Bottleneck Art Gallery

"Turtles In Time" Official Art Show + Glen Brogan, Russ Moore, 100% Soft - Exhibition

We want to thank everyone that supported both James White's solo exhibition, "CELSCAPES" and Matt Ferguson's "Trilogy" print set release. You guys have been nothing short of incredible. It's also pretty crazy to think that the gallery has been opened for exactly two years. We seriously wouldn't be here if it weren't for the artists that participate in these shows and all of you, our supporters. 

With that said, we now come with some special news that we think many of you will enjoy...

On Friday, October 3rd, we will be hosting our first official show, "Turtles In Time", with Nickelodeon and curator, Chogrin.



We have invited over 75 artists from around the world to celebrate 30 years of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

There will be art, games, costumes, and of course pizza! More information on the exhibition will be revealed as we get closer to the opening.

In the meantime, we will be hosting a new 3-man exhibition, this Friday, September 12th, that will feature all new works from 100% Soft, Glen Brogan, and Russ Moore.



We will be sending out an entirely new newsletter on Wednesday with reveals on a bunch of pieces in the show as well as information on our special subscriber preview. Stay tuned!

Again, thanks for an amazing two years!

Joe, Josh, and Arseny
The Bottleneck Team

Written by Arseny Libon — September 08, 2014

James White's CELSCAPES Online Preview + Exhibition

Hi guys,

Tonight, Thursday, August 28th, we will be holding a special subscriber preview sale for James White's CELSCAPES exhibition.



The one hour sale will start at 8pm eastern and will showcase all the pieces that will be displayed during the exhibition.

Here are some pieces we teased during the week from the show:













The editions for the prints aren't too high either so this will give you first crack at everything before the general public. 

If you are interested in purchasing from the preview sale, just head over to the following link at 8pm:

http://www.bottleneckgallery.com/collections/celscapes-solo-exhibition-by-james-white

And if you plan on coming to the opening, you have nothing to fear, we always keep an allocation for attendees.

Doors for CELSCAPES open tomorrow, Friday, August 29th, at 7pm and we are located at 60 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11249. Admission and refreshments are free :-)

Any remaining work will go on sale Saturday, August 30th at 12pm eastern.

Hope to see you at the show!

-The Bottleneck Team

Written by Arseny Libon — August 28, 2014

Bruce Yan's "Link" Wood Variants Are....

Thank you to everyone that purchased one of Bruce Yan's "Link" Letterpress prints!

After 3 hours, the edition ended up being 125. The prints are in the process of being printed and will be sent to Bruce to sign and number. Should have them all sent out within the next couple weeks.

We have also picked the 4 winners of the wood variant.....

Basically, each print purchase gave you one entry. So if you purchased 5 prints, you have 5 entries.

We took all the orders, put them into an excel spreadsheet and then used the random number generator on Random.org to pick the winners.

 

And those winners are:

1. A. Guinan (Henderson, NV)

2. G. Wallace (Buffalo Grove, IL)

3. R. Putman (Austin, TX)

4. A. Heckathorn (Birmingham, AL)

 

Congratulations! All wood pieces will be placed into your orders when we begin shipping.

There is still one wood left and once we start shipping out all the prints, we will have an auction where 100% of funds will be donated to Bruce's charity of choice. 

Also, this Friday, we will be opening up our new solo exhibition, "CELSCAPES", with James White (Signalnoise).

 

 

Here is a brand new piece that will be on display:

 

We will be holding our special preview for all Bottleneck subscribers on Thursday and more images will be released throughout the week. 

Hope to see you at the show! 

 

Written by Arseny Libon — August 24, 2014

Bruce Yan's "Link" Letterpress Timed Release

Hi guys,

A big thank you to everyone that checked out and supported Chogrin's "8 Bit and Beyond 2" exhibit.



This Friday, August 22nd, we will be closing the exhibit with a special 3 hour timed release letterpress from Bruce Yan.



"Link" is a 5 x 5 inch letterpress print that will cost $15 each. All prints will be signed and the number of the edition will be determined at the end of the 3 hour mark.

And here is the special twist...

On Sunday night, we will be picking 4 lucky people to receive a wood variant.



The wood variant is 5 x 5 inches and S/N out of an edition of 5. The remaining wood print will be auctioned off for charity at a later time.

Also, each print you purchase will give you an extra shot at winning the variant :-)

The sale will last from 12pm-3pm eastern (extended for our west coast friends). 

Good luck to everyone and hope to see you at our next show with James White (Signalnoise)!



Thanks,

-Joe, Arseny, Josh
The Bottleneck Team

Written by Arseny Libon — August 20, 2014

New Tapehead Series: My Pet Monster

 

When I was younger, between switching schools, new friends and constant parental fighting, I always found myself seeking refuge in our local video store a few blocks away from our home. 

The owner, Cecile, was pretty awesome. She kind of knew about my personal situation and would let me stay there for hours watching movies, reading VHS magazines, re-stocking tapes and even giving me posters to bring home. 99% of the time I chose anything horror related. I remember having these two on my wall for years:

Something about being in that store always made me feel good. Just going through the aisles and renting movies I've never heard of just because they had these awesome VHS covers was usually how it went. That or just renting Goonies or The Wraith 400 times. 

Well, over the past couple months, we have been working on a series called Tapehead. Basically, its a throwback to movies that many of us probably saw and cherished during the VHS days but most likely forgot about. 

