The art show I was in earlier this year, Fear of Punk // Fear of Art, in Toronto moved and is showing again in Hamilton!

Art Crawl Night: FEAR OF PUNK / FEAR OF ART Friday November 8, 7-11PM Hammer City RecordsGroup Art Show featuring:Adam Kindred, Alex Ratcharge, Alexander Heir, Dustin McChesney, Emma Maatman, Erick Lyle, Heather Benjamin, Jill Pucciarelli, Leah Wishnia, Matthew McGarry, Nathan Gattis, Paul D’Elia, Sam Ryser, Shiva Addanki, Spoiler, Tara Bursey, Weird Luke and Yecatl Peña.Curated by Ben Needham and Tara Bursey
FEAR OF PUNK / FEAR OF ART runs November 6-December 10Hammer City Records228 James Street North (Basement at Rear)Hamilton, ONOn Art Crawl Nights you can enter via bcontemporary gallery direct from James St North, or the usual entrance off the Robert Street alley located between Granny’s Place and the Classic Cafe Patio.

The art show I was in earlier this year, Fear of Punk // Fear of Art, in Toronto moved and is showing again in Hamilton!

Art Crawl Night: FEAR OF PUNK / FEAR OF ART 
Friday November 8, 7-11PM 
Hammer City Records

Group Art Show featuring:
Adam Kindred, Alex Ratcharge, Alexander Heir, Dustin McChesney, Emma Maatman, Erick Lyle, Heather Benjamin, Jill Pucciarelli, Leah Wishnia, Matthew McGarry, Nathan Gattis, Paul D’Elia, Sam Ryser, Shiva Addanki, Spoiler, Tara Bursey, Weird Luke and Yecatl Peña.

Curated by Ben Needham and Tara Bursey

FEAR OF PUNK / FEAR OF ART runs November 6-December 10
Hammer City Records
228 James Street North (Basement at Rear)
Hamilton, ON

On Art Crawl Nights you can enter via bcontemporary gallery direct from James St North, or the usual entrance off the Robert Street alley located between Granny’s Place and the Classic Cafe Patio.


FEAR OF PUNK / FEAR OF ART
Alex Ratcharge, Alexander Heir, Emma Maatman, Erick Lyle, Heather Benjamin, Jill Pucciarelli, Leah Wishnia, Matthew McGarry, Nathan Gattis, Paul D’Elia, Sam Ryser, Shiva Addanki, Spoiler, Tara Bursey, Weird Luke, Yecatl Peña and more.
Curated by Ben Needham and Tara Bursey
August 2-4, 2013 Communication Art Gallery 209 Harbord Street, Toronto http://www.communicationgallery.net
Opening Party: Friday, August 2, 2013. 7-10 pm
Presented as part of Zine Dream 6, an annual small press art fair
http://zinedream.com
Punk is everywhere. From malls to museums, the influence and imagery of punk’s past has largely been absorbed into mass culture. Despite this, contemporary DIY punk rock sits firmly outside of the mainstream, and at both regional and global levels is stronger than ever. The visual culture that surrounds it is variably dark, threatening, chaotic, smart, funny, mysterious and questioning.
Fear of Punk / Fear of Art highlights the creative output of current punk artists, bringing their work out of its usual context while exploring intersections between punk rock, art and print culture. The purpose of the exhibition is to celebrate contemporary punk art while sharing it with a broader audience. The exhibition includes drawing, sculpture and printed matter that draws inspiration from horror, the occult, sex, despair, popular culture, art history and urban life.
For more information, contact ben.t.needham@gmail.com or tara@tarabursey.com
Images, from left to right: Alexander Heir, solo exhibition poster design; Alex Ratcharge, Maximumrocknroll t-shirt design; Leah Wishnia, screenprint; Heather Benjamin, Shut Up t-shirt design.

FEAR OF PUNK / FEAR OF ART

Alex Ratcharge, Alexander Heir, Emma Maatman, Erick Lyle, Heather Benjamin, Jill Pucciarelli, Leah Wishnia, Matthew McGarry, Nathan Gattis, Paul D’Elia, Sam Ryser, Shiva Addanki, Spoiler, Tara Bursey, Weird Luke, Yecatl Peña and more.

Curated by Ben Needham and Tara Bursey

August 2-4, 2013
Communication Art Gallery
209 Harbord Street, Toronto
http://www.communicationgallery.net

Opening Party: Friday, August 2, 2013. 7-10 pm

Presented as part of Zine Dream 6, an annual small press art fair

http://zinedream.com

Punk is everywhere. From malls to museums, the influence and imagery of punk’s past has largely been absorbed into mass culture. Despite this, contemporary DIY punk rock sits firmly outside of the mainstream, and at both regional and global levels is stronger than ever. The visual culture that surrounds it is variably dark, threatening, chaotic, smart, funny, mysterious and questioning.

