an MFA from Yale University in 2004. He has been internationally exhibited and the works you see here are from a series called “Greeting Card,” and from his book, Arc Light.
Aaron Young’s artworks rely on the aftereffects of dynamic, energetic, and sometimes even dangerous performances. He hires participants stereotyped as marginalized rebels, such as skateboarders and motorcycle riders, to perform various stunts in exhibition spaces on specially prepared platforms—such as the performance Arc Light for the exhibition, for what you are about to receive. Like Steven Parrino, Young uses destructive actions as generative force; the traces of his ephemeral acts are recorded as videos, drawings, sculptures, and photographs to constitute artistic artifacts. In Arc Light, Young takes Robert Rauschenberg’s iconoclastic gesture, Automobile Tire Print (1951) as his starting point. But in the place of the older artist’s single tire track, Young produces an opus of traces of the complex and intricate choreography performed by a team of riders. And thus an unexpected, updated, and expanded interpretation of Jackson Pollock’s seminal “action paintings.”
The work reminds me of a lot of things, but I think I like it because it is bikes… and because I wish I had thought of it. Those that have followed my art career might remember my installation in Boston from 1995 entitled “Traces: coming together, coming apart.” That installation used movement to make marks that are aesthetically much like the ones Young is producing… you can see it here.
Below you will find some videos of Young’s performance pieces… check it out.
Love, Respect, and Biker Art,
Motorcyclists create burnouts on top of panels coated with layers of fluorescent paint. Inspired by a Jackson Pollock painting and choreographed by conceptual artist Aaron Young. Support from Sotheby’s and Tom Ford, produced by the Art Production Fund
“Greeting Card,” a 9,216-square-foot painting executed via motorcycle. 288 panels of plywood are laid on the floor, each painted in a bright hue of red, orange, pink, or yellow, and then covered in opaque black paint. On the surface of this 128′ x 72′ foot canvas, Young choreographs ten motorcycle riders as they burn rubber and perform spins, slowly wearing away the black-painted surface to reveal the colors beneath.
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Tomorrow night there will be a fantastic event happening at the Warschaw Gallery. For those that don’t know about Zack Coffman and Scott DiLalla, you need to check out Choppertown and Choppertown Nation (their networking site for bikers). I have been meaning to write about both for a long time now (soooo sorry guys! I apologize). They have a new film coming out that you MUST check ASAP and if you have not yet seen Choppertown or Choppertown FTV, get on their site and order them.
In the meantime, come hang out, drink some wine and enjoy some photos by Choppertown directors Zack Coffman and Scott DiLalla. Earl Kane will be there with his awesome bikes and we’ll be displaying the Harbortown Bobber bike as well.
Time: August 22, 2009 from 5pm to 10pm Location: Warschaw Gallery, 600 S. Pacific Ave., San Pedro, CA 90731
For those of you on the way (or already arriving) to Sturgis, please remember to support the arts and hit all the amazing shows that will be up in the area. I have posted everything in the past few weeks, so check out the Fine Art Fridays section if you missed any of them…
Also, our good friends at David’s studio have sent an invite to visit with them in Deadwood… here is the note:
If you’re headed to Sturgis this year, please come by and say hello. David and I will be at our gallery inside the Gold Dust Casino in Deadwood starting tomorrow through Sunday, August 9th.
The Gold Dust will be selling the special Uhl Studios T-shirt designed for Sturgis/Deadwood this year.