After months of working on these guys, I’m happy to be able to premiere them finally. Here are the 9 silhouettes I created for the Burton Show. I picked 9 because when split by 3, I was able to pick 3 from each decade of the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s. Wish I could have said I planned that but it was a happy accident. Come see them in person on display at the show. Opens Saturday night at the Rothick Art Haus in Anaheim CA.
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Happy April Fools! You may have seen a Tim Burton Mary Poppins movie poster floating around the interwebs this past week. Well, I hate to break it to you but it’s fake. I sincerely hope you knew that already. We wanted to make a big deal about the announcement for our next show coming up in November, “The Burton Show”. And I think with this poster we succeeded at getting your attention. The damn thing went as viral as one could hope. For example visit Inside the Magic, the comments are all very entertaining. This upcoming, unofficial, non-affiliated tribute show will feature pop art inspired by the many films of Tim Burton. Look for new artwork based on movies like Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Beetlejuice, Batman, Edward Scissorhands and of course The Nightmare Before Christmas. This show is a chance for artists who are also big fans of Tim Burton to celebrate the creepy goodness of his entire career. We plan on having about 75 artists be a part of this one. If you are interested in participating in this show, you can email us at POPzillaGallery@gmail.com. Please be sure to mention “The Burton Show” in the subject. And please supply us with some samples of your art, as we want to make sure all art featured in the show is a good fit.
The “POPcade” Video Game Show (Opening May 10th), as well as “The Burton Show”(November 2014), will take place at the Rothick Art Haus in Anaheim California. Hope to see you at both shows. And as always feel free to show up in costume to each. We’ll make it worth your while. WINK.
Well, It’s here. Today is June 1st. Tonight will be my very first solo art show. I knew I wanted to do a solo show and I am glad it worked out that my first one is this fun of a theme. Why “DUOS” you ask? I’ll tell ya. It’s the “buddy” thing. It’s how much fun it is when you have a better half to get into shinanagans with. And even more fun to watch in movies, tv, theater, etc. It’s the way they bounce off each other. And how you sometimes think one is your favorite, and for some reason the next time you watch the movie, it’s the other one. I guess it depends on the mood. Sometimes Harry Dunn is funnier than Lloyd Christmas. It happens.
So obviously there is an entire universe of Duos to pick from. So I had the awesome challenge to narrow it down to my favorites. Once the theme was decided, it was my personal goal to produce 100 Duos to display in the show. Well, I’ll be the first one to tell you I failed. I had abut half that. Then I hit a lull, I had about a few weeks left and wasn’t sure who to do as the last min additions. After nerding our with a few of my friends about who the MUST HAVES are, that lit a fire under my ass and I sprinted towards the finish line with a whopping 69 Duos. For some reason, it just seemed like a fun number to showcase.
This process included the people around me throwing in their ideas about who I need to have. As good and as helpful as those ideas were, most did not meet my qualifications on ‘WHAT IS A DUO?”. To me, it’s more of what a Duo is not. If there the main thing that makes them a Duo is because they are in a relationship, that is NOT a duo. Sorry Ricky & Lucy Ricardo. And if the 2 are arch nemeses or they hate each other, but are always seen together, they aren’t a Duo either. Â But for example, Brennan and Dale from Stepbrothers hate each other, but the movie ends when they are friends. So it passes my strict demands. Another thing I had to deal with to narrow it dow was that if there was more than 2. For example, I couldn’t just pick John Lennon & Paul McCartney. I wouldn’t do that to George and Ringo. Another example of that is Ghostbusters. I had to represent it somehow, and luckily there were 2 characters from the film that would make a great Duo. Gatekeeper and Keymaster. (Lewis & Dana). And in the case of Harry Potter. I’d love to do Harry and Ron, but the hell I would break up that threesome with Hermione. I looked for things like that to make sure my requiremets were met. And don’t be surprised if someday I decide to add some more to this set. No reason not to. And if this show is a hit, a trio show might be in the cards. Lots of good trios out there as well. It’s friggin endless.
