Saturday, December 10, 2011

Its Time to Play the Music...

I'm so happy to be able to show you all my contribution to "The Lovers, the Dreamers, and Me", the Jim Henson Tribute show that opens tonight at Gallery Nucleus. My piece is titled "Its Time to Light the Lights", and I thought it would be fun to show Bunson and Beaker getting into some trouble. Poor Beaker never seems to benefit from Bunson's experiments.

Here is some more information about the show:

Jim Henson's accomplishments have left a widespread and enduring impression on generations of admirers since his first endeavors in the late 1950s. From his iconic and colorful cast on Sesame Street to the groundbreaking fantasy Dark Crystal, Henson's imagination and ingenuity have ignited a path that many others have since followed.

Timed with the release of Disney's The Muppets motion picture and news on a forthcoming Henson biopic, Nucleus has invited more than 30 artists to pay homage to this universally beloved visionary whose inspiring concepts and characters have impacted our culture in a monumental way. The collection will showcase a variety of mediums from a roster of professionals who are also genuine fans.

Opening Night Highlights:

• Hourly Raffle Prizes
• Meet exhibiting artists
• Live Holiday & Henson Tunes by Kwortet
• Complimentary cupcakes by Chwa Cupcakery
• Complimentary refreshments
• Celebrate the season with fellow art lovers
• Shop unique gifts for those on your gift list

Exhibiting Artists Include:
*Artists attending reception

Alberto Cerriteno
Anna Chambers
Becky Dreistadt
Brittney Lee
Cat Rabbit
Chuck Groenink
Colin Jack
Felt Mistress
Graham Annable
Helen Musselwhite
*Ian Abando
Isobel Knowles
Israel Sanchez
Jackie Huang
*Jared Andrew Schorr
Jeni Yang
*Julia Sonmi
Lorelay Bové
Lorena Alvarez
Mark Facey
Meg Hunt
*Michelle Thies
*Mike Mitchell
*Mike Peraza

Olivier Tossan
Scott C
Sean Chao
Sebastien Mesnard
Wool Buddy
Xavier Collette

I will be there tonight as well, so come on down if you can! I hope to see you there!


Aini said...

That looks simply stunning... you are a genius!

Matthew said...

I always love how controlled your technique is. It would be very easy to lose focus on the composition and get lost in the technique of papercutting. Nice balance! I love the typography!

James C Trujillo said...

Damn, I Love your work, with a capital 'L'

Avner Geller said...

absolutely beautiful!!

Mathieu Beaulieu said...

That's awesome.
Nice lettering! It really looks illuminated.

Carrie Liao said...

This looks absolutely beautiful! :D Awesome tribute piece

Gillibean said...

Beautiful like always Brittney! All the best with the show. Have a cupcake for me!

Maël Gourmelen said...

Brilliant Brittney ! Color paper really do belong to you !

JennySRP said...

Nice! Super awesome!

Clancy said...

Love your stuff so much Brittney, and like others said, your technique. Would love to see a brief video on the technique.

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Jeffrey Steenbergen said...

The colors/shapes and composition are unique, timeless, and so cheerful.

A big inspiration for me!

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katieshafer said...

Splendid! Your artwork always brings a smile to my face and who doesn't love that wacky muppet duo?

Ty Carter said...

ohh! Awesome!

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Adri said...

I'm going to the exhibit tonight with some best friends. So excited to see a piece from you IRL. haha


a beautiful piece, Brittney. Would have loved to be a part of this show at nucleus!

genie espinosa said...

how can you possibly do such an amazing work! i love it! looks really great!! So sad this is so faraway for me! hope someday i can see any of your works in "real life" :-)

paperlovescissors said...

Your papercuts are amazing :) i adore each and one of them!!!

Tony Mitchell said...

beautiful work!

Katie McDee said...

So inspiring! Love your work.

Kenji Ono said...

How charming! <3

itsakoolife said...

I happened upon your blog as a link from someone else's and I am in LOVE!!! Your work is exquisite!

Little Jackrabbits said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this. You r amazing. I would never have the patience to do this sort of work. Its so great!
Ps. The Muppets Rocks!

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Vince Vassallo said...

Amazing piece!!...poor Beaker lol

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Grace Cooke said...

This is really awesome!! Beautiful artwork Brittney! What a great tribute to Jim Henson:O)

Cindy D. said...

I have been a big fan of your etsy shop for ages but just stumbled onto your blog. I do hope you'll update it more (but I totally understand the limits of the time-space continuum).

What a terrific honor to do a tribute for Jim Henson and the muppets. He was just the most wonderful of men, kind and creative and full of life. Your tribute piece is really great. Lovely job!

Erminia Pedata said...

I really love all you paper scupltures, Brittney! Thank you for posting this wonderful stuff you make! I just wanted to tell you that I also mentioned you in a post in my blog . It is for the Versatile Blogger Award: yours is within the 15 blogs I follow most. Hope you'll have a look at it.
Keep on posting great art! :D

Pablo CorBalan said...

Brittney Lee i really love you !!!you are amazing !i like the all of yous ilustrations.My name is Pablo Corbalan and i live in Argentina !my blog is "The art of Pablo CorBalan"

Laurin said...

So brilliant! You are such a master at this art form now!

elizabeth said...

This is so amazingly awesome. I have no words.

bhashkar_euvatrefund said...

Thanks for sharing! I love that you always show your process work.

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