Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Art Tour

Who you gona call when you need to celebrate Ghostbusters 30th anniversary with a multi-city art tour?? Gallery1988 of course! Theyve handpicked 70 artists to make original work, as well as limited prints/shirts, that will travel over the next few months from: New York, to Los Angeles, then Chicago, and will end up at San Diego Comic Con.

There are a ton of great moments and iconic imagery to choose to highlight from this movie. The devil dogs were almost a given for me, since they creeped me out as a kid. Gozer is also pretty impactful, especially for only being on screen for a few short minutes.

I wanted the frame to be distinctly themed to the movie as well. I took some architectural elements from the building in the final scene, and pieced it together from about 60-70 pieces of handcut wood, then finished it off with a faux-stone paint job.

"Should Have Said Yes" - 8" diamond, acrylic on canvas, handmade frame

The show is currently showing in NY until April 26, and then will move on to the subsequent cities. The schedule can be found at Ghostbusters30th.com.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Total Recall piece for Crazy4Cult in NY

Gallery1988s Crazy 4 Cult is back on the East Coast this year in a limited week(ish) viewing from Dec 13 - 21! Also, on Dec 15 there will be a signing for the Crazy4Cult Book 2 which my 'They Live' piece is featured in. The pop-up location will be at: 355A Bowery New York City, NY 10003.

This year I wanted to pay tribute to my absolute favorite action star, Arnold Schwarzenegger
I could pretty much watch anything Arnold did and find it hilarious and incredibly entertaining. Case in point: 

The piece comes from 'Total Recall'. 

It is duel-layered with the 'mask' face raised by varying degrees. 

Big Surprise - 9x12 acrylic on wood

Im sure the show will be a crazy huge success, just like last years.
Ill be at the opening as well as signing. 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Dead Lights - "IT" lights up for Horrorwood

WWA Gallery is paying homage to the horror film industry with the spine tingling show Horrorwood. Although I dont have a specific fear of clowns, Ive always been a Stephen King fan, and 'IT' definitely creeped me out and left an impression on my younger self.

Dead Lights
 As with a lot of the themed pieces I do, I like adding an interesting aspect to them, so with this piece I created a strobbing light up frame. Check it out in the video below.

Dead Lights FRAMED

Monday, October 14, 2013

Crazy for Cult presents: Say Hi to the Bad Guy

Gallery1988 is paying homage to the baddest of the bad with an extension of their Crazy for Cult show: Say Hi to the Bad Guy. The show opens October 18 and runs till November 9.  Make sure to check out the nasties!
I chose Judge Doom from one of my favorite all time movies "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?".  I cannot stress enough the amount of respect I have for this movie or how much it affected me as a kid. It still holds up remarkably well. A scene that I vividly remember creeping my skin was the squishing and then revelation of Doom as a toon. In that vein, I made the eyes 3d to emphasis the psycho factor.

'Doomed Toon' in progress

 "Doomed Toon"
this one was too funny not to post

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

G40 Art Summit

Once again ArtWhino is putting on their humungous G40 gathering of artists, this year in a 'transformed' church. The show runs from Sept 13 - Oct 6 and there are numerous events planned throughout which you can find out about HERE.

In staying with the idea of transformation, I found an old relic in my basement that had been slightly damaged, and turned it into a more devious art piece. 

"No More Head for You"

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Beer is Art: coaster show at La Luz

If yovue ever doodled on a coaster, or played with one at a bar, then you can appreciate the work in this show. La Luz de Jesus Gallery  brought together dozens of artists to decorate and embellish simple cardstock coasters into some really amazing art. Having a little bit of coaster experience previously, I was really excited to be invited to this show, and I came up with some 'eye puns' for it.

Show runs from Sept 2 - 29th.
Check out the art HERE

Cat Eyes

Dead Eyes

Eye Scream

Thursday, July 25, 2013

'Semiotic Weapons' show and print

 Arch Enemy Arts is excited to announce, Semiotic Weapons, a study of signs and symbolism by 11 artists who help define Philadelphia's new contemporary art scene.

The roster includes some the biggest names in Philly, NoseGo, Paul Romano, Michael Michael Motorcycle, Kukula, JoKa, Kat Gun, Heather Gargon, Robert Kraiza, Genevive Zacconi, Chris B. Murray, and David Seidman. Work covers a wide range of mediums from oils and acrylics, charcoal and graphite work, digital painting, sculpture, and tapestry, each piece representing the individual artist's exploration of signs, symbolism, and metaphor.

Also opening will be My Famine, a new collection of work by Scott Kirschner. Scott's work is evocative of old fairy tales; dark, magical, and full of hidden meaning. My Famine tells the story of his childhood, family, and upbringing, as is his largest and most cohesive collection of work to date.

The extra long show will run from July 12th through September 1st, kicking off with a free and open to the public reception on Friday July 12th, from 6-10 PM. A second evening event will also be held on First Friday, August 2nd.

 I will have a brand new print of 'Overcast with a chance of Doom' available for the show, which you can pick up at the gallery or online HERE.

Overcast with a chance of Doom
Check out an exclusive preview of the show on HI-FRUCTOSE or some pics from the opening HERE.