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Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery

Gretchen Ryan
May 15 - August 22, 2010
Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery
Queen's Road, Bristol BS8 1RL
0117 922 3571

Free entry, open daily 10am-5pm

Corey Helford Gallery, LA and Bristol's City Museum & Art Gallery present Art From The New World– a big brash exhibition of the new American art scene.

The exhibition features a collection of 49 new works by a diverse range of some of the finest emerging and noted living US urban and new Contemporary artists, spanning the artistic spectrum from pop surreal to neo-figurative to street.

Virtually all of the works have been specifically created for the show and will infiltrate not only the exhibition gallery, but most of the ground floor of the museum. Highlights include:

• A fifteen-foot tall "ice cream cone" balloon sculpture created by, and topped with the characters of well-known street artist Buff Monster (who is featured in Banksy's new film, Exit Through the Gift Shop). The artist will also be on-site creating a "live painting" of murals on select museum walls during the days immediately leading up to the exhibition.

• On opening day, paintings by world-renowned artist Gary Baseman will come to life as a special collection of his costumed characters makes a rare appearance to interact with museum guests.

• The Todd Schorr painting "An Ape Allegory", featured in San Jose Museum's Todd Schorr retrospective and on loan from the Corey Helford private collection will be on display in the front hall

• Artist Mike Stilkey will transform a wall of 2,000 books into a ten-foot "canvas" for his work. The unique sculptural installation will greet visitors as they enter the museum.

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