I was hesitant when I was asked to be part of this show. Partly because I am alittle busy at the moment, and also because I’ve never dealt with interpreting entire movies into artwork.
Gallery 1988 has a new location at Venice, CA and asked the Autumn Society members to submit work for their show called “3 B’s”. From the three movies (Bill and Ted’s excellent adventure, Beetle Juice, and Back to the future), I choose to not paint any figures. Instead I seriously thought about what each movie had in common with one another. I’ve found that they all dealt with using something to transport themselves somewhere. Beetle juice was tricky, but after watching the movie again, I found that it was interesting/kinda funny that, if you were a ghost haunting a house and if you left out the door, you would fall onto the sand dunes of Saturn. Who would of knew!
Because these are for gallery and not illustration, it gave me a chance to also paint alittle looser than I normally would and be alittle more abstract as well.
“Bill and Ted’s excellent adventure” 9"x12" Acrylic+Ink on paper mounted to board.
“Beetle Juice” 9"x12" Acrylic+Ink on paper mounted to board.
“Back to the Future” 9"x12" Acrylic+Ink on paper mounted to board.
Big thanks to Joe Game of the Autumn Society and Katie Cromwell at Gallery 1988 Venice, for setting up the show and inviting me to be apart of it.
The show’s reception is on May 5th.