Director Morgan Spurlock (“Supersize Me,” the upcoming “Mansome” which is screening at the Tribeca film festival this week, “The Greatest Movie Ever Sold” and one of my bibles, “50 Documentaries to See Before You Die“) curates his first art show “New Blood,”opening next Saturday at Thinkspace Gallery. He also kindly gave MyFDL an exclusive interview about the show.
“New Blood” features important contemporary artists who have each chosen another up and coming artist to exhibit along them. Many of the established artists are included in Spurlock’s own collection. He told me in email:
I began collecting in 2004 with a small piece by Francisco Lo Castro. Since then, I have filled all the walls in my home, office and cabin upstate with art. After the Lo Castro, I got the original “MC Supersize” from Ron English, and then pieces by Nouar, Gary Baseman, Ray Caesar, Yoko Tanaka, & Sas Christian. I have a few pieces by Ron English & Gary Baseman. I also have paintings by Dzine, The Date Farmers, Camille Rose Garcia, Tim Biskup, Gary Taxali & Shepard Fairey.
“New Blood” includes all original works from established artists and the new blood they chose to exhibit with them: Camille Rose Garcia and Travis Lampe; The Date Farmers and Albert Reyes; Dzine and Jesus Bubu Negron; Elizabeth McGrath and Morgan Slade; Gary Baseman and Jesse Dickenson; Gary Taxali and Adrian Forrow; Jonathan Yeo and Charlie Gouldsborough; Mark Jenkins and Sandra Fernandez; Nicola Verlato and Marco Mazzoni; Ron English and Kid Zoom; Saber and ZES; Shepard Fairey and Nicholas Bowers; and Tim Biskup and Patrick Hruby.
Spurlock explained why and how he chose the established artists in the exhibit: Read the rest of this entry →