"Illustrated Death" at Gristle Tattoo and Art Gallery

I have been working with Gristle Tattoo and Art Gallery for a few years and every show I have participated in or attended has been phenomenal.  "Illustrated Death" is the eighth exhibition I have been a part of at Gristle and the artists showing are not only incredibly impressive, but they have created some of my favorite pieces I've seen to date.

The artist line up included Shaun Beaudry, Michal Brodka, Mike Wohlberg, Ovezt, Aaron Mulligan, Grace Lang, Stefania Schino, Nick Pisani, Sam Ectoplasm, Lucas Ruggieri, Mystic Asylum, Jeremy Suria, Allison Sommers, Ryan Murray, Matt Murray, Candace Jean, Alison Lilly, Maggie Serpica, Rachel Black, Bill Crisafi, Kristen Goetz, Hideyoshi Coryne, Jeremy Hush, Yao Xiao, and myself.

Each artist's mind and hand converge with their vision of the unknown to create something beautiful and haunting and repulsive and exciting.  Here is my piece, "The Harvest", as well as some of my favorite works from "Illustrated Death".

"The Harvest"

"The Harvest"

Detail of  "Vanitas (Stones Thrown)" by Allison Sommers

Detail of "Vanitas (Stones Thrown)" by Allison Sommers

"Memento Mori" by Jeremy Hush

"Memento Mori" by Jeremy Hush

Lucas Ruggieri

Lucas Ruggieri

Mike Wohlberg

Mike Wohlberg

Shaun Beaudry

Shaun Beaudry

TIDEMOUTH "Velvet & Stone" Release

I absolutely love working with the California-based darkwave hardcore/punk band, TIDEMOUTH, and I couldn't be happier with the coupling of my art with theirs for the upcoming album, "Velvet & Stone".  If you aren't familiar with their album, "What I Meant To Say", from 2010 or their recently recorded cover of Echo and the Bunnymen's "The Killing Moon", stop what you're doing and listen here.

"Be My Valentine" at Rivet Gallery

Saturday evening was the opening of the "Be My Valentine" exhibition at Rivet Gallery in Columbus, OH and I couldn't be more impressed with the work I've seen from the show or the group of artists whose work was included.  Needless to say, if you were able to attend, I'm jealous. 

Dylan Garrett Smith / "Love is like walking through a forest at night." / 5x16"  To inquire about this piece, email laura@rivetgallery.com

Dylan Garrett Smith / "Love is like walking through a forest at night." / 5x16"

To inquire about this piece, email laura@rivetgallery.com

Mere Phantoms Layout

I'm very excited to present the art/layout for "Famine for a Slow Death" by Pittsburgh's Mere Phantoms.  The album will be released as a one-sided 12" record that includes a poster insert of my illustration, "The Harvest", and as a cassette tape with alternate artwork.  From start to finish, this album rips and I can't wait for everyone to get their hands on it.  In the meantime, you can listen to Mere Phantoms here.

 

   12" record   

 

12" record

 

Cassette

Cassette

Mere Phantoms

I'm currently working on album art for the Pittsburgh-based band, Mere Phantoms.  Mere Phantoms draws from a variety of influences and infuses them all into their own brand of heavy, chaotic, and pissed off political hardcore.  I can't wait to show off the rest of the album art.

Give them a listen.  Bang your head.   http://merephantoms.bandcamp.com/

 

"The Daughter of Furtur" in Howl Gallery's Untitled Group Show

I'm very excited to announce that my newest piece, "The Daughter of Furtur", will be on view in Howl Gallery's exhibition, "Untitled", which opens tomorrow, Saturday, June 7th.  I'm ecstatic to be showing with some of my favorite artists (Seldon Hunt, Derek Hess, and Shaun Beaudry, just being a few), along with a grocery list of other incredibly talented artists.  I envy anyone in or around Fort Myers, FL tomorrow evening; this exhibition is going to be phenomenal!

For more information on the exhibition, you can read more here.

Dylan Garrett Smith xvx The Daughter of Furtur

"The Daughter of Furtur"

Ashes, chalk-lead, and ink on black cotton-rag paper

18x24", framed

For purchasing information, contact andy@howlgallery.com

"Desiderata" Opening at Gristle Tattoo in Brooklyn

This Saturday, May 10th, "Desiderata" opens at Gristle Tattoo in Brooklyn, NY and the line up of artists is incredible.  If you find yourself in NYC this weekend, stop by Gristle Tattoo's new location (26 Bushwick Ave. Brooklyn) and check out the show!

