"The Town Where Nothing Ever Happens" Group Show at Good Neighbor Gallery
I'm in this group show in Seattle along with eight other artists.
GOOD NEIGHBOR is excited to present it's first show of 2016, curated by Seattle artist Chris Crites and entitled "The Town Where Nothing Ever Happens".
What happens in a town where nothing ever happens?
What happened in that town to make nothing ever happen there?
This show is about any small town. Perhaps you don't quite belong. You feel the eyes following you, on your back. You can sense the mystery, the history, deep in the bones of the place. The quiet is so penetrating, the solitude so complete, you can go from bliss to absolute boredom to backwoods terror in a second.
This could swing all ways—it could be an idyllic location, some utopic paradise where everything runs perfectly... Or not. This idea was proposed to a group of artists to see where we would collectively end up.
Saturday, March 19th, 2016
Closes April 24th, 2016
Open by appointment
contact 360-907-4074 or email@example.com
Good Neighbor Gallery
2609 E Ward St.
Seattle, WA 98112
Backwards Telescopes: Jed Dunkerley, Rich Lehl, Jason Puccinelli at Vermillion
I'm showing new and older paintings alongside fellow Seattle Surrealists, Jed Dunkerley and Jason Puccinelli, at Vermillion which opens Thursday, September 12th, 2013, 6-9 PM in Seattle and runs through October 5th, 2013. More info below.
Backwards Telescopes features new paintings by a trio of Seattle surrealists: Jason Puccinelli, Rich Lehl, and Jed Dunkerley.
Their work features critical, humorous, and often absurd glimpses of social realities, future possibilities, and ponderous sidetracks.
Puccinelli's work points its lens at visual cliches, interventions in the natural order of things, and bioengineering.
Dunkerley creates complex scenes of dystopic urban design and architecture.
Rich Lehl paints hyperdetailed juxtapositions of the mundane and things fantastically, and often eerily, alien.
The three last showed together in Vital 5's epic surrealist show "Sixpack" over 10 years ago but have remained collaborators and conspirators ever since.
Cattywampus at Packer Schopf Gallery
I've got a showing of new paintings opening at Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago on Thursday, May 14th. The show runs through Saturday, June 26th. In this series of paintings, I continue my exploration of the human condition. Entitled Cattywampus, to reflect the disarray and disorder of daily life, this series of works illustrates a variety of narratives dealing with, among other things, the loss of self, consumptionism, and the paranormal. Many of these images were inspired by real events.
7-inch Prints & Paintings at GEMS Sneaker Shop
Rich is, once again, showing his series of limited edition Giclée prints, entitled 7-inch Prints
& Paintings, at GEMS Sneaker Shop
in Seattle in Pioneer Square which runs from September 3rd through September 27th, 2009. The 7-inch Prints is a series of limited edition digital archival prints (aka Giclée) that are cropped to the scale and format of a 45 rpm 7-inch single record cover. They are displayed in frames, but are also available unframed and are enclosed in a plastic 7-inch protective sleeve like that of your most treasured record collection. The images throughout the series don’t necessarily follow a particular theme, but are more like individual record covers absent of text that are uncanny, surreal narratives. The "Paintings" in the show were apart of various series' produced throughout the last 5+ years.
7-inch Prints & Other Works at Wall of Sound
Rich is showing a new series of limited edition Giclée prints, entitled 7-inch Prints
& Other Works, at Wall of Sound
in Seattle which runs from June 6th through July 11th, 2008. The 7-inch Prints is a series of limited edition digital archival prints (aka Giclée) that are cropped to the scale and format of a 45 rpm 7-inch single record cover. The prints are enclosed in a plastic 7-inch protective sleeve like that of your most treasured record collection. The images throughout the series don’t necessarily follow a particular theme, but are more like individual record covers absent of text that are uncanny, surreal narratives. The “Other Works” are paintings, prints, and drawings that were apart of various series produced throughout the last 5+ years.
Personal Narratives Show at Davidson Contemporary
Rich is part of a group show entitled, "Personal Narratives," at Davidson Contemporary
in Seattle which runs from December 6th, 2007 through February 2nd, 2008.
Stealing Rich is Ready to Greet the World
Our feature film, "Stealing Rich," is now a completed project and is ready to be entered into the wide world of film festivals. You can view the "Stealing Rich" movie trailer at the Stealing Rich MySpace Page. The official "Stealing Rich" web site coming soon...
Northwest Coast Invasion Show at Packer Schopf Gallery
Rich is part of a show entitled, "Northwest Coast Invasion", at the Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago through February 17th, 2007. His new series of paintings within this show is called, "Wishing You Were Somewhere Else." The show includes works by other Northwest artists, Demi Raven (Seattle), Rebecca Raven (Seattle), Ed Wicklander (Seattle), and Eric Stotik (Portland).
Bumbershoot Fine Arts Poster 2006
Rich's painting, Backyard Boogaloo, was chosen for the 2006 Bumbershoot Fine Arts Poster. This limited edition poster will be available for purchase during Seattle's Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival on Labor Day weekend and from the Bumbershoot web site during and after the festival. This image will also be used on t-shirts which will be available for purchase at the festival.
Stealing Rich: Filming Wrapped
Rich stars in "Stealing Rich," a feature film which is currently in post-production. The film is set in the dark and twisted nether regions of the Seattle underground arts community. Written and directed by Stephen Goodlad, "Stealing Rich" co-stars Sarah Lehl, Katelyn Black, Michael Cimino, Lynne Nakamura, Rodrigo De Medeiros, Scott Bastian, Mark Arm, Scott Colburn, and Jaye D. Barr. Stay tuned...
Rich will be in a group show called, "Crime Scene," at the SOIL Art Gallery. The show is about crime, investigation, and evidence and is curated by Seattle artist and SOIL member Claire Johnson. Opening reception is, First Thursday, November 3rd, 6:00 - 9:30pm and runs November 3rd - 27th, 2005.