Bottleneck Art Gallery

Jerkface "Cartoon Villain" @ Bottleneck/UTB Gallery - Opening Reception: November 21st

NEW YORK CITY – October 24, 2014) – Under the Bridge (UTB) Gallery is proud to announce its upcoming solo show entitled “Cartoon Villain,” featuring New York native, Jerkface. In his first solo show, Jerkface presents the slightly darker side of his style by incorporating villains instead of the stars or heroes he usually portrays in his work. Please join us on November 21, 2014 for the show’s opening.

Jerkface’s street art is described as whimsical and nostalgia-inducing, and his pop culture paintwork has become a staple in New York City. When creating his art, he uses a brush on canvas and a can of spray-paint on walls. However, to truly understand his art style, you need to speak with the artist himself.

“My work, when broken down, is a simple game of color,” explains Jerkface. “The proper distribution of color can generate various emotions from the viewer. When using iconic characters in my work, I try to minimize their facial expressions so that the more obvious mood generated from the face does not override the subtle mood created by the color play.”

Jerkface, who jumped on the highly competitive New York street art scene in 2012, describes himself as a lifelong artist. Classically trained on canvas, he completed his first legal piece of street art in November, 2013.

“I’ve always been an artist, since I was young,” says Jerkface. “I didnt do very well in high school and art was my way into college. From there I had a teacher who got me interested in cubism. I also got into graphic design and down the road the two became one.”

It is hard to miss Jerkface’s street art and murals in New York City. He recently completed a massive five-story mural in Manhattan’s East Village, which he dedicated to the East Side Community High School located just a block away.

The opening reception for "Cartoon Villain" will be on Friday, November 21st from 7pm-10pm. The first 50 people to attend will receive a free signed and numbered print from Jerkface.

For more information about Jerkface’s upcoming UTB show, please contact admin@utbnyc.com or visit http://www.utbnyc.com
Past Murals

Written by Arseny Libon — October 27, 2014

NYCC Booth #2171 - Release Information

Hi guys,

After an amazing time last year, we couldn't say no to attending NYCC again this year :-)

If you are coming to the convention, we will be at booth #2171 with a bunch of new releases as well as free giveaways and most importantly...loads of FREE candy. 

Now we know that many of you guys can't make it to NYCC so we will be holding a special Comic-Con online release Saturday, October 11th, at 12pm eastern on Bottleneckgallery.com. We tried this out last year and it went really well.

And here are the releases:

Laurent Durieux



Giclee 
24 x 36 inches
Numbered edition of 150
$65

"Virgile" will also have a 3-D variant that will come with a pair of 3-D glasses. Con goers will have a chance to test it out in person. It looks awesome. The edition will be out of 75 and cost $75.



Giclee 
24 x 36 inches
Numbered edition of 150
$65

Marko Manev



Giclee 
12 x 24 inches
Numbered edition of 65
$40


Matt Ferguson



Screen print
12 x 24 inches
Numbered edition of 100
$35



6 color screen print with glow in the dark ink
18 x 24
Numbered edition of 100
$40


JP Valderrama 



Giclee
18 x 24 inches
S/N edition of 50
$40


Andy Fairhurst



"Espirt", "Hornet", and "Vanquish"
12 x 24 inches each
numbered edition of 50
$40 each


Alexander Iaccarino



Giclee
20 x 30 inches
Numbered edition of 150
$55


Dave Perillo



4 color screen print
12 x 12 inches
Numbered edition of 100
$30


Raid71



Giclee
8 x 10 inches
Numbered edition of 30
$25


Tapehead Series:

Timothy Pittides 's Official Nightbreed Poster:



Screen print
18 x 24 inches
Numbered edition of 75
$40

Electric Fang



"Decker" Figure 
$60

Erica Williams



Screen print
18 x 24 inches
Numbered edition of 75
$40

Also, the New York team of Grey Matter will be sitting with us. You can check out a bunch of their past releases.

Looking forward to seeing a lot of you guys there!

The Bottleneck Team,
Joe, Josh and Arseny 

Written by Arseny Libon — October 08, 2014

Matt Ferguson's Star Wars Trilogy Update #2

Hi guys,

Just wanted to give everyone a new update on Matt Ferguson's Star Wars Trilogy set.

Matt has finished signing all the COAs and will sending them to us this week.





We spoke to the printer and they seemed confident that they should be all printed by the end of the week.

As some of you saw, we have a booth at New York Comic Con this weekend (#2171). After the convention, we have a break between shows and our main focus will be to ship all these prints out right away.

All wood sets will be sent straight from the printer as well. Saves time :-).

If you have any questions, please ask us anytime.

The Bottleneck Team,
Joe, Josh and Arseny 

Written by Arseny Libon — October 07, 2014

David Welker Week at Bottleneck

Hi guys,

If you're a fan of David Welker, then this week is your week at Bottleneck.

David has been on a roll and we couldn't be more excited to be collaborating with him on his new releases.

Tomorrow, September 23rd, we will be releasing his sold out "Dazed and Confused" print that was the poster for the film's screening at the Bijou Metro in Eugene, Oregon. 

The poster comes in 3 editions.


Regular Edition


Screen print 

16 x 24 inches

Signed and numbered

Edition of 100

$50




Metallic Ivory


Screen print 

16 x 24 inches

Signed and numbered

Edition of 20

$65
 




Foil Edition
 

Screen print 

16 x 24 inches

Signed and numbered

Edition of 20

$75


All posters will go on sale at 12pm eastern. Quantities are very limited!

David is also the featured poster artist for this week's Black Key's shows (September 23rd and 24th) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

On Thursday, September 25th, we will be releasing both posters that will be available at the show.




Night 1

4 color screen print
16 x 22 inches
S/N edition of 260
$40



Night 2

4 color screen print
16 x 22 inches
S/N edition of 260
$40


You will have a chance to purchase the set for $80 as well (will try our best to do matching numbers).

Both prints will go on sale at 12pm eastern.

Again, we couldn't be more grateful to be a part of this. Thank you to everyone for continuing to support David and the gallery. 
 

The Bottleneck Team,
Joe, Josh and Arseny 

Written by Arseny Libon — September 22, 2014

"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