Joshua Petker – Excessive

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Name: Joshua Petker
Nickname: Petker
Sign: Gemini

Favorite:
Food = Cheese
Book = right now it is Journey to the End of the Night by F.F. Celine
Season = Winter

Q1. How many times have you been pulled over? And why?
A1.Numerous times in my teens and twenties. Speeding, out-of-date registration, suspicion of DUI. Kid stuff like that.

Q2. What animal is your spirit guide?
A2.Orca whale

Q3. What’s your vice?
A3.Excess in all forms

Q4. If you could live in a movie for a day, which movie would it be? Would you be yourself or another character?
A4. That’s a tough one. There are many forms I’d like to take in many films though I’d always be me. I recently saw Akira Kurosawa’s film ‘Dreams’. I’d love to just run through the Van Gogh part as myself.

Q5. If your art was an ice cream flavor which one would it be?
A5. Green Tea

Q6. Did you have an imaginary friend as a child?
A6. Never.

Q7. Personal Quote?
A7. All is pretty.

Q8. Do you believe in horoscopes and zodiac signs?
A8. I believe in life and I believe in death. I don’t believe in much in-between.

Q9. Do you drink coffee? If so how many cups a day?
A9. I drink about 4 cups in the morning.

Q10. Best show you have ever been too?
A10.I went to college in Olympia, Washington around 2000. I miss the local acts at local bars more than anything I’ve seen since.

When it came time for me to describe Joshua Petker’s art I was at a momentary loss of words. I love his use of color and I couldn’t find the correct word to use until now, flow. Joshua Petker allows his paint to flow in and out of itself to enhance and vibrate each individual color. The initial word I wanted to use was blend, but the colors aren’t blended. They stand a lone yet interact, like two lovers in a swimming pool flirtatiously circling one another. Filled with movement the composition is grounded and focused on his beautiful and edgy women. They are a solid presence in his pieces, fully immersed in their surrounding world yet completely detached. A silent self awareness.  

Please visit Joshua Petker’s website to see more of his work.

Nicholas Bohac – God Of All Deer

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Name:   Nicholas Bohac
Nickname:   Nik.  I keep things simple.
Sign:  Sagittarius (I had to look this up.  People have told me before, but I always forget)

Favorite:

Ice Cream:  Cookie Dough…all the way.  Trader Joe’s makes one that has their brand of Oreo cookies in it.  And it’s tops.   Also, love Polly Ann’s Ice Cream in San Francisco.
Book:   Jurassic Park.  I’ve read it so many times, and it still blows my mind how much I love that book.
Color:  Anything bright.  And cool.

Q1. What animal is your spirit guide?
A1. Antlor.  He’s the god of all deer.

Q2. If you had a parrot what would you teach it to say?
A2. Probably “You’re the best” and “Ess my Dee”

Q3. What superhero would you make your sidekick?
A3. Is George Bush a superhero?  He’s basically played the part of sidekick his entire life.

Q4. What’s the best prank you have ever pulled on someone?
A4. I don’t even know.  I used to be in a band and go on tour, and we’d play pranks on each other all the time.  That was years ago, though.  I’m constantly fucking with my wife because she has to be the most gullible person I’ve ever met.

Q5. Biggest Pet Peeve?
A5. People who only post about what television shows they’re watching on their ‘Facebook’ pages.  Or people who use the word “there” when they obviously mean “they’re” or “their”.

Q6 Favorite amusement park and ride?
A5. Rollercoaster.  Does anybody say anything else?  Have people NOT seen ‘Zombieland’?

Q7. Best vacation memory?
A7.I went to Paris six years ago and it was basically the best week of my life.

Q8. Childhood ambition?
A8. Play a show with Nirvana and to be an artist. I never got to play with Nirvana, but I played in a band for years, and that was awesome.  And I’m making art, so I’m doing good, I think.

Q9. Best compliment ever received?
A9. I receive so many great compliments from so many awesome people on a daily basis, just because of what I do with my work.  I feel lucky

Q10. What do you wish was invented?
A10. A time machine.  Oh wait, John Titor already invented that shit: http://www.johntitor.com/

Part illustration, part impressionism, part realism, part of undefinable. Nicholas Bohac’s work has the haunting sense that a society or life was once present, but it is nature that prevailed. Not afraid of color, his pieces are far from a mirror image of the world around us, but an ever adjusting rainbow spilling over onto his canvas. I have a saying, perfectly imperfect. Nicholas’s techni-color world is the perfect reflection of imperfection, and it is in imperfection we find honest beauty.

For more of Nicholas Bohac’s work please visit his website.

Hannah Stouffer – Universe of Giant Ice Cream Cones

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Name: Hannah Stouffer
Nickname: the littlest hobo
Sign: such a taurus

Favorite:
Color. black on black
Animal. my dog
Fruit. all of them juiced up with a lime

Q1. If you could go anywhere in time where would it be and why?
A1. Trannsylvania. Or that one castle where everything is made out of ice and crystal, and its always the middle of winter black as night- but only if I get to wear a polar bear, and my hair is really, really long… Remember that one scene from Willow when the giant fleshy vein monsters with no eyes are surrounding them on all sides while crossing that rock bridge thats like a million feet up and Val Kilmer comes in to sword them right through their disgusting heads?? Yeah me too. Shit. Anywhere but there… totally not there.

Q2. Do you have a phobia or irrational fear?
A2. cats, cat fur, furry cats and fur cats. gross.

Q3. Most exciting moment of your life thus far?
A3.The MOST exciting?? Thats impossible. Sometimes I feel like my day-to-day epitomizes the most epic adventures through the universe- filled with giant ice cream cones with so many sprinkles and I’m riding a mystical dolphin- and the air smells like lust and magic- and everything is cloaked in constellations and darkness… then I wake up and we’re naked in the forest- brunch is ready and my favorite song is playing so fucking loud.

Q4. Do you have a lucky charm?
A4. Keys, phone and wallet- check.

Q5. If your artwork was a cereal, which one would is be and why?
A5. If my artwork was cereal I’d snack on it all day long- it doesn’t matter what flavor it was. Then I’d REALLY never get anything done. Great. Please don’t turn my art into snacks. I’d be so fucked.

Q6. If you were in Willy Wonka’s factory, what would you be looking forward to the most?
A6. Everything except for those flowers that look kind of good but then they taste like wax….and that fucking tunnel with the giant worms!!! I’m definitely gonna barf- then I’ll push that one stupid chick into the chocolate river, oh wait, she totally turns fat- perfect.

Q7. What do you miss most about being a kid? What the best thing about being an adult?
A7. I’m definitely not all growned up yet.

Q8. First show (music) did you ever go to?
A8. Does The Simpsons on Ice count? If not, then maybe the Temptations?? James Brown? Not a whole lot of music came through Aspen when I was a kid- but I would have probably wished it was Salt and Peppa… push it.

Q9. If you knew when the world was going to freeze for ten minutes, what would you plan to do in those 10mins?
A9. Lets Get Naked.

Q10. What animal trait do you wish to possess?
A10. I had a lucid dream the other night for the first time, and I was flying. Definitely flying. Big black raven, golden eagle or California condor please. I’m gonna throw all my change into the lake and blink three times for that one.

The revealed bones and exposed skeletal bodies of animals ripped of flesh dancing amongst the living. There is a deep darkness that is entwined in the electric neon pop compositions of Hannah Stouffer. Always maintaining balance in her detailed compositions. Predators become her prey as she exposes what lies beneath in a technicolor dreamland of chaotic or blissful emotion.

Please check out more of Hannah’s work on her website