CTA installation project opening February 16th!
January 31 2013
I am over the moon excited for this project! I'm headed back to Chicago for this opening on February 16th from 7-10 pm at the gorgeous Rational Park gallery at 2557 W North Ave. Come see my five newest works created specifically for the CTA and Damen Blue Line stop, in conjunction with Johalla Projects. These compositions echo the beauty and mystery of the past, while the collage component creates an almost dark or bewitching element. These sacred circles draw heavily upon ancient energies to form a sacred space, providing a meditative form of magical protection, rich with spiritual significance. The reception will feature prints and t-shirts of the original works being exhibited, as well as the original pieces that will be installed at the Blue Line stop available for sale.
Love in a Void
January 7 2013
I'm doing a show with my friend forever Matt Skiba. We've done this before but never quite like this. For "Love in a Void" Matt created these beautiful color scapes in gauche that I have collaged. It's a one night only event and the amazing January Hunt will be our special guest DJ. 1/26/13 from 7-10 pm The HiFi bar 169 Ave A NYC
November 29 2012
I'm really excited to announce this! Hope to see some familiar faces and meet some new ones in a couple weeks at Anchor Boutique in St.Augustine.
Solo show coming up soon!
September 15 2012
July 23 2012
Summer. Hmph. Whatever, I've been seeing lots of black snakes in the garden and that's a sign of good luck. I have three collages in Augment, a group show by Catalyst Arts in Belfast, Ireland which runs the better part of this August. I'm working on a new series of mixed media pieces for a solo show this October with The Johalla Project which I'm so excited for! The Snake Faced Woman, above, is a work in progress.
Here is a freshly laundered shirty...
March 4 2012
...it's better to be clean than dirty! Or is it? Well it won't exactly matter since you'll look so cool either way that no one is going to notice much else. The two undebatable theories at work here are that A. pentagrams make the most wonderful letter O's and B. magic happens when a couple of babes get into it with some triangles.
January 26 2012
Here's the flyer and the pieces I'm exhibiting at this group show opening February 4th in Asbury Park at Parlor Gallery (which I love). It's the gallery's Anniversary/music show and it promises to be a blast so if that's your neck o' the woods stop by and offer your warmest congratulations and dance moves!
In other news...
January 24 2012
...you guys totally cleaned me out! The store is practically empty which is great since I am a clean slate kind of gal. You've all helped pave the way for some new digs coming soon. I'm making a sick shirt from the piece "Our Temple, Your Tomb" (see above image) which I originally made for the "Supernatural? Perhaps" show w/Steak Mtn this last summer in Los Angeles. I've also got some prints in the works that'll be done by the inimitable Rick Leech in Chicago. Also, I got my hands on some more of those darling ruffled saucers so expect some more of them in my Etsy store next week. I'm currently jacked on caffeine, finishing some pieces for a group show that will be opening in a couple wks, I'll post the details when I finish the work.
I've been making these the past couple of days...
January 3 2012
I'm still making more with different designs. they'll be in my etsy store. They are hand painted with India ink on vintage milk glass plates.
So, what's new?
December 3 2011
Well, I'm about to start working on a new website. I just put almost everything in the store on sale (like 50% off on sale) and added my latest pieces to it as well. I've got a big project in the works, I'll share more when it's a sure thing. I just took down the Halloween decorations. So sad. Oh well, have to make way for the Satanic manger scene. AH ha hahaha ha (evile laughter) hahaha ha!
Alkaline Trio design retrospect looms near on the horizon!
September 14 2011
So, one of the best things that ever happened to me was falling in with a few fellows way back when. It led me around the world many times, to a career in design, to countless awesome friends and to my husband. If someone told me that any of those things would have happened when I was selling their demo tape at the Fireside Bowl in 1997 I'd most likely not have believed it. Anyways, it's been 15 years of working with them, although it's not been like work, hanging with my best friends all over the place on tour for 10 years was by far the best way to spend my 20's. The only thing that makes the 15 years seem like a plausible timeframe are the heaps of designs I'm staring down in front of me. Over 100 xeroxed, sharpie, glue sticked monsters! Anyhow, I'm finally doing something with them, they've been in a folder forever but come October 7th they're going up in an installation at Johalla Projects in Chicago. The show includes a book of all the designs, prints of 10 of the most favorite designs of the band and I and the installation of the originals. Hope everyone enjoys it as much as I have!
