Other 2007 Group Shows
2007 was a momentous year with Steve Jobs announcing the release of the first iPhone, Tesla showing off their Roadster and J. K. Rowling publishing her series finale Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. And over in the contemporary art world, Josh Agle was represented at seventeen group events. Three of the 2007 group art shows have been covered in other posts:
- Charity by Numbers. Corey Helford Gallery (Feb 10-Feb 11)
- Casino. M Modern Gallery Las Vegas. (Mar 1-Mar 30)
- Contemporary Art Fair. Estampa Gallery. (Nov-Dec)
The other fourteen group art shows and events are listed below in chronological order.
Mondo Lounge II: Atomic Frolic
The second annual Mondo Lounge event was titled Atomic Frolic and ran in 2007 from Friday 26th January to Sunday 28th January at the Aruba Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Shag and the M Modern Gallery were sponsors of this well-attended weekend of music, art, burlesque, and architecture. An advance preview of the independent movie The Sophisticated Misfit was shown on the Sunday with an after-movie panel discussion including Shag. An art show at the event included some of Josh Agle’s work. The advert, advertising card, and program from Mondo Lounge II: Atomic Frolic shown below.
Elevation was the inaugural show of the Limited Addiction Gallery in Denver, Colorado which ran from February 17th to March 31st 2007. This group show of orginal art included an acrylic paint on wooden panel painting from Josh Agle.
Tug of War
The Tug of War group art show at Hempfill Fine Arts in Northwest, Washington ran from March 3rd to the April 7th 2007. The opening reception was from 6:30pm to 8:30pm on March 3rd. The exhibition of twenty-two artists included two pieces by Josh Agle. The first was the acrylic paint on wooden panel original painting The Controller (30” by 18” image/36” by 24” framed) which sold at $10,000 USD. The second was the 2005 12-color serigraph print West Coast Jazz (24” by 22”) from the LA by Day/LA by Night exhibition which was available for $250 USD.
The Sophisticated Misfit Film Premiere
The film premiere of The Sophisticated Misfit took place on April 26th 2007 at the eighth annual Newport Beach Film Festival. Forty-one thousand people attended to watch 400 films including features, documentaries, shorts, and animations. Director Mark Chervinsky won the maverick filmmaker award at the festival for the The Sophisticated Misfit: The Art and World of Shag film.
Star Wars Celebration IV
The Vader Project featured one hundred Darth Vader helmets re-imagined by famous creators, artists, and designers from lowbrow, pop surrealism, underground street, graffiti, tattoo, rock poster, apparel, and designer vinyl genres. This iconic collection completed a four-year art odyssey before returning from its world tour in 2010 to a Freeman’s auction in Philadelphia. Josh Agle contributed Darth Tipua (a word from Māori mythology meaning ‘differing shaped demon’) to the collection, this Tiki-themed helmet was auctioned for $2,100 USD. The Star Wars Celebration IV event at the Los Angeles Convention Center in California was the first Vader Project exhibition and ran from the 24th to the 28th May 2007. The Helmet can be viewed on pages 8 and 9 of the Vader Project Auction Catalogue which can be seen online at the Freemans auction site.
Strings Of Paradise: The Ukulele and String Guitar
The Strings Of Paradise: The Ukulele and String Guitar group art show ran at the Fullerton Museum Centre in Fullerton, California from May 26th to September 9th 2007. The preview reception and Luau on Saturday, May 26th ran from 6pm to 9pm. The exhibit looked at over one hundred years of Hawaii’s musical heritage and its impact on mainland culture. A commemorative and exclusive giclée print (19” by 12”) named Strings of Paradise was released at the exhibition in a limited edition of fifty copies.
London Luau 2007 Tiki Art Show
The Tiki Art Show ran at The Old Truman Brewery in Brick Lane, London during the third annual London Luau from the 8th to the 10th June 2007. This group exhibition of over twenty artists included several prints from Josh Agle. The Tiki Art Show opened the London Luau with a reception from 5pm to 7pm on Friday 8th June. The London Luau 2007 event poster was produced by Dr. Alderete in a limited edition of one hundred prints.
944 Magazine presents The Hard Rock Show
Luxury tourist publication 944 Magazine celebrated its second anniversary at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada from Friday June 29th to Sunday July 1st. Racket Magazine presented the group art show and open bar in the Festival Hall on Friday and Saturday with 150 pieces of art including that of Josh Agle who attended the event.
King Kukulele’s Hollywood Luau
The Tiki Luau weekend ran at Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California from July 6th to 8th 2007. The LA premiere of The Sophisticated Misfit documentary ran at 7:30pm on Saturday July 7th as a double bill with Burt Lancaster’s 1954 classic His Majesty O’Keefe. Director Mark Chervinsky and Josh Agle attended a discussion between the two films.
Star Wars Celebration Europe
The second Vader Project exhibition of one hundred customized Darth Vader helmets took place at the ExCel Exhibition Center in London, England from the 13th to the 15th July 2007. Josh Agle’s Darth Tipua was included in this epic exhibition.
San Diego Comic-Con
The third Vader Project exhibition of one hundred customized Darth Vader helmets took place at the San Diego Convention Center in California from the 25th to the 29th July 2007. Josh Agle’s Darth Tipua was included in this epic exhibition.
BLAB! Show: The Devil in Design
The annual BLAB! Show in 2007 ran at the Copro Gallery in Santa Monica, California from September 8th to 29th. The opening night and artist reception took place on the 8th from 8pm to 11:30m. The show also celebrated curator Monte Beauchamp’s new book Devilish Greetings: Vintage Devil Postcards. This group art exhibition of over two dozen artists had a Devil theme with Josh Agle supplying the original acrylic paint on wood panel painting A Most Capable Relation (19” by 19”) priced at $9,500 USD.
Mid-Century Modern Show
In 2007, Outré Gallery in Australia held the Mid-Century Modern Show in Melbourne from August 10th to September 2nd, and in Sydney from August 17th to September 2nd. This contemporary art group show was themed on “the crisp, space-age look of mid-twentieth century Western hi-style”. The group art show arranged a special cocktail party at the Rose Seidler House on Saturday 18th, for which 70 tickets were available at $35 AUD. Josh Agle contributed two original paintings and one limited-edition serigraph print to the exhibition.
The original acrylic and vinyl paint on wood panel painting Welcome to Your New Lifestyle measured 33.5” by 14.5” and sold during the show. The painting was a realization of a classic photograph of a 1955 display home by Australian architect Neil Clerehan.
The second Josh Agle painting was the original acrylic and vinyl paint on wood panel Marion’s Best Room Ever which measured 35” by 16” and sold during the show.
Josh Agle also provided Space Totem, a 2006 five-color limited-edition serigraph print, for the Mid-Century Modern Show. This is still Shag’s only abstract print and measures 8” by 25” (image: 6” by 22”). The print was created in a hand signed and numbered (no CoA), limited-edition of 195 pieces, and cost $85 US ($135 AUD). The print does appear in the background of several other agile paintings.
Rome Is Burning
The Rome Is Burning exhibition ran at the Haas Fine Arts Centre in Eau Claire, Wisconsin from November 8th to December 2nd 2007 with the opening reception from 7:30pm to 9pm on the 8th. OX-OP curated the show at the Ruth Foster Art Gallery in the HaaS Fine Arts Centre at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Josh Agle contributed the original acrylic paint on wood panel painting Snipe Hunt which sold for $15,000 USD.