¡ORALE! Kings and Queens of Cool Opening September 20, 2014

The Harwood Museum of Art , Saturday, September 20, 2014 - Sunday, January 25, 2015

The Harwood Museum of Art presents ¡Orale! The Kings and Queens of Cool

Featuring art by Dennis Larkins, David Singer, Alton Kelley, Lee Conklin, Stanley Mouse, Wes Wilson, & Winston Smith

This fall the Harwood Museum of Art will present four exhibitions, united by the theme ¡Orale! The Kings and Queens of Cool, exploring the art movement now referred to as Post-Pop or Lowbrow that grew out of West Coast surfer, car and street culture. In addition to exploring the West Coast roots of this genre, ¡Orale! The Kings and Queens of Cool will showcase the contemporary expressions of Hispano, Lowrider and street culture in Northern New Mexico. Each of Harwood Museum of Art’s changing exhibition galleries will focus on a different aspect of this genre.

  • Pinstripe Madera: Pinstriping as Minimalism, exhibited in the Caroline Lee and Bob Ellis Gallery, will feature skateboard decks pinstriped by nationally selected artists including Mickey Hortons, “Bugs” Efrain Gonzales, Dave “Letterfly” Knoderer, Zach “ZROD” Rodriguez, Luke “Lucas” Martinez, “Low Low” Arthur Medina, Ron Hernandez, Albert Neri, Jonathan Mercado, David Anthony Garcia (“D.A. Garcia”), Joseph Gonsowski (“Pollock Joe”), Rody Kuschnereit, Herb Martinez (“The Line Dr.”), Kerry Buckley, Anamaria Medina, Victor Martinez, Mr. Rhythm, Dio Dominguez and Alex Juarez.
  • Nuevo Lowbrow: Pop Culture in the West, presented in the Peter and Madeleine Martin Gallery, will feature, side by side for the first time, over 100 of the finest celebrated artists of the Post-Pop Generation and their New Mexico counterparts! Exhibiting artists will include Bob Dob, Joel Nakamura, Gary Baseman, Douglas Johnson, Laurie Lipton, Ryan Singer, KRK Ryden, Tim Prythero, Joe Coleman, Max Lehman, Isabel Samaras, Conrad Cooper, Carrie Ann Baade, Toby Morfin, Rik Allen, Brandon Maldonado, Tim Biskip, El Moises, Ana Bagayan, Greg Moon and many, many more! Also exhibited in New Mexico for the first time will be a selection of original art by pioneering Rock and Underground Comix artists from the late 60’s and early 70’s including the work of R. Crumb. Rick Griffin, Gilbert Shelton, Wes Wilson, Alton Kelley and Stanley Mouse and much more!

Jina Brenneman, Curator of Exhibitions at the Harwood Museum of Art, states “Not surprisingly, the outlaw, seemingly expatriate state of New Mexico is a breeding ground for the ‘outsider’, the ‘unruly citizen’, the ‘underground artist’. The descriptions for these archetypes relate very directly to Post-Pop influences and Lowbrow subject matter. Cars, pin-ups, punk, rock and roll, comics, tattoo, prison art, graffiti, pulp, surfer, airbrushed – anything from the streets and of the people, art that embodies technical craftsmanship blended with fantastical imagery and visually dynamic narratives.”

Brenneman continues, “When we trace the lineage of these new expressions, we have seen cultural influences as widespread as Kustom Kar Kulture, Surfing and Street Art, Underground Comix and Rock Art to Tattoo and Saturday Morning Cartoons! Add to these populist forms the powerful influence of Pop Art and Surrealism, a renewed interest in narrative content (story telling) and a new aesthetic begins to emerge. Possibly the most compelling aspect of all of this has been how seemingly disparate parallel paths, bending to the subtle arc of history, have coalesced in this time and place where past, present and future converge! Kings and Queens of Cool!

Brenneman teamed up with artist Dennis Larkins and co-curators Esteban Bojorquez, Greg Moon, Toby Morfin and El Moises to create ¡Orale! The Kings and Queens of Cool. The exhibition will be accompanied by a 100-page full-color catalogue, designed by Esteban and Karen Bojorquez, documenting the artists in the exhibition.

We had a chance to catch up with Dennis Larkins who informed us that in addition, the show will include a small special exhibit of original vintage Rock Poster art, loaned by the Haight Street Art Center, including work from the late 60’s through the 70’s by Kelley and Mouse, Wes Wilson, David Singer, Lee Conklin, Rick Griffin and Victor Moscoso. As an added, and related, bonus there will also be a small group of original works by Underground Comics artists from the same period, loaned by Jacaeber Kastor, including R. Crumb, Gilbert Shelton, Spain Rodriguez, Rick Griffin, S. Clay Wilson and Robert Williams.

