BRUCE WHITE “Walter White” acrylic on velvet 11 x 14 inches
The first Idiot box exhibit was hosted by Gallery 1988 way back in 2009. While they had already achieved quite a respectable level of success, by that point, it was that television-themed art show that officially put them on our radar, making us instant fans of Southern California’s premier pop-culture-centric art venue. G1988 have proven that they are never short on ideas and artists to consistently fill the schedule for their tandem of acclaimed Los Angeles galleries, but it was still surprising to realize that it took until just last year for them to finally revisit the Idiot Box concept, specifically. Fortunately, for those who are fans that missed the group show it in its absence, along with those who have missed it altogether, you’re not going to have to wait another 6 years before the next installment. Idiot Box 3 opens this Friday, May 13th at the G1988 West location on Melrose, bringing together another impressive selection of artists working in various disciplines — many of whom’s work we’ve become acquainted with through the gallery, over the years — to contribute nearly 200 different works paying tribute to the programs that have affected (and disaffected) so many of us during our lifetimes.
As always, it’s a completely different experience when you’re able to catch the art up close, so if you’re in the area, we definitely recommend trying to get yourself down there.
Check out a selection of preview images for the exhibit below the following event details…
Located in Seattle, Dead C is the founder/editor, as well as the principal writer and photographer, of Monster Fresh. Creating the site in 2007, he did so with a specific dream in mind. Unfortunately, being a muscle relaxer-fueled fever dream, it's hard to recall all of the details.
"I remember that my mom was there, but it wasn't actually her in the dream, it was actually 70s heart throb, Jan Michael Vincent. And everything took place here, in this room... but it wasn't actually here... it was different. The colors were washed out and, for some reason, there was a raccoon kicking it with us and it was wearing a holographic monocle."