Wednesday, April 10, 2013

ENTARTETE KUNTS is a spectacular new collection of underground artwork written and curated by Dennis Dread. A total orgy of imagery featuring nearly 400 full color reproductions from 42 international artists. Artists include Nick Blinko, Michel “Away” Langevin, Ed Repka, S. Clay Wilson, Rob Miller, Erik Danielsson, K. “Necrolord” W√•hlin, Sean Taggart, Joe Petagno, Jos. A. Smith, Bobby BeauSoleil, Dennis Dread, Jeff Gaither and many more. Foreword by acclaimed underground comix historian Patrick Rosenkranz. 

ENTARTETE KUNTS is a playful bastardization of the German term for “degenerate art.” It is the title lovingly bestowed upon a series of annual group exhibitions organized in Portland, Oregon near the Northwest coast of America between 2007 and 2009. These public displays explored the obscure fringes of contemporary underground art and the incendiary intersections of so-called extreme music and graphic design, from the comically grotesque to the solemnly demonic. This book celebrates those exhibitions with a diverse collection of work by all 42 original participants from around the world. The result is a provocative retrospective and a cursory introduction to 50 years of metal and punk inspired art.
RELEASE DATE JUNE 21, 2013
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PROPHECY INK UNVEILS “SHEER HEART ATTACK”
Featuring new and Classic Art of Jeff Gaither
Travis King’s Prophecy Ink Tattoo Studio and Fine Art Gallery will celebrate their first anniversary by inviting the public to an opening night reception for the unveiling of renowned Louisville artist Jeff Gaither’s exhibit, “Sheer Heart Attack”. The reception will include cocktails, music and many special guests from the area. This solo exhibit will feature new works by Gaither, as well as many of his classic pieces of the prolific "Rock 'n Roll Monster Art" style that he is so well known for.
The reception will be held Friday, April 5th, beginning at 6:00 pm. An artist signing and meet and greet will kick off the evening's festivities. All ages are welcome to attend from 6-8 p.m. at which time the event will become open to adults only. Music will be brought to you by Tightrope Endeavor, a pleasantly talented duo from Lawrenceburg, KY.
“The revolution has just begun…” Prophecy Ink Tattoo Studio and Fine Art Gallery renders a unique perspective and experience by cleverly merging fine art works and tattooing services of licensed, professional, and passionate tattoo artist, thus raising the bar to the ancient craft tattooing.
The Artist...
Throughout the past 30 years, Jeff Gaither has held the title of being one of Louisville Kentucky’s most notorious, prolific and renowned artists, having created art for over 300 CD covers and over 2000 magazine covers, while continuing to live in Louisville, Kentucky and be involved with the community. His list of accomplishments and associates continues to grow yearly, as does his involvement with festivals, record companies, celebrities and publishers around the globe.
In the past, most of his preferred subject matter offered dark art enthusiasts an unusual blend of horror and gothic energy mixed with the essence of heavy metal and rock and roll. His newest work reveals a new and perhaps unexpected side of the art of Jeff Gaither. In these works he has incorporated the vivid color he is so well known for, along with a fresh new energy, a hint of pop culture, and some uniquely fresh techniques. This daring combination has added a totally fresh perspective to his work that you will not want to miss. Like his sculpture and photography, this is just one more side of Gaither you have yet to experience. The exhibition will also include pieces fashioned in his classic style including: paintings, sculpture, pencil and ink, and works featuring the pointillism technique he is known for perfecting in a way that only Jeff Gaither can. When asked what makes this exhibit unique, Gaither has this to say: "Fans might be shocked to see this "other side" of my art, a combination of pop and abstract art blended to create something totally new, something totally different than what fans are used to from me."
The Owner/Tattoo Artist...
Travis King has put Louisville on the map in the tattoo scene. Noted for his realistic “realism” style, he is one of Louisville’s foremost decorated and respected award-winning tattoo artists. Mr. King’s 16 year career has garnered him over 100 trophies and awards both local and internationally that he continues to acquire from his amazing work.
Prophecy Ink Tattoo Studio and Fine Art Gallery is the first of its kind in the city of Louisville. The studio radiates with a unique perspective and experience to the art of tattooing and remarkable fine art. The studio and gallery has cleverly merged the talented mediums of skilled tattoos artist and fine art that is “dared to be shared”, intertwined in a two story Victorian building located in the historic Highlands of Louisville, the upcoming Art Avenue.
Jeff Gaither’s art exhibit “Sheer Heart Attack” will be on display from April through June 2013.
Prophecy Ink Tattoo Studio and Fine Art Gallery is located at 907 Baxter Avenue.
Business hours are 12 Noon until 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and Noon until 6 p.m. on Sunday’s.
If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Travis King call Juanita King at (502) 690-7243 or email Juanita at prophecyink@yahoo.com. For additional details or to schedule an interview or appearance with Jeff Gaither, please contact Stacey Davidson at (502) 963-2444 or artofgaither@gmail.com.