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Are Your Wallets Ready For Gallery 1988’s Joss Whedon Art Tribute Show?

Joss Whedon is the king of cult t.v. His shows have trailblazed their way across genres and demographics, creating characters you can identify with despite their fantastical situations and environments. Not to do the bloke a disservice, his movies have been bloody great, too!

This is something that those pop culture art pioneers at Gallery 1988 obviously understand as their latest show is dedicated solely to the work by the great man himself. “A Joss Whedon Art Tribute” opens this Friday, September the 5th, at G1988 (West), 7-10 PM. Read on for more info and a few previews!

 

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Jeff Boyes Presents ‘The Art Of Character’ For Gallery1988

This Friday Gallery1988 is proud to open “The Art of Character,” a new solo show from artist Jeff Boyes. Over the past 10 years Jeff has developed an illustration style that shows his heritage in lino-cuts and screen prints with his prints having a lot of similar line-work to lino-cut prints but with the bright bold colours of a screen print.

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Strange Kids Club To Release An Awesome New T-Shirt Inspired By New Yorks Finest Paranormal investigating, Spook-Bothering Scientists By Matthew Doyle

Those cosmonauts of pop culture nostalgia, Strange Kids Club, are proud to reveal the first of two limited edition apparel designs inspired by cinematic milestones from the 1980s. Showcasing custom graphics that playfully capture each film in a distinctly offbeat manner, the first t-shirt design, Something Strangefeatures the work of Matthew “Raw Meat” Doyle and will be available for pre-order beginning June 5 at 10:00am CST through June 13th via the Strange Kids Club Online Store.

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Something strange T-Shirt

With the timed release running until Friday June the 13th, their is plenty of time to get your hands on this wonderfully fun t-shirt which will be printed on 100% cotton Gildan shirts (unisex) and will cost $23.

“We’re really excited to be partnering with two very dynamic artists for what is essentially our first clothing line release,” says Strange Kids Club Editor-in-Chief Rondal Scott. “More than that we get to celebrate, in our own unique way, a pair of films that continue to inspire an entire generation of fans.”
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So, if you are fan of a certain band of ghoul bustin’ New Yorkers, you may want to head over to the Strange Kids Club Online Store from Thursday June the 5th. Make sure you follow the guys over on Twitter and Facebook and check out some other cool items you can pick yourself up on their store!

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Gallery1988 Celebrates The Book Launch Of “Movies R Fun” By Pixar Artist Josh Cooley In Style With A One Day Only Gallery Event

Gallery1988 are knocking it out of the park with their releases as of late, so it is of no real surprise that they are once again showcasing another amazing artist’s work. This time it is Pixar artist Josh Cooley’s turn in the spotlight. His new book Movies R Fun is a superb retelling of famous movies done in the style of old nursery rhyme and story books for children. You may have seen his prints floating around the internet for some time now on blogs and memes so it’s great that he can finally showcase his work through Gallery1988. The event which will be held at G1988 West in Los Angeles will showcase some of Josh pieces so if you can attend the opening on February the 22nd at 8-10pm you should scout on over there pronto. For further information click the link here.

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Alas if like me you cannot get to this event because you are predisposed (or live in another country!) then do not despair. His book goes on sale February 25th through Amazon.com  so we can all get a piece of the action.

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Gallery1988 also has a selection of Josh’s prints for sale and they are stunning. The style is so familiar because it is something that we have all grown up with but also his spin on it and some of the adult only movie moments he turns into children’s pieces really knock you out with their originality.

josh cooleys movies r fun book alien

$25.00 USD. Giclee print on archival velvet fine art paper. 11 x 8.5 inches signed, open edition.

josh cooleys movies r fun book blues brothers

$50.00 USD. Giclee print on velvet fine art paper. 19 x 13 inches signed and numbered edition of 100.

josh cooleys movies r fun book die hard

$50.00 USD. Giclee print on archival velvet fine art paper. 19 x 13 inches signed and numbered edition of 100.

josh cooleys movies r fun book donnie darko

$50.00 USD. Giclee print on archival velvet fine art paper. 19 x 13 inches signed and numbered edition of 100.

josh cooleys movies r fun book jaws

$50.00 USD. Giclee print on archival velvet fine art paper. 19 x 13 inches signed and numbered edition of 100.

josh cooleys movies r fun book mad max 2

$50.00 USD. Giclee print on archival velvet fine art paper. 19 x 13 inches signed and numbered edition of 100.

josh cooleys movies r fun book pans labrityth

$50.00 USD. Giclee print on archival velvet fine art paper. 19 x 13 inches signed and numbered edition of 100.

josh cooleys movies r fun book predator

$50.00 USD. Giclee print on archival velvet fine art paper. 19 x 13 inches signed and numbered edition of 100.

josh cooleys movies r fun book pulp fiction

$50.00 USD. Giclee print on archival velvet fine art paper. 19 x 13 inches signed and numbered edition of 100.

josh cooleys movies r fun book pyscho

$50.00 USD. Giclee print on archival velvet fine art paper. 19 x 13 inches signed and numbered edition of 100.