Fear of Punk / Fear of Art highlights the creative output of current punk artists, bringing their work out of its usual context while exploring intersections between punk rock, art and print culture. The purpose of the exhibition is to celebrate contemporary punk art while sharing it with a broader audience. The exhibition includes drawing, sculpture and printed matter that draws inspiration from horror, the occult, sex, despair, popular culture, art history and urban life.

For more information, contact ben.t.needham@gmail.com or tara@tarabursey.com

Images, from left to right: Alexander Heir, solo exhibition poster design; Alex Ratcharge, Maximumrocknroll t-shirt design; Leah Wishnia, screenprint; Heather Benjamin, Shut Up t-shirt design.







GIRLS TALKby Yu Goto and Jill PucciarelliSeptember 07, 2012 - October 13, 2012Artist(s): Yu Goto and Jill PucciarelliOpening Reception: Friday, September 7, 6-8PMISE Cultural Foundation is pleased to present two-person exhibition "Girls Talk" by Yu Goto and Jill Pucciarelli at the Front Space Gallery.Using century old Japanese traditional materials and technique, Yu Goto has been creating something very unexpected - donuts. With its girly and approachable subject and high-level craftwork, at a first glance, Goto’s piece looks as a mass-produced plastic toy. However, she uses highly time consuming method of “Kanshitsu”, Japanese lacquer, which has been used to create Buddhist sculpture and fine traditional craft ware. By adding layers of lacquer on her donut, she hopes to introduce this ancient material and method to wider audience more casually.Yu Goto is currently in the graduate program of Kanazawa Collage of Art in Japan.Fueled by an obsession with American grunge music, native New Yorker Jill Pucciarelli set out on a mission to discover the Pacific Northwest and its explosive underground punk scene. Embraced by the town of Olympia, Washington, home of independent rock superstar K Records, she discovered a community and type of music that seemed more like religion and felt more like home than any place she had previously experienced. So inspired, she embarked on a project to bring back, re-present and lay claim to what she found. By creating her own form of icons, images and souvenirs, and by meticulously embroidering the homes of dead punk musicians and musical landmarks, she aims to share the history of the passionate world she found as well as place herself into it.Jill Pucciarelli received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts this spring. This is her first outside gallery exhibition.Image (left) by Jill Pucciarelli, “[Jay Reatard’s] ‘Tiny Little Home’, Memphis, Tennessee”, 2012, cotton thread on embroidery linen, 6” diameter. Image (right) by Yu Goto, “-enjoy Japan series-, donut.01” 2012, a lacquerware (Japanese Ulushi).






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GIRLS TALK
by Yu Goto and Jill Pucciarelli


September 07, 2012 - October 13, 2012

Artist(s): Yu Goto and Jill Pucciarelli

Opening Reception: Friday, September 7, 6-8PM

ISE Cultural Foundation is pleased to present two-person exhibition "Girls Talk" by Yu Goto and Jill Pucciarelli at the Front Space Gallery.

Using century old Japanese traditional materials and technique, Yu Goto has been creating something very unexpected - donuts. With its girly and approachable subject and high-level craftwork, at a first glance, Goto’s piece looks as a mass-produced plastic toy. However, she uses highly time consuming method of “Kanshitsu”, Japanese lacquer, which has been used to create Buddhist sculpture and fine traditional craft ware. By adding layers of lacquer on her donut, she hopes to introduce this ancient material and method to wider audience more casually.
Yu Goto is currently in the graduate program of Kanazawa Collage of Art in Japan.

Fueled by an obsession with American grunge music, native New Yorker Jill Pucciarelli set out on a mission to discover the Pacific Northwest and its explosive underground punk scene. Embraced by the town of Olympia, Washington, home of independent rock superstar K Records, she discovered a community and type of music that seemed more like religion and felt more like home than any place she had previously experienced. So inspired, she embarked on a project to bring back, re-present and lay claim to what she found. By creating her own form of icons, images and souvenirs, and by meticulously embroidering the homes of dead punk musicians and musical landmarks, she aims to share the history of the passionate world she found as well as place herself into it.
Jill Pucciarelli received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts this spring. This is her first outside gallery exhibition.

Image (left) by Jill Pucciarelli, “[Jay Reatard’s] ‘Tiny Little Home’, Memphis, Tennessee”, 2012, cotton thread on embroidery linen, 6” diameter. Image (right) by Yu Goto, “-enjoy Japan series-, donut.01” 2012, a lacquerware (Japanese Ulushi).


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October 2012 (Halloween Mixtape), October 2012, [outside cover:] 3-layer screen print with duotone image, [inside cover:] 1-layer screen print of handwritten text; [inside the cassette tape:] 2-layer screen print on acetate (2 different versions).

I was asked to make a mixtape for a twelve person mailing club coordinated by Sarah Cass. Each person was assigned a different month of the year (2012) and given the responsibility of mailing everyone else a mix. Each month, I received a different set of music compiled by a different person. These are images for my contribution (October). My tape was Halloween/blood/death-themed.

I made some extras. This is an open, but limited edition.

Contact me if you want one.

