Friday, September 3, 2010

Kelly Tunstall & Susie Ghahremani (NYC, Sept 4)

Out and About at GRNY


Out and About at GRNY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Art Show Opening

Kelly Tunstall and Susie Ghahremani

September 4 - September 29, 2010
Reception: Saturday, September 4, 6:30 - 10:00 p.m.

Giant Robot Gallery 437 East 9th Street
Between 1st Ave. & Ave. A, in the East Village
New York, New York 10009

(212) 674-GRNY (4769) | grny.net

Giant Robot is proud to present Out and About, featuring new works by Kelly Tunstall and Susie Ghahremani.

Kelly Tunstall's experimental yet classically grounded portraits of stylized, leggy female figures with their pets, prey, and powers live in a captivating space between concrete reality and the dreamscapes of the supernatural. Integrating graphic expression, stylized representation, surrealism, and sketch, the California College of Arts and Crafts graduate has shown her work in galleries across America and Japan.

For Out and About, Tunstall promises 20 to 30 original works capturing the magic of the mundane, with stylized representations of the people she encounters in her everyday life--"all ladies and most wearing fabulous necklaces." Using acrylic, pencil, pen, and ink, Tunstall explores the charming incongruities of the modern and not-so-modern woman.

Susie Ghahremani creates patchwork-inspired illustrations that are simple in design, complex in execution, and all-around pleasing to the eye. In addition to making two-dimensional art, she crafts tote bags, buttons, wallets, stationery, and other goodies. The RISD graduate has contributed work to Nickelodeon, Chronicle Books, and The New York Times, and was featured in the 2010 The Exquisite Book art book. Inspired by patterns, crafts, and the natural world, Susie is creating super-detailed works for the show. With approximately 15 framed works, 30 miniatures, and a few paintings on wood, the cool, retro-colored collection will also include paintings from SusieĆ¢€™s recent stationery collection with Chronicle Books.

Giant Robot was born as a Los Angeles-based magazine about Asian, Asian-American, and new hybrid culture in 1994, but has evolved into a full-service pop culture provider with shops and galleries in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City, as well as an online equivalent.

A reception for the artists will be held from 6:30 - 10:00 on Saturday, September 4. For more information about the show, GRNY, or Giant Robot magazine, please contact:

Eric Nakamura
Giant Robot Owner/Publisher
eric@giantrobot.com
(310) 479-7311


Kelly's Wall 3


Susie's Whole Wall

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