Sjimon Gompers at Impose Magazine is the man. He is apparently super into what I am doing with my series of installation art shows as a vehicle for performance from music and artists together under the UNstoppable Tomorrow umbrella, and gave us a heads up in Impose Magazine’s “Week in Pop” write up of awesome shit going on! I am very proud of this, check it out.
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So I was contacting by a really awesome person from Art Larking, a super sick art and culture blog, to do an interview really out of the blue. They have featured Old Crow before whom I have worked with extensively and I was truly honored to be considered for an interview. I have gotten some really amazing feedback on the interview and I had the most amazing time answering the questions and have since been getting to know Rae who interviewed me, online facebook and she is exceptionally refreshing and rad. Much thanks to Rae Rubio and everyone at Art Larking for their amazing support and genuine interest in what I am doing, they really made me dig deep. Click on the image below to link straight to the interview. Rae you Rock!
Due to a miscommunication within the Queens Nails curatorial scheduling pool, some slight changes have been made to the event. The Event posting beneath has all of the correct changes and also the correct flyer has been included.
PRESS EVENT LISTING BRIEF
Queens Nails Projects “The Love of All Above”
Saturday, February 4th 2012 4pm-10:30pm
3191 Mission St., San Francisco, CA, 94110
“The Love of All Above” is one part solo art show, one part performance showcase, and one part audience
participatory ritual ceremony to show gratitude for the lives we live and the struggles we have endured.
John Felix Arnold III, from the days of Babylon Falling and who who brought you Past From the Blast with Japanther last March at Kitsch will be teaming up with a new team of amazing performers and
collaborators consisting of Daylight Curfew ( Cassettes Won’t Listen, Bisc 1, Grimace, and Turnbull Green), Kool Kid Kreyola, and Him Downstairs, to bring you the newest installment in his long running series ofexhibitions and experiences know as “Unstoppable Tomorrow : The World of Future Antiquity”. According to Arnold the series aims to bring you the feeling of “walking inside of a giant graphic novel where Arnold is the documentarian and scribe, and the performers are his musical cohorts, collaborators, and ritual leaders in this post apocalyptic future world.”
Arnold will be presenting new mixed media painting works, relics, and a new installation piece that will
act as an altar and stage for the performers to use as a vehicle to showcase their talents and bring the
audience together in one huge ceremonial experience inside of Arnold’s realized environment. The
performer list is indeed epic and the performers will have CD’s and more available. Arnold will also have a
limited edition zine for the “Love of All Above” as well.
Show Opens Saturday February 4th 2012.
4-6pm Artist reception with complimentary refreshments and h’ordeuvres
6pm-10:30pm Live Performances
The Art Work will be moved on February 6th to Art Now SF (3075 17th St, San Francisco, CA, 94110) and will be on view by appointment only until February 21st.
So latest show, “The Love of All ABove” is coming up in a week at Queens Nails Projects, and I am psyched. I have actually been getting quite a bit of press behind it and am very proud of what has been transpiring. First of all, Daylight Curfew interviewed me and did a podcast for their site, it was really cool here is a promo video of the show, link to the article, and the podcast.
Here is the link to the podcast…
Check out the links and let me know what you thinks;) Big Thanks to Daylight Curfew!
Also Daylight Curfew did a really in depth interview with me for their artist spotlight article on their website. I really enjoyed the questions and it really gave me the opportunity to go into my mind very deeply in regards to work, process, and where I am going. Check it out. Click on the screen shot to link directly to the article. http://www.daylightcurfew.com/2012/01/13/artist-spotlight-john-felix-arnold-iii/
My collaborators, friends, and fellow creative cats over at Daylight Curfew who are coming up to San Francisco from LA on Feb 4th to rock “The Love of All” above at Queens Nails Projects in the Mission, put together this amazing video trailer promo for the show! Check it out, it is going to be amazing and the video piece is incredibly well put done. They continue to amaze me with everything they put make and the speed with which they do so. Looking forward to killing this show. Almost all of the painting is done,now its time to put the installation together with Kool Kid Kreyola and its on.
Queens Nails Projects : 3191 Mission St. SF, CA, 94110
Saturday Feb. 4th Artist Reception 6-8pm/ Performances 8pm-12am
“It is coming up quickly and steadily, much like the dawn of a new day. Bay Area artist and personality John Felix Arnold III has his first official show of 2012 opening on Saturday February 4th and runs until February 21st. He will be exhibiting a solo array of mixed media paintings and a new installation piece (the namesake of the show) that will act as an altar piece as well as a stage and vehicle for a night of live performances fromDaylight Curfew ( a crew all residing in California but all originally from New York City consisting of Cassettes Won’t Listen, Bisco Smith, Grizzly Grimace, and Turnbull Green),Kool Kid Kreyola, and a new husband and wife vocal duo named Him Downstairs. The Love of All Above is a continuation of Arnold’s “Unstoppable Tomorrow : The World of Future Antiquity” series and promises to be an unforgettable experience to kick off 2012. More info will be posted as it draws near. Here is the official show flyer as well as a link to the press release. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for media contact.”
Please Click on the Link Below for downloadable Press Release.
The Love of All Above PRESS RELEASE 2012