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VISUAL AND CRITICAL STUDIES OPEN STUDIOS
Thursday, April 26th, 2012 133 W21st Street, NYC; 5-9PM
(I drew and screen-printed this poster; 17x11”)
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VISUAL AND CRITICAL STUDIES OPEN STUDIOS

Thursday, April 26th, 2012 
133 W21st Street, NYC; 5-9PM

(I drew and screen-printed this poster; 17x11”)

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I designed this poster for the January 2012 exhibition “It’s All in Your Head”, which featured work from 20 students in the Visual and Critical Studies BFA program at the School of Visual Arts.
(Hand-drawn marker illustration, changed to color in Photoshop).
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I designed this poster for the January 2012 exhibition “It’s All in Your Head”, which featured work from 20 students in the Visual and Critical Studies BFA program at the School of Visual Arts.

(Hand-drawn marker illustration, changed to color in Photoshop).

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Beat Happening (Candles for Dead Bands series, #6 of 8), December 2, 2011, hand-drawn, seven layer silkscreen on adhesive laminating film, 6 in. x 6.75 in.
This is a sticker that was made to be applied to a 8-in. tall "7 Day" glass jar candle.
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This design was also featured in this show, along with 17 others.
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Beat Happening (Candles for Dead Bands series, #6 of 8), December 2, 2011, hand-drawn, seven layer silkscreen on adhesive laminating film, 6 in. x 6.75 in.

This is a sticker that was made to be applied to a 8-in. tall "7 Day" glass jar candle.

[ VIEW the final piece ]

This design was also featured in this show, along with 17 others.

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                                                                                    Detail.   WEIRD TV INVADES PORTLAND (2010).

Weird TV Invades Portland
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                                                                                    Detail.   WEIRD TV INVADES PORTLAND (2010).

WEIRD TV Invades Portland

Weird TV Invades Portland

(Weird TV, 11-1-2010, Dunes, Portland, OR)
November 2010 
Four-layer silkscreen on printmaking paper
approx. 11 x 14 in.

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                                                                                    Detail.   LAZER ZEPPELIN (2010).
Lazer Zeppelin
(What the Heck? Fest IX, July 17th 2010, Anacortes, WA)December 2010Four-layer silkscreen on printmaking paperapprox. 11 x 14 in.
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                                                                                    Detail.   LAZER ZEPPELIN (2010).

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Lazer Zeppelin

(What the Heck? Fest IX, July 17th 2010, Anacortes, WA)
December 2010
Four-layer silkscreen on printmaking paper
approx. 11 x 14 in.

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                                                                                    Detail.   ON THE SHORES OF ANACORTES (2010).

On the Shores of Anacortes
(What the Heck? Fest IX, July 16th, 2010, Anacortes, WA)Winter 2010Four-layer silkscreen on printmaking paperapprox. 11 x 14 in.
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                                                                                    Detail.   ON THE SHORES OF ANACORTES (2010).

On the Shores of Anacortes

On the Shores of Anacortes

(What the Heck? Fest IX, July 16th, 2010, Anacortes, WA)
Winter 2010
Four-layer silkscreen on printmaking paper
approx. 11 x 14 in.

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                                                                                    Detail.   (FUNEROT) AND THEN THEY FUCKING DIED, MAN (2010).

(Funerot) And Then They Fucking Died, Man
(Funerot’s final show, August 13th, 2010, Old School Pizzeria, Olympia, WA)October 2010Four-layer silkscreen on printmaking paperapprox. 11 x 14 in.
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                                                                                    Detail.   (FUNEROT) AND THEN THEY FUCKING DIED, MAN (2010).

Funerot

(Funerot) And Then They Fucking Died, Man

(Funerot’s final show, August 13th, 2010, Old School Pizzeria, Olympia, WA)
October 2010
Four-layer silkscreen on printmaking paper
approx. 11 x 14 in.

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krecs:
Buttons! Designed by beloved K intern, Jill Pucciarelli 







I painted the designs for these! See them in the K Records Online Shop.
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krecs:

Buttons! Designed by beloved K intern, Jill Pucciarelli 

I painted the designs for these! See them in the K Records Online Shop.

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Leave It To Olympia (For Ben), November 26, 2011, marker on notebook paper.
A drawing enclosed with one of the editions of this series of fabric zines sent to Ben Trogdon, the creator of the newsprint original (NUTS!).

Leave It To Olympia (For Ben), November 26, 2011, marker on notebook paper.

A drawing enclosed with one of the editions of this series of fabric zines sent to Ben Trogdon, the creator of the newsprint original (NUTS!).

I was involved with this installation / performance in conjunction with Peculiar Works Projects. One of six artist to be given a room to create an immersive, interactive space, I designed and constructed an installation fully draped with fabric, some of which I hand-painted and stamped. The piece was inspired by a specific shunga print that dealt with the passing of seasons. Actors Katie Hernandez and Greg Coughlin, seen in snapshots above, performed a series of movements choreographed and directed by Kathleen Amshoff. I painted images on their skin and on a small curtain, which I stitched and hung inside a wooden picture frame that served as the stage / central focus of this highly collaborative work.

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