This Thursday I shall be adding a painted flourish to a show at the Belly Up here in San Diego, where the Danish duo-The Raveonettes are heading the bill. Supporting them, shall be the Crocodiles and the Dum Dum girls, and myself, who shall be ensconced at the side cafe, where I am live painting and exhibiting. I've cooked up a special rock themed piece in preparation especially for the event and shall be there from 6pm until 9pm.Belly Up Tavern, 143 S. Cedros Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075
The official Press release reads as follows:DANISH ROCK DUO THE RAVEONETTES ARE COMING TO BELLY UP
Join us at the Wild Note Café before The Raveonettes show at the Belly Up. DJ Man-Cat will be setting the mood for the night while David Gough will be painting live in the café. Guests will have the opportunity to take home a piece of David’s live artwork by entering into a $1 raffle, which proceeds will go towards 94.9’s About The Music Fund. David will be showcasing several pieces in the café and will begin his live painting at 6pm.
David Gough is a modern, surreal, fantasy artist, hailing from Liverpool, England and now residing in San Diego, CA. He has worked as a professional artist since 1995. His paintings delve into the realms of the surreal and the dark phantastique, exploring mortality through gothic, religious imagery juxtaposed with the starkness of the human skull.
Collected worldwide, he has exhibited both in prominent exhibitions in the UK, as well as being a regular addition to shows on both the West and East coasts of the US. In , his work shall be on display at two featured shows at the Hive and The Alternate Cafe in LA.
Featured in numerous publications and periodicals such as " Now" coffee table book, his own retrospective book, entitled "Gods and Monsters", and Peter J Caroll's "The Apophenion", he is currently working on illustrating Carroll's next novel-"The Octavo", due for release next year.
Inside the Belly Up the Morrison Hotel Gallery will be displaying several photos of alternative rock artists including Paul Weller & , Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, Elvis Costello, Bowie, , Jagger, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and The Killers.
The Raveonettes show details are as follows:
(Doors @ 8 PM)
DAVID GOUGH WILL START PAINTING AT 6PM IN THE CAFÉ, BEFORE THE SHOW, DINE AT THE WILD NOTE CAFÉ ON OUR LOW DOUGH MENU AND HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN A PAINTING CREATED LIVE IN THE CAFÉ THE NIGHT OF THE SHOW.