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Hunt Slonem Artist Talk

West Chelsea Contemporary is proud to present The World of Hunt Slonem, an immersive exploration of Hunt Slonem’s artistic universe. With over 100 works across media — from oil paintings and glowboxes to neon and blown glass — The World of Hunt Slonem is the most comprehensive display of the artist’s works in the United States.

 

The World of Hunt Slonem embraces the artist’s timeless sense of wonder and vitality. Blending the fantastic and the natural, Slonem’s use of vibrant colors, rich textures, and recurring motifs imbue his work with a sense of whimsy and enchantment. Each piece on display offers a window into the artist’s rich imagination and unparalleled mastery of form and color.

Gary James McQueen + Austin's Top Interior Designers

Explore the intersection between fashion, art, and interior design.

 

West Chelsea Contemporary was proud to host represented artist Gary James McQueen in conversation alongside some of Austin’s top interior designers, Fern Santini, Brady Mathews, and Avery Cox.

Gary James McQueen Artist Talk

 

Gary James McQueen — found at the intersection of fine art, innovative technology, and high fashion — constructs the unexpected, weaving gilded worlds of dark, fantastical beauty. Within this exhibition, West Chelsea Contemporary affords visitors the opportunity to step into the macabre and romantic realm of GARY JAMES McQUEEN. Presenting nineteen new artworks — and situated within his exhaustive body of work — GARY JAMES McQUEEN is the artist’s first exhibition in the United States. These artworks pay homage to Gary James McQueen’s rich history and significant contributions to the world of fashion, highlighting the formative relationship between the artist and his late uncle, renowned fashion icon Alexander “Lee” McQueen.

 

Crafted with meticulous attention to detail and a powerful artistic vision, each work in GARY JAMES McQUEEN invites viewers into a world of its own. Displayed together these works create the world of Gary James McQueen — a world overflowing with lavish florals, gilded frameworks, and exquisite textures. In a collision of pioneering technology and traditional artistic values, the artist’s new body of work explores themes of the mystical, macabre, and romantic while highlighting the connection between humans and nature.

Christine Argillet A Surreal Childhood with Salvador Dalí

Join us for an unforgettable conversation diving into the world of Salvador Dalí with Christine Argillet. 

 

Christine Argillet is the curator and caretaker of the Argillet Collection, the most authenticated collection of Salvador Dali's work throughout his career. She is the daughter of Pierre Argillet, Dali’s publisher, collaborator, and longtime friend with whom Dali debated artistic ideals, participated in the Surrealist community, and developed the artworks found in the Argillet Collection. And she is one of the few people who can say that they personally knew Salvador Dali.

Combinations Artist Talk

Cey Adams + Janette Beckman + Martha Cooper


 

Join West Chelsea Contemporary for a special talk with master of collage and represented artist Cey Adams alongside iconic hip-hop and graffiti photographers Martha Cooper and Janette Beckman as part of the exhibition Combinations.

 

This conversation highlights the release of three exclusive print collaborations published by WCC Editions and printed by master silkscreen printer Gary Lichtenstein featuring the work of Adams, Cooper, and Beckman.

 

Each of the three prints highlight the evolution of Adams’ artistic journey. CARWASH 1982 features one of Adams’ earliest Graffiti pieces captured in color film photography by Martha Cooper in the summer of 1982. Representing his storied career working with Hip-Hop greats is RUN-DMC MASHUP, a collaboration between Cey Adams and Janette Beckman. Finally, reflecting on his 40 years of art and design Def Jam Recordings takes an original mixed media collage created in 2023 and translates it into a limited edition silkscreen print.

Cey Adams The Architect of Hip Hop's Identity

 

Combinations is a celebration of artistic brilliance 40 years in the making! This exhibition celebrates the fusion of art, culture, and creativity. Adams' unique style combines elements of graffiti, pop art, and street culture, resulting in visually stunning and thought-provoking pieces. Weaving visual narratives of self-expression and storytelling through the historic lens of American pop culture, Combinations is Cey Adams’ most expansive body of work to date. Using mixed media collage Adams superimposes his 40 years art and design with iconography of the last seven decades.


