Thursday, August 21, 2008

PAINTING SHOW FRIDAY NIGHT!

The group show is called: "CRAZY 4 CULT 2: This Time it's Personal". Hosted by Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier (of Clerks fame) at GALLERY 1988, this Friday night, August 22nd, 7-11pm. Their info, address and directions are here.


"Pee Wee and His Dog Spec: Before the Curious Incident with the Bike"
Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas
24"x30"

...so the deal with this piece was we had to do something representing a "cult"-type movie(s) (list included)...being one to recognize most quote unquote "cult" movies are now widely accepted, thus no longer subversive, but rather welcomed into the mainstream consciousness--I attempted to make life hard on myself by sketching out a painting for one of the weirdest films I'd scene: "GUMMO". When I went to pop in my DVD to reference a specific scene (where he's eating spaghetti in the bath), I discovered the disc missing...(so whoEVER you are that's borrowed it, give it back! AND my copy of "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang"...Ian.) hahaha Anyhow, I then switched subject matter and began actually painting a scene I made up from Jim Jarmusch's "Deadman". Almost finished, I didn't think anyone would see my 'irony' of painting style vs. subject matter, so I scrapped that piece too. So what you see above is more or less my compromise plus an exercise in painting my cartoon/animation-style designs. Who knows, perhaps that irony will fall on deaf ears, no, wait, blind--oh, you know what I mean. Hope you make the show or visit their website *(and buy my piece!).

1 comment:

tiny picnic said...

VERY cool Andy... bet it looks even MORE amazing up close where you can see all the color under color and all the energy that went into each brush stroke.