To keep up to date with all things Josh you can keep an eye on his blog here. I for one cannot wait for the book to come on sale and here is hoping it becomes a success and he can expand on the ideas he so expertly presented in the images above.

“WHOOOOOOOOO!!” Gallery 1988 And Bruce White Challenge You To ‘Velvet Mania’

O.K, so it has been a few years since I have paid much attention to the WWF (WWE?), so I’m glad the promo card from Gallery 1988 and Bruce White’s ‘Velvet Mania’ at least featured a star (character?) that I could reference. It seems quite fitting, and I’m sure deliberate, that Rick Flair was chosen to feature on the promo card for ‘Velvet Mania’, which opens March 7th and runs through to March 29th at Gallery 1988 . Not only does the title of the show make reference to wrestling, but Bruce White’s artwork itself is created on a velvety canvas.

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North Carolina based Tattoo artist and painter, Bruce White recently turned his artistic eye towards a medium quite unlike any that you will see day to day: black velvet.  With velvet giving his paintings a  visual contrast  that can’t be replicated by painting on any other surface, Bruce believes that Elvis and Jesus are not the only icons of the world worthy of being  immortalised on a velvety canvas and has chosen this medium to channel his admiration for many of pop culture’s most iconic characters. His work has included characters from Star Wars, Breaking Bad, Universal Monsters, A Clockwork Orange and Anchorman, and has previously produced work for gallery shows by Mondo, Spoke Art and Gallery 1988.

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“He’s No Good To Me Dead”

14′ x 18″

acrylic on velvet

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“Walter White”

11″ x 14″

acrylic on velvet

Crypt

“The Crypt Keeper”

14″ x 18″

acrylic on velvet

Part of the new group show Mondo Presents “It Didn’t Rot Our Brains” a tribute to Tales from the Crypt and EC Comics!

 

Ahead of ‘Velvet Mania’ launching at Gallery 1988 on March the 7th, be sure to check out Bruce White’s Facebook, Twitter and Website. You can also pick up a few velvety goodies from his Store.

Gallery 1988 Announce The First Solo Show From Cuddly Rigor Mortis; “I’m Not Hungry”

In late 2005, Kristen Tercek started started Cuddly Rigor Mortis, hand making plush dolls of her own  creation for inclusion in gallery shows by the likes of Gallery 1988 and Rivet Gallery. A couple of years later, Kristen felt the need to expand her set of characters and swapped her sewing machine for a paintbrush. No longer limited to plush designs, the range of Cuddly characters quickly grew to include food, pop culture, real and imaginary animals, and charming botanicals and as such, has had paintings  featured on top design and food blogs and exhibited in shows from Gallery 1988, artKitchen in Amsterdam to Gallery Nucleus in California to La Gaîté Lyrique museum in Paris.

In recognition of Cuddly Rigor Mortis’ beautiful work, Gallery 1988 with be hosting Cuddly Rigor Mortis’ first solo show ‘I’m Not Hungry’ opening Friday February 28th from 7-10 PM at G1988 East.

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It is easy to see why Gallery 1988 regard Cuddly Rigor Mortis as one of their favourite artists, balancing cute with the macabre, Cuddly Rigor Mortis certainly follow in Gallery 1988’s recent, and well received line of eclectic and unique galleries. Just head on over to Cuddly Rigor Mortis’ website to see some of  Kristen’s fantastic paintings which are typically original paintings produced using acrylic on maple panel. Cuddly Rigor Mortis’ show ‘I’m Not Hungry’ will feature a mixture of originals and prints.

Have a gander at some of our favourite pieces from Cuddly Rigor Mortis’ portfolio!

 

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“Jellyfishin’ With Gary”

11″ x 16″ original acrylic on maple

For Nautical Nonsense: A Tribute to Spongebob Squarepants with Gallery Nucleus and Nickelodeon

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“Cuddly Monkey and the Swan”

9″ x 10″ original acrylic on maple (based on the movie “Hot Fuzz”)

For The Official Edgar Wright Art Show at Gallery 1988 (West)

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“Kaapauku Life Day Portrait”

15″ x 11.25″ original acrylic on wood — SOLD

9″ x 12″ giclee prints still vailable in Cuddly Rigor Mortis’ Store

For A Saga in the Stars: A Tribute to a Galaxy Far, Far Away presented by Gallery Nucleus

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“Tasty”

5″ x 7″ x .75″ original acrylic on maple panel

Part of the “Intermission” Series

For more information on Gallery 1988’s “I’m Not Hungry”, a Cuddly Rigor Mortis Solo Show which opens Friday the 28th of February, head on over to Gallery 1988’s Facebook and Twitter. To keep up to date with Cuddly Rigor Mortis, check out their Website, Store, Twitter and Facebook