Wednesday, September 30, 2009

JC Artist's Studio Tour '09

To see a variety of my paintings,
check out the following spots on the JC Artists' Studio Tour Map:
• (Spot #1)
Exquisite Corpse,
• (Spot #1.5 - originally #58)
Battered Bunnies'
Holiday Snapshots
Both of these are in the
150 Bay Street Building
• Fourth Street Arts Festival (#39)
and, finally, hop on over to
Journal Square's 32 Jones Gallery (#77) for a preview of my upcoming solo show, "Human Marvels!"
Hoos and I might still be hanging things at that point, but we'd love to have you pop in and take a look around and say hello -

On Sunday, at 150 Bay Street, Tina Maneca and I are joining forces to have a wee party in honor of all the hard work so many have been putting into these shows.
"Land of the Look Behind", featuring John Young, Kevin Spyker and guest Martin Lin,
will be performing at 4:30'ish.
Rumor has it, there will be free food and beer, too.
So, come blow off some steam with us! Who couldn't use an excuse to do that?!?

Sunday, July 19, 2009

RIP Rosey the Chicken

Another little bird told me that this chicken has passed away, to seedier pastures filled with earth worms and cats that are ripe for torture. May she have a comfy wheelbarrow in which to make a nest.

Just the finishing touches left to do on this illustration and she'll be on display for a single day in August at Paul Vincent Studios' "Beautiful Women" show. Then she goes on to her rightful spot in a certain person's home... wherever that might be... hmmmmm....

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Going to Disneyland

The bunnies are heading out to the west coast for a bit of fun in the sun.
Car rides with children can be a bit rough and this pit-stop illustrates that well, don't you think?

This painting was inspired by the photos Dorothea Lange took of the migrant mother and her many children.
If you'd like to dig further on this native Jersey photographer, wikipedia does it best.

Neither Ken nor I are ones to get caught up in semantics or Art-ese.
But, one night, as we were teetering on our bar stools, discussing our current and upcoming pieces and acting clever, a man with a blog happened to come in, ask us a question or two & snap a photo.

Ken was a sloppy, drunken mess. Feeling shy and twitchy, I was no better.
We were both sort of muttering, mouths full of marbles. How this man understood us is a mystery... nevertheless, he sorted it out and had a few helpful things to say about our work.

So, thanks Mr. Herrick for sorting some of it out and helping us sum it up!

Monday, June 08, 2009

Unveiling the 2nd Gülick-Bastard

Ken Bastard is a really talented man. He can build a rock-solid canvas, paint a stunning riot scene in vivid color and fix your broken toilet if you ask him nicely enough.
I'm honored, privileged and really proud to work on a collaboration with this salty jerk.

We showed our first piece at Paul Vincent Studios on May 3, 2009 during a one-day show. If you missed it, you should feel like a loser. It was an insane event. The rooms were wall to wall with people, the walls were filled with a ton of cool work (google Laura Meyers if you have time) and, to top it off, tiny break-dancers took turns spinning on their little noggins to entertain us from time to time.

However, that event has come and gone. The posting below is where it's at this coming Friday. If you like sick, twisted, comic books and/or illustrative artists you'll find what you're looking for at Index.

Red Saw Gallery, Friday June 12th 2009


Kevin Darmanie
Darrell Goza
Megan Gulick
Victoria Allen Hanks
Hiroshi Kumagai
Robert Piersanti
German Pitre
Brian Wiggins
Polina Zaitseva

June 12 - July 3, 2009
Reception: Friday June 12th, 6 to 9 pm

Index Art Center is pleased to present the opening of "X-RAY VISION!”
The show will feature several regional artists from New Jersey and Pennsylvania who create comic/Pop style works or have been greatly influenced by comic book drawings and art. This is a first time solo curatorial project by comic maverick Kevin Darmanie.

This show will also debut Kevin Darmanie’s 96 page graphic novel KULPRIT prior to national release. Signed copies will be available for purchase.
For more info, please email at

After party and reception for
Jamie Allen at 27 Mix!
585 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Ken Bastard adopts the Battered Bunnies

Mr. Bastard and I will be debuting our first piece in a series of Battered Bunnies who've found themselves in rather challenging predicaments, modeled after horrifying, real-life events. To be quite honest, some of the images have been too much for me to really study. When doing this project, we agreed that some of the paintings I'd only be able to "illustrate" the bunny's part and would have to find a way to separate myself from the rest of the tragedy portrayed in these images... One of the reasons I agreed to this (aside from the facts that I hold Ken in high esteem as an artist and successfully grumpy/miserable sonofab*tch) is that we have a similar sense of humor when it comes to plight. Life is suffering. That's that. I think that you can either give in and give up or make light and find a way to make it bearable. This isn't to say that I find any of the original pictures to be anything less than full of suffering and worthy of many moments of silence for all the suffering endured. BUT, had a cartoon bunny been involved, instead of turning off my brain to these injustices (bc of their grotesque, inhumane nature), I might have noticed them, internalized them and....who knows? Maybe I'd be more humanitarian if the shock value of the original photos were lessened. That being said, some might think this is all a sick joke... As far as I'm concerned, it's not.
Come to the closing party at LITM and see the first (and tamest) in the series we'll be presenting soon. Decide for yourself...

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Down the Rabbit Hole, update!

The opening of my latest solo show at LITM is coming up soon!

I'll be debuting the latest in my series of Battered Bunnies, Barnyard Buddies and Fresh Fish.

I have been working my tail off, painting up a storm, tying up bunnies, sheep and loose ends. The image to the left is a tiny, sneak preview...

At this point, I expect to have around 45-50 paintings of various sizes and subjects.

The kick-off celebration is next Tuesday, March 3, from 7-10pm.

The show itself is up the entire month of March, so if you can't make it on Tuesday, stop in any time during the month.

Along with $3 Merlot, Pinot Grigio and a few nibblies, I'll have a special guest-host: a life-sized Battered Bunny (stockade and chains included).
She'll be hopping about in search of mischief and treats, ready for photos, pointing and laughing. (But please don't pull her tail...general, gentle torture only!).
DJ Caté will make a special appearance to provide the soundtrack. Alice in Wonderland will be on the screen behind the bar...

Hope to see you all there!

Megan Gülick

p.s. Happy Hour is from 5-8pm ($3 mini martinis & $1 off all beer and wine)

140 Newark Ave
Jersey City, NJ
1/2 a block west of Grove Street PATH Station
for more information on the gallery, visit