Mar
31

Post #1145 – The Finish Line

cut paper collage on paper.
20″ x 15″
March 2014

Prints available via saatchionline and society6. To inquire about purchasing the original, please contact us at mightyjoecastro@gmail.com

Mar
12

Post #1144 – sodapoprocks

sodapoprocks
cut paper collage on paper.
20″ x 15″
March 2014

Prints available via saatchionline and  society6.  To inquire about purchasing the original, please contact us at mightyjoecastro@gmail.com

Feb
24

Post #1143 – Upcoming shows

As some of you may have heard, I’m participating in a couple of group shows in the next few months:

First up is The Age of Collage at Feinkunst Krüger in Hamburg, Germany, which runs from March 9-29.  This exhibit features artists from the Gestalten book of the same name (Linder Sterling, Dennis Busch, Charles Wilkins, Max-O-Matic, the list goes on and on) so it’s definitely worth checking out.  Unfortunately, I’m unable to make it overseas for this one so, if you happen to go, please share some photos. Kohlhöfen 8, 20355 Hamburg, Germany

I’ll also be participating in the International Weird Collage Show at the Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn.  The opening is Saturday April 19th – I’m planning to be there so, if you’re in the area, please stop by and introduce yourself.  Again, the lineup for this show is pretty heavy as well so I’m very honored to be included.  The exhibit runs from April 19 until May 10th, with lots of special events scheduled as well. Click here for more info.

And speaking of collages, some of my work was recently featured on the Spanish art blog, Old Skull.  Thank you for the love as always, España.

And on the musical side of things, I’ll be playing a very special acoustic set at “An Evening of Drunken Plans and Acoustic Jams” at Mojo Main (Newark, De) on Sunday March 16 along with Watermedown, Jeremy Bursich, Billy from The Headies, Barely Rarely and Lower the Standard.  Show starts early at 5 pm. Presented by Our Velocity Productions. Details here.

And, yes, The Lift Up is still looking for a bass player so, if you know of one who lives in the 610, 215 or 302 area code, drop us a line at theliftupHQ@gmail.com.

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Feb
17

Post #1142 – Like a cloud, split open

Like a cloud, split open
cut paper collage on paper
20″ x 17.5″
February 2014

Prints are available via saatchionline and society6.

Feb
12

Post #1141 – Weird Show interview

“You can’t escape the fact that collage is basically a collaboration between the people who created the source materials (photographers, artists, printers, etc) and the person who’s holding the knife. Destroy and rebuild.”

I recently did an interview about my collage work with the good folks over at The Weird Show –  click here to check it out.  I’m also happy to announce that I will be taking part in the next Weird Show group exhibit, which will take place at the Invisible Dog in Brooklyn, NY.  from April 19 – May 10, 2014.  More info on that to come.

Jan
23

Post #1140 – Shackles

Shackles
Cut paper collage on paper. 16″ x 21″ January 2014
Prints available through saatchionline and society6.

Jan
21

Post #1139 – End of a Delaware Era…

Friends in Delaware –  The Lift Up will playing Mojo Main on Friday Jan 24 and it is with a heavy heart that I announce it will be our last show with Mr. Larry Zappaterrini on bass, who has accepted a job with Disney and will be moving to Florida with his family this February. Besides being one of my closest and dearest friends, Larry and I have been playing side-by-side in the same band together for over 18 years (Nero, Swingline, The Situation, The Lift Up) so this is definitely the end of an era.  For those who were there back in the day, sweating it out with us at The Barn Door, the East End, The Khyber or the North Star,  I sincerely hope you will join us at the show to raise a glass and send him off in proper fashion.  And the band will be pulling out a couple of surprises for the show so don’t sleep on this one. Seriously.

The Lift Up, No Devil Lived On, Black Rainbow Bear and The Sixties – Friday January 24th at Mojo Main, Newark, DE.

 

 

Jan
16

Post #1138 – The Bones in the Caves

finished another collage – this one’s entitled The Bones in the Caves.

Cut paper collage on paper.  15″ x 18″ January 2014.

Prints available via saatchionline and society6.  You can also purchase the original via Kids of Dada.

Dec
16

Post #1137 – Collart #3

Straight from Brazil, the latest issue of the indie collage-zine Collart  just dropped and it’s damn impressive. Lots of incredible work in there with a wide range of original styles. I’m very honored to be included. Great job Thiago Mazuka, Cory Peeke, Zach Collins and everyone else involved. Check out the entire issue below:

 

Dec
6

Post #1136 – Empty Kingdom

Stoked and honored to have some collages up on emptykingdom.com – a super cool site that consistently features inspiring work.  Check it out here.