4th Annual Fifty Dolla Holla-day Show!!!

10 12 2014

 

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Tired of buying the same last minute boring gift cards for the holidays for your friends and family? Hate wrestling your way through crowds and malls only to end up frustrated and empty handed? Want to stick it to the man by not shopping corporate this year, but the idea of buying local art seems too expensive and out of reach? Think again! Stop in to Breakneck Gallery for the “4thAnnual Fifty Dolla Holla-Day Show” Saturday December 13th from 6-10 pm.
There will be tons of great art by top and emerging local artists and all for $50!  Need even more of an incentive? We will be offering free gift wrap on all purchases.
As if that wasn’t good enough, we are also part of “M.A.D.’s Merry Makers: A Handmade Holiday Happening” on Friday December 12th from 6pm-10pm and Saturday the 13th from 10am-4pm. It’s the Madison Arts District’s very own one stop pop-up shop for all of your gift giving needs! Between the vendors, galleries, and the option to create your own goodies, you are bound to find something unique for everyone on your list(and it is a great opportunity for a sneak peek at the $50 show!)!!

The usual snacks and goodies will be served at all events.
Holiday Shopping doesn’t get any better or easier than this, so come out and support all your local artists and crafters this holiday season!!

There will be a 21+ after party held the 13th at the Spitfire Saloon 1539 W.117th St





December Events At Breakneck

30 11 2014

 

We have a lot of exciting Events at Breakneck Gallery this Holiday Season Starting this Friday December 5th with “Nuts, Bolts, and the 90’s!” A solo art show featuring over 100 individually hand sculpted 90’s pop culture inspired robot figurines by the artist Sleepy Robot 13!

 

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The next night (Saturday December 6th)we have another one night only event filled with art all about everyone’s favorite Christmas demon- the Krampus! We will even be visited by them courtesy of Krampus of cleveland!

 

 

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The next weekend we will have our 2 day holiday vendor event, and this year we are making it even bigger by teaming up with the Good Goat Gallery and Over the Moon Ceramics Studio! Friday the 12th from 6-10 and Saturday the 13th  from 10am-4pm come join us for M.A.D.’s Merry Makers: A Handmade Holiday Happening! Both galleries will have their usual goodies as well as a bunch of local art and artisan vendors. Feel like giving an even more unique gift? Pop into Over the Moon and create your own ceramics gifts for that special someone! During this event will be a sneak peek of the 4th Annual $5o Holla-day Show at Breakneck. (Saturday December 13th) More about that event next post!MMMHHH





The Rock Show II

1 11 2014

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Artists and musicians should go together like PB&J, but don’t always seem to find each other. The idea behind “The Rock Show” at Breakneck Gallery was to bring the two worlds together in the local cleveland scene. After how well it worked out last year, we decided to to it again. For the Rock Show II a large group of local artists were assigned a local band by random lottery and asked to create an 11×14 “flyer style” poster for that band. The show hopes to serve as not just an interesting art show, but also as a mixer of sorts for local artists and bands to meet each other and possibly make connections for the future. Also Stosh from the Spitfire Saloon will be displaying and selling digital copies of his amazing Cleveland flyer collection with proceeds going to suicide prevention in Ohio. Ken Blaze will also have a display of some of his photographs from the infamous Speak in Tongues and his book of the photographs “Escaped to the Future” for sale.


The opening reception will be held Saturday November 8th from 6-10pm with food, drinks, music, and of course ART!
There will be a 21+ After party at the Spitfire Saloon 1539 W.117th





Creeps, Critters and Creaks in the Night

30 09 2014

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It recently came to our attention that somehow even though this is our 4th Halloween at Breakneck Gallery(which is our favorite holiday) we haven’t had a proper spooky Halloween style show in October…till now. Join us Saturday October 11th from 6-10 pm for “Creeps, Critters, and Creaks in the Night”. The show consists of artwork based on all the spooky things that run through your mind when you hear things go bump in the night. Monsters, villains, ghosts, critters, creepy crawlies, and even just the darkness itself serves as the inspiration for our 20+ artists. Come get in the Halloween spirit with us and see what frighteningly good art they came up with! Scared that you can’t make it to the opening night? Don’t lose your head, the show runs till November 1st.

21+ after party at the Spitfire Saloon 1539 W. 117th St. Cleveland





Fame Shame Blame Game

26 08 2014

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Comic book artist (Gary Dumm) and Pop art painter (Laura Dumm) have spent the past year creating 9 paintings (at least 36” square). Each work is a synergetic depiction of their rather critical views of the present wacky world in which we live.

Gary says: “We’re not deconstructing Pop art, we’re ‘reconstructing’ it in the face of the Post-Modernist ethic, while adding a dash of the surreal to help spice up the visual games being played.”

Watching the news every night before dinner earlier this year, they both remarked, “That would make a great painting,” or “We could bring that issue to light in a colorful way,” until finally they said, “How about creating a whole show with this kind of vibe?!” So their current show, “The Fame Shame Blame Game” was born.

They both work on the same canvases, contributing together their individual best. Their process is to brainstorm ideas, then Gary begins sketching (followed by critical discussion), then he refines the drawings further (more discussion) and transfers those final drawings to canvas. He then hands that canvas off to Laura, who does the lion’s share of the painting. If Laura needs help tweaking something, Gary has been known to actually pick up a brush and add some color, but he quips, “If it were up to me the whole world would be done in glorious black & white!” (Ordinarily, due to his comic book duties, he works only in black & white.)

Working this way has changed the way they usually do things. “I have to count on Gary to have the next canvas ready for me when I finish a painting,” says Laura. “And if a problem crops up we both discuss it and come up with a solution. Two heads are definitely better than one.”

Utilizing current issues they also took board games from the 50’s-60’s like “Candy Land” and “Chutes & Ladders” and reworked them with more than a little black humor to be more reflective of today’s problems. Their updated “Chutes & Ladders” is a moralizing version (as was the original 16th century game from India) and “Candy Land” has morphed into “Drug Land.” Both paintings will be available as board games that can be played at the opening.

Another new painting, “More – Is Never Enough,” gave them an idea to entice viewers to come to the show: the first 100 people will get real cash at the door. The money will also have a little artistic “Clue” on it…another game???

This show of wild art done in tandem will run the month of September with an closing reception September 27th from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. Be there or be square!!

Laura & Gary





Toybox Cleveland

19 07 2014

toyboxcle_flyerToybox Cleveland is an art and designer toy show featuring all new original and customized toys. Made from vinyl, resin, felt, plush, clay, wood, and other media, the show is sure to have something for everyone. While the show highlights artists from Cleveland and the surrounding region, it also features work from artists all around the world. The opening reception at Breakneck Gallery on Saturday August 9th is sure to captivate and excite the avid art collector as well as kids of all ages.
Even if you cant make it to the opening the show will run through August 30th and work will be available for sale online.
For more information visit www.toyboxcleveland.com





Breakneck Gallery Presents: Cousins

21 06 2014

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