MAN-E-NEWS// Bunnywith Vintage Packaging from Alex Pardee x Retroband…

Created as part of the recent Bunnywith exhibition at Gallery 1988, Alex Pardee has collaborated with Retroband‘s Aaron Moreno for the release of Bunnywith Vinatge Packaging! Calling on Aaron’s amazing skills in presentation, the pair devised a custom bootleg Bunnywith using a number of different vintage 3.75″ action figures, giving the crazy looking piece a simpleContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// Bunnywith Vintage Packaging from Alex Pardee x Retroband…”

ARTWORK REVEAL// GROTY: new work from Casey Weldon @ Gallery 1988

With Casey Weldon’s Groty drawing to a close this weekend (December 24th), we’ve decided to take a look back at the art that made the show so special. Held at Gallery 1988’s Venice location, the exhibition featured a number of paintings and drawings, with iconic 80′s toys and their attached nostalgia a focal point for Casey’sContinue reading “ARTWORK REVEAL// GROTY: new work from Casey Weldon @ Gallery 1988”

GROTY: new work from Casey Weldon @ Gallery 1988

Opening this Thursday (December 8th) at Gallery 1988’s Venice location, “Groty” is the first solo show from artist/illustrator, Casey Weldon. A regular to Gallery 1988’s group exhibitions, Casey has prepared a collection of paintings for the show, using iconic 80’s toys and their attached nostalgia as a focal point for his work. Casey’s inspiration forContinue reading “GROTY: new work from Casey Weldon @ Gallery 1988”

‘Ghosts’ Group Art Show @ Gallery 1988

(Rex Crowle ‘AKA Rexbox’ “Ghosts N Tapestries”) Opening last Thursday (November 10th) at Gallery 1988’s Venice location, ‘Ghosts’ sees the collaboration of respected low-brow illustrators Scott Campbell, Olly Moss, Rexbox and Jon Klassen. Taking some of pop-cultures most cherished ghostly creations including Casper, Space Ghost, Ghostbusters and Beetlejuice, the quartet of artists have lovingly re-interpretedContinue reading “‘Ghosts’ Group Art Show @ Gallery 1988”

“Post More Bills” Group Art Show @ Gallery 1988: Artwork Reveal

Opening to a warm reception last Thursday (November 3rd), Gallery 1988 Melrose’s latest tribute show “Please Post Bills” pays homage to the many faces of legendary actor, Bill Murray. Featuring well over 100 paintings, drawings and sculptures, all of Murray’s best loved film and Saturday Night Live characters have been interpreted, including Peter Venkman, CarlContinue reading ““Post More Bills” Group Art Show @ Gallery 1988: Artwork Reveal”

“THE EVOLUTION WILL BE FABULOUS”- New Sculptures by Peter Gronquist

Closing tomorrow after a two week stint at Gallery 1988’s prestigious Venice location, the “Evolution Will Be Fabulous” exhibition showcases the latest work by hotly tipped Portland based painter and sculptor, Peter Gronquist. Visiting familiar themes, Gronquist presents a series of spectacularly grotesque sculptures, featuring his trademark blend of animal busts, weaponry, designer label referencesContinue reading ““THE EVOLUTION WILL BE FABULOUS”- New Sculptures by Peter Gronquist”

Alex Pardee and Skinner aka The Butcher Kings @ Gallery 1988 18+

Joining forces back in the late 90’s through a mutual love of cult pop culture, famed artists Alex Pardee and Skinner have recently opened the doors to their latest show at Gallery 1988, entitled ‘The Butcher Kings’. One of the Californian duos most anticipated exhibitions to date, ‘The Butcher Kings’ has been heralded as GalleryContinue reading “Alex Pardee and Skinner aka The Butcher Kings @ Gallery 1988 18+”

The Old School Video Game Art Show @Gallery 1988: Update

With Gallery 1988’s latest exhibition at it’s Venice location drawing ever closer, we’ve decided to give a quick preview of some of the Old School Video Game Art Show’s entered pieces. Opening next Friday (September 16th), the show is set to feature pixelated 8-bit tributes from over 100 artists including Luke Ryan, Kim Herbst, DeadlySweetPlushes,Continue reading “The Old School Video Game Art Show @Gallery 1988: Update”

Garbage Pail Kids @Gallery 1988: Update

Previewed last week here at the Tru:Teknology Files, Gallery 1988 have finally opened their doors for the highly anticipated Garbage Pail Kids exhibition. Featuring interpretations of the brand’s infamous first series, from the likes of Buff Monster and Rhys Cooper (both pictured), the exhibition has now been revealed on-line through the gallery’s web page, withContinue reading “Garbage Pail Kids @Gallery 1988: Update”