“Idiot Box” is back!
I was proud to be in the first “Idiot Box” show at Gallery1988 back in 2009, and I’m honored to be included again this time. The concept of the show is a huge collection of artwork created inspired by television’s guilty pleasures. The first show was amazing, hosted by none other than Dennis Haskins, aka Mr. Belding from Saved By The Bell. I even scored a pretty rad photo of me with him next to my piece “Latchkey.” There was quite a bit of press about the first show. This next one promises to be also pretty amazing (though alas, not hosted by Belding).
Achievement Unlocked: Belding approval from 2009.
For my piece for the show, I focused on a small rather obscure show that my wife and I dove into last year. “The Knick” is a gritty show about Dr. John Thackery and the Knickerbocker Hospital in turn of the century New York during a time of grisly medical experimentation as the methods for what we know as modern medicine came into the forefront. The show has a dreamlike quality, and the central figure of Thackery, played by Clive Owen, is mesmerizing. I wanted to do something for the show in a slightly different vein than my usual work. One minor plot point is that of Doctor Thackery being solicited to use his likeness to sell a snake oil cure all elixir. I wanted to convey what the advertising for that product might look like.
“Doctor Thackery’s Miraculous Cure-All” limited edition screenprint
Print size: 12″ x 18″ Limited edition of 75 one-color screenprint on natural cover stock.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. $40 each.
First ten in the edition hand embellished for a weathered look done in ink wash, $50 each.
First in the edition (#1) mounted to wood and sealed with resin, $350.
Contact Gallery 1988 for purchase inquiries: gallery1988west (at) gmail.com
This was a super fun piece to make but was intensely grueling due to all the painstaking detail. One of few pieces done completely digitally, many many hours were poured into this pice to try and make it as intricate as possible. For the release, I have made a one color screenprint, with a rich sepia brown on a natural off-white cover stock. The first ten in the edition of 75 have been hand-embellished with thin washes of ink to give an extra weathered look, as of a vintage poster from the turn of the century. The very first print has been mounted to a handmade cradled wood panel and coated with a flood of resin in my signature style.
#1-10 hand embellished for weathered look.
Number one is mounted to a cradled panel and resined.
I hope to see you at the show, I will be in attendance tomorrow night at the Gallery1988 West location (7308 Melrose Ave in Los Angeles). Doors open at 7PM. See you there!
each print will be signed and numbered in special custom fields built into the design.