Oct 13, 2013

Meggs x 1xRUN “Fortune..” Print

Meggs x 1xRUN recent print release “Fortune Favours the Bold” now online.
2 days remaining to purchase one of the last 13 prints available on the 1xRun site here:

http://1xrun.com/runs/Fortune_Favors_The_Bold

This artwork is from Meggs’ April ‘Heavenly Creatures’ solo show @ Thinkspace Gallery in LA:
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http://thinkspacegallery.com/shows/2013-04/

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Meggs: “This piece was created in March 2013, the original was 46×46” canvas painted with acrylics & aerosol. It was based off of another piece I did, which was a reference to a Nirvana song ‘Frances Farmer will have her revenge on Seattle’.  Frances Farmer – the 1930-40’s Hollywood actress who struggled with alcoholism and was eventually admitted to a mental hospital. She was somewhat of a victim of Hollywood stardom lifestyle which was a reference to the show being in Culver City LA and to my recent move here. The piece depicts the femme fatal in her classic passive ‘headshot’ pose, but as somewhat of a gypsy, juxtaposed against a skull and crystal ball to represent uncertainty and the duality of “fortune”.

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Sep 4, 2013

MEGGS – ARCH ANGELS – WHITEWALLS GALLERY SF

On August 17 my latest solo show, Arch:Angels, opened at WhiteWalls Gallery in San Francisco.
Thanks to all who came through to show their support opening night, and to the gallery crew for hustling hard with me during install to make this show possible. TLTV for life!

Arch:Angels is part exploration, part celebration and part personal release about the roles of both individual and the state in the currently uncertain social climate and economy of both America & Australia. This new body of work, produced during Meggs’ (currently un-official) relocation from his home-town of Melbourne (Australia) to the West Coast of America, continues his exploration and fascination with the role of super powers, heroes and duality.

“During the time of creating this work I have been dealing with a lot of questions about place relocation, the pros vs cons and the inevitable issues that one faces whilst dealing with beauracracy like Immigration. It raises questions of borders, security and place in general, having to consider when change is necessary and where this change might lead you. It’s an interesting time in social trend where both American & Australian policy and politics and border security is under crises and scrutiny. Interestingly its also a time when pop-culture fascination with the role of heroes, particularly that of classic comic book super heroes is on the rise. Citizenship and security is designed to protect us, but at what point is that too inhibitive of our creative freedom and experiences.”

Part reference to fictional mythological and pop-culture heroism, part reference to current social climate, Arch:Angels implies an ideological fall from grace and looming worldwide shifts of power & state. The idea of the hero, especially the inner torment they face, has always been an underlying inspiration and theme in Meggs’ work. Along with exploring the ideals of traditional morals and gender roles in mythology and pop-culture. “This body of work is a very literal reaction for me to everything thats been on my mind these past few months and directly references my comic book influences and exploring identity issues.”

In Arch:Angels Meggs re-interprets, re-mixes and collages several of his favourite comic book frames and heroic characters, juxtaposing them with classically emotive gestures and iconic symbols such as circles, hands and roses. Both as a homage and nostalgic obsession to the archetypes and artwork which has inspired Meggs since Childhood, when his fascination with the role of masculinity and heroes began in the pages of Phantom comics, superhero cartoons and 1980′s sci-fi fiction. Creating a mixture of solid forms and painterly abstraction, iconic heros, depicted in moments of vulnerability or distress, Meggs creates dramatic composition, dynamic textures which imply both aggressive movement & passive emotion. A continual visual search for that dial balance in life of order vs chaos.

MORE PHOTOS OF THE INSTALL & ARTWORKS ONLINE AT: HOUSEOFMEGGS.COM

PLEASE CONTACT: WHITEWALLSSF GALLERY FOR ARTWORK ENQUIRIES & AVAILABILITY

Photography below courtesy of Derek Macario, Randy & Whitewalls Gallery.
Black & white photography by Barrett Moore:

www.bmoorephoto.tumblr.com / www.barrettmoorephotography.com

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Oct 11, 2010

Phibskee

Phibs spent a few days in Melbourne after the Tokyo trip, see think he managed to repaint at least one of his walls every day.

One of many scattered around Fitzroy.

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Aug 18, 2010

smile..

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Aug 13, 2010

Friday Reflections..