You still with me? OK then. Let’s see some art. Hope you like it. If you get a chance, head on down to the F+ Gallery in Santa Ana California. The show runs until early July. But it’s all about opening night, hope to see you there. Here is some important info for the pieces themselves. I only have 1 limited edition print per Duo for sale night of. First come first serve, starting at 7pm. Once that sells it is only available on the website. Thanks to Amy and Micah from F+ for helping me out with getting this show on it’s feet and giving it a great home. Going to kick ass.
I just realized I didn’t put this video from BTTF.com on the site yet. It’s pretty outstanding.Â Thanks again Steve, it was great meeting you.
May 5th at first seemed so far away, but it came and went. The whole night seemed like it was about 10 minutes long. Thanks to everyone who made the long haul up to Venice. Thanks to Oscar for grabbing the folks from BTTF.com to get me an interview. Thanks to Steve Czarnecki for hooking it up on the BTTF website. It was awesome to finally meet the curator Joseph, AKA Chogrin, thanks for letting me a part of 3B, I keep wondering what 3 movies could be done next year. I really hope to do more shows with him and the talented group at the Autumn Society. I got asked to be a part of their next show “Shell Shock”, in Philadelphia. It’s themed to the one and only TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES. Ain’t nothing wrong with that. I’ve wanted to be in a Gallery 1988 show since I first checked it out at the 2nd Crazy For Cult on Melrose in 2008. I hope this is the first of many more shows like this for me. They always have the best collection of Pop Artists, each with their own style and vibe. I love everything about it. A truly, most excellent evening.
It was going to be hard to top a show like last years’s 3G. ( Ghostbusters, Gremlins & Goonies ) As a fan of all 3 of those movies and a fan of Gallery 1988 this show was a blast and a real inspiration for me to crank out some art in the following year. So the second I heard about this years 3B show I got a little excited, not just because I’m a huge fan of Back to the Future, Bill & Ted’s and Beetlejuice, but because i knew i needed to be a part of this. Luckily The Autumn Society thought so too. I am so stoked to be a part of 3B. I really hope everyone gets out to Venice to check out the all the art that these people brought together. If you can’t wait until May 5th to check out a sneak peak of some of the artwork that will be on display, hop in you virtual DeLorean and/or phone booth and check out The Autumn Society‘s website.
As for my art in the 3B show, I went the pin up route. Why not, right? I hope you like them. The first one featured Jennifer, Marty’s girlfriend from the original Back to the Future. Not that I dislike Elizabeth Shue, but I just think the first one was hotter. I call this painting “Oh La La”.
The 2nd entry was for someone a little random but very memorable. It’s a diptych of our friend who was cut in half from what I have to assume was a magician’s saw trick gone bad. I call my Beetlejuice entry “Hack Job”.
And as for my “Bill & Ted’s” entry, I have this double pin up of the two princesses from the Renaissance period that Rufus brought back to our most excellent heroes. I was playing with the idea of what would life for these two hotties be like if they got to live in San Dimas in the 80’s. But the part about this painting that I had a really good time with just was the icons for each of the fellow time travelers along the boarder.
After checking out just some of the kick ass entries that the other artists have turned in, I am convinced this show will blow people away. Even more so if you kinda like these 3 flicks. And if you love these 3 flicks like I do, then it is certainly not to be missed. I’m really excited and proud to part of such a talented group. Thanks to those who let me be a part of it. See you in Venice!!!
For info on how to get there check out this link.
Yea, I said it. This may be a little random for some, but if you have seen Beetlejuice in the past couple of decades, you may remember that babe sitting on the couch waiting politely for her turn to talk to her afterlife case worker. Here is a pin up styled painting of our nameless friend. My guess she is a magicians assistant and the ol’ saw trick didn’t go as planned. Of course she doesn’t dress this skanky for her show, but I took some liberties with her outfit. But it was Stolle’s idea to make it on 2 canvases. Thanks for that, it kinda made the piece for me. And in case you don’t know there is an awesome art show coming up in May at Gallery 1988 Venice. The 3B show. ( Back to the Future, Beetlejuice & Bill & Ted’s ) But more on that later.