Thursday, March 27, 2014

Great Art Events on Main Street for Final Friday

I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead: A Solo Exhibition by Anthony “Tank” Mansfield
Where: Rock Paper Scissors, 1301 Main Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
When: Final Friday March 28th, 7pm-10pm (Artist Talk 7-730pm)
Cost: Free

“I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead” is a solo exhibition by visual artist/illustrator Anthony “Tank” Mansfield that will open at Rock Paper Scissors on Final Friday March 28th in OTR. In 2013, Mansfield was trying to juggle working full time, writing his Masters Thesis, planning/getting married, and running the Ghost Empire Collective, all while trying to create original art. To keep up with his art making, Mansfield started to carry pieces of paper with him at all times and would create ink pen drawings in restaurants and bars. “No matter how busy I am I need to have a creative outlet, especially when I am stressed out while working on multiple projects.” What started out as a form of cheap therapy soon blossomed into a series of 100 small drawings.

The 100 drawings will be shown together as one large image/collage. The show will open at 7pm so that patrons can see the image together as one piece and take pictures with it. At 8pm, the individual drawings will be available for purchase for $5 and will be removed from the wall in real time, thus constantly changing the overall image and how it appears on the wall. The goal is to go from 100 drawings to an empty wall in a span of 2 hours. The show will also include original drawings, paintings, and illustrations that Mansfield has created for Valley of the Sun, The Cincinnati Beard Barons, and MadTree Brewing (he did the illustration for their new Sprye cans) over the past 2 years. Prints will also be for sale.

This will likely be Mansfield's last solo show for the foreseeable future in Cincinnati as the artist has started to show his work nationally over the course of the past 2 years. So far in 2014 he has had a solo show in Columbus, Oh, taken part in a group exhibition at Cricket Press in Lexington, Ky, and will be part of 2 group shows in Los Angeles this May.

The after party will be held across the street at the Drinkery where Mansfield’s art collective, Ghost Empire, will be making live art. 

Across the street:

Ghost Empire Collective Presents: Live Art and Print Sale

This Final Friday join us at the Drinkery for our latest live art and print sale. DJ Gerald and Ria the Redliner supply the music while our artists create live pieces of art together onstage. Prints will be available for sale, so take something home from First Friday besides your bar tab receipt.  

I (Christina) will be there with my fellow artists for some live art! 

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