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
...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!).