In the midst of all the grinding away for the upcoming PURGE show next week, I do have another 100 Drawings piece for your viewing pleasure.
“Inspiration” was a fun one, and went through quite a few different permutations before the final result. This echoes all the creative exploration I’ve been arms deep in lately, both for PURGE and other upcoming projects. Feels good to really explore different avenues and alternative ways of thinking about what I want to create. The best is when it can just flow, but you’ve also got to do your part to nurture that freedom. This piece is a good example of that going in a way where that happened organically. Hope you dig it! Enjoy.
Acrylic on paper. 7.5″ x 9.5″ (2013)
Number 90 of 100 Drawings.
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Super stoked to be part of the lineup for this awesome new show!
Gag Me With a Toon 5 is the fifth anniversary show of the original GMWAT at WWA Gallery and features several amazing artists’ take on cartoon characters. In their own words:
Rewind to the sugar highs of childhood Saturday mornings and “toon” in on May 4th to this year’s Gag Me with a Toon 5 presented by WWA Gallery and curated by artists Steven Daily and Tomi Monstre. This much-loved annual exhibit has artists re-imagining the cartoons of their youth and what results are some totally tubular recreations of iconic characters spanning the 1960s-1990s!
Throughout previous Gag Me with a Toon events, G.I. Joes, Ninja Turtles, Smurfs, Thundercats, The Jetsons, The Flintstones, Jem, Scooby Doo, The Super Friends and gobs more have starred in artistic interpretations fused with social commentary, pop-culture references, humor, satire and sex appeal.
Viewers will be hooked on the zany creations by over 30 Gag Me with a Toon 5 artists. In the past we’ve seen Wonder Woman and Superman drinking their troubles away, Scooby Doo with a gun to his head, and Smurf orgies: tune in to see this far-out exhibit that cannot be missed!
Open to the public, the gallery reception for Gag Me with a Toon 5 is from 7 – 10PM on Saturday, May 4th. The first 100 attendees opening night will receive a limited edition print. The exhibition will run until June 1st, 2013.
I chose Thundercats as my inspiration, with the iconic transformation of the Sword of Omens, wielded by the leader of the Thundercats: Lion-O. For those whom that made no sense whatsoever, you probably did not watch cartoons in the 80s. For those that understood, this show is for you! The show opens tomorrow night at WWA Gallery in Culver City and promises to be a total blast. For those interested in purchasing, the full show catalog can be found here. See you at the show! Enjoy!
Sight Beyond Sight
Acrylic & liquid acrylic ink on paper, mounted to wood panel and resined.
12″ x 9″ x 1.75″ (2013)