Inside Oliver Jeffers' Studio

The curator and the artist in the studio

Thursday, October 31
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Cobble Hill - Brooklyn - New York
Studio visit
A few pictures from this past Salon

    A studio visit in Oliver Jeffers' Brooklyn studio, with curator Gaelle Porte and an intimate group of 10 guests to discover the history, process and latest works of the artist.

    The latest book Olivier Jeffers has illustrated, "The Days The Crayons Quit" became a #1 New York Times Best Seller. It has been on the list for 12 weeks.

    Tickets include:

    • a one hour presentation of the artist's latest work
    • a conversation with 10 guests only
    • refreshments

      About the artist

      Oliver Jeffers

      From figurative painting, collage and installation to cartography and picture-book making, Oliver Jeffers' practice takes many forms. His distinctive oil paintings have been exhibited in multiple cities, including the Brooklyn Museum in New York and the National Portrait Gallery in London.

      Curiosity and humor are underlying themes throughout Jeffers' practice as an artist. As much about investigating the ways in which the human mind understands its world, his work is also executed as comic relief in the face of futility.

      Oliver's picture books are translated into over 30 languages with HarperCollins UK and Penguin USA. Titles include the New York Times #1 Bestseller The Day The Crayons Quit, Stuck, How to Catch a Star and The Hueys, which received a New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award in 2012.

      Working in collaboration with Studio AKA, Oliver’s second book, Lost and Found, was developed into an animated short film, which has received over sixty awards including a BAFTA for Best Animated Short Film.

      Oliver won an Emmy in 2010 for his collaborative work with director Mac Premo. Picture Book awards include the The New York Times Best Illustrated Books, Smarties Award, Irish Book of the Year, The Blue Peter Book of the Year, as well as shortlists for the British Book of the Year, The Roald Dahl Prize and the Kate Greenaway Medal.

      Brought up in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Oliver now lives and works in Brooklyn New York.

      His most recent solo exhibition of paintings, 'Nothing to See Here' was exhibited at Lazarides Gallery in London in September 2013

      More on the artist's website.

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      5 stars for my first event with gertrude. i spent a whole hour inside an artist's head, an unforgettable experience. gaelle, the curator, was a perfect host. she made the connection incredibly quickly between the artist and the audience. kiya kim and chong gon byun are positively crazy, fun and adorable. it was great.

      Only negative point: need to be scheduled different day/time during the week to get more people to come curator+artist: unique experience. smooth communication/interaction. exclusive visit

      Really enjoyed studio visit: -even more intimate -deeper insight into artist process and work setting.most salons/galleries/museums would only display finished work. seeing intermediary elements (molds etc.) gave better understanding of how final pieces are created. -a wider range of projects: mini retrospective! -standing and walking around- felt more free-from then traditional seated events exceedingly happy with my gertrude involvement- meeting fascinating people, discovering new art(ists), and learning quite a bit. keep up the good work! and happy thanksgiving!

      Great conversation!

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