Tuesday, July 11, 2006

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.


Blogger Dagan Moriarty said...

Hey man,
This is gonna be a GREAT show... I'm very excited for it!
That really IS a mega-load of talent!
I don't know HOW our paths haven't crossed yet in NYC, but I really dig your work very much... kudos!
-Dagan M.


10:57 AM  
Blogger Jared Deal said...

hey dagan-
thanx! you should definitly stop through... it should be a good time. spread the word, bring some folks!

11:37 PM  
Blogger geenpool said...

damn...holy cow that's the mega list of inspiration and talent...will there be online versions...i'm a lowely seattle-ite and don't get to NY...well, ever...sigh...love your stuff by the way.

2:25 PM  
Blogger Jared Deal said...

i don't think the gallery has a website yet as they are pretty new. i'll make sure to take lots of pictures at the opening reception & post them for you guys that can't make it out. yeah, i'm super stoked about everyone involved. all these guys/gals are amazing, i admire each & every one of 'em. it'll be cool to see all of their stuff together in one room.

11:36 PM  
Blogger Martin Wittig said...

This is gonna ROCK!!:)

12:46 AM  
Blogger Mega said...

wow, thats a great list of talent there! Id love to see that in person! ...or even be a part of something as rad as this!

too bad im on the westcoast or id totally make a roadtrip on over to see it. hope theres pics!

2:08 PM  
Blogger JustMe said...

WOW! I saw Mark Ackland's post about this, and think it's the coolest idea!

I know I'm new and late, but...
...is it too late to submit work for submisson? I have a piece I know would be good with that theme.

I love the art on your blog, too! I plan to check out this show opening!

9:37 PM  
Blogger Todd Kauffman said...

wicked flier

8:06 AM  
Blogger Laura A. Dalesandro said...

Jared! Long time no see! That's sounds like a great art show. I am really happy things are going well for you! Next time I am in NYC I'll have to catch up the the animation gang.

9:09 PM  
Blogger :: smo :: said...

i'm totally freakin there!

9:53 AM  
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10:38 AM  
Blogger Clio said...

Awesome Jared! Thanks for your work in putting this together!

1:49 PM  
Blogger Jared Deal said...

thank you clio... & thanx again for your help w/ the flyer!!!

3:32 PM  
Blogger Schmiddy said...

Jared's the best Jerry...the best!

2:24 PM  
Blogger Andy J Smith illustration said...

crap! this is the stuff i miss about NYC... I really wish I'd be down there for that one! That sounds fun! Somebody please take pics and post on their blog!! I'd love to get involved with this kind of show! VERY cool! ENJOY IT!! TO EVERYONE WHO CAN ATTEND!

1:34 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

What's the rule on the Under 18 crowd? My birthday is in August, if I'm not allowed in because I'm too young I'll be sad.

10:27 PM  
Blogger Jared Deal said...

no restrictions on age bethi, so come on down.

1:03 PM  
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1:16 PM  
Blogger Rob said...

i was in the carnie skatedeck show with you @ maxwells and i just wanted to say i was very impressed with your stuff. nice work.

1:17 PM  
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