Saturday, December 29, 2007

Kate Kern Mundie exhibits new paintings at F.A.N. Gallery

Kate Kern Mundie is exhibiting eight paintings in a group show at F.A.N. Gallery, 4 through 26 January 2008. There will be an opening reception on Friday, January 4th from 5:00–9:00 PM.

F.A.N. Gallery is located at 221 Arch Street Street, Philadelphia PA 19106.

Image: Powhatan Creek, oil on paper © 2007 Kate Kern Mundie

New photographs from James Mundie

Jim has recently posted several new sets to his Flickr photostream, including photographs from knock-down roller derby, the freaky fun of Sideshow Gathering 2007 and the Shocked and Amazed! mini-tour, and the saucy Dr. Sketchy's Philadelphia.

Image: Tyler Fyre (Shocked and Amazed! mini-tour) © 2007 James G. Mundie

Monday, November 19, 2007

NEW: Le Pétomane t-shirt

Step right up and attire yourself in this fantastic tribute to one of the world's most unusual performers: Joseph Pujol — known on the stage of the famed Moulin Rouge as “Le Pétomane”, the Fartiste.

We kid you not. Pujol was hailed far and wide for the acoustic facilities of his rectum, which he manipulated to create all manner of sounds and left French audiences rolling in the aisles.

This illustration was originally created by James Mundie for volume 9 of James Taylor's Shocked and Amazed: On & Off the Midway, which is available now. But better than just reading about Pujol, you can proudly wear Le Pétomane emblazoned across your chest.

You may now purchase one for your very own through PayPal, or contact us to make other arrangements.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

You go away on vacation...

... and Caramel ceases to exist!

So, how weird is this? We hang Kate's show at Caramel on Wednesday, October 3rd, and we have the opening reception two nights later. Turn out is good and Kate sells a bunch of paintings (yippee!) — which is especially gratifying considering all the money that was spent on framing, advertising, etc. Everything seems spiffy, so on Saturday morning we leave for a week's vacation in Virginia.

We're still on vacation on Friday, October 12th, when I check the email and find a message from the new owner of Caramel — which it turns out shut its doors on Tuesday! What the...?! So, this show that was supposed to be up until Halloween was really only officially visible to the public for three days. Three days! We call the new guy to find out what's going on — because nobody from Caramel ever let on that anything like this was in the works — and basically we need to pick up Kate's work because they want to start gutting the place this week.

Jayzuz... you work really hard to be professional and put your best foot forward and somebody else comes along and screws up the whole thing. This happens time and time again in the art biz, so much so that we've come to expect that every exhibition will have some kind of colossal screw-up either by the gallery itself or a third party. But who winds up looking like a jerk? The artist.

Ah well, on the bright side, the people who bought paintings in the show are going to get them much faster than they expected, and we can spread some of the other paintings around to exhibition opportunities that just popped up.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Kate Kern Mundie: Delaware Valley Landscapes

During the month of October, Kate Kern Mundie will be showing new and recent landscape paintings at Caramel in Philadelphia. The exhibition begins with an opening reception on October 5th, and continues through October 31st.

Caramel is located at 725 Walnut Street in Center City Philadelphia. Business hours are 7:30 AM to 6:30 PM (Monday—Friday) and 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM (Saturday).

Image: City Hall, oil on museum board, © 2007 Kate Kern Mundie

The American Gallery of Juror Art

What do you mean you've never hear of it? Clearly, you haven't been paying attention to the latest developments in American legal machinations. All right, neither had we - but here is proof that jury duty pays off.

After Jim posted some sketches he did during jury duty, he was contacted by Anne Reed, a trial lawyer from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, who writes a blog called Deliberations about the law and the jury selection process. Who would have thought that the humble drawings Jim made that day to pass the time would have found their way into the hallowed halls of The American Gallery of Juror Art?

More photo sets posted to Flickr

Yes, it's quite addictive this photography business. The feedback one gets from Flickr only feeds the madness.

To that end, Jim has posted several new sets to his Flickr photostream, including photographs from Nashville, spooky graveyards, and scintillating burlesque. It's a festival of the weird, the surreal, and the sublime.

Image: Your emcee, Scotty the Blue Bunny (Palace of Wonders) © 2007 James G. Mundie

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Freeks and Geaks at Plowhaus

James Mundie will be showing recent drawings, prints, and photographs alongside Col. J.D. Wilkes and Brett Whitacre in Freeks and Geaks at The Plowhaus, 20 July – 5 August 2007. An opening reception will be held on Friday, 20 July 2007 from 7 to 11:00 PM.

The Plowhaus is located at 211 South 17th Street, East Nashville TN 37206.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Exhibition news

James Mundie's Young Woman with a Parasitic Twin Wearing a Mantilla and Basquiña was selected for the 40th anniversary edition of Art of the State® at the State Museum of Pennsylvania. Furthermore, James was recently informed that his piece received an award in the Works on Paper category.

Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2007 will be held 9 June through 9 September 2007. The State Museum of Pennsylvania is located at 300 North Street, Harrisburg PA 17120.

Kate Kern Mundie is showing a new drawing in the Annual Faculty Exhibition at the Fleisher Art Memorial, 19 May through 13 July 2007. Fleisher Art Memorial is located at 719 Catharine Street, Philadelphia PA 19147.

New photo sets on Flickr

James Mundie has recently added several new photo sets to his Flickr pages:

Cellblock 3 (Eastern State Penitentiary)
Eastern State Penitentiary set


Kosher & Gentile Killing
South Philly set

James Mundie receives Alumni Travel Grant from CFEVA

James Mundie is pleased to announce that he has received an Alumni Travel Grant from the Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA) — formerly Creative Artists Network.

James will be using the funds from this grant to visit medical collections in Europe. He hopes to spend time in several museums, drawing and sketching on site from unusual specimens in order to find new source material for a body of work tentatively titled Cabinet of Curiosities.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Collecting sideshow items

In a bit of blogging cross-pollination, Jim was recently interviewed about his collection of historic sideshow items on Ephemera: exploring the world of old paper.

Friday, February 23, 2007

New work posted to

We have just uploaded a whole bunch of new paintings by Kate and new drawings by Jim to Check them out!

Image: Cherry Tomatoes, oil on mylar, © 2006 Kate Kern Mundie

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Kate Mundie's Seasonal Landscapes at Fleisher

Kate Kern Mundie will show new landscape paintings in an exhibition in the Faculty Gallery of the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial. The show begins with an opening reception from 5:30-7:30 PM on Friday, February 16th, and continues through March 17th, 2007.

The exhibition features paintings of locations around the Philadelphia area to which Kate returned several times over the past eight months. The exercise was an attempt to capture how each location changes over the course of the year.

The Fleisher Art Memorial is located at 719 Catharine Street in South Philadelphia. Gallery hours are 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Monday through Friday), 6:30 to 9:30 PM (Tuesday through Thursday), and 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM (Saturday).

Image: South Street Bridge, oil on paper, © 2006 Kate Kern Mundie