June 2 2011
This is happening whether you're ready or not...and chances you can't ever really be, but don't let it stop you from treating yourself to the brutalizing visuals we've cooked up for you in our respective underground lairs. xo
New shirts coming soon my pretties!
May 14 2011
May 12 2011
I have been burning the midnight oil in preparation for the LA show w/Steak Mtn. Behold the fruits of my sleeplessness!
April 5 2011
Here is one of the new prints I made for this show in Jacksonville opening tomorrow night. Here's the info...
Wednesday, April 6 · 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Bee Gallery & Design Studio at the Jax Landing
2 Independent Drive, suite 108
The opening reception will be during First Wednesday Art Walk downtown April 6th from 5-9pm at Bee Gallery & Design Studio, Suite 1
2011 Heather Forecast
February 11 2011
I've got two shows planned so far, so psyched for both. First, "Supernatural? Perhaps." will be a deathly duo of epic proportions! I'm doing this split show with pal, ripper, radster Steak Mtn at POVevolving gallery in Los Angeles this July. Work will consist of his righteous right on drawings and my dreamscape lady obsession collages in this vein...
We also have plans to collaborate on a limited edition something or other and also to turn the back room of the gallery into an all encompassing abyss of the work for the many bands we've both done commercial work for including sketches, originals, works in progress etc.
Then in October I'm planning a limited edition retrospective book of ALL the Alkaline Trio designs I've done over the past 15 years which will coincide with the band's 15 year anniversary. The release/exhibit of the original art for all of the shirts, records, flyers, posters,and such will be at the Johalla Project gallery in Chicago. Hopefully I can find all that stuff, it's a xerox copy mountain of red and black nightmares right now but I hope to turn it into something a little more presentable for posterity. Wish me luck!
An Evening with The Gabels!
December 13 2010
Art, shirts, prints and more by Heather, music by Tom! This Friday 12/17/10 at the lovely Anchor Boutique at 210 St.George St in downtown St.Augustine FL, 5-11 pm. Join us!
New Shirtsville, USA...population YOU!
December 10 2010
Step lively people because there are just a handful of these new lovelies for sale now in the store. They come in mens/womens sizes and are, pardon my french,tre bien chemises! Check the store for more details on why you simply cannot live without them for even a day, nay, a moment longer!
Cutlass Collage show at Parlor Gallery opens Dec 11th!
December 4 2010
Group show in a double opening night extravaganza! Netherland takes the front room and the back room holds Cutlass, all cut and paste madness with a piece by yours truly. Should be a great show.
Saturday, December 11 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm
717 Cookman Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ
Bay Area! Don't miss 111 Minna's Jumbo Year End group show.
November 27 2010
Opening Thursday Dec 2nd. This gallery rules and I really wish I could go! 111 artists. Here are the flyer and my piece. Have fun!
I want your SKULLS...
November 4 2010
...at this show! Opens this Sat 11/6/10, flyer on the left, my piece for the show on the right.
opens Saturday Nov. 6th. Reception 7-11pm at Parlor Gallery.
