December 10, 2013

'Required Reading 2013' Art Show at Gallery 1988


If there is one thing I love perusing on the Internet it has to be all of the art shows that galleries around the country are having... specifically the pop culture themed shows that galleries are having. The fact that post the works on the Net means that no matter how far away the gallery may be and despite the fact that I don't get to see works in person I still have access to them. The themes of the shows may vary, but no matter what the pieces always excite me. Gallery 1988 is one of the bets in the biz... but even they are always looking to up the ante on a upcoming shows theme. So for one of their most recent shows, 'Required Reading 2013', they decided to get away from pop culture movies, TV and comics and delve into the world of classic literature. A bold and interesting move that I was sure would generate some killer pieces. The show is running at Gallery 1988 West from December 6th through the 22nd. You can buy prints of pieces by clicking here, and see my personal faves after the jump...



L'Horreur by Anthony Petrie - Inspired by Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

The Conch by Barry Blankenship - Inspired by Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Frankenstein by Chris Brake - Inspired by Frankenstein by Mary Shelly 

Always Winter But Never Xmas by Dave Perillo - Inspired by The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe by CS Lewis

Celsius 232 by Glen Brogan - Inspired by Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury 

Shadow Show by M. Fersner - Inspired by Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

Paradise Vendors Street Map of New Orleans by Mat Pringle - Inspired by Confederacy of Dunces by John Toole

Murders & Executions by Steve Courtney - Inspired by American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

Poo-Tee-Weet by Two Hands, Inc - Inspired by Slaughter House V by Kurt Vonnegut 
  

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