The megatalented Jared Deal invted me to be a part of this incredible show in Brooklyn. Here’s what Cartoon Brew said about the event recently…
“Shady Characters” is an art show that opens Friday, July 28th, at the ‘Live with Animals’ Gallery (210 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211; entrance to the gallery on Metropolitan). Opening reception is from 6-9pm. The show, curated by Jared Deal, is “simply a tribute to all of the creepers and tweakers, outcasts and outlaws, and freaks and geeks, we encounter daily.” Participating artists include Deanna Marsigliese, Clio Chiang, Steve Lambe, Gabe Swarr, Rex Hackelberg, Anna Chambers, Mark Ackland, Todd Kauffman, Joel Trussell, Bobby Chiu, Martin Wittig, Aaron Augenblick, Phil Rynda, Peter Browngardt, Danny Kimanyen, Randy Ramos, Garnet Syberg-Olsen, Jamie Mason, Chris George, Eric Nocella, Dino Alberto, Jason Levesque, Tim Shankweiler, Eric Brown, Mark Pecoraro, Pat Pakula, Kevin Schmid, Kaori Hamura, Richard Mather, Rod Filbrandt, and Deal himself. Stay tuned to Jared’s blog for additional details.
I ended up doing an acyrlic piece which is always the most difficult for me. There’s some terrible tangents that formed and there’s some things I still feel weird about but it’s done and on its way.
LA was nothing short of phenomenal. Thanks to everyone for making it such a excellent experience. I met a ton of supertalents that inspire me everyday.
Last week I also had the opportunity to participate in an art show for Family Guy in Manhattan. The original title was “Keeblerquest” but I think due to copyrights “Cookiequest” was used instead. The painting is pretty reminiscent of one my past pieces, but somehow it felt right. Traditional work is always intimidating but fun to work with. This was the biggest gouache piece I’d ever worked on.
Anyhow, enough blabbing from me. I got a pile of stuff to work on now.