Like a garbage truck dropped from the Empire State Building, Gallery 1988's slams into New York City once again for the Super Bowl of pop culture shows – Crazy 4 Cult 7. Every year artists are given a specific list of classic Cult movies to choose from as their subject. Last year I chose Back To The Future, this year I wanted to paint something a little more unexpected.
As you may know, I'm no stranger to the Pee Wee universe so this year I chose Tim Burton's cult classic Pee Wee's Big Adventure and went with a character that only had 2 minutes of screen time but instantly engraved herself into pop cultures psyche for all time - I'm talking about everyones favorite late night ghost trucker Large Marge.
Original Gouache on Cold Press Board
15" x 20"
I was asked to take part in a gallery show dedicated to a forgotton tradition...the Saturday morning cartoon marathon. Saturday mornings were what I lived for as a kid. I would glue my butt to the coutch from 8 to noon every saturday morning and loved every second of it. The kids today have no idea what they missed out on.
This show takes place at Ltd. Gallery in Seattle on Friday, July 19th. at 307 E. Pike St. If you can make it out I highly recommend you do, it should be pretty fun.
I chose classic Hanna-Barbera as my theme. I will have these 6 paintings for sale at the show. All are one of a kind 11" x 14" acrylic on canvas and will sell for only $100 each.
For online sales please visit Ltd here
A few months ago I participated in a Martin Scorcese group show hosted by Spoke Art in a satelite NYC gallery.
The art for this show was off the chain incredible. I was honered to of been invited to contribute. The show was incredibly busy, with foot traffic packing the show the entire time. Here's a glimpse.
While I may be sold out there, a lot of great originals and prints are still available, head over and see what's available!
Huge thank yous to whoever bought my 2 paintings in the show. Drop me a line if you're reading this.
After three years, PLANET-PULP, for the first time is trading in its digital self for a phisical show hosted by our incredible friends at the Hero Complex Gallery in Los Angeles. I have been curating this show in one phase or another for the past 6 months and am incredibly excited and proud of what we've put together.
Unlike the traditional group pop culture show this show is exclusively comprised of PLANET-PULP Members. In all there are over 50 members contributing original paintings along with limited edition giclees and silkscreened prints to this show. There's even a ridicously cute Marquis sculpture.
RED is unique in setup, the theme I gave to the artists was this - anything you want but make red the primary focus. What we got in return is a unbelievable group show that is incredibly diverse in turnout. This show literally will have something for everyone as your favorites from TV, Movies, Comic Books and Literature are all represented here.
RED will have a limited engagement for two weeks at the gallery with online sales continuing on well past the show. So if you can't make it out to the big premier on July 5th in person you will at least be able to see and buy items on the Hero Complex Gallery website.
Thanks to all who have helped turn this into a reality, to Adam Smasher and Crew for the faith, and most importantly the Rogues of PLANET-PULP who have all helped me build something incredible. I'm quite proud to have you all along for our first of many shows together.
A recent painting I finished. Here are the un-retouched blacks scanned in and awaiting color. I should have the color version posted soon. Originally intended for the 3rd Annual Star Wars Show at Planet-Pulp, this now sits in my archive. And yes for less than a trip to Alderaan Han can be yours to hang in your own personal cantina. Contact me here.
Hey everyone, just wanted to real quick that PLANET-PULP just wrapped up another fantastic show - Star Trek. It wasn't our biggest show to date but I believe without a doubt that it contained some of the best artwork we've displayed to date. Beam on over and check it out!
Image courtesy of Paul Shipper
Ken and the fine folks at Spoke Art are throwing one of the most appropriate gallery shows NYC could ever ask for. SCORCESE.
If you're able to make it out don't miss it or visit the work online. I've seen most of it already and it's one of the best group shows I've ever been a part of. Certainly the most talented group of folks I could be neighbors with.
Complete Show info here
I will have 2 paintings in this show.
Scorcese and The Butcher
Both 12" x 16"
Framed - Signed