Exhibition: “Paracosm” by Kim Johnson-Hagen (4/4 – 4/27)

Paracosm by Kim Johnson-Hagen

Regarding the existence of life here and elsewhere, a hybridization and metamorphosis occur on a cataclysmic rotation of blended species and interactions.

What if our planet was evolving and shifting to inconceivable extreme outer limits beyond what is our perceived reality?

What is seemingly alien is now a composite of all life forms in a perpetual state of change.

What if hierarchy, prejudice and greed were erased only to leave an innocent hybrid environment to thrive without awareness of self?

This exhibit of paintings and sculptures by Kim Johnson poses these questions and express playful yet visceral imagery with high regard and curiosity for natural and sometimes seemingly alien planet we live on.

Please join us during First Friday on April 4th at Blackbird Studios on Commerce St. for the opening reception of this show and let’s celebrate our very talented Las Vegas artists together.

Exhibition at Blackbird Gallery: Daniel Vuyovich, “Addiction: A Visual Narrative” (3/15/2014 – 5/15/2014)

"Addicition" by Daniel Vuyovich

Blackbird Gallery at Container Park (707 Fremont Street) is so proud to present a new exhibit by artist Daniel Vuyovich.

Daniel Vuyovich studied art at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, receiving a bachelors degree in illustration with distinction. His work  is a mashup of imaginative line work, intensive graphite rendering, and highly emotional subject matter. Vuyovich’s art offers a deeply personal exploration of human experience focusing on themes of sexuality, addiction, and whimsy.

Note from our “Gallery Girl” and curator, Gina Quaranto:

Last year when I first met Daniel, he spoke about this thought-provoking concept and I knew it was an important show that needed to be SEEN.  I asked him to create this work, holding NOTHING back. This exhibit will take you through the artist’s mind and it will most definitely make you question the intent (in a good way). It does absolutely push the boundaries of art, especially shown in a mainstream venue such as the Container Park. I look forward to seeing our art supporters viewing and discussing this show.

Please join us for the opening night of this exhibit on Saturday, March 15, 2014, from 6p – 10p, to show your support for art and for Blackbird Studios. Wine and refreshments will be served and the artist will be in the gallery to discuss his work.

SPECIAL UPDATE: Selections from “Dr Seuss: A Tribute” at Container Park. Buy with Dogecoin!

#tothemoonIn an art world first, a painting was sold for 276321.20680057 Dogecoin, an online currency, by Blackbird Studios. The painting by Las Vegas artist Steve Byrne, representing a live link to an online Dogecoin wallet, playfully explores the emerging world of cryptocurrency and the creation of new sorts of economies suited to the Internet Age.

Inspired by the sale, Blackbird Studios has made a selection of pieces from its current exhibition, “Dr Seuss: A Tribute”, available at its satellite store in downtown Las Vegas’ Container Park and is accepting Dogecoin for those pieces. Visit the shop after 7p through Jan 9 and we can process purchases using Dogecoin, or watch the live stream from the shop at http://www.justin.tv/astronautchimp (7p PST to whenever) and contact us to buy online. Follow us on the Dogecoin subreddit at http://redd.it/1ufv1k for updates. (All pieces can also be purchased using US dollars, of course!)

Please spread this widely via social networks and follow #blackbird on Twitter, Instagram, and elsewhere. People are encouraged to repost using the following hashtags: #blackbird, #dogecoin, #ces2014 to reach the widest possible audience.

Blackbird Gallery at the Container Park is at 707 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101, open daily 10a – 9p, 10a – 10p on Friday and Saturday.