Artists are...Jim Skull, Hunter Stabler, Mike Egan, Jud Turner, Noah Scalin, Cory Benhatzel, Angelique Houtcamp, Bethany Marchman, Martina Secondo Russo, Dan Bru, Damarak the Destroyer, James Walker, Jon Todd, Adam DeVarney, Braden Labonte, Adam Gondek, Alessandra Exposito, Heather Mackinnon, Mike Ski, Angie Mason, Don Harger, Joe Nicita, Porkchop, Daniel Albrigo, Bernardo Corman, Nicole Steen, Kristen Easthope, Heather Gabel, Stephen Hall, Pete Pedersen, Sean Z, Mike Bell, Rob Leecock, Robert Ryan, Patrick Dean, Dave Shoemaker, Erik Schmidt, Dan Mitchell, Frank Russo, DJ Values, Jack the Ripper, J.L.Schnabel, Brooke Weston & Brad Hoffer
Parlor Gallery’s phone number is 732.869.0606 and we are located on the “arts bloc”@ 717 Cookman Ave., Asbury Park, New Jersey 07712. Hours: open on Wednesdays and Thursdays 12 to 6pm, Fridays and Saturdays 12 to 9pm and Sundays 12 to 5pm.
Wild Card opens this Friday in Chicago!
September 29 2010
Here is my piece for the show. I did The Devil...obviously! Anyhow, I'm really excited for this, curating is awesome. Can't wait to see the end result of everyone's hard work. Here are the particulars, and ps. Tarot reader at the opening. Time to get mystical!
group exhibition based on the Tarot Card Deck
curated by Anna Cerniglia, Heather Gabel and Myles Smutney
October 1 - 31
1561 Milwaukee Ave, 2nd flr
Chicago IL 60622
After looking through various designs of Tarot decks throughout its long history, we thought it would be interesting to invite a group of contemporary artists to share their interpretations of these mystical cards. Inspired by Carl Rohrig, a German painter renowned for his beautifully crafted deck, imagination is key. Each artist has chosen one of the 21 Major Arcana cards and recreated it based on their skill set and aesthetic.
Featuring new work by :
Kyle James Morrison
Opening reception: Friday, October 1, 2010, 7-11pm
For more information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Blitz Boutique in Berlin is open and carrying my shirts!
September 12 2010
So, this super cool guy Flo from Berlin has opened a shop called Blitz Boutique in Berlin. It's right next to his first venture...The Ramones Museum! This guy is serious about getting cool shit in the mix so I am more than honored to be featured in the new t shirt store. Check it out below for all the details.
BLITZ BOUTIQUE BERLIN!
Vintage & Classic Concert Shirts, limited collectors editions
Friday, September 10
BBQ, free Drinks & loud music
BLITZ BOUTIQUE BERLIN – IN SHIRTS WE TRUST!
BLITZ BOUTIQUE BERLIN offers Europe’s largest selection of vintage & classic concert shirts from all genres. More than 500 original and unique Tour-Shirts plus countless dead stock items from the world’s greatest bands are available: From ALKALINE TRIO to BLACK FLAG and the BEASTIE BOYS, from SPRINGSTEEN to THE CLASH, DINOSAUR JR, SOCIAL DISTORTION, RUN DMC or GALLOWS. Find your new favorite shirt in the BLITZ BOUTIQUE BERLIN!
Furthermore, BLITZ BOUTIQUE BERLIN is proud and happy to present limited edition shirts from artists and musicians like BONAPARTE (Switzerland) and HEATHER GABEL, a well known artist from Florida, who designed album artwork and T-Shirts for bands like ALKALINE TRIO, AGAINST ME!, THE LOVED ONES and countless more. Heather provided three of her great designs to be printed on a limited edition of 50 shirts each, only available at the store! You better get your personal Heather Gabel shirt before they've sold out!
The grand opening of BLITZ BOUTIQUE will be Friday, September 10, starting 6pm.
Free Drinks, BBQ, loud music
See you all very soon!
BLITZ BOUTIQUE BERLIN
Krausnickstr. 23, right next to the RAMONES MUSEUM
August 15 2010
...this is going to be a total face melter! Don't miss it.
POVevolving Anniversary Show 8/7/10 in LA
July 29 2010
This gallery is my favorite in LA and this show is going to be insane. The exhibiting artists are deluxe! Here's a sneak peek at the little tramp I've been working on for the show and the details for the opening...