PREVIEW: IDIOT BOX 3 @ GALLERY 1988 [LA]

BRUCE WHITE “Walter White” acrylic on velvet 11 x 14 inches framed

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…

WHAT:

“IDIOT BOX 3”
artwork inspired by television

WHEN:

Opening:
Friday, May 13th, 2016

7pm-10pm

WHERE:

Gallery 1988 (West)
7308 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, Ca 90046

 

ADDITIONAL INFO:

Opening is ALL AGES w/NO COVER
Exhibit will be on view until May 28th.
The gallery is open from 11 – 6pm from Wednesday – Sunday.


JOHN ROZUM "Protector From Nebula M78" 3-D cut paper 31 x 16 inches

JOHN ROZUM
“Protector From Nebula M78”
3-D cut paper
31 x 16 inches

 

BENNETT SLATER "Be Somebody or Be Somebody's Fool" oil on wood 16 x 20 inches framed

BENNETT SLATER
“Be Somebody or Be Somebody’s Fool”
oil on wood
16 x 20 inches
framed

 

ANDREW SCAIFE "Zen, or the Skill to Catch a Killer" digital print on 300gsm matte board 16.5 x 11.7 inches signed and numbered, limited edition of 25

ANDREW SCAIFE
“Zen, or the Skill to Catch a Killer”
digital print on 300gsm matte board
16.5 x 11.7 inches
signed and numbered, limited edition of 25

 

JARED CIRCUSBEAR "The Banana Stand" wood, epoxy, and acrylic 3 x 5 inches

JARED CIRCUSBEAR
“The Banana Stand”
wood, epoxy, and acrylic
3 x 5 inches

 

JOSHUA ROMAN "Duke Silver aka Ron Swanson {redacted}" marker and spraypaint on paper 16 x 20 inches

JOSHUA ROMAN
“Duke Silver aka Ron Swanson {redacted}”
marker and spraypaint on paper
16 x 20 inches

 

JESSE RIGGLE "Happy Happy Joy Joy" acrylic 8 x 12 inches

JESSE RIGGLE
“Happy Happy Joy Joy”
acrylic
8 x 12 inches

 

NATALY MENJIVAR "The Golden Girls" digital print 11 x 13 inches signed and numbered, limited edition of 5

NATALY MENJIVAR
“The Golden Girls”
digital print
11 x 13 inches
signed and numbered, limited edition of 5

 

RONLEWHORN "OH… HELLO." screenprint, set of 2 11 x 14 inches each signed and numbered, limited edition of 40

RONLEWHORN
“OH… HELLO.”
screenprint, set of 2
11 x 14 inches each
signed and numbered, limited edition of 40

 

CHET PHILLIPS "You Unlock This Door With The Key of Imagination" giclee print 11 x 14 inches signed, open edition

CHET PHILLIPS
“You Unlock This Door With The Key of Imagination”
giclee print
11 x 14 inches
signed, open edition

 

Geoff Trapp "Slithe" mixed media 6 x 5 x 3 inches

Geoff Trapp
“Slithe”
mixed media
6 x 5 x 3 inches

 

DEREK EADS “AHS Tarot Card” digital print set – card with rounded corners set of 22 cards 4 x 6 inches each limited edition of 45

DEREK EADS
“AHS Tarot Card”
digital print set – card with rounded corners
set of 22 cards
4 x 6 inches each
limited edition of 45

 

Jeremy Pailler "Six Feet Under" ink on paper 16 x 20 inches

Jeremy Pailler
“Six Feet Under”
ink on paper
16 x 20 inches

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