Brett Amory: discuss

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wneff
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Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:09 pm

It seems like a good time to start up an Art Discussion on the industrious Mr. Amory, artist, creator of the Waiting series of oil paintings, and winner of AOTW this week.

Post whatcha got: art releases, commentary, scuttle butt, drunken ramblings, drum solos, etc.
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Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:16 pm

My great artist discovery of 2011 :o love his work :!:
"I've been blessed with many things in this life: an arm like a damn rocket, a rooster like a burmese python, and the mind of a drymounting scientist."
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Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:47 pm

Brett's a friend and a rad dude, and he's blown up over the past two years or so -- and he deserves it. Here's a bunch of info...

These three links come from good friend Shaun Roberts, you might have seen his name in Jux...

Start here and keep clicking the next photo for some studio stuff in advance of the Jonathan Levine "Dark Light" show:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/shaunrober ... otostream/

Video of the Lazarides/Outsiders prep:
http://vimeo.com/18410094

Photos of the work...while Brett plays drums:
http://vimeo.com/28239835

Shots I took before Dark Light:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mistersmit ... 093452370/

Shots I took from a one-night-only display of some HUGE Waiters, which were later wheatpasted all over SF and I think Oakland:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mistersmit ... 093730044/

A massive piece he put together for 941 Geary's Indoor Mural Project:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mistersmit ... 6521409206

Portrait by (again) Shaun Roberts:

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wneff
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Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:11 pm

Thanks for the links, mistersmith.

Last Minute Push is a great little video vignette - Shaun has some talent as a videographer. That 1000-yard all nighter look is unmistakable :lol:
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Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:45 am

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Waiting #110 (study), Lazarides Gallery (20 cm x 20 cm)
http://www.lazinc.com/mailing-list/mailout/357/

Great colors and composition in this study, IMO.
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Mon Dec 26, 2011 12:26 pm

His work intrigues me enough to check out one of his prints... I bought this the other day:
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Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:43 pm

Love that there's an Amory thread here on EB. Here's an article I wrote last year when I visited his studio - http://hifructose.com/the-blog/656-bret ... iting.html
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Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:10 pm

Nice article Ken.

I thought this was interesting
Pic from Art Basel

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Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:47 pm

Good read Ken.

I like the perspective on this one:
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Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:18 pm

Agreed. One of his very best.
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Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:14 am

"I've been blessed with many things in this life: an arm like a damn rocket, a rooster like a burmese python, and the mind of a drymounting scientist."
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Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:38 pm

Not exactly. The image you posted is a painting on canvas about 8 feet tall, the link you posted is a similar image on mylar about 10x12 inches.
electrachrome, mostly kidding wrote:mr smith, EB's poet laureate.
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Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:34 pm

I can't wait until Brett does a movie poster.
Same fudge, different drop.
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gonzo303 wrote:I can't wait until Brett does a movie poster.
Dude, you need to find another hobby. Messing with me won't be a rewarding one.

And everyone -- including the crew with the colored usernames -- is on to your game where you provoke someone into crossing a line, so you can then report them and try to get them a temp/perma ban. It's a game I'm not going to play. So just drymount off already, and welcome to my ignore list.
electrachrome, mostly kidding wrote:mr smith, EB's poet laureate.
Take this man at his word:
misterx wrote:Don't enter into discourse with me.
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