The Strange Artworks of Emi Slade….

………………………………………………………………………Art News and Upcoming Exhibitions


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Into the fall, and over to Australia

I’m very excited to announce my invitation to exhibit at Auguste’ Clown Gallery in Australia for this years “Halloween Show”.
The list of participants is out-of-this-world and I am sure the event will be a huge success & spectacle.  Below are images of my very thematic contribution,  and just in time for the official Halloween season! Meooow.

“The Black Cat”  Original epoxy sculpture with custom glass eyes and silk fall leaves. Approx 15″x12″x4″ Available this Halloween.

Check out the gallery website HERE for more amazing artists and collections debuting work at this amazing creative space.

“Halloween Show” 2014  Featuring: Absurd Toys, Abbybelle, Alec Huxley, Avery Palmer, Benjamin Lukas, Bennett Slater, Bev Hogue, Buddy Nestor, Casey Weldon, Cat Rabbit, Cheshire Street, Chet Zar, Chris Haas, Cody Williams, Dan Harding, Dave Burke, Dave Kohlmon, David Richardson, Don Picton, Double Parlour, Emi Slade, Eric van Straaten, Eva Devon, Frank Forte, Geoffrey Gersten, Grayson Fogg, Horrible Adorables by Jordan Elise, Inga Lena, Irene Garcia, Jake Waldron, Jasmine Worth, Jason Hite, Jed Leiknes, Jeff Christensen, Jen Musatto, Joanna Mulder, Joe Scarano, John Pinkerton, Jonathan Payne, Joshua Harker, Kamilla Mlynarczyk, Kane Kokaris, Kat Caro, Lacey Bryant, Larkin, Lee Harvey Roswell, Lori Nelson, Mai-Ja, Mark Brown, Martin Tomsky, Matthew Dutton, Melanie Ashton, Paul Welsh, Puzgle, Ramon Maiden, Rudy Faber, Sandra Arteaga, Selena Leardini, Steph Sciullo, Steve Ferrera, Tate Steinsiek (Face Off), Tim Lee, Tokyo Jesus, Vinnie Cacciotti, Zombienose.

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Coasters, Coasters, and more Coasters – Oh MY!

Ahhhh, fall. Quite possibly one of the best times of year, and undoubtedly..a busy time for an artist like me. This year is no exception and as anticipated I find myself stepping off of a 5 week creative blur with several impressive new pieces to share with you, each different and unique in it’s own unusual way.

Kicking off September right, my dream creature for La Luz de Jesus Gallery’s  much anticipated “Coaster Show”. For those of you outside Hollywood, CA: La Luz de Jesus Gallery has quite the reputation for being an ever-evolving arena of ground-breaking and original art shows, bizarre pop culture festivities, creative book signings, and yes,… even rogue taxidermy demos. Seeking to outdo themselves a second time around (the first show was a smash success of course, but why settle) the La Luz team invited virtually everyone from the fine art circuit to accept, tinker, and return what would later be over 1,500 mini masterpieces of lowbrow coasterific art. But why Coasters you ask? To coincide with LA’s Beer week of course, and to remind the world of the inherent beauty of approachable, hilarious, absurd art for drunken patrons sake. This is my favorite kind of show: over-the-top and sometimes, even under the belt line.

Here’s my contribution; a dreamy Raven I dreamed up, aptly named: “Dream Raven” (I know, I know..I’m a master with words.)

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To view the whole show, visit the galleries website here.  Also check out the High Fructose coverage here.

 


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Upcoming Event: “Tenebrous” @ Clutter Magazine’s Gallery – Beacon, NY- June 14th

Hello Folks! Boy do I have some goodies for your eyeballs today! Debuting June 14th @ Clutter Gallery are my brand new and shockingly lively sculptural renditions of a Cassowary Bird and a mutant leucistic Alligator (with tentacles of course!) These sculptures are very unique to my previous collections and are omens of the evolution my work is undergoing. The Cassowary bust stands a hefty 20″ tall and features the use of black bear fur scraps on its body and eyebrows. The gorgeous blue-eyed reptilian is also a breach from my typical “sea” inspired works, and is the beginning of a long love affair with these charismatic and dangerous freshwater creatures. A quick google search will reveal that both animals are largely considered “lethal” yet both sculptures reflect a whimsical and approachable side, reminding viewers deadly is also beautiful, and curious about you as well. Both original works will be available for sale through the gallery directly and online, and interested collectors are encouraged to sign up for the exclusive “Gallery Preview” here to get their hands on their favorite picks. “Tenebrous” is a group sculptural exhibition and features the works of several top creators in this field. If you are local, stop by for the opening June 14th with a reception from 6-9pm at The Clutter Gallery, 163 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508. Visit Clutters website here for more information regarding the magazine, gallery, or online social hubs. Tenebrous PTDC0029 - Copy ??????????????PTDC0022

Deep Sea Gulper Eel vs. Emi Slade lighted sculpture

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She’s big, she’s bright, she’s creepy enough even to scare me! This creature Feature is all about the Earthly (though thoroughly bizarre) deep sea Gulper Eel.
Being a biology nut I’ve always had a healthy fascination with this incredible organism, but being a busy artist-type I’m going to have to take the backseat and let more witty persons do the science lesson bit that will surely illustrate why I had to recreate it. Gulpers are very strange indeed.

Here’s a detailed bio about the fish.

And a freaky video of the slippery oddity in action here.

Understanding now what we are dealing with here. . Behold. . . My version of it! ( in it’s final stages of production) I built her in two parts that will be super bonded at the center, just worked out well for me that way. She also has a glowing red light organ in her tail, is constructed of both heavy duty polymer and epoxy clay, and believe it or not she weighs in at a meaty 6lbs! Most definitely a keeper. 😉

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Picture Perfect Post (a gallery of recent works)

First, The finished and sold Were-Fox trophy mount… 😉 He received some trimmed black bear fur to top and finish off his ears and had some final adjustments made to his neck. I think he came out great and of course I got a TON of pics before I shipped him out.

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Some various sculpts of all shape and medium are popping up all over the studio (it IS spring!) and things look really packed in here. There are several taxidermy pieces growing and lots of psychedelic and sci-fi inspired squid monsters in progress too.

Here’s pics of some recent sculptures in the making-All sculptures ARE for sale. They are being completed in quick succession so any unsold work can be hauled to Kansas City in May for the magnificent “Spectrum Fantastic Arts Live” event!!! (I will cover more details  about this event in my upcoming post) 😉  Below are progress pics of a living coral reef creature and a 3:1 scale deep sea Gulper/Pelican Eel fish sculpt (and yes, it glows!)

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