Evoker is one of the participating artists and the co-curator of our upcoming group show, Hanna-Barbarians, opening Friday, April 19 from 6 – 9pm. Evoker’s work is characterized by bold, clean lines and he often pays tribute to the popular culture from his childhood, with nods to imagery from skateboarding, comics and Saturday morning cartoons. Here are some process shots of his work for this show. Captain Caveman is pretty easy to spot, but can you figure out who is resting on his shoulder (hint: it is from a recent cartoon that is on-air now)? To see the finished painting, come to the opening next Friday, April 19 at mph!
Smut Villain (aka Tim Sullivan) is one of the artists participating in the Hanna-Barbarians show opening on April 19 at mph. His work exudes the charm of vintage cartoons and this piece in particular references both Popeye and Don Martin of Mad Magazine fame. To see the entire work, make sure to attend the show’s opening on Friday, April 19 from 6 – 9pm at mph.
We announced our upcoming show, Hanna-Barbarians, yesterday, so now it is time to start rolling out the sneak previews! Today we’re featuring OBLVN’s work. This artist was a no-brainer choice for this show. With his iconic characters, and his use of classic cartoon references, OBLVN makes a perfect addition to Hanna-Barbarians. Here’s a sneak peek of his pieces in the show. You’ll have to come out to the opening on Friday, April 19 to see the full pieces. See you there!
On April 19 myplasticheart will celebrate the opening of Hanna-Barbarians, a group show featuring the work of over 20 artists from the U.S. and abroad. The show’s name is a tongue-in-cheek reference to its theme, with all artists creating pieces using elements from their favorite cartoons. This is a chance for these artists to showcase those cartoons that have influenced them throughout their careers, sometimes being critical elements in their development and interest in the arts. The show is curated by the Studio Miners, Evoker & Team Sweet, who find joy in documenting the wonderfully exciting world of artists, collectors and creatives of all kinds. This theme particularly appealed to the Studio Miners because in their travels and studio visits, they were always fascinated to see what imagery other artists surrounded themselves with to stimulate creativity.
The opening will take place on Friday, April 19 from 6 – 9pm and the show will run until May 17. In anticipation of the opening, we will feature several sneak peeks of art from the show on this blog. To sign up for our preview list contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Abe Lincoln Jr.
Opening night Friday, April 19
6:00PM – 9:00PM
Exhibition runs until May 17
210 Forsyth St.
Lower East Side
Alisa Ross, fiber artist extraordinaire, whose work was in the custom Fonzo show we had at mph earlier this year, is taking her work to a new level with this wearable plush art! I’ve been watching the progression unfold online and it is amazing to see this rabbit character (no doubt based on one of her husband, Scribe’s characters) come to life through foam and fabric. Alisa is a super talented artist and I can’t wait to see if this becomes a full costume.