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so much going on in this image.
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Earlier this year I got a call from Kevin Lyons to designed these cartoon characters for Umbro representing Two little league soccer teams one from Manchester the other from Brazil. I animated them with Devin Flynn and they came out pretty cool.
Curated by Joe Grillo and Laura Grant of Dearraindrop and Brandon Joyce
August 20 - September 20, 2010
OPENING FRIDAY AUGUST 20, 6-8 pm. Many of the artists will be in attendance.
+ Book release - Loyal #11 - Mutant Pop
The Image has a life of its own. A very real and insolent autonomy. There are images— and entire symbologies— that are as real and weird as our own mothers and fathers. They are not just copies of the world; but squiggly, faithful parts of the whole. A daimonic, demonic influence.
The image, the symbol, the icon— and the whole plane of pop-mythos— have power, dignity, and even a biology of sorts. Cartoons, afterall, have cells. Scrawls and sketches serve as little anatomies and dissections of the living image. And like human and animal life, the image can even experience a kind of image-death. Or an afterlife; a creepy kind of undeath as zombie symbols, afterimages, or free-floating spiritual beings.
Mutant Pop occurs whenever these symbols and symbologies outgrow their sources. When they take root and incubate in impressionable minds. When they turn weird and grow tails and even get worked into a full-blown mythos at the hands of the giddy. Happy, harmless spokes-things assume self-consciousness. Fleeting-or-forgotten cultural moments, like Max Headroom, like Count Duckula, like O.J. Simpson, live on and haunt us through an infectious and hysterical freak culture. And the life-feeling within these images will, at times, even take on mystic or animistic dimensions; as a way of seeing God in the television, so to speak. A new, though somewhat noisier, mythos.
For this, the inaugural show of LOYAL gallery’s new harborside space in Malmö, Sweden, we’ve gathered up fifty-some artists under the heading of Mutant Pop— many of them great influences on Dearraindrop— to display a sort of visual genealogy between older Pop-masters and their newer mutant progeny. Offered as more than just innocent fun or frivolity, this exhibition will underscore the very deep commitment to meaning-making running within the Pop-sensibility.
This is the premise; this is the show. Both of which will be wrapped up beautifully in a full-color book by the people at Loyal, and distributed as gospel among guardians of the Living Image.
Brandon Joyce, Philadelphia, PA
Ron Rege Jr.
Prophet Royal Robertson
Vu Thi Trang
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I see SP made a memorial post as well. I also only met Rem311 once back in 84 at Henrys I remembered him being a very cool writer (in 84 that was somewhat rare) I also took note of his R’s. When your name starts with a certain letter you tend to notices stuff like that. Yesterday for some reason I was looking at a Rem311 piece and hadn’t thought of him in years, later that night i was told he passed a way.
Here something Mone wrote about him in his memory
A local writer from my neighborhood passed unexpectedly this weekend. Alex “Rem 311” Farrow died of a massive heart attack Friday night at the age of 47. Growing up Rem 311 was one of my earliest recollections of graffiti. Him along with the TGF crew (Ozzie, Leroy 444, Vet, Scorp, War, etc) were the guys doing burners from the early to late 80’s all over my neighborhood where i grew up. I met Alex in 99 when he made his comeback. He was a really good dude. He lived close by my old crib, and would constantly come through to hang out. He was a very simple person. Dude had a big heart, and was never one to have any enemies or get caught up in drama.
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The summer of 2010, Darth Vader hold ups, heat waves, art openings, and some covers on Complex mag. Here are jpgs of the covers, in print the red on my cover is a bright fluorecent and Jose has Metalics so I’m looking forward to seeing them on the stands. I was really pleased to be teamed up with these guys because we are all friends which was a nice added bonus to hear when I was asked to do this. Thanks Noah Callahan Bever and Mark Ecko. Here is an additional jpeg of a slightly alternate version before we made the decision to make the type fluorecent, good idea Brent Rollins. I think I just gave shout outs.