 

    

 

 

dylan garrett smith dylan xvx honey's rot

"Honey's Rot"

Ashes, chalk-lead, and ink on black cotton-rag paper

11x14", 16x20" framed

$375

 

dylan garrett smith dylan xvx unholy are the ghosts

"Unholy are the Ghosts"

Ashes, chalk-lead, and ink on black cotton-rag paper

10x13", 16x20" framed

$375

 

"Honey's Rot" in BELOW Shop

My latest screenprint, "Honey's Rot", is exclusively available through BELOW Shop as part of the "As Above, So Below" collection.  For this collection, each artist created work of their interpretation of the concept of "as above, so below".

Dylan Garrett Smith Honey's Rot Below Shop As Above So Below XVX

"Honey's Rot"

Two-color screen print with light grey and metallic gold ink on black cotton-rag paper

Signed and numbered edition of 20

11x14"

Available exclusively through BELOW Shop

Album Art for Pennsylvania Sludge Band, Burrow

I recently had the pleasure of working with Pennsylvania sludge band, Burrow, to create album art that matched their sound and aesthetic.  Burrow has a dark, heavy sound, reminiscent of “Times of Grace” era Neurosis, which is in my top-5-favorite-albums-of-all-time list.  Naturally, when I heard their EP, I was immediately on board.  I invite (and strongly urge) you to give Burrow's new EP a listen.  Bang your fuckin' head!

dylan garrett smith xvx burrow album art pennsylvania sludge band

As Above, So Below

Coming soon from BELOW Shop is a collection of prints created by various artists using the concept of "As Above, So Below" as their main inspiration.  The artist lineup is incredible and I'm excited to be taking part in the project.  If you aren't familiar with the words of Jas Helena, Lauren Gonsalves, Billie Webster, Sleepspeak, Brandon Geurts, Summer Duncan (Beauty Markings), and Andrew Sloan, check them out.  I can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with.

In the meantime, here are a couple work-in-progress/teaser/sneak peek/whateverthefuck photos!

dylan garrett smith honey's rot wip 1
dylan garrett smith honey's rot wip 2

Bird and Snake Group Show at Howl Gallery

This past weekend was the opening of the Bird and Snake Group Show at Howl Gallery in Fort Myers, FL.  I'm incredibly happy to be showing my work in number of their upcoming group exhibitions and even more excited to announce that I will have a solo exhibition of my art there next autumn.  If you're in the area, stop by the gallery and check out my work, as well as some amazing pieces by Seldon Hunt, Andy Howl, Danielle Branchaud, Marne Adler, and more.

"Hellmouth"

Ashes, chalk-lead, and ink on black cotton-rag paper

18x24", framed

$475

Contact howlgallerytattoo@gmail.com for purchasing info or any questions

 

Blondie Decoden Punk Vest

Start to finish- the Blondie Decoden Punk Vest.

I took a denim jacket (image shown isn't the same initial jacket, who cares?) and bleached it, dyed it pink, cut off the sleeves, made a Blondie backpatch and sewed it on, then decorated the vest and added 1/2" tree spikes.

 

Size: Women's small

Available in my store here: http://www.dylangarrettsmith.com/store/0jq9piff7rbb1tajokfrmcsqu5urvb

Dylan Garrett Smith blondie decoden punk vest
Dylan Garrett Smith blondie decoden punk vest patch
Dylan Garrett Smith Blondie Decoden punk vest sew
Dylan Garrett Smith Blondie Decoden punk vest sewn
Dylan Garrett Smith Blondie Decoden punk vest front
Dylan Garrett Smith Blondie Decoden punk vest back

Vegan Treats Bakery X Dylan Garrett Smith

A few weeks ago, I collaborated with Vegan Treats Bakery for a Valentine's Day print to go along with their ULTIMATE Valentine's Day Chocolate Box.  The front of the Valentine's Day card has an adorable squirrel with a little heart to give and the back reads "I'm nuts about you!"  I am very happy to say that they sold out incredibly fast, but other Valentine's Day chocolates are available from Vegan Treats here.

Vegan Treats Valentines Day Chocolate Box small.jpg