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Wednesday
Nov142012

"THE BOY WHO DREAMS" A FILM by JOHN MICHAEL GILL

Monday
Nov122012

IMPERIAL BEDROOMS

Really dug this Book. I was a big fan of Less Than Zero (Book) and was really happy with this. I love Bret Easton Ellis's portrayal of the rich, spoiled, Los Angeles soaked self absorbed culture that lacks any empathy. I felt Less Than Zero predicted the mentality of today so well. 

Friday
Nov092012

COPRO NASON BOOK

Found this book that came out a few years back featuring a collaboration with Greg Craola Simkins . So many talented artists in this book, I am really honored to be in it. Copro Nason Gallery. — with Greg Craola SimkinsJohn Michael Gill Artist Page and Greg Escalante.


Thursday
Nov082012

Ladder

 

Thursday
Nov082012

SOME NEW PRINTS ADDED TO THE STORE

A few hand manipulated Giclees were added to the STORE

Monday
Nov052012

GUEST CONTRIBUTOR TO THE LEGACY PROJECT

I wrote this piece here about the beach I grew up around and how much it gave me.

Wednesday
Oct242012

A VIDEO I CREATED

Who By Fire from john michael gill on Vimeo.

 

Originally written by Leonard Cohen Performed here Beautifully by Buck 65 and Jenn Grant off the Record 20 Odd Years Volume One album, by Buck 65.

Unofficial Video by John Michael Gill. Http://www.Johnmichaelgill.com Video was filmed in Seattle in 2012.

John Michael Gill is only the owner of the visuals of this video.

Wednesday
Oct242012

FIRST SEATTLE SHOW

"Monster Apocalypse Halloween Art Show!" 
The Hive Gallery and Studios Meets the Seattle Alternative Art Scene!
October 26th, 2012
Featured Artists: Joe Nix and Crystal Barbre
Curated by: Seattle Curators Zachary Sofia and Xavier Lopez Jr. / Hive Curator: Nathan Cartwright.
7pm - Midnight at the Piranha Shop - 1022 1st Ave. S. WA 98134

Performances by:
HD Fusion Band, Jaded Mary, Shit Machine, Wreckless Freeks and The Break Up!

Artists include:
Kyle Abernethy, Alex Achaval, Peter Adamyan, Deanna Dolph Adona, Carlos Aguilar, Michelle Anderst, , Anita Arora, Kree Arvanitas, Erin Asmussen, Brandon "Narboo" Baker, Crystal Barbre, Bloodengel, Dave “Starheadboy” Bloomfield, Greg Boudreau, Nathan Cartwright, Damon Conklin, Larkin Cypher, Kassandra Davis, Jenny Dayton, Patrick Duffy De Armas, Don De Leva, Braden Duncan, EGO, Yvette Endrijautzki, Don Farrell, Ian Douglass Ferger, Lisa Mei Ling Fong, Georgetta Gancarz, John Michael Gill, Hillary Gore, Jeremy Gregory, Patrick Haemmerlein, Walt Hall, Annette Hassell, Levi Hastings, Karen Kang, Chi Kei Ho, Yoko D' Holbachie, Jack Howe, George Jennings, Jixx, KSERA, Matthew Lewis, George Long, Xavier Lopez Jr., Hestin Lostwood, Michael Leone, Paul Mckercher, Andrew Miller, Aaron Milligan-Green, Patrick Mizumoto, Roxy Morataya, Joe Nix, I. NIEMAND, Naomi Nowak, Daisuke Okamoto, Richard Olmsted, Christopher J. Olson, Javier S. Ortega, Justin Orvold, Augie Pagan, Jethaniel Peterka, H. Lee Porter, Mark Posey, Ave Rose, Ripley, Roz, Alexandria Sandlin, Mat Savage, Debra Scott, Sensei 23, Liz Sheets, Chris Sheridan, Erik Siador, Jamie Stone, Jason Soles, Siolo Thompson, 13fngrs, John Tingley, Tracy Tomko, Maritza Torres, Marc Tweed, Corey.Urlacher, Joe Vollan, Mark Walker, Hera Wan, Bryan K Ward, Ryan "Henry" Ward, Brian white, Charles Wince, Solace Wonder, Terri Woodward. Chet Zar
Selected Artists will consent to be juried by representatives of the following galleries:
Blindfold Gallery, LTD., Tasty and True Love!


