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HelloGiggles & Gallery 1988 Present: Young Adult

Recently I’ve had to turn down quite a few awesome theme shows, in order to focus on my 2-person show in May.  But I just couldn’t pass up the upcoming all-girl show, a collaboration between HelloGiggles (founded by Zooey Deschanel, Sophia Rossi, & Molly McAleer) & Gallery 1988 entitled Young Adult.  The show is geared towards a younger female crowd, with all pieces based on various book series, including The Baby-Sitters Club, Nancy Drew, Sweet Valley High, and Goosebumps.

I spent my pre-teen summers reading literally all of these series, as far into them as my middle-school years would deem socially acceptable.  For my piece, I ultimately decided on Sweet Valley High, because at age 11, I had an older cousin who gave me over 30 of her old SVH books. Even though my mom told me they were too old for me, I read them anyways.. thinking I was reading a taboo, adult series of some kind.  Anyway, I loved them, and would constantly flip back to the covers as I read, checking out the hair styles and clothes they were wearing.

I wanted to do a piece that reinterpreted that famous, circular illustrated cover that usually portrayed Jessica & Elizabeth Wakefield in various dramatic poses.  It’s painted on a circular wood panel, with Flashe paint, and is sealed under a layer of resin.  The show opens in LA on February 2nd.

Jessica and Elizabeth

initial color sketch:

progress:

photo

invite for show:

Hitman Trilogy Art Book

I was honored to contribute an original piece for the Special Edition Hitman Trilogy art book, out this month with the Hitman HD Collection release.  Each artist was asked to reinterpret a specific scene from one of the first 3 games, mine being Agent 47′s failed clones.  I thought it might be fun to have the original 47 play his less-than-smart clones at poker, since he would probably end up winning every single hand.  Prints of the piece are available here for a limited time.

 

Press Paws

I’m more than thrilled to be a part of Press Paws, a charity art show taking place on February 9th, at Gallery Nucleus.  All proceeds from the silent auction will be donated to the ALL volunteer animal rescue, Whats Up Dog LA.  Each artist was asked to pick their favorite animal from a video game & create a piece based on it.. I chose a Spiny from Super Mario Bros, who I always found to be both cute, and sort of annoying.  :)

More info on the great event, and a chance to donate HERE.

Spiny Pet

13in x 8in

Flashe paint on wood, sealed in resin