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Back when there was relatively nothing that documented stencil art, cialis there was one book that il never forget getting my mitts on. It was Soho Walls : Beyond Graffiti and after discovering it in 96 (thanks to a friend o mine) i found it very inspiring . It was actually published in 1990 and was quite ahead of its time i think. By todays standards it may not do much for some but it was about the only book i could find at the time that was mainly stencils on the streets of NYC. Hang on, recipe ,,its 20 years old!!!! I know that there were other publications floating around before Soho Walls that had stencil content but as far as i know this was the only one focusing mainly on stencils. People, (young and old) go out and find yaself a copy coz its a must have for any collection. Maybe in your search youll stumble pon his other stuff.

have a NYCE weekend.

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May 12, 2009

Kingbrown Mag- Issue 5 Launch- Debt

TO CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF ISSUE 5, help AUSTRALIAN BORN AND BRED KINGBROWN MAGAZINE ARE HOLDING THEIR OFFICIAL LAUNCH EXHIBITION TITLED “DEBT”, AT GORKER GALLERY.

“DEBT” FEATURES A COLLECTION OF TALENTED ARTISTS – ALL PAST AND PRESENT CONTRIBUTORS TO KINGBROWN – SHOWCASING A VARIETY OF A3 SIZE WORK WITH ABSTRACT TAKES ON THE WORLD’S CURRENT FINANCIAL SITUATION. BE INSPIRED, ENTERTAINED AND AMUSED. FEATURING WORKS BY:

MICHAEL SIEBEN (USA) // BEASTMAN // DREWFUNK // JAMES REKA // SYNC // WONDERLUST // YOK
BOB // JS MATTHIESSEN // FUDGE // TWOONE // MEGGS // PHIBS // TRENT WHITEHEAD // POISE
ANDREA INNOCENT // EVELINE PAD // MR GAUKY // MUTCH // GHOSTPATROL // RONE // BONSAI

WWW.KINGBROWNMAG.COM
(COPIES OF KINGBROWN ISSUE 5 WILL BE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE AT THE GALLERY)

LAUNCH NIGHT THURSDAY 21 MAY, 7:00PM – 9:00PM
WITH AN AFTERPARTY FROM 9:30PM – LATE AT BLUE TILE LOUNGE 95 SMITH STREET, FITZROY
EXHIBITION RUNS UNTIL SUNDAY 7 JUNE
GORKER GALLERY OPENING HOURS:
3PM – 7:00PM WEDNESDAY – FRIDAY
11AM – 7:00PM SATURDAY & SUNDAY
WINE TASTING WEDNESDAY 3 JUNE 6:00PM – 7:00PM
(BROUGHT TO YOU BY AUSTINS WINE)

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May 10, 2009

The Uppers x Reka One

“Uppers” is a new artist project located in Melbourne’s ‘First Floor’ bar on Brunswick st. Every quarter a new artist is invited to do installations within the whole venue. Reka is the first of these artists to kick it off. Opens 7pm Thursday 21st May 2009.
More info on flyer below…

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Feb 28, 2009

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Nov 20, 2008

projected colab….

Sync and Store got their creative juices flowing during the recent SALA festival
in Adelaide. One room (separate walls), buy two video cameras, two projectors,
equals one Gigantic colab. Held at 5000 Gallery. Word up Seppi.

Not the best photo, but you get the idea.
click on the image to enlarge.

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Nov 2, 2008

Against the Grain opening

Last week saw the opening of Reka’s solo exhibition at Wasteland Gallery in Perth. For more flicks of the opening and artwork check out his website

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Oct 29, 2008

homicidal cameos

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Oct 14, 2008

Against the Grain at Wastlend Gallery

The last few of months Reka has been working hard on his new solo exhibition ‘Against the Grain’. His focus for this collection has been more personal and self reflective, exploring themes such as life, death, self and fate. Against the Grain opens at Wasteland Gallery in Perth on the 22nd of October. Running until 5th of November. See flyer for details>

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Sep 24, 2008

Dont miss the meggs

I unfortunaly will miss the meggs tonight but am busy working on his japanesse PR. Did you know meggs is huge in japan?
-Rone

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Sep 11, 2008

Meggs in Empty Magazine

Meggs feature in the latest issue of Empty Magazine, buy cialis alongside some other Aussie dopeness such as Ben Frost, ed Lister and Ha-Ha. Check it.

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Aug 11, 2008

Sidewayz Charity Exhibition – Sydney

Everfresh’s Meggs and Reka have kindly donated 1 artwork each for this Charitable cause. Good Karma awaits both of them! For a closer read click the flyer>

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