We are excited to have Warholian's Michael Cuffe return to the gallery for the third year to bring together a large collection of talented artists from all over the world. This year, the theme is "Storybook", bringing together over 65 artists from a range of styles and mediums to interpret beloved childhood narratives in their own unique styles. Iconic books such as The Cat in The Hat, The Velveteen Rabbit, Charlotte’s Web, and many more have been fantastically recreated with creative approaches and from adult perspectives.
Warholian was founded in 2010 by photojournalist Michael Cuffe (aka Warholian) and has since become one of the foremost sites covering the world of contemporary art and culture. When the documagazine was launched, there was no plan, no objective, just a passion to document the world of contemporary art, and the artists behind their work. Cuffe spent countless hours (and still does) driving from gallery to gallery, meeting artists in their studio, all in an effort to document, capture, and share what was happening in the contemporary art (and street art) scene. Soon others wanted to help and joined the team, hailing from New York, Los Angeles, Europe, and beyond. ALL have worked without pay, just a passion for sharing paintings, sculptures, installations, and other artsy things with our internet community. Over time we’ve connected with artists around the world, and it’s truly been an amazing experience. Our goal is to provide quality press for the arts community, with a drive to inspire and inform the general public about the world of art that surrounds them.
ME: In general, what is your goal in curating art exhibitions?
MC: I want every show to be a fun experience for both the artists involved, and visitors to the gallery as well. With some structure, artists can really achieve amazing feats when they work towards a common goal. I’m just the facilitator. I see a group exhibition as one overall art piece, and there has to be structure when dealing with a large talent pool of creatives. Overall though, it’s always a fun process… and that is the goal. It’s all about the joy of the journey.
ME: You are the founder and editor of Warholian as well as an accomplished photographer and artist. How did you initially get started in your art career?
The opening reception for “Storybook” will be held at Modern Eden Gallery on Saturday, April 25 from 6 –10 pm. Exhibition Curator, Michael Cuffe and select participating artists will be in attendance at the reception. The exhibition will be on display through May 9, 2015 and is free and open to the public.
For details and updates visit: www.moderneden.com/pages/storybook