10/9: Beyond Eden – Artist Robert Williams – New Brow movie

Beyond Eden to present Robert Williams
with a lifetime achievement award
and will be screening the film “New Brow” during the event

Oct. 9 – 10, 2010

A multi-gallery event celebrating the new contemporary art scene in Los Angeles

LA Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park
4800 Hollywood Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Event site:

Artist / Gallery list with images

Beyond Eden Award Presentation Ceremony For Artist Robert Williams:

At 8pm on Saturday, October 10, the organizers of Beyond Eden along with Billy Shire and Matt Kennedy of La Luz de Jesus Gallery will present a lifetime achievement award to artist Robert Williams.

Williams is a painter, cartoonist, and founder of Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine. Williams is one of the originators of Kustom Kulture and in the late 1960s – early 1970s, was part of the Zap Collective, along with other underground cartoonists such as Robert Crumb and Gilbert Shelton. His mix of California car culture, cinematic apocalypticism, and film noir helped to create a new genre of psychedelic imagery. Williams’s first ground breaking book, “The Lowbrow Art of Robt. Williams” released in 1979 gave name to a new “movement” which has stuck to this day. The title of the book was meant as a statement on the current “Highbrow” tone of the Art world and how Williams’ work did not fit in with this idealism. In the 1980s Williams caught the frenzied vibe of the punk rock movement and found his next audience. IN 1994, Williams began the magazine JUXTAPOZ which propelled to fame many new artists and rose to become one of the highest circulated art magazines. Williams consistently remains vital to the new contemporary art scene and his works, shows and appearances are highly sought after and attended. http://www.robtwilliamsstudio.com

“My paintings are not designed to entertain you, they are meant to trap you, to hold you before them while you try to rationalize what elements of the picture are making you stand there.” Robert Williams

“Williams’ influence on alternative art is immeasurable” Barrett S. Bingham

Beyond Eden 2010 will be screening the film “New Brow”

New Brow” is a feature film presented by Humble Pictures in association with the Shooting Gallery, San Francisco. The film documents first hand accounts from the artists, galleries and collectors who started and continue the new American art movement and includes interviews with artists Adam 5100 – Anthony Ausgang – Van Arno – Gary Baseman – Shawn Barber – Glenn Barr – Tim Biskup – Kim Cogan – Joe Coleman – Curve – Mike Davis – Ewik – Natalia Fabia – Sherpard Fairey – Jeremy Fish – Helen Garber – Camille Rose Garcia – Mike Giant – John John Jessie – Eric Joyner – David Choong Lee – Mars-1 – Liz Mcgrath – Niagara – Anne Faith Nicholls – Shag – Todd Schorr – Isabelle Samaras – The Pizz – Mark Ryden – Robert Williams, spotlights galleries Copro Nason Gallery – La Luz de Jesus – Merry Karnowsky Gallery – Roq La Rue – Shooting Gallery – Thinkspace Gallery – White Walls – Varnish Gallery and features publications 9mm Books – Juxtapoz – Hi-Fructose – Fecal Face – Raw Vision – Weirdo Deluxe and many more. www.newbrowfilm.com

View New Brow trailer #1 here
View New Brow trailer #2 here

Beyond Eden 2010 Press Links and information:
Click here for press release PDF

Artist / Gallery list with image previews

Click here to see the Gallery / Event map

Click here to see photos of last year’s event

Written by Dionysus Records