Summer Jam 2014

I had the great pleasure of participating in The Roast fish Cornbread Summer Jam recently. I was so excited to work with some old friends as well as some new ones. I painted 2 days before the event which allowed me to meet and paint with some truly amazing people. By the time all painting was done the building was very impressive capped off by the outside murals by Greg Craola Simkins and OG Slick. Crazy wall to say the least. The event was amazing, reconnecting with a lot of friends and amazing performances by Toys That Kill and The Shape Shifters. I can't say enough about the crew of artists that came through. Big thanks to all involved. Respect.

Flying out of Seattle.

Flying out of Seattle.

The Roast Fish Cornbread Summer Jam Art & Music Festival-
happening on July 26th at undisclosed location in Los Angeles. 
We have taken over a 2-story building and surrounding property to gather some of today's best artists together and painted it completely inside & out
Live Painting by Greg Craola Simkins
Live Performances by-
The Shapeshifter's (Awol One, Circus, LAJae, Existereo)
Toys That Kill
The Vibrometers
A Bear With A Car On Top
Soulular
List of Artists-
Greg Craola Simkins
OG Slick
Poor Al (Alan Barasch)
John Michael Gill
Asylm
Michael Kortez
Trav MSK
Miguel Paredes
Shawn Griggs
Sonny Wong
Kyle William Harper
Germ Izm
Blinky Óne
CIRCUS
John Thomas Cantu
Tiki Jay
Randy Kono
Nik Soupé
Awol One 
Cook Oner
Free Limited Edition Prints, Stickers 
Free Raffle (original painting, shirts, hats)
FREE BEER AND WINE(with valid id)
Roast Fish Cornbread / The Paintyard / Blitzkrieg Exclusive event.
"Buy the ticket, take the ride"-HST
Many Thanks to Alphonso Roberson Jr.., Scott Louie, Kathy LouieCurt Crosby and Charlie D'Agostino for helping the vision fruition...-

John Michael Gill wall.

John Michael Gill wall.

John Michael Gill Skelly.

John Michael Gill Skelly.

Sonny Wong, Shawn Griggs, Kyle William Harper, Nik Soupe, John Michael Gill.

Sonny Wong, Shawn Griggs, Kyle William Harper, Nik Soupe, John Michael Gill.

John Michael Gill and Greg Craola Simkins.

John Michael Gill and Greg Craola Simkins.

Artists in front of OG Slicks amazing piece.

Artists in front of OG Slicks amazing piece.

Craola did an amazing piece.

Craola did an amazing piece.

Shape Shifters ending the night right. Exist.

Shape Shifters ending the night right. Exist.


SOLO SHOW TONIGHT AT MONKEYHOUSE TOYS.

Monkeyhouse Toys & Art Gallery presents

JOHN MICHAEL GILL
Solo Show

Oct 3 - 18, 2009
Opening reception: Saturday, Oct 3, 5-9pm

John Michael Gill was raised in Torrance, CA. Born into an artistic family, he was highly influenced by the skateboard culture in which he grew up, espeically the music and graffiti. His immersion in this culture and voracious reading encouraged his development as a self-taught artist. He says, "Art is not something I chose, but something that chose me".

It’s great to see a folk style not derived from the foothills of Appalachia, but from the sidewalks of Southern California. Gill’s work pierces straight to the heart with strong religious iconography and archaic mark making. He dabbles in all mediums, ranging from mixed media to ceramics, oils and acrylics. His work is a statement on the current condition of mankind and the corporate cement that gags and binds us. John’s subjects are often tormented by demons and dollar signs, indicating the plight of the common artist and, of course, the common man. His canvases collide with chaotic representations of crudely drawn houses with white picket fences, TVs, skeletons and gleaming kings’ crowns, indicating the over-saturation of the "idea" of the American Dream gone wild.
- from interview with Nathan Cartwright for The Citizen LA.

Monkeyhouse Toys & Art Gallery
1618 1/2 Silver Lake Bl.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
323-662-3437
monkeyhousetoys.com
johnmichaelgill.com