Exhibition Opening Events

Director’s Circles & VIP Preview Reception – Thursday, September 18, 5pm – 7pm
Alliance Members’ Opening Reception – Friday, September 19, 5pm – 7pm
Free Museum Admission – Saturday, September 20, 10am – 5pm

Drive In Night / Street Party with Car show, Live music, & Artist talk
Harwood Museum of Art & Ledoux Street Businesses – Saturday, September 20, 4 pm – 8 pm

Open Monday through Saturday: 10am – 5pm / Sunday: Noon – 5pm
Closed Monday November through March

Directions

The Harwood Museum of Art 238 Ledoux Street Taos, NM

Moonalice Grand Slam Poster Release

Grand Slam Poster Release

According to Moonalice legend, we’ve hit one out of the park with this poster release. Select your favorites from this all-star line-up of veterans and rookies. We’ve loaded the bases. Now it’s your job to get ‘em home!

Veterans

2/13/08 Moonalice poster by Chuck SperryFebruary 13, 2008
20th Century Theater, Cincinnati, OH
Moonalice poster by Chuck Sperry

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M44

 

 

420,000 Downloads Moonalice poster by Chris ShawJuly 1, 2010
Gold Award for 420,000 Downloads
Moonalice poster by Chris Shaw

legend

 

M295

 

 

3/11/11 Moonalice poster by Alexandra FischerMarch 11, 2011
Wow Hall, Eugene, OR
Moonalice poster by Alexandra Fischer

legend

 

M344

 

7/17/11 Moonalice poster by Chris ShawJuly 17, 2011
Summer Concert Series, Willits, CA
Poster by Chris Shaw

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M392

 

 

7/23/11 Moonalice poster by Chris ShawJuly 23, 2011
Twilight Concert Series, Palo Alto, CA
Moonalice poster by Chris Shaw

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M395

 

5/16/12 Moonalice poster by John MavroudisMay 16, 2012
Union Square Live, San Francisco, CA
Moonalice poster by John Mavroudis

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M475

 

 

8/1/12 Moonalice poster by Chris ShawAugust 1, 2012
Jerry Garcia’s 70th Birthday Celebration
AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA
Moonalice poster by Chris Shaw

legend

 

M504

 

 

8/5/13 Moonalice (Small) poster by Chris ShawAugust 5, 2013
Grateful Dead Tribute Night
AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA
Moonalice poster by Chris Shaw

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M624

 

Rookies

M714 › 6/11/14 Union Square Live, San Francisco, CAJune 11, 2014
Union Square Live, San Francisco, CA
Moonalice poster by Alexandra Fischer

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M714

 

 

M712 › 6/06/14 Soda Rock Winery, Healdsburg, CAJune 6, 2014
Soda Rock Winery, Healdsburg, CA
Moonalice poster by Carolyn Ferris

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M712

 

 

M713 › 6/07/14 Zodiac's, Petaluma, CAJune 7, 2014
Zodiac’s, Petaluma, CA
Moonalice poster by David Singer

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M713

 

 

M715 › 6/13/14 Humboldt Brews, Arcata, CAJune 13, 2014
Humboldt Brews, Arcata, CA
Moonalice poster by John Seabury

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M715

 

 

M716 › 6/14/14 Ashkenaz Community Center, Berkeley, CAJune 14, 2014
Ashkenaz Community Center, Berkeley, CA
Moonalice poster by Chris Shaw

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M716

 

 

M717 › 6/21/14 4 Peaks Music Festival, Bend, ORJune 21, 2014
4 Peaks Music Festival, Bend, OR
Moonalice poster by Ron Donovan

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M717

 

 

M718 › 6/22/14 Wilsonville Old Church & Pub, Wilsonville, ORJune 22, 2014
Wilsonville Old Church & Pub, Wilsonville, OR
Moonalice poster by Wes Wilson

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M718

 

 

M719 › 6/29/14 Trout Farm Inn, Felton, CAJune 29, 2014
Trout Farm Inn, Felton, CA
Moonalice poster by Lauren Yurkovich

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M719

 

 

M720 › 7/02/14 Truckee Regional Park Amphitheater, Truckee, CAJuly 2, 2014
Truckee Regional Park Amphitheater, Truckee, CA
Moonalice poster by Dennis Loren

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M720

 

 

M721 › 7/04/14 USS Hornet, Alameda, CAJuly 4, 2014
USS Hornet, Alameda, CA
Moonalice poster by Alexandra Fischer

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M721

 

 

M722 › 7/05/14 Caffe Blossom, Twain Harte, CAJuly 5, 2014
Caffe Blossom, Twain Harte, CA
Moonalice poster by Lee Conklin

