Since it’s humble beginnings as a self published zine in the 80s, BLAB! magazine has gone through a handful of changes and risen into a highly respected annual anthology of comics, as well as a vehicle of exposure for talents in the contemporary graphic design, illustration, printmaking, and associated art worlds. This year marks the 12th annual BLAB! SHOW group exhibit, which will be opening this Saturday, September 9th at the world famous Copro Gallery in Santa Monica, CA. Curated by Blab! founder, Monte Beauchamp, the exhibit will showcase works by many of the artists who have been featured in both his publication and/or the gallery, respectively. Among the over 4 dozen contributing artists are such Monster Fresh favorites as Victor Castillo; Charlie Immer; and, previous interviewee, David MacDowell.
In addition to being an already impressive assemblage of some of the new contemporary/pop-surrealist art world’s elite, this year’s exhibit “will feature a select cache of original drawings by Emil Ferris from her fictional graphic diary, My Favorite Things is Monsters.” Blab! will serve as Emil’s “first North American exhibition of Original art.” According to Deadline Hollywood, Sam Mendez (American Beauty, Road To Perdition) is in early talks to potentially direct a film adaptation of Ferris‘ critically acclaimed release, the rights to which were acquired earlier this year by Sony Pictures in a bidding war.
Here is a list of folks providing pieces for this event…
LIST OF CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS
Adrian Cox, Amandine Urruty, Amy Crehore, Bill Carman, Bob Eggleton, Brian Smith, Casey Weldon, Charlie Immer, Chie Yoshie, Chris Mars, Dan May, Dave MacDowell, Frank Forte, Glenn Barr, Greg Clarke, Gretchen Lewis, Hanna Jaeun, Jana Brike, Jason Limon, Jay Ferguson, Joe Sorren, Joe Vaux, John Brophy, Julia Haw, Ki Sung Koh, Lola Gil, Luke Chueh, Marc Burckhardt, Matthew Schommer, Naoto Hattori, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Nouar, Owen Smith, Peter Ferguson, Robert S Connett, Ryan Heshka, Scott Rohlfs, SHAG, Shark Toof, Tim O’Brien, Tom Bagshaw, Travis Louie, Victor Castillo, Vikram Madan, Yoko d’Holbachie,
Check out a selection of preview images below, after the following event details.
12th Annual Blab! Art Show
Saturday, September 9th, 2017
Copro Gallery –
Bergamot Station Arts Complex
2525 Michigan Ave , Unit T5
Santa Monica , CA 90404
Opening is all ages
Many artists will be in attendance
Emil Ferris will be signing copies of My Favorite Things is Monsters
Exhibit runs until Saturday, September 30th
Gallery hours: Wed. – Sat. 1 – 6pm
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/154180055166298/