Fight scenes and dreams.
We’re gearing up for our ten-year anniversary, which is actually this week! Keep in mind, 10 years on Melrose, is like 100 years on other streets. We were recently told the average length of time for a business on Melrose is about 14 months - so don’t mind us if we have a beer at the opening. Speaking of - if you plan on attending the opening reception for our 10 year anniversary show this FRIDAY NIGHT at G1988 (West) - RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. That’s the only way you can get in! It’s an alcohol thing.
For Friday night, we’ve invited back some of our favorite artists from the past ten years to create pieces that subtly involve the pop culture elements our gallery has become synonymous with over the past decade. We figure it’s a good time to scale it back a little, but still have pieces where you have to study to figure out it’s inspiration. And what we’ve seen so far is incredible.….
We can not THANK these artists enough. Not only for participating in our anniversary show, but for just being with us and supporting our business.
When we opened ten years ago, there were no pop culture art galleries, which we understand is hard to imagine now. When we did our LOST poster campaign, nothing like that had ever existed before. These were uncharted territories and it all could’ve crashed at any moment. But these artists were loyal, professional and excited - and knocked it out of the park time after time. We’re literally only as good as the art we hang - and after ten years, it’s safe to say - the artists are very good.
Join us this Friday night as we celebrate 10 years as the world’s first pop culture art gallery, this time in a slightly muted voice. 7-10 PM at 7308 Melrose Ave.
Hi everyone! I am thrilled to announce that I got to participate in Gallery 1988’s 10 Year Anniversary show! I wish I could be there (alas, representing from the east coast), but if you are in the area do stop by and check out the art!
Of a Kind 2014.
Ink and watercolor.
Things are quiet around here, I know. Got some nasty nerve damage in my arm and neck. Attempting to deal with it.
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"What if spider man shot his web like an actual spider? Like…out of his butt." —My friend Brandon
And thus, my morning warm-up sketch was decided.
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Excited to see my work next to a bunch of other sweet work!
Inkbrush on arches, because I found a pad of nice paper behind some old frames and had to play with it immediately.
Some quick Ginny fanart from Pretty Deadly, which you should all check out and pick up at your local comic shop if you get a chance. I can’t even tell you how phenomenal it is to have the print versions in front of me— if you can get your hands on them, trust me, do it!
Got a new sketchbook recently.
This resulted in me filling up the first 10 pages in a day or so and having to ransack my room for brush pen refills (I found 3 in an “emergency bag” that had band-aids, a bandana, a googly eye, and an extra earring. Priorities.
Some more character sketches from Drink n’ Draw. Fun hair and turtlenecks and a bustleskirt with a slit dragon-cane combo!
Yesterday I learned that the only place that I could find nearby suitable to sit down with a sketchbook and work was a bubble tea shop. So I got some bubble tea and drew Bernini sculptures to Nicki Minaj.
This is why there “beez in the trap” is written somewhere on one of the pages.
Drawing some birds, because they are structurally fascinating. Did you know that David Attenborough’s Life of Birds is on netflix? Did you know that you can hear a bird mimic a camera shutter on it? Did you know that albatross are the actual worst at landing from flight, and watching them faceplant from the skies is a thing of beauty?
Finished work early, went to the library to swoon at Winslow Homer’s paintings of people looking gruff and winsome in nature, orange-on-blue.
Also, unamused female FBI investigators with some side fluff action going on.