Sunday, December 18, 2011

Miami Art Basel ReCap Video

Take a look at some of the highlights from Miami Art Basel as well as some clips of my live painting at the Basel Castle.

Basel Castle 2011 ReCap from TOTT Global on Vimeo.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Live painting at Basel Castle Miami 2011

 I was asked by the guys over at TOTT Global to paint live at the Basel Castle this year, one of the best parties during Art Basel Miami.  Here are a few process shots taken throughout the night.



Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Mural collaboration with EN MASSE

 I recently worked with the Montreal based art collective EN MASSE on this collaborative mural located on NW 24th St. in the Wynwood district of Miami. 

More info and process photos available here:
http://www.safewalls.org/news/safewalls-x-en-masse-x-primary-flight/

Monday, November 28, 2011

Basel Castle Miami

I just finished this painting for the gallery exhibit at this year's Basel Castle in Miami curated by TOTT Global.
Backfire
oil on wood
12 x 24 inches

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Israeli Doorways

Whenever I travel I'm always on the lookout for beautiful and interesting patterns and ornamentation to use in my paintings.  Israel did not disappoint.   Some of the most amazing examples were the doorways in Jerusalem and Jaffa.  I'm really looking foward to incorporating some of this into my next body of work.





Saturday, October 22, 2011

13th Hour at Last Rites

I just finished this painting for the 13th Hour group show at Last Rites Gallery in NYC.  Come to the opening next Friday the 28th from 7 to 11pm.
Erythraean Sibyl
32 x 44 inches
oil on canvas

NEW YORK, NY (October 28th, 2011) — Last Rites Gallery opens it’s fourth annual The 13th Hour group exhibit, celebrating the spirit of the Halloween season. In it’s annual exhibit, Last Rites sets out to present a broad-spectrum representation of Dark Surrealism.  Held during Halloween weekend, the show is the gallery’s largest group exhibit, and features renowned artists from around the globe- working in an array of mediums including painting, photography, and sculpture. From gothic elegance to finely crafted grotesquery, the beauty within the darkness is embraced and brought into the spotlight.
Artists Include: Shawn Barber, Nick Baxter, Matthew Bone, Paul Booth, Colin Christian, Sas Christian, Jason D’aquino, Pedro De Kastro, Tom Gabriel Fischer, HR Giger, Fred Harper, Naoto Hattori, Michael Hussar, Joka, Sarah Joncas, Aunia Kahn, Eli Livingston, Michael Mararian, Chris Mars, Annie Owens, Chris Peters, Anthony Pontius, Dan Quintana, Matt Rota, Paul Rumsey, Beau Stanton, David Stoupakis, Jasmine Worth, and more.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Wes Anderson Tribute Show at Spoke Art

My Crayon Ponyfish for Spoke Art's 2nd Annual Bad Dads: A Tribute to the films of Wes Anderson.
Crayon Ponyfish
8 x 12 inches
oil on wood

Spoke Art is proud to present the second annual Bad Dads art show tribute to the films of Wes Anderson. The exhibit opens on Halloween Eve at our San Francisco gallery space and will feature some of the best contemporary artists reinterpreting their favorite characters, scenes and films.

The opening will take place on Sunday, October 30th from 6PM to 11PM and will be free and open to the public.
Spoke Art
816 Sutter St.
San Francisco, CA 94109
http://spoke-art.com/

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Sanguine Machine Solo Exhibition

Tonight is the opening of my first solo exhibition at Gallery Hijinks in San Francisco. More info below.


September 3rd to September 24th, 2011
Opening: September 3rd 2011, 6-10pm

Gallery Hijinks
is proud to present Sanguine Machine: Antediluvian Artifacts from Futures Past, a solo exhibition by Beau Stanton. This collection of oil paintings is heavily influenced by the relationship between destruction and creation, the end of a cycle, and the beauty that can be found in its degradation. Please join us for the opening reception on September 3rd, 2011 from 6-10pm.

A member of the third generation of Pop Surrealism, Stanton hails from California and is influenced heavily by Realist painters Andrew Wyeth and Alphonse Mucha as well as the Aesthetic Movement of the late 19th Century. He relocated to New York after graduation in 2008, and has since been mentored by New York Pop Surrealist Ron English. He has also curated pop-up exhibitions in both New York and Los Angeles and has shown work with Ad Hoc Art, Opera New York, and Last Rites Galleries.

Excerpt of SF Weekly's 'Surrealist Art: New Work from Beau Stanton' written by Ruby Perez: "When it comes to surrealism, we can't help but moon over artists who produce such detailed and complex pieces... It's astounding what the human mind is capable of transferring onto a canvas, just take Beau Stanton's 19th century letterpress-inspired paintings." Read full article here.
For more information on the exhibition or Beau Stanton please visit galleryhijinks.com or email us at info@galleryhijinks.com.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

South Park at Comic Con San Diego

The South Park exhibit at Comic Con was insane. 




In front of my Ascension of the Kenny.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Glenview Mansion Visit

Overlooking the Hudson River and Glenwood Power Station, Glenview Mansion is an incredible example of Aesthetic Movement design and Architecture.  Begun in 1876 and completed 1877, the house has been mostly restored to reflect the period lifestyle of the John Bond Trevor family who lived at Glenview until around mid century.
Even the floor tiles where meticulously designed.

Rotating bookshelf.  Probably my favorite find at the mansion.

 Stained glass skylight above the staircase.

  

Friday, June 24, 2011

Solo show preview

New painting titled Deus Ex Machina for my upcoming solo show at Gallery Hijinks in San Francisco this September.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Bannerman's Island

I just took a visit to Bannerman's Castle; an odd structure on an island with a rich history located in the Hudson River about 90 minutes north of New York City.

Since the time of the revolution there have been only five owners of Pollepel Island, now known more familiarly as Bannerman's Island.

In November 1900, gilded age businessman and arms dealer, Francis Bannerman VI purchased the island for use as a storage facility for his growing surplus business.  His dangerous munitions stockpiles, stored in New York City warehouses, were no longer welcome in the densely populated area forcing his move to a more remote location.
This location proved dangerous as well after at least two explosions occurred on the island throughout its use.  On August 1920, 200 tons of shells and powder exploded in an ancillary structure, destroying a portion of the complex and blowing out building windows across the river in the city of Newburg.

Most of the building were devoted to the stores of army surplus but Bannerman built another castle in a smaller scale on top of the island near the main structure as a residence.
One of the only remaining turrets of the false harbor that once surrounded the island.
Bannerman's sales of military weapons to civilians declined during the early 20th century as a result of state and federal legislation. By 1950 the arsenal and island were essentially left vacant. The island and buildings were bought by New York State in 1967, after the old military merchandise had been removed, and tours of the island were given in 1968.
On August 8, 1969, fire devastated the Arsenal, and the roofs and floors were destroyed.The island was placed off-limits to the public. During the week before Sunday, December 28, 2009, parts of the castle collapsed. Officials estimate 30-40 percent of the structure's front wall and about half of the east wall collapsed.  The castle now stands as a ruin with only about half of the structure to remind us of its once glorious presence on the Island.
Today, the castle is property of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and is mostly in ruins.