Posts Tagged ‘gallery 1988’

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Not Penny’s Boat

April 25, 2013

For Gallery 1988‘s upcoming “The Official Bad Robot Experience”, they asked artists to contribute work inspired by the films and television shows produced by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions. I have to admit I was a pretty big LOST nerd; it was probably the last show I ever watched when it actually aired each week. I chose to illustrate what many fans would agree is probably the most heart-wrenching scene in the entire six years of the series. If you haven’t watched the show, I won’t say anymore as to not spoil it entirely.

Not Penny's Boat

Not Penny’s Boat
Giclee print on canvas  •  19.75″ x 9″  •  S/N Edition of 25

Not Penny's Boat

Not Penny's Boat

The Official Bad Robot Art Experience
April 26 – May 18, 2013

Opening Reception: Friday, April 26th, 7-10PM

Gallery 1988 West
7308 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Hours: Wed – Sun: 11AM – 6PM
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
(323)937-7088

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Pixelated Picasso

September 29, 2010

I recently did an interview with EGM[i] Magazine to coincide with The Autumn Society’s “The 3G Show” at Gallery 1988. You can read it here.

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The 3G Show

August 17, 2010

The Autumn Society is teaming up with Gallery 1988 to bring you “The 3G Show”, an exhibition of work inspired by 3 of the raddest films from the eighties: The Goonies, Gremlins, and Ghostbusters. You can get a preview of some of the work here, and check out my pieces below.

I wanted to pick a pivotal moment in each film, a scene where one of the characters makes a crucial discovery (or error).

In Ghostbusters, I always wondered what would have gone down had ghostbuster Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) answered “Yes!” to Gozer’s inquiry “Are you a god?” Would he have averted Stay-Puft peril? Sadly, we will never know.


“You Say Yes”
17″ x 11″ giclee print on canvas
S/N edition of 25

In The Goonies, I often wondered what Sloth and Chunk were doing right before they swoop in to save the rest of the Goonies from the Fratellis. Were they spying from afar? Was seeing his mother make a pre-pubescent girl walk the plank at sword-point the impetus he needed to rebel against his own flesh and blood? Or had he simply watched too many Errol Flynn movies while chained up in the basement of their hideout?

“You Wanna Play Pirate?”
17″ x 11″ giclee print on canvas
S/N edition of 25

I’ve probably watched the film Gremlins at least two dozen times, but it was only upon my most recent viewing that I realized that Billy’s girlfriend Kate is probably the most successful survivor of the film. Sure, Billy racks up the highest body count, but only because he [SPOILER ALERT] blows up the town movie theater. Even Billy’s mom kills more Gremlins in hand-to-claw combat in one of the most unforgettable mother-kicking-ass scenes of all time. But the fact that Kate survives who knows how many hours behind the bar at Dorry’s Tavern with barely a scratch and discovers (without any knowledge of Mogwai and Gremlin lore) that bright light is their weakness, and uses a Polaroid camera to escape to safety, is a testament to how much of a badass she is.

“Last Call”
24″ x 11″ giclee print on canvas
S/N edition of 25

The 3G Show
Opening reception Friday, Sept 3rd 2010, 7-10pm
Gallery 1988
7020 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Limited edition giclee prints can be purchased through the gallery or my online shop.

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Under the Influence – Masters of the Universe

December 14, 2009

Shown above is my piece for Gallery 1988‘s upcoming “Under the Influence: Masters of the Universe” show. Titled “Battle Bones”, it is a giclee print on canvas edition of 20, and 1/20 will come in this green hand-painted frame.
As a product of the eighties, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe was a big part of my childhood, so I was super excited to be a part of this show. One thing I love about the characters is that they are so iconic and colorful that they can be reduced to very few pixels and still read.
I’ll post more once the gallery releases info about the show, but look for the opening to fall in the first week of January 2010.

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Saved By The Bell: The Columbine Years

March 7, 2009

Saved by the Bell

I’m probably going to hell for this piece, but I just couldn’t resist. Jensen from Gallery 1988 was kind enough to invite me to participate in the gallery’s upcoming Idiot Box show. The theme of this exhibition is television’s guilty pleasures, shows so bad they’re good. Dennis “Mr. Belding” Haskins is hosting the show, so Jensen requested I do a SBTB piece. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Los Angeles (Part IV) – Crazy 4 Cult 2

September 2, 2008

Friday, August 22nd was the second annual Crazy 4 Cult show at Gallery 1988. 2Cent’s drippy stencil icons greeted the line of attendees that stretched several blocks around the corner. Here’s a pic of me with my pieces, for a better look at the details check out this earlier post. If you’re interested in purchasing the piece, or any other prints or available work from the show, email gallery1988@aol.com.

There’s plenty of blogs out there where you can see all the work in the show or pics from the opening, so I’m just gonna rep a few locals and share a few celeb pics that I found. VIMBY video footage here. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Crazy 4 Cult

August 10, 2008

Here are two pieces I did for Gallery 1988‘s Crazy 4 Cult show based on the movie Office Space. The opening is Friday, August 22nd from 7-11pm. Kevin Smith is hosting it, and last year’s show drew a lot of celebs, including Samuel L. “Muthafucking Snakes” Jackson. I’m flying out to LA for the opening, so stop by and say hi!