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M722

 

 

M723 › 7/06/14 Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CAJuly 6, 2014
Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CA
Moonalice poster by Carolyn Ferris

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M723

 

 

M724 › 7/08/14 Delancey Street, San Francisco, CAJuly 8, 2014
Delancey Street, San Francisco, CA
Moonalice poster by Alexandra Fischer

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M724

 

M725 › 7/09/14 Union Square Live, San Francisco, CAJuly 9, 2014
Delancey Street, San Francisco, CA
Moonalice poster by David Singer

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M725

 

 

M726 › 7/19/14 NH Hempfest & Freedom Rally, Croydon, NHJuly 19, 2014
NH Hempfest & Freedom Rally, Croydon, NH
Moonalice poster by Chris Shaw

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M726

 

 

M727 › 7/25/14 Midnight Ramble at The Barn - Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock, NYJuly 25, 2014
Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock, NY
Moonalice poster by Gary Houston

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M727

 

 

M728 › 7/26/14 Jerry Jam Music Festival, Bath, NHJuly 26, 2014
Jerry Jam Music Festival, Bath, NH
Moonalice poster by Alexandra Fischer

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M728

 

 

M729 › 7/29/14 StageOne, Fairfield, CTJuly 29, 2014
StageOne, Fairfield, CT
Moonalice poster by Winston Smith

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M729

 

M730 › 7/30/14 The Cutting Room, New York, NYJuly 30, 2014
The Cutting Room, New York, NY
Moonalice poster by Stanley Mouse

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M730

 

 

M731 › 7/31/14 Infinity Hall, Norfolk, CTJuly 31, 2014
Infinity Hall, Norfolk, CT
Moonalice poster by Dave Hunter

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M731

 

 

M732 › 8/02/14 75th Anniversary of the Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum, Cooperstown, NYAugust 2, 2014
Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown, NY
Moonalice poster by Dennis Larkins

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M732

 

 

M733 › 8/02/14 75th Anniversary of the Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum, Cooperstown, NYAugust 2, 2014
Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown, NY
Moonalice poster by John Mavroudis

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M733

 

 

M734 › 8/2/14 75th Anniversary of the Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum, Cooperstown, NYAugust 2, 2014
Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown, NY
Moonalice poster by Alexandra Fischer

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M734

 

 

6-22-14 Wilsonville Old Church & Pub, Wilsonville, OR poster by Wes Wilson

M718 › 6/22/14 Wilsonville Old Church & Pub, Wilsonville, OR

June 22, 2014 Wilsonville Old Church & Pub, Wilsonville, OR
Moonalice poster by Wes Wilson

According to Moonalice legend, the Old Church here in Wilsonville was founded by Alfonso Boone, grandson of ol’ Dan’l Boone, him that “kill’t a bar when he was only three”. Yes, that Dan’l Boone. Today’s poster by the immortal Wes Wilson depicts Alfonso Boone’s daughter, Daniella Boone Moonalice. Daniella was a vegan, so she grew cannabis instead of killing bears. That made her very popular with the bears, as well as the Moonalice tribe.

Daniella’s cannabis was the best in Oregon. He secret was bear poop fertilizer. She favored “Shit In the Woods” brand fertilizer, which is no longer as widely available as it was when the Old Church was built, more than 100 years ago.

 

M718

Watch this show now at Moonalice.com.

Moonalice 420 Gathering of the Tribe 2014 Documentary

Moonalice 420 Gathering of the Tribe 2014 video

Documentary film about the Moonalice poster series at the 4/20 Annual Gathering of the Tribe April 20, 2014 @ Slim’s in San Francisco, CA. Featuring Moonalice (Roger McNamee, Pete Sears, Barry Sless, John Molo), David Nelson, and Jason Crosby & Friends, Wavy Gravy & Steve Parish.

Just released June 6 – Very limited number of 2014 4/20 “Gathering of the Tribe” Poster Set + a selection of previous individual 4/20 posters!! Get it at: http://bit.ly/moonalice-posters-merch

Featuring the poster art of Alexandra Fischer, Carolyn Ferris, Chris Shaw, Chuck Sperry, Claude Shade, Darrin Brenner, Dave Hunter, David Singer, Dennis Larkins, Dennis Loren, Gary Grimshaw, Gary Houston, George & Patricia Sargent, Grace Slick, John Mavroudis, John Seabury, Lauren Yurkovich, Lee Conklin, Prairie Prince, Ron Donovan, Stanley Mouse, Wendy Wright, Wes Wilson & Winston Smith.

Directed by Jay Blakesberg. Edited by Andrew Feigl.
Executive Producer: Roger McNamee.

Watch the full show now at Moonalice.com.