“And I would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren’t for you meddling kids!”
– Every Scooby-Doo Villain Ever.
Recently contributed to two Exhibitions and I wanted to share. The first was the “Fake Theme Parks” show hosted by Gallery 1988. The artists were encouraged to select from fictitious theme parks from Pop-Culture. Everything from Pinocchio to Jurassic Park was on display in Los Angeles. I selected “Funland” from Scooby-Doo. Scooby and the gang were a huge part of my childhood and creative inspiration. From monsters to haunted mansions, I hopped on board the Mystery Machine each and every week. If you look at my webcomic, Monster Mondays, you can see my palettes are inspired by the hand-painted backgrounds from the show.
I was honored to have work alongside of Miranda Dressler, Kate Glasheen, Lawrence Hugh Burns and many, many others. You can see the work and make a purchase HERE.
ABOVE: My contribution to the “Fake Theme Parks” show entitled “Foul Play in Funland” after one of my favorite eps of Scooby Doo. Medium: Pen and Ink.
BELOW: Our “Forevvver” piece, part of the “Tenth Annual Jinxed Heart Show”. Melissa and I used acrylic paints on the wood heart that was provided.
The second exhibition, was a bit closer to home. My wife, Melissa Lomax, and I contributed to the “10th Annual Jinxed Heart Show” here in Philly. Some of the most talented people in the Keystone state had work on display. It was wonderful to collaborate with the misses on our pop-culture themed heart. We went back and forth on the word(s) we wanted to use to express our love and found inspiration from Squints and the gang from “The Sandlot”. It was also wonderful touching base with friends and seeing works by Steph Bomb, Tim Durning, Alex Eckman-Lawn, and Cait McCormack. Just to name a few of the more than 100 artists on display.
BELOW: A little slideshow of pics from the opening reception for the “Heart Show”.
Extremely excited to share a few more of the exhibitions I’ll be contributing to soon.
Stay tuned. Cheers!