LIVE WITH ANIMALS
O.K. guys, so here's the big news...
I will be curating a gallery show at the "Live With Animals" gallery (210 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. 11211). I plan to have a few pieces in the show myself. Joining me are some real heavyweights in the animation/illustration community. Not just New Yorkers in this one folks... we'll be displaying artists from both coasts & even a few of my good Canadian friends will be joining in the fun! Amazing talents including... Gabe Swarr, Rex Hackelberg, Anna Chambers, Deanna Marsigliese, Clio Chiang, Steve Lambe, Mark Ackland, Todd Kauffman, Joel Trussell, Bobby Chiu, Martin Wittig, Aaron Augenblick, Phil Rynda, Peter Browngardt, Danny Kimanyen, Randy Ramos (otherwise known as Ranny), Jamie Mason, Chris George, Tim Shankweiler, Eric Brown of "Shorties watchin Shorties" fame, Mark Pecoraro, Pat Pakula, Kevin Schmid, Kaori Hamura, Richard Mather, Rod Filbrandt, my carnival bud Garnet Syberg-Olsen of course, and a few others. It promises to be a pretty amazing show!
The show is titled "Shady Characters" & will pretty much be just an explosion of incredible character design!
Shady Characters are everywhere in every city & suburb. Whether it be the nutjob on the subway, or that weirdo guy w/ the front-butt at the office, shady characters always manage to find their way in to our every day lives. "Shady Characters" is simply a tribute to all of the creepers and tweakers, outcasts and outlaws, and freaks and geeks, we encounter daily. As much as they creep us out, they equally fascinate us... but don't make eye contact... you don't want to stare! It's Live With Animals mission to bring all of these weirdos in to one room at one time & put 'em on display for your viewing pleasure. Now you can feel free to stare as long as you want! And if one of these freakazoids tickles your fancy, for the right price, you may even be able to take him/her/it home with you! Some of the artists are already offering a sneak peek at their offerings for the show on their own blogs, check 'em out if you get a chance!
Opening reception will be held on Friday July 28th.