Tuesday, July 16, 2013

They Made Me Do It

For Gallery 1988's forthcoming show, "We Made Them Do It" a group of artists were challenged with creating pieces based on bits of pulp culture that had never been given a tribute show of their own. You can read Gallery 1988's description of the show here.

I was one of the artists so challenged, and here are the two pieces that I did for the show:

These are the robots V.I.N.CENT and Old B.O.B. from the Disney movie The Black Hole (1979). Both are 3D cut paper collage. My original plan was to create an action piece that showcased ALL of the robots in the main corridor of the Cygnus with the black hole hanging in space above them in the background, but the odd shapes of the robots did not lend themselves to the necessary cropping which would have made the image dramatic while still showcasing their distinct look. Instead I just went with straight, detailed portraits. 

The Show opens on July 26th and runs through August 15th, 2013 at Gallery 1988 (West), 7308 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046. 

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