For instance, we have been teasing for a while on Instagram and Facebook, our first collaboration with FalconToys:


If you haven't seen Mac and Me, then I suggest you do. But do it drunk. And with your friends. It makes the whole experience much more enjoyable.


The very limited toys are basically and I think we should be seeing a release very soon. 


The goal of the Tapehead series though is to incorporate all mediums of art. We plan on having toys, posters, shirts as well as screenings.  We have come up with great list of titles that have built a nice underground following and hope you enjoy what we have planned.


Our first release in the series comes from Matt Ryan Tobin and it's for the 1986 film My Pet Monster



The poster is a 18 x 24, 4 color screen print and will be a numbered out of an edition of 50. Each will cost $40.
My Pet Monster was just one of those films that I watched over and over again because of three things:
1) The Intro
2) The Monster
3) This guy. 
The ending's cliffhanger left room for a sequel. Yea, that never happened. But hey, it was a great way to spend 90 minutes as a child.

Written by Arseny Libon — May 12, 2014

Post-Blizzard Shipping Updates

Hi guys,

About two weeks ago, we mentioned on Facebook and Twitter that New York was going to be hit with a couple major snow storms. Unfortunately, this was going to occur a week after our "It Came From 1984" show.

A majority of the items from the show had been packed by the time the storm eventually hit. However, we were unable to ship the items out due to the storm. 

By the time the roads cleared and we were able to reach the gallery, we shipped the items out right away.

Over the last few days, we have been receiving emails from customers inquiring about the status of their packages. A concern that we totally understand, especially if you received your tracking between February 11th-13th. The good news is that your packages were safe and sound in our gallery. All tubes ended up leaving the gallery btwn the 21st-22nd.

Still even with the packages out, we are noticing that that its still taking a while for USPS to deliver. It honestly doesn't seem like USPS has delivered anything yet that's outside a 3-4 state radius of New York. Here are a few examples of how long it took just to deliver to NY, PA, RI and MA.

 

 

 

All we ask is just to hang in there. Seems like things are moving. So sorry for the wait. 

If you have any questions, you can email us anytime.

Thanks.

Joe, Arsen and Josh.

 

Written by Arseny L — March 01, 2014

Mick Minogue's "The Little Princess Castle"

For our upcoming It Came From 1984 show, Mick Minogue chose to do a piece inspired by the film Purple Rain.

"Being an avid Prince fan this was a piece I was always hoping to make. Watching Purple Rain today I still can't understand why Prince was living with his dysfunctional parents whilst being very much Prince."

 The piece is made from "wood, paint, card, perspex, endorphins, Princes back catologue on repeat, sweat, tears, water from Lake Minnetonka." 

Come see "The Little Princess Castle" this Friday at Bottleneck Gallery.

 

 

 

Written by Arseny L — February 05, 2014

Cyber Monday Release with Rob Loukotka and Matt Ferguson

Hope everyone enjoyed their holiday weekend!

Please join us tomorrow, December 2nd at 12pm eastern as we release two new prints from Rob Loukotka and Matt Ferguson.

 

 



“How Horrible Our Christmas Will Be!”
by Rob Loukotka

3 color screen print
36 x 12 inches
S/N edition of 170
$40


 

 



"I believe the word you're looking for is "Aaahh"!
by Matt Ferguson
 
Giclee print
11 x 24 inches
Numbered edition of 125
$40

Written by Arseny L — December 01, 2013

Focal Dystonia (Anville, Kirzhner, Ortiz and Scarecrowoven) + NYCC BOOTH #2167 Information

With our one year anniversary in the rear view mirror, we are excited to announce Bottleneck's first 4-man exhibition, Focal Dystonia.

 

 

Please join us on Friday, October 4th, from 7pm-10pm as we showcase new works from Alex Kirzhner, Justin Anville, Randy Ortiz and Scarecrowoven.

 

We will be holding an exclusive preview sale Thursday, October 3rd, from 8pm-9pm eastern on our site Bottleneckgallery.com. All remaining work after the opening will go on sale Saturday, October 5th, at 12pm eastern.

 

Admission and refreshments are free and sponsored by our neighbors, O-live.

 

Please follow us on Facebook (Facebook.com/BottleneckGallery) and Twitter (Twitter.com/BottleneckNYC) for more information and previews as we get closer to the show.

 

Also, Focal Dystonia will not be the only event we will be a part of in October. 

If you happen to be attending NYCC this year, come over and say hi to the Bottleneck crew. We will be located at booth #2167 and will be releasing new pieces from the following artists:

 

Bobby O' Herlihy*

Bruce Yan*

Cubeecraft

Craig Drake

Florey

Jorsh Pena

JP Valderrama*

Justin Van Genderen

Laurent Durieux

Mark Lone

Marko Manev*

Matt Ferguson

Matt Jones

Patricio Betteo

Raid71

Randy Ortiz*

Ricardo Chucky

Rob Loukotka

Timothy Pittides*

Tomasz Opasinski

The Planet of Socks

 

Might be a chance that one or two more artists will be added to this list.

We also went a tad crazy and bought this:

 

 

Yes, that is correct, those are Big Slice lollipops. 

 

Only thing we ask, is that since we signed up for the booth, we have been hearing that due to the traffic at the convention, Wi-Fi might be an issue. So if you are looking to purchase anything, try your best to bring cash as backup. We will be ready for all situations.

 

Should be a great time. Hope to see you there!

 

*Artists will be in attendance

 

 

 

 

 

 

Written by Arseny L — September 22, 2013