Evil Tender Presents: In Reference

 

 

In mid-2014 Evil Tender Dot Com commissioned photographer Holly Burnham and model Hattie Watson to create a series of photos, following nothing but their own whim. Those photos were given to over twenty artists to use as reference material and all of it together is ‘In Reference,‘ the first Evil Tender Presents gallery show.

This coming Friday February 20th 2015, those posters, paintings, drawings, and embroideries of over 20 artists will cover the walls of Gauntlet Gallery in San Francisco, the host space for the event.

The show will hang like a museum exhibit — model and photographer in attendance, the work they inspired on the walls. The works are largely digital prints and screenprints created by professional illustrators and designers, crafts-folk that spend their working hours putting work together for major motion pictures, bands, and brands.

As a collector myself I wanted to see these artists create works of their own outside of a licensed property, and now I have and we’re ready to share.

 

In Ref Teaser Date

 

‘In Reference,’ in brief —

The woman walks into the room. She’s watched. Observed. The man behind the canvas asks her to pose and she does. He paints. This woman becomes a huntress. She becomes Wonder Woman. The model leaves but she also stays, her image now on the canvas – her body transformed and given new purpose.

In Reference places model Hattie Watson in front of photographer Holly Burnhams camera, and together they created a series of photographs ready for a gallery wall. Those photographs were then given to a group of illustrators, printmakers, and painters to use as reference material for them to create a piece of their own – to use Hattie and Holly’s images as the beginning for something new.

In Reference explores the relationship between the artist and the subject. The visual conversation that becomes a finished work.

Artists include Jay Shaw, Sonny Day & Biddy Maroney (We Buy Your Kids), Kilian Eng, Richey Beckett, Oliver Barrett, Eric Petersen, Ryan Humphrey, Nikita Kaun, Brett Burnham, Alaina Varrone, Randy Ortiz, Ruben Ireland, Anne Benjamin, Jack Durieux, Kyle Carter, Robert Bowen, boneface, JC Richard, Marc Aspinall, Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff, Jonathan Burton, Helen Bayly

 

Evil Tender Presents: In Reference

Friday February 20, 2015

Opening Reception 7PM – 10PM

Gauntlet Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

Photographer Holly Burnham and model Hattie Watson for 'In Reference'

Photographer Holly Burnham and model Hattie Watson for ‘In Reference’

 

 

'Kimdracula' by Nikita Kaun for 'In Reference'

‘Kimdracula’ by Nikita Kaun for ‘In Reference’

 

'Epiphany' by Marc Aspinall for 'In Reference'

‘Epiphany’ by Marc Aspinall for ‘In Reference’

 

Photographer Holly Burnham and model Hattie Watson for 'In Reference'

Photographer Holly Burnham and model Hattie Watson for ‘In Reference’

 

'La Sirene' by Jonathan Burton for 'In Reference'

‘La Sirene’ by Jonathan Burton for ‘In Reference’

 

'Celestial' by Richey Beckett

‘Celestial’ by Richey Beckett

 

'Drown with the Monster' by boneface

‘Drown with the Monster’ by boneface

 

'Daughter of Invention' by Jay Shaw

‘Daughter of Invention’ by Jay Shaw

 

Photographer Holly Burnham and model Hattie Watson for 'In Reference'

Photographer Holly Burnham and model Hattie Watson for ‘In Reference’

 

'Cessation Of Movement' by Eric Petersen for 'In Reference'

‘Cessation Of Movement’ by Eric Petersen for ‘In Reference’

 

'Lady Of The Lake' by Jack Durieux for 'In Reference'

‘Lady Of The Lake’ by Jack Durieux for ‘In Reference’

 

Photographer Holly Burnham and model Hattie Watson for 'In Reference'

Photographer Holly Burnham and model Hattie Watson for ‘In Reference’

 

'Honey's Dead' by We Buy Your Kids

‘Honey’s Dead’ by We Buy Your Kids

 

'The Forest Room' by Kilian Eng for 'In Reference'

‘The Forest Room’ by Kilian Eng for ‘In Reference’

 

Anyone Seen My Keys? by Oliver Barrett

Anyone Seen My Keys? by Oliver Barrett

 

'Bramble And The Rose' by Randy Ortiz for 'In Reference'`

‘Bramble And The Rose’ by Randy Ortiz for ‘In Reference’

 

Photographer Holly Burnham and model Hattie Watson for 'In Reference'

Photographer Holly Burnham and model Hattie Watson for ‘In Reference’

 

'The Returm of the King In Yellow' by Keith P. Rein

‘The Returm of the King In Yellow’ by Keith P. Rein

 

In Reference WBYK Window Display

 

 

 

 

 

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