If you aren’t too busy this Saturday night, you should stop by Gallery 27 (1833 S. Halsted from 6 till 10) down in Pilsen for their inaugural show. I’ll be there! Probably tipsy and wearing a tie!
The show is called Futura and its focusing on the work of that king of quirk, Wes Anderson. I had already done a Wes Anderson piece a few years back and I felt strange about repeating myself so I went for a whole separate approach. Instead of settling on a more obvious painting of Steve Zissou, I went for the Wes Anderson camera shot, that over the shoulder look at some found object that we would otherwise gloss over. It something that I try and stress in my own comics work, probably because of Wes Anderson, that feeling of holding a special object (see In The Parlor Room). So I rigged up this cardboard sculpture, manufactured little slides made of cut up gouache paintings (depicting a scene from each of his movies) that you actually interact with as you look through the length of the sculpture, looking over the shoulder at each of the little scenes.