The Fest 13 Art Show will be held at: Anthem Tattoo in the Zorka Rose Gallery at 230 NW 2nd Ave.
FRIDAY OCT 31st & SATURDAY NOV 1st (11am-10pm) OPENING RECEPTION
Sunday NOV 2nd (11am-8pm)
Monday Nov 3rd (Noon-8pm)
Brian Butler considers the concert his workplace. To him, the venue is an improvised studio, a place full of unpredictable muses, capable spilling beer, randomly vomiting, or stage diving directly into you. They are the ones that keep him returning to quickly doodling the scene. Through the filter of illustration, he captures the raw energy of the concert; highlighting the weird, wild, and ugly.
Annie Walter is a freelance illustrator based between Sydney, Australia and Berlin, Germany. She has a background in Fine arts and textile designs, with a great love of cats, punk rock, beer, comics and bad puns. Her art uses adventurous colours, texture and a strong focus on clean bold lines created with pen, pencil, paper, and photoshop. Drawing inspiration from the 1950s, tattoo flash, sea creatures, and the weather. She has been creating artwork for musicians for the past 6 years.
Previous clients include Presidents of the United States, RVIVR, Black Flag, A Wilhelm Scream, Jurassic 5, Strike Anywhere and many more.
Sean Mahan is a social realist figurative painter who works with graphite and acrylic on wood to depict a sense of wonder about the innate warmth of the human character and its conflict with structures of power and control.
Sean has enjoyed creating cover artwork for the bands: Lowpines, Twelve Hour Turn, Floor, Daitro, Dauntless Elite, Jets vs. Sharks, Planes Mistaken For Stars, Beat Buttons, North Lincoln, Fires, Del Cielo, The Gifthorse, Mouthbreather, Senders, Little League, Back Pocket, Small Talk, Solid Pony, Telepathic Lines, and more.
Recently, Sean’s work has shown at Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles; Cotton Candy Machine, New York; Parlor Gallery, New Jersey; Subtext Gallery, San Diego; Stranger Factory Gallery, New Mexico; Gallery 5, Richmond; Display Gallery, Gainesville; Art Basel, Miami; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville; and the Brooklyn Collective, New York.
EAST COAST ROCK & ROLL FEST PHOTOGRAPHY
EAST COAST ROCK & ROLL FEST PHOTOGRAPHY 2014 presents four photographers documenting current rock & roll bands up and down the east coast. Emily Assiran, Jessica Flynn, Vivienne Foster, and Jordan Swartz’s photographs capture the energy and environment of Fest bands that represent the face of musicians, their music, and the community of local music culture today.
East Coast Rock & Roll Fest Photography 2014 features photos of multiple Fest bands by Fest photographers Emily Assiran and Jessica Flynn, as well as Jordan Swartz’s photographs of Fest band We Were Skeletons and Vivienne Foster’s photographs of returning Fest band Boardroom Heroes.
East Coast Rock & Roll Fest Photography 2014 is a special selection of photographs of Fest bands from Govinda Gallery’s larger exhibitions East Coast Rock & Roll Photography 2013 andEast Coast Rock & Roll Photography 2014 plus a new selection of unseen Fest photography. The work has enjoyed two exhibitions at local Washington, DC music venue Gypsy Sally’s and at Hill & Dale Records in Georgetown to much local acclaim, and has been featured in the Washington Post, The Washington City Paper, the Georgetowner, and Brightest Young Things, among others.
This exhibition highlights the importance of the relationship between Fest bands and their audiences and how that friendship encourages music to thrive.
EMILY ASSIRAN is a fine art and commercial photographer based in Philadelphia. She is a graduate of the Tyler School of Art, with a BFA in Photography. Her photographs in this exhibition represent the culmination of four years of touring with punk rock bands throughout the east coast.
JESSICA FLYNN is a Philadelphia based music photographer and graduate of Philadelphia University of the Arts. She decided at a young age that she was going to be a music photographer because of her musician Father. She is a regular photographer for events such as the Fest and Stay Sweet Fest, and loves being on the road and meeting new people.
VIVIENNE FOSTER grew up between Austin, Texas and Washington, DC. She graduated from the Corcoran College of Art + Design with a BFA in Fine Art Photography in 2010. Since that time Foster has been working as the Assistant Director at Govinda Gallery. She plans to attend graduate school to study Music Business and Management in 2015.
JORDAN SWARTZ is a photographer and independent book publisher working in Washington, DC. He is the founder of Empty Stretch, a publishing and design collective who seek to disseminate the work of emerging photographer through limited run zines and non-traditional shows and exhibitions. He would “very much like it if your band took him on tour.”
Joshua Mikel is a multidisciplinary artist who has created videos and artwork for Against Me!, The Gaslight Anthem, Waxahatchee, Fake Problems, Look Mexico, Tiny Empires, Ninja Gun, Hostage Calm, La Dispute, Empire! Empire!, Blacklist Royals, You Slut!, Broadway Calls, and Jake Bugg. Universal in his work is a resistance to creating a polished product, favoring a handmade aesthetic where the artist remains present in the frayed edges. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia where he works as an actor and writer.
An illustrator, designer acts by oneself in Tokyo, Japan.
I drew tons of arts as an illustrator/designer on a zine Punk Rock Confidential Japan,
Fat Mike(NoFX) had published in 2007-2009. I’d serialized cartoons on it. Ever since, I have made a flyers for Punkafoolic! held by Punk Rock Confidential Japan. As the other acts, making and drawing T-shirts, flyers, artworks and so on for Japanese, American, Canadian and more punk rock bands.
Artist, designer, and illustrator living in Omaha, NE. I have been working freelance design for bands since 2010. I specialize in poster and apparel design as well as album artwork. I have done work for bands such as Foxing, The Early November, The World Is A Beautiful Place, Guided By Voices and more.
Nicole Kibert is a freelance photographer based in Atlanta, GA (formerly of Tampa, FL) working under the moniker of elawgrrl. Nicole specializes in live music photography and enjoys capturing the essence and movement of performances. Nicole is a frequent contributor to publications including regular contributions to Suburban Apologist and Creative Loafing and special contributions to Razorcake (US), Washington Post, Time Out Chicago, NME (UK), VISIONS (GER), Huck Magazine (UK), Hysteria (AUS), Tampa Bay Times, Orlando Weekly, Tampa Tribune, Gainesville Sun, Florida Alligator, REAX (US) and Gravedigger (US). In addition, Nicole’s photos have appeared in gallery exhibits, band albums and CDs, websites, blogs, and of course, Facebook and Tumblr. In past lives, Nicole was the music director and DJ for WRGW (GWU college radio station), a show promoter, zine writer, music reviewer for really, really swank publications and an undefeated Ms. PacMan champion.
Carly Hoskins started photographing shows for fun in when she was in college in Southern California in 2009. She started touring in 2012 and enjoys finding new vegan food, meeting new dogs, and sometimes, meeting new people. Carly currently tours with Dads. When she’s not on tour, she resides in New York City.