Exhibition generously sponsored by:
United Reprographics and Utrecht
Show runs through November 11th.
The Hive Gallery of Los Angeles joins forces with the finest alternative artists in Seattle at the Piranha Shop in Pioneer Square. Curators Nathan Cartwright (Hive Gallery and Studios, Hive curator), Xavier Lopez Jr.(Echo Echo Gallery, Post Intelligencer Alternative Art Blog, Seattle curator) and Zachary Sofia (Hive Contact, Rock the Terminal, Seattle curator, Independent artist agent) invite you to join them and the best West Coast artists as we celebrate the Halloween season with music, art and beverages!

Wednesday
Sep122012

Going Inside

Monday
Sep102012

Some New Ceramics in The Artwork Section

More HERE

Wednesday
Sep052012

A New Project I'm Starting

Saturday
Aug182012

My Special Place

This life that is chipping away at my happiness

This life that I am at war with

The constant battle has me exhausted

I am totally alone, and tired

My greatest joy is seeing the world through my sons eyes

He is the great observer of the simple things I tend to forget about

Today I found a place that is my own

A place I have never taken for granted and respect fully

The great wilderness

The ocean.

I paddled out, WAY OUT and there was no more tension. No more conflict. I was at its mercy and it allowed me to float within its vast secrets. This is my happy place, my special place. If the ocean wanted to swallow me I would welcome it. No fighting it, I would just let it calmly do so. This is the best sedative.

Born and raised in Torrance California there was always one place I could go for peace. I could drive to the cliffs of Palos Verdes and look out on the vast wilderness of the Pacific. There were many days when I found myself feeling shattered or confused. I would be completely frightened or angry because I simply did not know how to put myself back together. Whatever was not going right, or whatever problem I had, the ocean would answer me. If I was broken, the ocean would put me back together with a simple, silent whisper.

I could stand where land meets sea simply looking out at the horizon and feel this sense of calm. I could think about how small I really am and gain a proper perspective on my place in this life. Images of my life would dance in my minds eye. Images of my Father and me walking along the shore when I was small and he seemed so big. The sense of his involvement in my relationship with nature overcomes me and I am thankful. Thankful for that stretch of ocean, which was almost a textbook to my love and appreciation for nature and my part in it. My relationship with my special place is a form of my relationship with my Father who is as calming a presence as any other in my life.

Overtime I learned how to become part of the ocean by participating in it’s awesome power. When there were no waves I would paddle far out and just float. Being out in the ocean keeps me in touch with my youth. Maybe that stretch of beach is my memories personal time capsule?

As time goes by what I know for a fact is the ocean off of Torrance and Palos Verdes became my church and taught me to remain humble for there are things much larger and intensely more beautiful then we can comprehend.

Wednesday
Aug152012

Stuff From My Sketchbook

Monday
Aug062012

Doodle Face

Thursday
Aug022012

Must Have Tools

I have some kind of O.C.D. thing going on with recording/documenting everything. Here are the Contents of my bag.

1. Moleskin Journal

2. Various other sketch pads with different kinds of paper.

3. Various Pens and Markers.

4. Tape

5. Mini Digital Video Camera

6. Pocket size Moleskin (Never Leave Home Without it....)

7. iPhone Camera, Still and Video, as well as Voice Recorder.

Wednesday
Jul252012

Gill Merchandise

Some new merchandise from Society6. Prints, iPhone cases, shirts, hoodies and much more. 

http://society6.com/JohnMichaelGill/Chemistry-0Au_Print

Tuesday
Jul242012

Venus

Tuesday
Jul242012

Chemistry

Thursday
Jul122012

Sketchbook

Doodle.

Thursday
Jun212012

THE FOOL ON THE HILL

I cant tell you how much I identify with this song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tg1k_G6fRpQ

Day after day alone on the hill
The man with the foolish grin is keeping perfectly still
But nobody wants to know him
They can see that he's just a fool
And he never gives an answer
But the fool on the hill
Sees the sun going down
And the eyes in his head
See the world spinning around
Well on his way his head in a cloud
The man of a thousand voices talking percetly loud
But nobody ever hears him
Or the sound he appears to make
And he never seems to notice
But the fool on the hill
Sees the sun going down
And the eyes in his head
See the world spinning around
And nobody seems to like him
They can tell what he wants to do
And he never shows his feelings
But the fool on the hill
Sees the sun going down
And the eyes in his head
See the world spinning around
Round and round and round
He never listens to them
He knows that they're the fools
The don't like him
But the fool on the hill
Sees the sun going down
And the eyes in his head
See the world spinning around.

Lennon/McCartney