Wednesday, March 19, 2008

जाग मी विथ अ TOON

Gag Me With A Toon:: April 5th, 2008
Current mood: Fucking Excited

Amongst artists born in a certain period of time there is an affinity for the animated iconography of the 1980’s. In April Meltdown Gallery presents GAG ME WITH A TOON, a new works exhibition that will showcase the work of more than twenty creative souls who have been tainted with the neon fruit stripe of Morning in America. Utilizing everything from the saccharine funk of Strawberry Shortcake to the disciplined fashion fervor of the Baroness of Cobra these artists will explore the sketchy in-betweens of animated femininity. In the gallery we shall weigh the sins of Scrappy-Doo and balance them against the irreligious inclusion of Godzuki, Baby Plas and 7-Zark-7. A measure will be made of thunderous barbarians and thunderous cats and of friends both super and amazing. Be ye short and blue or bionic, a real he-man or just your average joe, you will find yourself transformed after having stood amongst the time-displaced art of these stellar talents.

gagme_postcard (104k image)

Jon Schnepp – Roman Dirge – Nathan Cabrera – Greg Craola Simkins – Chris Devious Gliebie – Matt Danner – Alex Pardee – Tomi Monstre – Kyle Ng – Jeff McMillian – Reginio Gonzales – Matt Bone – Gea* - Adam Hathorn – Jim Koch – Joe Benitez – Jonathan Wayshack – Steven Daily – Rygar – Gill – Jim Mahfood [Food One] – Mike Kelley – SPRFKR – Les Schettkoe

Steven Daily, Born in Riverside California, Steven Daily did a considerable amount of moving, between California and the American Mid-west, during his formative years. It was during these years that his passion for art was sparked and began to flourish like wildfire. After graduating from Bolsa Grande High School, he attended Riverside Community College, and later transferred to Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Unsatisfied with the schooling he had received, Steven took it upon himself to develop a style as individual to the world as he. Steven has done just that. Graffiti played an enormous role in his learning, teaching him patience as well as color theory and composition. In 1997, propelled by the advice of a former professor, and a meeting with a Disney executive, Steven concluded that the time had come to become serious about his career as an artist. Today, Steven’s work is extremely stylized, and his paintings are emotionally evocative. He has shown in numerous galleries nationwide. He has created a sizeable body of work. Mr. Daily is extremely busy these days lately being a children’s books illustrator also working on several exciting new projects, so you can expect to see much more from him in the immediate future.

Melt Gallery on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, California: Melt Gallery is located within Meltdown Comics, one of the most respected comic book stores in the world. Meltdown Comics/Melt Gallery is a key component in the cultural sphere of Los Angeles. Melt Gallery exhibits local and international established and emerging artists working in the mediums of graphic novel/comic art, designer toys, graffiti/aerosol painting, photography, illustration, and digital artwork.

Curated by Steven Daily
7:00 p.m. – 10 p.m.
7522 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90046