The title, Combinations, captures the breadth and diversity of Adams’ acclaimed career and highlights his ability to integrate multitudinous styles, techniques, and influences. The resulting work transforms West Chelsea Contemporary’s 7,800 sqft exhibition space into a vibrant exploration and celebration of Cey Adams’ singular vision.

Combinations will be on exhibition from 10.21 - 11.19, don't miss your chance to witness history!

 

Video by:  Cameron Connelly

Cey Adams Combinations

“Def Jam Recordings Legend Cey Adams Riffs on Hip Hop and Pop Art Aesthetics in a New Austin Gallery Show” - ArtNet

 

This exhibition marks Cey Adams' first gallery solo show in Texas and features over 80 new works made exclusively for WCC over the past 9 months. Combinations is Cey Adams’ most expansive body of work to date! Using mixed media collage Adams superimposes his 40 years art and design with iconography of the last seven decades. The resulting work transforms West Chelsea Contemporary’s 7,800 sqft exhibition space into a vibrant exploration and celebration of Cey Adams’ singular vision.

 

Video by:  Chop Em Down Films 

Beauty In Destruction: The Art of Simon Berger Live Demonstration

Named one of ' The 8 Most Exciting Art Exhibitions Opening This Fall in Austin' by Tribeza
 

As part of his “Beauty In Destruction” solo exhibition at West Chelsea Contemporary, Simon Berger utilizes a hammer to masterfully impact glass, breaking it in various nuanced ways to form stunning portraits.

Contrary to expectations of how glass should be handled, Berger makes use of the material’s brittleness to develop his artistic language. When approaching the artworks closely, the captivating images disintegrate into an amalgamation of cracks and jagged-edged shards of glass.

Video by: Cameron Connelly

Bob Schenider Artist Talk

West Chelsea Contemporary hosted Austin-based musician Bob Schneider for an artist talk. A fixture in the Austin music scene, Schneider was previously the lead singer of the rock band Ugly Americans and has gone on to release over 10 albums and win 55 Austin Music Awards. In addition to being a musician, he’s also a prolific artist. Bob spoke with WCC Austin Gallery Director about his process and pieces.

 

Video by: Anthony Moreno

Mila Sketch Artist Talk

"Gallery Director Allee Beatty held an artist chat with Sketch to discuss her artwork, life, and inspiration for the AR art. Sketch started with AR after winning a Unesco Media Arts Exhibition Grant in 2019 through SXSW. Sketch calls it “An amazing opportunity,” expressing gratitude for the grant and the opportunity to stretch her creative muscles into new territory." 

Tribeza, 2023

 

Video by: Anthony Moreno

JM Rizzi Artist Talk

West Chelsea Contemporary is thrilled to present for the first time in Austin renown contemporary artist JM Rizzi in celebration of From the Vault!

 

Video by: Anthony Moreno

Editions Opening Night

West Chelsea Contemporary is proud to present Editions, featuring over two dozen modern and contemporary artists creating limited edition fine art prints and multiples. 

 

Video by: Chop Em Down Films

Crash Artist Talk

WCC New York was pleased to welcome John "Crash" Matos for the opening weekend of "Editions" exhibition

 

Video by: Chop Em Down Films

Blek Le Rat Solo Exhibition

A pioneer of international street art and dubbed the “Father of stencil graffiti,” Blek Le Rat has a prolific practice that spans over four decades and four continents. This exhibition features Blek’s newest body of work, which presents two dozen works on canvas employing some of the artist’s most well-known imagery. 

 

Video by: Chop Em Down Films

Street Kings: Risk & Blek Le Rat

2021 Street Kings: Blek Le Rat + RISK highlights two masters, each who have catalyzed a movement within their respective international homebase—Paris and Los Angeles. Both Blek and RISK have a storied history within the street art movement. By pioneering innovative techniques, these artists have garnered international acclaim and acceptance.

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