Friday, February 06, 2009

My "Dreamgirls and Ukes" Show

Antique Ukulele painted by Amy Crehore 2009
Hokum Hallelujah, 12" x 18", oil on linen, copyright Amy Crehore 2009

My solo show, "Dreamgirls and Ukes", will open on Feb. 13, 2009 from 7-11pm. There will be a special performance at 9pm by my band, The Hokum Scorchers. I just posted all of my images for the show on FLICKR in two sets:
OR watch the whole show as a
Follow links to view them.
P.S. All of the ukes will be set up by a luthier for this show.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Interview with me on Thinkspace Gallery's Blog

"Monkey Love Song" copyright 2009 Amy Crehore

Thinkspace gallery just posted a question and answer session with me on their blog. This image is one of the 14 new paintings in my solo show, which will also feature 13 hand-painted, antique ukuleles (that are restored and set up by a luthier). "Dreamgirl's and Ukes" opens Feb 13th, 2009 from 7-11pm. My little band, The Hokum Scorchers, will play around 9pm. Follow link to read:

Interview with Amy Crehore by Andrew Hosner.

The Art of Amy Crehore

Monday, February 02, 2009

Man Ray's Objects Include a Banjo Uke

Here is a banjo uke that Man Ray used for a sculpture. It's called Optical Illusion, 1946. He made many cool objects - a metronome with an eye attached was one of my favs. He must have liked music. (Photo Credit: from the book "Self Portrait", Man Ray) More about him on Wikipedia . I'm feeling close to him, the dadaists, and the surrealists right now.

Another Glimpse of New Work

Small detail from "Dragonfly Vanity Waltz", one of the new paintings in my upcoming show at Thinkspace Gallery in L.A. (opens Feb. 13, 2009).